Ashkan Sepahvand

is an artistic researcher. His performative discourse practice engages with how knowledge-forms are sensorially translated and experienced, taking shape as publications, installations, exhibitions, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Previously, he has worked as a research fellow at the Schwules Museum*, where he curated the exhibition "Odarodle - an imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017," and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, where he co-edited the publication "Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain, Vapor, Ray" (The MIT Press, 2015). In 2010 he co-founded the institute for incongruous translation with Natascha Sadr Haghighian, a framework for their collaborative, long-term investigations, including "seeing studies" (2010-2012) and "Carbon Theater" (2016-ongoing). Since 2013 he organizes the technosexual reading circle, an informal platform for collective study, with gatherings, workshops, and seminars in Berlin, Beirut, and Tehran. His work and writings have been exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13), Sharjah Biennials X and 13, Gwangju Biennale 11, Ashkal Alwan, and ICA London, amongst others. He is currently a Guest Lecturer at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. He lives and works in Berlin.


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