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Nasim Makaremi Nia is an artist from Iran, currently living in Newfoundland and Labrador since October 2020. She graduated with an MSc in solid-state Physics and is currently an MFA candidate at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. She works in painting, drawing, printmaking, and textiles, and her Physics background takes an active role in her art practice. She has shown works in several group exhibitions, including The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (NL), Eastern Edge Gallery (NL), and Inverness County Center for the Arts (NS). Recently, she was awarded Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

Her art is focused on subjects such as humanity, the lives, and the emotions of women, through experimental art. She uses animals and products like tampons and sanitary pads as symbols to deal with sexuality to magnify gender discrimination and censorship. Nasim received the emerging artist award in 2022 during the Excellence in Visual Arts Awards – VANL-CARFAC.

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