Mahan Moalemi is a writer and curator from Tehran, currently pursuing a PhD in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.

His research explores the pseudo-discipline of Comparative Futurism, where he looks into encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, considering contemporary art, cinema, and digital media as sites of negotiation between variously situated appeals to temporality, historicity, and futurity.

Mahan previously studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and has presented his research at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, La Colonie in Paris, The Mosaic Rooms in London, Para Site in Hong Kong, and Volksbühne in Berlin, among other venues. He is the co-editor of Ethnofuturisms (Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writing has appeared in Art-Agenda, Cabinet, Domus, Frieze, Spike Art Magazine, and other journals, exhibition catalogues, and edited volumes published in and outside Iran.