Amitis Motevalli is an artist born in Iran.
This is her first interview with Yale radio and she did a second one which you can hear with this link.
She explores the cultural resistance and survival of people living in poverty, conflict and war. Through many mediums including, sculpture, video, performance and collaborative public art, her work juxtaposes iconography, with iconoclasm, asking questions about violence, domination, occupation and the path to decolonization , while invoking the significance of a secular grassroots struggle. Motevalli is invested in research, collaboration, and the potential of art to expand thought. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, exhibiting art internationally as well as organizing to create an active and resistant cultural discourse through information exchange, either in art, pedagogy or organizing artists and educators.