Alinah Azadeh (Textile Art, 2010)Child's PlayImperial War Museum North, 2014

Alinah Azadeh

Shortlisted in 2010 for Textile Art

Azadeh is an artist, writer and performer using gift, ritual and textile materiality to open up fresh ways of reflecting on our social and cultural identities. Over the last two decades, interwoven with her solo
practice, her public artworks have involved thousands of people in installations and live projects exploring subjects ranging from grief, loss and debt to equality, social change, migration and conflict.


Installation commissions have included projects for Bristol Museum (The
Gifts, 2010),
Fabrica Gallery, Freud Museum, South Bank Centre, Imperial War Museum North, Amiens Museum and Zhejiang Museum (China).


Burning the Books (2011-15) was an Arts Council funded national, touring project exploring the moral and political dimensions of debt through the collective writing, reciting and burning of a Book of Debts, hosted by galleries, museums, shopping centres, writer’s groups, a Cathedral, street markets and a nightclub.

She has led mass engagement projects on creative tools for change and feminism for Hull City of Culture ( Revolutionary Makers,WOW Festival), A Woman’s Place and Quiet Down There.

Alinah is Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre and is writing a book inspired by her dual Iranian heritage and creative practice with support from New Writing South / The Literary Agency.