1979 | Tehran, Iran 



1996-Graduation from High school in graphic design

2001-B.F.A in Painting from Iran Art University-Tehran

2007-M.F.A in Painting from T.M.U- Tehran

2012- PhD candidate, Art Practice program, Vienna Academy of Arts (Withdrawn)





Awards and residency:

2008: Golden Feather, 1st International Media Art Festival (IMAFY), Cairo, Egypt 

2009: Visiting Arts artist residency in Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom

2012: Artist residency, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria

2015: Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artists Program, Cleveland, Ohio, USA



- Artists pension Trust (APT)

- Association of Iranian Painters (AIP)


Solo exhibitions:

1- Requiems, Painting exhibition, Atbin gallery, Tehran 2002

2- The Post War Dream, Painting exhibition, Elahe gallery, Tehran june2005 

3- H&H, heaven and hell, Digital illustrations, 13 Vanak gallery, Tehran, 2006

4- Military Attendance, Painting exhibition, Gollestan gallery, Tehran, 2006

5- Everything is just fine!, Aaran art gallery, Tehran, 2009

6- Good Stories for Good Children, Aaran art gallery, Tehran, 2011

7- Love in The time of unrest, XVA Gallery, Dubai,2011

8- Art of Impotency, Aaran art gallery, Tehran 2013

9- Heading Utopia,  Zygote Press Inc, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2015



International exhibitions (selected):

1- A consumption of justice (curated by Beral Madra), Diyarbakir Art center, Turkey 2005

2- 5th Gyumri international art biennial, Armenia, Aug. 2006

3- CONCHA suitcase show, Manila, Philippines, Oct. 2006

4- Lost in no space, video show, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

5- Artists 4 Lebanon, in the aim of Lebanese refugees, Gusto, Shargh gallery, Kuwait, Sep.2006

6- Every thing is going to be alright, Apartment Project, Istanbul-Turkey, Dec2006-Jan2007

7- Imaginary enemy, Brussels, Belgium, March 2007

8- East by East, Video and film festival, the art institute of university of Chicago, USA, April 2007 

9- First contemporary art biennale of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki - Greece, May 2007

10- “Bounded by”, Basement gallery, Vienna - Austria, may-June 2007

11- Second Video Festival, Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo- Egypt, July 2007 

12- Reloading images, Berlin-Tehran / Work in Progress 2007, A project by Reloading Images-Berlin, in collaboration with Parkingallery Tehran. Tehran Aug 2007, Berlin Oct 2007

13- CARAVAN, An exhibition of Iranian contemporary art, Shiraz Gallery, Venice-Italy September 2007

14-"Meeting with the Heterotopias:  A selection from the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art”, February 9-March 30, 2008, Municipal Gallery of Larisa - G.I.Katsigras Museum, Larisa, Greece

15- The 1st International Media Art Forum for Youth “IMAFY”, April2008, Cairo, Egypt. 

16- Heterotopias. A selection from the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art"

Belgrade cultural center, May-Aug 2008, Belgrade, Serbia

17- BREAKING NEWS, contemporary art from Middle East, Oct. 2008, F&A projects, Paris, France.

18-HAPPY DAYS, video and shorts from Middle East  (49th Thessaloniki film festival), 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece.

19- Iran inside out, Chelsea Art Museum, July 2009, New York, USA.

20- The Promise of Loss, Hilger Brot galley (curaor: Shaheen Merali), October 2009, Vienna, Austria.

21- Golden Gates, Contemporary art from Middle East, Octobet 2009, Paris, France. 

22- The Promise of Loss, Arario gallery, January-February 2010, New York, USA.

23- Iran inside out, Farjam foundation, Dubai, 2010

24- ARTISTERIUM 3, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, 2010

25- Postcards from Tehran, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, USA, 2010

26- My super hero, Morano Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA,2011

27- "Position Velocity Acceleration", XVA Gallery, Dubai,2011

28- “Reflecting Reality”, Vienna Art Week, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna 2012

29- The state of in-Between, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria 2012

30- Contemporary Iranian Art, New Albion Gallery, NSW, Australia, 2012

31-The Other Side of Visibility, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai,2014

32- Tehran; virtual-real, Aaran art gallery, Tehran 2015

33- United nonsense,  Creative Fusion Artists exhibition, Cleveland , Ohio. 2016

34- Iran X Cuba Beyond the Headlines, Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, 2016






  • Recognizable, an index of Iranian figurative painting during the 1990’s, Farevahar Gallery, Tehran 2010
  • Of blossoms and bullets, an index of Iranian young artists, Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2011
  • Post-Pop, (an index of the Pop-like visual approaches in Iranian contemporary art within social-political contexts and concepts), Mah-e- Mehr Gallery, Tehran, summer 2012
  • Untitled, an index of Iranian young artists, Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2012
  • Less is More, Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2015
  • Suspended, Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2016