Payam Mofidi is an Iranian painter, video artist and animation filmmaker currently based in Montreal. He obtained a BA in Graphic Design in 2005 from the Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran and graduated with honors from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris in 2009.
Mofidi has shown his works nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions including; Assar art gallery Tehran (2012-2014), MAI Montreal (upcoming, 2015), Ferry Gallery Bangkok (upcoming, 2015) as well as a great number of festivals and group exhibitions. In 2015, Mofidi was a participating artist in the Framer Framed group exhibition Crisis of History #3 – Beyond History, curated by Elham Puriyamehr and Robert Kluijver.
Among the grants and prizes he has won are the CALQ Research and Creation Grant (2014), SODEC Grant for Visual Artists (2014), MAI Mentorship Grant (2015) as well as the jury’s special prize of “Rythmetic” International Festival (2010).