Iranian-born artist and curator Alysse Stepanian currently lives in Southern California. Her videos, installations, paintings, photographs, web art, performances and curations have been presented in over 200 shows in 40 countries. Stepanian is the creator and curator of Manipulated Image video screenings and events, and Urban Ranch Project on Facebook. Screenings of her own videos include: The Museum of Actual Art, Mexico City; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; Arad Art Museum, Romania; Anthology Film Archives, New York City; Vasteras Konstmuseum, Sweden; 4th Gaza International Festival For Video Art; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. Beijing’s City Weekend Magazine listed “Don’t be afraid, be ready,” her 2006 collaborative installation in China, as number one of the top 5 exhibits.