Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based multimedia artist, educator, writer and director that works with multimedia and interactive technology. With a background in production, his work is situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential and creative direction.
Maziar's work has been curated across North America, Europe, West Asia and recognized by the MIT Media Lab, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Columbia University, CBC Docs POV, The Creator's Project, Toronto Media Arts Centre, The Globe & Mail, CBC Radio, IxDA, Toronto Life, The Georgia Straight, Newsweek, The Washington Times, Russia Today, The Irish Times, National Review, The Stranger, WIRED and SIGGRAPH. He has also presented at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables, Tashkeel Dubai Art Center, Subtle Technologies, Brooklyn's Film Noir Cinema, Gladstone Hotel, The Gardiner Museum, Shopify, SummerWorks Festival, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Istanbul Art, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche, Ontario Centre of Excellence and has co-authored several academic articles for design conferences.
With the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype, and has directed and produced his original work, Dissolving Self for the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 (ISEA) held in Dubai.
Maziar has also taught media production and conceptual development at OCAD University and Ryerson University, and holds a Diploma in Marketing Management, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from McGill University, a Bachelors in Media Studies and a Masters in Design.
He also the co-producer of the first and only intimate documentary on psychology professor, Jordan Peterson entitled "Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson" which charted at #1 on iTunes upon its 2019 premiere and is currently working on his own debut documentary entitled, "Finding My Father" that explores the refugee migrant experience through the creation of an art installation based on a traditional Iranian custom entitled, korsi. More info here.
In past lives, Maziar has filmed obscure shorts in Vancouver, cut limes in Montreal, sold phrasal verbs in Brazil and worn cotton diapers in Tehran.