Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary sound artist whose works implicate the viewer-participant in future mythological excavations—bridging large swathes of time and history through water, water clocks, movement, light, imaging, voice, and sound. Asgary has been supported by numerous residencies, including Headlands Center for the Arts, MASS MoCA, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, UCLA Art Sci, Berkeley Arts Center, and ARoS Kunstmuseum. Her work has been presented by such institutions as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Minnesota Street Project, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 500 Capp St., Slash Art Gallery, and Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Asgary is a recipient of a 2021 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for her solo exhibition at TSA in New York, a 2019 Kenneth Rainin Foundation New Project Grant with Dance Elixir, a 2020 California Arts Council Grant for MAJLES, a 2022 Center for Cultural Innovation grant, and a 2014 Alternative Exposure Grant. She holds an MFA from Mills College and BA from San Francisco State University.