Sara R. Yazdani


Recent work and news

Conference paper / Reframing the Individual: The Sun, Process Ontology and Sonne München, 1994 . 7th biennial conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. University of Leuven, Belgium, September 2020 (accepted but cancelled due to covid-19).

Grants / Media Aesthetics Research Grant 2000-2021, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Essay in book volume / “Invisible Processes. The Production of the New in the Work of Ane Mette Hol,” in “Becoming (working title)”. Edited by Franz Thalmair. mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (forthcoming, June 2020).

Parallel Ecologies: A Symposium on Art, Media and Environments With Sara Eliassen, Synne Tollerud Bull and Ingrid Halland. Speakers: Ina Blom, Synne Tollerud Bull, Jennifer Gabrys, Stefanie Hessler, Ursula Münster, and Susanne M. Winterling. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. June 4.

Award / PhD thesis abstract for Self-Sufficient Images: Art, Media and Ecologies in the Works of Wolfgang Tillmans has been high ranked by the Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS). LABS is an evolving, comprehensive database of thesis abstracts (PhD, Masters and MFA) on topics at the intersections between art, science and technology.

Peer-reviewed article / “Snow, Dirt, Light: Wolfgang Tillmans’ Abstract Mediations,” Depth of Field. Leiden: Leiden University Press (accepted for publication, forthcoming, 2020).

Essay in book volume / “Magical Works, Grey Ecologies and Affect: On Complement for Company (skyline and sky)” in Writing Images. Conversations on Photography. In collaboration with Susanne M. Winterling. Edited by Antonio Cataldo. Berlin: Kehrer Verlag (forthcoming, April 2020).

Public lecture / “The relevance and possible limitations of media archaeology for an understanding of the digital in contemporary media art.” Trial Lecture in correlation with PhD Public Defence. University of Oslo, September 12, 2019

Publication / “Beyond the Individual: “Expanded Sculpture” and the Social at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo,” Art & Education (Artforum and e-flux) (May 2019).

Peer-reviewed article / “Photography, Fungi and Social Ontologies: Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt”, British Computer Society: Special Issue: Politics of the Machine: Art and After, Bind EVA Copenhagen (Electronic Workshops in Computing), 2018.

Curatorial project / suddenly gave the effect of sunlight. Group exhibition, including works by John Cage, Susanne M. Winterling, Kamilla Langeland, Nora Joung, and Ignas Krunglevicius. Curated by Sara R. Yazdani. MELK Gallery. March-April 2019.

Installation views of suddenly gave the effect of sunlight, MELK, 2019

Art Review / “Messy Ecologies“, Kunstkritikk, December 2018.

Publication / “Toxic Environments, Sensitivities and Planetary Times: A Conversation with Susanne M. Winterling,” Mousse Magazine, August 2018.

Art Review / “Sandra Mujinga”, Artforum International, July 2018.

These are Situationist Times: A Symposium on Topology, Culture and Politics. With Ellef Prestsæther, Karin Nygård and Andreas Ervik. Symposium. 28 January, 2017, University of Oslo and Kunsthall Oslo. Keynote Speakers: Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths University, Eric C. H. de Bruyn, University of Leiden, Jacqueline de Jong and Tiziana Terranova, University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’.

Curatorial project / The Pleasure and Politics of Looking. Symposium and Screening Program. With Sara Eliassen, Maria Moseng and Sara Orning, March 2015. UKS and Cinemateket, Oslo.


Sara R. Yazdani
PhD art history / media theory and art critic
Oslo, Norway