Dr Farniyaz Zaker is an Iranian-born artist and researcher, who currently lives and works between Berlin and London. Her works have been internationally exhibited since 2002. Located between architectural theory and gender studies, her art practice and writing largely deal with the nexus of body, society, and place.

Zaker's multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as video, sculpture/installation, drawing, print, and sound. Much of her practice explores how bodily practices and spatial awareness define our sense of identity, belonging and the very concept of knowledge. Her work is both generative and corrosive of boundaries, such as the one between architecture and clothing. It often employs transparency and opacity, repetition and memorisation, text and textiles, and plays with notions of the public and the private, the physical and the psychological.

She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Lamb and Flag scholarship from St John's College of the University of Oxford, which enabled her to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art. She was awarded the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize in 2011 at the International Print Biennial, Newcastle, UK;  she was selected as a finalist at the Arte Laguna Prize 2014 (Sculpture and Installation Section), in Venice, Italy; and most recently, she won the Hit Parade prize at PARATISSIMA-12 (2016), in Turin, Italy. She has exhibited at Pi Artworks, London and Istanbul (2016); Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE (2014); The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK (2012); and Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK, (2011).

Her works can be found in private and public collections, including The Arter- Space for Art, an initiative of the Koc Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, Video Insight Foundation Collection, Bologna, Italy, and Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.