Ali Kheradyar

Ali Kheradyar

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance

Ali Kheradyar’s interdisciplinary practice explores gender and sexuality through performative gestures in photography, video, movement, sound, and text. With an ongoing interest in “the frame,” Kheradyar isolates and presents imagery as performance to draw attention to moments of intimacy and desire. Kheradyar’s Iranian heritage informs the work and the representation of the body; elements are veiled yet revealed, while a tendency towards minimalism brings the body to the forefront. Kheradyar is currently a second year Culture and Performance PhD student at UCLA in the World Arts and Cultures/Dance department. Kheradyar's works have been presented at Craft Contemporary, Torrance Art Museum, Visitor Welcome Center, PØST, and Pieter Performance Space. Ali Kheradyar lives and works in Los Angeles.

Education

  • PhD Student, Culture and Performance, UCLA
  • MFA Art, California Institute of the Arts
  • MA Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • BA Music, Dance, and Performance, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
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