Maryam Katanforoush

Curriculum Vitae




  • 2013-2015| Tabrbiat modares university faculty of art and architecture, Tehran, Iran| M.A. in Animation
  • 2008- 2012| Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran| B.Sc. in Biology



  • 2019| Sound, interaction and audiovisual aesthetics in contemporary experimental animation: Workshop at the department of cinema and theater, Tehran University of Arts, Tehran, Iran
  • 2019| “Animation;experiment” collective’s panel discussion: Experimental animation expansion and the importance of film collectives, Emruz Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
  • 2019| Reconsidering animated documentary: Interview with Sylvie Bringas, Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.15
  • 2019| “Animation;experiment” collective’s panel discussion: Experimental animation expansion and the importance of film collectives,11th Tehran International Animation Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2019| Experimentalism and Alternative Spaces for Animation (seminar), Tarbiat Modarres University’s Animation week, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2019| Returning omitted History with Animation, Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.14
  • 2018| Protest in Motion: Discover how political animations thrived behind the Iron Curtain (Translation), Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.13
  • 2018| Who’s who in Filmmaking: James Whitney (Translation), Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.11&12
  • 2017| A Curious Chapter in the Manual of Animation:   Stan VanDerBeek’s Animate Spatial Politics (Translation), Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.9
  • 2017| Expressive characteristics of animated performances, Animation and the World to come: 2nd Iran national animation conference selected Articles book, DECF publications, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017| The intersection between animation and new media arts, 10th Tehran   International Animation Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017| Embodied Site-specific animation (Translation), Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.7
  • 2016| Animated GIF Art: a future of three modern visual artists (Translation), Cinema Animation  quarterly, vol.6
  • 2016| The Future of Visual Music (Translation), Cinema Animation  quarterly, vol.5
  • 2016| Animation installation: beyond simple screening, Cinema Animation  quarterly, vol.4
  • 2016| The intersection between animation and new media arts, Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.3
  • 2016| Alchemy of light: the edge of reality and fiction, compilation and translation, Cinema Animation quarterly, vol.3
  • 2015| Expressive characteristics of animated performances, 2nd Iran national animation conference, Kish island, Iran


GRANTS, AWARDS, Residencies |       

  • 2019| Roberto Cimetta Fund, Selected for General Fund focus Persian speaking countries
  • 2019| 11th Tehran International Animation Festival, Tehran, Iran, (ASIFA Iran’s special prize to “Animation;experiment” collective)
  • 2017| 10th Tehran International Animation Festival, Tehran, Iran, (Winner: Best Master’s Thesis)
  • 2016| Atf Film Festival (Research, Technology and Innovation)Tehran, Iran, (Winner: main prize in experimental and new media category)



  • 2021|   Mémoires des autres mondes group exhibition: Espace Croisé center for contemporary arts, Roubaix, France
  • 2021| Dust to come, Amber network Festival, Berlin Germany
  • 2020| Future Threads digital program: Dust to Come, The mosaic rooms in collaboration with new media society, London, UK
  • 2019| H/F digital exhibition space, New Media Caucus non-profit association for development of new media art, Evanston, IL, USA
  • 2019| pose Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2019| Animation Walk, Isfahan, Iran
  • 2019| Limited Access 8 Festival, Platform 3, Tehran, Iran
  • 2019| Limited Access 8 Festival, Aaran Gallery and New media Projects, Tehran, Iran
  • 2019| Animation Walk, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • 2018| ARGH show group exhibition, Argh! Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017| Action On Film Festival, World Cinema Iran, Las Vegas, USA.
  • 2017| Limited Access 7 Festival, Animation Forum, Aaran Gallery and Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016| 14th Image of the Year Film Festival, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016| Atf Film Festival (Research, Technology and Innovation), Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016| 33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival (parallel section), Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016| Alberta college of Art and design Calgary, Canada.
  • 2015| Aliha art gallery, De/Attach Performance, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015| Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat modares university, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015| OKTO.TV, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015| 5thBideodromo experimental film festival, Bilbao, Spain
  • 2015| 9thTehran international animation film festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015| 12thNahal film festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014| 12thImage of the Year film festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014| 12th Image of the Year Photo Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014| Eastern Breeze film festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014| 2ndDelete-Tv film festival, London, England
  • 2014| 4thKhorshid film festival, Tehran, Iran



  • 2021 – Animation;experiment in collaboration with New media society | Visual velocities, KASKcinema and X-ray projects, Curator
  • 2015 – present| JOL Creative Studio| Working as Art Director, Animator, Writer, Media Concept Maker,  Photographer and Editor.
  • 2017 – present| Animation;Experiment Collective, Educational series of sessions based in Tehran dedicated to experimental animation,  in collaboration with New Media Society| Board Memebr
  • 2015 – 2019| Cinema Animation Quarterly, Iran’s only Specialized Magazine in Animation Studies| Experimental Animation Department Editor, Writer, Translator
  • 2018 – 2019| RAH foundation, Non-profit health organization (Committed to Sexual health awareness in Middle east and northern Africa)| Art and Media Supervisor
  • 2016| Freelancer| Cooperation with Conflict Kitchen (an experimental public art project based in Pittsburg founded by Jon Rubin). Coordinator and Documenter in Iranian virtual cooking lesson project.
  • 2016| Freelancer| Cooperation with RAH foundation (Ctrl+s and Hide & Seek project), Director, photographer, editor
  • 2015| Freelancer| Cooperation with New media Society, Moderator in “Animation and beyond” talk session, Lajevardi foundation
  • 2017- 2018| NODET (National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents), Farzanegan| Teaching Animation and Experimental Filmmaking
  • 2016 – 2017| Basement 2208, Multimedia Art Platform| Member of Board of Directors, Art Consultant