Pantea Lachin was born in Tehran, lives and works in Berlin and Tehran.
Her work and experimental approach can be characterized by its focus on perception –
exploring the potential of communication methods through moving images and sound.
Her concepts also centre around enabling perceptual shifts through ‘dissonant’ approaches.
Besides she also constantly questions: First the possibility of autonomy in art itself,
second the role of the audience in the artistic fields.


Education
2016 – 2017  Further Education in the Field of Aesthetic-Cultural Education Strategy, University of Erfurt
2012 – 2014  Doctoral Candidate at Oxford Brookes University,
                    Researching the Subject of Social Sculpture by Joseph Beuys (voluntary termination)
2001 – 2004  MA* in Visual Communication, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover
1997 – 2001  MA* in Interior Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover
2000             Studies of Product Design at the Brunel University in West-London
1995 – 1998  Apprenticeship as an Architectural Draftswoman in Hanover


Residencies, Scholarships, Awards
2018  Artist in Residence, VA Space for Contemporary Art in Isfahan
2017  Working Scholarship, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Künstlerinnenprogramm)
2017  Winner of the SEA(S) ART Award 2017
2017  Scholarship Holder, docu-class of docx!, Duisburg
2017  Artist in Residence, Ionion Center for Arts and Cultures, Kefalonia
2015  Film Funding, Losito.Kressmann-Zschach Foundation
2012  Workshop Funding, Goethe Institute Tehran
2010  Project Funding, Goethe Institute Tehran
2009  Project Funding, ifa - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations
2007  Artist Scholarship, DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
2006  Art.award 06, finalist, art.fair Cologne
2004  Silver Award, Category Future, DDC


Exhibitions (selection)
2018  Auditive Image, 48 Std Neukölln at KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
2018  Postcardese, Zangene Art Gallery, Hamedan
2017  Assembly Line, Tarahane Azad Gallery, Tehran (Solo)
2017  SEA(S) ART, Ionion Center for Arts and Cultures, Kefalonia
2017  Auditive Shade, Art Festival, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
2017  Postcardese, Aknoon Art Gallery, Isfahan
2016  Auditive White, Outside Pluto, Berlin (Solo)
2016  Re...Collection, 48 Stunden Neukölln at High-Res!, Berlin
2016  Foreign Affairs, Citizen Art Days, Berlin
2015  I Cant Read, G A S Station, Berlin
2015  Deine Bilder, Outside Pluto, Berlin (Solo)
2015  Video Snack, Regina Rex, NYC
2014  Winter Video Art, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
2013  Open Sesame, Cooperation with J. Gaussi, apexarts NYC
2012  Forum Agenda 12, Social Sculpture Process, Free Museum Berlin
2012  Earth Forum, Diaspora > Paradiso, 48h Neukölln, Gallery Art-Uhr, Berlin
2011  Typography in Contemporary Art, Museum of the Printing Arts, Leipzig
2009  Khat Keshi, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2008  Urban Jealousy, 1st Tehran Biennial, Istanbul
2008  Type Through Our Dimension, Tarahane Azad Gallery, Tehran
2008  eMOTION, G A S Station, Berlin
2007  kodama, performance in Brooklyn, WineSpot, NYC
2006  art.fair, International Fair for 21st Century Art, Cologne
2005  Typosonic, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ingolstadt
2004  Typography in Space, Filesharing Art Space, Berlin (Solo)


Projects (selection)
2018  Part of the Assembly Kunstblock and beyond, Berlin
2015 – 2018  Outside Pluto, a non-profit, independent project/art space in Neukölln, Berlin
2012 – 2014  Forum Agenda, developed an artistic practice within transformative processes, free museum, Berlin
2012 – 2013  Blackboards research, visualization of transformative, artistic processes, Berlin


Film-/Videography (selection)
Die Wir  Script, Sound, Cinematography, Director, GER 2018, 30 min, Documentary
Breeze  Script, Sound, Cinematography, Director, GER 2017, 2-Channel, 39 min, Experimental-Video
Ben Berlin  Script, Sound, Cinematography, Director, GER 2015, 90 min, Documentary (co-directed with S.Swobodnik)
Roots  Script Sound, Cinematography, Director, GER 2007/2008, 50 min, Documentary
Foreign Affairs  German Refuge-Stories, Work-in-Progress, HD-Video, 2015 – ongoing
Re...Collection  HD-Video, 2015/2016, loop
The Right Track  HD-Video, 2015, 1′ 50″
Enchanted Forest  HD-Video, 2014, 1′ 5″
The Red Series I-III  HD-Video, 2013: Illusion 5′ 50″; Aura 1′ 40″; Assimilation 3′ 30″

Festivals
2018 – 2016   48 Stunden Neukölln Art Festival, Berlin
2016  Citizen Art Days, Art Festival, Berlin
2016  Achtung Berlin, New Berlin Film Award
2015  Hof International Film Festival


Lectures, Workshops, Talks (selection)
2018/01  Talk on Creating Alternative Methods Toward Artist Autonomy, Aknoon Art Gallery, Isfahan
2017/11  Lecture on Artistic Educational Strategies at the University of Erfurt
2017/10  Workshop, doku.klasse 2017 at doxs! in Duisburg
2017/09  Workshop, Training for Educators at Thuringian Association of School Development Instutition, Jena
2017/07  Workshop, Literature Festival, LIT:potsdam 2017 in Potsdam
2012/05  Workshop, Type in Motion at Studio Tehran (with Farhad Fozouni)
2012       Seminar, Future-Oriented Reading, Hanover University
2011       Lecture, Motion as a Communication-Tool, HanoverUniversity
2011/05  Talk, Typotage, Museum of the Printing Arts, Leipzig
2011/04  Workshop on Type in Motion at HGB – Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
2010/10  Workshop on Kinetic Typography at Vije – School of Visual Communications in Tehran (with Farhad Fozouni)
2009/05  Talk on Type in SPACE at TYPO2009, Berlin
2009/05  Talk on Experimental Typography at designtransfer, Berlin
2008/05  Lecture on Design and New Media at the Alzahra University, Tehran
2007       Seminar on Kinetic Typography, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover
2007       Lecture on Digital TypeDesign, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover
2006/10  Lecture on Design and Interactive Media at the Islamic Azad University of Fasa, Shiraz


Press (selection)
2016  ZITTY, Berlin City Magazine, Best of 48 Stunden Neukölln p76
2016  tip, Berlin Local Magazine, Kino & Film in Berlin p32
2016  INDIEKINO BERLIN, Cinema Magazine p17 LINK

2013  Enlivenment, Published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation p63 LINK

2013  FICTIONAL MEMOIRS, Book p61 LINK

2011  Garteh, Iranian Analytical-Research Magazine, Report (Persian, English) LINK

2010  Garteh, Interview (Persian) LINK

2009  Page, Design Magazine p55
2008  Tandis, Iranian Magazine
2008  Mashgh-e Aftab, Iranian Magazine
2008  Von der Anstrengung weniger lesbar zu sein, Book p 14–16
2007  WareGrafik, Book
2007  die gesellschafter, Newspaper p15
2006  INSTANT special, Magazine p10–11
2005  Gute Gestaltung, DDC Book p224–225
2005  Page, Graphic Magazine p22
2004  Novum, Design Magazine p52


Workshop Participations (selection)
2016/04  Training, Code your Life, Programming with Children, Berlin
2013/05  Heart of Recognition, Kashmir Shaivism Study, Dr. Bettina Bäumer in Bir, India
2013/04  5-Days Silence Meditation Retreat with Venerable Aggacitta in Bir, India
2013/04  Teaching on Bodhicaryavatara with Dzongsar Khyentse Riponche in Bir, India
2013/04  Writing Workshop, Writing With Meaning with Janet Thomas in Bir, India
2013/04  Retreat on 7 Points of Mind Training with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in Bir, India
2013/03  2-Days Retreat on Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation in Bir, India
2013/01  10-Days Retreat on Vipassana Meditation in Triebel
2012/11  Enlivenment, Workshop at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin
2012/03  Arduino Workshop, Kinetic & Interactivity in Contemporary Arts, with Wolfgang Spahn at bbk Artists Association, Berlin
2012/02  Earth Forum with Shelly Sacks at Citizen Art Days at Freies Museum in Berlin
2011/11  iPhone/iPad Workshop, Apps in Contemporary Arts with Ivo Wessel at bbk in Berlin
2011/07  Plaster Workshop with Heike Koller at bbk, Berlin
2011/06  Modell Autodidakt, Berliner Gazette at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin
2005/05  Me, myself & you, Illustration Workshop with Bernard Stein in Berlin
2004/06  Mental Utilities, Design Workshop with Werner Aisslinger, HfG Karlsruhe
2003/05  Let It Fly, Design Workshop with Alfredo Haeberli at Manufaktur in Berlin

*According to World Education Services, a German Diplom is equivalent to having earned both U.S. bachelor's and master's degrees.