Sara Shamsavari is a British artist of Iranian heritage whose vibrant and emotive images explore and reinterpret identity and address current social and cultural concerns. While each photographic series has a distinct focus, together, they all seek to encourage the ideals of non-judgement, equality, unity in diversity and collective responsibility.
Shamsavari’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, public and political spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco) Institute of Contemporary Art, City Hall and The Royal Festival Hall (London), Espace Pierre Cardin (Paris), Fondazione Biagiotti Progretto Arte (Florence) and Rush Arts Gallery (New York).
With a commitment to education, Sara has delivered a number of artist talks internationally at cultural institutions including Tate Britain, Southbank Centre, MoCP and the Royal Institution of Great Britain as well guest lecturing at UAL, UCA, SOAS John Cabot (Rome) NYU ( Abu Dhabi) and Syracuse University.
Shamsavari’s work, exhibitions, and profile have been featured multiple times, across various media and publications including, BBC1, ITN, SKY1, New York Times, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Elle, i-D and Dazed & Confused.
With a belief that artists can be leaders in social and spiritual progress, Sara seeks to empower both participants and viewers with the endeavour to encourage a transformation in the way we view society and ourselves.