Arash Nassiri

Arash Nassiri's work confronts our collective psyche and individual stories, like a contemporary fable. Tehran-Geles is a fictional vision of Tehran, set within the urban landscape of Los Angeles. Through an aerial journey, we discover an architectural transposition of the two cities. While flying over the Los Angeles boulevards, personal migrant testimonies echo the collective story of the Iranian capital. Downtown, the buildings are saturated with neon signs pulsating with voices that take us on a hallucinatory trip. Parallel to the science fictional genre where the present is projected into the future, this short film projects the past of Tehran into the Western present. The production of this short film generated an audio-visual migration where aerial shots of Los Angeles merge with videos filmed in Tehran and later transported by plane, as well as interviews recorded via Skype in different cities around the world. Arash graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts-Décoratifs in 2012. He is a 2014 graduate of Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts. Arash’s academic include courses at the Paris National School of Fine Arts (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris) in 2007, and the UdK in Berlin, where he lived in 2010. Arash has showcased his work in various exhibitions, including the 2011 Galerie du Crous, the 2013 and 2014 Panorama exhibitions, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, and the From the object to the city exhibition organised by the National School of Arts in 2010. In July 2014, his work was featured in cultural magazine, Les Inrockuptibles. Arash has also been awarded the 2014 Cote Court Pantain Grand Prize for Video Art and the Les Amis du Fresnoy Prize. Website