Mahsa Farhadikia is an independent art critic, curator and scholar, who is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA). Her areas of expertise include feminism, modernity, and contemporary art. She was born in 1983 in Tehran and moved to Los Angeles in 2015. She received her MA in Art Research from Tehran University of Art. While in Tehran She served as a curatorial research member of Tehran Biennial’s research team (in collaboration with Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art). Between 2010-2015 she was a lecturer of contemporary art at Iranian universities including Sooreh university of art. Over the last decade, she has worked as an art critic, columnist, and researcher with prominent Iranian art journals and magazines. By writing over one hundred critical reviews and monographs, she tried to play a positive role in the improvement of the inchoate discourse of Iranian art criticism. In 2015 her translation of James Elkins’ seminal book What Happened to Art Criticism? was published by Herfeh-Nevisandeh publications in Tehran. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked at various art museums such as the Getty, the Broad and the Wende Museum while working on independent research and curatorial projects.