Lives in Vancouver, BC
Aileen Bahmanipur is a multi-media artist currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Her practice is centered on exploring the inner-subjectivities between violence and identity and how they define themselves with references to each other. She re-contextualizes references to Persian miniature paintings to create a multilinear storytelling network, developing a discourse between political reality, narrative construction, and personal symbolism. Her use of images from medical illustrations and cross sections, mimic the borders between interior and exterior and dissect the past as a reflection of the present. Bahmanipour sees her work as both a continuation of traditional Iranian painting and a contemporary critique of history.