“From the Middle East to the Midwest: Evoking Solidarities Across Time & Space” Nasrin Navab and Nahid Navab



Nasrin Navab is a DC based artist, activist, architect and urban designer working on social and spatial justice projects. Her consciousness was shaped as a student activist and political prisoner through the fires of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Her work combines her design skills in painting, installation, architecture and planning to create a unique artistic language. She is a member Iranian Women Research Foundation and the transnational art collective “Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here.” Her collaborative art exhibitions with Nahid Navab, her sister, in recent years have focused on freedom of knowledge and speech, war, immigration, and social identity.

Nahid Navab is a freelance painter, printmaker, and book artist. Born and raised in Iran, now is a resident of Fairfax, VA. Seasoned world traveler and profoundly influenced by Persian history and literature, she is a lifetime promoter of peace and women’s rights movement across the globe. Navab’s works present her belief that art is a conduit for social change. She is an MFA graduate of George Mason University, School of Art and her work is presented in local, national and international shows.