Morehshin Allahyari (Iran)

Morehshin Allahyari

Currently lives in the USA

Morehshin Allahyari is an interdisciplinary artist and an art activist. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. One important aspect of her work is related to the social, political and cultural issues of Iran specifically women, self-censorship, censorship, and in general the daily life of the today Iran. Since she has moved to the U.S, she has also been working on intercultural projects, addressing her daily life as an Iranian in the United States of post 9/11. She has a MA in Digital Media Studies from the University of Denver and currently is a M.F.A candidate in New Media at the University of North Texas. She has served as the organizer and one of the co-founders and artists of “Dialogue”: presented by IRUS art (an intercultural collaborative art show between artists in Iran and the United States). Morehshin is currently co-curating another collaborative project between the American and Iranian artists called “Your Night/My day”.