Farniyaz Zaker (b. 1982 Tehran) is an artist and researcher, who currently lives and works between Berlin and London. Located between architectural theory and gender studies, her art practice and writing largely deal with the nexus of body, society and place. Zaker’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as textiles, sculpture and installation; drawing, print, video and sound. Much of her practice explores how bodily practices and spatial awareness define our sense of identity, belonging and the very concept of knowledge. Her work is both generative and corrosive of boundaries.  It often employs transparency and opacity, repetition and memorization, text and textiles, and plays with notions of the public and the private, the physical and the psychological.
She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Lamb and Flag scholarship from St. John’s College of the University of Oxford, which enabled her to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally since 2002, having been included in exhibitions in the Sharjah Museum, UAE, The Ashmolean Museum, UK, Mark Rothko Museum, Latvia, Contemporary Istanbul International Biennale, Turkey and “ID”, an exhibition held in a fringe exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2019 amongst others.