Nazafarin Lotfi explores the spatial and temporal experiences of bodies out of place. She combines drawing, painting, and sculpture to create transitory spaces, which unfold between dimensions, often contradicting themselves. She has shown extensively, including exhibitions at MOCA Tucson, AZ; Regards, Chicago, IL; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, NY; soon.tw, Montreal, Quebec; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL; among others.
Lotfi received a BA from University of Tehran in 2007 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She is the recipient of Phoenix Art Museum’s Artist Grant, a stART Grant from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and a CAAP Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago. In 2015–16, Lotfi was awarded an artist residency from Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.