Born Tehran, Iran 1978
Lives and works in Paris, France



2002 BA in Photography from The Faculty of Art & Architecture, Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Awards and Collections

2019 Centre National des Arts Plastiques, permanent collection, Paris

2017 Peters-Messer Collection (SAMMLUNG PETERS-MESSER), Berlin/Viersen

2014 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), permanent collection, Los Angeles

2013 Salsali Private Museum, Dubai

2001 Special Award, 2nd Iranian Contemporary Drawing Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Pop-up Clouds, Yassi Foundation, Tehran

2017 Cyclothymia of a Land, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, (with AG Galerie)

2016 Capital Complex, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York
curated by Nina Tabassomi

2015 Cyclothymia of a Land/Free Adaptation: Landscape/Mountain, AG Galerie, Tehran

2012 02-blissefullartist-arriving-shoes-empty-earth.psd, Aaran Gallery, Tehran

2010 Miscellaneous, Aaran Gallery, Tehran

2009 CAPITAL, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Exhibitions (Museums)

2019 RealitätsCheck ,(an exhibition of the Peters-Messer Collection) Potsdam Art space

2018 What Paradise? (an exhibition of the Peters-Messer Collection) Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen

2016 The End of the World, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy,
curated by director Fabio Cavallucci

2016 The Hidden Garden [Les Lundis Du Pavillon], The Palais de Tokyo Research Lab with Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, curated by Pavillon Neuflize OBC

2014 Unedited History, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art) Paris, curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine Sadeg and Vali Mahlouji
2014 Unedited History, MAXXI Museum, Rome, curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine Sadeg and Vali Mahlouji

2014 Téhéran: Projections d’une ville, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris (round table)

2013 (One) Hope Map, Horizon 4 Culture Center in collaboration with Nomadisch Kunstencentrum Moussem, Bruges, Belgium, curated by Ikoubaân Mohammed and Michel Dewilde

2011 Pulso Iraniano, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, curated by Marc Pottier

2010 Unexpected, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, curated by Necmi Sönmez

2009 Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath


Selected Group Exhibitions (Galleries)

2016 Tehran: capital in CAPITAL letters, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, curated by Natalya Nusinova and Нomayoun Askari Sirizi

2016 Where/Between, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Pantea Haghighi

2013 Fold, CAB Art Center, Brussels, curated by Michel Dewilde and Azar Mahmoudian

2012 Iranian Arts Now, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Barbad Golshiri, Leila Heller, Nader Homayoun, Sandra Skurdiva and Amirali Ghasemi

2011 My Super Hero, MoronoKiang Gallery, Los Angeles

2010 I.U.[HEART], Third Line Gallery, Dubai

2010 Iran diVerso: Black or White?, Verso Gallery, Turin, Italy

2009 Made in Iran, Asia House, London, curated by Arianne Levene and Églantine de Ganay

2008 Iran, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 In the State of Weightlessness, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran

2006 self/destruct, Bag Factory Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa


Residencies and Programs

2018 Shifting Panoramas: on visual conceptions and recent transformations of urban landscapes in Tehran and Berlin, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and KW institut, Berlin (panel discussion)

2016 La Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris (January 2016 – November 2017)

2006 Bag Factory Artists’ Studios residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008 Hillyer Art Space, International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, USA

2005 Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi


Press and Publications

2019 De Téhéran à Ivry, Multitudes Revue, April, article by Gaëtane Lamarche-Vadel

2014 Unedited Histoy : séquences du moderne en Iran des années 1960 à nos jours, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, 2014, Paris (catalogue)

2014 Le Magazine Littéraire (July-August)

2014 ‘Arash Hanaei’, Beaux Arts Magazine, june, article by Fabrice Bousteau

2011 Amidst Shadow and Light : Contemporary Iranian Art, Hamid Keshmirshekan (editor), published by LTD Creative Press

2011 Pulso Iraniano, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (catalogue)

2011 UNEXPECTED: von der Islamischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Bochum (catalogue)

2010 L’Iran dévoilé par ses artistes – Iran Unveiled, Art Press Magazine, special edition May/June/July, article by Helia Darabi

2010 Iran diVerso: Black or White, Verso Gallery, Turin, Italy (catalogue)

2010 Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)

2009 Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, book by Hossein Amirsadeghi, published by Trans Globe Publishing

2009 ‘Made in Iran’ Unveiled at London Gallery, Guardian Newspaper (UK), June

2009 Monopol Magazine, edition #1, January, article by Ralf Hanselle

2008 Iranian Photography Now, book by Rose Issa, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag

2004 Bidoun Magazine, Autumn, article by Tirdad Zolghadr