Pegah Pasalar- Interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker
Pegah Pasalar (born in 1992) is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist currently based in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Art University of Tehran majoring in cinema editing. She is a full-merit scholarship awardee at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she holds a master of fine arts in studio with an emphasis in film and video. The theme of her work is centred on the position of women in the family and society, social criticism of childhood and parenting, displacement and transitions. She reflects on these themes through different hybrid mediums and forms using a personal but holistic, poetic yet resonant way.
Pegah is currently continuing to work on a series of short films, each titled after a day of the week. With the completion Sunday, Saturday and Monday, she is now developing Tuesday.
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, Onion City, Chicagolands shorts vol.6, Berlin revolutionary film festival, Music box theatre, Gene Siskel, Logan square theatre,etc. She is the recipient of the Kala Media residency Award Fellowship and will be at residence in Yaddo next year.