Shahram Karimi is a painter and film production designer. He has extensive experience working within the film production department on a film crew for 15 years. He approaches the production design as a trained painter, treating the film as a canvas; as he says "I simply paint it".

He has worked from a very early conceptual process collaborating with Iranian artists and film makers; Shirin Neshat and Shoji Azari on many film projects. Their film "Women Without Men" won the 2009 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion for best directing. 

Shahram worked closely with director Richard Reyman on the beautiful film "Desert Dancer". The film is currently showing in more than 120 cinemas in the USA. 

It is hard to predict what turn Karimi's artistic career would take next, but what remains absolutely clear is that he would continue to surprise us with his nomadic yet consistently powerful imagination. For the moment we are left to believe that this artist's motive is not to build many careers; but to live every second of his life as passionately and creatively as possible. 

 

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