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Ali Panahi a.k.a Ali Phi
Media Artist, Based in Tehran
Founder/Producer at Elemaun
Founder/Creative Director at Nullsight / Noxte
Freelance Curator at Tadaex


Ali Phi (b. 1986, Tehran, Iran) is a media artist and a musician. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In 2009, he received a certification of filmmaking from 'Institute of Young Cinematic Association'. After working in the field of experimental cinema and underground music movement of Tehran, he started using computers as tool for connecting and mixing different media for making new forms of space. He is a self-studied and experienced developer, programmer, and art activist. His career in media arts started with the project 'Elemaun in 2008 by real-time and generative audio-visual performances. The works of Ali Phi depict the relation between point, line, plane, light and darkness. The digital process and flexibility in his works are an interrelation and a diverse and growing alteration between today's media and capacities of presentation. The flow of his works is a relation that has been made possible between video presentations, programing, converting sounds to images and vice versa, and shifting the process of showing with motion into images and the interconnection between all of these elements and their transformation in computer. He is the founder of 'nullsight', a media lab based in Tehran. He has participated in more than 13 group exhibitions in addition to 2 solo shows and several media art installations in public spaces. Ali Phi lives and works in Tehran.



Solo Exhibition
2017 | LAND | Solo Exhibition | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | SHYM | Yassi Foundation, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | III | Solo Exhibition | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2015 | II | Audiovisual Installation | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.

Other Exhibitions
2018 | AM | Private Exhibition for Digistyle | Tehran, Iran.
2018 | QAL | Private Exhibition for Monson Group | Tehran, Iran.
2017 | LIMA | Patchlab Festival | Krakow, Poland.
2016 | XAXM | The 1st Tehran Architecture Biennial | Vartan House, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | DYKE | Private Exhibition for Digikala | Tehran, Iran.
2016 | AM | Private Exhibition for Pejman Foundation | TMOCA Cafe, Tehran, Iran.
2015 | AM | Tadaex2015 | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2013 | Lemodos 1.0 | Open Source | Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2013 | Millisecondus | Tadaex2013 | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2011 | You Will Stay | Tadaex2011 | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2011 | Fynma | Saroseda vol 2.0 | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Performance
2018 | de.Qevar | as Elemaun | Paraffin | Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | NOQA Audiovisual/Choreography | ft. Taba Fajrak | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | de. | as Elemaun | TEM Festival | Charsoo Cineplex, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | de. | as Elemaun | D.O.E.S Festival 3 | Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, iran.
2018 | re:left | Hormuz Biennial of Contemporary Arts | Old Fish Factory, Hormuz Island, Iran.
2018 | re:left | Waachaar Unveiling Event | Surface Space, tehran, Iran.
2017 | re:left | Land Art Group Project | Qavam-e-zang, kashan, Iran.
2017 | de. | as Elemaun | D.O.E.S Festival 2 | Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
2017 | de. | as Elemaun | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.
2017 | de. | as Elemaun | Aab Gallery Museum, Shiraz, Iran.
2017 | de. | as Elemaun | Rig-e-Zarrin, Yazd, Iran.
2017 | Timelag | ft. Nima Ramezan & Esi Azimi | Tehran Indipendent Theater, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | de. | as Elemaun | Resartis Meetup, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | de. | as Elemaun | Patchlab Festival, Krakow, Poland.
2016 | de. | as Elemaun | Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
2016 | Kajshanbeh #2 | ft. Nima Ramezan & Esi Azimi | Hafez Hall, Tehran, Iran.
2014 | Transient Dreams in Passing Fantasy | feat. Shahrzad quartet | Boom Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2013 | gen.er.a.trix | ft. Sohrab Motabar & Sina Shoaie | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.
2013 | Limited Access 4 Festival | ft. sina shoaie | Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2012 | Tadaex2011 | ft. Sohrab Motabar | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.

Releases
2018 | Tehran Night #152 | Deep House Tehran Podcast
2017 | Mixtape 009 | Cankash Magazine
2017 | LEFT | Sound Designs for Media Art Installations
2017 | condition.III | Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music | Unexplained Sounds
2016 | miv | Persin Experimental Underground 016 Survey | Unexplained Sounds

Collaboration
2018 | Hiwar Project | With Zahed Sultan | Visual Design | Abu Dhabi Festival | Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2017 | Hiwar Project | With Zahed Sultan | Visual Design | Shangri-la, Muscat, Oman.
2016 | The Underworld & It`s Emergent Effects | With Mimi Amini & Mamali Shafahi | Sound Design | Dastan Basement, Tehran, Iran.
2015 | Osseous Sound | ft. Tehran Factory | Tadagrant2015 | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2014 | Miblack | ft. Mimi Amini | Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2014 | Broken sd | ft. Mamali Shafahi | Dastaan Basement, Tehran, Iran.

Lecture/Workshop
2018 | Artist Talk | Inverse School, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | New Media Arts Basics Talk | Islamic Azad University/West Tehran Campus, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Visual Programming Talk | Islamic Azad University/Art & Architecture Campus, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Director of New Media Course | Tehran Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Lecture About "Performative Media Arts" | Tehran Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Future Innovators Summit 2016 | Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
2016 | Symposium III, Frontiers of New Mmedia Arts | Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
2016 | Artistic Mentor for "Beyond Borders" | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2015 | Touchdesigner Workshop | Tadaex2015, Tehran, Iran.

Press
"II" Installation on Memar Magazine Issue 26 [in Persian]
on Tandis Magazine [in Persian]
on Sobh-e-Sahel News [in Persian]
Interview on Harper's Bazaar Arabia Issue 26
"SHYM" on Viva Magazine
on creativeapplications.net
"am" on interactivedesign.it
"Transient Dream" on artconnectberlin's staff picks
"gen.er.a.trix" on Touchdesigner Blog
"millisecondus" on IRIB3 [in Persian]
"selfportrait" on Talk E-magazine [in Persian]
"millisecondus" on Tajrobeh Magazine Issue 24
"inside" on Director's Note