Parisa Karimi (b. 1981 in Berlin) is a media artist, film- and theater maker, VJ and workshop instructor.
Her interdisciplinary works explore innovative methods of self-expression and communication, combining storytelling with documentary elements, animation, site-specific performances and installations, along with interactive interfaces and possibilities for participation.
Parisa Karimi studied at the Academy of Media
Arts in Cologne. Her work focuses on the human
subject, the body and its memories, as well as
encounters with the body and its stories. Here, a key role is often played by diasporic perspectives and identity. Who are we? What shapes us, and how can we break through the boundaries of ostensibly fixed histories and spaces?
Her works have been shown at various international festivals, including: FiraTàrrega (Spain), VISIO (Brazil), European Short Film Festival at MIT (Netherlands), Environmental Art Festival (Iran).
Parisa Karimi is the founder and a co-curator of the HeimatlosGrenzenlos (“HomelessBorderless”) network and studio space. She lives and works in Cologne.