Masood Kamandy (b. 1981 in Colorado) is a Los Angeles based artist. Masood received his MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (2012) and his BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2004). He was invited to participate in DOCUMENTA(13) in both Kassel, Germany and Kabul, Afghanistan (Summer 2012). Kamandy helped found the first photography department at Kabul University (2002–05). He has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and The Netherlands and shown in group exhibitions at the UCLA New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles, 2012), The Torrance Art Museum (2012) and Control Room (Los Angeles, 2011). Kamandy was included in the American Photography Annual (2010, 2008), is an Art Director’s Club “Young Gun” (2006) and has received commissions from The New York Times Magazine. Kamandy also works as an arts educator in both Los Angeles and Kabul, Afghanistan. Kamandy's artworks are in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the US State Department's Office of Art in Embassies.
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