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Ahmadali Kadivar

Ahmadali Kadivar

Writer and researcher Ahmadali Kadivar is director of the Iran Regional Music Atlas, the first and most robust atlas of the folkloric music in Iran, deepening the understanding of the musical culture to literary, mythological, historical and anthropological aspects of the folkloric musical phenomena.

He contributes as a freelancer to Chelcherag Magazine and Zard magazine amongst other popular and professional papers in Iran. Anthropological and historical excavation and investigation in his lengthy research is not limited to but deepens in mostly Middle-east and the unexplored inter-related networks of knowledge within mostly the art world and political life in Iran.

Ahmadali co-authored the publication Wavistraan: A Love Story in a Time of Extinction and Isolation (2024) together with Golrokh Nafisi. The book, launching at Framer Framed on 6 July 2024 was inspired by their residency at Werkplaats Molenwijk, a project space of Framer Framed in the Molenwijk neighbourhood of Amsterdam.


Presentation: Walvistraan

By Werkplaats Molenwijk artist in residence Golrokh Nafisi


Reading Walvistraan in Werkplaats Molenwijk

Afternoon reading session of the publication by artist Golrokh Nafisi and writer Ahmadali Kadivar.
Book Launch: Walvistraan
Official book launch of Walvistraan: A Love Story in a Time of Extinction and Isolation by Golrokh Nafisi and Ahmadali Kadivar, written during their 2023 residency in Werkplaats Molenwijk
Werkplaats Molenwijk 5-Year Celebration
A festive program including a parade, a book launch, a walking tour, workshops and more!
Performance: Manifesto Against Nostalgia
Outdoor Performance by Giulia Crispiani, Golrokh Nafisi and Ahmadali Kadivar