Armed with Amulets

Super East-West Woman (2002-ongoing). Performance Photography series. Archival C Print. 18” x 24”

Aphrodite Navab

Artist Statement

"Aphrodite Désirée Navab is an Iranian-born, New York-based artist whose work mines her Iranian, Greek and American cultural heritage asking questions of its competing histories and politics. Her art is the aching inquiry of an uprooted consciousness seeking new roots. It also serves as a site of critical dialogue and debate. Ultimately, Navab's art haunts our imagination with its beauty and complexity, inviting us to engage in a third space of transnational and cross-cultural initiations, leaving domination and demonization outside the picture."

—Reza Aslan, author of NY Times #1 Best Seller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

aphroditenavab.net

CV

Artist Bio