Tehran-born, Toronto-based, Ali Phi is an internationally exhibited new media artist, musician and creative technologist. With a background in environmental engineering and cinema his multimedia works are at once cerebral and visceral. As a self-studied and experienced developer, programmer, and art activist, he uses technology in unique and often profound ways.
His experimental audiovisual works use computer programming and generative design to produce interactive media installations, which examine the relationship between geometry, science, light and poetry. He explores ritual, tradition and architecture in his practice, with particular visual influence drawn from ancient Persia and the Middle East. With these elements he imagines futuristic utopias.
He is the founder and creative director of Nullsight, a media arts collective and has been the curator of the TADAEX (Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition) Festival since 2014.
He has performed and exhibited in Ars Electronica, Mutek, Tasmeem Doha, Patchlab, Asia Now, Tadaex & Tehran Architecture Biennial between Iran, Canada, USA, Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Qatar & UAE.