Parisa Karimi (born in Berlin. Alumna of the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne). She works as a media artist, filmmaker, scenographer, animator, performer and teacher in animation and film for schools and universities.
Karimi’s interdisciplinary work often deals with sociological and philosophical questions reflecting power structures, space and gender issues which lead her to explore innovative methods of communication. Therefor she often involves people as experts on certain issues by interviewing them and creating a storyline out of collected contents. In her works she combines documentary elements, animation, (live) projection mapping, (av) performances and installations, along with interactive interfaces and possibilities for participation.
Parisa Karimi is the founder of the HeimatlosGrenzenlos (“HomelessBorderless”) project, which exists since 2005 and opened a studio space 2016. Therefor she developes artistic approaches and the infrastructure to create a space to experiment and coming together in interdisciplinary projects, exhibitions or for workshops.
The network consists of an independent association of artists, activists, scientists and educators with different artistic, cultural and language skills and backgrounds.
Karimi has presented her works at various international festivals, including: European Mapping Festival (France), VISIO (Brazil), International Festival of Arts (Singapore), Malta Festival (Poland), European Short Film Festival MIT (USA) or the Environmental Arts Festival (Iran)