The Space Between the Lands: Migration in the Works of Iranian Canadian Diasporic Artists

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Darvish-Mansoori, Kiana




Canada's 'multicultural' and 'diverse' identity has surely effected artists' lives and careers. Taking the Iranian artist as case study, this project aims to explore the ways in which migration has affected the work of the artist. The focus of this paper is to investigate how Iranian artists are navigating the Canadian artistic landscape. The process includes the analyzation of their works through three main lenses: politics of movement and space, issues of representation, as well as intersectional feminisms and the examination of the autonomy of the Iranian Canadian woman artist. Private interviews have been conducted to gain deeper insight on the experiences of migration as endured by the Iranian Canadian artists. This thesis seeks to investigate the spaces that diasporic artists occupy. Further, it can be realized that the artists analyzed are finding their voices while also standing in solidarity with other underrepresented artists.


Art History
Fine Arts
Women's Studies




Carleton University

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