Elham Rokni

Born just after the Islamic Revolution, Elham Rokni (b. 1980, Tehran, Iran) grew up in the politically unstable Tehran. Rokni immigrated to Israel at the age of 9 and today she is living and working in Tel Aviv. In her drawings and video installations, she repeatedly constructs and deconstructs imagery related to her childhood memories and her family photo album from her family’s time in Tehran. Her work explores an intricate and multifaceted reality to challenge the boundaries of the existing borders—both physicals and politics.