Visual artist Zory Shahrokhi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1963. Her practice developed through a concern in exploring cultural/political agendas, employing performance in relation to installation and photography. She explores a wide range of media processes as well as sculpture and time-based imagery. She works with abstract representations of the human body to communicate literally and metaphorically, using domestic objects such as safety pins, spoons, cloth, rose blossoms, and hair. While her artistic expression is influenced by her background, it is also concerned with more universal issues around the contemporary human condition and breaches in human rights. She is primarily interested in the issues and perceptions around displacement, exploitation and gender oppression. She lives and works in London.