Golnaz Esmaili, Contributor, Lookie-Lookie
Golnaz Esmaili (b. 1985, Tehran, Iran) makes work that contemplates the aftermath of memory and suspension of time through video, installation, and graphic design. Esmaili created The Assault on Reason Algorithm by selectively painting over and eliminating text from Al Gore’s 2007 book "The Assault on Reason” as a way to challenge the context of the original text, transforming it into a poetic and abstract form as a result of a dialogue.
Esmaili received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art (2012), an MA in Visual Communications from Tehran University (2009), and a BFA from Azad Art and Architecture University, Iran (2007). She is a founding member of the collective ALLGOLD, who was in residency at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY in 2014-2015. Her work has been exhibited at Graphic Design Festival Paris (2017), Queens Museum, NY (2016), Hinterland Galerie, Vienna, Austria (2016), LAU, Beirut, Lebonan (2016), Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2014), “Part of Me: mise en abyme”, Paris, France, and The Invisible Present, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oi Futuro/Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011).