ashorii

New Media Artist, Based in Toronto, Canada.
Co-Founder of Derooted

Ashorii, nom de guerre of this Iranian-Canadian artist, is a visionary at the intersection of art and technology. With a relentless curiosity, he fearlessly ventures into uncharted territories, exploring the frontiers of AI, deep learning, probabilistic ML, generative models, multi-modal SSL, visual understanding, geometry, and audio synthesis.

Through his captivating experiments and creative endeavours, Ashorii pushes the boundaries of what's possible, crafting immersive experiences that defy conventions and challenge the status quo. From the depths of code and data, he weaves together a tapestry of innovation, where art and science intertwine to shape a future that transcends imagination. Prepare to embark on a journey into Ashorii's captivating universe, where the fusion of technology and artistic expression creates new dimensions of wonder and inspiration.

Selected Works/Exhibitions

2023, Fragmented, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
2019, Hermès Invites You To: Unlock Your Dreams, Edgewater Events Space, Vancouver, Canada
2018, Con(Des)struction, Stantec Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017, Hermès Invites You: Into the Canadian Wild, Hermès, Brickworks, Toronto, Canada
2017, Disney Pirates of the Caribbean, Toronto, Canada
2016, Mystical Landscapes, AGO, Toronto, Canada
2016, Clark’s Art Crawl, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada
2016, Faces of Pride, Toronto, Canada
2015, Art Gallery of Ontario, Massive 10: Hotbed, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada 
2015, BMW exhibit, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
2015, Absolute Vodka Maker Fest, Toronto, Canada
2014, Korhani Home exhibit, IDS, Toronto, Canada

Selected Collaborations

2021, NIKE x DRAKE, Toronto, Canada
2014, NAVI performance, NXNE, Toronto, Canada
2014, Guerilla Nuit ft. Nelly Furtado, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
2011, Nike Reel House ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Selected Production/Commercial –
2021, Black Mark, Documentary Series, Virtual Production Design, Los Angels, USA

Selected Live Performances

2023, Shadow Nacht, Toronto, Canada
2023, Carnival of Algorithmic Culture, Toronto, Canada
2019, Komite 05, Toronto, Canada
2009, Init Festival, Toronto, Canada
2009, Superstein Launch Event, Coup Digital at The King Edward, Toronto, Canada
2008, Beats, Breaks Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2007, nachtmusik 0802, Toronto, Canada
2006, Live at Redbull Electronic Freestyle at Enghelab Stadium, Tehran, Iran
2009, Tirgan Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2008, Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2007, Pride, Toronto, Canada
2006, Pride, Toronto, Canada
2005, Pride, Toronto, Canada
2004, Ashorii Live at Subterráneo, Santiago, Chile
2004, Ashorii Live Performance, Reñaca – Chile
2004, Ashorii Live at Bacardi Beach Stage, Reñaca – Chile
2004, Ashorii Live Performance, Pucón – Chile
2004, Gay Pride, Babylon, Toronto, Canada
2003, Element, Toronto, Canada

Selected Talks and Workshops

2018, COMMS WEEK, Artscape Sandbox, Toronto, Canada
2018, Artist Talk, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA

Notable Organizations & affiliations

2012-2017, Strategist, Loving Arms Charitable Organization
2010-2012, Strategist, Board Member, ARTbound Foundation
2009-2011, Campaign Strategist, UNHCR 
2008, Music Director, Tirgan Festival