Zahra Moein (b. 1993 in Iran) is an artist currently based in Berlin, Germany.
In her artistic practice, Zahra Moein draws inspiration from cinema and the everyday experiences that shape her life. She works mainly with photography and video, and in-between photographic and cinematographic images, she sees the inclusion of her daily life, memories, and struggles and takes them into her artistic expression as a form of resistance and a source of purpose.
In recent years, she has placed a strong emphasis on incorporating text into her work. She sees writing as a powerful and timeless feminist tool with the ability to offer an emancipatory approach to expression. Through the use of poetic language, she found a way to connect her written words to her photographs and videos, creating a more unified and impactful piece. Her artistic approach focuses heavily on narrative, with the intention to be the narrator of her life and assert agency over her own body.
Zahra Moein was in Residence Botkyrka during April 2023, part of a collaboration with Extension Art Space where she presented the performance work Notes of Vulnerability and Braveness.
This residency was organised by Extension Art Space, in collaboration with Residence Botkyrka and supported by Kulturrådet.