Education

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2009    School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

            Master of Fine Arts in Film Video New Media

2007    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA                                            

            BFA in Photography

 

 

 

Curatorial Experience

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2010    Sex Power and Labour, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

            Push and Play, Nightingale theater, Chicago, IL

2009    Samad: Iranian Short Films, Nightingale Theater, Chicago, IL

            Co-curator, SAIC Student Art Show, Bridge Art Fair, New York, NY

2008    Chicago Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL

            Electric Lights, Nightingale Theater, Chicago, IL

2009    Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia

            Festival du Cinéma de Paris, Paris, France

            Chicago Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL

            Golden Gate Fiction and Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

            Antimatter Film festival, Victoria, Canada  

2010    Asian American Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

            A Light at The End of The Tunnel, Scope Basel Pavilion, Switzerland

            Chicago Short Film Festival, Chicago, IL

            Short Story Film Showcase, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL​

            Creation, Destruction, Chaos, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL

            Cut In Cut Out, Sullivan Galleries, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2011    Contemporary Collage of North American Artists, Poznan, Poland

2012    Rencontres Internationales Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

            Labrary Space,  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

            Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada                  

            Iranian Women Studies Foundation Conference, screening and presentation,       

            MIT, Cambridge, MA

2013    Rencontres Internationales Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

            video-dumbo 2013, EyeBeam, New York, NY

            art:screen, Black Box, Gislaveds Konsthall, Gislaved, Sweden

            Surveilling the Naked City, Atopia Gallery, Oslow, Norway

            Limited Access Four Festival, Araan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

            11th Annual Boston Cinema Census, Brattle Theater, Cambridge, MA

2015    15th Annual Boston Cinema Census, Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA

       

Selected Festivals and Screenings

Interpretations of the Actual, Thessaloniki Center for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

MassArt Film Society, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Dubai Community Theater and Art Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Another Experiment by Women, Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY

A Short Introdction to Experimental Film and Video, People's Library, Cincinnati, OH

Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt

Surveiling the Naked City, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2016     Experimental Documentaries, Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY