Solmaz Shahbazi lives and works in Berlin. She studied architecture and design at the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design. Before venturing into photography and film, Shahbazi worked as an architect. Her works have been shown a the 7th Sharjah Biennial, the 9th International Istanbul Biennial and the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Since 2001, Shahbazi’s works have been exhibited widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Shahbazi uses the documentary format in both her videos and her photography as a tool to analyse different modes of imagery, expectations of the unknown and possible effects on perception.