Saba Askari is an Iranian-American mixed media artist based in New York City. Her work is informed by a preoccupation with mortality and control in an entropic universe. Traditionally a draftswoman, she has grown her artistic practice to include labor intensive performances which aim to record existence by removing daily object(s) and actions from normative cycles of consumption. Detritus and objects generated during these private performances serve as evidence for presence, for existence. Saba graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude with a B.A. in visual arts and art history. She currently works at the Swiss Institute.