Sofia Pashaei (b. 1989, Sweden) is an artist and filmmaker that through the usage of paintings and animations investigates the perception of otherness and cultural belonging. Informed by memory and research her paintings are rooted in a highly composed reality with a base in narrative storytelling. Her work has been exhibited with Ballon Rouge at CAN Art Fair, Ibiza 2022 and her solo exhibition “Meaning in the off hours”. As well as a group exhibition at Fondation Boghossian in Brussels. As an animation director Pashaei has worked with clients such as The New York Times, Google, MTV, Adult Swim and her animated short films have been internationally screened at animation and film festivals. She is based in Stockholm.