Milad began his academic journey in sociology at an “underground” and “illegal” university called BIHE, aimed at those deprived of higher education. Later, as an artist, he obtained his B.F.A in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University where he explored the notions of oppression, compassion, and what it means to be a human being. During his M.F.A in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at Bauhaus Universität Weimar, he began to teach courses with the title “Mind, Body and Everything in Between: An Introduction to Mindfulness in Arts.” In his socially engaged public art works, he explores the experience of what it means to be a self, not only on the level of personality and psychosocial identity, but also the self as the first-person experience. He is eager to invite and engage human beings to contemplate what it means to be a self. In his recent artwork called “reselfing,” he explores this experience in an audio walk he created for the public in Weimar. If you catch him in the early mornings, you will find him in deep silence, waiting for a poem to land in his heart so he can plant it with ink in his notebook.

Milad shares some of his works at

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