Demystifying Shiraz-Persepolis
The Courtauld Institute of Art

London | 16 November 2020

Militating Through the Conjured Archive
Charsoo Art and Culture Centre
Tehran | 10 August 2020 / 17 August 2020

Of Cultural Memory from Iran
Lahore Literary Festival online (Facebook live)

London/Lahore | 19 July 2020
in conversation with Naazish Ataullah, artist and former Principal, National College of Arts, Lahore.

The Conjured Archive of a Haunted Space
Centre for Advanced Practice, Goldsmiths University of London

London | 1 June 2020

AOTFD: Exhibition-Making
Exhibition Studies, Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London
London | 15 January 2020

The Shifting Sands of Utopias: Global Emancipations and High Modernist Ambitions
Moderna Galerija MG+ (Museum of Modern Art)
Ljubljana | 28 May 2019
International Conference – ‘The Non-Aligned Contemporaneity?”
A conference on the non-alignment movement; speakers: Fernanda Carvajal, Dóra Hegyi & Eszter Szakács, Tvrtko Jakovina, Joy Mboya, Vali Mahlouji, Vera Mey, Igor Štiks

Glossary of Common Knowledge
Moderna Galerija +MSUM (Museum of Modern Art Metelkova)
Ljubljana | 29 and 30 May 2019
Seminar – “Glossary of Common Knowledge” – Geopolitics II
Contributors to the Glossary of Common Knowledge: Bojana Piškur, Jesus Carrillo, Sanja Kuveljic Bandic, Zdenka Badovinac, Maria de los Angeles Berrios, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Anja Chuong-Dai Vo, Jennifer Hayashida, Ida Hiršenfelder, Vladan Joler, Vaii Mahlouji, Miran Mohar, Meriç Öner, Sara Buraya, Isabel Schneider, Jonas Staal, Kuba Szreder, Steven ten Thije

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-1977)
MaerzMusik-Festival für Zeitfragen 2019, Berliner Festspiele

Berlin | 24 March 2019
Lecture as part of Tele-Visions: A Critical Media History of New Music on TV 1950s – 1990s. Curated by Berno Odo Polzer.

Persepolis – Iannis Xenakis (1969) (a concert)
MaerzMusik-Festival für Zeitfragen 2019, Berliner Festspiele Betonhalle

Berlin | 22 March – 31 March 2019
Curated by Berno Odo Polzer, sound direction by Daniel Tiege

Archaeologies of Aspirations and Traumas
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow | 8 March 2019

A Utopian Stage: Navigating Terrains of Postcolonial Solidarity
Asia Culture Centre
Gwangju | 13-15 December 2018
Conference: ‘Tense Switching: Non-aligned movement, the third worldism and Asian Art’ curated by Kim Sungwon, Kim Seong Hee and Seo Dong. Sesson 2 moderated by Dongjin Seo. Speakers: Philippe Pirotte, Bojana Piskur, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Vali Mahlouji, Jochen Becker, Iola Lenzi.

From Object to Feeling: Archives of Aspirations and Traumas
Para Site’s 2018 International Conference: “What to let go?”
Hong Kong | 24 November 2018
With talks by: Pio Abad, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Riksa Afiaty, Naman Ahuja, Mélanie Bouteloup, Lía Colombino, Éric de Chassey, Natasha Ginwala, Xiaoxuan Lu, Vali Mahlouji, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Marian Pastor Roces, Tina Pang, Pablo José Ramírez, Jalal Toufic, Bo Wang, and Vivian Ziherl. Moderated by: Özge Ersoy and Yeewan Koon. Conceived by: Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero

Post-Representational Curating: Militating History, Archaeology of the Final Decade
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham | 7 June 2018

Tate Patrons Tour: A Utopian Stage
Dhaka Art Summit ’18
Dhaka | 2 February 2018

Archaeology of the Final Decade: Militating through the Archive
The Polygon Gallery
Vancouver | 28 November 2017

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructure? 
The Mosaic Rooms
London | 20 July  2017
In conversation with Professor Irit Rogoff

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructure?
Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University
California  | 30 May 2017

The Super-Modernism of the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis
Iran and Modern Art, Goethe-Institut, Kulturforum
Berlin | 11 March 2017

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2)
Curating and Mediating Art, Aalto University
Helsinki  | 13 December 2016

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructures?
Curatorial Knowledge, Goldsmiths, University of London
London | 21 October 2016
In conversation with Professor Irit Rogoff and Dr. Stefan Nowotny

Challenging the Archive: Archaeology of the Final Decade (Chapters 1 & 2): Substance Infrastructure?
Bergen Assembly, Biennial Foundation
Bergen | 29 September 2016
in conversation with Professor Irit Rogoffv

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
City & Guilds School of Art
London | 13 April 2016

Archaeology of the Final Decade
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Singapore | 28 June 2016

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Paris | 5 November 2015
Symposium: Écrits et paroles d’artistes d’Afrique du Nord, du Moyen-Orient et de l’Europe de l’Est dans la Guerre froide (1947-1989). Organised by Catherine Fraixe and Monia Abdallah. With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. List of participants: (Day 1) Magda Predescu, Yang Wang, Fanny Gillet, Clare Davies, Nadia Yaqub, Alia Nakhli, Morad Montazami, Latifa Toujani, Monia Abdallah. (Day 2) Perin Emel Yavuz, Mohieddine Hadhri, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, Vali Mahlouji, Maud Houssais, Magda Predescu.

An Archaeological Guide to the Deployment of an Archive
French Institute
London | 22 October 2015
Conference: The Image As Witness: the first biennale of photography from the Arab world in Paris. Organised by Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA), as part of the NOUR Festival. Participants: Gabriel Bauret (Biennale Curator), Karin Adrian Von Roques (Curator), Vali Mahlouji (Curator).

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis
Whitechapel Gallery

London | 2 October 2015

A Utopian Stage
Goldsmiths University of London
London | 29 September 2015
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Anna Furse, Ola Johansson, Elvira Dyangani-Ose; Chaired by Nicole Wolf

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis – Tour
Whitechapel Gallery
London | 24 September 2015
Exhibition curator Vali Mahlouji and Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator Archive Gallery, introduce the show, exploring the pioneering Festival through the rare archival material on display

A Utopian Stage
Whitechapel Gallery
London | 28 May 2015
Vali Mahlouji in conversation with Professor Richard Gough, Artistic Director of the Centre for Performance Research, Falmouth University and editor of Performance research journal. This event was the first in a series of talks prompted by the Archive Gallery exhibition, The Utopian Stage of Shiraz-Persepolis.

Retracing a Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz–Persepolis
Iran Heritage Foundation, Asia House
London | 6 May 2015

Retracing a Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis

Tehran | March 2015

The Shiraz Arts Festival, 1967–77: When Iran Hosted the International Avant-Garde
Yale University
New Haven | 6 March 2014

Shiraz Arts Festival: The Legacy for a New Generation
IranModern Conference, Asia Society
New York | 5 October 2013

Symposium – Iran: New Voices
Barbican Centre
London | 29 November 2008
A one-day event as part of Iran: New Voices convened by Vali Mahlouji, examining contemporary Iranian theatre. Morning session presented by Professor William Beeman, Professor Peter Chelkowski and Mohammad Bagher Ghaffari, chaired by Professor Sophie Nield. Afternoon session chaired by Vali Mahlouji, with Arby Ovanessian, Iraj Anvar, Susan Taslimi and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Evening session chaired by Jon Snow, with Attila Pessyani, Amir Reza Koohestani, Homayoun Ghanizadeh and Professor Joseph Kelleher.