Sofi Basseghi is a visual artist based in Naarm, Melbourne, Australia. She completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2007 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and pursued further graduate studies in directing in 2011 at the Victorian College of the Arts school of Film and Television.
In early 2021 she completed her PhD (Art) at RMIT University where her practice-based research used photography, documentary and video art practices to express narratives revealing an image of contemporary female Iranian rebellion recording the lives of women living in Iran and in diaspora.
Her award winning films, photographs and video work have been exhibited at internationally acclaimed venues and galleries including The SUBSTATION, Monash Gallery of Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. Basseghi has also participated in numerous artist talks and symposiums.
Her artwork is based predominantly on real and fictitious stories born of experiences arising from the complexities of the cultural, religious and social climate people find themselves in. Her desire to cross inflicted boundaries and question cultural and traditional mores is evident in her lens-based work, which in recent years, has predominantly focused on narrative, documentary and experimental multi-channel video installations
Sofi is on the Board of West Space and served as a committee member on the Arts Advisory Committee at Manningham Council.
She is also a sessional lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT.
In 2021 Sofi had a major solo exhibition at The Substation entitled Ripples from the Unseen.
She is currently a creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria.