SPEAKER / Monday 1 April 12.30-1.30pm at RMIT Building 94, Level 01, Room 11
Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the Melbourne-based artist considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography.
Born 1983, Tehran, IRN. Lives and works in Melbourne, VIC.
Hoda Afshar began her career as a photographer in Iran in 2005 and has exhibited and published widely internationally. Her major video installation Remain was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of Primavera 2018 exhibition. And her photographic series Behold was exhibited at Centre for Contemporary Photography, VIC in 2017 and Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Melbourne in 2018. Recent group exhibitions include The Inner Apartment, Nishi Gallery, Canberra; Khalas, UNSW Galleries, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open, Adelaide (all 2018) and William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2017 & 2018). She received the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize for the work Portrait of Ali (2015) and won William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for her portrait of Behrouz Boochani (2018). In 2018, the artist submitted her PhD in Creative Arts to Curtin University, Perth. Afshar is a member of the eleven collective, a group of contemporary Muslim Australian artists, curators and writers.