Artist | Maker | Educator | Researcher

Born in Iran - Lives and works in Chicago

Education

MFA in Studio art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013-2015

BFA in Painting, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2005-2010

Plastic art School - Diploma- Tehran Fine Art schools, Tehran, Iran, 2001-2004

 

Solo Exhibitions

Inner Compulsion, OGGI gallery , Chicago, IL, 2019

Unfolded, La Caja Blanca Art Gallery, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2017

To Cut a Tongue that Has Not Been Tamed, La Caja Blanca Art Gallery, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2016

Dealing with People, CAC Ses Voltes International Residency Program Gallery, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2013

Fate, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Flood Carried Sarah Away, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010

Shattered Glases, The Art Gallery of Tehran Art University of Arts, Tehran, Iran, 2009

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) Prints United, Spudnik press, Chicago, IL, 2019

In Sound, Collaboration with Nesrine Khodr, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 2019

We Refugees, Galicia Contemporary Art Center, Galicia, Spain, 2019

PlayGround, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 2019

WOM4WOM, D.Varelli Gallery, Chicago, IL 2019

Paper Art Fair, New York, New York, 2019

Transistors, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2019

Part7, 12 Openings, Compound yellow gallery, Oak Park, IL 2019

Newland, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain, 2018

Moving_image_00:00, ACRE, Chicago,IL, 2018

Through Her Eye, Mana contemporary, Chicago, IL 2018

Connected, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, UAE, 2018

Montakhab-e Nasl-e No, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2018

Sedentary Fragmentation, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL 2017

Reproducible, the Art Museum of Pereira, Columbia, 2017

ECHO, GalleryKayafas, Boston, Massachusetts 2017

The Dangerous Professors, Triumph, Chicago, IL 2017

Reproducibles, Quinta Cultural, Bogota, Columbia, 2017

Waste Lands, Museum San Telmo, San Sebastián, Spain, 2017

Tecnologías de la violencia, Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain, 2016

Beirut Art Fair, Endjavi Barbe Art Projects, Collonge Bellerive - Switzerland, 2016

SEW+ZAN, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2016

5+6, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, UAE, 2015

Country-Home, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY, 2015

Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Competition at Union League, Chicago, IL, 2015

MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2015

Good News from Iran, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, UAE, 2015

Drawing Weeks, Homa Art gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2015

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA Presidential Award Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, 2015

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal USA Presidential Award Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, 2014

Good News from Iran, the Munich cultural center at Pasinger Fabric, Munich, Germany, 2014

Sense of Self, the Arts Exchange at the Xchange Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2014

Fractured yet Rising, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

Good News from Iran, ENDJAVI-BARBE ART PROJECTS, Frank Pages Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013

Drawing Week, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013

Play, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013

Lost World, ENDJAVI-BARBE ART PROJECTS, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain( BAC) ,Geneva, Switzerland, 2012

Persbook Art Festival, Sin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012

Window, Farvahar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Progressive Youth, Mellat Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Summer, Farvahar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

15th Contemporary Emerging Artists, Mellat Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010

Drawing Week, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010

BFA show, Art University of Tehran, Iran, 2010

Damounfar Festival, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran, 2009

Drawing Festival, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Art Students show, The Art Gallery of Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Emerging Artists Festival, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Festival of Illustration, Tabriz Cultural Art Center, Tabriz, Iran, 2007

 

Awards/Fellowships

KALA Fellowship Award, Berkeley, CA, 2019-2020

Define American Fellowship Award, Oakland, CA, 2019

Hyde Park Art Center Residency Program, Chicago, IL 2019

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education Fellowship, Chicago, IL, 2017-2019

Ox-Bow School of Art full merit scholarship Residency, Chicago, IL, 2015

Luminarts Visual Arts Fellowship Finalist, Chicago, IL, 2015

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Odyssey Travel Grant, Chicago, IL, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gelman Trust Scholar Program Nominee, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Artist Society Scholarship & Full Merit Scholarship, 2013-2015

Montakhab-e Nasl-e No, Iranian Emerging Artist, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013

Persbook Art Festival of Tehran, Emerging Artist, Tehran, Iran, 2013

Montakhab-e Nasl-e No, Iranian Emerging Artist, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012

Festival of Illustration, Tabriz Cultural Art Center, Tabriz, Iran, 2011

 

Residencies

(Forthcoming) Kala Art Institute Fellowship Residency Program, Berkeley, CA, 2020

Hyde Park Art Center Residency Program, Chicago, IL 2019

MASS MOCA Residency Program, North Adams, MA, 2019

De-construkt Residency Program, Brooklyn, New York, 2018

Vermont Studio Center, Accepted Fellow, Johnson, Vermont, 2015

The Munich cultural center at Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany, 2014

CAC Ses Voltes International Residency program, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2013

Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2013

Poster for Tomorrow Artist in Residences, Paris, France, 2012

The Geneva Council Travel and artist in Residence, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012

 

Lectures / Presentations  

Oggi Gallery, Reading Night, Chicago, IL 2019

DePaul Art Museum, “cell”, Chicago, IL 2018

University of Chicago Persian Circle, “Inner Compulsion”, Chicago, IL, 2015

Heaven Gallery, Panel Discussion, Elnaz Javani, Kimia Maleki, and Nazafarin Lotfi in Conversation, Moderated by Maryam Taghavi, Chicago, IL 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Lectures, Chicago, IL, 2014

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Graduate Lectures, Chicago, IL, 2013

CAC Ses Voltes International Residency, “Dealing with People”, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2013