Niki Afsar

Art Discipline: 
Bethesda, MD
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 25, 2022 to Jun 3, 2022

Niki Afsar is a nonbinary/femme, iranian-american writer and interdisclipinary artist. Since 2015, they have lived and worked in New York City, Tehran, the Washington DC area, and Western Massachusetts. Coming from a background in literature and independent theater, their work explores expressions of fluidity and longing within language, hybrid/myriad identities, and mental health. They have previously completed residencies with Bohemi Theater Company, Double Edge Theatre, Monson Arts, and the NARS Foundation International Studio Residency, with upcoming residencies at Rhizome DC and the Trinacria Theatre Company. Their poetry has been published in Margins Magazine by the Asian American Writers Workshop in collaboration with Mizna. Drawing influences from their personal, familial, and cultural histories steeped in poetry and paradox, they experiment with a number of mediums including devised movement and performance; poetry and text; live singing and sound making; and mirror work.