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Maryam Faridani

Maryam Faridani is an Iranian artist currently living in Chicago. By using moving images, installations and performance, she tries to explore how the given technical systems today leads to creation and maintenance of a particular set of social conditions as the environment of that system. Humor is an important aspect of her work as she finds it to be an effective way to talk about matters that are usually dark and bitter.
Faridani received the MacDowell Fellowship in 2023 and the Define American Fellowship in 2020. She was named as one of the Chicago Breakout Artists in NewCity Magazine in 2022. She has shown her work at Currents NewMedia Festival, Everson Museum of Art, and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts among many others. She received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and holds a B.F.A. in Theater from the Art University of Tehran.

Image: Maryam Faridani, Give me a minute and I will be out, 2022, 9 minutes

Headshot: Elnaz Javani

CAC Residency

2024 - 2025,
Artist Resident