My practice utilizes kinetic sculpture, embroidery and self-portraiture to explore the relationships between power and language, gesture and meaning, and science fiction and the ‘other’.
I am interested in the use of speculative fiction in the creation of possible futures as sites of resistance, reformation and agency for West Asian cultures. This includes language as a tool for the creation of myth and the representation of the ‘other’; the body as a medium that can interrupt normative identification; gestures as forms of culturally specific and universal modes of communication; and, science fiction as an aesthetic, a methodology of futurology, and a mechanism that materializes the ‘other’ as alien.
Drawing from personal experiences of ‘othering’ and alienation, I also seek to reconnect with nature, the self, and the universe, through self-constructed identities and narratives.
Diana Hosseini was born in Montreal, Canada in 1986. She completed an MFA in sculpture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2013 and a BA in Medical Anthropology and Fine Art at the University of Toronto in 2010. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, including Toronto, where she is currently based.