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Biography

Neda Moridpour is a socially engaged feminist artist, educator, and co-founder of the two artist-activist collectives; '[P]Art Collective' and 'LOUDER THAN WORDS.'

Moridpour approaches art as a social practice that crosses disciplines and boundaries in order to explore social issues and urban realities, and establish dialogues and mobilize communities. Her art transforms the seemingly quotidian and mundane via bold round-table talks, visual and performative interventions, prints, and lens-based practices.

Born and raised in Iran, a strong awareness of gender discrimination, inequali­ty, and censorship permeates her philosophy. She is an MFA graduate from the Public Practice program, founded by Suzanne Lacy, at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., Iran, and China. Her recent collaboration with LOUDER THAN WORDS titled "CRYSTAL CLEAR", a project addressing gender based violence and sexual assault on campuses in United States, consists of a gallery exhibition, roundtable discussions, artmaking and educational workshops, and performances and video projections at the Art Gallery at The Glendale Community College, LA, CA.

Prior to "CRYSTAL CLEAR", her collaboration with A Window Between Worlds titled "I CAN WE CAN" engaged more than 26,000 participants globally and was exhibited at the Gallery Neuartig in San Pedro, CA. In order to engage the society, Moridpour works closely with many socially active organizations such as Peace Over Violence and Downtown Womens' Shelter in Los Angeles, Omid Foundation, and Sepas and Samar in Tehran. She has extensive experience facilitating art workshops and round-tables on gender based violence and continues to work as an anti-violence and human rights activist as well as being an artist.

In addition to her personal projects, Moridpour is currently a Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts as well as working at LOUDER THAN WORDS art collaborative, which she co-founded with artist and activist S.A. Bachman in 2013. She is also the co-founder of [P]ART COLLECTIVE, winner of the first and second prize at Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Moridpour was one of the 2014 WCA International Caucus Honor Roll Awardees, honoring her work with LOUDER THAN WORDS preventing gender-based violence. She is a 2014 grant recipient from the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists in the Visual Arts, Craft & Literary Arts Round.