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EDUCATION

2013

  • Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2007

  • BFA, Graphic Design, Soureh University, Tehran, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

2023

(Upcoming) PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, Canada

(Upcoming) Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada

 

2022

2022

2022

(Upcoming) The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

(Upcoming) Grantham Foundation for Arts and Environment, Canada

(Upcoming) TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada

 

2021

Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

 

2018

A Space In-between, Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany

 

2015

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • (Upcoming) Centre des arts actuels SKOL, Montreal, Canada

2022

  • (Upcoming) Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

2021

2021

2021

Architectures of Hiding, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

BIENALSUR—International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SAK VID PA KANPE, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada

 

2020

  • Landed, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada

2015

2015

  • Performing the Political, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • Monitor 10: South Asian Experimental Film & Video, Articule, Montreal, Canada

2013

2013

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

2011

2011

  • Ashura, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • Appropriation Allowed, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010

2010

2010

  • New Folder 1, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • Tehran, Virtual or Real, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • 11th Biennial of Iran Photography, Tehran, Iran

ARTIST RESIDENCY

2022

(Upcoming) Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada 

(Upcoming) Ada X & Algora Lab, Montreal, Canada    

2021

Grantham Foundation for Arts and Environment, Canada   

 

2020

2020

VU centre de diffusion et production de la photographie, Quebec City, Canada

Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA

 

2018

Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

2021

  • Winner of Grantham Foundation Creation Award 

  • Recipient of Liz Crockford Artist Fund Award, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada

  • Finalist in Plein Sud Scholarship, Canada

  • Vivacité | Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Research and Creation grant

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Research and Creation grant

2020

2020

2020

2020

  • Finalist in the public art competition, Argenteuil Artistic Center, Montreal, Canada

  • Finalist in photography competition, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Research and Creation grant

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Digital Originals

2019

2019

  • Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant: Research and residency grant

  • MAI Alliance Program: Project grant

2018

2018

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Project grant

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: Travel grant

2015

2015

  • Finalist in Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

  • Graduate Mobility Award, Concordia University: Travel grant

ART COLLECTIONS

The New Gallery, Silk Road Gallery, Aaran Gallery

TALKS/CONFERENCES

2021

2021

2021

  • Artist talk, Botanical Violence, University of Michigan, Department of Comparative Literature, MI, U.S.

  • Artist talk, RAIQ, Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec, Canada   

  • Artist talk, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center, Medicine Hat, Canada

2015

2015

  • Panel discussion, South Asian Experimental  Film & VideoArticule, Montreal, Canada

  • Artist talk, EAHR Speaker Series, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada                      

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS

2021

2021

2021

  • (Upcoming) Portfolio by Ariane de Blois, Spirale

  • Interview by Luba Markovskaia, Spirale MagazineUn reliquaire de paysages
  • Review by Éric Clément, La Presse

  • Interview by CKUA: Alberta’s Radio Network

2020

2020

2020

  • Interview by CBC Radio, Objects from Home

  • Article by CBC Canada, Photos, letters and spices

  • Review by Vie des ArtsEntendre les lieux, faire parler les corps

2019

2018

2018

  • Translation, Painting Dreams and Myths in 21th Century IranUnderline Art Magazine

  • Interview by Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, Germany                    

2014

2014

2014

Interview by Islamic Arts Magazine, Screening Place, Time and the Body        

MOP CAP Finalists Exhibition catalogue, Royal college of Arts, London, UK, September 2014

MOP CAP Shortlist Exhibition catalogue, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai, UAE, March 2014