Solmaz Farhang (*1982) is a visual artist-researcher, illustrator and a graduate of University of Applied Arts Vienna. She is born in Tehran, working currently in Vienna and London. Farhang works across multiple disciplines to push the boundaries and construct new fiction-based communication possibilities. Her practice materializes in many forms, including multimedia installations, interactive 360-degree drawings, photography and stop-motion videos. Solmaz Farhang has exhibited her works in several shows in Natural History Museum of Vienna (2018), University of Applied Arts (as art director, 2018), Raumschiff Linz (2017 & 2016), Kunstlerhause Vienna (2015), Museumsquartier (2014). Besides working as an artist, Solmaz Farhang is codirecting an interdisciplinary science communication programme (IllustrationHub) in collaboration with University of Applied Arts and University of Vienna since 2016. Drawings of Solmaz Farhang has been published in picture books such as The Shadow (H.C. Anderson, 2016) and Mr. Pomeranz learns to laugh (text by Maria Linschinger, 2018). The latest has been nominated for the Joseph Binder Award 2018. About her works and her interdisciplinary approaches she has held talks and workshops at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Angewandte Inovation Lab (AIL) and Design Austria.
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