Desire Moheb-Zandi

Desire Moheb-Zandi

Desire Moheb-Zandi (b. 1990, Berlin, Germany) integrates personal history and cultural identity in her large-scale, sculptural tapestries. Drawing from memories of her childhood in Turkey, where she passed hours watching her grandmother weave on a loom, Moheb-Zandi meshes traditional techniques with modern motifs and media. In addition to including rubber tubing, acrylic dowels and synthetic netting in her work, Moheb-Zandi fashions the loom as a sort of analogue computer, where the code is her pattern, and her manipulation of the pattern creates optical resonance and movement. The diversity of material and fabrication techniques that Moheb-Zandi uses function on formal and conceptual levels; her work is visually dynamic, and it serves as a record of the artist’s life and journeys.


Installation Views: Fields of Reflections, Jan 30 - Feb 28, 2021

Selected Images



1990 b. Berlin, Germany EDUCATION

2016 CE Painting, Art Students League of New York, NY


2012-2013 AA Parsons New School For Design New York, NY 2008-2012 BBA Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey



2021 Fields of Reflections, superzoom, 21 Rue Chapon Paris 2019 Faraway Nearer, The Newsstand Project, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Landscapes, The Newsstand Project at the House on Sunset, Los Angeles,

2019 Painted Threads, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ 2019 Group show, The Chimney x Ulmer Arts, New York, NY 2019 Ariadne Unravels, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Between the Lines curated by Marie Salomé Peyronnel, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY


2018 Defining Form, Untitled Space Gallery, New York,  NY  2018 One Year of Resistance, Untitled Space Gallery, New York

2017 Diane Von Furstenberg Artist Commission Collaboration initated by Lidewij Edelkoort  NYTM, New York, NY


2017 Bent but Unbroken, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI 2017 Hell is Other People, 100 ChambersSt, 5th floor New York, NY

2017 She Inspires, Untitled Space Gallery, New York, NY


2017 Art Students League, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY 2017 Uprise Angry Woman, Untitled Space Gallery, New York RESIDENCIES

2020 POUSH Manifesto Residency, Leclerc Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France 2019 The North Hill Residency, Pasadena, California, USA