bio

Mani Mehrvarz is a media artist and filmmaker. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, where he also serves as an adjunct professor. His areas of research interest and art practice include database and archive, media archaeology, nostalgia, post-history, and cultural techniques. Since 2013, Mehrvarz has worked on several media projects with a focus on the unstable processes of analog and digital technologies of recording memory in the context of post-Kittlerian media studies. His media installations and documentary films have received recognition around the world and have been exhibited and screened in solo and group exhibitions and festivals, including the 17th Japan Media Art Festival, PERL media festival in Norway, Short Waves Festival in Poland, Cologne International Videoart Festival, FIVA Video Art Festival, 12th Bienal de Artes Mediales in Chile, Kochi Muziris Biennial in INDIA, and Buffalo International Film Festival.

Mani Mehrvarz (māni mehr-varz)

Educations

– Ph.D. candidate in Media Study (film and video), University at Buffalo, State University at New York. (Expected 2019)

– MA in Intermedia Arts, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland. 2014

– B.A. Graphic Design, Sooreh University of Tehran, Iran, 2006

– 2001, Diploma, Mathematics and Physics

Solo Exhibitions:

– Private Nostalgia, Demolden Video Project, Santander, Spain. 2015

– PainScape, AT Gallery, Poznan, Poland. 2015

– Private Nostalgia, AT Gallery, Poznan, Poland. 2014

– LIMITATION, Intermedia Gallery (UAP), Poznan, Poland. 2013

– Also Sprach Zarathustra, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2007

– Conceptual Posters (BA Project), Sooreh Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2006

Selected Juried Screenings and Exhibitions:

  • UB Art Galleries, MAKE.MEDIA.MATTER (curator), Buffalo, USA, 2018
  • Buffalo International Film Festival, Buffalo, USA, 2018
  • CologneOFF 2017 India @ Video Vortex XI @ Kochi Musiris Biennial, Kerala, INDIA. 2017
  • Computational Media, Sugar City, Buffalo, NY, USA. 2016
  • 12th Bienal de Artes Mediales: Speaking in Tongues, Santiago, Chile. 2015
  • VIDEOGRAMA, International Video Art Festival 2015, Bogota, Colombia. 2015
  • ELECTRONICS ALIVE VIII Biennial, The University of Tampa, Florida, USA. 2015
  • Mixed & Alienated, (CologneOFF 2014 India), RIA Guwahati, India. 2014
  • FIVA 4th Festival, National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2014
  • Videoart Festival Miden 2014 (CologneOFF 2014 Greece II), Kalamata, Greece. 2014
  • HYPE!STERIC “Short Waves Festival 2014”, Jezuitów Gallery, Poznan, Poland. 2014
  • PERL media competition, Angela’s College, Sligo, Norway. 2014
  • Youth in Europe, Aula Gallery UAP, Poznan, Poland. 2014
  • The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan. 2014
  • The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Cinem@rt, Tokyo, Japan. 2014
  • Group Exhibition, NAPRZECIW Gallery, Poznan, Poland. 2013
  • The Greatest Show on Earth, The BlackBird Studios, Las Vegas, USA. 2013
  • Hotel Insomnia, Bazar Hotel, Poznan, Poland. 2013
  • Corporate Design, Momayez Gallery, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2011
  • The Individual Is Always The Exception, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2011
  • Seventy Years Old, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2011
  • Ex-libris, Gallery Of EMU, Cyprus. 2010
  • Being Twenty, Vije Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2009
  • International Logo Design Competition, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran. 2009
  • Iranian Spring Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran. 2008
  • The 9th Contemporary Graphic Design Biennial Of Iran, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran. 2007
  • Iranian Child, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2007
  • Monotheistic Religions Poster Competition, Turlaj Gallery, Poland. 2007
  • The Commemoration of Morteza Momayez, Ferdosi University In Mashhad, Iran. 2006
  • Deeper Depression, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2006
  • 5th Generation, Saba Cultural & Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran. 2006
  • 2nd Iranian Typography Exhibition, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2006
  • Monotheistic Religions Competition, Imam Ali Religious Museum, Tehran, Iran. 2006
  • 2nd International Poster Biennial Of the Islamic World, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran. 2006
  • 1st Iranian Typography exhibition, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran. 2005
  • Group painting exhibition, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran. 2004

Awards and Honors:

– ADAA Semifinals, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Los Angeles, United States. 2014

– 1st Prize, Winner for the independent filmmaker, PERL media competition, Ireland. 2013

– Selected Jury, The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan. 2013

– Selected Jury, World Olympiad for Urban Design 2009, Tehran, Iran. 2009

– Prized, 2nd Iranian Typography Biennial, Tehran, Iran. 2006

full CV is available upon request