Samira alikhanzadeh was born in Tehran in 1967. She studied painting at Azad University and began exhibiting in 1990.
Her works transcend time and space. Her initial work, featuring images of windows and frames, opened portals onto a familiar yet forgotten era. Later, through the use of found portrait photographs dating to the 1930s and 1940s, she marked her unmistakable style on the contemporary art scene of Iran. The high-aesthetic quality and masterful conceptual presentation of her panels capture the attention of her viewers and evoke memories of their own ancestral heritage. The absence of any narrative heightens the anonymity of her subjects. Their pose and dress reveal nothing more than the era they lived in.
She has exhibited extensively in Tehran and internationally, in galleries such as Golestan Gallery, Tehran; Mall Galleries, London; Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran or SIP Space Gallery, Vancouver.