Maryam فریدنی Faridani

 

EDUCATION

2017-2019 Masters of Fine Arts in Studio/ The School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) / Chicago, IL

2012-2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts In Theatre/ Art University of Tehran / Tehran

PERFORMANCES

2021 All Kinds of What have you / Online

2019 Now That’s what I call REALTIME / Elastic Arts / Chicago 

2019 An Evening of/with Performance Art / NoNation Gallery / Chicago

2018 Everyman Feast and Tournament -performance collaboration with mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen / DfbrL8r / Chicago 

2018 Nobody Comes Nobody Goes / School of Art Institute of Chicago / Chicago 

2018 New Blood XII / Links Hall / Chicago 

2018 Abandoned Practices / School of Art Institute of Chicago / Chicago

2018 Keep Walking intently -performance for Lori Waxman’s Book Launch- / Graham Foundation / Chicago 

2016 PAOP / 30 Days, 30 Performances, 30 Artists / Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts 

2016 Chords / International University Festival of Theater / Tehran

2015 Looyeh / International University Festival of Theater / Tehran

2014 Map / International University Festival of Theater / Tehran 

2013 Cowan-Zedong / Art University of Tehran / Tehran

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS 

2021 Art Drips from Each of Her Fingers (Two person show) / Roots and Culture / Chicago

2020 Not Made for This (Group show) / Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago / Chicago

2020 Window projection Series (Screening)/ Langer Over Dickie / Chicago

2019 Lurking shadow // Lurking image (Group show)/ Zhou B Art Center / Chicago

2019 Infernal Court (Group show) / Extase Gallery / Chicago

2019 American Life (Screening)/Ohklahomo Gallery / Chicago

2019​ SAIC MFA Show (Group show) / Sullivan Galleries / Chicago 

2019 Transistors (Group show)/ Ralph Arnold Gallery / Chicago

2019 12 Openings, Part 7 (Group show)/ Compound Yellow Gallery / Oak Park 

2018 Open Screening / Chicago Filmmakers / Chicago 

2018 Cabaret Cabaret (Screening)/ Chicago 

 

ARTIST TALKS / LECTURES

2021 I’m nothing without the Internet / Reconnect Festival / Online

2020 In(ternet)famous /Lecture Performance / Commiserate Chicago Festival / University of Chicago 

2019 In(ternet)famous / Test Kitchen / Mana Contemporary / Chicago

2018 MFA Graduate Lecture Series / School of Art Institute of Chicago

 

PRESS

2021 March / The American Experiment: A Review of Is It A Good Time? at Mana Contemporary by Holly Warren/ NewCity Art

2020 March / 60 wrd/min art critic by Lori Waxman / Lumpen Magazine

 

WRITINGS

2021 Feb / I Dream of Haskell / Mana Contemporary Editorial / online

2020 Oct / Fellowship Reflections / Define American / Online

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2021 Co-curator / “Is It A Good Time?” Online Screening / Mana Contemporary

 

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS 

2020 Define American Artist fellowship / Oakland, CA

2016 Special Recognition for the performance of "Chord" /International University Festival of Theater / Tehran

2015 Best experimental performance piece for “Looyeh” / International University Festival of Theater / Tehran

You can reach me @ mrymfrdn@gmail(dot)com