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Media Farzin is a New York-based critic and art historian, and PhD candidate at the City University of New York. Her research looks at language-based art in the 1970s in relation to performance. She received her BFA in Painting from Tehran University, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University. She was curator, with Laleh Khorramian, of Turning Points (Neiman Gallery, 2004), and with Jon Hendricks and Marianne Bech, of Fluxus Scores and Instructions (Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, 2008). An ongoing art project with artist Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, on cultural diplomacy and its modernist artifacts, was shown at the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). She is the author of monographic essays on Anton Vidokle, Pouran Jinchi, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfamaian and Kamrooz Aram. She was a contributor to TehranAvenue.com in 2003-04, and has more recently written for Bidoun, Canvas, Afterimage and Art-Agenda online. She is a lecturer at the City College of New York, and instructor at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.