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Ali Momeni

Emerging Fields, 2013



Ali Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran, and emigrated to the United States at the age of 12. Momeni is a builder, composer and performer interested in the poetics of gesture, affect and timing. His work utilizes many technologies to explore the social lives of objects and their embedded performative qualities. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art and founded the urban projection collective MAW. He now teaches in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs CMU ArtFab, teaches and researches instrument building, urban intervention and contextual practice.

Ali Momeni: Works
Center for Urban Intervention Research
The MAW