Bita Razavi, How to Do Things With Words, still from the video, 2011
Bita Razavi (1983) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is centered around observations on everyday situations and bringing the personal to the public sphere. She sheds light on the inner workings of social systems in relation to the political structures and national events of historic proportions in various countries. She reacts to, and explores, the agency of the objects and the systems as they act upon her, and as she documents and records them.
Razavi was the recipient of Oskar Öflunds Foundation’s grand prize in 2017 and is selected to represent Estonia in 59th Venice Biennale together with Kristina Norman.
Bita Razavi’s residency is a special collaboration with CCA Estonia which aims for the realisation of “Orchidelirium: An Appetite for Abundance“, a project by Bita Razavi and Kristina Norman for the Estonian Pavilion of the 59th edition of Venice Biennale. The pavilion is curated by Corina L. Apostol, commissioned by CCA Estonia / Maria Arusoo and will be hosted at the historic Dutch pavilion in the Biennale’s main exhibition grounds in Giardini.