artist, educator, writer, indefinitely mortal

founder & co-editor of quarterly journal of Tamaas, Tamaasjournal.com

was born and loved in Tehran, Iran

has lived and worked in Chicago, United States

currently is somewhere in between.

 

Education

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012-2014

BFA (honors), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2007-2011

Awards and fellowships

Soma Summer School, Partial Tuition scholarship, 2017

Est-Nord-EstPépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, 2016

Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Award, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, 2012-2014

Residencies

Soma Summer School, Mexico City, July-August, 2017

Est-Nord-Est résidence d'artistes, Sain-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 2016

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT,2015

Chicago Artist Coalition Bolt Program, Chicago, IL, 2014-2015

Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 2014

ACRE Projects, Steuben, WI, 2014

Solo Exhibitions

Documents Infield, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL, 2017

(two person show) States of Prose, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017

Spatial Agreements, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL, 2015

Ten Fingers, SAIC at 900N, Chicago, IL, 2014

Selected Group Exhibitions//Screening//Festivals//Performances

(upcoming screening) "Fingers pointing outside of the frame,"(Monitor 12 Screening Tour), Articule, Montreal, 2017

Monuments in flux, Curated by Amir Ali Ghasemi, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam, 2017

“Inside Out” Curated by Katharina Jesberger, Centrum Ciachovna Arzenal, Zilina, Slovakia, 2017

Invisible Present Tense 2.0 (screening) at the De Sociale Dienst Gallery in collaboration with Parking Gallery in Tehran, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Sep 29th, 2017

Thinging Bodies (screening) curated by Danny Giles, organized in conjunction with "Let me Be an Object that Screams" curated by Matt Morris, Gallery 400, Chicago, October 4th, 2017

Reproducibles,  Museo de Arte Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, 2017

Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Palma de Mallorca (FIVA Screening tour), España, 2017

Centro Cultural España Córdoba (FIVA Screening tour), Mercado de Arte, España, 2017

Espectro Electromagnético, Cineclub16, Mexico City, 2017

Patio del Cabildo of Montevideo (FIVA Screening tour), Uruguay, 2017

Invisible Present Tense 2.0, curated by Amirali Ghasemi, Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany, 2017

(screening) Monitor 12 at The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax, Canada, 2017

(Screening) Patio del Cabildo of Montevideo, Uruguay, 2017

Images Festival, "Fingers pointing outside of the frame" at South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Toronto, 2017

VIDEONALE 16Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, 2017

Limited Access Festival 7, "Remote Homecoming", New Media Projects, Tehran, 2017

Reproducibles, Quinta Cultural, Bogota, Columbia, 2017

FIVA festival internacional de videoarte (winner of best prize for short film), National library of Buenos Aires, 2016

Street Lights (Screening), Roman Susan Gallery, 2016

VAFA International Video Festival, Orient Foundation, Macau, 2016

London Biennale MANILA Pollination: Synchronisations-Syncopations, Philippines, 2016

SPACEBODIES II- Transart Trienale, Berlin, 2016

Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2016, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, South Korea, 2016

Everthing Must Go, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL , 2016

Displacement, South of the Tracks, Chicago, 2016

Blueprints, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago IL, 2016

PDF-OBJECTS curated by Jason Lazarus, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, 2016

A wavelike motion, Nightingale Micro Cinema, Chicago, 2016

PRO BIAS, Bike Room Gallery, Curated By Nancy Lu Rosenheim, Chicago, IL, 2015

A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL, 2015

The F Word: Feminism Now, Juried by Jeanne Dunning, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

Preview VI, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL, 2014

Crisis of Conformity: Relocating The Subject, Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL, 2014 

Evanston Art Center's 2014 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston, IL, 2014

MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2014

Risky Encounters, 6018 North Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

Looking at live sharks in a tank, Nightingale Micro-Cinema, Chicago, IL, 2013 

Real Estate, 6018 North Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013    

2013 MFA Biennial, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DE, 2013

(UN)(DIS)COVERED, SUG Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2013

Boundaries, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 2013

Global Positioning Systems, curated by Amanda Ross-Ho, EXPO Chicago, 2013

MayDay, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013 

Transition:SAIC@AU, Aurora University, Chicago, IL, 2013

Sixth Annual SAIC New Blood Performance Festival, Chicago, IL, 2012

Teaching and Work Experience

Changing Worlds, Teaching Artist, Jan 2017- June 2017    

Michael Rakowitz Studio, Studio Assistant, Jan 2016- July 2017

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, Teaching Artist, 2015-May 2017          

Center for Talent Development, Northwestern University, Instructor, 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lecturer, 2015 Jan-May         

University of Illinois at Chicago, Community Engagement/ Video Production Internship, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Student Advisor, 2013

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Teaching Assistant in seven undergraduate courses, 2012-2014

Curatorial Experience

Co-founder and co-editor of Tamaas Quarterly Journal, 2016- Present

Parlor Room Visiting Artist Program, Co-Director, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013- 201      

Lectures, Presentations

University of South Florida, Visiting Artist, lecture titled: "from the point of return," Tampa, FL

New Media Caucus, CAA 2016, "Extensions of Bodies: On Images, Archival Testimonis and Re-enactment", “Intersections: Cinema, Performance, Networked Media and Politics”, DC, 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Inside Creative Minds, a studio lecture with Dan Paz, 2015

Pasfrada Cultural Organization, "Place, Space and Fictive Attempts", in collaboration with Out of Site performance festival, Chicago, IL, 2015

LATITUDE, Roundtable discussion for Pro Bias, Chicago, IL, 2015

Chicago Artist Coalition, “Babylon Lottery”, Chicago, IL, 2015

University of Chicago Persian Circle, “Change of Rhetoric”, Chicago, IL, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Lectures, Chicago, IL, 2013

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Lectures, Chicago, IL, 2012

Publication

Soma Summer School Catalog (limited edition), 2017

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d'artistes Catalogue, 2017 

Art Newcity, 2016 Spring Issue, "The All-Too-Long History of Contemporary Art from Middle-East", 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Admission Catalog, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Photography Catalog, Essay by Karsten Lund, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Department Catalog, 2013

Bibliography/Press

Elliotjreichart.net, An Interview with Elliot Reichart on the solo exhibition "Documents Infield," 2017

www.http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de, Alles ist in Bewegung, 2017

www.http://Rundschau-online.de, Videonale.16 Das Kunstmuseum Bonn zeigt 43 spannende Beiträge , 2017

Inside/Within Magazine, "Map-making in action" and Interview with Kate Sierzputowski 2017

Bad at Sports, PDF-Objects in Top 5 Weekend Pick. 2016

New Media Journal, Panel Report: Intersections: Cinema, Performance, Networked Media, and Politics, 2016 

Time Out Chicago, Pro Bias in 11 Art Gallery Exhibitions to Check in July, 2015       

F News Magazine, "The Austere Poeticism of Disruption," Veronica Sines, 2015

Bad at Sports, "Spatial Agrements" in Top 5 Weekend Pick, 2015

E + D Magazine, What Does Love Look Like?, Jac Kuntz, 2014

Bad at Sports, Edition #35, "Performance Art Craze Grips Rural Wisconsin" by Dana Bassett, 2014

Le Point.fr, “En Iran, les sanctions tuent”, Armin Arefi,2012

Radio Free Europe, Iranian Artist’s Pill Protest, Courtney Brooks,2012

F News Magazine, Student Profile: Sanaz Sohrabi, Surabhi Kanga,2012