Solmaz Farhang is an artist-researcher and illustrator based in London. She is a graduate of the Art and Science Master programme at University of Applied Arts Vienna. In her interdisciplinary approaches she investigates the complexities and contradictions of the human psyche along with the interrelations between individuals and societies. She strives to desacralise ignorant beliefs and question society’s prejudices. Farhang works across multiple disciplines. Her practice materialises in many forms, including photography, videos, multimedia installations, book illustration and collaborative art-science projects.

Selected Exhibitions & Talks & Awards:


Liquid tools for River Fiction, University of Applied Arts Vienna (die Angewandte), Vienna

How to become an Island, Novi Sad22 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad

INTRA 2021, Angewandte Programme for Inter- and Transdisciplinary Projects in Art and Research, Vienna

 Radio OE1 prize, Fixing the future – climate, Vienna


Woodiana.Today , Art & Science 2021, Museum of Science and Technology, Belgrade

Woodiana.Today, Ars Electronica Garden Belgrade, art+science 2021, Center for the Promotion of Science, Novi Sad

Portrait in the Lab, May I introduce: Alien, SULUV Gallery, Novi Sad

Portrait in the Lab, May I Introduce: Alienexpress, Fabrikraum, Vienna

Clothes with Stories, Talk and presentation, Climate Campaign ‘Generation One’, UCL, London


About dreaming fishes in test tube, AILien Talk between Science and Art, Angewandte Festival, Vienna

Portrait in the Lab, May I Introduce: Alien, AIL, Vienna

Clothes with Stories, UCL Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing, London


Inspired to Innovate, AOI exhibition, London                  

From analogue to digital, London


THE MIRRORED UNIVERSE, Etiuda & Anima festival, Academy of Fine Arts, KraKow

THE MIRRORED UNIVERSE, Our Place in Space exhibition, NHM Vienna

COLABOR ArtScience, University of Applied Arts Vienna (With WTZ Ost)

Sketching as a medium between fact and fiction, JBS18, Designforum Austria, MQ, Vienna

Joseph Binder Award for Book Illustration, Vienna

Herr Pomeranz lernt lachen, children book publication, Austria


Grant and sponsorship, Our Place in Space, European Space Agency

Der Schatten at BIB 2017, Slovak national museum, Bratislava

Social Robotics & Visual Narrative in Tandem, Research Salon, AIL, Vienna

Social Robotics & Visual Narrative in Tandem at Applied practice, AIL, Vienna, Austria

Illustration-Hub, Grant and sponsorship, WTZ Ost, University of Vienna, University of Applied Arts Vienna


A Long Goodbye, NextComic festival 2016, RAUMSCHIFF, Linz

Der Schatten, Children book publication, Bibliothek der Provinz, Austria

Performative book presentation, Der Schatten, Design Austria, MQ, Vienna, Austria

Workshop, Creative memories, Summer School in Cognitive Science, University of Vienna, Austria


A Long Goodbye at The Essence 2015, Künstlerhaus, Vienna