Born in Iran in 1987, Nakisa Abdollahbeigi is a visual artist who lives and works in the United States.

 

 She is currently an MFA student in the School of visual art and Design at the University of South Carolina where she studies Painting and Drawing. 

 

 Nakisa's work is deeply connected with her own personal, cultural, and political experiences in her homeland country, Iran. Her work aims to probe these experiences by integrating historical motifs with imagery taken from popular culture and contemporary media.

 

 She uses elements of the relationship between individual stories and collective memory. In her practice she explores the possibilities of representing Iranian art and culture using inspirations from her personal background.