BAHAR NOORIZADEH  looks at the relationship between art and capitalism. In her practice as an artist, writer and filmmaker, she examines the conflictual and contradictory notions of imagination and speculation as they suffuse one another. Her research investigates the histories of economics, cybernetic socialism, and activist strategies against the financialization of life and the living space, asking what redistributive historical justice looks like for the present. Noorizadeh is the founder of Weird Economies, a co-authored and socially-connected project that traces economic imaginaries extraordinary to financial arrangements of our time. She completed a PhD in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently an associate lecturer at RCA School of Architecture and the Design Academy Eindhoven.

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Taipei Biennial 2023 ︎︎︎

2038 - German Pavilion - Venice Architecture Biennial 2021 ︎︎︎

Biennale Warszawa 2022  ︎︎︎

Tresor 31: Techno, Berlin and the Great Freedom -  Kraftwerk 2022 ︎︎︎

Open Systems, Singapore Art Museum  2023︎︎︎


“The Great Illiquidity”, in Catastrophe Time! - MIT Press and Strange Attractor Press ︎︎︎

“Cybernetic Pasts, Financial Futures: The Calculation of the Unknown”, in Between the Material and the Possible: Infrastructural Re-examination and Speculation in Art - Sternberg Press & Edith Russ Haus ︎︎︎

“The Red City of the Planet of Capitalism” - e-flux Architecture ︎︎︎

“The Slow Cancellation of the Past” - Harun Farocki Institut & The Journal of Visual Culture ︎︎︎


Transmediale Symposium - In Conversation with McKenzie Wark ︎︎︎

Transmediale Symposium - IOU: Capital, Debts and Promise ︎︎︎

Finance and Society Conference - Speculative Fictions of Financial Society - University College London ︎︎︎

e-flux Film & Video - The State of the Moving Image, Online Symposium ︎︎︎

KW Institute for Contemporary Art - VILLEGGIATURA Symposium ︎︎︎