Annual theme „Human after Man“

Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (WS 2018/19)


23 October 2018, 7:00 pm

Monstrous Re-figurations

Morehshin Allahyari


Morehshin Allahyari


Morehshin Allahyari is a media artist, activist, educator, and curator who uses computer modelling, 3D scanning and digital fabrication techniques to explore the intersection of art and activism. Inspired by concepts of collective archiving, memory, and cultural contradiction, Allahyari’s 3D printed sculptures and videos challenge social and gender norms. She is currently developing a new body of work on digital colonialism and re-figuring as a feminist and decolonialist practice, titled She Who Sees the Unknown and supported by a joint commission from The Whitney Museum of Art, Liverpool Biennial, and FACT, as well as a 2018 Rhizome commission. Allahyari is currently an artist in residence at Pioneer Works in New York. Further recent accolades included a research residency at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (2016–17), a sculpture award from the Institute of Digital Art (2016), and Foreign Policy Magazine naming her a Leading Global Thinker of 2016. Her work has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops at venues throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou in Paris; Venice Biennale di Archittectura; Pori Museum, Finland and Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Allahyari received her MFA at the University of North Texas, MA at University of Denver and her BA at the University of Tehran, Iran. She is co-creator of the 3D Additivist Manifesto and subsequent 3D Additivist Cookbook.