Parisa Mah is an Iranian-born artist currently based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). They
immigrated to Canada with their family at the age of 8, settling on stolen Anishinabe,
Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota, and Metis land (Winnipeg). Their practice arose as a
deep response to battling austere colonial narratives frequently faced throughout their
childhood and adolescence, but only comprehended and confronted while attaining their
anthropology BA. Parisa’s interdisciplinary work surveys topics such as exile,
queerness, fractures of state (incorporeal and geopolitical), and global movement. They
are reclaiming power through art with the immeasurable support of queer & diasporic
communities who continue to provide alternatives to the neoliberal state of existence.
They are currently pursuing their MFA at Parsons School of Design and continuing to
unlearn and grow.