Mitra Khorasheh is a Canadian curator, writer and educator based in New York. During her 12 years of experience in the creative industry, she has worked as a curator and creative director on a variety of projects. As an independent curator, she has curated exhibitions and performances at galleries, institutions, art fairs, not-for profits, as well as large-scale public art exhibitions (The Water Tank Project) in the United States and internationally. Her curatorial work has mainly focused on site-specific and performative practices, with an emphasis on the body in performance, painting and other time based media. Her most recently noted curatorial endeavor was a site-specific installation and performance by artists ULAY and JAŠA, marking ULAY’s first New York performance in 30 years. In 2014, Khorasheh established the artist run exhibition space, artist residency and nomadic curatorial project DEP ART (formerly known as The Department of Signs and Symbols), where she is co-founder and director.
Currently, Khorasheh is the curator of New Water Culture; the Curator/Program Director of The Kau Academy; the Curator and Director at Khorasheh + Grunert; Co-Founder, Director, and Curator of Signs and Symbols Collective; and is Director of Exhibitor Relations of the NEWD Art Show in New York.
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