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Nima Dehghani






2016     M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA ,USA

2012     B.A. Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran


Founder/ Ctrl+Z Theater Group

Co-Founder/ Peykart.com


Teaching Experience


2019     Digital Storytelling workshop for refugee students, Back to Track NGO, Berlin, Germany

2019     Digital Storytelling workshop for immigrants, Oakland International Highschool, SF, USA

2018     Workshop: Digital Storytelling workshop, Emil Fischer School, Berlin, Germany

2017     Workshop: VR Digital Storytelling workshop, Inverse Visual Art School, Tehran, Iran

2016     GA, Intro to contextual practice (Jon Rubin), CMU, School of Arts, Pittsburgh

2016     GA, The Amateur- digital culture (Jon Rubin), CMU, School of Arts, Pittsburgh

2015     GA, Internet resistance (Paolo Pedercini), CMU, School of Arts, Pittsburgh

2015     GA, Temporary arts for public spaces (Jon Rubin), CMU, School of Arts, Pittsburgh

2014     Workshop: Creative Writing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2014     Workshop: “Performance and Multimedia, Roodaki Art Center

2013     GA, Urban intervention (Ali Momeni), CMU, School of Arts, Pittsburgh

2013     Online Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop, Artiman Center, Tehran

2012     Casual Writing, Creative writing workshop, Peykart art department, Tehran




Awards- Grants


2016    Father Richard Memorial Fund

2015    Frank-Ratchye Fund for Arts

2014    Connecting Cities Co-investigator with Ali Momeni

2014    Konrad and Gisela Weis Fellowship (Carnegie Mellon School of Art)

2013    Magalios Foundation Scholarship (Carnegie Mellon School of Art)

2013    “Awesome Pittsburgh”Grant, Pittsburgh, USA

2012     “Best young Director of the year”, Iran Theater forum, theatreTehran, Iran

2012    Honored in 2012 “Evolo” skyscraper architecture competition, Teamwork, USA

2011    Best playwriting, best directing and best music - “King’s flight”, 14th Fajr  international students theater festival, Iran

2011      Best original performance World Festival of puppet Art, The play “the day after tomorrow” Written by: Nima Dehghani , Directed by: Zohreh Behrouzinia: , Prague, Czech

2010    First prize of playwriting for the play “The day after tomorrow”, ”Tehran international puppet             theater festival-UNIMA-Mobarak”, Tehran, Iran

2008    First prize of playwriting, "The suspicious case of Boz-e-Zangoole pa", “Tehran International             puppet theatre festival-UNIMA-Mobarak”, Tehran, Iran

2007    First prize of playwriting, "Khoroosnakhoon", “Theater for children biennale”, Tehran, Iran


Talks, Workshops, Panels, Conference Presentations

2019     Artist Talk: Digital media and performing Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2018     Artist Talk: Interdisciplinary Arts, Inverse Visual Art School, Tehran, Iran

2016     CFC Media lab VR storytelling panel, Panelist, Canadian Film Center, Toronto, Canada

2016     FIVARS VR film festival, Official selection and panelist, Toronto, Canada

2015     Digital Storytelling Conference 2015 - Multimedia/Innovation panelist, Northampton, USA

2015     Open Engagement 2015 - Member of the selection committee, Pittsburgh, USA

2015     “Producers as international changemakers”, IBT15 Festival, Panelist, Bristol, UK

2014     Workshop: “Creative Writing”, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

2014     Workshop: “Performance and Multimedia,” Roodaki Art Center", Tehran, Iran

2013     CMU. School of Art Graduate Student Presentation Night, Kresge Theater, Pittsburgh, USA

2013     Online Workshop: "Creative Writing Workshop, "Artiman Center", Tehran, Iran

2013     CMU. School of Art Graduate Student Presentation Night, Kresge Theater, Pittsburgh, USA

2012     "Casual Writing", Creative writing workshop, Tehran, Iran


Selected shows-Exhibitions



"As you like it", Video projection designer, Kassel, Germany
"I am not your food ", Charles University, Prague, Czech

"I am not your food ", Beckech, Berlin, Germany

"I am not your food ", Spectrum, Emruz festival, New York, USA

"El-Muerte", Video projection designer, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, US and Canada

"Wounded bear".  Video projection designer, Tehran, Iran


"In Praise of Theater ", Mostaghel Theater, Tehran, Iran

"Hecuba-Helen", Video projection designer, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

"Routine or The Static Flood of Whimsical Thoughts in a Restless Mind, Mild",  Berkeley, USA




Decompensation” , Harlem International Film Festival, NYC, USA

Decompensation” , FIVARS VR Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Decompensation” , 3Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, USA

A VR Tour of Tehran”, Conflict Kitchen Film and Video Festival, Pittsburgh, USA

Decompensation” , The Miller gallery, Pittsburgh, USA




Big Fish Eyes” , The Frame gallery, Pittsburgh, USA

Where you stand” , 8 hour projects, Meadville College art gallery, Meadville, USA

Above”, Co-curator with Andy Field, Online Project, Tehran-London, Iran-UK

Metamorphosis , 808 Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA




"telepuppet.tv" , Augmented Puppetry, Urban Projection, Brussels, Liverpool, Madrid

MonoTalkhak” (The Clown and I), Kreuzberger HofFestSpiele Theater Festival, Berlin, Germany

MonoTalkhak” (The Clown and I), English Theater Berlin, “The 2014 Expat Expo, Berlin, Germany

Webcam”, Online Performance, www,Netformance.org, Pittsburgh, USA-Tehran, Iran

“Gross Domestic Product”(group show), (“The Body of Woman as a Battlefield”), The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, USA




Dollar Project, Pool party”, Mote 078 Gallery, Columbus, USA

Kiss-for-Peace” (online performance), www.Netformance.org, Pittsburgh, USA

Jeanparty” (online performance), www.Netformance.org, Pittsburgh, USA

Whenever”, Ghasr Prison-Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Anyway”, Café Genre, Tehran, Iran

"Where is the capital of RioDeJaniro?", Milad Tower & Arasbaran, Tehran, Iran

Control Me”(Live Archive), Crucible Building , Pittsburgh, USA

Talk to me 2” (collaboration with Felipe Castelblanco), Ellis Gallery, Tehran-Pittsburgh, Iran-USA





The Manual”, City theater, Tehran, Iran

Denmark”, 30 performance 30 Artists Show, East Gallery, Tehran, Iran

“Salon-e- Tehrani” , (Playwright), Director: Narges Hashempoor, Dresden , Germany




Mono-Talkhak” (The clown and I), Entezami Hall, Tehran, Iran

“King’s Flight” , Fajr international festival(students), Molavi Hall, Tehran, Iran

“Horse, apple and spring”, (playwright), Director: Anahita Ghanizade, Talar Honar, Tehran, Iran

The day after tomorrow” (Playwright), City Theater, Tehran, Iran- Prague, Czech Republic

U-Turn”, (Playwright) , Director: Hamid Poorazari, IUT Parking lot , Tehran, Iran

“Orpheus” (Playwright), Director:Raha Shirazi, Entezami Hall, Tehran, Iran



Published Books


2015    “Normal” - (Playscript) - Boutimar publication

2014   “Mono-talkhak- (Playscript) - Hoze Noghre publication

2009    “The day after tomorrow”- (Playscript) - Namiesh Publication

2008    “Golestan-e- javanmarde ghassab” (Satiric poetry for young adults)- Shahr Publication

2007   “Tehran 1473” (Citizenship culture for children) - Shahr Publica


Work Experience


2017- 2017 Designer, Salesforce, SF Bay Area, USA

2017- 2017 Designer, Exit Reality VR, SF Bay Area, USA

2016- 2017 Creative Director, iTutoregroup, SF Bay Area, USA

2014- 2017 Member of the Board, Art Director, CtrlS (Non-profit public health organization)

2012- 2017 Member of International Federation of Journalists

2015-2016  Coordinator of special projects and Researcher, Conflict Kitchen-Studio for Creative Inquiry

2013-2016  Graphic designer, Photographer, and Videographer, Carnegie Mellon University

2013-2015  Member of the board of Iranian Students Association, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2012-2016  Art Director, Co-Founder, “Peykart” (Art and media advertising newsletter)

2012-2013  Copywriter, Aftab Network Advertising Studio

2012-2013  Member of the editorial board, ”Khatkhati” magazine

2012-2016  Founder and Director, “Ctrl+Z” Performance group

2012-2015  Member of the board of “Iranian Playwrights’ Association”, Iran Theater Forum

2010-2011  Designer and Architect, “Bonsar Architecture Studio”

2008-2010  Designer, Architect, and Art Director, “Carpira Architecture Studio”

2004-2006  Copywriter and Graphic Designer, “Nama Graphic Studio”


Interviews, news, critics, articles about Nima Dehghani and his works:








Connecting Cities

MediaLab Prado






In Between Time Festival






















سابقه کاری

• گروه تئاتر Ctrl+Z | تهران | موسس و کارگردان هنری | 2009 تا 2018

•​ پیک اتفاقات فرهنگی هنری Peykart | موسس و مدیر هنری | 2011 تا 2018

•​ iTutorGroup Inc | سن فرانسیسکو | مدیر هنری | 2016 تا 2017

• دانشگاه ‌Carnegie Mellon University | پیتزبورگ | استادیار و محقق هنر دیجیتال/ بینارشته‌ای | 2013 تا 2016

•​ Studio for Creative Inquiry | کیوریتور پروژه‌های ویژه و طراح گرافیک | 2014 تا 2016

•​ استودیو معماری بن‌سار | تهران | آرشیتکت | 2010 تا 2012

•​ استودیو نما گرافیک | تهران | موسس و طراح گرافیک | 2007 تا 2009


سابقه سخنرانی و تدریس

•​ برگزاری ورکشاپ دیجیتال استوری تلینگ | مدرسه Emil Fitscher برلین | 2018

•​ سخنرانی در نشست CFC Media lab VR storytelling در Canadian Film Center | تورنتو، کانادا | 2016

•​ سخنرانی در پنل Fivars VR film festival | تورنتو، کانادا | 2016

•​ سخنرانی در پنل In Between Time Performance Festival | بریستول، انگلستان | 2016

•​ سخنرانی در پنل Digital storytelling conference 2016 | نورثهمپتون، آمریکا | 2016

•​ برگزاری ورکشاپ Performance and Multimedia در مرکز فرهنگی هنری رودکی | تهران | 2014

•​ برگزاری ورکشاپ نویسندگی خلاق | دانشگاه USC لس آنجلس | 2014

•​ برگزاری ورکشاپ آنلاین نویسندگی خلاق در Artiman Center | تهران | 2013

•​ برگزاری ورکشاپ نویسندگی خلاق در دپارتمان هنری Peykart | تهران | 2012


نمایشگاه‌ها و اجرها


• طراحی ویدیو پروجکشن "‌Helen-Hecuba" | دانشگاه  استنفورد، آمریکا | 2018

• صحنه‌خوانی "This Damn Boat" | Golden Thread Theater Company | سانفرانسیسکو آمریکا | 2018

• نمایش "در ستایش تئاتر و تهران و تله کامیونیکیشن" | تئاتر مستقل | تهران، ایران | 2017

• نمایش "سیل ساکن تفکرات نا آرام" | Central Stage | برکلی، آمریکا | 2017

• ویدیو پرفورمنس "Decompensation" |FIVARS VR Film Festival | تورنتو، کانادا | 2016

• نمایشگاه "Decompensation" | 3Rivers Art Festival | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2016

• ویدیو اینستالیشن "A VR Tour of Tehran" | Conflict Kitchen Film and Video Festival | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2016

• نمایشگاه ویدیو واقعیت مجازی "Big Fish Eyes" | The Frame gallery | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2015

• نمایشگاه "Where you stand" | مدیویل، آمریکا | 2015

• نمایشگاه "Above" | Online Project | تهران،ایران | لندن،انگلستان | 2016

• نمایشگاه "Metamorphosis" | 808 Gallery | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2015

• اجرای ویدئو پروجکشن شهری "telepuppet.tv" | مادرید، بروکسل، لیورپول | 2014

• نمایش "MonoTalkhak" |  Kreuzberger HofFestSpiele Theater Festival| برلین، آلمان | 2014

• پرفورمنس "Webcam" | Online Performance|  www.Netformance.org | 2014

• پرفورمنس "Whenever" | زندان قصر | تهران، ایران | 2013

• پرفورمنس "Anyway" | کافه ژانر | تهران، ایران | 2013

• نمایشگاه "Control Me" | Crucible Building  | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2013

• نمایشگاه "Talk to me 2" با همکاریFelipe Castelblanco | Ellis Gallery | پیتزبورگ، آمریکا | 2013

• نمایشگاه "The Manual" | تئاتر شهر | تهران، ایران | 2012

• پرفورمنس "Denmark" | گالری ایست | تهران، ایران | 2012

• نمایش "Mono-Talkhak" | تالار انتظامی | تهران، ایران | 2012

• Frank-Ratchye Fund for Arts | 2015

•​ ​Connecting Cities Grant, Co-investigator with Ali Momeni | 2014

•​ بورس تحصیلی Magalios Foundation | 2013

•​ جایزه Awesome Pittsburgh ا 2013

•​ بهترین کارگردان جوان سال از سوی خانه تئاتر ایران | تهران | 2012

•​ برنده جایزه بهترین کارگردانی در بخش دانشجویی چهاردهمین جشنواره تئاتر فجر | ایران | 2011

•​ برنده جایزه بهترین پرفورمنس غیر اقتباسی از Festival of Puppet Art | شهر پراگ جمهوری چک | 2011

•​ برنده مقام نخست نمایشنامه‌نویسی در دوسالانه تئاتر کودکان | ایران | 2007

•​ نویسنده کتاب "سیل ساکن تفکرات نا‌آرام" (نمایشنامه) | انتشاراتBoutimar  | 2015

•​ نویسنده کتاب "منو تلخک" (نمایشنامه) | انتشارات حوض نقره | 2014

•​ نویسنده کتاب "پس‌آن‌فردا" (نمایشنامه) | انتشارات نمایش | 2009