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Elham Puriyamehr

Elham Puriyamehr is an Iranian-born curator and writer based in Tehran. She received her BA and MA at the Art University of Tehran, in the Handicrafts program. Now she is a PhD student in curatorial research at Alzahra University in Tehran. She continues to work in the field of arts, organizing exhibitions, performances, talks, and publications on a broad range of themes related to curating contemporary art and culture in social context. She’s worked with Mohsen Gallery for two years, where she formerly worked as a project manager and curator.

She teaches at many Universities in Iran and is part of the directorial board of Association of Iranian Sculptor (AIS). Elham has participated and organised programs for many conferences and lectures in Iran.

Now she is a founder of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Iran (ICPI) is a non-profit organisation which brings artists, curators, and art professionals together to develop a responsive curatorial practice that supports the pre-eminent from the contemporary and emerging fields of visual culture.

In 2015 Elham Puriyamehr participated in the Crisis of History exhibition series of which she curated the third edition Beyond History together with the Dutch curator Robert Kluijver (Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2015). Part of the exhibition was the project Voice over Noord, a continuation of her earlier project My Own Privacy Policy (Sanandaj in Kurdestan, Iran, 2014).


Exhibition: Crisis of History #3 - Beyond History

Curated by Robert Kluiver and Elham Puriyamehr


Voice-over Noord - Part Two
Bustour with performances and lectures about the North of Amsterdam.
Voice-over Noord
Performances and bustour through Amsterdam Noord.
Lectures: contemporary art in Iran
With Hamid Severi and Farzan Sojoodi.
Program surrounding the Crisis of History #3 exhibition
During the exhibition Crisis of History #3 - Beyond History there will be a special event on every Tuesday night with film screenings, lectures and guided tours.
Closing day exhibition Crisis of History #2 - Fight History
Framer Framed at Tolhuistuin, 16.00 till 18.00.