Sholeh Asgary

Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian born interdisciplinary sound artist based in Oakland, CA who creates immersive works, sound performances, and audience-participatory workshops. Relating to her early somatic experiences as a refugee, her practice takes on an alchemical process of distilling symbolic representations into messengers of liminal spaces. Her sound performances make use of repetitious actions, improvisation and objects that relate to the histories she works with, creating ritualized feedback loops. A current affiliate artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, she is a 2020 artist-in-residence at Wassaic Project, Kala Art Institute, Mass MoCA, and Arab.AMP, where she leads a monthly participatory sound series with support from the California Arts Council. Recent exhibitions, performances and screenings include ARoS Art Museum, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and Minnesota Street Project.