Mina Zarfsaz is a trans-disciplinary artist, designer and system-thinker. She pursues a socially-minded creative practice and research agenda at the intersection of technology, and philosophy of sciences. Her work advocates for relatability and humility as conditions for preserving harmony in our collective survival. Currently, she is exploring Planetariums as galleries of the future at Rowan University, where she serves as the area head for the Design Program and co-director of the Institute for Innovative Media, Materials & Design (IMMaD). In her practice, Zarfsaz employs cross-disciplinary methods to examine the intricate interactions between animate and inanimate beings, forming a multi-species collaboration framework on micro, meso, and macro scales.
Zarfsaz' work has been showcased at Magnan Metz Gallery (Chelsea NYC,) Azad Gallery (Tehran,) Icebox Project Space (Philadelphia,) Vox Populi Gallery (Philadelphia,) Window on Broad of Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Philadelphia,) amongst others. Her work is featured in Adjacent (NYU's ITP Journal,) Philadelphia Inquirer, the ArtBlog, Title Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and more. She is awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Icebox Project Space, Asian Arts Initiative, and most recently at the University City Science Center collaborating with the scientists at the bio-tech company Integral Molecular. Zarfsaz was nominated for the prestigious Knight Art + Tech Fellowship in 2020 and 2022.
Zarfsaz thrives in nature and is fascinated by outer space.