An image of an art installation comprised of a patterned rug and hanging microphone.

Sholeh Asgary, "Qanat," 2018; microphone, speaker, transducer, carpet, interactive sound installation; approx. 10ft x 9.5ft x 12ft.

Sholeh Asgary

Affiliate, 2019 - 2023

A portrait of a person against a light background.

Artist Statement

Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary sound artist whose works implicate the viewer-participant in future mythological excavations, bridging large swathes of time and history through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, imaging, voice, and sound. Asgary’s worldview is shaped by her early somatic experiences in constant movement across borders. From this positionality lies an inherent tension throughout her work—between visibility and opacity, history and myth, worldmaking and death—with none in opposition to the other. This complexity drives the core of her work.

While at Headlands

I continue to excavate my own future mythologies by bridging large swathes of time and history, through water, water clocks, movement, and sound.

Selected Video Works

270, 2020; sound composition and performance; 5 minute excerpt of 34 minutes performance; © Sholeh Asgary

Sholeh Asgary in collaboration with Dena Al-Adeeb, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Leyya Mona Tawil, untitled excerpt from Past + Future Forms, 2020; sound composition and performance; 2 min. 30 sec. excerpt; © Sholeh Asgary

View Sholeh Asgary, “Nazar”

Sholeh Asgary, “Nazar”