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


Ali Phi (b. 1986, Tehran, Iran) is media artist and interaction designer. 
His works explore connections between programming , generative audio-visual design, interactive media & immersive environment installations.
His explorations in media arts started with the project ‘Elemaun’ in 2008 by audio-visual performances.
He is the founder of 'nullsight', a media lab & art collective in Tehran and freelance festival curator of ‘TADAEX’.
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.
Exploring ritual roots in Persian art, culture and architecture has affected his recent experiences and creations as he tries to take elements & motifs from achaemenid dynasty, old Persian empire era & middle-eastern philosophy & lifestyle to build his futuristic utopia made with conceptual installations.
He has performed and exhibited his works in international festivals like Ars Electronica, Patchlab & Tadaex, 20 group exhibitions, 4 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 | Audiovisual Installation | Yassi Foundation, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | III | Solo Exhibition | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2015 | II | Audiovisual Installation | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.

Other Exhibitions
2019 | QAL | Tasmeem Doha 2019 | VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar.
2018 | LIMA | Yay Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2018 | QAL | Ars Electronica 2018 | Postcity, Linz, Austria.
2018 | ANTITAIMWAIZ | Factory 001 | Group Exhibition | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | AM | Private Exhibition for Digistyle | Ariana Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | QAL | Private Exhibition for Monson Group | Sam Center, 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.

Curated Exhibitions
2018 | NOXTE:Physique | Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2017 | TADAEX2017: Digital Existence | Tehran, Iran.

Performance
2019 | Elemaun | Tasmeem Doha 2019 | VCUQ Artrium, Doha, Qatar.
2019 | Elemaun | Idehhub Anniversary | Espinas Palace Hotel, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | Elemaun | Gate of Tehran | Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, Germany.
2018 | Elemaun | Mutek AE | Knowledge City, Dubai, UAE.
2018 | Elemaun | Paraffin Tehran | Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | NOQA | Audiovisual/Choreography ft. Taba Fajrak | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | Elemaun | TEM Festival | Charsoo Cineplex, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | RE:LEFT | 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 | Elemaun | D.O.E.S Festival 2 | Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
2017 | Elemaun | Darbast Platform, Tehran, Iran.
2017 | Elemaun | Aab Gallery Museum, Shiraz, Iran.
2017 | Elemaun | Rig-e-Zarrin, Yazd, Iran.
2017 | Timelag | ft. Nima Ramezan & Esi Azimi | Tehran Indipendent Theater, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Elemaun | Resartis Meetup, Tehran, Iran.
2016 | Elemaun | Patchlab Festival, Krakow, Poland.
2016 | 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 | Girih: Iranian Sound Artists | Zabtesote, Opaltapes, UK.
2018 | Cairo Nights #2 | CNL Summer Mixtape
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 | Sound Installation | With Korinsky | Sound Design | Grace Cathedral | San Fransisco, USA.
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
2019 | Artist Talk | Creativity Seminar | Eram Hotel, Tehran, Iran.
2019 | Artist Talk | New Media Arts Symposium | Farhangestan-e-Honar, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | Artistic Mentor for "Similarities & Diversities" | Teer Art Week, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran.
2018 | Artist Talk | LASER Tehran Talks, Tehran, Iran.
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
Review on The Peninsula
Interview with Avam Mag
Journal of Cyberspace Studies, University of Tehran
Digital Berlin Magazine
QAL on Zard Magazine Issue 007 Interview with HK01 Magazine
"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