Hoda Afshar (1983, Tehran) lives and works in Naarm (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 (2021), PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne (2021), Between the Sun and the Moon: Lahore Biennale (2020), Remain, UQ Museum of Art in Brisbane (2019), Beyond Place Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA, USA (2019), Primavera 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open in Adelaide (2018).
In 2015, she received the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, in 2018 won Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia and in 2021 she received the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship for outstanding talent and exceptional courage. Hoda is represented by Milani Gallery in Australia.