AFK | Residencies

Parastoo Anoushahpour: Artist-in-Residence at Ace Hotel

Parastoo Anoushahpour
Ace Hotel Toronto

51 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V 1V2

Street level entrance, elevator and ramp available. Accessible gender neutral and single occupancy washroom with automatic door.

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COVID-19 Policy

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

Images Festival joins Ace Hotel Toronto in a yearlong partnership to curate the Hotel’s inaugural annual Artist-in-Residence Program. Four artists have been invited to participate in quarterly, month-long residencies at the hotel followed by an exhibition of their work. 

Parastoo Anoushahpour is the current and final Artist in Residence. She is an Iranian artist based in Toronto whose moving image practice works predominantly with video and installation. Ace Hotel has long nurtured the work of emerging artists. During her stay, Parastoo will develop work that responds to the context of Ace Hotel Toronto and her experience there. At the conclusion of her residency, Parastoo’s work will be shared with the community in an on-site exhibition. Preceding Parastoo, Ace Hotel AiR hosted Alize Zorlutuna, Nour Bishouty, and Eve Tagny.

Parastoo Anoushahpour

Parastoo Anoushahpour is an artist originally from Tehran, now based in Toronto, who works predominantly with film, video, and installation. Her recent work has been shown at the Plugin ICA, Berlinale, MoMA, The Flaherty Film Seminar, Punto de Vista Film Festival, Sharjah Film Platform, Viennale, NYFF, TIFF, Images Festival, IFF Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Experimenta in Bangalore, and Media City. Since 2013, she has developed a shared practice with Ryan Ferko and Faraz Anoushahpour.

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