Bahar Ahmadifard (b.1989) is a freelance artist, writer, and translator/interpreter, her focus being interdisciplinary studies on literature, history, and visual arts. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Photography at the Tehran University of Art in 2016 & 2019. With her thesis titled «Recurring Concepts in Contemporary Critical Discourse on Iranian Photography.»
She has been investigating various topics in her work, from Artistic Research to Fine Art Photography. She has been active as a curator, educator, and mediator in several projects such as “Future: as a point of Departure,” a literary self-portrait as an alternative novelistic approach, “Learning photography at Tehran University of Art; A simulator,” her ongoing curatorial project, as well as “Dust to Come” for mosaic rooms’ Future threads and Hermap Art Projects’ online residency with Goethe Institute and Bozar, Brussels.
Her literary translations include “Loitering with Intent” by Muriel Spark (co-translated with Amirhossein Khorshidfar) and “How Fiction Works” by James Wood. She’s a board member and regular contributor to Poetica Project, a collective and online publication since 2015, and the New Media Society archive and library since 2018.
Bahar Lives and works in Tehran.