Aria Farajnezhad is a multidisciplinary artist and organizer with a background in engineering and a long-term engagement with rhythm and playing percussion. He is a sound and image examiner whose work encompasses a variety of mediums, leaning towards speculative forensis.
Aria’s recent work; Taking the shape of a video installation in the Gerhard Marcks House, Toppled from the Horizontal Axis (2022). It mobilizes toppling as speculation of the vertical axes, retrieving fractions from the former construct in collaboration with many actors, including Bauteilbörse Bremen as a local partner, weaving together a series of conversations that unsettles the binary of glorification and denial.
Aria is a former fellow at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program between 2018- 2019 and a former participant in the Spring Curatorial Program 2022: Art Geographies. Between 2020-2022 he has been co-running the project space Circa 106 in Bremen, Germany. He is a co-founder of the ongoing platform Futurearchives as part of the ZEFAK collective. you could check out their recent contribution to Fag Tips for Artists Space book, Research and Waves, and FORMAT: WALK AND TALK on the in-relation page. Aria is currently a fellow at WHW Akdemija 2023.