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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