MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI | CV

CV

MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI

BORN 1975 in TEHRAN, IRAN 

LIVES AND WOKRKS IN NEW YORK, NY

This document was updated on 8 April 2020 and is for reference only.

EDUCATION

2012 
M.F.A New Media, University of North Texas

2009
M.A. New Media Studies, University of Denver

2007 
B.A. Social Science and Media Studies, University of Tehran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Horizontal Vertigo: Films by Morehshin Allahyari, Cinema of the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf – GE

2019
Morehshin Allahyari: She Who Sees the Unknown, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK – CA

2018
She Who Sees the Unknown, The Armory Show, presented by Upfor, New York, NY – US
Futurisms, Kampnagel – K4, Hamburg – GE
She Who Sees The Unknown: Huma, Museum of Ulm, Stuttgart – GE

2017
Morehshin Allahyari, Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – US
She Who Sees The Unknown, Upfor, Portland, OR – US
Solid State Mythologies, Mahoney Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA – US

2016
She Who Sees The Unknown, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – US
Everything in Between, Verge Center for the Arts – US
Material Speculation, Trinity Square Video, Toronto – CA
Print Your Reality, Browntourage – online

2015
Material Speculation:ISIS/Download Series (King Uthal), Rhizome [commission]
Dark Matter, Such Gallery, Helsinki – FI [c. Kimmo Modig and Jesse Jussi Koitela]
The 3D Additivist Manifesto, World Premiere, Transfer Gallery, NYC – US [with Daniel Rourke]

2013
Dark Matter, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, CO – US

2012
Re: Apologies to the Many Wonderful Iranians, New Works Gallery, The MAC, Dallas, TX – US
The Recitation of a Soliloquy, Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary, Tehran – IR

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, MSU Broad Museum, Los Angeles – US
Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside?, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA – US

2019
Manual Override, The Shed, New York, NY
Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY – US
Utopian Imagination, The Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, NY – US
The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics, Peeler Art Center at Depauw University, Greencastle, IN – US
What Remains, Imperial War Museum, London – UK
Computer Grrls, MU, Eindhoven – NL
Quid est Veritas?, Annka Kultys Gallery, London- UK [c. Anton Svyatsky]
Apocalypse, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR – US
Sim-Cinema, Wevr, Los Angeles, CA – US
Memory and Place, Gould Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA – US
Computer Grrls, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris – FR
Refiguring Binaries, Pioneer Works, New York, NY – US
Refiguring the Future, REFRESH, presented by Eyebeam, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY – US
Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition, The New School, New York, NY – US
The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics, New Museum, New York, NY – US
Re-Figure-Ground (c. Kelani Nichole), arebyte, London City Island – UK
Translation of Complexity, sound:frame at Aa Collections, Vienna – AT

2018
Computer Grrls, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund – GE
A World Without Us, Impakt Center for Media Culture, Utrecht – NL
Agency (c. James Bridle), Nome Gallery, Berlin – GE
En Fuyant, Ils Cherchent une Arme 3/3, Maison Populaire, Montreuil – FR
Plastic Entanglements, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR – US
Beautiful World Where Are You? Liverpool Biennial 2018, FACT, Liverpool – UK [co-commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art]
Colleagues Wanted I, Alpha Nova Galerie Futura, Berlin – GE
Refiguring the Future Performance Series: Breaching Towards Other Futures (performance; in collaboration with Shirin Fahimi), The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY – US
DiMoDA 3.0: Talismans (74L15M4N5) + Mind Body Dualism (MND//BDY), 3LD, New York, NY – US
La technologia somos nosotrxs, Contemporary Art Center of Quito – EC
This Site is Under Revolution, Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art – RU [c. Barbara Cueto]
Machine Language, Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival, CO – US
Do you Want to Quit? Intimacy, Site, Self , University of California, Irvine – US [c. by Erin Gordon]
Statues Also Die, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – IT

2017
Open Codes: Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe – GE
Archeonauts, Galerie Charlot, Tel Aviv – IS
Neotopia: Data and Humanity, Art Center Nabi, Seoul – SK
NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, Scotland – UK
Non-Compliant Futures, Sight & Sound 2017, Eastern Bloc, Montreal – CA
Haunted Machines and Wicked Problems, Impakt Festival, Utrecht – NL
Materializing the Internet, MU artspace, Eindhoven – NL
Futureproof, Hurford Center at Haverford College, Haverford, PA – US
Designing Desire, FACT Gallery, Liverpool – UK
Forever Fornever, Edward Mitchell Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI – US
Digital Design Weekend 2017, Victoria and Albert Museum, London – UK
The End and the Beginning, West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX – US
Suspended Territories, Marta Herford, Herford – GE
The World Without Us, Galerija Vžigalica, Ljubljana – SI
Mutations-Créations: Imprimer le monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
Tomorrows: Urban fictions for possible futures, Diplareios School, Onassis Cultural Centre – GR
Archeonauts, Galerie Charlot, Paris – FR
When Form Becomes Attitude, Contemporary Calgary, Main & Tall Gallery, Toronto, ON – CA
Imprimer le monde, Centre Pompidou, Paris – FR
How much of this is fiction., FACT Gallery, Liverpool – UK
How much of this is fiction., Haus der elektronischen Künste HeK, Basel – CH
Iconoclastic, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR – US
As if. The media artist as trickster, Framer Framed, Amsterdam – NL
Hacking / Modding / Remixing as feminist protest, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, PA – US

2016
Missed Connection, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf – GE
A World of Fragile Parts , Venice Biennale, 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice – IT [c. Brendan Cormier and Danielle Thom]
Hybrids, Ars Electronica Linz, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens – GR
For Play, MU, Eindhoven – NL
,Rose, upfor.digital – [virtual presentation]
Out of Hand; Materializing the Digital, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney – AU
Dance with flARmingos, Queens International, Queens Museum, New York, NY – US [c. Kristin Lucas]
The Missing: Rebuilding the Past, The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, CUNY, New York, NY – US
Archive Fever: Future Imaginings of Things Past, B4bel4b Gallery, Oakland, CA – US

2015
X+1, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montréal, Québec – CA
Nietzsche was a Man, Pori Art Museum, Pori – FI
Material Girl, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan – US

2014
Sympathy for the Devil, Hello Project Gallery + Semigloss Magazine, Houston, TX – US
Click Click Click, NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Scotland – UK
DATASLAVES: an Intermedia Show in Binary, Seymour Centre, Sydney – AU
CIPHER: REFRACTION , CultureHub, New York, NY – US [c. Giselle Zatonyl]
Click Click Click, Whitebox Gallery, New York, NY – US
Theory of Survival, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA – US
Bitrates, Daralhokoomeh Project, Shiraz Art House, Shiraz – IR
Dark Matter, Material Art Fair, Mexico City – MX

2013
The Romantic Self Exiles, Homeostasis-Lab, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennial – [online]
The Romantic Self-Exiles, Coagulate Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA – US
Skim Milk, Interstate Projects, New York, NY- US
Los Americanos , invitational, Dallas Museum of Contemporary , Dallas, TX – US [c. Peter Doroshenko]
Art Only a Signal Shown, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francsico, CA – US [c. Taraneh Hemami]

SELECTED BOOKS & GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019
Kuennen, Joel. “Morehshin Allahyari: She Who Sees the Unknown.” The Brooklyn Rail (September 2019) [print] [online]
Vartanian, Hrag. “Talking Digital Colonialism with Morehshin Allahyari.” Hyperallergic (June 11, 2019) [online]
Liao, Shannon. “A web art exhibit forces visitors to confront the past.” The Verge (April 21, 2019) [online]
Goodman, Jonathan. “Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition.” Whitehot Magazine (April 2019) [online]
Dawn Graves, Cassidy. “The New Digital Art is Decidedly Anti-Tech Bro.” Garage (April 4, 2019) [online]
Cahn, Anna. “Between Body and Machine, a New Humanism Is Imagined.” Hyperallergic (6 March, 2019) [online]
O’Toole, Frani. “The New Museum Hits ‘Save’ on Net Art.” Hyperallergic (20 February 2019) [online]
Sayej, Nadja. “Memes, technology and sci-fi: what to expect from art in the US in 2019.” The Guardian (3 January 2019) [online]

2018
Allahyari, Morehshin. “She Who Sees the Unknown.” Unbag issue 2 (End 2018) [online]
Khalil, Nadine. “New York Diorama.” Canvas (November/December 2018): 107 [print]
Kuennen, Joel. “Refiguring Monstrosity: Morehshin Allahyari // Whitney Museum of American Art.” The Seen (26 September 2018) [online]
“Re-figuring Ourselves – A Conversation Morehshin Allahyari & Christiane Paul.” Liverpool Biennial Journal ( 2018): issue 8 [print] [online]
Cahn, Anna. “Re-Figuring the Future with Morehshin Allahyari.” (interview), Spiral Magazine (2018) [Future Issue, published by The Rubin Museum] [print] [online]
Plaugic, Lizzie. “Morehshin Allahyari’s 3D-Printed Object Pushes Back Against ‘Digital Colonialism’.” The Verge (24 March 2018) [online]
Szremski, Ania. “The Armory Show and Independent Art Fair.” art agenda (12 March 12 2018) [online]
Schwendener, Martha. “30 Must-See Artists at the Armory Show.” The New York Times (8 March 2018) [print] [online]
Reed Pavic, Laurel. “Flux, ambiguity, the unknown.” Oregon ArtsWatch (16 June 2017) [online]
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Fighting Colonialism with Feminist Fabulation.” Hyperallergic (27 May 2017) [online]

2016
Soulellis, Paul. “The Distributed Monument.” Rhizome (2016) [online]
Louw, Gretta. “Your Shiny Plastic Future Is a Load of Crap’: Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke’s #Additivsm.” Hyperallergic, (2016) [online]
Escobedo, Lee. “NETWORKS // An Interview with Morehshin Allahyari.” Berlin Art Link (2016) [online]
Eghan, Adizah.“Artist Uses 3D Tech to Recreate Past Destroyed by ISIS.” KQED (14 January 2016) [online]

2015
Rotstein, Adam. “To Print a New Humanity.” re:sculpt (30 September 2015) [online]

2014
Brown, Will. “Interview with Morehshin Allahyari.” studio international ( 2014) [online]
Valentine, Ben. “A New Media Artist Looks to Iranian Spam.” Hyperallergic (2014) [online]

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS/LECTURES

2020
“Remaking Meaning: Digital Imaging, discussion with Salome Asega”, MoMa, New York, NY – US
 “Artist Talk: She Who Sees The Unknown,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washngton, DC – US
“Artist Conversation: Sondra Perry and Morehshin Allahyari moderated by Nora Khan,” The Shed, New York, NY – US

2019
“UCLA Regents Lecture,” Department of Design Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA – US
“STUDIO Lecture”, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA – US
“Feminist Visions: Retracing the Mughals with Ruby Las, Shahzia Kisander and Harris Chowdhary,” Asian American Writers’ Workshop, New York, NY – US
“Physical Tactics for Digital Colonialism,” performance-lecture commissioned and presented by New Museum and Rhizome, New Museum Theater, New York, NY – US
“Digital Art and Activism with Angela Washko”, New Media Caucus at College Art Association, New York, NY – US
Visiting Artist Lecture, The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA – US
“Breaching Toward Other Futures, lecture/performance with Shirin Fahimi,” Knockdown Center, New York, NY – US

2018
“On Digital Colonialism and Refiguring,” Rice Seminar Public Lecture, Houston, TX – US
“On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity,” Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA – US
“On Digital Colonialism, Re-figuring, and Monstrosity,” Visiting Artist Lecture, Integrated Media Arts MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY – US
“Artist Talk, Parlor Room,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL – US
“Artist Talk, Peck School of the Arts,” University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI – US
“Artist Talk, Eyeo Festival,” The Walker Art Center – US
“Morehshin Allahyari on Art Activism, Digital Colonialism, Xenophobia, and Re-Figuring, TCNJ Brown Bag Series Artist Talk,” Mayo Concert Hall, The College of New Jersey – US

2016
“Artist Talk, presented by FutureForum,” Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR – US
“On Data and Digital Colonialism, Digital Thresholds: From Information to Agency series by Daniel Rourke,” Tate Modern, London – UK
“Material Speculation,” Gray Area Festival, San Francisco, CA – US
“Material Speculation: On Terror, Technocapitalism, Digital Colonialism and Politics of 3D Scanning,” Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Aotearoa – NZ

COMISSIONS

2019
Commission for Kabous from The Shed, Manual Override exhibition curated by Nora Khan, November 2019

2018
Commission for The Laughing Snake from The Whitney Museum of American Art, Liverpool Biennial and FACT Liverpool – UK
Rhizome Commission for Physical Tactics for Digital Colonialism, New Museum, New York – US
Commission for The 3D Additivist Manifesto, SFMOMA Collection – US

2016
The Download, Rhizome Commission, Rhizome

RESIDENCIES

2019
Denniston Hill Residency, Catskill, NY – US

2018
Visual Arts Residency, Harvest Works, Brooklyn, NY – US
Art and Technology Residency, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY – US

2017
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool – UK [Eyebeam collaboration]

2016 2017
Research Residency, Eyebeam, New York, NY – US

2016
Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research, Berlin – GE
#Additivism Artist Residency, Co:Lab, Auckland University of Technology – US

2015
The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University – US
Pier9 Art Program (3D printing + sculpture), AUTODESK – US

2014
Gray Area Art and Technology, San Francisco, CA – US
3D Software and Printing Residency, SculptCad, Dallas, TX – US

2013
Film and Media Residency, Banff Centre, Alberta – CA

GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS

2019
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
The Sundance Institute New Frontier International Fellowship, Sundance Film Festival

2017 2016
Sculpture Award, Institute of Digital Art – GE
Visiting Scholar Grant, The LaGuardia Studio, New York University, New York, NY – US 

2016
Foreign Policy’s 2016 Global Thinkers award, Washington DC – US

2015
Special Award, Florence Biennale, Florence – IT

2014
Awesome Without Borders Grant, The Harnisch Foundation2013 The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough award, Dallas Museum of Art – US

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Current Museum
Reed College
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
artport: The Whitney Museum of American Art
Rhizome: The New Museum

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Collection of Chris Coleman
Collection of Nancy & Theo Downes-Le Guin
Collection of Sima Familant
Collection of Camille Fournier
Collection of Royce Froelich
Collection of Will Koerner
Collection of Deb Klowden Mann and Geoff Mann
Collection of Caroline Sinders
Collection of Barry Threw

Annka Kultys Gallery
Annka Kultys