Tooraj Khamenehzadeh

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Tooraj Khamenehzadeh (Persian : تورج خامنه زاده; born 1977 in Qazvin, Iran) is an Iranian artist and curator, based in Tehran and New York. [1]

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is a Western Iranian language belonging to the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian subdivision of the Indo-European languages. It is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian, Dari Persian and Tajiki Persian. It is also spoken natively in the Tajik variety by a significant population within Uzbekistan, as well as within other regions with a Persianate history in the cultural sphere of Greater Iran. It is written officially within Iran and Afghanistan in the Persian alphabet, a derivation of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivation of Cyrillic.

Qazvin City in Iran

Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Qazvin was a medieval capital of the Safavid dynasty for over forty years (1555-1598) and nowadays is known as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and Pahlavi influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598.

Tehran Capital and largest city of Iran

Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.7 million in the city and 15 million in the larger metropolitan area of Greater Tehran, Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia, and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is ranked 24th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area.


He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Qazvin Azad University in Iran. [2] [ when? ] He enrolled[ when? ] in the Master of Fine Arts degree in Photo, Video and Related Media program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, New York.

A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years, or a person holding such a degree.

Computer engineering discipline integrating computer science and electrical engineering to develop computer hardware and software

Computer engineering is a branch of engineering that integrates several fields of computer science and electronic engineering required to develop computer hardware and software. Computer engineers usually have training in electronic engineering, software design, and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering. Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software aspects of computing, from the design of individual microcontrollers, microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers, to circuit design. This field of engineering not only focuses on how computer systems themselves work but also how they integrate into the larger picture.

Azad University at Qazvin (AUQ) or Qazvin Islamic Azad University (QIAU) is an open research university in Qazvin, Iran. It is one of the largest and most reputable branches of the Islamic Azad University. Sometimes, QIAU or (AUQ) is referred to as Qazvin Islamic Azad University or Azad University at Qazvin.

Khamenehzadeh's art works has presented in various international festivals, art exhibitions, and biennials such as Polyforme Festival, Chongqing Photo and Video Biennale and is published in different books and magazines like African TextileToday (2012) and PIX magazine .

Festival Organised series of acts and performances

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or cultures. It is often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid. Next to religion and folklore, a significant origin is agricultural. Food is such a vital resource that many festivals are associated with harvest time. Religious commemoration and thanksgiving for good harvests are blended in events that take place in autumn, such as Halloween in the northern hemisphere and Easter in the southern.

Exhibition organized presentation and display of a selection of items or pictures

An exhibition, in the most general sense, is an organised presentation and display of a selection of items. In practice, exhibitions usually occur within a cultural or educational setting such as a museum, art gallery, park, library, exhibition hall, or World's fairs. Exhibitions can include many things such as art in both major museums and smaller galleries, interpretive exhibitions, natural history museums and history museums, and also varieties such as more commercially focused exhibitions and trade fairs.

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published. Magazines are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three.

He is co-founder and a board member of the Rybon Art Center , an independent art institute in Tehran, a board member of Res Artis, as well as program manager of Kooshk Residency in Tehran. [3]

Rybon Art Center is an international, independent and artist-led institute based in Tehran. It was established in 2008 in order to encourage artistic innovations and experimentations among local artists and also explore possible exchange of ideas and knowledge in the field of contemporary critical art of Iran beyond ethnic and regional boundaries. During these years Rybon has initiated and conducted numerous projects including art residencies, local and international artist workshops, art shares and artist talks, screenings, enhancing local art networks and facilitating international art exchanges.

An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.

Res Artis was founded in 1993, a website and the largest existing network of artist residency programs, representing the interests of more than 600 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries worldwide.

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  3. "Reality Check". Retrieved 2019-09-24. and artist Tooraj Khamenehzadeh’s Kooshk residency program.