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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. In summer 2014, Ghasemi co-funded New Media Society, a network base research platform and library.

 

 

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 :

2015
Lightmeter|Video screening | Sammlung Lenikus | Vienna | Feb 2015
Videoteraphy; Session two : Faramoushi [to forget] | Art Gallery of Temple University Rome | Jan – Feb 2015

2014
Part of Me 3 | video Program on Performance | Aaran Gallery, Vista Gallery and Gallery No. 6 – Tehran
Wandering Islands 3 ( co-curated with Tala Vahabzadeh)| video Program | Aaran Gallery, Vista Gallery and Gallery No. 6 – Tehran
Limited Access 5 | Festival for Video, Sound & Performance | Aaran Gallery & Darbast Platform – Tehran | Dec 2014
Parishani | Video Program at offOFF | Gent | Nov 2014
Gisha Bridge | public art project | Tehran | April 2014
Breath from a warm locale (co-curated with Nima Bahremand) | Croxhapox | Gent | March – April 2014
Alltagskammer: Everyday Chamber of Miracles| Collaboration with artists in residence from Villa Kuriosum | Parkingallery Projects | Tehran | Feb 2014
The wandering Islands: LIMITED ACCESS FOUR | Aban Art Gallery | Mashhad | Feb 2014

2013
Haphazardly | Group Photography Exhibition | Farmarzi Gallery | Tehran | Dec 2013
Live program | 4th Sanandaj Contemporary Festival | Sanandaj |  Nov 2013
Invisible present Tense | 10th Beijing Independent Film Festival | Beijing | Aug- Sep  2013
Excuses: exhibition, workshop and residency | Villa Kuriosum | Berlin | June – July 2013
Invisible present Tense | 36th Göteborg International Film Festival | Göteborg | Feb 2013
Invisible present Tense | 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

Residencies:
RE-DIRECTING: EAST at A-I-R LABORATORY – CCA Ujazdowski Castle | Warsaw  | June 2014
Villa Kuriosum – Berlin | March – June 2009
Caravansarai – istanbul | Short Residency | Sep 2011

Lectures/presentations/Panels:
Standup Talks on “Video” by Pelleh Magazine | Iranian Artist’ Forum | Feb 2015
Iran & co, curatorial talk with Amirali Ghasemi and Michel Dewilde | Azad Art Gallery | Jan 2015
Iran; Making space for new media | Interface Culture :Kunstuniversität Linz | Linz | July 2014
Iran; Making space for new media | Kunst & Designdiskurs Muthesius Kunsthochschule| Kiel | July 2014
Iran Making space for new media | A-I-R LABORATORY – CCA Ujazdowski Castle | Warsaw  | june 2014
on “Iran & co” – Archive and exhibition – A-I-R LABORATORY – CCA Ujazdowski Castle | Warsaw  | june 2014
video artist Festival Jury Panel, Nakhshkhaneh Auditorium | Isfahan |
On Documenting video art in Iran Lecture & Screening | Exit  3 meeting | Hormoz Island | Dec 2013
Unusual Encounters |  NYU Department of cinema studies | New York | Oct 2013
Iran: Making Space for video | NYU Department of cinema studies | New York | | Oct 2013
Artist talk | Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series | CalArts | October 2013
Sadegh Tirafkan 100 Image and an Interview | Amirali Ghasemi and Abbas Kowsari | Dastan’s Basement | Tehran – June 2013
Documenting video art in Iran Lecture & Screening | Sanandaj – April 2013
Documenting video art in Iran Lecture & Screening | Iranian Artists’ Forum – Tehran – 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? Open Lecture | Institute Art in Context /Berlin University of the Arts, 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

Jury panels:

Image of the year Festival, Tehran – 2008
Nahal Film Festival (Graphic Design Section) – Art University, Tehran – 2009
Silver Cypress, Design Festival, Tehran – 2010
Video Artist Festival, Isfahan – 2014