Seyed Mohsen Hazrati

Field of Practice:

Digital

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Year:

2020, 2021

Born in Shiraz/Iran in 1987.

Mohsen Hazrati graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education in Shiraz/Iran in 2012, minoring in new media and digital art, where he also acted as a teachers’ assistant. His works focus on digital culture, new aesthetic and the integration of these two issues within the Shirazi culture and its mystical literature. They have been exhibited in Transfer and Babycastles Gallery/New York, USA, Matchbox Gallery/Texas, USA and V-Gallery Tehran/Iran, among others.

In collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he co-founded the Dar-AlHokoomeh Project in 2013, a new media art project and activity based in Shiraz which he continues to curate. He is also the co-curator of Dar Al Wrong, the first Iranian pavilion and embassy of the Wrong Biennale in Iran. In 2016, Mohsen began lecturing as an assistant professor in his alma mater, teaching digital aesthetics and VFX courses. In 2017, Mohsen was invited as one of the guest speakers on the »Mollasadra St« episode of the TEDx video series.

One of his current research topics is FALProject, concerning an old Iranian bibliomancy tradition with Hafiz poems and its combination with digital technology and artificial intelligence. This project has been selected for a presentation at IAM WEEKEND 19 Barcelona/Spain and the first version of this project, an AR bibliomancy book, was exhibited at the OMO artspace Berlin/Germany and at the Limited Access festival Tehran.