Resume Ehsan Fardjadniya

Resume Ehsan Fardjadniya
Independent contemporary visual artist

WEBSITES

Ehsancritique.com
Piratecinema.nl
Refugeemonument.org
anonstatelessimmigrants.wordpress.com

EXPERIENCE

  • Initiation of Anonymous Stateless Immigrants (ASI) performance group
    Year: 2011 – PRESENT
    Detail: A international political performance collective with members in Italy, Amsterdam, Berlin and Warsaw.
  • Initiation of Cinedome
    Role: Design and construction plus film, music and performance programming of Cinedome
    Year: 2013 – PRESENT
    Detail: A mobile self-designed and build, 12 m. diameter geodesic dome stage
  • Initiation of Stichting Delta, Den Haag
    Role: Initiator / Events Organizer
    Year: 2009 – active in The Hague till 201. The association / foundation still present
    Detail: Stichting Delta managed and run two temporary studios and project spaces for artists given by Stroom Den Haag. I initiated and run the first 1.5 / 2 beginning years of the initiative together with Lev and Veniamin Kazachencho
  • Initiation of Stichting Centrum, Den Haag
    Role: Initiator / Events Organizer
    Year: 2009 – 2010. The association / foundation still active
    Detail: Stichting Centrum started by running a temporary space for studios and events in The Hague given by Stroom. I initiated and organized the events for a year. The organization and current project space is still active
  • Initiation of Stichting ParachutArtists, Amsterdam
    Role: Initiator / Events Organizer
    Year: 2008 – 2010
    Detail: The first association i initiated in The Netherland. With ParachutArtists, I organized three exhibitions with international in Amsterdam and Brussels.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Goldsmiths College University of London, London— Master of Fine Arts
    2006 – 2008
  • Royal College of Fine Art (KABK), The Hague — BA Fine Arts.
    2002 – 2006
    PROJECTS

UPCOMINGS

  • Group show at W139, Amsterdam. Title: Ideology Becomes implimentation. October-End Nov. 2017
  • Valletta 2018 exhibition.
  • Speaker for ‘Movies That Matter on Tour 2017’ program  about ‘Raving Iran’ film in Criterion Amsterdam, Film House Den Haag, Natlab Eindhoven and Breda.

Current:

  • ‘Post-Peace’ group exhibition at Stuttgart Kunstverein — Side Specific Installation ‘Hinterland’ and performance(s). 24th February-7th May 2017

PREVIOUS:

2016:

  • Improvisation performance and music at Curie City Warsaw
  • Lecture and presentation at occupy theatre Palermo
  • Lecture and presentation at Cafe Internationale Palermo
  • Residency at Vessel Bari Italy
  • Residency at Ujazdowski Center of Contemporary Art Warsaw Initiating a performance collective and organizing a public space performance
  • Filming and directing the 24-hours marathon dialogue of Keti-Koti (breaking the chain, commemoration of abolition of slavery)
  • Hongrige Wolf Festival with Cinedome and FAUT HAUT band
  • Start working together with ‘We Are Here’, stateless refugee collective Amsterdam, towards more public programs
  • Collaboration with Network Democracy and participation in Europe By People Festival. Collaboration and Co-programming for the duration of two months at Cinedome
  • Lecture at Riga Centre of Contemporary Art on archive and power entitled ‘Who’s Archive’
  • Post-Peace exhibition censorship Istanbul Akbank Sanat

2015:

  • Re-initiation of Anonymous Stateless Immigrants Pavilion in Venice
  • Maxim Gorki Theater, Berliner Herbsts Salon II group exhibition. Refugee Monument project
  • Filming and directing the 24hours marathon dialogue of Keti-Koti (breaking the chain, commemoration of abolition of slavery)
  • Lecture at Cineblend night on Alternative Artist’s Narrative on Iran at Framer Framed
  • Panel Discussion about the Voice over Noord project and art in public space at Framer Framed
  • Voice over North project, four days of group performances at public bus in Amsterdam Noord as part of Crisis of History III at Framer Framed
  • Programming, screening and talking about Film as Subversive Art. Four weekend of film programs at Goleb
  • Participation in New University of Amsterdam at Occupy University of Amsterdam
  • Mini Film Festival at Francis Boeske Projects short video of Iran video diary, chapter four: Visiting My Father After 14 Years
  • Went back to Iran after 14 years

2014:

  • Marrakech Biennale Urban Fablab Project
  • In and Out Japan a program at experimental cinema evening. A performance with Cinecycle at Eye Film Museum
  • Filming and directing the 24hours marathon dialogue of Keti-Koti (breaking the chain, commemoration of abolition of slavery)
  • Film as Subversive Art film screenings at Gemak The Hague part of LOCUS group exhibition
  • Black TV video performance at Gemak The Hague part of LOCUS group exhibition
  • TV dome installation at Gemak The Hague part of LOCUS group exhibition
  • CINEDOME at Erassmus park Amsterdam. Three weekends of film performance at CINEDOME
  • CINECYCLE at Uitmarkt The Hague with Movies That Matters

2013:

  • Pirate Cinema: Public program of ‘Portable Nation’ exhibition at Maldives Pavilion at 55 Venice Biennale. Film program and two weeks film open air screening in Venice
  • THIS IS NOT A FILM FESTIVA. Self-organised two weekends film festival in Cinedome at Roest Amsterdam
  • Magneet Festival with Cinedome Amsterdam for four weekends
  • One day festival about sustainability at New Energy Docs Amsterdam North with Cinedome
    Initiation of Cinedome project
  • Lecture about Pirate Cinema project at 6th NECS Graduate Workshop: Moving Images – Imagined Movements: Mobility in/of Film

2012:

  • Film screening events at Tolhuistuin Amsterdam with Pirate Cinema
  • Wasteland Twinning edition 1 and 2 organised by W139
  • Magneet Festival Amsterdam with Pirate Cinema for Four weekends
  • IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) in collaboration with Doc Next Network: film screening of young filmmakers (Selected by Doc Next) at Rembrandt Plein Amsterdam
  • Electric Guitar Haven Festival Amsterdam with Pirate Cinema: Street performances with young guitar players

2011:

  • De Balie Amsterdam: Generatie IK en Waar Blijft de Revolutie (Generation I and where stay the Revolution); theatre piece with Fools Army (Self-initiated theatre and action group)
  • Occupy Amsterdam: Building Information Desk for whole duration of occupy Amsterdam
  • Museum Night Amsterdam in collaboration with The Living Room at De Appel Art Centre Amsterdam
  • Masterclass at Van AbbeMuseum part of Autonomy Project with Thomas Hirschorn and Hito Steyerl
  • Nutshuis The Hague, 9/11 Ten Years of Sodom & Gomorrah. A collaboration work of Anonymous Stateless Immigrants Collective and Acid Police Noise Ensemble
  • Initiation of Plein Der Beschaving, a gathering place for protests against art austerities at Tolhuis Town Amsterdam
  • Venice Biennale 54. Performance at Osloo Danish Pavilion about Anonymous Stateless Immigrants Collective
  • Delta Art Centre The Hague. The Hand That Feeds You group exhibition

2010:

  • Next Root Awareness Festival, Nutshuis Den Haag
  • Gathering Gathering group exhibition at Van Abbemuseum. Two days of Ping Pong Complaints project
  • Medrar Contemporary Art Film Festival Cairo with a short film Crisis Manager
  • TOPSY: On Documentation and Perversion group show at Six d.o.g.s Athens
  • ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) London, Invited to 48 hrs. Conference on art and activism, what struggle do we have in common? A Brechtian theater organized by Chto delat? (St. Petersburg)
  • M4gastateliers Amsterdam, Video screening of Crisis Center
  • Performance The very possibility of the artist being buried alive in DeltA Centre of Contemporary Art The Hague, part of the show Black Bile
  • A week festival, screening of Crisis Center part of Archipelagos, Parallel Universes Festival by Studio Appo 3 in Nantes, France
  • Screening of Episode 1 of Controversy Crisis, Who is real? part of the exhibition Topsy: On Documentation and Perversion at Sala SAM Gallery in Santiago, Chile
  • National Pride Crisis: Public space intervention on queensday, part of exhibition You Can Have Your Cake, and that’s the way cookie crumbles in Stichting Delta Den Haag
  • Crisis Center, headquarter of crisis center at Epicentrum show at Stichting Centrum Den Haag
  • Public School, two weeks residency at Komplot Brussels. Organized a class on Artistic Intervention, Reading Sessions of “Escape the Overcode, Activist Art in the Control Society”, specially the article “The Affectivist Manifesto, Artistic Critique in 21st Century” by Brian Holmes

2009:

  • Cezanne, Mondrian, Shell. Intervention in Gemeente Museum The Hague in relation to Shell sponsorship of the museum’s exhibition Cezanne, Picasso, Mondriaan
  • ARTIS Den Bosch, two weeks residency for political artist
  • Cultuur Taxi / Culture Taxi, Intervention at Hoogtij (Museum night) The Hague
  • Museum Night Intervention Ali Likes Museums, Public Intervention Amsterdam
  • For the Love of Losers, a interactive installation at International Celeste Art Prize Berlin
  • Private Democracy at Subvision Kunst Festival Off, Hamburg
  • mAssage, group exhibition in Caesar & Koba Gallery, curated by Wiebke Gronemeyer, Hamburg
  • UNFAIR PROJECT, Off Program Art Amsterdam in De Service Garage

2008:

  • Laugh Track, self-organised Off Program of Brussels Biennial I, curatorial collaboration with Oliver Kandt
  • Health & Safety First Priority, Performance / intervention at the opening night group show at Salon Gallery London
  • Apocalyptic As Ever, MFA Degree show at Goldsmiths college, London
  • Is the World Flat? Self-organized group exhibition at Maatschappij Arti et Amiticiae Amsterdam

2006:

  • Degree Show KABK, The Hague
  • Here Kitty Kitty, pre-graduation show Royal College of Art at Stroom The Hague

SKILLS:

  • Art events organization and collective collaboration
  • Art in public space
  • Graphic designs software skills such as photoshop, Indesign. Video softwares Premier and Motion.
  • Three dimensional / modeling designs softwares such as Sketchup
  • Website and blog designs
  • Metal structures designs and construction. Welding on professional level
  • Design and building alternative mobile vehicles
  • Alternative solar, wind and pedal electricity and off grid high amperage battery bank systems

LANGUAGES:

Farsi, Sorani Kudish, English, Dutch, Spanish (very basic)

GRANTS:

2013 AFK & HIVOS FONDS GRAND for Pirate Cinema summer of 2013
2012 Amsterdamse Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten for Pirate Cinema
2009 Mondriaan Fonds. For UNFAIR PROJECT & Subvision Kunst Festival OFF
2009 Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds, For UNFAIR PROJECT
2009 AFK Amsterdamse Fonds Voor Kunsten, For UNFAIR PROJECT
2009 Stroom PRO Subsidy
2007 / 2008 Stichting Niemijer Fonds for master degree at Goldsmiths College
2006 Winsor & Newton First Art Price. (KABK)
2006 VSB Fonds for Post grad. at Goldsmiths College
2006 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds for master degree at Goldsmiths College