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Elahe Massumi

 

Elahe Massumi is an internationally recognized media artist. She was born in Esfahan, Iran. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Feature Films:

  • Violin – In Production

  • Dark Heritage – Pre Production 

  • Roxana – 2018 

 

Short Films:

  • Patriarcal- 2015

  • Gypsy King - 2008xa

  • Gypsy Holocaust - 2007

  • Juliet - 2002

  • Bitter Moon- 2002

  • Blood of my father - 2002

  • Infanticide -2001

  • Hijras- 2001

  • A kiss is not a kiss -2001

  • Trial - 2000

  • Architecture of Peace - 1997

  • Longing-2-1996

  • Longinging -1-1996

  • Thrushing- 1995

  • Obliteration - 1994

 

Recent Publications:

  • Krista Geneviève Lynes, "Visual Currencies: Visualizing India's Red-Light Districts". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol.37, No.1 (Autumn 2011).

  • Krista Geneviève Lynes, Experimental Media, Transnational Circuits: Prismatic Visions and Feminism Without Guarantees. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, (Autumn 2011).

  • Naraciones , Telefonica Foundation, Madrid, Spain, 2004

 

Education: 

MFA, 1990 Pratt institute, Brooklyn NY - BFA, 1984 Trinity College, Washington DC 

Selected Festivals and Awards

2019
East Europe International Film Festival

Won, Fusion Award
Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film for 
Roxana (2018)
Roxy Films (production company)
Nominated, Fusion Award

Roxy Films

2019
Madrid International Film Festival, ES
Nominated, Festival Award
Best Feature Film for 
Roxana (2018)
Roxy Films (production company)
Nominated, Festival Award
Best Feature Film for 
Roxana (2018)
Roxy Films (production company)
Additional awards

2019
Annecy Animation Film Festival *
MIFA
Film Festivals and Nominations

2019
London World Cinema *
Roxana Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Actress
Film Festivals and Nominations

2019
Word Cinema, Nice *
Roxana Screening
Film Festivals and Nominations

2019
North Europe IFF *
Best Animation
Film Festivals and Nominations

2019
Madrid International Film Festival *
Best Animation
Film Festivals and Nominations

2019
Future Animation Film Festival, Bologna *
Official Selection
Animation. Film Festival Nomination

2019
Warsaw International Film Festival, East Europe IFF *
Best Film
Film Festival Nomination

2019
NYC International Film Festival *
Official Selection
Film Festival Nomination

2019
Pomegranate International Film Festival, Toronto *
Official Selection
Film Festival Selection

2019
Fusion film festival, Warsaw 2019 *
Best Screenplay
Winner of Best Screenplay

Selected Solo Shows

  • "Narraciones", Televisa Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2005

  • "Narraciones", Sala de Exposicione de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, January 2005

  • "Narraciones", Telefonica Foundation, Madrid, Spain, September 2004

  • Selected video installations and still images, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 
    Cape Cod, Summer 2004 

  • "Recent Video Works", Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, October 2000 

  • "Recent Video Works", Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, June 1999 

  • "The Other Side", Orensanz Foundation, New York, May 1993 

  • Pratt Institute, New York, December 1990

Selected Group Shows

  • Feminist ArtBase, Selected Videos on line, Spring 2007, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY

  • Contemporary artists from Iran, KM Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain, July-October 2005 - Travelling to Copenhagen, Denmark 2006 

  • Tirana Biennale, October 2005

  • Poles Apart/Poles Together, 51 Venice Biennale, June 2005

  • Water Ways Project, Venice, June 2005

  • The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Channel "0" - "Blood of My Father" Amsterdam, August-October 2004, The Benaki Museum, Athens, February 2006 

  • The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Channel "0" - "Blood of My Father" Amsterdam, September 2004 

  • Museum of Modern Arts, "Hijras, Obliteration", Stockholm, Sweden, Fall 2004 

  • Shanghai Museum - Infanticide, August 2004 

  • Exit Art - Terrorvision, "Blood of My Father", May-July 2004 

  • Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, "A Trial", April 2004 

  • Scope - NY, Selection of Photographic images/stills from video projects, March 2004 

  • Ethan Cohen Gallery, "Sexy Beasts, A kiss is not a kiss", New York, January 2004 

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, "Obliteration", Madrid, Spain, November 2003 

  • Theatre MONTY - Ramatuti, “Blood of My Father”, Antwerp, Belgium, November 2003 

  • Ethan Cohen Gallery, "Sexy Beasts, A kiss is not a kiss", New York, January 2004 

  • The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Channel "0", Amsterdam, September 2004 

  • Museum of Modern Arts, "Hijras, Obliteration", Stockholm, Sweden, Fall 2004 

  • The Asia Society, "A kiss is not a kiss", New York , Fall 2002 

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, "A kiss is not a kiss" Madrid, Spain, Spring 2002 

  • Deste Foundation, " Fusion Cuisine" Athens, Greece, June - September 2002 

  • Theatre Monty, "A kiss is not a kiss" Antwerp, Belgium, February 2002 

  • International Photography Biennial, "Women talking about women" Canary Islands, Spain, November 2001 

  • Centre d'Art Santa Monica, "Trans Sexual Express" Barcelona, Spain, June-September 2001
    Exhibited at:
    - Traveling to Kunsthalle Mucsarnok in Budapest, January-February 2002
    - The City Council Hall in La Corunya, Spain, June 2002 

  • Space Electra, "Iranian Photography" Paris, France, June 2001 

  • Nikolaj Center for Contemporary Arts, "Ekbatana, Images of the World" Copenhagen, DK, August -October 2000 

  • Stephen Gang Gallery, "Technarthology" New York, November 1999
    - Exhibited in Israel as: "Architecture of peace", December 2000) 

  • Trans Hudson Gallery, "The Cosmopolitan History" New York, December-January 1998/99 
    - Exhibited in Bulgaria and France, Fall 1999, Seville, Spain, May 2000) 

  • Guadalajara Expoarte 1997, "Pasarse de la Raya" Mexico, October 1997 

  • 5th International Istanbul Biennial - "On Life, Beauty, Translations and Other Difficulties", Fall 1997 

  • Alternative Museum, "Expansion Art - Artists of Our Time" New York, February 1997 

  • The Knitting Factory Video Lounge "Public Secrets", New York, June 1996 

  • Harvard University Gallery, "And God Created Woman" Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 1994 

  • FIA-92 Caracas, Venezuela, June 1992 

  • Jacob Karpio ATMA Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica, February 1992 

  • Art in General, New York, Summer 1992 

  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts, "Artist in The Market Place", Annual Exhibition, New York, Summer 1991 

 

Other Projects

  • Scope-Paris, October 2005

  • Photo-NY, October 2004

  • Scope-London, October 2004

  • Scope-Miami, December,2004

  • Photo-LA and ART-LA, JANUARY 2005

  • Delaware Art Center - Screening of "Trial", April, 2004 

  • Art and Gender Encounters, A Round Table Conference - Sevilla, Spain, February 2004 

  • Conference on presentation and preservation of Digital Art and Media, Sao Paolo, Brazil, August 2001 (Screening and review of "Obliteration") 

  • International Conference on Art and Media , Barcelona, Spain, April 1996 (Screening and review of "Obliteration") 

  • Media and Multiculturalism, Universidad del Valle, Bogota, Columbia, Fall 1996 (Screening and review of "Obliteration") 

 

Public Collections

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

  • The Kitchen, Video, Dance and Performance Arts, New York, NY

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India

 

Private Collections

  • George P. Zelenka, Panama, Republic of Panama & North Carolina

  • Daniel Yankelewitz B., Miami, Florida & San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Audile Bessez, New York, Brussels, Belgium

  • Numerous Private Collections: USA

 

Bibliography - Art Reviews

  • El Pais, November 16, 2002 - by Manuel Falces

  • La Opinion de Tenerife, November 15, 2001 - by Cristina Fernandez

  • Tenerife TV Station, Interview Covering the "Child Prostitution-A kiss is not a kiss", November, 2001 

  • Pars TV - Los Angeles, California, October 17, 2001 - review and demo of The "Trial"

  • El Pais, June 23, 2001 - by Jaume Vidal

  • Forward, June 08, 2001 - by Marc Perelman

  • Information Onsdag, August 23, 2000 - by Charlotte Christensen

  • Diario de Sevilla, June 01, 2000 - by Juan Bosco Diaz-Urmento

  • Review Magazine, June 15, 1999 - by Jeanne C. Wilkinson

  • Art in America, April 1998 - by Eleanor Heartney (Review of "The Fifth International Istanbul Biennial")

  • Resident (on line: http://www.resident.com), March 1997- by Karin Randolph

  • Radikal, Review of The Fifth International Istanbul Biennial, November 1997

  • Cumhuriyet, Review of The Fifth International Istanbul Biennial, October 1997

  • Art Nexus, March 1994 - by Benjamin Weil

  • La Revue Du Liban, May 1994 - by Samia Abboud (Review of "And God Created Woman")

  • New York Times, July 1991 - by Viviane Raynor (Review of "Artist in the Market Place")

 

Critics and essays

  • Ramatuti, Belgium, November 2003 and Channel 0, Netherlands, August 2004 - Essay by Robert Knafo

  • Women talking about women, November 2001 - Essay by Berta Sichel and Alicia Murria

  • Trans Sexual Express, June - September 2001 - Essay by Berta Sichel

  • The Essay for the catalogue of Iranian Photography by Nickolas Mirzoeff, June 2001

  • Ekbatana, images of the world, August - October 2000 - Essay by Berta Sichel

  • Cosmopolitan History, December 1998 - Essay by Berta Sichel

  • The Essay in the catalogue of the Fifth International Istanbul Biennial, October 1997 - Essay by Eleanor Heartney

  • The Brochure for Exhibition at the Stephen Gang Gallery, June 1999 - Essay by Eleanor Heartney

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