Mahan Moalemi is a writer and researcher from Tehran. His studies lean toward a pseudo-discipline 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.