Erfan Abdi
Artist, Designer, Performer (1983, Tehran)


M.Mus. ArtScience (interfaculty) Royal Conservatoire the Hague, 2009-2011
B.A. in Graphic design, Tehran University, College of Fine Arts, 2001-2007
Highschool Diploma in Mathematics, Haddad Adel, Tehran, 1995-2000

Working experience:

- Content developer for language education at NFLC, 2012 - 2016
- Working at Studio Edwin Van De Heide since 2011
- Teaching "Introduction to Programming" at Interfaculty Artscience 2010
- Teaching Graphic design at MFT 2007
- Composing Electronic Music since 2004
- Working at Reza Abedini Studio 2004
- video production since 2003
- Freelance Graphic designer since 2003


- Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2012
- STRP Festival Talent Pit Award
- selected by the director of the Royal Conservatoire for HSP Huygens 2010-2011
- Re/Act International Student Festival for Digital Media Art Heidelberg, 2008



- Valkhof festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- Iranian society of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Vis and Ramin, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia 
- Limited Access Festival #6, Aaran Projects, Tehran, Iran


- November Music, Het Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 4-9 Nov
- ArtScience 25th anniversary, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27 Jun


- No Patent Pending #11, Steim, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4 Dec
- Hoogtij, Refunc, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 28 Nov
- Oorsprong Curatorial Series, Het Poortgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17 Nov
- the "show" case, Quartair, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 24 Oct
- Vibroplasm, Blikopener Summer#4, Delft, The Netherlands, 18 August
- Notesaaz Duo, iii, Logos foundation, Gent, Belgium, 11 June
- Concert of Bodies, STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15 March
- Presentation and performance in KAF, an artist run project space, Tehran, Iran, 7, March
- Chain Reaction, A workshop on the meeting points of art, science and technology, Inverse School for digital media, Tehran, Iran, 25 Feb to 5 March

- Todaysart Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 27-28 Sep
- Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 6-9 Sep
- NIME'13 conference, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, 27-30 June
- No Patent Pending #3 at Het Nutshuis, The Hague, 8 March
- No Patent Pending #2, four-day residency at Steim, Amsterdam, The Neterlands, 6-10 Feb

- Wonderwerp homage to Vertex, Studio Loos, The Hague, November
- Radial: Notesaaz in Sphaerae>, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam
- Polar, in collaboration with Nenad Popov, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam
- Performing at Y.3 workshop, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

- STRP Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Fiber Festival features#1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- E-Pulse Festival Breda, The Netherlands
- Patterns+Pleasure festival by STEIM, Theatre Frascati, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Zeebelt theatre Eerste Pluk, The Hague, The Netherlands
- The Cabinet Of Curiosities -group exhibition, various galleries, Den Haag, The Netherlands

- 101: oil and its aftermath group exhibition in Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- 22nd Festival Les Instants Vidéo Marseille, France

- Urban Jealousy 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, Berlin,Germany
- SoundLAB VI sound pool
- Garden of Delights YEOSU INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL Beijing ,China
- 10th Tajrobeh Theater Festival Tehran, Iran
- re/act International Student Festival for Digital Media Art Heidelberg, Germany

- DID video Screening Centre Socioculturel Madeleine Rebérioux- Créteil , November France
- Image of the Year Tasvir magazine, Oct 2007, Iranian Artists Forum
- 3 Etudes for Visual Music  : Degree Show for BA in Graphic Design - June 2007 Tehran University, Faculty of Fine Arts
- 9th Tehran International Poster biennial, Tehran, Saba Cultural Center, June-July 2007 Tehran
- Limited Access, Sound installation March 2007, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran.

- How to communicate humanitarian action September 29 - October 30; Museum of Resistance, Turino, Italy


- iii (Instrument Inventors Initiative), co-founding member
- Echo Moire, with Matteo Marangoni, Museumnacht - Stroom Den Haag
- Echo Moire, with Matteo Marangoni, 3rd international Beinnale for Contemporary Music - Koper, Sovenia
- Echo Moire, with Matteo Marangon, wonderwerp#28, Studio Loos, Den Haag

- Unheard interactive sound installation, Spatial Interaction Lab, ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatory, in Corossia! Almere, The Netherlands


- AMBER co-founding member of the network, Istanbul, Turkey
- sound track for "One Stupid Idea", animation by Elham Doost Haghighi

Mentioned in:

- Alien Air Music by Pat Murphy, played Euphoria in their playlist on Sunday 13th of November 2015
- Neural Magazine, a magazine on digital culture published a review on Vibroplasm written by Matteo Marangoni  in their printed issue in September 2015
- Together with Nanda Milbreta, Leon Spek and Matthijs Munnik, I was featured in a documentary titled  “Sound and Vision”. The nearly hour long film is made by Jaap va Eyck for the occasion of25th anniversary of ArtScience, and was broadcasted on NTR Podium program on NPO 2 Dutch public television.
- New Graphic Magazine published in Nanjing, China published an interview with my regarding my graphic design practice on their 19th issue in 2010.