Ali Ettehad Ali Ettehad was born in 1983, Sari, Iran. He studied cinema in Tehran Art University; and ancient Persian language in Tehran University and Neyshabour foundation. After that he continued researching in this field and Persian mysticism. His works contain of two different parts. The main part is the part which he named “confidence”* series; has begun since 2007 and hasn’t finished yet. This series consists of many different works and sub-series and different mediums such as video-animation, environmental work, video art, installation, performance, digital images and etc. The second part consists of the works which are like his diary and sometimes his reaction to socio-political conditions. He obliged himself to use the vocabulary of Persian mysticism in his “confidence” series; but the other works don’t obey this rule. During the past seven years he has worked with many different Iranian Art magazines. He has considerable numbers of critiques and essays about Art in Iran and outside, published in different art magazines. *) “Confidence” is a term that explains relationship between mystic followers and their mentor. The person out of their circle is not aware of their manner and when he becomes aware he must keep the secret. “Confidence” series is rooted in ancient Mithraistic traditions and its regeneration in Islamic Persian sophism. This series has begun its work with referrals to ancient script; and slowly went towards auto-referent stories.