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سینا سیفی - Sina Seifee, 1982 Tehran-Iran

2018-2021 working as freelance mentor and co-curator for a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies), Brussels, Belgium
2016-2017 post-master at a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies), Brussels, Belgium
2013-2014 working as professor's assistant (Hilfskraft Kunst), Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
2011-2014 master diploma in Media Arts (postgraduate degree Diplomstudiengang II) at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
2007 designed and conducted a yearlong experimental animation workshop in Charsoo Institute of Art, Tehran
2006-2009 theatrical studies with Reza Ravanbakhsh, Tehran
2005 practical study of the Iranian traditional music with Soroush Dabiri, Setar based on Radif, Tehran
2004-2008 studied Visual Arts in Charsoo Institute of Art with Saeed Ravanbakhsh in Tehran
2000 started undergraduate study of Applied Mathematics in Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran

awards and scholarships
2021 Artist residency at wpZimmer, Antwertpen
2021 Artist residency at tranzit, invited by Biennale Matter of Art, Prague
2020 Artist residency and production at HERMAP ART PROJECTS - BOZAR and Goethe institution Brussels and Tehran
2019 Artist residency at Hordaland Kunstsenter Bergen
2016 Auslandsstipendien für hochbegabte Künstlerinnen und Künstler - MFKJKS
2016 Artist residency at MAM16 Maroc Artist Meeting, a partner project of Marrakech Biennale 2016, Morocco
2015 Projektförderung from Kunststiftung NRW
2015 Förderungspreis at Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln
2014 Arbeitsstipendium in „ÜberSetzen“, Die zeitgenössischen Künste als fremde Sprache(n) of Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Montepulciano Italy
2013 Scholarship for academic exchange at X Wohnungen Projekt Beirut Lebanon
2012 DAAD-Preis for outstanding performance of foreign students at German universities
2012 KHM Förderpreise for outstanding artistic achievements

media coverage
Archive of works: http://www.sinaseifee.com/
Selected artistic portfolio: https://seifee.com/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/sinaseifee
Interview WIELS with Sina Seifee in the context of Risquons-Tout 2020-2021: https://vimeo.com/509766210
Interview Ugnė Kačkauskait with Sina Seifee in the context of Vilnius International Theatre Festival Sirenos 2020: http://menufaktura.lt/?m=1052&s=70071
Interview Lisa Vereertbrugghen and Azahara Ubera with Sina Seifee in the context of Batard festival 2020: https://www.batard.be/podcast/episode/c2876d13/episode-6-laura-tinard-sina-seifee-kamljit-kaur
Interview Katja Diallo with Sina Seifee: http://www.2016.newtalents-cologne.de/talente/kunst/sina-seifee/
Interview Kölner Kultur with Sina Seifee: https://sinaseifee.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/2015-09-01-4178_crop.jpg
Review of 'A Tripoli Agreement' by Rahel Aima: https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/a-tripoli-agreement-62567/
Review, "Sharjah Art Foundation’s new show is a rich cacophony of interlocking cultures" https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/sharjah-art-foundation-s-new-show-is-a-rich-cacophony-of-interlocking-cultures-1.751493
Review (in Mandarin) of the exhibition "Techne and Art: Ecologies of Pre- and Post-modern Subjectivities" curated by Mi You: https://m-news.artron.net/news/20200304/n1351605.html
Review and interview between Peter Ortmann and Ekaterina Degot (in German) curator of the exhibition "Pluriversale II": https://www.choices.de/im-herzen-des-westens-auch-ueber-globale-kultur-sprechen
About EXERCISES IN STORYTELLING AND OTHER TRICKS in "Pluriversale II": https://www.adkdw.org/en/article/494_exercises_in_storytelling_and_other_tricks
Overview of the exhibition "Stories that matter" by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne: http://delta.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/en/outputs/workshops/stories-that-matter-exploring-representation-and-communication-of-hydrosocial-research

2022 Tehran of Trees, in Plants by Numbers, edited by Jane Prophet and Helen Pritchard, [Forthcoming] published by Bloomsbury Press, 2022
2022 Rigging Demons, in Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence, edited by Jara Rocha and Femke Snelting, [Forthcoming] published by Open Humanities Press, 2022
2022 Dancing with Knowledge co-authored with Pierre Rubio, part of In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices, edited by Philippine Hoegen, published by Onomatopee Projects, 2022
2022 Notes on a Performance, in Stranger Within by Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi, published by Orkana, Oslo March 2022
2021 Cinderella's Diaries, with Bryana Fritz, produced and hosted by rile* podcasts
2020 Dictionary of Apocalypse, with Goda Palekaitė, initially published in the 24th edition of COLLATERAL – Online Journal for Cross-Cultural Close Reading
2020 The Annex - Publishing Artistic Research, , published by a.pass
2020 Zoological Vandalism - chimeric pragmatism in animal popular media, published by a.pass
2016 Zolmat and the Black-Boxed Medium of Beyond, published in BLACK HYPERBOX by PUNCH
2016 Primordial House and the Landscape of Menace, in REFLEKTOR M, Magazin für Zeitgenössische Kunst in München
2016 Curate Archive, in collaboration with Mi You, online residency part of the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize
2015 The Ascetic Cat in Journal der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln N°4 | affären und affekte - KHM-Journal, KHM Verlag
2013 X-Apartements Projekt Beirut in offtopic #5 - Magazin für Medienkunst, KHM Verlag
2012 Sketch for a modular Construction with a cellular Automaton in offtopic #4 - Magazin für Medienkunst, KHM Verlag
2009 illustrator for Baluch Folk Stories, Cheshmeh Publication Tehran

2021 teaching in the second year department of Autonomous Design, at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), October-December 2021 Ghent
2021 workshop Little Fables of Practice, hosted The Toneelacademie Maastricht (ZUYD - Institute of Performative Arts), November 2021 Maastricht
2021 postgraduate program co-curator NOT IN THE MOOD, artistic research and performance studies, for a.pass, May-July 2021 Brussels
2020 workshop Little Fables of Practice, hosted The Toneelacademie Maastricht (ZUYD - Institute of Performative Arts), June 2020 Maastricht
2019 workshop The Streaming Hypothesis: Hacker Pedagogy with constant, hosted by RITCS school, January 2019 Brussels
2019 postgraduate program co-curator A LOOMING SCORE – WE SHARE YOUR POLITICS OF DAMAGE, artistic research and performance studies, for a.pass, Sep-Dec. 2019 Brussels
2018 workshop MONDAY READINGS: DATABASES with Femke Snelting, hosted by a.pass, April 2018 Brussels
2017 workshop Little Fables of Practice, hosted by a.pass, July 2017 Brussels
2017 workshop Possible Bodies, iteration I, with Constant vzw, hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude, February 2017 Stuttgart
2017 masterclass on lecture-performances for Sint Lucas Antwerpen & Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, May 2017

artistic experiences
2021 Tehran of Trees, multi-media performance, with Goda Palekaitė, exhibited in HerMaP Art Projects in Tehran: Immediate and Remote, Aaran Gallery, December 2021
2021 Wonders of the Moon - A Thousand Years of Sleepwalking, film installation, exhibited in TEN SLOTTE 5, hosted by Out Of Sight, Antwerp December 2021
2021 Untitled group excursion and painted documentation, group exhibition with Elen Braga, Maurice Meewisse and Steven Jouwersma, at n0dine projectroom, Brussels July 2021
2021 Tehran of Trees, multimedia exhibition and website, with Goda Palekaitė, part of the HERMAP project, BOZAR Brussels and Goethe Institute Tehran, May-June 2021
2020 Wonders of the Moon - A Thousand Years of Sleepwalking, film installation, exhibited in Risquons-Tout, produced by WIELS, Brussels September 2020
2020 To Cough with Monsters – Seeking a Host for More-than-human Histories, video installation lecture performance, in the context of KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague / Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten) Studium Generale, The Parasite' series online edition, April 2020
2020 A Telegram Bestiary, video installation lecture performance, in the context of Bâtard Festival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels January 2020
2020 Lecture on Infinity, lecture-performance in Somnambulism, Vilnius International Theatre Festival Sirenos, Vilnius September 2019
2019 RRadio Triton Data Retrieval Interface, database, epistemology, and digital interface design with Pierre Rubio, 2019
2019 Bodies of the Prophet and the Celestial Self #2, lecture performance, hosted by "Imagine human", Bucharest, October 2019
2019 Critical Bestiaries, multi-media installation and lecture performance, in the context of AnthropoScenes – Crossing Boundaries of Artistic and Scientific Storytelling, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, Köln, 25th September 2019
2019 Ecologies of Nothingness, lecture performance, in the context of Praktiken der Annäherung / Practices of Approximation, Temporary Gallery, July 2019 Köln
2019 Politics of Engineering, symposium and performances, with Lilia Mestre, Pierre Rubio, and OSP (Open Source Publishing), part of a.pass Research Center Associates in residence: Victories Over The Suns, hosted by ZSenne ART Lab, July 2019 Brussels
2019 Monster Zero, lecture performance and Iranian traditional music, Volksroom, May 2019 Brussels
2019 How to Infuriate a Historian, performance, in collaboration with Goda Palekaitė, part of the exhibition Virtual Body Institution, hosted by a.pass, May 2019 Brussels
2019 An Animal Escape Case, audio recording of performance lecture edited and remastered by Pierre Rubio, part of installation and radio program Broadcasting Radio Triton, broadcasted by Domes FM in Liverpool, event hosted by Art Cinema OFFoff and Kunsthal Gent, January 2019 Gent
2018 Stranger Within, multi-media performance and domestic intervention, with Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi, produced by TrAP and Black Box Theater, presented in Bastard festival Teaterhuset Avant Garden 2018 Trondheim, oktoberdans 2018 | BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, and Interkulturelt Museum October 2018 Oslo
2018 Four Eastern Cartographies of Entrapment, multi-media installation and lecture-performance, in the context of Air Arabia Curator in Residence: A Tripoli Agreement, curated by Renan Laru-an, produced by Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah July 2018. Shown in the exhibition Techne and Art - Ecologies of Pre- and Post-modern Subjectivities, curated by Mi You, Space Station gallery, June-August 2019 Beijing
2018 Little Red *StriKING* Hood, Performance evening, part of Spontan Festival der TanzFaktur Köln, June 2018
2018 The Eye That Fits, lecture performance, in the context of Symposium Postkonflikt - Kolumbien, hosted by Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, February 2018
2017 Fingered Questions, lecture performance, presented in Auditorium For Distracted Intelligence curated by Ekaterina Kaplunova and Richard Venlet, in the context of Biennale Louvain-la-Neuve, November 2017 Louvain-la-Neuve
2017 Antlitz des Paradieses, video installation, in collaboration with Sana Ghobbeh, exhibited in Galerie NEMO and Künstlerhaus Eckernförde, November 2017 Eckernförde
2017 Minbar of translation, exhibition, performance, site-specific mediation, presented in The Artist and the Social Dreamer curated by Renan Laru-an, part of the Forecast festival hosted by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, October 2017 Berlin
2017 No Communication Without Noise - five a.pass researches, research presentation and multi-media installation, exhibited in a.pass, September 2017 Brussels
2017 St. Open, multi-media site-specific event/installation public intervention with Selma Gueltoprak, 5.2017 Köln
2017 An Animal Escape Case, lecture performance in symposium Situating the Everyday. Interdisziplinäre Erforschung von Alltag produced by Institut für Kunst und Kunsttheorie/Intermedia - Universität zu Köln, 02.02. - 04.02.2017
2016 StriKING. 4.0_ Performance Laboratory, performance series with Paula Almiron and Lili Mihajlovic, hosted by Schauspiel Köln BRITNEY, December 16/2016
2016 Retracing the Steps of the Wolf, lecture performance in the context of RM Basics : HUMAN NEEDS, Hosted by Reflektor M, at Monopteros in Englischer Garten, October 2016 München
2016 The Pray and The Visible – An Animal Escape Case, lecture performance in the context of exhibition Rat Race, with Mona Kakanj (two channel video installation) and Reut Shemesh (dance performance), in ACADEMYSPACE, October 2016 Köln
2016 way of the pig lecture performance in the exhibition From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned, curated by Brigitta Isabella and Renan Laru-an, in SAVVY Contemporary, September 2016 Berlin
2016 Royal Phantom of the Eurasia, mini-opera in Striking 3.0 Dragkingperformance Abend with Janina Warnk, Adam, and Christoph Kilian, in Kunsthaus Rhenania Köln
2016 Von der Seltsamkeit der Feststoffe (On the Marvels of the Solids), installation and sound-performance with Ali Chakav in the context of new talents - biennale cologne, in Museum Schnütgen (bzw. St. Cäcilien Kirche) Köln
2016 Beauty and the Beast / Blast of the clean slate: a reading in the story of Sheikh Sanaan, lecture performance in the context of new talents - biennale cologne, in Literaturhaus Köln
2016 Aql-i Surkh ("The Crimson Intellect"), multi-media performance with Luis Negrón van Grieken and Ali Chakav, in Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
2016 NATURE, 404 / Difficult Forests in the Digital Flux multi-media solo exhibition and book publication, in Nevertheless Gallery, Köln
2016 'speaking german' in collaboration with Vera Drebusch, installation in the exhibition Contemporary Crises, in Initiative Friedensort Bunkerkirche, Düsseldorf
2015 short ballet in collaboration with Reut Shemesh in Dragking Performance Abend striKING 2.0, Martinetz Galerie, December 2015, Köln
2015 Keynote lecture in Landscapes of Fear, CD-release-concert with contributions from project participants, Aula of Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, December 2015, Köln
2015 Light from the Old Stars, multi-media performance with with Ali Chakav in carte blonche, group exhibition in NRW-Landesvertretung, Brüssel, November 2015, Belgium
2015 performance lecture in geheime wOrte 2, Ein Literatur-Parcours entlang der Grenzen der Sprache und entlang der Stadtmauer, Veranstaltung im Rahmenprogramm zum Augsburger Hohen Friedensfest NIEMAND HAT DIE ABSICHT EINE MAUER ZU ERRICHTEN, Klostergarten, Augsburg
2015 Bodies of the Prophet and the Celestial Self, lecture performance in English, Quranic recitations with electronic enhancement, King Georg club-bar, Köln
2015 Retracing the Steps of the Wolf in the Story of the Three Little Pigs, lecture performance with Marat Beltser, location: shores of Köln Pollerwiesen, in the context of PLURIVERSALE II produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln
2015 Reading Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr—the Conference of Birds, lecture performance with Alexander Borisovich Gurko, presented in Sufi Zentrum Köln, in the context of PLURIVERSALE II produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln
2015 Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat, lecture performance with Linda Franke, presented in Blauen-Haus puppet theatre, in the context of PLURIVERSALE II produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln
2015 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, multimedia lecture performance with Ale Bachlechner, Jonathan Kastl, Benjamin Ramirez Perez und Stefan Ramirez Perez, in the context of PLURIVERSALE II produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln
2015 Anatomy of a Paradox, lecture sound performance with Ali Chakav at opening of Tehran Mon Amour, Galerie Royal München
2014 Post-exit-iranian-p66-abend, multimedia event video music performance dance-workshop at Projekt66, köln
2014 A Darker Purpose, dinner-lecture at KHM, köln
2014 Hekayate Bakhe-o Do Bat, multi-media performance with Hannah Nürnberg and Charlotte Brohmeyer at Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano, Italy
2014 An Intro to Islam #2, performance talk at openlab, KHM Rundgang, köln
2014 An Intro to Islam, performance talk at Biozentrum, köln
2014 Undesirable Decidability -the Indecisions and Insanity of Sanctity in Early Islam, performance at release-event of Shilly Shally #2 at SCHALTEN UND WALTEN, köln
2014 Sing Sina, performance at SCHALTEN UND WALTEN, köln
2014 amazon talk, video performance talk at group exhibition FULL SATURATION, Kunstpavillon München
2014 video installation at group exhibition Temps D'Images, tanzhaus nrw, Dusseldorf
2013 The Nature of Things, Light installation, in collaboration with Elisa Balmaceda for the exhibition Searching for the White Cube, Ausstellungsprojekt des C60 Collaboratoriums und -1/MinusEins Experimentallabor der KHM , Bochum
2013 Garden’s Mirror, installation, as first project at KHM, Köln
2013 Rear Garden, performance project with Aino Emilia Korvensyrjä and Marat Beltser at KHM Rundgang, Köln
2013 Return from the Stars, Performance, in collaboration with Camilo Colmenares at Open Space KHM Rundgang, Köln
2013 Action Script, Installation, at KHM Rundgang, Köln
2013 video installation performance talk, Double Feature_Artist Talk mit: Sina Seifee & Spezialgast, GOLD + BETON, Köln
2013 performance at X Wohnungen Projekt Beirut of Matthias Lilienthal, performance project in the framework of the seminar just cos you feel it doesn't mean it's there of Prof. Phil Collins, Beirut
2013 multimedia group exhibition, Neue Nummer, video book performance drawing, Raum für alle I ganz schön Kalk, Köln
2013 multimedia installation, ARTISTS' BOOK: BOOK AS BOOK, Mahe-Mehr Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2013 group exhibition of contemporary art from Tehran and London, Tehran calling: London / London calling: Tehran, londonprintstudio, London
2012 video performance Postgraduate Harmonies, at the opening of C60 with Leer_Stelle, Bochum
2012 performance at Camp/Anti-Camp, Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Diaphragm, performance project in the framework of the seminar just cos you feel it doesn't mean it's there of Prof. Phil Collins, Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main
2012 multimedia group exhibition, Architekturteilchen - Modulares Bauen im digitalen Zeitalter, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
2011 video and interactive installation group exhibition, 1st Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition, Mohsen Art Gallery in Tehran
2011 contemporary art exhibition, video installation printmaking, The Approach, Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran
2009 solo video installation exhibition, Tarahan Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
2009 Panjshanbeh group exhibition, video installation sound print sculpture, Manifest of Panjshanbeh, Tarahan Azad Art Gallery, Haft-Samar Art Gallery, Tehran
2008 photography exhibition, Space, Painting and Photography, Elaheh Art Gallery, Tehran
2007 Charsoo 6th Painting Group Exhibition, Haft-Samar Art Gallery, Tehran
2006 Contemporary Print Making, group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Isfahan, Iran
2006 Contemporary Print Making Exhibition, Day Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2006 Painting Exhibition, Sina Seifee & Foad Farahani, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2005 Charsoo 5th Painting Group Exhibition, Haft-Samar Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2005 Charsoo 4th Painting Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Esfahan-Iran
2005 Group Painting Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran-Iran
2005 The 5th Annual Exhibit of Art Galleries And Cultural Heritage, painting, Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, Tehran
2004 Charsoo 3rd Painting Group Exhibition, Haft-Samar Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2002 Charsoo 2nd Painting Group Exhibition, Servat Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran