Photo: Morehshin Allahyari
Morehshin Allahyari (Persian: موره شین اللهیاری;) is a Brooklyn-based Iranian-Kurdish media artist, activist, and writer born in 1985. Her works investigate the intersection between technology and politics, examining the gendered, cultural, ethical, and political dimensions of digital spaces and materiality. She holds an MFA in New Media from the University of North Texas, an MA in new media studies from the University of Denver, and a BA in social science and media studies from the University of Tehran.
Allahyari has exhibited solo at e.g. the Julia Stoschek Collection (DE), Museum of Ulm (DE), Mahoney Gallery at the University of Massachusetts (US), Verge Center for the Arts (US), Rhizome (US), and Sazmanab (IR). Furthermore, she has shown her works at the Broad Museum (US), New Museum (US), Liverpool Biennial 2018 (UK), Rubin Museum of Art (US), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RU), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Centre Pompidou (FR), Venice Biennale of Architecture (IT), Queens Museum (US), and Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art (US). She has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors Grant, the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier International Fellowship and the Leading Global Thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine, the Special Award of the Florence Biennale, and the Digital Sculpture Award by The Institute of Digital Art in Germany.