l'Officiel Hommes (Levant)



Interviewed by Monocle‘s Georgina Godwin for its ‘Meet the Authors’ radio programme
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
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
Interview with 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 Arabia
Interview with 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
Interview with 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 on Notable.ca’s ‘Young Entrepreneurs Daily’ section

Public Appearances, etc.

Selected as a juror for the first edition of France’s Behnam Bakhtiar Award

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

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 featured at Magic of Persia’s exclusive ‘Magic in Monaco’ gala in July 2017

Coming Down Again 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 Guest Editor of Columbia University’s Columbia Journal for its 2016 Election Feature

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, organised by Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum in 2016

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

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

Was invited by the University of Denver’s Dr. Sophia Rose Arjana to speak (via Skype) with her students about a piece on Iranian identity I wrote in 2013