Azar Pajuhandeh

*1982 in Tehran/ Iran, lives and works in Berlin

My work is predominantly about norms and control. How the hegemonial norms affect the visibility of phenomena or the bodies.
For Example, a manipulation in an old family photo, taken in Iran at the 1970s; is the pen correction of the naked Knees a self‐regulation practice? Or an act of following the social norms about the ideals of women’s body? I am interested to trace the control in consequence of the sense of shame.

Researching visual details of a photograph or structures of tree forming is a way for me to analyse the norms that govern the structure of social events. I reconstruct unseen impacts and open them up for interpretations, to make new situations, which are also ambivalent.

As an artist I am questioning, how is the aesthetics of an established social norm connected to the social desirables and which undesirable elements are hidden from the public or private space of representation. I find my themes looking at the daily things and phenomenas around me.
My used techniques and materials need mostly to be seen from different distances, like blow up, imprint on cardboard or drawings. So my multi-piece installations are based on leading the eye on the details between the poles of visible and invisible.



2015-16 Meisterschülerin by Dr. Johanna Schaffer und Bjoern Melhus, Art school Kassel, Germany

2010-2015 MFA (Künstlerischer Abschluss) in Fine Arts, Art school Kassel, Germany

2004 BA in Product Design, University of Arts, Tehran, Iran



2017, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin

2015 DAAD Grant for final project from Kassel University

2013 Study Grant from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung



2018 Re-set, tête, Berlin

2018 Works of Azar Pajuhandeh, Sonntag Berlin, Berlin

2017 Goldrausch 2017, Studio 1 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2017 Fit Frame to Content, Urlaub projects, Berlin

2017 Ortstermin 17 Kunstfestival/Protest, Mies van der Rohe Pavillon, Berlin

2016 Peace on paper second Biennale of Iran’s Contemporary Art, Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan

2016 Only Visitor Exhibition, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

2015 Examen 15, Documenta Halle, Kassel

2014 Small Canvases, Aria art Gallery, Tehran

2013 Reise zum großen Attraktor, Interim, Kassel

2012 Ante up, Bayer Kulturhaus, Leverkusen

2009 Negah, Aria art Gallery, Tehran

2008 Atelier Pezeshkian, Iranian Artist ́s Forum, Tehran





Supported by Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt


Photos:  ©Eric Tschernow, ©Maja Wirkus, ©Olga Holzschuh, ©Denis Bury, ©Azar Pajuhandeh, ©Friedhelm Hoffmann


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