Abbas Akhavan


Abbas Akhavan is an artist based in Montréal, Canada whose practice is rooted in site-specificity. Employing drawing, sculpture, video, installation, and performance, Akhavan investigates the network of architectural, economic, natural, and social elements that shape a given space. Akhavan’s work reveals the conceptual contradictions that can be expressed through objects and space, such as familiarity and strangeness, hostility and hospitality.

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