Upcoming Talks & Events

The Conjured Archive of a Haunted Space
Centre for Advanced Practice, Goldsmiths University of London
London | 1 June 2020


Talks & Events (Archive)

AOTFD: Exhibition-Making
Exhibition Studies, Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London
London | 15 January 2020

Mitra Tabrizian: Gholam and other stories
British Museum
London | 3 November 2019
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Mitra Tabrizian and Ben Okri, introduced by Venetia Porter

The Shifting Sands of Utopias: Global Emancipations and High Modernist Ambitions
Moderna Galerija MG+ (Museum of Modern Art)
Ljubljana | 28 May 2019
International Conference – ‘The Non-Aligned Contemporaneity?”

A conference on the non-alignment movement; speakers: Fernanda Carvajal , Dóra Hegyi & Eszter Szakács, Tvrtko Jakovina, Joy Mboya, Vali Mahlouji, Vera Mey, Igor Štiks

Glossary of Common Knowledge
Moderna Galerija +MSUM (Museum of Modern Art Metelkova)
Ljubljana | 29 and 30 May 2019
Seminar – “Glossary of Common Knowledge” – Geopolitics II
Contributors to the Glossary of Common Knowledge: Bojana Piškur, Jesus Carrillo, Sanja Kuveljic Bandic, Zdenka Badovinac , Maria de los Angeles Berrios, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Anja Chuong-Dai Vo, Jennifer Hayashida, Ida Hiršenfelder, Vladan Joler, Vaii Mahlouji, Miran Mohar, Meriç Öner, Sara Buraya, Isabel Schneider, Jonas Staal, Kuba Szreder, Steven ten Thije.

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-1977)
MaerzMusik-Festival für Zeitfragen 2019, Berliner Festspiele
Berlin | 24 March 2019
Lecture as part of 
Tele-Visions: A Critical Media History of New Music on TV 1950s – 1990s. Curated by Berno Odo Polzer.

Persepolis – Iannis Xenakis(1969) (a concert)
MaerzMusik-Festival für Zeitfragen 2019, Berliner Festspiele Betonhalle
Berlin | 22 March – 31 March 2019
Curated by Berno Odo Polzer, sound direction by Daniel Tiege

Archaeologies of Aspirations and Traumas
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow | 8 March 2019

A Utopian Stage: Navigating Terrains of Postcolonial Solidarity
Asia Culture Centre
Gwangju | 13-15 December 2018
‘Tense Switching: Non-Aligned Movement Atlas’

From Object to Feeling: Archives of Aspirations and Traumas
Para Site’s 2018 International Conference: “What to let go?”
Hong Kong | 24 November 2018
With talks by: Pio Abad, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Riksa Afiaty, Naman Ahuja, Mélanie Bouteloup, Lía Colombino, Éric de Chassey, Natasha Ginwala, Xiaoxuan Lu, Vali Mahlouji, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Marian Pastor Roces, Tina Pang, Pablo José Ramírez, Jalal Toufic, Bo Wang, and Vivian Ziherl. Moderated by: Özge Ersoy and Yeewan Koon. Conceived by: Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero

Mapping Farmanfarmaian’s Significance
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Dublin | 14 November 2018

Kaveh Golestan and Archaeology of the Final Decade
Tate Modern
London | 19 June 2018

Post-Representational Curating: Militating History, Archaeology of the Final Decade
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham | 7  June 2018

Bahman Mohasses’s Masterwork “The Minotaur Scares the Good People”
Sotheby’s
London | 21 April 2018
in conversation with Ashkan Baghestani

Who was Bahman Mohasses?
Art Dubai Modern Symposium
Dubai | 22 March 2018

Mixing Media: The Agenda and Authenticity of Popular History                                                                                       
Lahore Literary Festival 2018
Lahore | 25 February 2018
in conversation with Ayesha Jatoi, Mehreen Murtaza and Iftikhar Dadi

Reframing the Picture of Asian Art                                                                                                   
Lahore Literary Festival 2018
Lahore | 24 February 2018
in conversation with Melissa Chiu, Sona Datta and Salima Hashmi

Tate Patrons Tour: A Utopian Stage 
Dhaka Art Summit ’18
Dhaka | 2 February 2018

Forough Farrokhzad’s film, “The House is Black”                                    
London Short Film Festival, ICA

London | 17 January 2018
a discussion in conversation with Elhum Shakerifar and Narguess Farzad, hosted and curated by Jo Duncombe 

Archaeology of the Final Decade: Militating through the Archive 
The Polygon Gallery
Vancouver | 28 November 2017

The Body Politic                                                                                                  
Open City Documentary Festival, BFI
London | 9 September 2017
in conversation with Mania Akbari and Sophie Mayer

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructure?
Mosaic Rooms
London | 20 July 2017
in conversation with Irit Rogoff

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructure?
Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University
California | 30 May 2017

The Super-Modernism of the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis 
Iran and Modern Art, Goethe-Institut, Kulturforum
Berlin | 11 March 2017
in conversation with Dr. Gabriel Montua

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2) 
Curating and Mediating Art, Aalto University
Helsinki | 13 December 2016
in conversation with Dr. Nora Sternfeld

Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): A Substance Infrastructure?  
Curatorial Knowledge, Goldsmiths University of London
London | 21 October 2016
in conversation with Professor Irit Rogoff and Dr. Stefan Nowotny

Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): A Substance Infrastructure? 
Bergen Assembly, Biennial Foundation Bergen
Bergen | 29 September 2016
in conversation with Professor Irit Rogoffv

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
City & Guilds School of Art
London | 13 April 2016

Newsha Tavakolian in Conversation
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Singapore | 29 June 2016

Archaeology of the Final Decade
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Singapore | 28 June 2016

Newsha Tavakolian in Conversation
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Amsterdam | 30 November 2015

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
Paris | 5 November 2015

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
French Institute

London | 22 October 2015
Conference: Image As Witness. Curated by: Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA)

A Utopian Stage
Goldsmiths University of London
London | 29 September 2015
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Anna Furse, Ola Johansson, Elvira Dyangani-Ose, chaired by Nicole Wolf

A Utopian Stage 
Whitechapel Gallery
London |28 May 2015
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Professor Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research

Kaveh Golestan: Prostitute
Photo London 2015
London | 24 May 2015
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Stephan Deuchar CBE, Director of ArtFund, founding Director of Tate Britain 1998 – 2009

Retracing a Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis
Iran Heritage Foundation, Asia House
London | 6 May 2015

From Silk Road to Fibre Optics: Time for enquiry into the need for communication and gain
ARCO
Madrid | 25 February 2015
Led by Ziba Ardalan | Participants: Diana Campbell Betancourt / Vali Mahlouji / Andrew Maerkle / Hu Fang / Venetia Porter / Aurelien Lemonier

The Shiraz Arts Festival, 1967–77: When Iran Hosted the International Avant-Garde
Yale University
New Haven | 6 March 2014

Shiraz Arts Festival: The Legacy for a New Generation
IranModern Conference, Asia Society
New York | 5 October 2013