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EDUCATION

2013

Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2014

Major in French as a Second Language , Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2005

BFA, Graphic Design, Soureh University, Tehran, Iran

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2018

DE- + PATTERENED: A SPACE IN-BETWEEN, Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany

2014

We All Knew That Here Is the Place of Ordinary Objects, BLACK BOX, Montreal, Canada 

2005

Sachsenhausen and Stone Garden, Khark Gallery, Tehran, Iran

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

  • Performing the Political, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Monitor 10: South Asian Experimental Film & Video, Articule, Montreal, Canada

2013

  • Magic of Persia Finalist Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • POV realities revisited, Croxhapox, Gent, Belgium
  • Magic of Persia Shortlist Exhibition, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai, UAE
  • Ultramodern, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada                                
  • Sortie, Ecole des Beaux-arts, Montreal, Canada

2012

  • 14, Stewart Hall Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • Le Festival Des Arts de Montreal Nord, Montreal, Canada

2010

  • New Folder 1, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • Tehran, Virtual or Real?, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 

  • Ashura, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • Black and White, Art Center Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • Appropriation Allowed, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008

  • 11th Biennial of Iran Photography, Tehran, Iran
  • Landscape, Mah-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007

  • First Iranian Photo Expo, Tehran, Iran

2006

  • 10th Biennial of Iran Photography, Tehran, Iran

ARTIST RESIDENCY

2018

  • Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Project grant
  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Travel grant

2013

  • Finalist in Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize
  • Graduate Mobility Award, Concordia University: Travel grant
  • MAI’s Short-term Mentorship Program: Visual Arts production grant

2012

  • MAI’s Short-term Mentorship Program: Visual Arts production grant
  • Shortlist in Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

2011

Grant for International Students, Concordia University: Project grant

ART COLLECTIONS

2011

Private collection, Tehran, Iran

2010

Private collection, Tehran, Iran

TALKS/CONFERENCES

2014

  • Panel discussion, South Asian Experimental  Film & VideoArticule, Montreal, Canada
  • Artist talk, EAHR Speaker Series, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada                      

2013

  • Artist talk, Body, Arts, and the StateConcordia University, Montreal, Canada            

2012

  • Artist talk, photography department, Concordia University, Montreal,

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS

2018

  • Translation, Painting Dreams and Myths in 21th Century IranUnderline Art Magazine
  • Interview by Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany                    

2014

  • Interview by Islamic Arts Magazine, Screening Place, Time and the Body        
  • Translation, Beauty and the Lens, Islamic Arts Magazine