Studio Award

Tara Asgar

Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tara Asgar (documented name Ali Asgar) is a multidisciplinary transgender (She/Her) artist, educator, and activist focusing on themes of gender and desire. Her early career and activism challenged conservative gender norms in Bangladesh, particularly concerning sexuality and eroticism. Witnessing the tragic murders of LGBTQIA+ activists Xulhaz Mannan and Mahabub […]

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Maryam Palizgir

Maryam Palizgir is a multidisciplinary Iranian artist and educator who lives and works in NYC. She received her MFA from Georgia State University in 2018. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Iran, UK, France, Russia, and Germany. Palizgir’s work has been featured in many major publications and

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