Kamran Behrouz (1984) is a Visual Artist, born and raised in Tehran, currently working and living in Zurich. His PhD, entitled ‘Cosmopolitics of the Body’, uses posthuman critical theory as a navigational tool to examine the boundaries of bodies and humanity’s embedded and embodied cultures. He works with multiple medias, and combines the act of painting with animation, installations, costumes, and performance. His works deal with ‘politics of location’ in association with Cosmopolitics. Kamran saturates the Queer Identity throughout his art, in order to draw a cartography of belonging and displacement. Politics of image center his visual practices, transfigured in his theoretical works, as cultural translations and textual trafficking. His latest publication is a translation of Sara Ahmed’s latest essay in Persian language, a language that does not register gender.
Current: Ph.D. candidate in Fine Arts / Cultural Theory, Zurich university of Arts/ University of art and design Linz
2011-2014 (MFA) Master of Fine Art, Zürich University of Arts, Zurich, Switzerland.
2002-2007 BA, Textile and Fashion design, Azad Yazd Art University, Yazd, Iran.
2017: Stared back, installation, Wädenswil, Zurich.
2005: Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2003: Elaheh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2018: Mugwumps, Zurich from the point of view of cartoonists, Zurich’s Central library, Switzerland
2014: MFA Degree show, Shedhalle (multimedia installation),shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland.
2014: ABContemporary Gallery (multimedia installation), Zurich, Switzerland.
2013-2018: moving atelier no.3, (A Nomadic Installation), Switzerland.
2012: Theatre Gessnerallee,, Installation “Amygdala and my extracted body“ , Zurich, Switzerland.
2010: Group exhibition, Atelier Z, Paris
2008: Miniature in contemporary Art, Elahe Art Gallery (Painting),Tehran, Iran.
2007: 1st Biennial of Textile and Fashion design, Museum of Contemporary Arts,(painting) Tehran, Iran.
2016: 365 Etudes for celebrating pleasure, one year participatory performative research, Wädenswil, Zurich
2015: Tequila republic(Public Performance), Zurich, Switzerland.
2015: Double Click, (Public performance), Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.
2014: Public poetry, (Public Performance), Zurich, Switzerland.
2013: “Hunger strike” , (Public Performance), Zurich, Switzerland(on going project).