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Firenze Suona Contemporanea Art Festival

In September 2016, Negin Sharifzadeh was invited to showcase Inspector Sorrow at the tenth annual Firenze Suona Contemporanea festival (AKA The Flame Art Festival) alongside many internationally renowned artists including Andrea Cavallari, Michael Nyman, Erwin Wurm, Alywynne Pritchard, Thorolf Thuestad, and Morton Feldman.

The exhibition included screenings of the Inspector Sorrow video and a series of interactive objects drawn from the film, at Le Murate, the Florence Contemporary Art Center.

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Museo Novecento
Toscana Musiche, Musica e Immagine Contemporanea
Musical News
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Lungarno Firenze
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ARTREPORT review on Inspector Sorrow

Negin Sharifzadeh’s Solo Exhibition, inspector Sorrow has been featured at ARTREPORT magazine.
Please click below to have a read.
Writeup by Setare Arashloo

ARTREPORT featuring Inspector Sorrow

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Interview with Inspector Sorrow

Thanks to Art View: Dream-Idea-Machine progressive publication for the thorough
Interview with Negin Sharifzadeh

Inspector Sorrow,
Solo Exhibition by Negin Sharifzadeh at A.I.R. Gallery- June 30th to July 30th, 2016

Inspector Sorrow, Solo Exhibition by Negin Sharizadeh @ A.I.R Gallery

Inspector Sorrow, Solo Exhibition by Negin Sharizadeh @ A.I.R Gallery

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Inspector Sorrow @ A.I.R Gallery

Inspector Sorrow
Negin Sharifzadeh

A.I.R Gallery
June 30 – July 30, 2016

In Inspector Sorrow, Sharifzadeh showcases the ephemera of an imagined film, a detective story entangled in quantum-level simulations, stacked up like a layer cake. The viewer is drawn into this entangled narrative—in the future and the present, via a psychotic break or a manipulation of a criminal mastermind—through video, storyboards, soundscapes, props, and faint whispers on an ancient telephone.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 30th, 6-8pm (artist talk at 6:30pm)
Lara Wolf Professional film Actress performed in Inspector Sorrow Video, featured on the Gallery invitation card.



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San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Story of a Curse #1, Single channel Short Animated Film by Negin Sharifzadeh, will be screened at San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
@ Roxie Theater on July 18th, Best Experimental Film Category @ 3:20 pm.

Story of a Curse is inspired by the experience of moving through the loss of the mother of the artist
and her despair after a stillbirth. To calm herself, she began to believe that she had
been cursed and had to take the baby to the cemetery instead of home


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New Filmmakers: Story of a Curse @ Anthology Film Archives

My recent short animated film, Story of a Curse #1 will be screened at Anthology Film Archives as part of New Filmmakers program from 6-9pm tomorrow, Wednesday May 13th.
My film is in the animation program starting from 7-8pm.
I’d be pleased if you can join me.


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Story of a Curse, Solo Exhibition

Please join us for Negin Sharifzadeh’s Solo Exhibition, Story of a Curse @ Soho20 Chelsea Gallery!
The exhibition consists of the screening of the artist’s newest short animated film , Story of a Curse #1
in conjunction with prints and sculptures in response to the story of the film.

Nina Colosi, Director of Streaming Museum, on Negin Sharifzadeh’s body of Work.
Negin Sharifzadeh’s meticulously crafted and beautiful compositions of visuals and sound interweave
notions of fragility of life and the forces that interrupt it. They slip from her subconscious that has been indelibly
impressed with memories of political and social complexities in her native Iran, fueling the profound world questions
are confronts and emerging in a body of work that great aesthetic and emotional impact.


Opening Reception: March 5th, 2015, from 6-8pm
Artist Talk: March 28th @ 2pm
Exhibition Dates: March 3rd to March 28th

For more information and media inquiry please contact the gallery director below:
Dana Harrison


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Story of a Curse #1 @ In Focus screenings

Please join me for the screening of my new film, Story of a Curse #1 as part of SAWCC Screening of Short and Experimental film;
IN FOCUS at Asian American Writers’ Workshop from 2-5pm

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Sunday, December 14th

@ Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 W. 27th St
Buzzer 600
New York, NY 10001

An afternoon of sessions focusing on current film and video practices of South Asian women artists. We begin with spotlighting acclaimed filmmaker Shalini Kantayya in conversation with NYU professor, Tejaswini Ganti on the subject of fact vs. fiction in film, followed by a screening of short experimental videos by 10 international artists.

$5 Suggested donation. Open to the public.

Shalini Kantayya and Tejaswini Ganti

Where do the lines between fact and fiction blur and what are the ethics of representing the truth? Filmmaker and eco-activist Shalini Kantayya will present her work, which ranges from science fiction to documentary film. Shalini will then be joined by NYU professor, Tejaswini Ganti, in a discussion on fact vs. fiction in filmmaking and storytelling. Join us for a conversation that explores these central questions in crafting and representing stories through film.

Patterns of Interaction
A screening of short experimental videos, followed by a Q & A and reception.

“Patterns of Interaction” constructs an interplay between short experimental videos by 10 international artists. The videos address a range of subjects including capitalism, war, mortality, cultural and corporeal memory, and various perceptual and spatiotemporal experiments. The artists utilize abstract, non-linear and/or repetitive structures and motifs to construct vivid forms of sensory immersion for the viewer.

Videos by: Poulomi Desai, Rohini Devasher, Jeanno Gaussi, Vandana Jain, Nadia Khawaja, Gazelle Samizay, Ela Shah, Negin Sharifzadeh, Shashwati Talukdar, Ambika Trasi

Curated by: Shelly Bahl

This screening is co-sponsored by 3rd i NY

Shalini Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox’s ON THE LOT, a show by Steven Spielberg in search of Hollywood’s next great director. Her sci-fi film about the world water crisis, a DROP of LIFE, won Best Short at Palm Beach International, received a national television broadcast in the US and India, and was used as a tool to organize for water rights in 40 villages across Africa. A William D. Fulbright Scholar, Shalini has received recognition from IFP Spotlight on Documentary, Jerome Hill Centennial, NY Women in Film and Television, and Media Action Network for Asian Americans. She is a Sundance Fellow, a TED Fellow, and was a finalist for the ABC Disney | Directors Guild of America Directing Program. Her work-in-progress documentary, Catching the Sun, has received support from the Sundance Documentary Program, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Ford Foundation and anticipates release in 2015.

Tejaswini Ganti is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and its Program in Culture & Media at New York University. A visual anthropologist specializing in South Asia, her research and teaching interests include Indian cinema, documentary film, anthropology of media, production cultures, visual culture, and neoliberalism. She has been conducting ethnographic research about the social world and filmmaking practices of the Hindi film industry since 1996 and is the author of Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry (Duke University Press 2012) and Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema (Routledge 2004; 2nd edition 2013).

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Photo: Still from “A Drop of Life” by Shalini Kantayya

December 4th, 2014
Category: Events, Film, Talks

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Negin Sharifzadeh @ Kook Projects

Kooks Projects Art Space is exhibiting its very first exhibition, Kooky Cutters: Redefined Realities curated by Soojung Hyun New York City @ 214 E 51st Street, New YOrk, NY, 10022
Negin Sharifzadeh’s Even Gray Feels Blue Short Animated Film plus the animation’s key Sculptural element will be both screened and exhibited in this show.
Please join us for the opening on Friday, October 24th from 6-8pm. the exhibition continues till November 21st, 2014.

Sharifzadeh is showing work along side artists:

Jinyoung Koh
Jungho Lee
D. Dominick Lombard
Jin-kang Park &
Saba Riazi

Kook Projects

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What’s Happening Around Brooklyn? #Exhibtions, #Food, #Film


I’ve just eaten at this amazing restaurant, Forrest Point, literally half an hour ago! I had such a great experience that I couldn’t wait longer to write about it.
Forrest Point recently opened up in Bushwick, right on Flushing by Bogart Street.

The menu consists of Mediterranean food and a great mix of international Cuisine.
I can guarantee the best Hummus you can eat in the whole of New York. Being a middle-eastern myself, I can emphases it is way better than your mama’s home made Hummus!

Don’t miss out on their creative cocktail menu. Definitely try their Milk Punch. It’s a 3 day process to make. They conserve fruits in alcohol for two days and on the third day they add hot milk to the punch. The milk will then bring out all the flavors and the fruit textures. The result is a well blended, sweet fruit punch that just blends perfectly with the autumn weather and breeze.

I also enjoyed the interior design of the space. The light fixtures and light pendents were designed off of found objects such as cages that were tastefully welded onto and into metal works and beautifully done fare forgés.

The bartender and the waiters were so nice, be certain you will be taken care of with such great service and gentleness, again unique to this place.

Please check below for more information on Forrest Point and definitely stop by!

Bushwick Daily, Forrest Point