Iranian-Canadian, New York-based media and performance artist, works in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). Speculative public experiences exploring the philosophical and social underpinnings of technology, authorship and identity are staged using AR technology and concepts. Under the rubric FutARism, AR is situated as a new installation and performance art medium. Experiential, conceptual and legal shifts are used to explore radical subjectivities, failed utopias, and mysticisms. Installations include SamovAR & The Tempest in the Teahouse, AR Installation & Performance, Armory Arts Week, NYC, 2012 | Beware the Dream Sticher, Iranian Arts NOW, The Arts Arena, Citéinternationale des Arts, Paris, France 2012 | Growing Panes performance (The British Museum, Art & Patronage Summit, UK) | The Buzzz (Miami Art Basel) | Venice Augmented (54th Venice Biennale, Italy) | Frenchising Mona Lisa (Louvre Museum, Paris) | Takeoff (MoMA, NY, NY) | “Simple as Drinking Water,” winner of 2011 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) video competition | Transient (2010), video installations placed in New York City taxis (approx. 1.5 million viewers) | and The Other Artist Is Present (2010), a guerrilla performance at MoMA, NY, NY. Published in Art in America, Forbes, ARTNET, ARTINFO, BBC and NPR.

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