Astera Mortezai is an actress, performer, director and translator.
Born in Saqiz, Iranian Kurdistan in 1980. Graduated in Master of Fine Arts in Alzahra University, Tehran.
Since 2009 she started clandestine performance in Tehran. She left the country in 2017 because of lack of freedom of expression.
She lives in Gouda since October 2018.
In her performance work, Astera Mortezai places the human body in direct contact with a social context in which suppresses all sensuality, she finds small cracks in the social order to find some moments of spontaneity.