Sara R. Yazdani is an art historian, art critic, and director for the art and research site K.O.S A. She holds a PhD in History of Art and Media Theory from the University of Oslo (Self-Sufficient Images: Art Media, and Ecologies in the Works of Wolfgang Tillmans, 2019). Her fields of research and teaching are modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on history and theory of photography, the relationship between art, media, technologies, theories 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, and the re-emergence of an ecological, processual approach to art photography.

In 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at Humboldt University, Berlin, in 2019 a research affiliate in Environmental Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, and between 2016 and 2019 she was co-leader of the research group Media Aesthetics at the University of Oslo. She is currently a guest lecturer in art theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Fine Arts, Oslo (the MA Art and Public Space program).

As an art critic she is regularly contributing to Flash Art, Artforum International, Mousse Magazine, Kunstkritikk, Art & Education, Objektiv, and her academic writing has been published in a number of academic journals, such as Art Journal, and anthologies and exhibition catalogues on modern and contemporary art.

Yazdani is a member of the research group Media Aesthetics at the University of Oslo and the research network Sensorium at Linköping University, Sweden. She is a member of the professional associations The Society of Art Historians in Sweden, the Art History Associate in Norway, and Kritikerlaget, the association for Norwegian critics. She lives and works in Oslo.


Sara R. Yazdani (b. 1984, Sweden)

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