Time flies, so I slow down some excerpts to look deep and closer.
Life is a loop, however, we miss when it looped the scenery, so I keep repeating it to catch the moment.

The interdependence of sublime landscape and life metaphor is profound; yet documenting this fragile interconnection is a challenging endeavor. Neda Zarf Saz’s art showcases the essence of these intricate affinities without representing that in material, but in ephemeralities that are mostly captured through photography, video, and Installation. Her concepts loop together with the end and beginning of life maneuvers; it is a journey that goes from specific to general, and vice versa. Zarf Saz’s work alternates between abstraction and repetition and often takes landscape as a point of departure. Zarf Saz’s projects display conventional aesthetic to make the audience look and look again, to think and think again.

Neda Zarf Saz

b. 1981, Iran

Education

2011 MFA in C:Art:Media | Valand Academy of Fine Arts | Gothenburg University | Goteborg/Sweden

2008 BA in Visual Communication Design | Art faculty of Alzahra University | Tehran/Iran

2003 Two years college in Math | Urmia University | Urmia/Iran

Professional Certificates

2017 Cultural Tourist Guide Certificate | Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcraft and Tourism Organization | Tehran/Iran

2004 Certificate in Persian Calligraphy | Excellent Degree | Iranian Calligraphers Committee | Tehran/Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2018 “The Rift” | Etemad Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2016 “Prospect off the slope” | ARTIM Project Space – YARAT Contemporary Art Space | Baku/Azerbaijan

2016 “Illuminato” | YARAT Contemporary Art Space – YARAT Studios | Baku/Azerbaijan

2016 “Body,Space,Perception” (with Mina Zarfsaz) | Azad Art Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2015 “Illuminato” | Etemad Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2013 “Between Black and White” | Mohtasham Art Gallery | Urmia/Iran

2013 “From Outside, or Otherwise” (with Claudia Djabbari) | Mottahedan Projects | Dubai/UAE

2010 “Connect” Installation show (with Diana Riesco Lind) | “Ambiguous Identities I” piece | Backa Culture house | Goteborg/Sweden

Group Exhibitions

2018 “The Ghost Tide” | Thames-Side Gallery | London/UK

2018 “Group Annual Exhibition” | Etemad Gallery Negarestan | Tehran/Iran

2018 “To Be Worn” | New Media Society | Tehran/Iran

2017 “Tasty Art” | Rooberoo Mansion | Tehran/Iran

2017 “On Paper” | New Media Society and Parking Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2017 4th Annual “20/29 Video Festival” | Icebox Project Space | Philadelphia/USA

2017 “New Members Show”  | Vox Poluli Gallery | Philadelphia/USA

2017 “Shabtab 2” | Azad Art Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2016 “Blue Gold” | Etemad Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2016 “Surveiling the Naked City” | Haugesund Kunstforening | Haugesund/Norway

2015 “Light-Meter” | Momayez Gallery, Iranian Artist’s Forum | Tehran/Iran

2015 “Good news from Iran” | Mottahedan Projects | Dubai/UAE

2015 “Belichtungsmesser” | Sammlung Lenikus | Vienna/Austria

2014  Limited Access International Festival | Parkingallery, Reloading Images (Berlin), SCCA (Ljubljana), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo) and Studio Strike (London).

2014 “Shared Studio” Tehran/NYC Portal Collaboration | Lu Magnus NY and M-40 Tehran | Tehran and NYC/Iran and US

2014 “Good News From Iran” | Endjavi Barbe Art Projects | Pasinger Fabrik | Munich/Germany

2014 “Black Gold” | Shirin Art Center | Tehran/Iran

2013 “Chi controlla i controllori” |  Galleria Clou | Ragusa/Italy

2013 “Open Door” Project | Fórum Eugénio de Almeida | Évora/Portugal

2013 “Surveiling the Naked City” | Atopia | Oslo/Norway

2013 Drawing Week 1 | Homa Art Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2012  Kunstort “ inbetween “ | Gelsenkirchen/Germany

2012 “La Turo de Babel“ | “ Galleri Rotor | Goteborg/Sweden

2012 “Time’s Memory Remembrance of Objects” Video Art show | Mohsen Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2012 Photography Show | Mohtasham Art Gallery | Urmia/Iran

2011 6th Iranian National Biennial of Sculpture | Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation | Tehran/Iran

2011 “Spaceless” Persbookart”  contest’s show | Siin Gallery | Tehran/Iran

2011 “The Winter Sighed to the Spring” | Röda Sten | Goteborg/Sweden

2010 Valand Academy’s Open House| Goteborg/Sweden

2010 KulturNatten Typo drawing Prrformance | Galleri bob | Goteborg/Sweden

2010 Hagabion Cinema | Goteborg/Sweden

Art Fairs

2013 Abu Dhabi ArtFair | “Small is beautifull”  curated by Fabrice Bousteau | The UAE Pavillion | Abu Dhabi/UAE

Residencies and Awards

2016 YARAT Residency Award 2016 (Mid-April,Mid-July) | Baku/ Azerbaijan

2013 Magic of Persia in Gasworks residency Award 2013 (January, March) | London/UK

2013 Honored as the 1st ranked woman artist at West Azerbaijan province | Urmia/Iran

2011 Honored on the 1st annual contest of Iranian Contemporary Art “Persbook” for Installation section | Tehran/Iran

2011 Adlerbertska Hospitiestiftelsen 2011 | Goteborg/Sweden

2011 Honored for the Installation piece “Life Sketch” | Gothenburg University and Chalmers | Goteborg/Sweden