M.Arch in architecture and urbanism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2019-February 2023. Merit Scholarship.
B.Sc. in architectural engineering, University of Tehran, July 2018. Recipient of Full Ride Scholarship and the Exceptional Talents quota awarded by National Elites Foundation.
Diploma of Acting, Karname Cultual Art Institute, 2016-2018.
Employment and Experiences
Teaching Assistant. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
September 2020–Januarary 2023. For Tobias Putrih. Department of Art, Culture and Technology.
I lectured on topics of cognitive science, computer history, esoteric practices and art history while developing the course themes, and assisting students in conceptualizing and realizing their projects.
Researcher. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
June 2021–June 2022. With Nick Montfort, The Trope Tank, Department of Comparative Media Studies.
I worked on developing a system called Curveship for automatic narrative variation.
Editor. Thresholds: Before/After
The 50th volume of MIT Architecture’s peer-reviewed journal published by MIT Press.
February 2021–April 2022.
MIT.nano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. February 2022-April 2022.
I co-curated this show that included works envisioning and scrutinizing ways to intertwine nanoscience and nanotechnology toolsets and visualization methods to extend the bounds of art and culture.
Editorial Board Member. Out of Frame
A student-edited platform supported by MIT Architecture for all things untold, unseen and forgotten within everyday life.
August 2021–June 2022.
Exhibition designer. Art, Culture and Technology Graduate Exhibition
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
May 24–August 1, 2021.
Featuring an immersive gallery experience production.
Researcher. Many Houses/Many Worlds
Exploring the entanglement between the planet and the cosmos in an installation for Mark Jarzombek and Vikramaditya Prakash, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice. May 22–November 21, 2021
Teaching Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
June 2020–January 2020. For Fox Harrell, and Cagri Hakan Zaman, Departments of Comparative Media Studies and Architecture, on inventing and analyzing new forms of extended reality (XR) experiences, computer-based art, gaming, social media, interactive narrative, and related technologies.
Co-Founder, and Editor. JadeRANG! Magazine
An Iranian independent quarterly magazine based in the University of Tehran, offering multiple genres and perspectives on politics, economics, and culture through thirteen recurring fictitious characters.
September 2018-December 2019.
Coordinator. Cinematheque of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
January 2016-March 2018. Screening movies, exhibiting panels and reviewing subjects such as French short cinema of the 1920s, Soviet montage theorists, and Japanese cinema of the 1950s.
Lead actor, and set designer. Vision short film.
A post-apocalyptic experiment with a cinematic narrative in dialogue with notions of time, recollection, dreams and light, Tehran. 2018
2016-2018. Playing the role of Creon in Medea Exodus play by Reza Gooran.
Exhibitions, Residencies, and Conferences
TAKWIN (solo). Wiesner Art Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. June 25-September 1, 2022
QUIESCE (solo). Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge. May 2022
Using Referring Expression Generation to Model Literary Style, written by Nick Montfort, Ardalan SadeghiKivi, Joanne Yuan, and Alan Y. Zhu; presented by Ardalan SadeghiKivi at the online Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities, December 19, 2021.
June 18-September 1, 2022.
List Center Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Unbounded (group). Wiesner Art Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. October 18-November 23, 2021
TSI residency, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, June 2021–August 2021.
Part-Objects: Precarious Structures and other Forms of Sculptural Disorder (group), Keller Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. May 17-24, 2020.
Inside Out (collaborative), Ab-Anbar Gallery. May 1–June 10, 2018.
Recent Awards and Honors
Council for the Arts at MIT Grant, December 2021.
Firmitas Award, Code Cypher judged by the Grammy award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco, MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, October 2021.
Graham Foundation Grant, August 2021.
MIT Transmedia Storytelling Initiative Fellowship, May 2021.
Honorable mention for the Relaters. Blank Space Project, December 2020.
MIT SA+P Dean's Research Funds Award, Persian Romanticism: A Journey through Architecture and Metaphor in Early Nineteenth-Century Iran. June 2019.
Honorable mention for the Fall. Arch Out Loud, December 2018.
Software and Programming Languages
Houdini, Unity, Maya, Zbrush, Cinema 4D, PyMOL, Photoshop, Illustrator.