about

Pegah is an Interdisciplinary artist with interests in creating inter-medial performances, interactive performances, cyberformances, digital performances, multi-channel video installations, and city projects. She has been working on the notion of ‘presence‘ and ‘absence‘ in her art practice. She has been exploring the gap between the real and the virtual, here and there, and researching the absence within the two worlds. For this, She’s also questioning the boundaries of private and public space. She 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 been taught various studio and seminar classes and led many workshops internationally, as well as teaching acting/performing/movements at the University of Art in Tehran.

Some of her international projects include “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 – Canada at Push Festival/ Push Off, the Netherlands at Dancing on the Edge Festival, Iran at Molavi Hall), “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).