Shahrzad Arshadi, a Montréal – base Canadian/Iranian multi-displinery artist and human rights activist, came to Canada as a political refugee on December 24, 1983. In the past nineteen years, Shahrzad has ventured into different fields of photography, painting, video, sound and performance, enabling her focus on issues of memory, culture and human rights. Shahrzad has exhibited her work in various locations across North America and Europe. NEW DISCIPLINE & PERFORMANCES: Sound Theatre: It Is Only Sound That Remains A live performance based on the life of Ziba Kazemi. This play has been on stage in *Montreal four times part of Montréal Life Stories project since April 2011 to September 2011 & March 29, 2012. *Totonto; May 23rd, 2014 Part of at the Berkshire Conference at the Hart House Toronto University & October 24th 2014 at Beit Zaytoun Gallery (part of Dialogue, Imagining Possibilities festival)
“Zan – Squaw” installation and performance piece collaboration with Spoken-word artist Moe Clark – Part of TRIBUNA ECLECTIK 2013 ” mai gallery” May 31 & June 1st 2013 – to celebrate the spirit of the ancestors. The faces of women in Iran, Kurdistan and Canadian First Nations.
Dancing For Change, is Shahrzad’s newest work, a documentary about Kurdish-Iranian women Peshmerga and releasing date is Winter 2015.