Nazy Nazhand

Who Am I ?


May 2011

1: Who am I?

Nazy Nazhand.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I’m the founder of Art Middle East and contributing writer for Artnet.

I’m particularly interested in exploring the interplay between art, technology, and new media and how this is contributing to new artistic practices and new mediums.

For my next project, I will be working with visual and performance artist Amir Baradaran, who employs Augmented Reality (AR) as a new and interactive installation medium. Stay tuned for the next FutARism…

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Born in Tehran. Spent my childhood in Athens. Grew up in Washington DC. Living in New York City. And I hope I’m going in the direction of my dreams….

4: Who is your biggest hero?

I don’t have heroes. These are individuals whom I admire:

My father and KN. Walter Gropius, Mark Rothko, Louise Bourgeois, and Yves Saint Laurent.

5: What book is your bible?

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (fantastic work of fiction) and The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (stunning memoir of love).

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love Lexi.

I hate second-handers.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Pure, rational, honest, and beautiful love.

8: What is your favorite color?

Gray and purple.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

I don’t know any.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Minetta Tavern.

11: What turns you on?

Mies van der Rohe’s Buildings.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Has it been worth it?

Nazy Nazhand is the founder of Art Middle East, a series of programs and cultural events during Armory Arts Week in New York City. She is a contributing writer covering contemporary art from the Middle East. She has written for Artnet, Modern Painters, Whitewall, and T Magazine Blog.


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Overseen by Jillian Mercado

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Andrea Tese

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Nazy Nazhand, New York, 2011, Photography by Andrea Tese

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