Azadeh Gholizadeh, is a Chicago-based artist and architect. Born in Tehran, Gholizadeh received her BA in architecture from Shahid Behest University (SBU), MA in architecture from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2009, and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.
Her work questions how she can transform her discomfort of border crossing and lack of geographical identity into a tool to attain intellectual freedom and a broader understanding of culture, identity and home. It is a response to past experiences translated into a new social environment. Defining boundaries and blurring the lines that demark her geographical identity are the subjects that she reflect in her practice.
Gholizadeh was a resident at the BOLT Residency Program at Chicago Artists Coalition and the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center. She has shown widely in different venues, including Houston Fine Art Fair, Chicago Artist Coalition, Women Made Gallery, Soap Factory and Hyde Park Art Center.