Fereshteh Toosi  

Born in Shiraz, Iran

M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art. Pittsburgh, PA, 2004 Shansi Memorial Association Fellowship to Japan, 2000
B.A. Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH, 1998 Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici | Art Institute of Florence. Florence, Italy, 1996 Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings, and Performances

2008 Outer Ear Festival of Sound. Experimental Sound Studio. Chicago, IL GENDER ALARM! Nouveaux féminismes en art actuel. La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. Montréal, CA Creative Time’s Democracy in America. Park Avenue Armory. New York, NY Erie Canal to Love Canal. Hallwalls. Buffalo, NY
2007 Operation Pickle Lipe Art Park. Syracuse, NY Coyote Spells Around the Coyote Arts Festival. Chicago, IL E4. Transformer Gallery. Washington, DC Multimediale: Capturing the Capital Provisions Library Gallery. Washington, DC Handjob. Space 1026 Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
2006 Portal Spaces Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Grand Rapids, MI Environment: Western PA Sanford Gallery. Clarion, PA Matter Journal Wolverine Farm Publishing. Fort Collins, CO Dance Dance Revolutionary! TAI + LEE. Pittsburgh, PA thirdfloor magazine DVD issue #4. New York, NY
2005 59 Second Film/Video Festival Project 59. New York, NY LTMXTR at MixFestival, New York City and Outfest, Los Angeles, CA Live Video Karaoke with Blithe Riley. Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, PA Signal & Noise Video Satellite Exchange. Vancouver, BC, Canada Pittsburgh Biennial Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA BRI:AIR with Carolyn Lambert. Boston Center for the Arts. Boston, MA Film Kitchen Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Pittsburgh, PA
2004 The Tea Party with Carolyn Lambert. Berwick Research Institute. Boston, MA Reel Pittsburgh Groupe Intervention Vidéo. Montréal, Canada Project Security Orange with A.K. Burnes. Art in General. New York, NY
2003 LTTR Andrew Kreps Gallery. New York, NY Man, I Feel Like a Woman Space 1026. Philadelphia, PA

Residencies, Grants, and Awards

2009 Critical Encounters Grant, Columbia College Chicago 2008 Cultural Resources Council Grant, New York State Council on the Arts 2007 Experimental Sound Studio Residency. Chicago, IL 2006 Experimental Television Center Residency. Owego, NY 2005 Partners in the Arts Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 2004 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts funded residency. Amherst, VA 2004 Berwick Research Institute Artist in Research with Carolyn Lambert. Boston, MA 2004 Artist Opportunity Grant, ProArts. Pittsburgh, PA 2004 Small Project Help Grants, Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA 2003 Cheteyan Award, Society for Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh, PA 2002 Natasha and Jacques Gelman Trust Grant

Conferences and Public Lectures

2008 Oral History in the Digital Age Oral History Association annual conference Pittsburgh, PA Visible Memories Conference Central New York Humanities Corridor Syracuse, NY Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2007 Beyond the Waves: Art Informed by Feminisms University of California, Los Angeles Working Conditions: Considering Risk in Arts Administration School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL Visiting Artist Lecture Series George Mason University, VA
2005 Performance Studies International Conference Brown University, RI
2004 Community/Performance Conference Bryant College, RI

Academic Appointments

2008-present Lecturer in New Millennium Studies: The First Year Seminar - Columbia College Chicago 2007-2008 Faculty Fellow in Arts and Civic Engagement - Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY 2006-2007 Visiting Assistant Professor in Studio Art - Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. Saint Mary’s City, MD