Aida Azin Artist Aida Azin is a painter, art facilitator and community organiser based in Melbourne on the land of the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people. Born to Iranian/Filipina parents and raised in an Australian context, her practice advocates for conversations about shame as a failing political tool, first-generation migrant guilt, racism, Whiteness, dreams, identity, food, and culture.
Aida is a collaborating artist and organiser in Saluhan collective, an ongoing art project that fosters connections between artists within the Philippines and artists within Filipinx diasporas across Australia.
Her visual art has been shown in galleries such as Fontanelle Gallery (SA), Format (SA), Blak Dot (VIC), Seventh Gallery (VIC), Project 20 (the Philippines), First Draft Gallery (NSW), FELT Space (SA), Ace Open (SA), ArtsHouse (VIC), Bus Projects (VIC), Blindside (VIC), and Nexus Gallery (SA).
She has a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art from the Adelaide College of the Arts (2015). In 2017 Aida completed her honours year in painting at the University of South Australia where the outcome of her research on the effects of institutional racism in the visual arts resulted in the artwork ‘Brown Pillars’.
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.