CV

Education

2015 San Francisco Art Institute, Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

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

2006 School of Art & Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Master of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran

1998 School of Art & Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran

Awards, Honors, Residencies

2020 Recology Artists in Residence

2020 Eureka Fellowship Nominee 

2019 Alternative Exposure Award Grant

2018 Media Art Residency Award, Kala Art Institute 

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

2018 Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute

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

2017 I-Park Foundation Artists in Residence Program

2017 Finalist Tosa Award

2016 Djerassi Residence Artists Program

2016 ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions)

2016-2019 Affiliate Program at the Headlands Center for the Arts

2016 Honorable Mention, International Digital AVA Awards

2015  Photography Award, The Earth Speaks, ARTSPACE Gallery

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

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

2015 Rising Leader Award, San Francisco Art Institute

2015 MFA Fellowship in New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute

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

2012 Honorable Mention, 8th Annual CCC Student Film Festival

Solo/two person Exhibitions

2019 Virtual Land, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

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

Selected Collaborative Projects

2017-2019 The Walk Discourse, Collaboration with Astrid Kaemmerling

2019 Wander Woman, Root Division Gallery, Collaboration with Takako Matoba, San Francisco, CA

2017 100 Days Action, Side by Side, 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

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

2020 Experiments in the Field: Creative Collaboration in the Age of Ecological Concern, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA (forthcoming)

2020 Performative Ecologies, CURRENTS 826 gallery, 826 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM (forthcoming)

2019-2020 Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2019 Part and Parcel, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

2019 Alchemy, Sierra Nevada College Gallery, Taho, NV

2019 Outside In, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2019 Make Room for Me, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA 

2019 Orium III, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

2019 The Kala Artists’ Annual exhibition, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2018 10th Anniversary Passport Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commissions, San Francisco, CA

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,

2009 University 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

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

2019 4Waves: 40 Performances for the Hole, SOMARTS Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2019 The Body Walk, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

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

Screenings

2019 Forms and Figures, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Golden, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA

2019 Forms and Figures, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Synthetic Zero Event: Looking At What We Don’t Want To Look At, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY

2018 Looking At What We Don’t Want To Look At, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY

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

2019 Curator, Hofreh, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA 

2018-2021 Curatorial Council Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

Collections

2011 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2018 Rachel Murray Meyer, San Francisco, CA

     

Workshops & Festivals & Artist Talk 

2019 Artist Talk and Workshop, Walking As an Art, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2019 Artist Talk, Living Room Light Exchange Bay Area, San Francisco, CA

2019 Artist Talk, The Painting Salon, Wolfman Books, Oakland, CA

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 Documentation Manager, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

Teaching  Experience

2020  Photography Instructor, CCSF Extension Community Workshops, San Francisco, CA

2019-spring Faculty Public Education, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2015-2019 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

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Online Periodicals

Sarah Hotchkiss,Through a San Francisco Peephole, a Glimpse of Video Art in Iran, KQED, January 14, 2020

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13873186/through-a-san-francisco-peephole-a-glimpse-of-video-art-in-iran?fbclid=IwAR062v5GhKrFIhYw3qcxuhCWTb7dW8Ifz4JY_j1FkrbzDn3ox59UP6l2WDY

Sam Whiting, The art of leaning against the wind inside an emergency blanket, San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2019

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/art-exhibits/the-art-of-leaning-against-the-wind-inside-an-emergency-blanket

Sura Wood, Go to Galleries, Bay Area Reporter, Friday Feb 1, 2019

https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/art/271527

https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/art/271527

Rose Lou, Visualizing Time: Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia, Nebulae Magazine,September 1, 2018

https://www.nebmag.com/single-post/2018/09/01/Visualizing-Time-Raheleh-Minoosh-Zomorodinia

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.

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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