Mahan Moalemi is a writer and researcher from Tehran. His studies lean toward an emerging field of Comparative Futurism, where he explores possible encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, with particular interests in techno-aesthetics, chronopolitics, genealogies of contemporaneity, and narratives of genesis. Mahan is also interested in examining the contemporary art world as a global experience economy by looking through the installation shots of exhibitions that have neither been documented nor even staged, but artificially imagined. He is co-editor of Ethnofuturisms (Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writings have appeared in art journals, exhibition catalogues, literary publications, anthologies, and zines published in and outside Iran. Mahan is currently a first-year PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.