Iranian, b. 1969, Tehran, Iran, based in Rome and Washington D.C.
Khebrehzadeh’s work extends to drawing, painting and animation and is realised through the use of unusual media, for instance olive oil and resin on paper.
The chosen subjects, often animals and human figures rendered delicately and with a calligraphic line, invoke an imagined reality, which is nevertheless strongly
tied to the artist’s experience and her geographical and psychological disquiet.
Although concrete and accessible, Khebrehzadeh’s vocabulary, at once visual yet poetical, retains a sense of mystery, leaving a great amount to the viewer's imagination. As the artist says: “Mystery is good… I don’t want things definable.”
Khebrehzadeh’s work is included in important public collections such as GAM, Turin; MONA, Tasmania, Australia; MACRO Museum, Rome; MAXXI Museum, Rome and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Khebrehzadeh has participated in biennials such as the Santa Fe Biennial (2010), the Liverpool Biennial (2008) and the 50th Venice Biennial (2003). In 2014 she won the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship.