About

I am an Iranian multidisciplinary artist born in Iran 1983 and based in Paris since 2011.
Focusing originally on visual arts, then evolved into film, video, animation and photography. I complete my practice by illustrating and writing children’s books for Gallimard & Actes-Sud publishing houses, making videos and working closely with Jafar Panahi.

When I was in Iran, I developed several exhibition projects in duo with Farshid Monfared on the stumbling block of exoticism that is expecting of artists from Middle East. The subject of self-exotisation has evolved but still interests me a lot in the European context.
Of course, my work is marked by the paradoxical political and social context in which I grew up in Tehran and the experience of living in France. However, this is not the only perspective through which I see the world and I hope that this influence remains subtle and secondary, in order to develop complex personal projects, of which my origin is not the central pivot.In my latest projects, I was interested in the moment, the transitional space between two states or two ideas, through the filter of perception. For that, I carried out a technical research aimed at marrying mediums to celebrate the idea of “poetry of the poor image”.
After experimenting different mediums and produce works in each, today I’m interested in between and the transition of them, drawing to photo, photo to video and video to space. My approach is very cinematic, with an omniscient narrator’s point of view that observesand obssesed for what is hidden, vague, giving way to fantasy in the inner and parallel worlds, imagined or making their way in a gap of time.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018  Discreetly Living Behind Your Face, Galerie 52, Folkwang-Uni, Essen, Germany.
2018  Discreetly Living Behind Your Face, Galerie des petits carreaux, Saint-Briac, France.
2017 
Telesmkultur kapellen, Pictoplasma festival, Berlin, Germany.
DUO EXHIBITIONS
2011  Nature Regulate, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2010  Aklil-al-Molook, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2007  Exopalasht, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2006  Drawing, Related, Unrelated, Tehran Artists House, Tehran, Iran.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2018
Artvilnius Art Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016
Face à Face, Association La Source, La Guéroulde, France.
2014
Transparency, Galerie des petits carreaux, Sain-Briac, France.
2013
 Cousu Main-le temps passé, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris, France.
Art On Paper, Art On Paper art fair, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Paysages, Galerie des petits carreaux, Sain-Briac, France.
Interdit aux mineurs, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris, France.
2012
Slick Art Fair Paris 7ème édition, Le Garage(haut-marais), Paris, France.
Jaunes, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris, France.
AnimaFac Festival, Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, France.
2010
Contemporary Illustration, Saba Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
Window, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
Obligatory military service, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2009
Nowruz, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2007
9th visual arts biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran.
Small Drawing, Ebnesina Gallery,  Tehran, Iran.
2006
House of Drawing 2nd Gathering, House of Drawing, Tehran, Iran.
Limited Access, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
House of Drawing 1st Gathering, House of Drawing, Tehran, Iran.
8th visual arts biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran.
2005
First Poster, Honar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

RESIDENCIES, TALKS
2018
• Talk at Folkwang-University with Gisela Bullacher, Essen, Germany.
Conversation with Ali Ostovar & Andrea Kofinas about for ‘Discreetly Living Behind Your Face’
Residency at Des petits carreaux Gallery, Saint-Briac, France.
2017
Residency at La Source association, La Guéroulde, France.
Photography project in collaboration with the children during the workshop selfie/self-portrait.
Intervention for Little Villette festival at La Villette, Paris, France.
Live drawing of Mes Amis monstres book.
Talk at Bétonsalon, Center for Art and Research, Paris France.
Talk about artistic career on subject Tehran: iden­ti­ties/spaces.
Conference at Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin, Germany.
2016
Intervention at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Talk about Abbasi Kiarostami’s first film and his influence on Jafar Panahi’s cinema.
Residency at La Source association, La Guéroulde, France.
Drawing, Video project in collaboration with the children during the workshop Une Maison, C’est quoi ?.
2014
• Workshop with Arte, CinemaCity.
Finalist for script writing workshop at Forum des images with Michel Reilhac.

COLLABORATIONS
2018
• Collaboration with Morad Montazami on exhibition Dusted Waters at The Mosaic Rooms London,
Art direction scenography assistant of the exhibition.
Collaboration with Jafar Panahi on movie Three Faces,
Head of post-production.
• Collaboration with Morad Montazami on exhibition ARABÉCÉDAIRE at The Mosaic Rooms London,
Producing & Directing videos.
2016
Collaboration with Centre Pompidou on Jafar Panahi’s exhibition Images/Nuages,
Collaboration with Clément Chéroux on Art direction, Post-production of short film où en etes vous ?.
2015
Collaboration with Jafar Panahi on Taxi Téhéran movie,
Head of post-production, Graphic artist.
2013
Collaboration with Jafar Panahi on Pardé movie,
Head of post-production, Edit, Graphic artist.
2011
Collaboration with Jafar Panahi on This is not a film movie,
Head of post-production, Edit, Graphic artist.
2009
Collaboration with Abbas Kiarostami on Les Murs exhibition,
Image editing and preparation of prints.
2008
Collaboration with Sadegh Tirafkan on his exhibition at Assar gallery,
Image editing and preparation of prints.

BOOKS
Les Poulpes futurs maitres du monde, published at Actes sud-Junior.
L’incroyable Aventure de la génétique,published at Nathan.
Sonnette entre chien et loup, published at Gallimard Jeunesse.
Mes amis monstres,published at Actes sud-Junior.
Un arbre pour ami, published at GallimardJeunesse.