Parsa Kamehkhosh

Designer/Visual & Performance Artist studio@parsa-kamehkhosh.com +358452332200

Parsa Kamehkhosh is a Helsinki based designer, visual and performance artist, born in Tehran in 1985. His interest in objects and everyday aesthetics led him to study industrial design at Tehran University of Fine Arts, from there to Stockholm to pursue Aesthetics and Meaning making at Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design and then to explore Visual Culture, Curating, and Contemporary Arts at Aalto University. Through his practice he explores the notion of aesthetic aura that appears from the proximity, juxtaposition and joints of materials and shapes. After he moved to Finland in 2015, he got more engaged in the interactive aspects of objects and materials in the context of performance art and, since then Performance art has turned to the most prominent means of self-expression, and self-study in his practice. His performances maneuver on the borders of three disciplines of Contemporary Art, Crafts, and Design.  His works have been mostly exhibited in Europe, the Middle East and SouthEast Asia.

“Being in the world is all I’m trying to experience. Being present with all of my senses and letting myself be touched and fascinated by what life puts forward. I try to be constantly internalising my perceptions and observations and reflect on them in the form of “bringing things”. For me, this natural process is a way to understand my position in the world and express my appreciation of it. The outcome usually works either like a mirror that reflects untreated or unrevealed aspects of my personality or practice through which I encounters and hopefully  resolve my inner tensions. I believe more in bringing than creating because I identify myself only as a door through which idea can enter the conceivable realm of existence in a certain way.” Parsa explained about his practice.

2021   Tokyo Arts and Space Residency

2018    Thing (-ing), Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017    In honor of the skinny horses, mango’s stone & some random plants, Third Space Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2015    Gone Wild, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2021   Mirrored- photographic performance group exhibition, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center, Cable Factory, Helsinki   
2020   The 8th Tehran National Sculpture Biennial, Tehran
2020   The 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran, Tehran
2020    Pori Biennale, Three Days in Pori, video, Pori, Finland
2019
    Persons, Today Might Be The Last Day, Video Installation and Performance, Tehran, Iran
2018    Va Event 4 (Identity Crises), Untitled, Performance (thing (-ing) collection), Tehran, Iran
2018    Objekti 4, Inside Out, Performative Sculpture, Espoo, Finland
2018    Space Invaders VI, “Congratulations”, Performance, Helsinki, Finland
2018    ArtHouse Disclosure, “Only & Only If You Stare At My Hands*”, Video Installation, Espoo, Finland
2017    Postcardese, “Hammer”, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017    The Truth about Finland, “Seventy Two Percent More Accessibility”, Performance, Pori, Finland
2017    The Truth about Finland, “Seventy Two Percent More Accessibility”, Performance, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2017    Hey, We Are in Space, “Pretending Nothing Is Happening”, Performance, Otaniemi Free Space, Espoo, Finland
2017    IHME Contemporary Art Festival, “Unknown Archive”, Interactive Installation, Group work, Gloria, Helsinki, Finland
2016    30 Years of Sculpture 30 Sculptors, “The Shepherd after A Daily Flight”, Sculpture, Saless Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016    Milan Triennial, “The Shepherd’s Stuff” (3 pieces), Sculpture, Milan, Italy
2016    Space Invaders VI, “They Ask You, About The Hour: When Is its Arrival?”, Video Installation, Espoo, Finland
2016    Soak, “Remember Me, Lying on Your Sides”, Video Installation, Helsinki, Finland
2015    Immersion, “Immersion”, Group exhibition, Installation, Otaniemi Free Space, Espoo, Finland
2013    Milan Design Week, “Mitochondria’s Cesarean” (9 pieces), Sculpture, Milan, Italy

2015-   Student of Master of Art, Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, Aalto University of Art, Helsinki, Finland
2013    Post-Master of Art, Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2010    Master of Art, Industrial Design, Fine Art College of Tehran University
2007    Bachelor of Art, Industrial Design, Art University of Tabriz

2019    Listen Like How Krishnamurti says, ViCCa Production Seminar, Helsinki
2018    Congratulations #7, Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki
2018    Congratulations #6, The Experimental Event VI: Tower of Babel, Pori, Finland
2018    Congratulations #5, Väre, Espoo, Finland
2018   Congratulations #4, Matn Gallery, Esfahan, Iran
2018    Congratulations #3, TOOLBOX Gallery, Berlin
2016    Eleven Snow Partridges, video screening evening II, Pori, Finland
2016    Remember Me Lying on Your Sides, video screening evening, Pori, Finland

2021  Taike working and project Grants for implementing the project “Saturdays”
2020   Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, 3 months working grant for TOKAS residency in Tokyo, Japan

2020    Koneeen Säätiö, 6 months working grant for the project “Proximity”

2021  Honorble mention piece of the 11th National Ceramic Biennial of Iran (This piece was done in collaboration with my fellow artist  Furuq Noei)
2018    The “Firooze Award” for the Best Article, Batin Based Design, Journal of Fine Arts, November, Vol 3. No 42
2010    Finalist, Interior Motive Design Award, Best Conceptual Exterior Design Category (teamwork)
2010    Finalist, Kia Motors Competition, Supersport car for 2020, Judged by “Peter Schreyer” Kia’s head designer and his team (teamwork)
2010    1st Prize, Fifth “One Day Design” National Design Competition, Sponsored by Unilever Company, for designing a green bathing system, Tehran
2006    1st Prize, First “One Day Design” National Design Competition, Tehran, Iran
2005    1st prize, third national “Creative Thought” competition, Youth furniture, Tehran, Iran

2015    Sculpture, “Buffoon”, private collection, Iran
2015    Print, “Chanel Six, Thirty-Six”, private collection, Iran
2015    Sculpture, “Long Mirror”, private collection, Iran

2021-   Member of Artist Assosiation, MUU, Finland
2017-    Member of Catalysti the Transcultural artist association, Finland
2016-    Member of VIMMA student association, Finland

2012    Kamehkhosh, P., Ajdari, A. & Khodadadeh, Y., A Glimpse to the Theory of Design Naturally: A New Approach to the Theory of Form in Industrial Design, Global Journal of Science and Technology, Issue 4, December, Vol 1. No 29, pp.26-43.
2010    Kamehkhosh, P., Ajdari, A. & Khodadadeh, Y. (2010), Design Naturally: Dealing With Complexity of Forms in Nature & Applying It in Product Design, Design & Complexity Conference, August, Montreal, pp.62-79.
2010    Ajdari, A., Faridizad, A. & Kamehkhosh, P. (2010). Batin Based Design, Journal of Fine Arts, November, Vol 3. No 42, pp.57-65.

2020         Assisting Ivana Franke, Tommi Grönlund, and Petteri Nisunen’s setting up their exhibition at Galerieanhava, Helsinki, Finland#
2017-19    Painting & Drawing Workshop Assistant, Aalto University
2017          Workshop Assistant in Ivana Franke, Tommi Grönlund, and Petteri Nisunen’s exhibition: Perceptual Drift (Galaxies in Mind) / GREY AREA, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia

2018-  Teaching assistant, YOYO art studies, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2015-  Teaching the course “Drawing and Presentation Techniques”, Mokaab Art Institution, Iran
2015    Teaching the course “Drawing and Presentation Techniques”, Media Art Institution, Tehran, Iran
2014    Teaching the course “Basics of Form and Space”, Pars University of Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran
2014    Teaching the course “the Theory of Design Naturally”, Konstfack College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2012    Lecture on “the theory of Design Naturally”, Pezi Group, Netherland
2012    One week lecture/workshop on “the Theory of Design Naturally”, Konstfack College of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2012    Teaching the course “Basics of Form and Space”, Fine Art College of Tehran University, Iran