Homa Delvaray Iranian, b. 1980


Homa Delvaray (b. 1980, Tehran, Iran) is a graphic designer vigorously engaged in all aspects of design, from posters to book design and visual identity. She has developed her practice to embrace installations, sculptures, textile arts, and artist books. The idea of resisting marginality and demanding centrality as an Iranian and a woman manifests itself in almost all of Delvaray’s designs where she avoids cropping, frames the format with borders, and designs central or symmetrical compositions. Her highly embellished designs reclaim a central position that a traditional reading would label as feminine. Homa Delvaray not only questions the discourse of masculine/feminine and central/marginal but also challenges the viewers by positioning them in/out of a familiar or unfamiliar maze of narratives, meanings and interpretations.