Shaghayegh Cyrous

Walnut Creek, CA

Shaghayegh Cyrous is an artist and curator who began her art practice in Tehran with urban installation, performances, and photography. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2011, her work has dealt with cross-cultural communication and translation, addressing predicaments of estrangement and distance caused by political and cultural power dynamics. She incorporates interactive time-based strategies such as social practice, participatory performances, and digital technologies such as live video installations and live video chats to create poetic spaces and opportunities for human connection.
 She received her BA in Visual Art from Science and Culture University in Tehran and her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts. She has exhibited, performed, and curated internationally at venues including Tehran MOCA, Saba Museum in Tehran, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, British Museum in London, Anchorage Museum, and SFMOMA. She is the board of director of Clarion Alley Mural Project in San Francisco and Programming Associate at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, California.