Anahita Razmi is a Berlin-based artist of Iranian descent. Through the mediums of video, installation, new media and performance, Razmi’s work examines processes of cultural appropriation in which the meanings of existing images, artefacts and thus identities are altered by situating them in another temporal context.
She was part of the Stuart Hall Library Research Network programme entitled ‘Virtualities. She presented “New Eastenders: The Prequel” , a lecture performance which considered the launch and structure of a non-existent “coming to your living room soon” soap opera, and some of its possible and multi-referential preconditions.
Her works have been exhibited widely internationally and in numerous institutions like, Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2019), Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2018), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2016), the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany (2012) amongst others.
Razmi was the recipient of the Goethe at Lux Residency (2018), the Werkstattpreis of the Erich Hauser Foundation (2015), the MAKSchindler Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, Los Angeles (2013) and the The Emdash Award, Frieze Foundation (2011). Her work is included in several international collections like the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Museo Novecento, Florence and Davis Museum at Wellesley College, USA.
She studied at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Pratt Institute New York and State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart.