Ali Momeni

Ali Momeni is into dynamic systems and moving targets; he works with kinetics, electronics, software, sound, light, people, plants and animals. His creative output ranges from sculptures and installations, to urban interventions and music theater performance.

Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran and emigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in UC Berkeley. He spent three years in Paris where he collaborated with performers and researchers from La Kitchen, IRCAM, Sony CSL andCIRM. Between 2007 and 2011, Momeni was an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, and founded the urban projection collective called the MAW. Momeni currently teaches in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and oversees CMU ArtFab.



Join us during Nuit Blanche Brussels ! is a crowd-sourced storytelling platform that combines augmented-puppetry with urban projection performance. Travelling through the streets of the city centre, artists Ali Momeni & Nima Dehghani (USA/Iran) will project videos filmed this summer, in Iran, by augmented puppets. A way to share experiences of migration across time and space on our planet. 


In the framework of Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014, iMAL organises a two days symposium on urban media & the smart city, with renowned international speakers. This will introduce an intensive six days workshop, where selected participants will develop artworks that explore new forms of urban participation. The results of the masterclass will be showed in iMAL's neighbourhood.