Mamali Shafahi was born in 1982 in Tehran, Iran. He lives and works in Tehran and Paris.


A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris-Cergy in 2008, Mamali Shafahi is a filmmaker whose artistic practice ranges from sculpture to installation, from performance art to video installation. His work conveys his deep fascination with the impact of emerging technologies on life and art: he examines the relationship between the past, present, and future with emerging technologies. Shafahi also likes to put his audience to the test by reversing the roles of artist and spectator in order to see just how far the audience will dare to go in the position of protagonist.

Mamali Shafahi’s art has been showcased in numerous exhibitions at international institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the SMART Project Space in Amsterdam, and Paris’ Cité internationale des arts. His works have also been presented to the public in various biennials such as those held in Athens, Tehran, Istanbul, and Berlin