|Leila Pazooki's work is primarily an inquiry into the concept of borders, and the manner in which information, language, the visual vernacular, and cultural associations are contorted, and conflated, as they cross physical and imagined boundaries. |
Borders and the human notion of bordering establish limitations that her work manipulates, contesting and questioning the notion and validity of what remains and how it is further made acceptable. (Shaheen Merali)
Leila Pazooki was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran. She studied Bachelor of Arts (Painting), State University of Arts (2000) and continued her postgraduate studies at M.A New Media, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich (2002). After spending a period in Mexico, Pazooki returned to Germany to purse a Master's Degree at the M.A. (Sculpture), Weissensee Kunsthochschule (2007) and a Postgraduate M.A, Art in Context, Universität der Künste, Berlin (2009), where she resided until 2012.
Leila Pazooki has exhibited internationally and continues her practice in London, where she lives and works since 2013.