Aliyar Rasti was born in Tehran in 1988. He started out as a visual artist and has since ventured off into filmmaking. His first short film was “In Between” (2018), which won the Best Short Film of the year at the prestigious 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival and the Best Debut Film at the 16th Tirana International Film Festival in Albania. “America” (2020) is his second short film.

 

 

Solo Exhibition

  • 2018 – “The Place” | Pasio, Mohsen Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 – “Act I; Reminiscence” | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – “PRO.LOGUE” | Aban Art Gallery | Mashhad, Iran
  • 2014 – “PRO.LOGUE” | Aaran Art Gallery | Tehran, Iran

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 – “Flower” The Pure Paradox | Inja Gallery | Tehran | Iran
  • 2017 – Invisible Present Tense 2.0 | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | video program Kunstraum Potsdam | Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 – VideoBox Festival | Curated by Odile Burluraux and Corentin Hamel | Le Carreau du Temple | Paris, France
  • 2017 – Group Photo Exhibition | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – Less is more | Curated by Behrang Samadzadegan | Aaran Project | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – Tehran virtual or real | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – The Glasses | Lajevardi Collection | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – An Alternative Guide to Tehran and Beyond | Curated by Sohrab Kashani | The Mine Gallery | Dubai, UAE
  • 2014 – A Review of a Decade of Video Art in Iran | Group Video Exhibition | Iranian Artists’ Forum | Tehran, Iran
  • 2013 – SubTehran | Curated by Sohrab Kashani | Center of Contemporary Art | Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2013 – Multi Sense | Galleria Civica | Bolzano, Italy
  • 2013 – Group Exhibition | Curated by Behrang Samadzadegan & Aaran Gallery | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – Intersection | Curated by Leila Sajjadi | Urban art house | Sabz Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – The Invisible Present 2 | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Group Video Exhibition | Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2011 – Tv/Dinner |Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | IM International | Group Video Exhibition | New York, USA
  • 2011 – Group Site-specific Exhibition “DAIORAMA” | Curated by Sara Reyhani | Austria Ambassador’s Garden | Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – AKSbazi | Curated by Haleh Anvari | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – Group Video Exhibition | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Waiting Room Video | University of Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Seven | Curated by Maryam Fakhimi | Day Art Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Hamghadam Association “Norouz” | Sorbonne University | Paris, France

 

Screenings

  • 2018 – The Room | Curated by Pejman Foundation | Fajr International Festival | Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 – Shattered Frames | Curated by Sohrab Kashani | Limited Access 7 | Pejman Foundation | Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 – Archipelago ” Limited Access 6 | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Club Solo | Breda, Netherlands
  • 2016 – Shattered Frames | Curated by Sohrab Kashani | Carnegie Museum of Art | Pittsburgh, USA
  • 2015 –  VIDEO-Therapy | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Italy
  • 2015 –  IRAN IN VIDEO ART | Curated by Katayoun Dibamehr | online Program .http://bit.ly/13yhppQ
  • 2014 –  The Wandering Island(s) | Limited Access Festival | fourth edition | Aban Gallery | Mashhad, Iran
  • 2013 – Excuses | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Villa Kuriosum | Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 – Lost and Found in Tehran | Curated by Sohrab Kashani | Columbus Museum of Art | Ohio, USA

 

Film Festivals

  • 2020 – Big Muddy International Film Festival | Official Selection | USA
  • 2019 – 2nd Linz International Short Film Festival | Official Selection | Linz, Austria
  • 2019 – 12th Festival International De Curtametraxes De Bueu | Panorama Section | Spain
  • 2019 – 17th One Shot International Short Film Festival | Official Selection | Armenia
  • 2019 – 11th Jaipur International FIlm Festival | Official Selection | Jaipur, India
  • 2018 – 16th Tirana International Film Festival | Official Selection | Tirana, Albani
  • 2018 – 2nd Ten Short Film Festival | Official Selection | Iran
  • 2018 – 35th Tehran International Film Festival | Official Selection | Iran
  • 2017- Leaving and Passing by | Iranian Film Festival | San Francisco, USA
  • 2017- Leaving and Passing by | 29 Girona Film Festival | Girona, Catalonia
  • 2017- Leaving and Passing by | Miami Epic Trailer Festival | Miami, Florida
  • 2017- Leaving and Passing by | 1st Jaipur Film World | Jaipur, India
  • 2017- City As Art | Middle East Now Festival | Florence, Italy
  • 2016- In a Movie Theater | Limited Access Festival | Sixth edition | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2015- TRAST-CON | Limited Access Festival | Fifth edition | Aaran Gallery, Vista Gallery, No “6” Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2013- City As Art | Festival Internacional de Videoarte “FIVA III” | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2013- The Wandering Island(s) | Limited Access Festival | fourth edition | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran
  • 2013- Good Childhood Days | Invisible Present Tense | 10th Beijing Independent Film Festival | Beijing, China
  • 2013- Good Childhood Days | SEH-TANK | Cinéma Subversif | Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2013- Good Childhood Days | Middle East Now Film Festival | Florence, Italy
  • 2013- Good Childhood Days | The Invisible Present | Goteborg International Film Festival | Goteborg, Sweden
  • 2013- Good Childhood Days | The Invisible Present | Rotterdam Film Festival | Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012- City As Art | Mise en abyme | Cinemática Film Festival | first edition focused on Iran | Organized by La Elástica | Montréal, Canada

Awards, Nominations and Grants

 

  • 2020 – 42th Big Muddy Film Festival | USA | Runner Up
  • 2019 – 2nd Linz International Short Film Festival | Austria | Best Actress
  • 2018 – 2nd Ten Short Film Festival | Best Actress
  • 2018 – 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival | Iran | Best Actress
  • 2018 – 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival | Iran | Grand Prix
  • 2018 – 16th Tirana International Film Festival | Albania | Best Debut Film “RON HOLLOWAY”
  • 2018 – “In Between” 16th Tirana International Film Festival | Best Debut Film | Tirana, Albania
  • 2018 – “In Between” 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival | Nominee “Best Directing” | Tehran, Iran
  • 2018 – “In Between” 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival | Grand Prix | Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 – “Leaving and Passing by” Farhang Film Festival | Winner 3rd Prize | Los Angles, USA
  • 2017 – “Leaving and Passing by” Tracce Cinematografiche | Best Music Video | Roma, Italy
  • 2017 – “Leaving and Passing by” Bucharest ShortCut CineFest | Nominee “Best Music Video” | Bucharest, Romania
  • 2017 – “Leaving and Passing by” Indian Musiv Video Awards | Special Mention Winner | Guwahati, India

 

Curation

  • 2016 – Short films of Iranian young filmmakers | Darbast Platform, Mohsen Gallery | Tehran, Iran

Residency

  • 2018 – Salzamt and Kooshk Artist Exchange | Linz, Austria

Selected Contests ,Articles, Interviews and Workshops

  • 2016 – IRIB 4 TV, Iran, Interview
  • 2016 – Act I; Reminiscence | by Maryam Roshan Fekr | Tandis Magazine
  • 2016 – PRO.LOGUE | ZH Magazine
  • 2015 – Photograph away your blues | By Mahsa Shamsaie | Young persian artists Magazine
  • 2015 – Iran special edition: Aliyar Rasti, Thirty Days | by Laurence Cornet | L’Oeil de la Photographie
  • 2014 – The Back Room workshop | Sazmanab, Tehran / CulturHub NYC
  • 2014 – Meditation | Shahrzad Safari | Pelle Magazine
  • 2014 – PRO.LOGUE | Saeed Rafiee Monfared | Tandis Magazine
  • 2014 – Interview About “PRO.LOGUE” series | Saleh Tasbihi | Engar Magazine
  • 2014 – Noise world tour #9 | noise la Ville Magazine
  • 2011 – the worldwide photography gala awards | Portraits and People | London, England

 

Selected Talks, Presentations and Panels

  • 2018 – Hanouz Publication, Tehran Iran – “Video-art” | Talk, Q&A
  • 2016 –  New Media Society, Tehran Iran, “Armin Zoghi | Panelist
  • 2015 –  Art University, Tehran, Iran – “Video-art” | Talk, Q&A

Work Experiences

  • 2018- TADAEX | Documentary Filmmaker | Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 – “To Seven House Away” Documentary | Production Designer and Cinematographer | Iran
  • 2016 – Charivari Circus | Documentary Filmmaker | Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 / 2017 – Bomrani Band | Documentary Filmmaker & Photographer
  • 2015 / 2016 – Because Tehran Mag | Documentary Filmmaker | Tehran, Iran
  • 2013/ 2017 – Click Ad Group | Filmmaker & Photographer | Tehran, Iran
  • 2013 – TADAEX | Documentary Filmmaker | Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – TADAEX | Documentary Filmmaker | Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – “A Call” Wafaa Bilal (Performance) | Photographer | Aaran Gallery | Tehran, Iran

Additional Education

  • 2017 – Film Directing | Asghar Farhadi | Bamdad House | Tehran
  • 2016 – Script Writing | Asghar Farhadi | Bamdad House | Tehran
  • 2015/2016 – Script Writing | Mohammad Charmshir | Karname Ins. | Tehran
  • 2013 – Documentary Movies | Kamran Shirdel’s workshop | Mahe-mehr Ins. | Tehran
  • 2012 – Video Performance workshop by Daniel Kotter | Urban Art House | Tehran
  • 2011/2012 – Abbas Kiarostami’s workshop | Documentary Movies | Karname Ins. | Tehran
  • 2011 – Photography in Art context | Prof. Mehran Mohajer | Mahe-Mehr Ins. | Tehran.
  • 2011 – Contemporary Photography | post-modernism and photography | Prof. H. Severi | Mahe-Mehr Ins. | Tehran
  • 2007 – Documentary photography | Prof. Bahman Jalali | Mahe Mehr Ins. | Tehran