Born in 1985 in Mashhad, Iran, Samira Ahmadi Ghotbi has begun her studies at the Faculty of Art and Architecture in Tehran. After obtaining her DNSEP at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole in 2015, she has joined the ESACM Research Cooperative as a student researcher for three years.
Through a multidisciplinary practice, drawing, installation, video and performance, Samira Ahmadi Ghotbi processes historical documents to reinterpret them in today's political and social context. She appropriates family or cultural histories to reveal an image that oscillates between the past and the present, that resists erasure although threatened by oblivion.
The figure of animals is present in her work to speak of the hunted, exploited and dominated body. She evokes the subject of hunting in several of her recent works in a poignant way, and as a symbol of the instrument of power and domination.
Samira Ahmadi Ghotbi is a recipient of the Visual Arts Committees of the Cité internationale des arts in 2018 and 2019. She has presented her work at the Salon de Montrouge, the Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, In extenso hors les murs at Tars Gallery in Bangkok, the GAC in Annonay, and recently in a duo with artist Marjolaine Turpin at the art center le Parc Saint Léger.