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ali panahi a.k.a ali phi
media artist, based in Tehran
founder/musician at elemaun
founder/ceo/developer at nullsight / noxte
festival 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 | III | solo exhibition | mohsen gallery, tehran, iran
2015 | II | audiovisual installation | darbast platform, tehran, iran

other exhibition
2018 | qal | private exhibition for monson group | tehran, iran
2016 | shym | yassi foundation | tehran, iran
2016 | xaxm | the 1st tehran architecture biennale | vartan house, tehran, iran
2016 | dyke | private show for digikala | tehran, iran
2016 | am | project cafe musee | 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. | 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 | 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 | feat. sina shoaie | aaran gallery, tehran, iran
2012 | tadaex2011 | feat. sohrab motabar | darbast platform, tehran, iran

releases
2017 | mixtape 009 | cankash mag
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
2017 | hiwar project | with zahed sultan | visual design | shangri-la, muscat, oman
2016 | the underworld & it`s emergent effects | with mimi amin & 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
2016 | 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 media arts | ars electronica, linz, austria
2016 | artistic mentor for `beyond borders` | mohsen gallery, tehran, iran
2015 | touchdesigner workshop | tadaex2015, tehran, iran

press
on tandis mag [in Persian]
on sobh-e-sahel news [in Persian]
interview on harper's bazaar arabia issue 26
shym on viva mag
on creativeapplications.net
"am" on interactivedesign.it
"TDiPF" 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 no.24
"inside" on Director's note