NEDA SHOAEI, Iranian artist, studied English Literature at the University of Tehran. She is currently working as a multidisciplinary artist. She has held exhibitions since 2017 and directed a performance installation in the theme of manipulation of the media. Her works, including paintings, collages and digital and video arts, are mainly focused on environmental topics, human rights and other contemporary global concerns. She has been working with Hier&Jetzt: Connections since 2018, as well as her partner, Soroush Ahi, who is also based in Iran. They have held 2 events on diasporic literature, displacement and migration, while concentrating on the experience and difficulties of people from the Middle East in today’s world. They are founders of the instagram page hierundjetzt_iran, trying to build a closer connection with their audience, especially Iranians.