Azizeh Astaneh

Hi there!

I am an Iranian asylum seeker living in Melbourne. I have a background in Electrical and Power engineering and I tend to learn about mediums and practices using both visual art and design for communicating ideas.

I spent nearly 6 months of my life living in detention centres. Thanks to the art volunteers who were regularly visiting Melbourne Detention Camp, I learnt that life is beautiful even when the world is ill. We still have bright Sundays to remind us there is more to life and hope of a remedy.

My artworks are devoid of aesthetics doctrine, though we know there’s always a “probably” in art discussions. I enjoy painting so much; I am obsessed with expressing metaphors through my work to allay the over-flowing matters and thoughts in my head.

Above all, I love collaborating and creating connections through art.