Who is Jafar Hejazi?

Jafar Hejazi was born in 1992, Bojnord, Iran. In 2008 he started to learn about art (theater) in his hometown. In 2010, he moved to Mashhad for studying a bachelor of Mechanical engineering at IAUM, where his research focused on performance art and the ways that it overlaps with site-specific theater. He started to work as an independent artist in 2012 with ‘Scream & Alef’ a Site-Specific piece affected by the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests. In 2014 he made a piece named to ‘2nd Law-Entropy’ as an interdisciplinary artist, who studies mechanics but works on art pieces. He started working with the internet as a new media in his work: ‘Hair Cutting Ceremony of Jafar’.

2nd performance of an idea
Hair cutting ceremony of Jafar

Then, he started an M.F.A in Theater(Directing) at Tehran University of Art in 2016. During that time, he started to discover more about Digital Arts, Contemporary Dance, Social Practice. Hence, he started working on the ‘Invisible’ which was an artistic project, in 2018, he extended that project under the name of ‘Invisible or As You Like It or The Data Station or What?’.