Layli Rakhsha is a Perth based artist born in Iran. Printmaking and photography are her technique and medium for most of her projects. Her works often reflect the idea of home. She explores how a home can be defined by personal experiences, feelings and emotions, social and cultural relationships and attachments to a particular place.
Besides exploring the ideas of home and place in her work, she focuses on photography and refining and developing screen-printing techniques to express, release and unfold her feelings and thoughts about repetition and daily routine.
In her current project Indian ocean ceremony, Rakhsha explores the greatness and dignity of human beings and how to visualise the ocean as a path for seeking a home. The Indian ocean ceremony project reflects a symbolic relationship between the idea of home, boundaries, and the Indian ocean water.
Rakhsha has been an artist in residence at different institutions and art centres such as Vancouver Art Centre, Fremantle Art Centre (FAC), Peth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and Perth Centre for Photograph (PCP).
Rakhsha completed her PhD at Curtin University in 2019, and she has presented several papers at national and international conferences.
Rakhsha is currently a sessional academic teacher at Curtin College. She lives and works in Perth, Western Australia.