Freud, 2004
Lambda Print
60 x 80 cm.


What is it like to be an Iranian artist today?
Here, in the western world, as soon as you are introduced as an Iranian artist, people expect controversial attitudes, and sometimes look for something negative; but in a certain way, we are proud of our country, proud of its history and its culture, that is so strong today. All is not perfect in our country, but art should and may breed elevation, not controversy.

How would you define your work in five words?
Abstract, narrative, contrasted, harmonious, and aesthetic.

What message do you wish to convey through your art?
To be motivated, to feel the need of acting our commitment (this is a deeply rooted need in me), and also speedily materialize my inspiration, otherwise, it will be too late.

How must a gallery be today in order to represent your work?
A gallery must lend an ear to the artists with a sense of understanding. It must seek a diversity of audiences and clients, and be able to sell at a suitable price. The Gallery should have a strong and recognizable identity as well as a project for the artists it stands for.

About Niloufar Banisadr 

Niloufar Banisadr was born in Tehran in January 1973. Parallel to her studies and since 2000, Niloufar Banisadr is regularly displayed in Iran and then from 2003 in France and also in Turkey, Argentina and Dubai. Niloufar Banisadr disclosed very different photographs according to the series. She is an artist internationally collected both by institutions and by art lovers in France, Iran but also in Turkey, Brazil and Argentina. Before turning permanently toward photography, Niloufar has practiced painting for a long time. This reflects in her work today especially in the research on light and abstract topics. Niloufar Banisadr develops, series after series, the complexity of being an Iranian woman from a largtraditional family. In fact, she wants to speak freely through her work of her desire for daily emancipation. In recent years, the work of Niloufar is always suggested and subtle, even if she is freer from the shackles of tradition.