Masoumeh Jalalieh

is a Tehran-based professional artist working both in performative arts, such as physical theater (mime), and contemporary dance and visual arts such as graphic design and illustration.

Brought up between lines, colors, and canvases of both her father and older brother, she was exposed to art from a very early age.

She likes to research interdisciplinary codes in images, sounds, and movement. ‘The body is a complicated collection of all elements of nature, such as time, space, ambiance, speed, density, temperature, transition, concentration… I observe, explore and study these elements through the body and movement. This way, I communicate my imagination using the most ultimate language human beings have at their disposal.’ Masoumeh is undoubtedly interwoven with the society, culture, and ritual carpet of her homeland. ‘I carry myself, my family, my ancestors, and history with me, and thus communicate myself, my country, and its people through my artistic statements.’ 

Masoumeh had studied Graphic design and parallelly educated herself on theater specifically Mime and contemporary dance. As a contemporary artist, she believes in the conversation of different arts, crafts, and sciences.

She is one of the founders of Carpet of Time – an association for the promotion of contemporary performance, dance, film, and art forms, based in Vienna.