Parsa Kamehkhosh

Parsa Kamehkhosh (b.1985, Tehran) is a designer, visual, and performance artist, currently based in Helsinki. His practice explores the matter of “being in the world” in the context of the interaction between daily life and the experience of life on the existential level. His work often employs objects and materials that manifest contemporary human everyday aesthetics and various religious narratives that define the position of humans in relation to the universe and beyond. His works maneuver on the borders of the inner and external world, natural and supernatural, seen and the unseen.

Kamehkhosh Holds a master’s degree in Visual Culture, Curating, and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University.

The lifelong project of “today might be the last day”, commenced on the 3rd of October 2018 with the aim of strengthening my daily awareness of death until the day it actually occurs to me. In this series, the idea is to record a short video per day and until the last day of my life. In each video, I shoot trees and announce the number of days I have lived by that day.

For me, trees are at the junction of daily life and being beyond the mundane. Although they have strong roots in the earth, they constantly reach for the sky throughout their life span. During the 90 days of residency, I will seize the opportunity of being in the presence of the trees of ​​the island to meet, map and archive one tree per day.

Parsa Kamehkhosh’s residency is part of the HIAP Residency Programme for Finnish and Finland-based artists and art professionals.