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Amirali Ghasemi "(license: CC BY-SA 3.0)"

Amirali Ghasemi “(license: CC BY-SA 3.0)”

Amirali Ghasemi (b.1980, Iran) is a curator, media artist and a graphic designer. He graduated in 2004 with a BA in graphic design from Central Tehran Azad University, with an emphasis on research in digital art history. In 1998, Ghasemi founded *Parkingallery*, an independent project space in Tehran and in 2002 he set up Parkingallery.com, an online platform for young Iranian artists. Ghasemi has shown his photographs, videos, design works in various festivals and exhibitions internationally. As a curator he has been directing many exhibitions, workshops, and talks for Parkingallery projects, such as *Deep Depression (2004-06), Sideways (2008). He has co-curated The Urban Jealousy,1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (2008-09) and four editions of Limited Access Festival for Video and Performance (2007-11), followed by his involvement in a variety of projects for institutions, project spaces and universities in Germany, Netherlands, Serbia, UK, Egypt, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Sweden, and India. He was the guest curator for the CCBRUGGE in 2010 and along his independently curated programs like “The invisible present”( Brazil,USA)  he recently guest programmed a video art section for Rotterdam and Goteborg film festivals in Jan- Feb 2013. He is currently working with photography, video, installation and interactive projects, besides writing on the Tehran arts scene and contemporary Iranian art for various magazines and on his own art-log. IRAN&CO is his ongoing curatorial project, an ongoing exhibition and archive of Iranian art representation beyond its border. CV as curator: Amirali Ghasemi (1380 – Tehran) Independent Curator | Artistic director/ Founder of Parkingallery Projects

education:

B.A. in Graphic Design, Azad University Tehran, Dec 2004 various curatorial workshops in Germany and The Netherlands, 2006-2009

membership:

IGDS (Iranian Graphic Designers Society), member since 2003 PRSIR (Public Relations Society of Iran), member since 2006 Work Experience: Artistic Director / Curator of Parkingallery projects since 2002 various group & solo shows -2002-2004 Artistic Director Founder of Limited Access Festival for Video, Sound and Performance Parkingallery’s Solo Show Series 2010-2012 – The Day I Disappeared: Film Screening & Talk By Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi at Parkingallery projects – Decenter: Performance/Installation by Sona Safaei-Sooreh at Parkingallery projects – Artist talk / Presentation by Farhad Bahram at Parkingallery projects – Worn out Mirrors: Amir Bastan at Parkingallery projects – Video Screening and Artist talk by Anahita Hekmat at Parkingallery projects – German Language Class, Performance by Martin Shamoonpour & Shahab Anousha at Parkingallery projects – Vacuum: Jalalaldin Anvari at Atbin Gallery – Someone Was Here: Shirin Sabahi at No 6 Gallery – Yesterday Came Suddenly: Sonya Schönberger at Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran – Recent Drawings: Golrokh Broumandi at Parkingallery projects Projects for Arseh initiative – Through Afghan eyes – Fardin Waezi at Iranian Artist House, Tehran – Philosophers’ Bed/ bedding Philosophers – Gloria Zien at Iranian Artist House, Tehran International and Domestic Curatorial Projects :

2013 [rotation] Video screening | Swiss Embassy Residence Tehran ( co-curated with Shahrzad Malekian) | Tehran | Feb 2013 Invisible present Tense, Video program | 36th Göteborg International Film Festival | Göteborg | Feb 2013 Invisible present Tense, Video program | 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Jan 2013 The wandering Islands: LIMITED ACCESS FOUR | Aaran Gallery | Tehran | Jan 2013 Second Part of me: LIMITED ACCESS FOUR | Aaran Gallery | Tehran | Jan 2013 Children’s program:  LIMITED ACCESS FOUR (Co-curated by Arash Khakpour) | Aaran Gallery | Tehran | Jan 2013

2012 Video Therapy: Session one Recovery (Co-curated by Shahpour Pouyan) | Pratt Institute of Art | New York | Nov 2012 The invisible present | Ohio State University | Columbus | Oct 2012 New Constellations (Co-curated by Sanaz Mazinani) | UCLA | Los Angeles | Oct 2012 The invisible present | Artists’ Television Access | San Francisco | Oct 2012 The invisible present: video section of IRANIAN PULSE | SESC Villa Mariana | Sao Paulo | Sep- Dec 2012 It’s Normal (Co-curated by Friederike Berat) | Villa Kuriosum | Berlin | Aug- Sep 2012 Part of Me | Cité international des Arts | Paris | June- July 2012 THE INVISIBLE PRESENT video screening | CAMERA/ Stephen Bulger Gallery | Toronto| May 2012 Control Tower | Fravahr Gallery | Tehran | April 2012 On (photo) paper, Without Name | Parkingallery projects | Tehran | March 2012 The Elephant in the Dark | Devi Art Foundation | Gurgaon | India | Jan- May 2012

2011 Iran via Video Current |Thomas Erben Gallery | New York | Dec 2011 Remote Homecoming/Chapter one: LIMITED ACCESS 3 | Mohsen Art Gallery |Tehran| March 2011 Remote Homecoming/Chapter one: LIMITED ACCESS 3 | Studio Strike | London | March 2011 The End of time for 2nd Kurdestan contemporary art exhibition ( co-curator) | Sanadaj | Summer 2011 The Invisible Present: video section of IRANIAN PULSE | Oi Futuro, Flamengo | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | Sep – Oct 2011 Junction Box, 13 International Artists in Tehran | Mohsen Gallery/Atbin Gallery/Parkingallery Projects | Tehran | Aug

2011 Iran TVDinner Channel1 (co- Curator) | IM International | New York | July 2011 Sarkhoshi: Being happy for no reason, Public Art Project | Online & various Venues in Tehran | 2011 Five Unusual Encounters, Talks & Presentations| Mohsen art Gallery | Feb 2011

2010 IRAN&Co The Archive: representation of Iranian contemporary arts beyond borders ( co-curated with Michel Dewilde & Azar Mahmoudian) | La Brugeoise | Brugge | Oct – Nov 2010 IRAN&Co The Exhibition: Eleven Emerging Artists, co-organized by Parkingallery & Cultuur Centrum | La Brugeoise | Brugge | Oct – Nov 2010 I’ll never be the same…Iranian videos from Tehran & elsewhere | Video Cube| Contemporary Istanbul | Istanbul | Nov 2010 Iran Etc. Screening program | PiST/// | Istanbul | Feb 2010

2009 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (Co-curator & initiator) | Traveling exhibition | Belgrade LIMITED ACCESS II: International festival for Video, Sound & performance | Azad Gallery | Tehran

2008 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (Co-curator & initiator) | Traveling exhibition | Istanbul/Berlin SIDEWAYS in Tehran as a part of 6(0) ways | Azad Gallery | Tehran | Oct 2008

2007 LIMITED ACCESS: Video, Sound & performance | Azad Gallery | Tehran Tehran – Berlin work in progress 2007: exchange workshops & talks | Azad Art Gallery/ Reloading Images Temporary School | summer – fall 2007 Conscious in Coma project Guest-curator | Goethe Institut | Istanbul | Nov 2007

2006 Deeper Depression, a multimedia project | Azad Art Gallery / Atbin Art Gallery / Tehran University Art Gallery / Zangar Gallery | Tehran | June 2006

2005 Transition | Azad Art Gallery | Tehran | 2005

2004 Deep Depression | Azad Art Gallery | Atbin Art Gallery | Tehran | March 2004

Lectures/presentations/Panels: Documenting video art in IRAN, lecture and Screening | Image of the year Festival | Iranian Artist Forum | March 2013 I’ll never be the same Open lecture | Konstfack – Stockholm – Feb 2013 “True Story” Presentation/ Talk | Gallery 44 – Toronto – May 2012 Moving Around The Parking Lecture | Saw Gallery – Ottawa – April 2012 Moving Around The Parking Curatorial Hub Talks| ICI Independent curators International – New York – Dec 2011 Panelist in Iranian Pulse Panelist | Oi Futuro, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Sep 2011 Breathing in the Morning, on public art practices in IRAN | Patil Art Festival. Kashan – 2011 Breathing in the Morning, on public art practices in IRAN | Chargah Meetings – Ferdowsi Hall, Mashhad – 2011 Iran & co. at The Knowledge – Stop 2: Tehran Delfina Foundation, London Oct 2010 Iran Vs. (Etc.) | Pist /// Istanbul, Turkey Jan-Feb 2010 Tehran: How long a career will sustain? Lecture | Art in Context Institute /UdK, Berlin, May 2009 Art and Culture in post conflict zone Panelist | Suleymaniyeh, Iraqi Kurdestan. 2009 No Nails, No Pedestals Guest Lecturer | SCCA Ljubljana, May 2009 Tehran Art city Panelist | Global Art Forum, Dubai, March 2009 ” True Story” Lecture/Presentation | Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstädt, Germany April 2009 “Tehran” Panelist | ART ATHINA TALKS, May 2008 “Tehran art scene” Presentations in Istanbul, Frankfurt & Malmö Sep-Oct 2006 Beyond Mediterranean Panelist | ART FORUM BERLIN: ART TALKS, Oct 2006 Fast forward, workshop for young curators | Berlin Biennial 4 | Berlin, Germany, March 2006