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

 

Professional Experience

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

2016 Co-Curator, Rite of Passage, ICCNC Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

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

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

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

 

Teaching Experience

2015-2016 Adjunct Faculty at Peralta Community College, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA

2015 Fall Temporary Faculty public education at 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 Photography Instructor, Azad Islamic University, Tehran, Iran

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

2016 Djerassi Residence Artists Program, Woodside, CA

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

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

          Honorable Mention, International Digital AVA Awards

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

          The Headlands Graduate Fellowship Alternate Award, Sausalito ,CA

          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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Winner of the Group Prize, Flight & Persistence Festival, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Collaboration

          with Open 5 Group, Tehran, Iran

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

Performances

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

2016   The Ocean After Nature, Yerba buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015  4×40 Performances, Southern Exposure, CA

          You Had to Be There, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          I have nothing to Say, But I’m Saying It, Diego Gallery, San Francisco, CA

         Left-Right, Collaboration with Takako Matoba, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Everyone Is Hypnotized, ProArt Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

          Enchantment, Peter Strauss Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA

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

         Eco-Avangard, Kunstaleh Museum, Budapest, Hungary

         Night Light, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

         The Culture of Peace Biennale International Art Project, Iran and Turkey

          Kunsthaus Tacheles, SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA

          Smaller Footprints, Women Eco Artists Dialog Memebers’ Annual Exhibition, MOAH, Museum of Art and History,

          Lancaster, CA

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

          American Gun Show, Works, San Jose, CA

          Selected Video Artists, exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

          Perception, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

          Nietzsche Was A Man, Pori Art Museum, Finland

2014 Expulsion, Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Hz Gate, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

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

          California Dreamin, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

          Freedom and Enlightenment, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Oakland, CA

          Dreamworks, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

          Earth and Time, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

          Video Artist, Cheongju, South Korea

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

2012 Works on Water, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

          Nature Is Breathing, YATOO International Project 2012, Rumania

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

          Beyond Landscape, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

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

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

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

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

2008 Human, Baran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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

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

 

Collaborations

2014 BeLong, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

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

2013 Border lines, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          URBAN RANCH PROJECT,  Collaboration with Open5 Group, A Virtual gallery on Facebook

2012 The 2nd YATOO International Project Exhibition, Nature Is Breathing, Collaboration with Open5 Group,

          Wind of Persia, Collaboration with Open5 group, Arko Center, Seoul, South Korea

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

         Isfahan, Iran

          Autama2011 Video art festival,Collaboration with Open5 Group, France

          Without Border, the 1st Annual of Iranian Contemporary Art Contest Persbook, Collaboration with Open5 Group, Sin       

          Gallery, Tehran, Iran

          International Video Art Festival 4th Edition Video Holica ,collaboration with Open5 Group, Varna, Bulgaria

          The 1st Recycle art festival, Collaboration with Open5 Group, Qazvin, Iran.

2010 Fresh Dig Big Daddy Community Garden, Collaboration with Open5 Group, Emeryville, CA

          Persbook, First Annual Iranian Contemporary Art Contest, Collaboration with Open 5 Group, Sin Gallery, Tehran, Iran

          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

 

Competitions & Festivals

2015-2014 Art in Nature Festival, the Nature of Art, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, CA

2013 Emerging Artists, University Art Gallery, Hayward, CA

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

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

2009 Golden Roads Competition, Belgium

          The Youth Competition on Architecture, Settlement and Urban Identity in the Persian Gulf RegionUniversity of              

          Westminster, London, UK

          First Urban Women Festival, Tehran, Iran

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

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

           Museum, Tehran, Iran

          My Green World, Tehran, Tarahan Azad Gallery, Iran

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

          Koodak & Manaviyat, Felestin Museum, Tehran, Iran

 

Workshops & Festivals & Artist Talk 

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

   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

          Artist Talk, Survey of Environmental Art in Iran, Laney College, EcoArt Matters class, Oakland, CA

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

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