2019 | #oreo_liveitwhite
In this exhibition, Rah uses social apps as a “relational sketchbook” where she performs as Oreo to critically examine nationalism in the digital age by appropriating hashtags, visuals and symbols used by nationalists online.
2017 | Ethnic Roots
Ethnic Roots is a parody that blends film noir and the format of DIY youtube tutorials. “Oreo” performs as a femme fatale and reflects on an encounter with a detective who attempts to guess her ethnicity.
2015 | Absence and Representation
Rah started this work as a solo performance “NW25” (Neutral Warm 25) for Process 9 at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto. Rah was invited by MUU Gallery in Finland to create a performance for Art Fair Suomi.
2015 | Oriental Dance Workshop
The Oriental Dance Workshop was performed by Rah’s character Fatimeh, at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale (NY), Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa and Nuit Blanche Montreal.
2012 | Sound of Strings
On the right of this 2 channel video Rah is threading her face, a form of epilation and it originates from middle eastern countries. On the left she is sewing the front of chador, a garment worn by women in Islamic countries to show religious affiliation