Artists' Television Access


Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:00 pm, $6

Presented by Free Form Film Festival

Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran

with a special performance by musical guest, Cookie Tongue
The Invisible Present is an ongoing screening program selected from parkingallery project’s video archive, The Tehran based video archive initiated since 2004 include emerging artists from from Iran and elsewhere. The series is conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkingallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. The San Francisco edition of the program highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are
younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

Curator’s Biography

Amirali Ghasemi (b.1980, Iran) is a curator, media artist and a graphic designer. He graduated in 2004 with a BA in graphic design from Central Tehran Azad University, with an emphasis on research in digital art history. In 1998, Ghasemi founded *Parkingallery*, an independent project space in Tehran and in 2002 he set up, an online platform for young Iranian artists.

Ghasemi has shown his photographs, videos, design works in various festivals and exhibitions internationally. As a curator he has been directing many exhibitions, workshops, and talks for Parkingallery projects, such as *Deep Depression *(2004-06), *Sideways *(2008). He has co-curated *The**Urban Jealousy*, *1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran *(2008-09) and three editions of *Limited **Access Festival for Video and Performance *(2007-11), followed by his involvement in a variety of projects for institutions, project spaces and universities in Germany,
Netherlands, Serbia, UK, Egypt, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Canada, France and India.

He is currently working with photography, video, installation and interactive projects, besides writing on the Tehran arts scene and contemporary Iranian art for various magazines and on his own art-log. IRAN&CO is his latest curatorial project, an ongoing exhibition and archive of Iranian art representation beyond its border.
Amirali Ghasemi Independent Curator | Media Artist | Graphic Designer

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