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Statement

 

Any design or style in which the elements are applied to express the thought and feelings is interesting for me. I like to make the viewers rethink about their perception of the physical and virtual world that we live. 

As a contemporary artist space and time have a crucial role in my works. These elements shape the body of history. If we believe history exists independently as a part of undeniable human life or if we consider Nietzsche’s philosophical problem about history we cannot ignore how time and space are vital in the way of rethinking history and our various communications with it.

The most of my new works try to deliberate about our historical background and our perception of it. I believe yearning for the past and desire for the future are the whole property of human mind. I try to provoke my viewer in my artistic works to rethink about their oral history concerning their life and urge them to have new vision about moments even in the future.

 

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Biography
 

Mani Mehrvarz is an artist and experimental filmmaker, born and raised in Iran. He holds his M.A. degree in Intermedia Art from University of Arts in Poznan, Poland and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo University in Department of Media Study. His field of research focuses on the intersection of memory and history where narrative constitutes radically social and political changes. Most of his recent works in the realm of new media such as video art try to deliberate human’s visual historical background to reformulate the conception of reality from the new media perspective. His works have presented in Iran, Poland, US, Japan, Greece, Ireland, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, and India since 2004. Some of his recent screenings also have been presented in 17th Japan Media Art Festival in Japan, PERL media festival in Ireland, Short Waves Festival in Poland, Cologne International Videoart Festival, and FIVA Video Art Festival and 12th Bienal de Artes Mediales in Chile.

 
Educations
 
2015-present, Ph.D. Student, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
 
2014, Master of Arts in Intermedia, University of Arts in Poznan (UAP), Poland
 
2006, BA in Graphic Design, Sooreh University of Tehran, Iran
 

2001, Diploma, Mathematics and Physics 

 




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