• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Arash Fayez (or maybe Faeiz) - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Arash Fayez (or maybe Faeiz)

    Arash Fayez on Arash Faeiz
    Advanced Review (Performed by Jacob Wick)
    Advanced Review
    Alien Planet (Performed by Dana Faiez)
    Yek Video’ye Bedoun’e Onvaan
    Cité
     Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy
    Untitled (I want to make you cry deeply)
    Untitled (Arash Fayez in collaboration with Maya Pasternak)
    Untitled (I am the only one looking at the sky)

    Arash Fayez on Arash Faeiz

    7.5x5.5 in.

    Book (Thesis), (2013)

    Advanced Review (Performed by Jacob Wick)

    Documentation of the Performance (Photo by Phillip Maisel)

    Performative Presentation (2012)

    Advanced Review

    Installation View (detail of the letter)

    Performative Presentation (2012)

    Alien Planet (Performed by Dana Faiez)

    Documentation of the Performance

    Performative Presentation (2012)

    Yek Video’ye Bedoun’e Onvaan

    Single-channel HD video, sound, color (2012)

    https://vimeo.com/42416113

    Cité

    2-channel video installation, sound, color (2013)

    https://vimeo.com/46714391

    Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy

    Single-channel HD video projection, sound, color (2013)

    http://vimeo.com/61396968

    Untitled (I want to make you cry deeply)

    Single-channel HD video, sound, color, loop (2012)

    https://vimeo.com/61397736

    Untitled (Arash Fayez in collaboration with Maya Pasternak)

    2-channel video installation, sound, color (2012)

    https://vimeo.com/60428818

    Untitled (I am the only one looking at the sky)

    Single-channel video, sound, color, loop (2013)

    https://vimeo.com/61398693

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    Advanced Review (Performed by Jacob Wick) thumbnail
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    Alien Planet (Performed by Dana Faiez) thumbnail
    Yek Video’ye Bedoun’e Onvaan thumbnail
    Cité thumbnail
     Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy thumbnail
    Untitled (I want to make you cry deeply) thumbnail
    Untitled (Arash Fayez in collaboration with Maya Pasternak) thumbnail
    Untitled (I am the only one looking at the sky) thumbnail

    arash13f@gmail.com

    www.arashfayez.com/

    Artist Statement

    “For an artist who consistently claims to be without ideas, as is the case with (Maurizio) Cattelan, self-portraiture is a logical mode: one need not look beyond one’s own face to find material.”

    Nancy Spector

    Around two years ago, when I (Arash Fayez) sat on a plane to move to the States, I was excited about what would happened to my practice. At that point, I had never enrolled in an Art school, I had never been to the USA and… There were many “for the first time in my life” that made this dislocating less hard and even more pleasant that what it should be. My logical mode of my practice turned to look at myself for a while. This Self creates another person, whom I call it “Arash Faeiz.” He struggles with a new culture; new language and other changes that happened with this move and react to them. The person who is talking about these two personas (Fayez and Faeiz) is a third person, same as the model Alighiero Boetti picked for himself. Arash Fayez and Arash Faeiz want to fill the gap that happened in this interstitial space of different cultures. They are not the opposite of each other; they just live in two separate worlds. This duality creates my practice of now. This is how I am writing this statement at this moment. I move from Fayez (what I use) to Faeiz (what it is in my papers) and vice versa to enter you to a world that does not exist. It is just created to challenge the other one. This duality leads to failure. It is an autistic feeling of being an artist.