Currently lives in Tehran, Iran
short bio (max. 300 words in English)
Samira Eskandarfar was born in Tehran in 1980 and continues to work in Iran. Between 1997 and 2001 she studied Ceramic Engineering before going on to study filmmaking and finally take a Master of Arts in Animation. Since 2001, she has held over ten solo exhibitons and has participated in over forty group exhibitions and screenings internationally including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Serbia and Turkey. Eskandarfar has done workshops with the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, and has shown extensively both in Tehran and outside Iran at various film festivals. Since 2003, she has made over ten videos from which two of her works were purchased by major collectors including the Tate Modern in London and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK) in Berlin.