1988, Iran/Canada



2018-Present PhD Art - Goldsmiths University, London

2013-2015 MFA Film, Video, New Media & Animation - School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2008-2012 BFA Film Production - University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2006-2008 BSc Mechanical Engineering - Sharif University of Technology, Tehran



2019 Videotage + CFCCA – Hong Kong

2017-2018 Summer Academy Paul Klee - Zentrum Paul Klee & Bern University of the Arts, Bern

2017-2018  Art Dubai Fellowship - Dubai Art Fair, Dubai

2015-2016 Home Workspace Program - Ashkal Alwan, Beirut


2019 Hashish, Time, Cybernetics, Narrative Projects, London

2018 Governance Machines and the Future of Futures, Mercer Union, Toronto

2018 Mountain of the Sun, Artists’ Cinema Program, Tate Modern, London


2017 BLOCC (Building Leverage over Creative Capitalism), in Collaboration with Alexis Mitchell, Luiza Crosman, Johanna Bruckner, Heather M. O’Brien, Alexandros Kyriakatos, Jonathan Takahashi, Crystal Z. Campbell

2017 The Art Protocol—[Beirut] Chapter, in Collaboration with Ghalya Saadawi




“After Sight”, Lecture, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art by MIEFF, Moscow

IV Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow

Video Streaming, DIS ART Platform

“Digital Earth Symposium”, Video-Lecture, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

When Legacies Become Debts”, Group Exhibition, The Mosaic Rooms, London

“Pattern Recognition in Contemporary Art”, artist talk in conversation with Suhail Malik, London

BLOCC Web Launch, Grande Palais, Bern

“Rutiga Golvet”, Lecture & Screening Series, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm


“The Sound of Screens Imploding” Biennale of Moving Images, Group Screening, Swiss Institute, New York

Biennale of Moving Images, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva

“In the Open or in Stealth”, Group Exhibition (Curated by Raqs Media Collective), Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona

Berlinale - Forum Expanded Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

New Horizons International Film Festival, Warsaw

III Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow

Destroyed Frontiers Program, Lima Independent Film Festival, Lima

Arkipel, 2018 Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival


Art Dubai Film Programme, Dubai Art Fair, Dubai

“Realty”, Workshop hosted by the Sommerakademie Paul Klee Fellowship, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Living Between the Space of Representation and Reality, Digital Diaspora in collaboration with BUFU Screening, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Nerdeyim, Fol Cinema Society, Istanbul


“Generations”, Biennale of Moving Images, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva

“HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply”, 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing

“Metabolism”, Exposure 8, Beirut Art Center, Beirut

HWP Open Studios, Group Show and Lecture Series, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

“Reseeing Iran”, Film Series, National Gallery of Art & The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington

The Boston Festival of Films From Iran, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston


Toronto International Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

“SAIC MFA Graduation Screening” , Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago


“Someone, Many People Probably”, Group Show, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago

“Many People, Someone Definitely”, Group Screening, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago


Canada’s Top Ten 2012, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver

Phi Centre, Montreal

The Act, Maple Ridge

Annapolis Royal Doc Fest, Annapolis

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

The Roxy Theatres, Uxbridge

Museum London, Uxbridge

Metro Cinema Society, Edmonton

39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, Portland

Portland Art Museum, Portland

Beaverton County Library, Beaverton

Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver

Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, Portland

Magic Lantern Theater, Spokane

Northwest Film Center, Portland

Cinema Pacific, University of Oregon, Eugene

Northwest Film Center, Portland

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2013, Telefilm Canada Initiative, Gymnase Fleury, Clermont-Ferrand


Toronto International Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Abbas Kiarostami Workshop, Group Screening, Mah-e Mehr Gallery, Tehran

Toronto International Film Festival Student Showcase, Toronto

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

Vancity Theater, Vancouver


2018 “Cash Out Now: On the Strange Symbiosis of Sexual Harassment and Contemporary Art”, &&& Publishing Blog,

2016 “Every Story is an H-story”, in “Metabolism” Group Publication, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon



2019 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2018-2022)

2019 “Honorary Mention”, IV Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow

2018 “Honorary Mention”, III Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow

2016 “Generations Award”, Biennale of Moving Images, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève

2016 Canada Council for the Arts Research and Development Grant for Emerging Artists

2015 Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant for Emerging Artists

2015 Fred J. Forster Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013 “Canada’s Top Ten Films 2012”, Toronto International Film Festival

2012 “Best Narrative Award”, 39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival

2008 President’s Entrance Fellowship, University of British Columbia