Morehshin Allahyari

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects; a poetic mean to document the personal and collective lives we live and our struggles as humans in the 21st century.

Allahyari has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world including the Venice Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Miami Art fair, and Material Art fair. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre (2013),Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (2015), Autodesk Pier9 Workshop in San Francisco (2015), and the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research in association with Transmediale, Berlin in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke (2016).

Her work has been featured in NYTimes, Huffington Post, Wired, NPR, Parkett Art Magazine, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Global Voices Online, and Al Jazeera among others.

Image: Morehshin Allahyari, Panther Modern (Room 12), 2015

SCREENING: Slipstreams | Program for in/future Festival

September 17, 2016 - September 20, 2016
Artist(s): Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Flawia Litwin, Manuel Saiz, Marianna Milhorat, and Terence Nance Curator(s): Shani K Parsons Slipstreams, an original 30-min program of moving image works, will screen in the Cinesphere at Ontario Place during in/future, an immersive celebration of multidisciplinary contemporary art and world music presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music. Responding toFind out more