Sara Madandar is a US based artist from Iran. She was born in Tehran. She got her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works in painting, sculpture,video and performance. Her work is mostly about the relationship of the human to their bodies and covers. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas. Her work evokes a sensation out of destruction and touches on the cultural displacements of corporeality. Her sculptures are objects related to the human body and are in the actual size of the body. Her video, video installations, and performances are influenced by her emigration and comparison between two cultures. She uses different elements to transmit her concepts such as patterns, hair as lines, women’s body and etc. 

Education

2011-2014     M.F.A in Studio Art at the University of Texas, Austin
2004-2009     B.A in painting at AZAD University, Iran, Tehran

Exhibitions & Creation

Awards

2018— 20th Annual Art on the Streets award— Colorado Spring, CO
2017   Culture Alive. City of Austin,Cultural Arts Division — Austin, TX
2016   TVAA(Texas visual arts association), second place, Curated by Andrea Karnes the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth — Dallas, TX
2015   SECAC member show, second place, curated by Jessica Beck of the Andy Warhol museum — Pittsburgh, PA
2013   Quaid-E-Azam Scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin —Austin, TX
2013   Marshal F. Wells Fellowship and Scholarship Endowment — Austin, TX
2012   Marshal F. Wells Fellowship and Scholarship Endowment — Austin, TX
2011   William and Betty Newlin Presidential Exhibition — Austin, TX

Residency

2017   Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI)”Equal Justice” — Santa Fe, NM
2013   Vermont Studio Center — Johnson, VT

Projects

2018-2019   Public art as “Art on The Street“ project, 3D installation “The Dwelling” — Colorado Spring, CO
2017-2018   Public art project, 3D installation,  at Elizabeth Ney Museum — Austin, TX
2017   Part of Newcomb museum curatorial group “Beyond the Canvas” — New Orleans, LA