Pooya Abbasian is a Paris-based artist and director born in Iran. Originally focusing on visual arts, his work was exhibited in various galleries and festivals in Tehran and around the world, casting an ironic eye on the patterns of self-exoticism among artists from the Middle East. Today, he embraces a wide range of media and practices. As a director and film editor, he collaborated closely with director Jafar Panahi, directed videos for La Cinémathèque française, La Fondation Louis Vuitton, Le Centre Pompidou, and bands like Birdpen and Abby. He recently published two children books, as author and illustrator: ‘Un arbre pour ami’ and ‘Mes amis monstres.’ Pooya is currently working on a very personal project combining photography and drawing.