Astera Mortezai is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the Netherlands. She is born in Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, in 1980.
She graduated with a Master of fine arts in Tehran in 2008.
With a background as a performance artist and using a great variety of materials, she investigates the consequences of displacement on the body and the traces left by History on our intimate life. The confrontation with different languages and the multiplicity of cultures is a constant element of her works. She makes them interact with our ordinary, daily-life objects to stage poetic interactions. The body is seen as a poetic object which connects to its environment and expands in it, penetrates, then makes other organs, just like an environmental sculpture.