Morehshin Allahyari (Iran, 1985) is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Morehshin was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke (published on December 2016 online in 3DPDF format and in print by the Institute of Networked Cultures). Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS, titled Material Speculation: ISIS, have received widespread curatorial and press attention and have been exhibited worldwide. Morehshin has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world including Venice Biennale di Archittectura, Pompidou Center, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Tate Modern, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Jeu de Paume, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Museum für Angewandte Kunst. She has been an artist in residence at BANFF Centre (2013), Carnegie Mellon Universitys STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (2015), Autodesk Pier9 Workshop in San Francisco (2015), and the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research in association with Transmediale, Berlin (2016), Eyebeams one year Research Residency (2016-2017) in NYC. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Wired, National Public Radio, Parkett Art Magazine, Frieze, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Al Jazeera, among others.
Never Spoken Again reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, an alumnus of ICIs Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICIs new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.read more »
Morehshin Allahyari: Digital Colonialism Monday, August 12, 2019 6:30 8pm ICI 401 Broadway Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 FREE and open to the public On August 12th, ICI presents the first iteration of a two-part program entitled New Media Intimacies with artist Morehshin Allahyari (Participating Artist in Never Spoken Again). New Media Intimacies […]read more »