Pegah Tabassinejad is an Interdisciplinary artist, educator and wanderer living and working as a stranger -an uninvited guest- on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓ íl̓ witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) people.
Her interest is in creating intermedial performances, interactive performances, cyberformances, digital performances, multi-channel video installations, and city projects. While focusing on the notion of identity, she has been exploring presence and absence, the real and the virtual, here and there, and the absence inside the two worlds that she inhabits in. She also questions the borders and boundaries of private and public space. Pegah is interested in the aesthetics of CCTV cameras, small laptops with a tiny green light being ON and the Internet. She is always working with a wide range of performers and is addicted to wandering in the cities.
She holds MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at Simon Fraser University and BA in Stage Directing from the Art University in Tehran. She also studied Visual Art at Azad University of Tehran and Contemporary Dance in Paris at Conservatoire de la Danse. She has taught various studio and seminar courses at the University of Art in Tehran, international Institutes, as well as leading workshops in Paris, Tehran and Vancouver.
Some of her projects include “Game [2 Vancouver]” (Interactive Performance Art – VIVO Media Arts), “Winter/ Interior/ A Doll’s House” (Digital Theatre – Iranshahr Theater Hall), “Game” (Interactive Performance Art – Aliha Gallery), “Monitoring [Tehran]” at TADAEX04 ( Multi-channel Live Video Installation, Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition), “Charisma”(Contemporary Dance – Push Festival/ Push Off-Canada, Dancing on the Edge Festival-Netherlands, Molavi Hall-Iran), “Monitoring [A Doll’s House]” (Durational performance and multi-channel live video installation – Studio T, SFU), “adult’s room” (Durational cyberformance – Studio T, SFU), “Migrations” (Video installation, Collaboration with Emily Neufeld – Window Gallery), “Oedipe” (Performance, Collaboration with Fabrice Nicot – Tehran and Paris) and “Solo Pour L’Enfant Mort”, (Choreography by Rejane Douarre – Saint Severin Church, Paris).