Azar Alsharif graduated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 2011, and has had one-person exhibitions at Trykkeriet, Bergen (2015), Gallery SPZ, Prague, and Entrée, Bergen (2013).

Alsharif works primarily with found images, but her practice is equally informed by poetry and the subversions of the cut-up technique, and she finds a provisional, almost surrealist idea of beauty in the fragmentation of the everyday.

Detached from their original context and freed from the obligation to sell anything other than themselves, these scenes become inaccessible mirages of suspended desire, a vanitas on the holographic surface of the contemporary image world.

Azar Alsharif. Courtesy of DN.no
Azar Alsharif
Bushehr , 1984
Iran

Solo Shows

2015
Grains Of Golden Sand, Kunsthall Oslo.
(…) False Is More Than Real, Trykkeriet, Bergen.

2013
All these shimmering things. They fade so quick., Gallery SPZ, Prague.
Everything is everything (…) False is also real, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim.
The distant things seem close (…) the close remote (…) the air is loaded, Entrée, Bergen.

2012
7 Sonnets On Grace, Bunker 19 / The Hove festival, Arendal.
Knowledge Is Faithful, Rom 8 Gallery, Bergen.

Group Shows

2015
NADA New York 2015, with Gallery Entrée, New York City.
Artifice # 2, magazine-gallery based in Stockholm.

2014
Vevringutstillinga 14, Vevring.
The Positive Void, Kunsthall Oslo.

2013
Flag of the week, Kunsthall Stavanger.
FLAG NEW YORK CITY, part of Performa 13 curated by Randi Grov Berger, New York.
Tales of Quest, curated by Power Ekroth, Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien.
Høstutstillingen. Statens 126. Kunstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
Whileaway, Kunsthall Oslo.

2012
Vårutstillingen (Spring Exhibition), Fotogalleriet, Oslo.
CHROMA II, Volt Gallery, Bergen.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Bushehr Country of birth: Iran Date of birth: 1984 Lives in: Bergen, Norway
W: Azar Alsharif M: azaralsharif@gmail.com T: +0047 958 31 075