Nazanin Marashian was born in 1979, and immigrated to Australia in 1984. She has worked as a freelance writer, curator, visual artist and educator. Nazanin is the founder of IWVAC-Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Art History & Theory and Performance Studies) and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Sydney. She has held solo and group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and internationally in Rome. Her works have featured in the Women Beyond Boarders Project, Newtown Festival, Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers and she has been a finalist in many art prizes. Nazanin’s artistic practice draws heavily on her cultural connections to her homeland and growing up in Australia. Nazanin has a passion for community development and in particular empowering women.