Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist and an art activist and is currently an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas and University of Texas in Dallas. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her creative and research interest encompasses experimental 3D animation, digital filmmaking, installation, performance and extensive activity as a curator and producer.
Coming from a social science background, the topics of her practice include political and social art, creative writing, art activism, community building and collaborative art.
Morehshin’s animated films and curatorial projects have received worldwide acclaim. She has been part of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences in Tehran; Germany (The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge (Berlin) and the 25th European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück); Paris; Brazil, Sweden; Iceland; Romania (Arad Museum); Netherlands; Canada; and Marrakech. Projects in America have included Denver (TEDx conference); Dallas (Dallas Biennale and Oliver Francis Gallery); Chicago; Portland; New York; Roanoke, Va. (Taubman Museum of Art), San Francisco; and Denton, Texas (University of North Texas).