Mohammadreza Mirzaei is a doctoral candidate in the history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mirzaei’s research focuses on postwar Iranian art, with special attention to the practice of Bahman Mohassess and relationships between the Iranian and Italian art scenes. Mirzaei’s essays and reviews have appeared in journals including Herfeh: Honarmand, Kaarnamaa, and Tandis. He co-organized the colloquium “The Postwar Italian Art Scene in a Global Perspective” at UC Santa Barbara in 2020 and was co-editor of issue 51 of Herfeh: Honarmand in 2014, dedicated to Italian photography. He is also the translator of Stefano Benni’s Grammatica di Dio, from Italian into Persian (Herfeh: Honarmand Publications, 2012).