Aida Azin is a multidisciplinary artist living on Wurundjeri land. She uses her painting practice as a platform to promote the importance of self-representation on cultural perspectives within the visual arts. The themes presented in Aida’s art practice often reflect her experience as as a second-generation Australian born Filipino-Iranian woman. She critiques the effects of White Imperialism, holding space for collective discussions within communities that are in the process of strengthening connections with their cultural heritage.
In 2019 Aida exhibited solo shows; Lonely God at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne and Brown Pillars at Firstdraft, Sydney. She joined the youth-focused project Living and Breathing (‘the LAB’) and co-started the community arts project Saluhan. In 2020, Aida will be exhibiting new work in ACE Open’s If the future is to be worth anything:2020 South Australian Artist Survey and 20:20 at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA).
Her work features in public art projects and mural commissions across Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Naarm/Melbourne as well as being published in zines and national magazines, most recently, UN magazine (2020).
Aida Azin: An Exploration of Mother-Tongue Language by Rayleen Forester, un Magazine 14.1, Melbourne, May 2020.
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.