New Media Talk Series # 5 & 6 | Parissa Mohit & Maneli Aygani

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New Media Society in collaboration with
Lajevardi Collection – Tehran present

New Media Talk Series # 5 & 6 | Parissa Mohit & Maneli Aygani

Maneli Aygani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1981. She received her BA in Graphic Design on 20005 from Sooreh University in Tehran, Iran. Later in 2012 she received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, USA. Maneli is an interdisciplinary Artist.  She works in various mediums such as Drawing, painting, printmaking, puppetry and video. Her work is narrative, symbolic and satirical interpretations of problematic moral and social issues she has confronted in life. Maneli has shown work in various venues. Currently she is exhibiting in a group show entitled “Beyond Boundaries” at TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China, the show will be up until June 30th 2015. Maneli lives and works between Tehran and United states.

Parissa Mohit has studied theatre design at the Art university of Tehran, and then continued her explorations by studying film animation at the School of cinema at Concordia University in Montreal. She has produced and directed short animation films, animated video installations, as well as animated collaborations with other film projects. She has presented her works in different venues, including Canada, Croatia, Estonia, the United States, Mexico and France. She has also been guest programmer at the Cinémathèque Québécoise, where she presented two programmes of iranian film animation, as well as for the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, where she prepared a youth section also devoted to iranian film animation. She is currently based in Montreal and is working on the production of her next film, a narrative short film animation, for which she has received grants from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and Canada arts council.

Lajevardi Collection
No.20, Sepand Street, Nejatollahi Street,
Karimkhan zand Street, Tehran.
Tel: +9821 88921745

Monday June 29 , 2015 – 6:00 pm