Amirali Ghasemi

Graphic Designer/Media Artist /curator was born in Tehran on 20th of August, 1980. he graduated in 2004 with a BA in graphic design from Central Tehran Azad University, with research and emphasis on digital art history. In the summer of 1998,Ghasemi established Parkingallery; an independent project space in Tehran, and in 2002, Parkingallery.com, a virtual gallery, which has become an online platform for many young Iranian artists. He has shown his photography/videos/design works in Sweden, Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. In addition, he has directed many audiovisual projects with Iranian rock bands. As a curator, he has directed many exhibition projects for Parkingallery project space and few exhibitions as guest curator.Among them: Deep Depression (2004) Transition (2005), Deeper Depression (2006), Lost in no space (2006) and Limited access (2007). He is currently os the art director of Parkingallery & as a freelance photographer for various magazines, and is busy with his video installations and interactive projects like Tehran remixed, and writing about the Tehran arts scene and Iranian contemporary art in his web-log. Official Member of IGDS (Iranian Graphic designers society) since 2003. Official Member of Public relation society of Iran, since 2006 Awards: * Icograda Excellence Award 9Th Tehran International Poster biennial for designing "Group Video Installation' poster 2007 * Excellent award, 6Th Seoul triennial of Asia graphic poster, South Korea, 2006 * Judges' Special Award, Taiwan Int. Poster Design "Group Video Installation" 2005, Taiwan * Top Ten Blog Canada "Live From the Iris" June 2002, Tehran, Iran * 2ND Prize of Web & Multimedia @ 7Th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers Artworks, 2002, Tehran, Iran. Selected Workshops/Lectures/Panels: * Fast Forward Curatorial workshop on the occasion of the 4Th Berlin biennial for contemporary art,March 2006 ( Participant ) * Ethnic Marketing, Tehran University, April 2006, Tehran.( Participant & advisor ) * Lectures on "Tehran art scene" in Istanbul, Frankfurt & Malmo SEP-OCT 2006 * Panelist in Beyond Mediterranean ART FORUM BERLIN: ART TALKS, Oct 2006 * Visiting artist/curator Malmo academy of art Oct 2006, Mamlo. * Guest curator of Conscious in Coma project, Istanbul Nov 2007-April 2007 * Co-organizer of Reloading Images Tehran Berlin work in progress July - Oct 2007