Ghazaleh Avarzamani (born in 1979, Tehran; lives in Toronto, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist with focus on dominant power structures; By considering a range of spaces and methodologies for interactivity and play she explores the opposing ideas about the purpose of education, these considerations include reflections on games and their pre-designed educational purposes. Her work investigates how official historical narratives are constructed, and the hierarchies behind the ‘voice of authority’. In her practice she is creating visual
narratives that are a simultaneous deconstruction and reconstruction of time (history) and space (geography).
Avarzamani graduated from the Central Saint Martins in 2013. She has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Museum, Norway; and many more.
Location: 72 Perth Avenue
Forced Afloat (2022) is a public artwork by Ghazaleh Avarzamani installed in the former parking lot of 72 Perth, a former Pentecostal church. The work consists of 7,000 square feet of blue rubber mulch installed in a wide semi-circle with a cement-poured outer edge. The mulch is commonly used in children’s…