Hoda Afshar (born 1983, Tehran. Iran) Lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne). She is a visual artist and also lectures in photography and fine art at (VCA) Melbourne University and Photography Studies College. Hoda’s work has been widely exhibited locally and internationally and published online and in print. Her work is also part of numerous private and public collections. Through her work, she explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, she considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. Recent exhibitions include WE CHANGE THE WORLD, National Gallery of Victoria (2021), IN PROGRESS, Bristol Photo Festival, UK (2021)
PHOTO International Festival of Photography, 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) and Primavera 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 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 won the People’s Choice Award of the Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia . Hoda is one of the recipients of Sydney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2021. She is represented by Milani Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.