Morehshin Allahyari

About Morehshin Allahyari

Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, art activist, educator, and cultural curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her practice is grounded in questions of political and cultural contradictions that we face every day. As a citizen of Iran and resident of the United States, she looks for a mutually constitutive relationship of politics, people, and places through the use of digital technologies, narrative, and social practice. Morehshin has been part of numerous national and international exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world. She has presented her work and creative research in various conferences and universities including TED conference, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, CAA conference, Open Engagement, Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art, and Currents New Media Festival, and elsewhere.  Her work has been featured in Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Huffington Post, NPR, Parkett Art Magazine, Art Actuel magazine, Neural Magazine, Global Voices Online, BBC Persia, among others. She is currently working on a new series of 3D animations and 3D printing sculptures called “In Mere Spaces All Things Are Side By Side” with focus on the limitations and access to the internet in developing countries, using her adolescence Yahoo chat archive as a point of departure. Morehshin is currently an artist in residence at AUTODESK’s Pier9 Art Program.