Samira Davarfara

samira davarfara

Samira Davarfara

Visual artist


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.  

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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.

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When Wishing Isn’t Futile

by Amanda Nudelman

It has been many years since I’ve made a wish. Perhaps this is because a wish seems to bubble to the surface only in dark moments of desperation or despair, and I’ve been lucky to encounter few of these in the recent past. But the new work, Unison of Sky (January 25, 2016), a performance by artists Samira Davarfara and Shaghayegh Cyrous, illustrated that a wish needn’t exist only as a counterpoint to hopelessness. Coordinated between the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and California College of the Arts’ Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage ...



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Unison of sky

Unison of Sky is a performance and collaboration with Iranian…


Unison of Sky is a performance and collaboration with Iranian artist Shaghayegh cyrous that took place between Iran and United States, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and CCA . We made a ceiling portal between the two cities via Skype. Participants lied down on their backs and gazed on a projection of people on the other side of the world. They were able to give their written wish to the artist, who then translated it – between Farsi and English – and spoke through the portal.

A performance art between Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and California Collage of the Arts.
As a part of 30 Performances, 30 Artists, 30 Days, Performance festival in Iran. 2016





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A gift from Tehran to San Francisco

Live video chat of my room in Tehran while I…


Live video chat of my room in Tehran while I was getting ready to sleep, reading book and etc projected in to the postal box which sent from Iran. The box went to San Fransisco in three weeks. which you can have person in second.



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Jiffy As a part of Inhale group exhibition at Silk…



As a part of Inhale group exhibition at Silk Road Gallery, Tehran/Iran, 2016

Dream Home

Dream Home (colorquake)

2018 Sarpol-e Zahab earthquake with magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western…

Dream Home

2018 Sarpol-e Zahab earthquake

with magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq at 20:07 local time (19:37 local time in Iraq) on Sunday night, 25 November 2018 injuring over 700 people and sending fearful residents running into the street. One fatality and 45 injuries were also reported in the neighboring Iraq. According to CNN, some houses were destroyed in several rural areas of Qasr-e-Shirin and SarPol-e zahab.

As soon as the quake stopped, several rescue teams were quickly dispatched, the authorities said. We as a artistic team went there to make a moment for the children. This project tried to help them remember their dream and hope. Most of the children lost their family and lived as a homeless, No hope and no life.

The project help them to think and draw their feelings and talk about their memory, Sadness, fears and happiness. Children and us decided together change the Iron sheds to a better place for living. Full of joy and hope. We cover all Iron sheds by color and dreams of children. The last night of the year we had dancing and singing night to celebrate the future full of hope.
after mounts we still receiving their feelings and hopes for shining tomorrow .
Artists: Samira Davarfara, Atefeh Khas
Nature Activist: Mohammad Tajeran
Photo& Movie: Tyam yabandeh

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Sound of The Earth

The Between Lands Group Exhibition May 14 - June 18,…


The Between Lands Group Exhibition

May 14 – June 18, 2022
Curated by Minoosh Zomorodinia


Sound of the Earth

Samira Davarfara is working on a project inspired by her first visit to America. She encounters many borders in her travels as a middle-eastern woman artist, and she just began roaming around the streets of San Francisco, thinking about borderless people. As she went, the ambiance changed to a cadence of ups and downs in the San Francisco hills. She finds peace listening to “a symphony of the city.” She has spent the last five years focusing on the rhythms of the cities that are most important to her. The project’s artist, Samira, works with her experts in three stages.


Special Thanks to my consultants;

Adel Asadi is a Ph.D. student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. His main focus of research is Geospatial Data Analytics. He uses Remote Sensing data and applies Artificial Intelligence tools and Geographical Information Systems methods to solve a variety of problems in the area of Earth Sciences.

Ali Karbasian is an IT professional who has been in the IoT/IT field for more than ten years. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Python language is one of his specialties, and he is the person who is making my project live today.


Setareh Aref Kashfi Music teacher and pianist based in Tehran, Iran. She started playing the piano as a child, and after being acquainted with harmony and music theory, she became interested in the close connection between this art and mathematics, and so it became apparent to her through the world of music inside and out.




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