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Sandra Natali Residence for Artists

Amir Parsa Biography

Amir Parsa is a writer, poet, educator, artist and cultural designer. He is the author of 15 literary works written in English, French, Persian and Spanish. He has also created new genres, forms and species of literary artifacts, and been involved in both group and solo shows of conceptual, exhibitory and performative works. Most recent literary and artistic work has appeared at curated venues such as The Dumbo Arts Festival, The Persian Arts Festival, The Baroquissimo Festival in Mexico, and the Paris en toutes lettres Festival in Paris.

Parsa has created and launched innovative programs, curricula, events and models of educational interaction in a host of settings across the U.S. and the world. He is the former director of the Museum of Modern Art's Alzheimer’s Project, the lead writer and researcher, and co-author, of Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia (MoMA, 2009). Previous work includes teaching, cultural, programmatic and conceptual design, and consulting at various institutions, including the Queens Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a number of community organizations and a host of learning environments.