Azar Alsharif

Born in Bushehr, 1984 and lives in Bergen, Norway

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.

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