Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation

Art for Social Change Speaker Series, Thursday, November 5th 4:00-5:30pm 

Morehshin Allahyari (Persian: موره شین اللهیاری‎;) 

A Territory between Death and Life  

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Morehshin Allahyari (Persian: موره شین اللهیاری‎;) is an Iranian-Kurdish media artist, activist, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York, who uses computer modeling, 3D scanning, and digital fabrication techniques to explore the intersection of art and activism. Inspired by concepts of collective archiving and cultural contradiction, Allahyari’s 3D-printed sculptures and videos challenge social and gender norms. Her work has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops throughout the world, including the New Museum, MoMa, Centre Pompidou, Venice Biennale di Archittectura, and Museum für Angewandte Kunst among many others. She is the recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2019), The Sundance Institute New Frontier International Fellowship, and the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Her 3D Additivist Manifesto video is in the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and recently she has been awarded major commissions by The Shed, Rhizome, New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Liverpool Biennale, and FACT. 

Posted on October 20th, 2020.

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