“2021” Nazanin Noroozi

Nazanin Noroozi works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, but also incorporates moving images and alternative photography processes exploring new ways to represent the notions of collective memory, displacement and diaspora. Noroozi’s work has been widely exhibited in both Iran and the United States, including the Immigrant Artist Biennial,

Noyes Museum of Art, NY Live Arts, Prizm Art Fair, and Columbia University.

She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYFA IAP 2018, Mass MoCA Residency, North Adams, MA and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, NY. She is an editor at large of Kaarnamaa, a Journal of Art History and Critcism. Noroozi completed her MFA in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute. Her works have been featured in various publications and media including BBC News Persian, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, and Brooklyn Rail.


My work often begins with images from personal and family archives, over-laid with landscapes, found imagery, and lo-fi graphics. I invite the viewers to look into fragmented narratives, imagined landscapes and experiences that reflect on memories, displacement, and fragility. I am interested in the archeology of technology and personal archives. That’s usually why I use alternative photographic processes, printmaking, and handmade cinema to navigate between still and moving images, tactile quality of art objects and transient moments of films to explore fragile states of being and ideas of home that never materialize.


Year: 2020

Materials: Cyanotype, acrylic, color pencil and collage on paper

Size: 20 x 30 inches


Year: 2020

Materials: Cyanotype, acrylic, color pencil and collage on paper

Size: 22 x 30 inches


As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.