Desire Moheb-Zandi at DVF Soho
Raised in Turkey, Desire Moheb-Zandi weaves enormous wall hangings from an unexpected mixture of found and sourced materials that challenge artistic—and, by extension, societal—norms.
Artist Desire Moheb-Zandi currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Since a young age, Desire has always been fascinated by textures and craftsmanship. Her curiosity with textiles began as a child when she would observe her grandmother weaving for hours at home in Turkey. By weaving with unorthodox materials and techniques, Desire breaks the traditional role of women in society. Using textile art as a symbolic image allows her to examine the role of women in history and dive into matters such as gender and domesticity.
Desire challenges the status quo through her work by mixing noble fabrics such as wool with industrial materials including rubber and plastic. Through her process, she is developing traditional textile techniques and provoking thoughts to question social norms associated with domesticity and femininity.
Born in Berlin in 1990 to a Turkish mother and an Iranian father, aged six she relocated to Turkey where she spent most of her childhood. In 2010, she moved to New York to pursue her studies at Parsons School of Design, graduating in 2013.
For her DVF commission, in conjunction with New York Textile Month, Desire is creating two custom wall hangings using textiles from the Fall 17 collection. The works will be on show for one month and available for sale.
Desire will appear in store on September 27th for an evening party to celebrate her exclusive artwork for DVF.