Sara R. Yazdani is an scholar and art critic, holding a PhD in art history and media studies. Her fields of research are modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on photography, the relationship between art, media, technologies, theory of the Anthropocene, media ecologies and process philosophy. She is currently working on her first monograph, Self-Sufficient Images, a critical history of Wolfgang Tillmans’ oeuvre.
In 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at Humboldt University, Berlin and between 2016 and 2019 she was co-leader of the research group Media Aesthetics at the University of Oslo.
Her work has been published in Art Journal (forthcoming), Artforum International, Mousse Magazine, Kunstkritikk, Art & Education, Objektiv, as well as in a number of academic journals, anthologies and exhibition catalogues.
PhD Art History/Media Studies (Faculty of Humanities funded), University of Oslo, Norway, 2015-2019.
MA Art History and Media Studies (Distinction), University of Oslo, Norway, 2012-2014.
BA Media and Cultural Studies (1st Class Honours), Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 2007-2010.
August 2019-January 2020: Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, University Lecturer.
September 2014-October 2019: Media Aesthetics, Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, PhD Research Fellow.
May 2018-January 2019: Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, University Lecturer.
March 2016-August 2016: Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Medienwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Visiting Research Fellow.
January 2015-January 2019: Media Aesthetics, Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Co-leader of the Research Group Media Aesthetics.
May 2012-December 2015: Gallery MELK, Oslo, Norway.
June 2012-September 2014: Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, University Lecturer.