Bita Ghezelayagh (b. 1966, Florence) lives and works between Tehran, Iran and London, UK.
Bita Ghezelayagh is a textile artist, with an interest in reinterpreting Islamic textiles for a modern artistic context. Her works are an embodiment of qualities such as simplicity, heft and resilience, which she noticed are often disregarded in the Irani march to modernity. She holds a Master’s degree in architecture from Paris and a printmaking degree from London. Bita has had recent solo shows at Asia House, London (2017); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sharjah (2014); and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011); British Museum, London (2011); Beirut Exhibition Centre, Beirut (2011); Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2011-12); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia (2010-11). In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize for Islamic Art. Her work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; The Farjam Foundation, Dubai; Devi Art Foundation, Delhi; Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran; and Jameel Foundation, Saudi Arabia.