Aria co-ran the project space Circa106
between 2020-2022 and co-initiated the platform Future Archives
as part of the Zefak collective in August 2020.
Farajnezhad is a former fellow at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program (Beirut, Lebanon) between 2018-2019 and a former participant in the Spring Curatorial Program 2022: Art Geographies (Vienna, Austria). Aria is a former participant of the BICAR summer school 2023 (Beirut, Lebanon) and is currently a fellow at WHW Akademija 2023. (Zagreb, Croatia)
Aria holds a Diploma from the faculty of fine arts at the University of Arts Bremen where he completed the Meisterschüler*innen program in July 2022. His previous two works include Toppled from the Horizontal Axis, Gerhard Marcks Haus (Bremen, Germany), and Listening to the Rainbirds, BLG Forum (Bremen, Germany) both lengthy research-based sound/video installations deploying essayistic writing, editing, and poetry, and drawing to unfold over various mediums spanning from publication to film, and sculptures.
Since January 2023 Farajnezhad’s inquiry around the destabilizing preservation/ destruction dichotomy of the former state central bank building in Bremen found a leg in scrutinizing further the politics of over/ non/ under-representation imbued in public space constructions, the discourse around