CV

PRESENTED BY NICOLAS ROBERT GALLERY

EDUCATION

2013

2007

  • Master of Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, CA

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2024
  • 2024
  • (Forthcoming) The Armory Show, Javits Center, New York
  • (Forthcoming) Nicholas Robert Gallery, Montreal
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • May You Break Free & Outlive Your Enemy, Sobey Art Award Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Half of the Red Sun, The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec – Curated by André Gilbert
  • Systema Naturae, Gallery 44, Toronto
  • Circuit of Disposition, Nicholas Robert Gallery, Toronto
  • Planting Displacement, The New Gallery, Calgary
  • It Looks Nice from a Distance, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary
  • Systema Naturae, OBORO, Montreal
  • 2022
  • 2022
  • 2022
  • Planting Displacement, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph – Curated by Amin Alsaden
  • Troubled Garden: Study for Migratory Roots, Grantham Foundation for Arts and Environment 
  • Mille soleils se cachent derrière les murs, Plein sud, Montreal – Curated by Ariane de Blois

2021

  • Other Landscapes, Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal

2018

  • A Space In-between, Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin

2015

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2024
  • 2024
  • 2024
  • 2024
  • 2024
  • (Forthcoming) femmes volcans forêts, Montreal Contemporary Art Museum – Curated by Marie-Eve Beaupré 
  • (Forthcoming) Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis
  • (Forthcoming) La Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal 
  • (Forthcoming) La Galerie UQO, Gatineau 
  • (Forthcoming) Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke 
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • Being and Belonging, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto – Curated by Fahmida Suleiman
  • Garden of Broken Shadows, Critical Distance, Toronto
  • V.I.D.E, Agrégat centre d’artistes, Montreal – Curated by Stanely Fevrier
  • Writing Mountains – Entre les lignes, Stewart Hall Gallery, Montreal – Curated by Manel Benchabane

2022

  • MAADI Collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal – Curated by Stanely Fevrier and Laura Delfino

  • 2021
  • 2021
  • 2021
  • Architectures of Hiding, Carleton University, Ottawa – Curated by CRIPTIC
  • BIENALSUR, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires – Curated by Marina Aguerre
  • SAK VID PA KANPE, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal – Curated by Stanely Fevrier and Nuria Carton de Grammont

2020

  • Landed, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat – Curated by Xanthe Isbister

2013

2013

 

  • Magic of Persia Finalist Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK

  • Magic of Persia Shortlist Exhibition, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai

2011

2011

  • Ashura, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran 

  • Appropriation Allowed, Aaran Gallery, Tehran 

2010

2010

2010

  • New Folder 1, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran 

  • Tehran, Virtual or Real, Aaran Gallery, Tehran 

  • 11th Biennial of Iran Photography, Tehran 

ARTIST RESIDENCies

2024

2024

  • (Forthcoming) MASS MoCA, US

  • (Forthcoming) Reford Gardens, CA

  • 2022
  • 2022
  • Impressions Residency, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, CA
  • Ada-X & Algora Lab, CA

2021

  • Grantham Foundation for Arts and Environment, CA
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • VU centre de diffusion et production de la photographie, CA   

  • Vermont Studio Center, US

2018

Kunsthaus Somos, Berlin, GR

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2022

  • Flesh Memory, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal – Curated by Stanely Fevrier

2015

2015

2015

  • Performing the Political, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto – Curated by SAVAC

  • Monitor 10: South Asian Experimental Film & Video, Articule, Montreal – Curated by Shai Heredia

  • POV Realities Revisited, Croxhapox, Gent – Curated by Nima Bahrehmand

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2023

2023

  • Winner of Contemporary Art Award, The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, CA

  • Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award, CA

2022

2022

  • Winner of Impressions Residency and Creation Award, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, CA

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

2021

2021

2021

2021

 

  • Winner of Grantham Foundation Creation Award, CA 

  • Finalist in Plein Sud Scholarship, CA

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

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Research and Creation grant, CA

2020

2020

2020

2020

  • Finalist in the public art competition, Argenteuil Artistic Center, CA

  • Finalist in photography competition, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, CA

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

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Digital Originals, CA

2019

2019

  • Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant: Research and residency grant, US

  • MAI Alliance Program: Project grant, CA

2018

2018

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Project grant, CA

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

2015

2015

  • Finalist in Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, UK

  • Graduate Mobility Award, Concordia University: Travel grant, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: PUBLICATIONS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS

  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2022
  • 2022
  • Exhibition review by Éric Clément, La Presse
  • Review by Bénédicte Ramade, esse
  • Interview by Azrieli School of Architecture at Carleton University, Architectures of Hiding

2021

2021

2021

2021

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

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

MOP CAP Shortlist Exhibition catalogue, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai