Amitis Motevalli is an artist born in Iran. She explores the cultural resistance and survival of people living in poverty, conflict and war. Her experience as a working-class trans-national migrant, is foundational to her drive for creating art. Through many mediums including, sculpture, video, performance and collaborative public art, her work juxtaposes iconography through iconoclasm, asking questions about violence, domination, occupation and the path to decolonization, while invoking the significance of a secular grassroots struggle. Motevalli is invested in research, collaboration, and the potential of art to expand thought. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, exhibiting art internationally as well as organizing to create an active and resistant cultural discourse through information exchange, either in art, pedagogy or organizing artist and educators.