Art by Farnaz Nasiriamini

Artist: Farnaz Nasiriamini
Artwork Title: Waiting for Simone
Medium: Author


Artist Statement

Waiting for Simone is a short story by author Farnaz Nasiriamini inspied by the life-story of Simone Veil.



Farnaz runs a blog called Alpha Error. According to Farnaz, ‘I encountered the alpha error, also known as type 1 error, in my statistics lecture. It describes a statistical mistake, for example when a person is sick when in reality they are healthy or when a person is convicted as guilty when in reality they are innocent.

The alpha error shows that we should be critical of our assumptions and should question them again and again, especially in times of #fakenews! That deserves a blog name!’.


About the Artist

Farnaz Nasiriamini is a freelance journalist and author, with Iranian/German heritage. She is interested in socio-political issues that she deals with both journalistically and artistically.

She has a keen interest in telling stories and playing with words. For Farnaz, the essentials are often between the lines. Words are a powerful tool, they shape us every day and she wants to use them to tell stories that inspire reflection and action. Farnaz is interested in law and society, anti-discriminaiton and political communications.

She has a BA in Sociology, Politics and Economics from Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen and American University Washington DC and has studied law at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen and University of Konstanz. She is the recipient of a number of awards including the Young Literature Forum Hessen-Thuringia award which she has received in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the OVAG Youth Literature Prize. In addition to writing, Farnaz runs creative writing workshops for schools and workshops in countering hate speech online and in political communications.

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