LEILA WEEFUR (She/They/He) is an artist, writer, and curator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Through video installation, writing, and lecture-performances Weefur examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging present in the lived experiences of Black bodies.
Weefur is a recipient of the Hung Liu award, the Murphy & Cadogan award, and the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund. Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including SFMOMA, The Wattis Institute, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York.
RAHELEH MINOOSH ZOMORODINIA is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography, performance, and installation. She believes in and trusts the creative process to reveal her intuition and give form to unconscious and deeper mysterious truths. She employs photography and video to make visible what is in her mind’s eye, while reflecting on her emotional, psychological and subconscious experiences inspired by her surroundings. Zomorodina serves on the environmental artists group Open Five in Iran. She received an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute (2015), an M.A. in graphic design (2006) and a B.A. in photography (1998) from the Art and Architecture Azad University in Tehran, Iran. She has been the recipient of several awards and residences such as MFA Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute, Kala Art Institute Media Art Fellowship, Finalist Tosa Award, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and the Affiliate Program at Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally in Iran, USA, Finland, Romania, South Korea, Canada, England, Germany and Mexico.