Azadeh (Azi) Gholizadeh, is a Chicago-based artist and architect. Born in Tehran, Azadeh received her MA in architecture from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2009, and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.
In her current practice, Azadeh explores body, landscape, and fragmentation of memory by examining her emotional connection to belonging. She's interested in the relationship between landscape and memory as “a way of looking; of rediscovering what we already have… instead of being yet another explanation of what we have lost, it is an exploration of what we may find” (Simon Schama). She has participated in group shows at Hyde Park Art Center, Heaven Gallery, and Goldfinch's Flatfile among others. Gholizadeh was an artist in residence at the BOLT Residency and ACRE.