Meet the Artist
“I'm an interdisciplinary artist and designer.”
Lida Shanehchiyan is an Iranian-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and designer who started her formal artistic practice at the age of fifteen. Prior to her migration to Canada, Lida worked as a graphic designer and art director for design agencies a few. In 2006, Lida moved to Toronto and studied Master of Design (MDes) at York University. Since then, she has worked as a visual artist/designer and researcher with institutions such as OISE University of Toronto, Learning Technologies at Ryerson University, BMO and CIBC. Lida has received media recognition by BBC Persian and Now Magazine, among others, for her outstanding artworks.Lida’s interests lie in such areas as thinking toward complex human problems such as gender issues related to socio-psychological matters which is reflected in her artistic practice including her MDes thesis “Contradiction and Paradoxes: Political Censorship and Visual Representation of Images of Women in Contemporary Iran” (2009), Her collaborative work with Political Prisoner Project with Dr. Shahrzad Mojab at OISE (2009 – present), and her current MFA thesis “Depression Behind the Agreeable Silence: Women, Migration and Self-Censorship”(2019).
Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major Completed, 2019
Master of Design
Major Completed, 2009
Critical visual thinking , Political censorship, Political prisoners, Feminism and visual communication