Leila Seyedzadeh came to Electric Room with her hand-dyed fabrics and strings to install the Suspended Mountain: "a landscape in an interior" as she herself calls it. Just before going to Yale University School of Art to get her MFA in Painting and Printmaking, Seyedzadeh did a version of her fabric mountain in Electric Room. Other versions had been installed in some other anonymous locations to be photographed and this was the first time that she presented the work for public viewing.
This is a one-minute interview with Leila Seyedzadeh talking about the Suspended Mountain at the former Electric Room. For more information and installation views, you can visit the exhibition's page here.
Leila Seyedzadeh lives and works in New York. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from The University of Science and Culture in 2014 and an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2019. Seyedzadeh was a recipient of the H.Lee Hirsche prize at Yale School of Art. She has been invited to participate in exhibitions which include shows at WhiteBox in New York, and Dastan Basement Gallery in Art Dubai 2019. Her work is represented in institutional exhibitions in the US and Iran which includes Green Hall Gallery at Yale University and Ahvaz Contemporary Art museum in Iran. Seyedzadeh’s work addresses imaginary landscapes and focuses on natural subjects such as mountains that are extracted from subconscious. It is as if she is attaching together pieces of her memories, and by doing so she is destroying their meaning, and thus creating a landscape that is immersed in placelessness.
For more information on Leyla Seyedzadeh, you can visit her personal website here.