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About me

Maryam Firuzi is a multimedia artist who works and lives in Tehran. Though her academic education was in Cinema (B.A) and Film Study (M.A), graduating from the Art University in Tehran in 2016, her field of artwork is not confined to filmmaking. She also works as a freelance art photographer and fine artist who likes to examine and experience the medium in which she is working.  Before going to Art University, Maryam had a long journey of self-discovery, trying at first to be a professional painter, then shifting to Persian calligraphy, in which she achieved a Master certification, and finally moved on to creative writing. Many of her poems and short stories have been published in Persian magazines online. During her studies in cinema, she recognized the vast fields of art involved, and decided not just to dedicate herself to one area, but tried to combine the conventions of each. Her last solo exhibition, “Reading for Tehran Streets”, is a combination of storytelling, poetry, and staged photography with social and cultural allusions in the form of staged photography; this collection of photography won the Alfred Fried Peace Award in September 2018. Her Master’s thesis, which was selected as the best thesis of the year, 2015, “Self-reflexivity in Iranian Cinema”, was a theoretical effort to question the media before starting to create within it. Since then, such an approach has become a key characteristic of all of her artworks. Also, her latest short film, “The Provisional Death of Bees”,  has been selected by a dozen film festivals, and won many Iranian and international awards