Jean de Sagazan is Pejman Foundation: Kandovan's current artist-in-residence. De Sagazan studied at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris). After graduating in 2013, he participated in several residency programs in France including Où, Marseille (2016); Astérides, Marseille (2015) and Plessix-Madeuc, Dinan (2014). His work was shown in Où, Marseille (2016); MiM gallery, Los Angeles (2015); la Friche la Belle-de-Mai, Marseille (2015); Salon de Montrouge (2015), Maison des Orphelins, Dole (organised with the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole - 2014).

Jean started his practice with oil painting and a huge interest in cinematic framing. In recent years, movements have disappeared from his paintings like pictures taken from noir films. Avoiding conscioulsly to depict the place where the movement had happened in the first place, artist's position becomes more and more contemplative. In his new series, "Danse Macabre" which approches the vanitas theme, movement is reintroduced.

During De Sagazan's visit, an open-studio event was set up at Kandovan. De Sagazan's visit to Iran was made possible with generous support from the French Embassy.