Avish Khebrehzadeh’s painting and video form one integrated work. Theater III is the ground for the projected animated narrative Edgar. In Edgar, three loosely linked vignettes unfold. A pregnant woman is carried past a village into the desert where the three men who have been carrying her, leave her. She then disappears down a hole with the man who has been digging it. Khebrehzadeh’s works evoke fairy tales and dreamscapes, often inspired by her actual dreams and memories.
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1969, Avish Khebrehzadeh lives and works in Washington, D.C. and Rome. Khebrehzadeh studied photography at the Corcoran College of Art and philosophy at the University of the District of Columbia. Khebrehzadeh’s animations, lightly drawn and sparingly painted, are compelling in their poetic ambiguity. Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence. Khebrezehdeh was included in the 2008 Liverpool Biennial and was also a participant in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, where she received the Golden Lion Award for the best Young Italian Artist.