Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Morehshin Allahyari

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Morehshin Allahyari

Brooklyn, NY

Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, writer, and educator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin has been included in numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world, at venues including the Venice Biennale di Architettura, New Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Pompidou Center, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Tate Modern, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art, among others. She is the recipient of the Leading Global Thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Her 3D Additivist Manifesto video is in the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

“I use digital tools to question and re-figure (im)practical methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times, focusing on topics such as archiving, digital colonialism, fabulation, and monstrosity.”  

  • Speculation: ISIS_Lamassu, 2015, 3D printed transparent resin, usb drive, 6.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches

  • She Who Sees The Unknown: Aisha Qandisha, 2019, installation with 3D printed resin sculpture, reflecting pool, and HD video

  • She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj, 2017, 3D printed powder, post processed painting and polishing, 10 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches and 11 x 8.5 x 6 inches

  • She Who Sees The Unknown: The Laughing Snake, 2019, 3D printed plastic sculpture, mirrors, hypertext piece shown on a monitor, mouse, computer, pink light

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.