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Shirin Towfiq is a conceptual artist of Iranian descent who works in textile, photography, installation, performance, and socially engaged art. Her work addresses cultural, communicative, and interpersonal relationships. Drawing from her experience as a second-generation immigrant, Towfiq recontextualizes commonly held ideas surrounding family, memory, comfort, and self-constructed identity.
In recent years, Towfiq presented a solo-exhibition at the Hill Street Country Club, Oceanside, CA and has been included in group exhibitions at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; SomArts, San Francisco; San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery; c3artspace, Melbourne, Australia. Shirin Towfiq has won various awards, such as the Murphy award in 2020, and the Curator’s Choice award from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2017. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art Practice from the University of California Berkeley in 2016 and a Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University in 2020.
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