About

 

I'm a designer and art curator based in Toronto

 
 

pegah.vaezi@mail.utoronto.ca

 
 
 

b. 1992 | Portland, OR

EDUCATION

Expected 2019   Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies                                                                                                                         

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design | University of Toronto | ON, Canada

2015                   BFA in Sculpture and Extended Media | Minor in Painting and Printmaking 

Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA | USA

2010 - 2013       University of Tehran | Iran | Studied toward a BFA in Sculpture Transferred to VCU in 2013

2010                   High School Diploma in Experimental Sciences 

Farzanegan High School (National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents) | Tehran, Iran   

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe                 Photoshop CC | Illustrator | InDesign | Lightroom | Acrobat Pro

Web Design        CSS/HTML | PHP | WordPress | Origami Studio | Square Space | Cargo Collective | Adobe Muse | FTP Applications | RWD | Basic Java Script | UI/UX

Tools                  Microsoft Office Applications | Final Cut Pro X | iMovie | Maya | AutoCAD | Poser | Keynote | Flash

OS                      Mac OS X | Windows | Linux

Languages         C++ | C#

 

WEB/UX DESIGN EXPERIENCE

2018 –  Present  UX Designer / Consultant

                   Independent Contractor | Toronto, ON

2013 – Present  Web / UX Designer

                           Paya Solution, Inc. | San Diego, CA / San Francisco, CA / Toronto, ON

2015 – 2017       Web Designer

                           Golden Seller, Inc. | San Diego, CA

Jan 2014             Design Consultant

                           VERACIS, Inc. | Richmond, VA

 

PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS

2018                  “Exploring and developing distributed digital ecosystems for cross-cultural creative economy: overcoming political barriers to collaboration for the art                                    communities across the world” | Talk Presentation | Decentralized Web Summit 2018 | San Francisco, CA

2018                   “Misfits of the Neo-liberal knowledge regime: reading in the era of corporatized knowledge” | Paper Presentation (Forthcoming, October 2018) |

UAAC-AAUC Conference 2018 | University of Waterloo, ON

2018                   “Network Interference and Freedom of Expression Online” | Citizen Lab Summer Institute | Toronto, ON

2018                   “Misfits of the Neo-liberal knowledge regime: reading in the era of corporatized knowledge” | Curatorial Exhibition Proposal Presentation |

Jackman Humanities Institute | Toronto, ON

2018                   “Selected Artworks by Divya Mehra” | The Hart House Permanent Collection Acquisitions Subcommittee Presentation| Hart House | Toronto, ON

2017                   Translator | Les Pionniers De La Nouvelle Peinture En Iran: Œuvres Méconnues, Activités Novatrices Et Scandales Au Tournant Des Années 1940,

Alice Bombardier (Author), Bern: Peter Lang, 2017

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Jan 2017           Hella Good | Philz Hyatt | San Francisco, CA | Curator

Sep – Oct 2016  After Party | Fouladi Projects Gallery | San Francisco, CA | Curator

Sep 2016           SF Cinematheque’s Sixth Annual Benefit Auction | Kadist Art Foundation | SF, CA | Curatorial Assistant

June 2016          The Sewer Café | Bridge Art Spaces | Richmond, CA | Curatorial Assistant

Nov 2015           Foualdi Projects Gallery at Miami Project Art Fair 2015 | Miami Beach, FL | Curatorial Assistant

Jan 2015            I A M A P A R T | FAB Gallery | Richmond, VA | Co-curator

Oct 2014            The Devil Made Me Do It | Yellow Zone Gallery | Richmond, VA | Co-curator

 

PERFORMANCES

May 2016          Real People(s) Perform Real People | Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, CA

Mar 2015           Uneaten Strawberry | Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition | Anderson Gallery | Richmond, VA

Apr–May 2015  Reverb | Dir. Janelle Proux | Depot Gallery | Richmond, VA

Jan 2015            8 Equals X (In-N-Out) | I A M A P A R T | FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA

Dec 2014           A Perfect White Cube Cake Performance | VCUarts | Richmond, VA

 

EXHIBTITIONS

May 2015          The Lost Episode | Corporate and Museum Frame Gallery | Richmond, VA

Apr 2015           Fluency.Flow | Gallery 5 | Richmond, VA

Mar–Apr 2015   Uneaten Strawberry | Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition | Anderson Gallery | Richmond, VA

Apr 2015           2015 Senior Show | VCUarts | Richmond, VA

Dec 2014           Over the Top | FAB Gallery | Richmond, VA           

 

HONORS/AWARDS

2017                 University of Toronto Fellowship Recipient | John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design

2017                 Alternate for the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program | National Screening Committee of the Institute of International Education (IIE)

2016                  Semi-Finalist for the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Program | National Screening Committee of the Institute of International Education (IIE)

2014–Present   Member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society(ODK) | VCU

Apr 2015           Faculty Achievement Award, Department of Sculpture + Extended Media | VCU

Aug 2014           The Houshang Seyhoun Honorary Memorial Scholarship Winner | Iranian-American Scholarship Fund

May 2014          Peachtree Scholarship Winner | Department of Sculpture + Extended Media | VCU

Apr 2014           Design Winner | Focused Inquiry Cover Book Design Contest | VCU

2013 – 2015      Dean's List | VCUarts | Virginia Commonwealth University

2010 – Present Member of Iran's National Elites Foundation

2010                  First Rank in the Field of Art among 45000 applicants | Nationwide University Examinations | Iran

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Fouladi Projects Art Gallery – San Francisco, CA

Gallery/Curator Assistant

Aug 2015 – April 2015

 

SF Cinematheque – San Francisco, CA

Curatorial Assistant

July 2016 – Sep 2016

 

Kadist Art Foundation – San Francisco, CA

Curator Assistant

Sep 2015 – Sep 2016

 

Chercheuse associée au CADIS (EHESS-CNRS) – Paris, France

Translator

Sep 2015 – March 2016

   

Freelance – Various Locations

Freelance Photographer

Aug 2012 – Present

 

1708 Gallery Richmond, VA   

Art Gallery Assistant  

Oct 2014 Feb 2015

 

 

Organization of Tehran Beautification – 4th International Tehran Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, Iran

Sculptor’s Assistant

Sep 2012 – Oct 2012

 

Sim-e-Akhar Art Institute – Tehran, Iran

Educational Consultant/Teacher

Sep 2010 – Jun 2012

 

Farzanegan High School – Tehran, Iran

Mentor/Advisor for Art Projects

Feb 2010 – Feb 2012

 

Faravahar Publications – Tehran, Iran

Layout Designer

Aug 2011 – Dec 2011

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Iranian Culture Club Organization Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Designation: President

March 2014 – May 2015