Samira Davarfara is an artist and lecturer based in Tehran, Iran. She holds her undergraduate degree from Science and Culture University of Tehran in Visual Art, and received her Masters in Design from the Art University of Tehran. She also completed the program at the Iranian Cinema Society and received her certificate in Film Direction.
Davarfara’s experiences in Drama and Photography allow her to make work in a variety of media. Her first short film was featured at the Tehran International Short Film Festival in 2001. Her collaborative work in the Ghodrat Project won first prize in the Cinema Verite Festival in Iran. She has been a core member of the non-profit Iranshahr Photography Society in Tehran for the past 10 years where she has held many exhibitions of her work. She has also exhibited at Haftsamar Art Gallery, Iranian Art Forum, IranIPC, Noghte Gallery, Honar Gallery, Akskhaneh in Tehran, Iran. She has also curated exhibitions for venues such as the Art & Culture Institute in Tehran.
Outside of Iran Davarfara’s “ghahve khane” paintings have been exhibited at Saw Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, and at the Young Moderne Kunst, in Cologne, Germany. Over the past three years Davarfara’s work has been focused on issues around Iranian Womanhood, which has manifested as site specific urban performances Cologne, and Dom, Germany. More recent performances and installations of this series were featured in the Third Performance Festival and at the East Art Gallery, Tehran museum of contemporary art, Silk Road Gallery in Tehran. And edinburgh festival. these days she practice on Technology to make new side of her artworks.
up coming Projects
Project volume 2: This project is based on an unknown picture which is find by chance.
Time-Timeless: Space and Time are to important factors which make the concept of this project.