Keith Richards



A Poet (mentioned) – Milenio
A Millennium of Persian Poetry by Women (mentioned) –
Twitter Says Kanye West’s New Opera is ‘Amazing & Impressive’ (mentioned) – Highsnobriety
Kanye West Puts Wrong Emperor on Nebuchadnezzar Opera Invite (mentioned) – Hypebeast
Kanye West Put the Wrong Emperor on Nebuchadnezzar Opera Invite (mentioned) – Consequence of Sound
How Kenneth Anger Created Camp Cinema With His Short Film Puce Moment (mentioned) – PopMatters
On Savushun (mentioned) – The Complete Review
Interviewed on SiriusXM’s Volume programme about the history of the electric guitar
In Retrospect: Shirin Aliabadi (mentioned) – Mojeh (issue 62)
How to Capture the Freddie Mercury Style Today (mentioned) – Fashion Files
People Are Still Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s Looks. A New Museum Exhibition Focuses on Her Life as a Style Icon (mentioned in an article adapted from The Washington Post) – The Lily
Guns ’n’ Roses Nixes Racist, Homophobic Song from Appetite for Destruction Reissue (mentioned with tweet) – The Washington Post
BBC Investigates Very Rare Rubaiyat (mentioned) – Poetry Foundation
Interviewed by Monocle Books Editor Georgina Godwin on the publication’s radio station
Liebesbrief am TeheranQantara (an initiative of Deutsche Welle); also published in English
Calling All Iranian Artists: The Behnam Bakhtiar Award (mentioned) – Harper’s Bazaar Art
Mentioned in a story about Googoosh in Norway’s Klasskampen newspaper
The Best in Art 2017 (International Edition)Jadaliyya
Interview with The Bosphorus Review of Books
The Ten Most-Read Another Man Stories of the YearAnother Man
Featured on the cover of Persian Heritage
Mentioned in the credits of the music video for Rahill Jamalifard’s I Came (featured on i-D/Vice), in which my book Coming Down Again appeared
Behnam Bakthiar Award Set Up to Promote Iranian Art (mentioned) – The Art Newspaper
Joobin Bekhrad and the Challenge of Promoting Contemporary Iranian ArtGRIOT
Review of Coming Down Again in the April 2017 edition of Persian Tribune
Telecasters and TahdigREORIENT
Interviewed by Marco Werman on PRI’s The World, a co-production of the BBC
Interview with Silent Frame
Cited in Phaidon’s Honar: The Afkhami Collection of Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art
Enlightening Voyage through a Young Iranian’s Inner WorldMorning Star
Mentioned in the Iran section of ArtAsiaPacific’s 2017 Almanac
Art World Reels from Trump’s Immigration Ban (mentioned) – The Art Newspaper
REORIENT Magazine Founder Publishes Debut NovelKayhan London
Coming Down AgainBazaar
Featured in the Winter 2016 edition of Pla+form, a Turkish publication about contemporary art
Quoted in the press release for NYC-based Shirin Gallery’s Memory and Future/Future and Memory exhibition
From Tehran to Toronto and Everywhere In Between (mentioned) – The Globe and Mail
Featured as the subject of a video installation on Sedition by artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar
Cities of Jasmine, Roses of Beloveds (mentioned as the editor of the article) – The Scented Letter
The Real Me (mentioned with image) – Harper’s Bazaar Art
Interviewed by France’s Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar
The Other Way Around: The Story of Benji KnewmanStreet Equipment
The Other Orientl’Officiel Hommes (Levant)
Interview with The Tenth Degree
Pull Up the Volume – Pull & Bear
How Will Renewed Economic Relations with Iran Affect Iranian-Canadians? – interview with CBC Radio
The Middle East OnlineGhanoon Newspaper
Featured on Frequency Asia
Leading Figures in the Art World Support Palestinian Artist Sentenced to Death for Apostasy (mentioned) – Newsweek
Featured on 18 Waits’ Instagram page
Featured in issue 6 (A/W 2015) of Majestic Disorder
From Uckfield to Persepolis (mentioned) – The Courtauld News
Magic of Persia Current Express interview
Yashar Kemal – A Writer’s HeroCornucopia Magazine
Interviewed by NYC’s ‘The Pitch’ radio station
Cairo Politics Journal Delves into Art and Politics (mentioned) – Hyperallergic
Three Insiders Reveal the Hottest Contemporary Art Venues in the [Persian] GulfArt Radar Asia
Featured in Art Dubai’s Mixtape series
Cited in an article about Saudi Arabian artist Manal Al Dowayan in Prospect.3: Notes for Now, published by the Prospect New Orleans triennial
Rising in the East (mentioned) – Art and Antiques
The Art ClvbOasis Magazine
The Other Middle East (mentioned) – Ryerson Folio
Featured as Nokia Connects’ (now Microsoft’s) ‘Innovator of the Week’
Featured in Notable’s ‘Young Entrepreneurs Daily’ section

Public Appearances, etc.

Was interviewed about my work and gave a lecture on journalism at the University of Southern California in October 2019

Served as a reader at Granta between November 2019 and December 2019

Served as a reader at the Harvard Review between November 2018 and May 2019

Was invited to serve as ArtAsiaPacific‘s Canadian Desk Editor in January 2018

Was selected as a juror for the first edition of the Global Art Awards 2017 at Dubai’s Armani Hotel (November 2017)

Was selected as a juror for the fortieth edition of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries’ (OAAC) Design Awards (November 2017)

Coming Down Again and The Quatrains of Omar Khayyam were featured at Magic of Persia’s exclusive ‘Magic in Monaco’ gala in July 2017

Was selected as a juror for the first edition of France’s Behnam Bakhtiar Award (April 2017)

Coming Down Again was featured at the L.A. Times Festival of Books (April 22 – 23, 2017) at the Farhang Foundation’s booth

Spoke live on the University of Toronto’s CIUT 89.5 FM on March 20, 2017 about the Aga Khan Museum’s Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet exhibition of contemporary Iranian art

Was chosen by London’s V&A Museum as a nominator for its 2017 Jameel Prize

Served as a judge for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Women’s Voices Now film festival in California

Was consulted by ArtAsiaPacific regarding information about the Iranian art scene for its 2017 Almanac

Served as the first-ever Online Guest Editor of Columbia University’s Columbia Journal in September 2016

Co-presented the French-language Iranian film All Three of Us and later held a Q&A session regarding it at the 2016 edition of Cinéfranco

Participated as a panelist during a discussion with renowned artist Parviz Tanavoli at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum in 2016

Co-opened an exhibition of contemporary art at GEMAK in The Hague in 2014

Presented a film (Rengaine) at the 2014 edition of Toronto’s Cinéfranco film festival

Spoke with the University of Denver’s Dr Sophia Rose Arjana and her students about a piece on Iranian identity I wrote in 2013