Shirin Fahimi is a Toronto based visual artist, born and raised in Iran, working across the mediums of video, installation and performance. She is also a co-founder of Taklif: تکلیف , an imaginary space and a traveling library for radical imaginations. She received her BA from Slade School of Fine Art (University College London) and her MFA from Concordia university.
Practicing with diagrams and archival materials, Shirin’s current research is concerned with the performative aspect of Sihr (magic) and divination in Islamic culture as a source of politico-aesthetic transformation, empowerment, and identification.
Her work has been performed and exhibited at The Rubin Museum of Art (2018), Vidéographe with Dazibao (2017), Middlesbrough Art Weekender (2017), SAVVY Contemporary (2016), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (2016), and IGNITION 11, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (2015).