Hoda Afshar

  • Born 1983 in Tehran, Iran.
  • Based in Melbourne, Australia.

Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the 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.

Recent exhibitions include WE CHANGE THE WORLD, National Gallery of Victoria; PHOTO 2021: International Festival of Photography (Melbourne, Australia); Between the Sun and the Moon, Lahore Biennale 02 (2020; Pakistan); Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia, Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (2019; California, USA); and Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney). In 2015 she received Australia’s National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, and in 2018 she won the Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia.

  • Remain, 2018
  • © the artist and Milani Gallery