CV

Education- Training

Master of Business Administration (Fast MBA), Industrial Management Institute, Tehran, Iran, 2015

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Interdisciplinary Art, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, 2012

Bachelor of Art (Drama-Directing), University of Art, Tehran, Iran, 2001-2007

Bachelor of Art (Visual Art-Painting), Azad University of Art, Tehran, Iran, 2004-2007 (Didn’t finish it) Choreography and Contemporary

Dance Training, Conservatoire De La Danse, Rejane Douarre, DD Silhol, Paris, France, 2005

Butoh Workshop Training, Bazi Theater Company, Tehran, Iran, 2002-2005

Lokoc Workshop Training, Leev Theater Company, Tehran, Iran, 2004

WORK EXPERIENCE  

Creating Digital Performance/ Cyberformance/ Multi Channel Installation

“<2-i-love>“, Work in Progress, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 2020 – Present

“Winter/ Interior/ A Doll’s House”, Iranshahr Theater Hall, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2020

“Monitoring [Tehran]”, Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition (TADAEX 04), Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran, Sep 2014                   

“Monitoring [A Doll’s House] – Installation“, Studio T, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Oct 2012      

“adult’s room”, Studio T, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, March 2011 

Creating Interdisciplinary Performances

“The Closed Circuit”, Theatre Performance, Mostaghel Theater, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2017

“Monitoring [A Doll’s House]”, Theatre Performance, Studio T, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Oct 2012

“Charisma”, Dance Performance, PUSH Festival- PushOff, Vancouver, Canada, Cultch Lab, Feb 2012

“Counterpoint #1”, Theatre Performance, Studio D, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, October 2011

“Fake Memories” (White Dreams Never Come True!), Theatre Performance, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Dec 2010 and April 2011

“Read Me” , Dance Performance, Studio D, Goldcorp Center for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, Sep 2010

“Charisma”, Dance Performance, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Amsterdam- Rotterdam- The Haugh- Groningen, Holland, Dec 2009, More than 10 reviews in Dutch Cities.

“Charisma”, Dance Performance, Molavi Hall(30 nights perform), Tehran, Iran, Dec2007-Jan2008 An Interview with the artistic magazine of Tehran, “Seven”, n.44, Jan 2008 More Than 6 reviews in: Etemad Newspaper(two), Donyaye Eghtesad Newspaper, Jam e Jam Newspaper, Shahrvand e Emrooz, Iran theatre Website and other Websites

“Yerma” by Lorca, Dance Performance, Fadjr International Theater Festival, Tehran, Iran, Sep- Nov 2007

“Jocasta”, Dance Performance, Directed by Mohammad Aghebati, Collaborative Program (India, Iran, Uzbekistan and Japan and Korea), Sep 2007

“Isable, Isable”, Dance Performance, University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Feb2006

Performance Art/ City Project

“Middle Game“, Work in Progress, Vancouver, Canada, Sep 2021

“Game”, Aliha Gallery, Tehran, Iran, September 2019

“Monitoring [Tehran]”, Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition (TADAEX 04), Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran, Sep 2014

“Wandering in the City, Tehran around Neauphle-le-Chateau area”, ‘New Media Society’ and ‘Aaran Gallery’, Tehran, Iran, Aug 2015

Video Art

“Migrations”, Collaboration with Emily Neufeld, Window Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Sep 2017

“Barego”, Video made for Rob Kitsos’ Quartet, Firehall Arts Centre, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver, Canada, July 2011

“Brownian Motion”, Video made for Rob Kitsos’ Dance Performance, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada, May 2010

“Cityless “, based on Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, March 2010

“Daily Monologues”, February 2010

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, “Body Movement”, Tehran University of Art, Department of Cinema and Theatre, Tehran, Iran, 2013 – 2015

Adjunct Professor, “Introduction to Acting and Performing”, Tehran University of Art, Department of Cinema and Theatre, Tehran, Iran, 2018 – 2021

Instructor, “Digital Performance Making”, Barg Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran, Iran, 2017 – 2020

Instructor, “Intermediality in Performance”, Barg Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran, Iran, 2017 – 2020

Instructor, “Acting” and “Butoh Dance”, Bamdad House, Tehran, Iran, 2016 – 2020

Teacher Assistant for FPA 111, “Issues in Fine and Performing Arts”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, January- April 2012

Teacher Assistant for FPA 285, “Composition/Collaboration” , Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, September- December 2011

Teacher Assistant for FPA 111, “Issues in Fine and Performing Arts”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, January- April 2011

Dance and Theatre, Ross Road Elementary School, North Vancouver, BC, January – April 2010

Movements in Experimental Theatre, “Jeunesse et Culture” Association, Paris, France, Sep-Nov 2005

Butoh Dance, “Jeunesse et Culture” Association, Paris, France, Sep-Nov 2005

Leading Workshops

“Expand Your Executive Ideas!”, Interdisciplinary Workshop, Tehran, Iran, 2017 – 2020

“Performer’s Mind and Body”, Tehran, Iran, 2018 – 2020

“Rasaboxes”, Richard Schechner’s Rasaboxes, Tehran, Iran, 2016 – 2020

“Contemporary Dance”, Bamdad International House, Tehran, Iran, 2015 – 2017

“Wandering in the City, Tehran around Neauphle-le-Chateau area”, Hosting by ‘New Media Society’ and ‘Aaran Projects Gallery’, Tehran, Iran, Aug 2015

“Contemporary Dance”, Molavi Hall, Tehran, Iran, Jun 2007

“Movement for Women [Restraints and Solutions]“, Hosted by Leev Theatre Group, Women Theatre Festival, Tehran, Iran, May 2007

“Butoh Dance”, Shahr Theatre, Tehran, Iran, Jun-Jul 2006, Jul-Aug 2005

“Butoh Dance”, Hosted by Jeunesse et Culture Association, City Council of Paris, France, Sep-Nov 2005

“Contemporary Theater in Iran -Techniques and Visions”, Hosted by Jeunesse et Culture Association, City Council of Paris, France, Sep-Nov 2005

Acting in Theater

“Devil’s Ship”, Directed by Attila Pessyani, Shahr Theater, Tehran, Iran, Apr 2009

“Devil’s Ship”, Directed by Attila Pessyani, Edinburgh International Festival, Aug2008, and Fajr International Theatre Festival, Jan2008

“An out-of-Tuned Symphony”, Directed by Attila Pessyani, Molavi Hall, Tehran, Iran, Dec2007-Jan2008

“The silence of the sea”, Directed by Guilda Hamidi, Master Theses, University of Art, Tehran, Iran, July 2007

“The Butterfly And Yoke”, Directed by Arvand Dasht Araay, Paris, France, Mar2007

“Sure Thing”, Directed by Mehrdad Ghayoumi, University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Mar2006

“The Only Possible Way”, Directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi, Tehran, Iran, Aug2005

“Medea”, Directed by Leili Galledaran, Master Theses, University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Sep2005

Dancing

“Shahr-Bazi”, Directed by Attila Pessyani for a musical band, Choreographed and Performed by Pegah Tabassinejad, Shahr Theater, Sep 2018

“Solo”, Directed by Mona Shokrayi, Interaction Design, Master theses, University of Art, Jul 2007

“Isable, Isable”, My Bachelor Theses, University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Feb2006

“Solo Pour L’Enfant Mort”, Choreography by Rejane Douarre, Saint Severin Church, Paris, France, Oct2005

Acting in Film and Television

“Ashkan, Sacred Circlet and Some Other Stories”, a Film by Shahram Mokri, 27th Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2009, Art and Experience, Tehran, Iran, 2015

“Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of A New Day”, A Short Film by Ahmad Talooni and Sajad Avini,26th International Fajr Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, Dec2007-Jan2008

“Awakening”, A Serial by Bahram Azim Pour, Iran Television, Channel 3, Tehran, Iran, 2007

“The Winter 66”, A Tele-Theatre by Mohammad Yaghoubi, Tehran, Iran, Aug2006 

Group Painting Exhibitions

“Kay Meek Centre”, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct 2011

“Kay Meek Centre”, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, Dec 2010

“Round House Mews”, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2010

“Talar-e-Abi”, Niavaran Palace, Tehran, Iran, Jan 2005

“Fine Arts Museum”, Sa’dabad Palace, Tehran, Iran, Mar 2004

“Barg Galleries”, Tehran, Iran, Feb 1998

Writing

“Re-emerging Iranian Artists in Vancouver”, a lecture for a Panel Discussion on Performance Art Institutions and Audiences [What Communities Want? Towards the Diversity of Collaboration], LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Live from Vancouver, BC, Nov 4-6, 2021

“Winter/ Interior/ A Doll’s House”, Play, 2018-2020

“The Closed Circuit”, Play, 2015-2016

“The liminality of the presence of the performers: A research on character’s individuation, Essay, December 2012

“Monitoring [A Doll’s House]”, Artist Statement, November 2012

“Dramaturgy in Iran”, Essay, April 2011

“Fake Memories”, Play, 2011

“Devising Theatre: Value of the process than final product.”, Essay, November 2010

“Who Am I In This Paradise? or How Immigrants have To Perform a New Identity”,  Essay, December 2009

“Don’t Touch The Orange Curtain!”, A Short Film directed by Yalda Jebeli, 23rd Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, Jan31-Feb10, 2005   

Awards/ Grants / Residencies / Conferences

Panel Discussion on Performance Art Institutions and Audiences [What Communities Want? Towards the Diversity of Collaboration], LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Live from Vancouver, BC, Nov 4-6, 2021

Residency with Battery Opera, Vancouver, BC, July 2021

Project Assistance for Visual Artists Grant, British Columbia Arts Council, Vancouver, BC, March 2021

Research and Creation Component of Explore and Create Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver, BC, Nov 2020

Panel Discussion on “Intermedial Theater”, Reconnect Festival, Live from Tehran, Iran, Mar 29, 2020

Elsie Jang Graduate Fellowship in Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Sep 2011

Residency with The Wooster Group, One Month, New York, US, Oct 2011

Graduate International Research Travel Award, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2011

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Sep 2010

Professional Development Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2009

Residency with Theatre de l’Epi d’Or, Three Months, Paris, France, 2005