Katayoon Yousefbigloo


Katayoon Yousefbigloo is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist, musician, and community organizer. Her practice engages with video, music, photography, installation, and paperwork, but her work is often activated through performance. She investigates potential sites of aesthetic, spiritual, and collective transformation found both materially in undefined or forgotten physical spaces, as well as those embedded within the mass media landscape. Katayoon is a founding member of Liquidation World, an amorphous art collective hosting exhibitions, performances, workshops, fashion shows, and other undefinable events. In both her art and community practices, she reaches for the incalculable and unexpected phenomena that can emerge through the process of reimagining spaces, ideas, and media unfit for contemporary capitalist production. She was a founding member of Red Gate Arts Society and has run multiple independent art spaces on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations, where she currently lives and works. She received a Master of Fine Arts at the School of Contemporary Art at SFU and was runner-up in the 2022 Lind Prize Award hosted by the Polygon Gallery.

Last updated: June 11, 2024