Mitra Azar is a young artist with an eclectic formation. After studying philosophy, cinema and new media between Europe, Middle East and the US, he has continued his research in the direction of video-making, photography, visual art and performance. The relation between art and anthropology and a critical and tactical use of new media are the frames within which he has shaped his own nomadic lifestyle and artistic practice. The idea of borders as fluid, flexible, amorphous entities (borders between media, languages, identities, etc.) may be intended as the thematic framework of his whole research.
As a philosopher, his research spans across cultural studies, critical theory and media philosophy, within a strong political commitment. In 2011, he published Iran vs Iran, book+dvd, about the 2009 Iranian Green Revolution,which is currently being translated for a 2015 US release.