Soheila Esfahani grew up in Tehran, Iran and moved to Waterloo, Canada in the summer of 1992, Canada’s 125th birthday. She is an award-winning visual artist and recipient of numerous grants. Her art has been exhibited across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax and collected by various public and private institutions, including the Canada Council’s Art Bank. Soheila’s art practice explores how cultures can be transformed and translated through installations that play on the literal and metaphorical meanings of ‘translation’. Soheila is also a passionate art educator, teaching kindergarteners to university students about contemporary art and cultural theory.