Alireza Shojaian

1988, Iran

Alireza Shojaian is an Iranian artist, born in 1988 in Tehran. He began his career in Tehran and further moved to Beirut where he explored queerness in his art without censorship. He has been based in Paris since 2019. As an artist, he aims to challenge societal norms of gender and sexuality to make space for non-heteronormative masculine identities through reflecting upon the queer history of West Asia and putting it into contemporary context through his lived experience.