Shoja Azari, a filmmaker and multi-media artist, was born in Iran but left for New York in 1983 as the new government became increasingly fundamentalist. Azari’s work deals mainly with the climate of contemporary Iran with acknowledgement to its history in regard to its politics, martyrs, public figures, and injustices. Using video and projection, Azari creates installations that inhabit dimly lit spaces. Although overtly political, highly provocative, and, perhaps even sacrilegious to some, Azari’s work is unequivocally honest, and seeks not to portray his subjects as uncanny or ominous—rather he humanizes them evoking a sense of hopefulness. Shoja Azari’s experimentation with medium, especially the melding of film, projection, and paint, create an transcultural, visually alluring aesthetic world. Azari’s work has showed at Biennials and artfairs globally most recently featuring in the ZOOM Contemporary Art Fair Miami, USA.