Farniyaz Zaker (Iran–UK)

Artist, writer. Born in 1982 in Tehran, Iran. Zaker's multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as video, sculpture/installation, drawing and print. Much of her practice explores how bodily practices and spatial awareness define our sense of identity, belonging and the very concept of knowledge. 

Zaker has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Lamb and Flag scholarship from the University of Oxford, which enabled her to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art. She has exhibited at Sharjah Art Museum; the Ashmolean Museum; Etemad Gallery, Pi Artworks Gallery and Laing Art Gallery. Her works can be found in private and public collections, including The Arter — Space for Art, an initiative of the Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey; Video Insight Foundation Collection, Bologna, Italy; and the Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia. Lives and works between London and Berlin.