Matilda Aslizadeh is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Her media installations are characterized by dense visual surfaces and unexpected juxtapositions drawn from a range of influences including early cinema, cartography and fashion. Deeply invested in exploring the critical potential of immersive spectacle, the ambivalent centrality of storytelling in human existence, and the fluid threshold between documentation and fictionalization, Aslizadeh’s work locates political thinking firmly within affective experience.
Aslizadeh received a BFA from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and festivals, and has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including at AC Institute (New York), Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener), Simon Fraser University Gallery (Burnaby), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal), SKOL Centre des Arts Actuels (Montreal), Or Gallery (Vancouver) and Artspeak (Vancouver). Recent exhibitions include participation in Art Souterrain Contemporary Art Festival (Montreal) Contact Photography Festival (Toronto), and group shows at the Audain Museum (Whistler) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto.
Aslizadeh also teaches at various post-secondary institutions in Vancouver and is a member of art/mamas: a collective of artist mothers that will be participating in PLOT, a community-based studio residency at Access Gallery in the spring and summer of 2020.
Aslizadeh’s solo exhibition Next: Moly and Kassandra at the Vancouver Art Gallery is part of Capture Photography Festival’s 2020 Selected Exhibition Program.