Fariba Samsami was born in Tehran, Iran . She is a Montreal based installation and multimedia artist whose work addresses and raises questions about the implications of the notion of identity in the context of the complex reality of exile, immigration, political boundaries and conflicting cultural worlds. She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the College of Decorative Art in 1980, and also another BFA from Concordia University in 1993. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions.