Visiting Assistant Professor
Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist and an art activist. 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 world wide acclaim. She has been part of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences in Tehran, Denver (TEDx conference), Dallas (Dallas Biennale + oliver Francis Gallery), Chicago, New York, Germany (The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge (Berlin) + 25th European Media Art Festival (Osnabr'ck), Paris, Virginia (The Taubman Museum of Art), San Francisco, Denton (University of North Texas), Portland, Ohio, Brazil, Sweden, Iceland, Romania (Arad art Museum), Netherlands, Canada, and Marrakech among others. Morehshin is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas.