May 3, 2024 | 5:30pm - 6:30 pm

Art Across Boundaries with Sholeh Asgary

The Wende Museum is proud to support Stanford School of Medicine in presenting a new, collaborative guest speaker series entitled “Art Across Boundaries” which examines the overlap between visual arts and science and how the two areas can inspire and enrich each other. Join us online for a conversation with Sholeh Asgary.

Sholeh Asgary (b. 1982, Iran) is an interdisciplinary artist who researches how the auditory characteristics of a location reveal its underlying conditions and our relationship to place—echoing the near-perpetual movement across borders that characterized Asgary’s formative years. Situating the body as a site of knowledge, the work takes form as visual, sound, and collective processes. The resulting artworks implicate the viewer in mythological excavations that bridge large swathes of time and history through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, imaging, and voice. Featured in Art in America’s 2022 “New Talent Issue,” Asgary is a Bay Area Now 9 triennial artist at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a 2023 Artadia Finalist, and a Getty Pacific Standard Time (2024-25) exhibiting artist. Such institutions as Headlands Center for the Arts, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, The Lab, Kadist, and ARoS Kunstmuseum have supported her performance and interdisciplinary work. Asgary is a UCLA Art|Sci Collective member, serves on the Curatorial Council for Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and is a Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts.

Special thank you to Skip Victor for making this series possible.

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