Neda Moridpour (she/they) is a Kurdish-Iranian artist, educator, cultural organizer, and co-founder of two artist-activist collaboratives, LOUDER THAN WORDS and [P]Art Collective. Their work as an artist is dedicated to examining cycles of violence that lead to displacement, discrimination, and social and racial inequity. By employing participatory research methodologies and crafting socially engaged projects, they traverse various disciplines and boundaries to nurture mutual acts of care and community building. Their teaching, organizing, and artistic practice overlap to establish a dialogical space that enables the visualization of possibilities for social change through developing visual and performance-based interventions, lens-based practices, and bold public discussions that can transform the seemingly quotidian and mundane.
[P]Art Collective’s short animation, LA DOLCE VITA, has been screened as an official selection at international film festivals such as the Buffalo International Film Festival and the Burbank International Film Festival in 2020. LOUDER THAN WORDS received the 2014 Women’s Caucus for Art International Honor Roll award and a certificate of recognition from the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Their work has been exhibited in the U.S., Iran, and China and is in the collection of the L.A. County Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, JUSTSEEDS, Printed Matter, the Palestine Poster Project, Art Against Apartheid, and The Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
Moridpour is a Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University and has been awarded multiple academic fellowships and awards such as the Social Emotional Learning for Equity and Civic Teaching (SELECT) and the Tisch Faculty Fellowship at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University as well as the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship and participation in the Academic Leadership Development Program (ALP) at the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Tufts University. Additionally They were awarded the MacJannet Residency Program by the Office of the Provost at Tufts University in 2023 in support of their current research.
Masters of Fine Arts. Otis College of Art and Design. Public Practice Program. Los Angeles. California. United States. 2010-2012.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering. Azad University. Tehran. Iran. 2000-2004.