Curriculum vitae

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Above: IRAN|USA, Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art [Tehran, Iran, 2015]


//  Current Positions

Jan - June 2019
Visiting Artist/Researcher, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona.

Aug - Dec 2018
Artist in Residence, Werner Thöni Artspace, Barcelona, Spain. Exhibition: Nov 2018 - Jan 2019.

Oct 2018 - Jan 2019
Researcher in Residence, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).

2007-Present (currently on sabbatical)
Professor (2015-Present), Associate Professor (2010-15), Assistant Professor (2007-2010)
Department Chair (2008-11, 2015-17)
Art + Art History Department
Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California USA
 

//  Exhibitions

2018-19

Werner Thöni Artspace, Gràcia, Barcelona. <Solo exhibition: Lost Grids

2017
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, Moraga, California USA. <Solo exhibition: IRAN|USA + other nonorientable surfaces> 

2016
Festival of (In)appropriation: LA Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA; Essay Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Birbeck, University of London, UK; Western Washington University/Limelight Cinema, Bellingham, WA; Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Hobart&William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY; Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver; University of California Santa Barbara, Pollock Theater.
Moving Image Art, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL.
Unexposed Microcinema, Durham, NC.
Short Circuit: Experimental Documentary Short Films, Brighton, UK.
Locate Iran, Ko Projects, Dubai.
Visible Evidence XXIII, Special Events: Festival of (In)appropriation, Bozeman, MT. 

2015
Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran. <Solo exhibition>
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Logan Theatre, Chicago.
Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto.

2014
Cine Experimental Norteamericano, Havana, Cuba.
The Picture Show, Brooklyn.
Contemporary Art Ruhr, DL Booth, Essen, Germany.
Australian International Experimental Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany.
Black Maria Film Festival, US touring show. <Director's choice: third prize>
Arab Film Festival, 'Arab Shorts,' Roxie Theater, San Francisco.
[bOX] Gallery, Visual Container Milan, Italy.
Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

2013
Ozon International Video Art Festival, Katowice, Poland. <First prize> 
Vermont International Film Festival, Burlington, Vermont.
Kedainiai Regional Museum, Lithuania.
Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Lithuania.
Videoholica Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria. <Finalist>
UFVA, Chapman University, Orange, California. <Top prize: video installation>
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California.
ISAFF, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Carnival of E-Creativity, Uttarakhand, India.
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Poland.

2012
Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival, Cologne, Germany.
XFILM: TVS, Sydney, Australia.
KLEX Experimental Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Journal of Short Film (vol. 26), Ohio. 
Shoah Film Collection, VideoChannel, Cologne, Germany.
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, Boston.
Mena Experimental, ATA, San Francisco.
Trauma, Desire, Otherness; City University of Hong Kong, SAR.
Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany.
Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, Hong Kong University, SAR.

2010-11
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.
Festival of (In)appropriation: LA Filmforum, Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles; Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater, UCSB; Society of Cinema & Media Studies.
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria BC, Canada.
Panoptic: New Media, Camden Internat'l Film Festival, Maine.
Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia.
ATA Film|Video Festival, San Francisco, California.
Ars Cameralis, Katowice, Poland.
{SønikFest}Synthetic Zero, BronxSpace, New York.
Australian International Experimental Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia.
Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
The Silence of Politics, BAck doOR Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Foreign Language Association of Northern California conference, UC Berkeley.
University Film & Video Association conference, Champlain College, Vermont.

2008-09
Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. <Invited guest artist>
University Film and Video Association Conference, University of New Orleans.
Les Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Spain: Complejo El Aguila, the Auditorio del Ministerio de Cultura, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the Instituto Cervantes and the Filmoteca Espanola.
Moving Baltic Sea Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Graduate Multimedia Forum, California State University, East Bay.

2007
Museo de Arte, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia. <Invited guest artist>
Les Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia. <Invited guest artist>
DO Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia. <Invited guest artist>
OPEN Cinema International Film Festival of Short Films, St. Petersburg, Russia. <Experimental film prize>

2002-04
21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, California. <Invited guest artist>
Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, California.
Addison Street Window Gallery, Berkeley, California.
Berkeley Community Media, Berkeley, California.

2000-01
Cinema Department, Humboldt State University, California. <Invited guest artist> 
Eastman Kodak Center, Rochester, New York.
InterMedia Arts Festival, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Motion Pictures Department, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. 
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1999
Art in General, New York City. 
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
Artists Space, New York City.
Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts.
New College of California, San Francisco.
New York University, New York City. 
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Offline Distributions, Ithaca, New York. 
Venue 9, San Francisco, California. <Resident artist, solo shows>
Video Space, Boston, Massachusetts.
Z-Space Gallery, San Francisco, California.

1998
Cinema Department, University of Denver, Colorado. 
Other Cinema, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco.
PBS WYBE Channel 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco. 
Center for Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

//  Acquisitions

2018-19: IRAN|USA +other nonorientable surfaces

Asia Art Archive (Library Collections), Brooklyn + Hong Kong
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Spain
Bard College (Center for Curatorial Studies Library + Archives)
Beirut Art Center (Media Library), Lebanon
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (Media Library)
Bidoun (International Libraries), Brooklyn
California Institute for the Arts (CalArts Library)
California College of the Arts (Simpson + Meyer Libraries)
Portland State University (Branford Price Millar Library)
Rhode Island School of Design (Fleet Library)
San Francisco Art Institute (Anne Bremer Memorial Library)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (John M. Flaxman Library)
University of California, Berkeley (Art History/Classics Library)
The University of Texas at Austin (Fine Arts Library)
Whitney Museum of American Art (FMA Library), New York
Yale University (Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library), New Haven

2012
The Journal of Short Film (Vol. 26): CAMP.
Shoah Film Collection, VideoChannel, Cologne/Köln: CAMP.
The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Tel Aviv: Selected works in video.
LA Filmforum: Festival of (In)appropriation (DVD), Los Angeles: CAMP.

2011
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art (Vol. 3: txt+img): CAMP.
Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany: CAMP.

2009
University of the Andes, Department of Fine Art, Bogotá, Colombia: Selected works in video.

2001
Wright State University, Motion Pictures Department: IMPULSE OF OBJECTS.

1999
New York University, Bobst Library: FOREIGN FILM.

1998
Art Institute of Chicago: FOREIGN FILM.

1997-98
University of Denver: IS ESSENTIAL, WHAT YOU THOUGHTLESSLY DISCOUNT.
“Is Essential.”

1996
Universität von Göttingen, Germany.
“Word But Image: Literary Studies, Mystification, and the Image of the Word.”


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//  Education

PhD, MA: University at Buffalo (State University of New York).
Distinction awarded for comprehensive oral exams. 

AB: University of California at Berkeley. 
Magna cum Laude.

Additional coursework:
American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Cambridge University, United Kingdom.


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//  Teaching Appointments

2007-Present
Professor (2015-Present), Associate Professor (2010-15), Assistant Professor (2007-2010)
Department Chair (2008-11, 2015-17)
Art + Art History Department
Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, California.

2007
Lecturer
Department of Art: Graduate Multimedia Program + Department of Electronic Art
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, California.

2001-2007
Full-time Faculty (Tenured)
Multimedia Arts Program, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, California. Tenure granted Spring 2005; Distinction awarded for outstanding teaching and professional service. Chair: 2003-05

1997-2001
Adjunct Faculty, Art + Multimedia, English, Humanities
Berkeley City College (Vista College)
Berkeley, California.

1998-1999
Artist in Residence
Venue 9, San Francisco, California.

1994-1996
Scholar in Residence, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Associate
Center for Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz.

1993-1995
Lecturer
California College of Arts & Crafts (now CCA),
Oakland, California.