Book Box: Anoushé Shojae-Chaghorvand

Model City’s first “Book Box” features artist Anoushe´ Shojae-Chaghorvand. The box includes a zine (“Yes/No/Live for the Apocalypse”) full of Anoushe’s illustration and collages, four color postcards, stickers and secret prizes tipped in by the artist herself.



Anoushe´ Shojae-Chaghorvand (b. 1991, Fullerton, California) is an Iranian-American transdisciplinary artist living in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anoushe’s work addresses issues of the presence of violence, depravity, and absurdity in popular culture that is mirrored in personal identity. Anoushe´ is a current 2nd year MFA at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Visual Arts. Web:

“The general manager of an opera house wanted to give Anoushé an award, but she explained she couldn’t accept it because she has worked all her life and she has not future. The manager handed her a piece of paper. On it, written in large letter, the words ‘STILL LIFE WITH HOPE’.”

– Zoe Burke

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