Pegah Pasalar- Interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker
Pegah Pasalar (born in 1992) is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker currently based in Chicago. Her autoethnographic practice explores motifs such as identity convulsion, cultural memory, fragmentation, and displacement. She is a full-merit scholarship awardee at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she holds her MFA with a focus on film and video. She is a recipient of the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs grant and has received fellowships such as the Kala Media residency Award, Bemis, Yaddo, and Banff. She has shown her works in multiple national and international festivals and venues such as Athens International Film and Video Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires (FIDBA), Austria International Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival, Ecra, and more.