Milad Rezaei- Artist, Educator
Let's meet, I will listen to your journey and tell you about mine. We will forget about our "achievements" and hope to connect heart to heart. We will reimagine what it means to be a human.
Before any story,
everything is clear.
Before any interpretation,
everything is still.
Before any interruption, belief,
everything is content.
Before memory begins the engine of connection,
connecting, or forcing to connect all that is stored in shelves,
everything is alive.
Before little worms
crawl out of the ground of a mind,
disturbing the scene,
all there is
all there is
There is just a dream,
and I interpret while I am dreaming,
as I am dreaming.
Bauhaus Universität Weimar,
Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, 2022
Virginia Commonwealth University, Photography and Film, 2019
Baháʼí Institute for Higher Education (Bahai-Institut für höhere Bildung),
Sociology drop out*, 2011
German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant
Commonwealth Award Grant Virginia
Recent exhibitions and screenings
"When we were not here", Stasi Record Agency building, Leipzig, Germany
"Reselfing: monumented mothers", Park an der Ilm, Weimar, Germany
"Walls are human, too", Weimar City, Germany
"Across the Mind", Park an der Ilm, Weimar, Germany
“The Hush Behind The Lips”, The Grace Street Theater, Richmond, VA
“Subconscious”, The Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
“The Milkman”, The Byrd Theater, Richmond, Richmond, VA
“Nostalgia”, VCUarts Undergraduate Exhibition, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
“Memories of a Mattress”, Waddell Art Gallery, Sterling, VA