Azam Mazoumzadeh
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Azam Mazoumzadeh

From 21 August 2021 to 28 August 2021
Azam Masoumzadeh is laureate 2021 of the VR writing residency Institut français - Les Ailleurs Arles.


Born in Isfahan, Iran, Azam Mazoumzadeh is a visual artist and digital storyteller based in Brussels, Belgium. She received her master's degree in Speculative Narration (L'ERG, BE), Illustration and Comics (LUCA - School of Arts, BE) and Digital Storytelling (KASK, BE). Her work has been exhibited in South Korea, Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.


In 2020, his virtual reality project based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam - Glad that I came, not sorry to depart, received a special mention at the Anima Festival and was selected for festivals such as BIAF (SK), Kaboom, (NL), Mooov (BE) and JEF Festival (BE). In 2020, Azam was also invited to be part of the international jury of the Mooov Film Festival in Belgium.

Residency Project

In the project 275,000,000 BIRTHS AND DEATHS, the visitor discovers the soul and emotions of a woman who is trying to decide whether or not she wants to have children. Starting from the novel Letter to a never born child by Oriana Fallaci, this project wants to deepen the notions of happiness, sacrifice, responsibility, and love in the context of our current world. We discover her hesitations and desires regarding motherhood, the dilemmas rooted in her personal life, her current situation, and her vision of the world.

Azam Masoumzadeh, 275,000,000 BIRTHS AND DEATHS
Azam Masoumzadeh, 275 000 Naissances et décès
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