“Survivors always return back to the scene of the crime”
This project is centers around ‘Urban Despotism’ imposing on the urban society of Tehran, where not only the social interactions and behavior are controlled via CCTV, but also, at times, guided or even stopped by dictating directions of movement. This series was taken in two days; a day of the Islamic revolution anniversary and the day before. In all photos, I stand in the middle of the frame and I asked people who passed the intersection to come and take a picture with me.
Education, Awards and Residences
PhD in ETMAP (Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices), University of Colorado, Boulder. current
MFA in Studio Art (transmedia), University of Texas at Austin. 2019 COFA Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin.
SOMA Summer Residency, Mexico City, Mexico.
Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin.
MA, School of Arts, Gent, Belgium. 2013
BFA in painting, University of Kerman, Iran. 2012
Professional Experience 2014 - Founder at Asayeshgah Art Platform 2012 to 2013 -
Croxhapox experimental art platform, Ghent, Belgium
August 2019 - Yard Video Festival, Ag Galerie, Tehran Iran
July 2019 - No. 15,
BIT projects series, Kerman, Iran
May 2019 - Hero Ready: Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition,
Visual Art Center, Austin, TX
March 2019 - No. 69,
BIT projects series, Tehran, Iran
March 2018 - Leave Well Enough Alone, Magic the Gallery, Austin, TX
February 2018 - Subjective Perspective, The Dude Ranch Gallery, Austin, TX
November 2017 - 11 Strangers, Visual Art Center, Austin, TX
July 2017 - Invisible Present Tense 2.0, video program Kunstraum Potsdam, Berlin, Germany
April 2017 - Remote Homecoming Chapter Two, Limited Access Festival 7, Tehran, Iran
October 2015 - Group Exhibition/Bits and Pieces, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
December 2014 - Wandering Islands 3, Limited Access Festival 5, Tehran, Iran
January 2014 - Group Exhibition/Marres, House of Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands
June 2013 - Group Exhibition/KASK week Master show, Royal Academy of Art, Gent, Belgium
May 2013 - Group Exhibition/Home Sweet Homeless, ZwarteZaal Gallery, Gent, Belgium
May 2013 - Group Exhibition/BitMap Project, Zwart Wild Gallery, Gent, Belgium
June 2013 - Solo Exhibition/1day Master in KIOSK Gallery, Gent, Belgium