Vice-chairperson of G.A.P., visual artist, researcher
Sepideh Rahaa (1981, Iran) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki. In her practice, she is focused on womanhood and resistance, migration and representation. In her doctoral research at Aalto University she investigates the concept of identity and its transformation with a critical and analytic view on representation, how female bodies become politicized in society and in contemporary art. In her artistic research, she aims to initiate methods within contemporary art to bridge from individual perception to the social perception by creating spaces for dialogue. Her works have been exhibited in Asia, the Middle East and in Europe. Rahaa holds an MA in art and research from Shahed University in Tehran and MA in Fine Arts and contemporary art, Aalto University.