About          

PARASTOO ANOUSHAHPOUR, FARAZ ANOUSHAHPOUR, & RYAN FERKO have worked in collaboration since 2013. Their shared practice explores the tension of multiple subjectivities as a strategy to address the power inherent in narrative structures.


Over the last five years, the Toronto-based trio of Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko has brought their diasporic experiences to bear on a series of unique and fascinating projects for both the gallery and the cinema. Foregrounding place as a central aspect of their practice, the artists present location — whether it be Berlin, Taipei, Belgrade, Windsor, a village in Iran, or Cathedraltown in Markham — as cipher, and their work seeks to both decode these surroundings and trouble the image through speculative narration and dialectical imagery, which often oscillates between archival material and evocative location shooting.

–Chris Kennedy, TIFF


Communication is Masochism: an interview with Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko by Alexandra Gelis and Mike Hoolboom Feb. 4, 2018: http://mikehoolboom.com/?p=19920


Contact: parastoo.faraz.ryan@gmail.com





Recent          

Solo programme
What the Complete Image Could Be: Works by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Microlights, Milwaukee, USA, Sept 29, 2019, info: http://microlightscinema.com/

Festival screening
Chooka, Eureka University Film Festival, Bogota, Columbia, Sept 15 & Sept 17, 2019, info: https://www.eurekacine.com/home

Screening
Chooka, special program curated by Christina Battle, Festival of Fringe Film, Durham, Canada, July 20, 2019, info: http://www.fabfilmfest.ca/schedule.html

Festival screening
Chooka, European Media Arts Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, Germany, Apr 25, 2019, info: https://www.emaf.de/en/Register.html#artist-397-work-588

Residency & Workshop
Arriving Elsewhere, collaborative film workshop led by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko, presented by Spring Sessions, Amman & Wadi Rum, Jordan, Apr 15–23, 2019, info: http://www.springsessions.org/happenings/opencall246?edition=edition2019-en

Group exhibition
Silos, Dazibao, Montreal, Canada, March 2019, info: https://www.artfifa.com/en/movies/in-praesentia-in-absentia

Festival screening
Chooka, Punto de Vista International Documentary Festival, Pamplona, Spain, Mar 11–16, 2019, info: http://www.puntodevistafestival.com/en/ultima_edicion.asp?IdSeccion=106

Performance & screening
beach & Chooka, Tabakalera Centre for International Culture, San Sebastian, Spain, Mar 12, 2019, info: https://www.tabakalera.eu/en/solasaldia-3

Screening
Bunte Kuh, Respondent Series Screening curated by Jean-Paul Kelly, Plugin ICA, Winnipeg, Canada, Mar 6, 2019, info:https://plugin.org/exhibitions/screening-bonjour-aux-amis-de-calamite-curated-by-jean-paul-kelly-as-part-of-our-respondent-series/

Installation
Lives & Works, performance documentation in collaboration with Michael Snow & Mani Mazinani, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Feb 23, 2019

Screening
Lives & Works, performance documentation in collaboration with Michael Snow & Mani Mazinani, The Horse Hospital, London, UK, Feb 19, 2019

Festival screening
Chooka, Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, U.A.E., Jan 24, 2019, info: http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/events/sharjah-film-platform-programme-23

Solo programme
What the Complete Image Could Be: Works by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Toronto International Film Festival, Wavelengths year-round programming, Dec 4, 2018, info: https://www.tiff.net/events/what-the-complete-image-could-be-works-by-faraz-anoushahpour-parastoo-anoushahpour-and-ryan-ferko/

Performance
Radiant Temperature of Openings: A Prologue, performance presented by Mercer Union, Toronto, part of In Studio series, No 28, 2018, info:
http://www.mercerunion.org/events/in-studio-faraz-anoushahpour-parastoo-anoushahpour-and-ryan-ferko-2/

Screening
Chooka, Duke University, Durham, USA, Nov 12, 2018: https://artscenter.duke.edu/event/lift-presents-the-madvo-collection-commissioning-project/

Festival screening
Chooka, Viennale, Nov 8, 2018, info: https://www.viennale.at/de/film/chooka

Festival screening
Chooka, Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Canada, Nov 10, 2018, info: http://mediacityfilmfestival.com/mcff23/international-competition-4/

Festival screening
Chooka, Projections, New York Film Festival, New York City, USA, Oct 6 & 7, 2018, info:https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2018/films/program-3-trips-to-the-interior/

Screening
Chooka, Cinema Multiversal 3, Lisbon, Portugal, Curated by Ana Vaz, Sept 30, 2018, info: soon

Group exhibition
Contact Landings, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, Jul 20 – Sept 16, 2018, info: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/tourism-culture/thames-art-gallery/current-upcoming-exhibitions/contact-landing(s)

Performance & Workshop
beach, Mercer Union, Toronto,Jun 3, 2018, Info: https://www.mercerunion.org/events/session/

Festival screening
Chooka, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, Jun 26 & Jul 1, 2018, info:https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2018/chooka

Screening - Solo Program
Films by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Convivio, Oaxaca, Mexico, May 11, 2018, info:https://www.facebook.com/events/1954340078214797/

Festival screening
Heart of a Mountain, Fronteira Festival, Goiânia, Brazil, Apr 14, 2018, info:http://www.fronteirafestival.com/pt/filme/coracao-da-montanha-heart-of-a-mountain

Festival screening
Heart of a Mountain, European Media Arts Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, Germany, Apr 19, 2018, info:https://www.emaf.de/de/Timetable.html

Festival screening
Heart of a Mountain, Peripheral Visions Film Festival, New York City, Apr 21, 2018, info: https://qubitmusic.com/visions

Screening
Chooka, Jacques Madvo Commissioning Project, Revue Cinema, Toronto, Jan 23, 201, info: https://lift.ca/programming/lift-debuts-films-artist-commission-madvo-collection

Residency
Tabakalera Centre of International Culture, San Sebastián, Spain, September & October, 2017, project info: https://www.tabakalera.eu/en/artists-space/artistic-residencies/residents

Festival screening
Heart of a Mountain, Toronto International Film Festival, Sept 10, 2017, info: https://www.tiff.net/tiff/heart-of-a-mountain/?v=heart-of-a-mountain

Screening
There is a Woman Texting in Front of the Dark Horse, Trinity Square Video at Big on Bloor Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 27, 2017, info: https://www.trinitysquarevideo.com/screening-big-on-bloor-2017/

Exhibition
Heart of a Mountain, TAV Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, May 26-June 18, 2017, Info soon

Exhibition
Day Tours Into the Wild, 8eleven at Platforms Project, Athens, Greece, May 20–25, 2017, info:https://platformsproject.com/platforms/8eleven/

Residency
Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan, April - June 2017, project info: http://www.artistvillage.org/artist-detail.php?p=3933

Exhibition
of movement and dwelling, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, January 13 – March 11, 2017, info: https://www.trinitysquarevideo.com/of-movement-and-dwelling/

Screening
Bunte Kuh, Nocturnal Reflections, Milan, Italy, March 8, 2017, info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467674929940657/

Screening
Bunte Kuh, Centro Cultural Casa Matienzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 13, 2016, info:
http://ccmatienzo.com.ar/wp/events/festival-canadian-contemporary-media-art/

Solo exhibition
Signal to Babble (The Hum), in collaboration with Felix Kalmenson, SPACES & The Sculpture Centre, Cleveland, USA, November 11 – December 17, 2016, info: https://www.spacesgallery.org/project/the-hum

Exhibition
Like an Old Friend, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, September 9 – October 15, 2016, info: https://gallery44.org/exhibitions/old-friend

Screening
There is a Woman Texting in Front of the Dark Horse, Schalten und Walten, Colgone, Germany, October 14, 2016, info:http://www.schaltenwalten.com/

Screening
Bunte Kuh, UNEXPOSED Microcinema, Durham, NC, September 30, 2016, info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100316100004635/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, WNDX Festival, Winnipeg, September 28, 2016, info: https://www.wndx.org/event/shorts-program-family-scrapbook/?instance_id=1459

Screening
Bunte Kuh, La Lumière, Montreal, September 1, 2016, info: https://www.visionsmtl.com/northern-light.html

Exhibition
Silos, Luminato Festival, Hearn Generating Station, Toronto, June 10-26, 2016, info: https://luminatofestival.com/2016-Program/Events/YTB-Gallery-Exhibition

Artist Talk
Radiant Temperature of Openings, Image/Interface Symposium, Toronto, May 13, 2016, info: https://imageinterface2016.wordpress.com/panels-and-presenters/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany, May 9, 2016: https://www.kurzfilmtage.de/?id=1736#c31595

Screening
There is a Woman Texting in Front of the Dark Horse, CineCycle, Toronto, March 5, 2016, info: http://pdome.org/2015/minority-report-films-of-colonization-and-abandonment-of-land/

Touring programme
Bunte Kuh, Codec Festival touring program, various cities Mexico, February 2016, info: http://codecfestival.mx/wordpress/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA, March 5, 2016, info: https://www.onioncity.org/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Northwest Film Centre, Portland, USA, February 23, 2016, info: https://cinemaproject.org/archive/screenings/2016/spring/short-cuts-vii-space-time-being

Screening
Bunte Kuh, Centro Cultural ALIAC, Mexico City, Mexico, February 19, 2016, info: http://codecfestival.mx/wordpress/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Februrary 2016, info: https://iffr.com/en/professionals/blog/as-long-as-it-takes-2016-short-film-selection

Solo exhibition
Radiant Temperature of Openings: A Prologue, 8-11 Gallery, Toronto, December 9 - December 27, 2015, info: http://8eleven.org/radiant-temperature-of-openings-a-prologue/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Codec Festival de Video y Creaciones Sonoras, Mexico City, Mexico, December 4, 2015, info: http://codecfestival.mx/page/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Experimenta Festival of Moving Image Art, Bangalore, India, November 28, 2015, info: https://experimenta.in/?page_id=2295

Screening
There is a Woman Texting in Front of the Dark Horse, Mothlight Microcinema, Detroit, November 6, 2015, info: https://www.mothlightmicrocinema.org/minority-report/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Antimatter Media Arts, Victoria, Canada, October 21, 2015, Info: https://www.antimatter.ws/1021.html

Festival Screening
Bunte Kuh, Projections, New York Film Festival, October 4, 2015, info: https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2015/daily/lineup-announced-for-projections-at-nyff53/

Screening
Bunte Kuh, Green Park, Athens, Greece, Presented by Sound Development City, September 24, 2015

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, September 12, 2015, info: https://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/wavelengths/bunte-kuh

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, September 18, 2015, info: https://www.haverhillexperimental.org/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Media City Film Festival, Windsor & Detroit, July 28 - August 1, 2015, info: https://mediacityfilmfestival.com/mcff21/international-program-7/

Festival screening
Bunte Kuh, Crossroads Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, April 10-12, 2015

Exhibition
PATH, Art Souterrain Festival / Nuit Blanche, Montreal, February 28 - March 31, 2015, info: http://www.artsouterrain.com/en/r.-ferko-f.-anoushahpour-p.-anoushahpour/

Group exhibition
Openhaus Screenings, ZK/U Centre for Art & Urbanistics, Berlin, September 9, 2014 & October 23, 2014, Project information:https://www.zku-berlin.org/residencies/119/ // Part I:https://www.zku-berlin.org/event/openhaus-25092014/ // Part II: https://www.zku-berlin.org/event/openhaus-23102014/







– parastoo.faraz.ryan@gmail.com –
Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko