CV

Education

2015 MFA in New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 Multimedia Art Certificate, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2006 MA in Graphic design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

1998 BA in Photography, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

 

Solo/two person Exhibitions

2018 Imagining Sanctuary, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Oakland, CA

2018 Colonial Walk, Feast Arts Center, Tacoma, WA

2017 Colonial Walk(21h:9’:3”), Media Space, Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Far From Home/Between Heaven and Earth, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

2014 Cold Medium: A Funeral for Nancy Holt, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 A Journey to a Mysterious Truth, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

2010 Impressions, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

2008 A Way of Living, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

Awards, Honors, Residencies

2018 Media Art Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA (Forthcoming)

2018 Artist-in-Residence, The Ox-Bow School of Arts & Artists’ Residency 

2018 Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Art, Sausalito, CA

2018 Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2018 Artist-in-Residence, IC3: Incubating Creativity, Community & Civic Engagement, Oakland, CA

2017 Affiliate Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2017 I-Park Foundation Artists in Residence Program, East Haddam, CT

2017 Finalist Tosa Award, San Francisco, CA

2016 Djerassi Residence Artists Program, Woodside, CA

2016 ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Chicago, IL

2016 Affiliate Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2016 Honorable Mention, International Digital AVA Awards

2015  Photography Award, The Earth Speaks, ARTSPACE Gallery, Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

2015  The Headlands Graduate Fellowship Alternate Award, Sausalito ,CA

2015 Winer, The Anne Bremer Memorial Library’s Artists’ Book Contest, The Atholl McBean Gallery, San francisco, CA

2014 Nominee, Fifth Annual Contemporary Art/Persbook, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Tehran, Iran

2014 Rising Leader Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 First Prize group project, P.A.H Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

2014 MFA Fellowship in New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2012 Honorable Mention, 8th Annual CCC Student Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Finalist, Eco Art Awards, Collaboration with Open 5 Groups, Online Contest

2007 Honorable Mention, Vision Competition, Niyavaran Museum Palace, Blue Hall, Tehran, Iran

2007 Winner of the Group Prize, Flight & Persistence Festival, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Tehran, Iran

2007Winner of the First Group Prize, Snowy Town Festival with Open 5 Group, Charmahal & Bakhtiyari, Iran

 

Selected Collaborative Projects

2017 100 Days Action, Side by Side, Offsite, Collaboration with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, San Francisco, CA

2015 Pop Up Week, Swell Gallery, Collaboration with Takako Matoba, San Francisco, CA

2014 BeLong, Diego Rivera Gallery, Collaboration with Nathalie Brilliant, Dio Chen, and Santiago Insignares San Francisco, CA

2014 Earth and Time, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran, Collaboration with Open 5 Group

2014 Root, Fifth Annual Contemporary Art/Persbook, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 Border lines, Diego Rivera Gallery, Collaboration with Dio Chen and Gozde Efe, San Francisco, CA

2012 Without Border, Persbook, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Tehran, Iran

2011 Iranian Environmental Artists’ Selected Works, Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran, Collaboration with Open 5 Group

2011 Videoholica Art Festival, collaboration with Open 5 Group, Bulgaria

2011 Autama2011 Video Art Festival, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, France

2010 Fresh Dig Big Daddy Community Garden, Collaboration with Open 5 Group & Alida Line, Emeryville, CA

2010 The Sky Is Mine, The 6th National Sculpture Biennial of Tehran, Collaboration with Open5 Group, Niavaran Cultural and Historical Complex, Tehran, Iran

2009 New Art Festival FajrAfarinan, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Tehran, Iran

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Homecoming, ACRE gallery, Curated by Sabrina Greig, Chicago, IL

2017 Introduction, Root Division gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 Everyone is Hypnotized: Artists Dérive the Bay Area, ProArts gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 Commons Exhibition, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2016 Common Dilemmas, Ostrich Feather Wedding Dress Project, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

2016 Breathing Art, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gongju National Museum, Geumgang, South Korea

2016 Eco-Avangard, Kunstaleh Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2016 Night Light, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2016 Smaller Footprints, MOAH; Cedar, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

2016 Krowsworkerswork+ Dale Hoyt’s FARM World Premiere, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016 Rite of Passage, Islamic Cultural Center Northern California gallery, Oakland, CA

2015 In die Weite, BIK Gallery 149, Bremerhaven, Germany

2015 Living Spaces, Transylvania art center, Santa George, Romania

2015 American Gun Show, Works, San Jose, CA

2015 Perception, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Selected Video Artists’ Exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles,CA

2015 Edge Effects, MFA Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2015 Nietzsche Was A Man, Pori Art Museum, Finland

2014 Expulsion, Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 California Dreamin, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2014 Hz Gate, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2014 The Site a Live, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Dreamworks, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Nietzsche Was a Man, Malmö,Sweden

2013 Art As Activism, Women Eco Artists Dialog’s Board Member Show, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2013 Nietzsche Was a Man, the Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

2013 Earth and Time, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

2013 The Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Exhibit, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2013 Muslim Women’s Arts & Voices, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, CA

2012 Beyond Landscape, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2012 Water Bodies, 4th State of Water, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Nature Is Breathing, YATOO International Project 2012, Rumania

2012 The 1st Video Artist Festival, Blue Room Gallery, Isfahan, Iran

2012 Beyond Limited Spaces, Iranian Nature Artist Exhibition, Geumgang, South Korea

2011 The Altered Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2011 Iranian Environmental Artists’ Selected Works, Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2010 Environmental Art in Iran, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2010 Persbook, First Annual Iranian Contemporary Art Contest, Sin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 A Prayer for Juarez and West Mesa, Albuquerque, NM

2009 Global Warnings Wake Up to Urgent, June Steingart Gallery at Laney College, Oakland, CA

2009 The Youth Competition on Architecture, Settlement and Urban Identity in the Persian Gulf Region,

2009University of Westminster, London, UK

2009 Golden Roads Competition, Belgium

2009 First Urban Women Festival, Tehran, Iran

2008 The First International Photography Biennale of the Islamic World, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran

2008 Human, Baran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 New Language, New Art, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 Group Photo Exhibition, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, Iran

2008 Mahshahr, 5th photo Competition, Tehran, Iran

2008 Canadian Association Photographic Art Members, Seymour Art Gallery,Vancouver, Canada

2007 My Green World, Tehran, Tarahan Azad Gallery, Iran

2007 Canadian Association Photographic Art Members, Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2007 The National- Religious Rituals for Joy & Happiness, 4th Nationwide Photo Competition, The City Photography Museum, Tehran, Iran

2007 7 Women 7 Vision, Cafe Mah-e-Mehr, Tehran, Iran

2007 Annual Photography Exhibition, Caroun Photo Club (CPC), 7 Samar gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

Performances & Public Projects

2018 The Moving Clouds, A Ship in the Woods, Music & Art Festival, Felicita Park, Escondido, CA

2018 Desire Trail, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2018 Horizon to Horizon, Workshop, Art, Social Space and Public Discourse, Stanford, CA

2017 Earth Body, Follow My Shadow, OOBLECK, San francisco, CA

2017 The Walk Discourse, Collaboration with Astrid Kaemmerling, SF, CA

2016 San Francisco International Arts Festival, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Cultures, San Francisco, CA

2016 Jess Curtis/Gravity’s Pop Up Performance Project, Side by Side, Offsite, Collaboration with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, San Francisco, CA

2016 Bunker Projects, Performance Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Enchantment, Peter Strauss Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA

2015 4×40 Performances, Southern Exposure, CA

2015 Water Wheel, Symposium – World Water Day, Online Exhibition and Forum

2015 Ice Class 1A, Boat, San Francisco, CA

2015 Subtraction, Submission Art Space, San Francisco, CA

2014 Requiem for Water, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 Art in Nature Festival, the Nature of Art, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA

2012 Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, CA

2010 Art and Nature Workshop, Arboretum Arts Festival, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

 

Screening

2018 W(ar) & P(eace) Chords, The Room, Pejman Foundation, Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran

2015 Iran & USA Agreement Flag, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2014 Destruction of Nature, Destruction of Human Being, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 Red Line, Multimedia Showcase, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2012 Aftermath, Multimedia Showcase, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

 

Curatorial & Jury Experiences

2017 Co-curator & Jury, 4th Interfaith Art Exhibition Biennial, ICCNC Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 Media Art Jury, Djerassi Artist Residency, Woodside, CA

2015 Co-curator, Rite of Passage, ICCNC Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015 Co-curator, Rite of Passage, San Francisco City Hall gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Co-curator, Art As Activism, Women Environmental Art Directory’s Board Member Show,

2013 Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2012 Co-curator, Beyond Limited Spaces, Iranian Nature Artist Exhibition, Geumgang, South Korea

 

Commissions

2017 Transform Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Collaboration with Larry Arrington & Sandra Lawson-Ndu, San francisco, CA

2016 Moving Waves, The Ocean After Nature, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

 

Collection

2011 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2018 Rachel Murray Meyer, San Francisco, CA

     

Workshops & Festivals & Artist Talk 

2018 (De) Colonial Walk, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, WA

2016 Investigating of Self, Artist Talk, School of Art and Art History at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2016 Nomadic Lands, Ephemeral Bodies: Iranian Land Art, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2015 Water Wheel, Online Exhibition and Forum, curated by Atefeh Khas

2014 Artist Talk, Making Connections, Bay-Delta Science Conference, Sacramento, CA

2013  A Journey to a Mysterious Truth, Artist Talk,Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

2012 Workshop, International Museum of Women, Muslim Women’s Arts & Voices, San Francisco, CA

2011-2012 Workshop, Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, CA

2011 Environmental Art in Iran, Lecture, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2010 Workshop, Art and Nature Workshop, Arboretum Arts Festival, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

2010Artist Talk, Survey of Environmental Art in Iran, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2010 Artist Talk, Survey of Environmental Art in Iran, University of Arizona, Albuquerque, NM

 

Related  Experience

2014-present Documentarian and Archivist, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015- 2017 Photographer, PhotoAlliance Events, San Francisco, CA

2016 Video Editor, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Oakland, CA

2014-2015 Documentarian and Photographer, Walter and McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004-2009 Documentarian and Photographer, Paradise Art Center, Polur, Iran

2013-present Board of Director at Ziya Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2012-present Board Member of WEAD, Women Eco Artists Dialog, Oakland,CA

2005 Member, “Open 5” Group, Environmental Artists, Tehran, Iran

 

Teaching  Experience

2015-2016 Adjunct Faculty Part-time, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2017-2018 Adjunct Faculty Part-time, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2015-Fall Faculty Public Education, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2014-2015 Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2011-2013 Teaching Assistant, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2004-2006 Adjunct Professor, Azad Islamic University, Tehran, Iran

Bibliography

 

Print Media

Field Magazine, Issue 8, Oct 18, 2017

Catalogue of the Festival, Transform Fest, Fall 2017, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, September 2017

Catalogue of the Exhibition, Introduction, Root Division, September 2017

Megan Ross,Transition, Rabbit Rabbit, Annual Curated Journal of Artists and Innovators, Big Bad Bettie Press, 2016

California Host Environmental Art, Shargh Newspaper, Feb 24, 2016

Elke Prieb, Iranian Women Artists in Bremerhaven, Catalogue of  In die Weite Exhibition at BIK Gallery 149, Bremerhaven, Germany, 2015.

The Petaluma Post, A Reader’s Monthly, Arts , Vol XXX November 2015 No. 346.

Angelica Jardini, Perception, Catalogue of the Exhibition, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, June 12,2015.

Catalogue of the Exhibition Nietzsche Was A Man, Pori Art Museum, Finland, 2015

Catalog of Exhibition, En((gender))ing Performance, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, 2014

Catalog of the Exhibition, Tehran’s Environmental Art Festival, Collaboration with Open5 Group, 2014

Yatoo-i Calendar 2013, Geumgang, Nature Art Biennale, Arko Center, South Korea

Nature and Human being Sound. The organizational committee of Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, 2012

The Altered Landscape, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, 2011

Rachel Kaplan with K. Ruby Blume, URBAN HOMESTEADING, Heirloom skills for sustainable living, Sky Publishing, Online, 2013

Stew Mosberg, The Durango Telegraph, The Independent Weekly Line on Durango and Beyond, Jan. 28, 2010

The Youth Competition on Architecture, Settlement and Urban Identity in the Persian Gulf Region, University of Westminster, London, UK, 2009

Exhibition book, First Urban Women Festival, Tehran, Iran, 2009

The First International Photography Biennale of the Islamic World, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Catalog of  the Exhibition A Way of Living, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Image of The Year, Selected images for Annual Image of The Year Magazine, Tehran, Iran, 2008

The National- Religious Rituals for Joy & Happiness, 4th Nationwide Photo Competition, The City Photography Museum, Tehran, Iran, 2007

 

Online Periodicals

Jawad Izzo, Spotlight On Minoosh Zomorodinia, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, May 21, 2018

http://www.iccnc.org/en/NEWS/2018/04/minoosh-spotlight/

Erin Langner, A New Type of Flâneur Strolls in Search of Humanity, Hyperallergic, March 7, 2018

https://hyperallergic.com/430787/minoosh-zomorodinia-colonial-walk-feast-arts-center/

Alec Clayton, “Colonial Walk” overwhelms, Weekly Volcano, February 8, 2018

http://www.weeklyvolcano.com/arts-features/2018/02/colonial-walk-overwhelms/

Dave Davison, A place in The World, Tacoma Weekly News, February 1, 2018

https://tacomaweekly.com/featured-city-life/a-place-in-the-world/

Carla Bell, Minoosh Zomorodinia Searches for Home in ‘Colonial Walk’,CityArts Magazine, January 30, 2018

http://www.cityartsmagazine.com/minoosh-zomorodinia-searches-home-colonial-walk/

Sarah Burke, A ‘Prayformance’ Confronts Islamophobia, Claims Common Ground, KQED, February 16.2017.

https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/02/16/a-prayformance-confronting-islamophobia-stakes-claim-for-common-ground/

U.S., Iranian artists offer interpretations of nature at Oakland exhibition, Tehran Times, Thursday, March 17, 2016.Volume 12516

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/300098/U-S-Iranian-artists-offer-interpretations-of-nature-at-Oakland

California Host Environmental Art, Shargh Newspaper, Feb 24, 2016. http://www.magiran.com/npview.asp?ID=3321141

The Object of Guns and the Subject of Violence: The American Gun (Art) Show by Leora Lutz, ArtSlant San Francisco, January 26, 2016. http://www.artslant.com/sf/articles/show/44992

Sara Hotchkiss, The Terrible Truth about MFA Shows, KQED, May 18,2015. http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2015/05/18/highlights-from-the-2015-mfa-shows/

Interview by Hasan Sarbakhshian, Destruction of Nature, Destruction of the Human Being, Tableau Magazine 25 issue, April 30, 2015. https://www.tableaumag.com/7362

Ditte Vilstrup Holm, Iranian video Artists are Women, Review, May 10, 2014. http://kunsten.nu/journal/iranske-videokunstnere-er-kvinder/

Atefeh Khas, Environmental Example of Performance in Iran, Tehran Municipality’s Beautification Organization, January 27, 2014. http://zibasazi.ir/fa/2016-01-26-13-21-45/shahrvandi/item