Shaghayegh Cyrous is an Iranian-American transdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work examines cross-cultural, multi-modal communications, especially highlighting the nuanced expatriate experience engendered by geopolitical shifts and their distorted notions of time and space. Commonly working with mediums such as interactive video installation, performances, and painting.
Cyrous received her BA in Visual Art from Science and Culture University in Tehran and her MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is the founder of the Zamin Project, which aims to connect the Southwest Asian / North African arts community in the Bay Area and beyond. As a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellow, Cyrous participated in Creative Dissent led by artist and activist Tania Bruguera and contributed to Suzanne Lacy’s exhibition. We Are Here.
Cyrous has received an honoree award for Culturally Diverse Women “Making a Difference” in 2023 alongside Mayer Karen Bass in Los Angeles. She was a Gold Art Prize nominee and has exhibited and performed internationally at venues such as Tehran MOCA, British Museum in London, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany, Anchorage Museum in Alaska, and Salesforce tower in San Francisco, Netflix Invisible Billboard in Los Angeles.
Photo by LaMar Baylor