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Bio

Hami N.K. Mehr (1981) is a Berlin-based anti-disciplinary artist from Tehran.​ As a part of their social justice mission, they also dedicated part of their life to the support of BIPoC LGBTQIA+ as somatic EMDR and art therapy coach, psychosocial counselor, Mind-Body Medicine practioner and educator: https://casa-kua.com/practitioners-2/ Their background includes professional work as a researcher and journalist, as well as education and training in the humanities, sculpture, psychosomatic practice, sexological bodywork, producing electronic music, plus being an intersectional queer feminist artivist, opened a wide fluid field to their art practice. They present their works through performance, painting, installation, video, sound and mixed media. Currently they are developing their profession through studying sculpture (MA) at Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin and Art Therapy (MA) at Sigmund Freud Uinivercity. Their main focus in art practice is on body politics, queering the body and decolonizing the narrative of body, mind & culture. They were also awarded a scholarship at DAAD and Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation.

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Education

Academic: Journalism at Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, ISNA, Tehran (IRN) 2001 Philosophy and Comparative Studies of Religion and Mysticism, Bachelor program at University of Tehran (IRN), 2000-2004 Law, Bachlor Program at Noor University, Tehran (IRN), 2008-2009 Sociology, Pre-Master Program at University of Tehran (IRN), 2008 Social Studies, Master program at Iran Academia, Rotenberg (NL), 2014 DigiMediaL Music at UdK Berlin (DE), 2016 Fine Arts (Bachelor & Master program) at Weißensee School of Art, Berlin (DE), 2018 till now Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota (US), 2023 Advanced Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine, University of Minnesota (US), 2023 Art Therapy (MA) at Sigmund Freud Uinivercity, Berlin (DE), 2023 till now Further Education and Training: Conscious Sexuality at Alea, Schwelle7 and Sensual Arts School, Berlin (DE), 2015 & 2019 Mind-Body Centering at Alea (DE), 2015-2017 Somatic Training at Somatic Academy, Berlin (DE), 2015 Radical Honesty and Authentic Relating at Alea, Berlin (DE), 2015-2017 Contact Improvisation at Marameo, Berlin (DE), 2015-2019 Artist Training for Professional at UdK Berlin (DE), 2016-2017 Holistic Therapy at Heilpraktikschule Bethanien Haus, Berlin (DE), 2018-2019 Sexological Bodywork at Christopher Gottwald, Berlin (DE), 2019 Art Expression at Mirror of Creation, Berlin (DE) 2018-2021 Sexological Body Work Intro-Training for LGBTINQA+ at ISB (Institut Für Somatische Bildung, Sexualität und KörperArbeit), Berlin (DE) 2023 Somatic EMDR Therapy, The Embody Lab, 2024

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Exhibition

''Un/Real'', Analog animation (multi-improvisation performance), Hbg Kulturförening, Helsingborg (SE), 2013 ''Chaos'', Live sound performance with analog synthesizer, Hans and Gloria Festival, Berlin (DE), 2013 ''Angst'', Live sound performance with analog synthesizer, Radio Wokule Anniversary , Biesental (DE), 2014 ''Espand'', Multimedia Performance (Licht, Malerei und Musik), Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (SE), 2014 "Rorschach", Video art, Umeå Academy, (SE), 2014 ''Valley of the Pantheon'' multimedia performative installation, Gallery C. Hjärne, Helsingborg (SE), 2014 ​''Perplex'' sound performance, Fusion festival, Lars (DE), 2015 ​''Kalaeidophonic'' sound performance, Gretchen, Berlin (DE), 2017 ​''Are We Made of Our...'' multimedia performance, in collaboration with Mahla Rashidian, VOODOO55 Berlin (DE), 2018 ''I am in Piece'' multimedia performance, in collaboration with Mahla Rashidian, Distortion, Copenhagen (DK), 2018 ''Secret Sacred O'' performance, at Petersburg Art Space, in collaboration with Mahla Rashidian, Berlin (DE), 2018 ''No/Everybody'' is Political, video installation at Rundgang Weissensee Academy of Art, Berlin (DE), 2018 ​''The Body of Censor'', video installation at Rundgang UdK; Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin (DE), 2018 ''Their/HerStory of Feminist Artivism in Iran'' book project, (in progress) 2019 ​''Houma'', Performative installation, Palmification Exhibition, Feldfünf, Berlin (DE), 2019 ''MirrorOfCreation'', group exhibition at Durchstarten, Berlin (DE), 2019 ​''hOm'' installation, ''From within the cracks'' Exhibition, nGbK, Berlin (DE), 2020 ''FkU'', sound performance, ''Within The Crack'' event at nGbK, Berlin (DE), 2020 ''Salbinaz'', video and vudio instalation at MOC Project, Berlin (DE), 2021 ''Missed Humanity'', performative space in public, Berlin (DE), 2021 ​ ''The Body of Wave'' Video, Decolonial Project; JITDAM KAPEEL Exhibition, Humboldt Forum Museum, Berlin (DE), 2022 ''​Mademia'', sound instalation, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin (DE), 2022 ​''Plosives'' sound installation, Decolonial Project, Humboldt Forum Museum, Berlin (DE), 2023 "TransForMation", Decolonial Archive, digital and analog painting at Rundgang Weissensee School of Art, Berlin (DE), 2023 ​Interested parties are welcome to contact me for artist portfolio and upcoming exhibitions.

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