Mana Saei is an Iranian-Canadian New Media Artist based in Vancouver and board chair in an artist-run non-profit. She graduated from Emily Carr University with a bachelor of Media Arts, and received her XR Development certificate from University of British Columbia. Mana’s practice includes creating interactive audiovisual installations about global issues. Since 2017 she has created installations such as Iran (AR installation about the liberation movement in Iran), Father (interactive light installation about mental health after loss), Fall (VR video installation with binaural sound about climate change), The Room (RT3D about the concept of loss), Forest (sonic painting about wildlife), and Solitude (interactive audiovisual installation about the age of Covid). Her award winning project, The Lockdown, is an interactive audiovisual installation in a 3D virtual exhibition about the lockdown days in Iran and Canada. Mana has collaborated in other award winning projects such as Wild Empathy (exhibited at Science World), Dami and Falian VR animation video (premiered at VIFF Immersed 2019), and Unceded Chiefs VR project (premiered at VIWFF 2020). She compose music and created music tracks for F-O-R-M Festival 2022.