Eshrat Erfanian is an artist and educator. She was born in Tehran and lives in Toronto. In her practice, Erfanian attempts to subvert the ways we read images and their externalities by offering perspectives on speed, alterity, space, and distance. Her practice includes video, installation, digital photography, site-specific and public art works, and she has recently explored working with virtual reality, and other immersive technologies. Erfanian’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Jewish Museum, New York; the Incheon Biennial, Korea; and numerous galleries in Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. Her recent work, My 9am is Your 10pm is permanently installed in the immigration hallway of the Canadian Embassy, Paris. Erfanian is an alumnus of the ISP Whitney Museum of American Art and holds a PhD from York University, Toronto.