About

Mahan Moalemi is a writer and curator from Tehran. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where he is also the 2021-2022 Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Looking into encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, his research probes the pseudo-discipline of Comparative Futurism. Mahan explores contemporary art, architecture, film, and digital media in light of the situated politics of temporality, historicity, and futurity (third)worldwide. He also studies exhibitions that have neither been documented nor even staged but artificially imagined as installation shots. Mahan is the co-editor of Ethnofuturisms (Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writing has appeared in a number of art and literary journals, exhibition catalogues, and edited volumes published in and outside Iran.

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