Parastou Forouhar left her native Iran to study in Offenbach, Germany due to the withdrawal of freedoms to which she was subjected in the years following the Iranian Revolution. She has remained a vocal critic of the regime ever since. 
Forouhar's practice examines the power structures within certain authoritarian political systems, with particular attention to how they block oppositional discourse from entering the public sphere and the partial invisibility of women through veiling. Through her work, she processes very real experiences of loss, pain, and state-sanctioned violence through animations, wallpapers, flipbooks, and drawings.