Nasim Nasr

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Through her photographic practice, Iranian-born Nasim Nasr explores and comments on both specific and universal cultural concerns in contemporary society. Her work has dealt with notions of self-censorship, the transience of identity, and issues that face the global community in the context of civil and social unrest. Nasr completed a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the Art University of Tehran, Iran in 2006, and a Master of Visual Arts (Research) at the SA School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, in 2011.

Nasim Nasr’s most recent solo exhibition was Only For My Shadow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney 2015; she has also participated in Sixth Sense, National Art School Sydney 2016, Spring 1883, Melbourne 2016 and Spring 1883, Sydney Contemporary 2015, (both Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide), Sydney; Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney 2016, Redlands Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney 2015; CACSA Contemporary 2015, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery University of South Australia, Adelaide; Blinc, 2015 Adelaide Festival and PP/VT (Performance Presence/Video Time), Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; and presented by GAGPROJECTS ADELAIDE/BERLIN, at Art Dubai, 2015, and Art Stage Singapore, 2013; and Video Stage: Art Stage Singapore 2015. 

Nasr has also participated in the TarraWarra Biennial: Whisper in My Mask, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne 2014; Video Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Artspace/Carriageworks, Sydney and Video Arte Australia y Nueva Zelanda, M100, Santiago, Chile 2013; Landlocked, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney 2013; CACSA Contemporary 2012: New South Australian Art and CACSA Contemporary 2010: The New New, Adelaide.

Her work has featured significantly in numerous publications, especially two books by Melbourne scholar Anne Marsh—Video Void, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014 and Performance_ritual_document, Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing, 2013; also Anne Marsh, ‘Nasim Nasr: The Language Behind the Veil’, Contemporary Visual Art+Culture Broadsheet 44-1, 2015; Jane O’Sullivan, ‘Contemporary video is in the frame at Art Stage Singapore’, Art Collector 2015 Special Edition, Art Stage Singapore, and The Huffington Post by James Scarborough, ‘An Interview with Djon Mundine and Judith Blackall, Co-Curators, and Nasim Nasr, Participating Artist, in “Sixth Sense,” National Art School Gallery, NSW, Australia’ (2016), ‘Nasim Nasr's Zaeefeh (The Wretchedness) and Shadi (Happiness), GAGPROJECTS Adelaide/Berlin at the 2015 Art Dubai’, (2015) and ‘Interview: Nasim Nasr on her exhibition at Australian’s Greenaway Art Gallery’ (2013).

Her work has been collected by the Parliament House Collection, Canberra; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney and private collections in Australia, Singapore, Qatar and the UAE. 

Nasim Nasr is represented by GAG PROJECTS, Adelaide/Berlin.