Aida Azin is a visual artist living in Naarm/Melbourne. Her practice promotes the importance of self-representation on cultural perspectives. Aida uses her artworks to sound-out or create space for therapy and discussions, often including themes that reflect on her experience as a first-generation born Australian.
In 2019 Aida exhibited two solo shows; Lonely Godat Seventh Gallery and Brown Pillarsat Firstdraft. She recently worked with seven artists in the project Eight Fingers Crossed. The project involved several workshops with an exhibitionresult, and an artist book by Have You Seen Him publishing. In 2019 Aida joined the youth-focused creative project Living and Breathing (‘the Lab’)based in Melbourne’s westside where she runs regular art workshops. The process of engaging with communities has taken more focus in her practice. In 2019 Aida initiated an ongoing project; Saluhan: a Community Arts Project touring Adelaide, Melbourne, and Manila (the Philippines).In September, Aida will be exhibiting new work in ACE Open’s 2020 South Australian Artist Survey.
Aida has a Bachelors Degree in Visual Art from the Adelaide College of the Arts, 2015. In 2017 she completed her honours year in painting at the University of South Australia where she studied the topic of institutional racism in the visual arts.
Eight Fingers Crossed, by Aida Azin, Alycia Bennett, Tessa Crathern, Kathryn Evans, Karlien van Rooyen, Ellesse McLindin, Emmaline Zanelli, Thomas McCammon, and Olivia De Silva, Have You Seen Him, Adelaide, 2019.