Join Dr. Talinn Grigor as she explores the visual culture of the Qajar and Pahlavi eras. By examining the role historicity played in contemporary Iranian aesthetics and art practices, Dr. Talinn Grigor will open your eyes to a narrative filled with historical truth and myth, shaped by the diverse Iranian diasporas around the globe. Experience both the truths and untruths through the rich and diverse stories of Iranian identity.
Talinn Grigor is a professor of contemporary art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of California, Davis. Her research concentrates on the cross-pollination of art, architecture, and (post)colonial theory, focused on Iran and Parsi India. She received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005. Her books include Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (2009) and Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio (2014). Her articles have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Getty Journal, Third Text, Future Anterior, and Iranian Studies, among others. Past grants consist of fellowships at the National Gallery of Art, Getty Research Institute, Social Science Research Council, Cornell University’s Mellon Postdoc, and as Aga Khan student at MIT. She has received awards form Opler, Whiting, Norman, Roshan and Soudavar foundations. Her next book examines the impact of Europe’s art historiography on the global spread of the Persian Revival.