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S02 Ep23 - Interview with Sara Mozafari

Curator on the Go Podcast

Release Date: 08/10/2021

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Sara Mozafari is a Canadian-Iranian artist. Her current practice's primary focus is to recognize space, displacement, and memory, in diverse aspects of human identity and social relations. She received Honors Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Media, and Design from OCAD University in 2021. She is currently a Director of Thirding Studio Gallery located in Markham, Ontario. 

Learn more about the artist: https://www.saramozafari.ca

Learn more about the podcast: ​https://curatoronthego.com/podcast/