Roya Amirsoleymani

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First name: 
Roya
Last name: 
Amirsoleymani
Brief Bio: 

I am a graduate student in Arts Management at the University of Oregon, concentrating on the intersections of contemporary and community arts. My Master's research will examine strategies for community engagement and public participation employed by feminist-informed contemporary arts organizations, collectives, projects and programs, with an emphasis on how digital media and web-based platforms are being used as tools for engagement and dialogue in such contexts. I recently completed internships with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (planning and production of the ninth-annual Time-Based Art Festival) and the White Box, an exhibition space and visual laboratory for contemporary art, architecture, media, and design at the University of Oregon in Portland. I am currently Co-Creative Director of (sub)Urban Projections, a festival of digital art, video, and live intermedia performance in the back alleys of downtown Eugene, Oregon.

Full Bio: 

I am a graduate student in Arts Management at the University of Oregon, concentrating on the intersections of contemporary and community arts. I earned an interdisciplinary B.A. from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies (California) in Space, Image, and Desire: Contemporary Visual Culture and Gender Studies. My Master's research examines strategies for community engagement and public participation employed by feminist-informed contemporary arts organizations, collectives, projects, programs, and publications, with an emphasis on how digital media and web-based platforms are being used as tools for engagement and dialogue in such contexts.

I am a founder and Co-Creative Director of (sub)Urban Projections, a new festival of digital art, video, and live intermedia performance in the back alleys of downtown Eugene, Oregon, an innovative new experiment in re-purposing underutilized public space for digital art and new media.

I recently completed internships with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (planning and production of the the ninth-annual Time-Based Art Festival, a ten-day festival of interdisciplinary contemporary art, performance, and multimedia) and the White Box, an exhibition space and visual laboratory for art, architecture, media, and design at the University of Oregon in Portland. I have curated and written about multiple visual art exhibitions concerned thematically and theoretically with the political and cultural intersections and implications of feminism, queer theory, and the body.