Hamed Rashtian

Ph.D. Student

Hamed Rashtian is a visual artist and Ph.D. student in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology, SFU. His interdisciplinary research involves creating a topography of anti-colonial movements and forces with a focus on historical archives. In this research, he is interested in the possibilities of media in creating interactive maps.

Hamed completed his MFA in Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver researching the possibilities of installation in creating a dialogue between different colonial histories.

He holds a Swiss Federal Diploma in Higher Education from the F+F School of Art and Design in Zurich. His final project and research were focused on an interactive installation depicting different personal narratives about sexuality and gender through media.

Hamed has held seven solo exhibitions in Iran, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates and has participated in more than sixty group exhibitions in Iran, Switzerland, France, Germany, United States, and the United Arab Emirates.