Alicia Afshar is a half Japanese, half Iranian artist connecting culture and identity while using her voice to uplift women of color. Her stories provide profound insight into the lives of women and shed light on the impact of colonialism and systemic abuses of power. Her work serves as a bridge between cultures, offering a unique perspective while constructing elements of escapism within the genre of ‘creative nonfiction’.
Afshar’s practice combines the use of mixed media archival footage, as well as both analog and digital still and motion pictures to contrast historical context with hopes of constructing an ideal future. Afshar shares moments of intimacy, anguish, love and loss in a way that is personal and reflects her own story.