Pegah Pasalar- Interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker - CV

Education 

2017-2019

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Major: Film, Video, New Media and Animation

  2011-2014

Art University of Tehran; 

Major: Cinema, Concentration: editing

Awards and Recognition

2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Full Merit Trustee Scholarship, Masters in Studio Arts,Chicago

2019

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Year-End Dean’s Office Fellowship finalist, Chicago

2020

Kala Media Arts residency  award, SanFrancisco

2020

Pentimenti Emerging Filmmakers Micro-Grant, Chicago

2020

Jane Austin International film festival, Winner for Saturday, Best Art House Short,London

2020

Jane Austin International film festival, Winner for Saturday, Best Original Concept,London

2020

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Winner for Lost in her hair(Monday), Best of Fest prize

2020

Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival, Winner for Saturday, Best Short Narrative

2020

 NEWCITY Magazine’s 2020 Film 50: Chicago’s Screen Gems

Residency

TBD

Yaddo corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY

2020

Cine Qua Non-Lab, Storylines Development Lab ,Michoacan, Mexico

2020

Chicago Cinema Exchange program with Mexico City on the theme of displacement supported    by MacArthur grant, Feature Spectrum, Mexico City

TBD

Kala Art Institute, San Francisco

2021

Bemis Center, Omaha

Distribution

2019

Vidéographe Distribution Pick for Lost in her hair (Monday)

Selected Screenings and Festivals

2020

Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires (FIDBA)

2020

Ecra 4, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

2020

 Chicago Underground Film Festival

2020

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

TBD

Marseille Underground Film Festival

2020

Collected Voices Ethnographic Film Festival, Chicago

TBD

2020

Austria International film festival

2020

Onion City Film Festival, Chicago

2020

Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Los Angeles

TBD

Feminist Film Series: Non-Fiction Shorts, Barnard College, NYC

TBD

Filming Eve Multicultural and Intersectional,NY Screenings To All (Feminysta),NYC

2020

Berlin Revolution Film Festival, Berlin

2020

Hollywood Serbia, Serbia

2020

San Bernardino Valley College International Film Festival,San Bernardino,CA

2020

Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival, Chicago

2020

Aladerri International Film Festival, Chicago

2020

2020

2020

 Jane Austin International Film Festival,London

Chicagoland Shorts Vol 6, Chicago

Mana Contemporary, Chicago

2020

2020

2019

2014

2014

Music box theatre, Chicago

Saint Francis College Women’s Film Festival, NYC

FVNMA Gene Siskel Film Festival,  Chicago

Art University of Tehran Theater Festival - Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions 

2020

Kala Institute of Art, Berkeley, TBD

2023

Oklahoma Gallery, Chicago -Stand Firm, Stand Here: An Assembly of the Others 

2018

Vermont College of Fine Arts,Vermont, Manifesto: A moderate proposal

2021

2017

2017

DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery, Collaboration with Maryam Taghavi

Mohsen Gallery, White torture, Tehran,Iran

Teaching

Assisting students in 14 different undergraduates and graduate art courses. In addition to public lectures, I also worked with students individually, ensuring steady progress on personal projects assigned for the course and providing troubleshooting as necessary. This process included thorough feedback and criticism to foster student learning and growth. This role also included logistical coordination of students renting audiovisual equipment from the school.

2017

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2018

2018

2018

2018

2018

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Video installation--Tirtza Even

Documentary/Non-Fiction Film -- Tirtza Even

Intermediate Screenwriting -- John Petrakis

Sonics and Optics -- Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Media Practices: Moving Image -- James Connolly -John chambers

Animation -- Meredith Leich

Post-Production--Casey Puccini

Asian Identity in Film -- Tatsu Aoki

Advanced Contemporary Projects -- Sam Jaffe

Media Practices: Moving Image -- Eric Fleischauer - Casey Puccini

Experimental Drawing -- Jaclyn Mednicov

Publication