Amirali Ghasemi is a Tehran-born artist, graphic designer, and curator who currently lives and works on the move. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Central Tehran Azad University in 2004, his emphasis having been on research into digital art history. In 1998, he founded Parkingallery, an independent project space in Tehran and then built on this by setting up Parkingallery.com, an online platform for young Iranian artists, in 2002. His photography, videos, and designs have been shown at a range of international festivals and exhibitions, winning him awards and recognition. As a curator, he has directed a host of exhibitions, workshops, and talks for “Parkingallery projects”. He co-curated “Urban Jealousy”, the 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (2008-2009) and 6 editions of the Limited Access Festival for Video and Performance (2007-2016). This was followed by his involvement in myriad projects for institutions, project spaces, and universities in Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Great Britain, Egypt, Turkey, the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Sweden, Belgium, China, and India. Ghasemi has been a guest lecturer many institutions and Universities around the globe. He was selected as the guest curator for the CCBRUGGE in 2010 and Devi Art Foundation, India in 2012. Along with his independently curated programs, such as The Invisible Present, (Brazil, USA) and Part of me ( France- Tehran), he served as a guest organizer, programming the video art section for the Rotterdam Film Festival and Göteborg International Film Festival in January and February 2013.
Ghasemi works with photography, video, installation and interactive projects, as well as writing about the local arts scene and contemporary Iranian art for a number of magazines and on his own blog. His long-term curatorial project, IRAN&CO consists of an ongoing exhibition and a collective archive devoted to the representation of Iranian art beyond the country’s borders.
In summer 2014, Ghasemi co-funded New Media Society, a network base research platform and library & video Archive in downtown Tehran.