The lecture begins with Sara Madandar's journey as an artist after immigrating to the United States—a common thread for those who experience dislocation/migration and culture shock. Madandar will share how she became a multi-disciplinary artist. Finally, she will discuss her recent collection, The Window, which is about the censorship here (United States) and there(Iran).

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Sara Madandar is an Iranian multi-disciplinary artist based in New Orleans. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in painting from the Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran. Through a range of media such as painting, video, installation, and performance—Madandar explores migration and the human experience of living in between cultures. Her work uses the aesthetics of language, clothing, and bodies to study the complexities of cross-cultural experiences from a unique perspective. In 2021, Madandar will be in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Some of her accolades include an award from the Texas Visual Artists Association (TVAA) and an award from the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) for an exhibition curated by Jessica Beck of the Andy Warhol museum. Sara’s work has been featured at Elga Wimmer PCC, New Orleans Museum of Art, Austin City Hall, New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, Elisabeth Ney Museum, and many others.

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