Paria Goodarzi, visual artist and social art practitioner, member of UNESCO RILA Affiliated Artist network, and the Young Academy of Scotland. Paria studied BA (Hons)Textile Design from University of Science & Culture in Tehran, Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art, and Master of Adult Education, Community Development, & Youth Work at Glasgow University.
Her work focuses on cultural and political transfers and translocations and the ideas of the contemporary human condition, cultural identity, and displacement. Paria examines the processes of formation, and representation of identity through a multidisciplinary praxis that often takes the form of collaborative, participatory and socially engaged artworks.
As part of her community and socially engaged art practice, she targets a broad audience of diverse social backgrounds and ages, responding to ideas around identity and representation. Exploring socialand political issues through participatory and collective engagement and creative thinking with the aim to make a positive impact on the long-term wellbeing and visibility of minority groups to promote integration and diversity.