Ayda Gragossian is an Iranian visual artist based in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Photography and Painting from California State University Northridge and an MFA from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Her work addresses the notions of displacement, impermanence, longing, and nostalgia, individually and collectively. However the longing and nostalgia not only acknowledge places destroyed and times gone, but also they seek an alternate place and emphasize a future yet to come. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in online platforms such as fotofilmic, Nowhere Diary, All Cities are Beautiful, and Another Place.