Born on Nov. 5th, 1966 in Tehran, Iran/ lives in Tehran & Paris

1994 B.A. in Cinematographic Studies, Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France

1992 DNSEP (M.F.A.) in Visual Arts, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes, France

1990 DNAP (B.F.A.) in Visual Arts, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes, France

 

solo shows 

 2019

  • Archives 1993-1999 / Iran, New Media Society, Tehran
  • Black Hole, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

 2018

  • Dyslexia, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna
  • Road Movie 18, performance, Haftayneh Gallery, Sari, Iran
  • Road Movie 17, performance, Isoo Gallery, Amol, Iran

2017

  • Mismappings, ISCP, New York
  • 1366 [1987], Otagh Bargh, Dastan Outside, Tehran
  • Road Movie XV, performance, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne
  • Road Movie IX, performance, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Germany
  • Road Movie XIV, performance, ISCP, New York
  • Road Movie XIII, performance, Princeton University, USA

2016

  • Anthologie des racines carrées: Episode 1, Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris
  • Road Movie XII, performance, CAMP, Copenhagen
  • Tracking Shot, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
  • Road Movie X & XI, performance and projection, Centre d’Art, Conte​mporain St. Restitut, France
  • Mea Culpa, Carbon 12, Dubai

2015

  • Intersections, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
  • Performances Clandestines @ Video et après, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2014

  • Memory Drain, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
  • Road Movie 7” performance, Azad Gallery, Tehran

2013

  • Family Tree- from the Me series, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • Marée Noire/Mother Tongue/Archive 1, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
  • Road Movie VI performance, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art, Bourges

2012

  • Geopolitik der Wurzeln – No Man’s Land, Teil 2, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Road Movie III & Road Movie IV, performances @ Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris

2011

  • Road Movie II, performance at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Tours, France
  • Geopolitics of Roots-No Man’s Land, Carbon 12, Dubai

2010

  • Me 2000-2003 & Me 2003-2008, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris
  • Wanted (Urgent), performance @ Slick Art Fair, Paris
  • Road Movie, performance @ Slick Art Fair, Paris

2009

  • Me 2003-2008@Le vestibule, La Maison Rouge, Paris

2008

  • Me 62/ Me 65/  Me 66, in conjunction with  PhotoFest, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Home (stories), @ Bande Passante, CRAC, Sète

2007

  • ME & All The Others, MAC: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2006  

  • Wanted, Phone Boutique, Flandres Avenue, Paris 19th

2005

  • All About Me- Ghazel, a hybrid Iranian around the world, ASK? Art Space, Musashino Art University Alpha M project, Tokyo, Japan
  • All about Me: Ghazel, a hybrid, world-citizen Iranian woman, Space B, Osaka-Seikei University, Nagaokakyo,Japan
  • HOME, performance during the 37th Theatre Venice Festival, Venice Biennial, Venice

2004

  • Me, CCA, Glasgow
  • Me 2000-2003, Arts Centre Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2003

  • Me 49, Me 42, Me 44, Made in Paris, TheSpace@inIVA, London

2002

  • “Identité, métissage et autres arrangements” series, Salon by Meshec Gaba, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2001

  • “Me 1997 – 2000”, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
  • “Wanted” performance, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

2000

  • “Wanted” performance, Galeries Lafayette windows, Avignon

1999

  • “Wedding I”, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin
  • “Vote” posters, Tehran
  • “Sans Titre”, TRAC in FRAC: Fonds régional d’art contemporain, Montpellier

1998

  • “Red Home III”, Mardabad
  • “Red Home IV”, Mardabad
  • “1997 – ­2003 Wanted” performances in Berlin, Montpellier, Stockholm, Paris, Sète…

1997

  • “Untitled, too”; Medamothi Artistic Cockpit, Montpellier “Sheep take IV”, Vitrines Ephemeres, Avignon

1996

  • “Untitled”, Medamothi Artistic Cockpit, Montpellier Andata/Ritorno Gallery, Geneva
  • “Red Home II”, Mardabad

1995

  • “Make War Not Love” action, Berlin
  • “Ohne Titel”, Mulack 23, Berlin

1994

  • “B(l)ack Home is a B(l)ack home”, L’Usine, Nimes
  • “B(l)ack Home is a B(l)ack home”, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin

1993

  • “Red Home I”, Mardabad

 

selected group shows

2019

  • Dramaturkia, University of Antwerp,Antwerp
  • The Construction of the Possible , 13th Havanna Biennial, Havanna

2018

  • Persona Grata, Mac Val, Vitry-Sur-Marne
  • Visual Dialogue, Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai,UAE
  • #WeToo, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
  • Koorts,  Emergent Gallery, Veurne
  • The Bic Collection, 104 Centquatre, Paris

2017

  • Pillars, Carrington, Gent
  • Landscape – Up Close, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • Wedding @ Limited Access 7, New Media Society, Tehran
  • Paris fashion week: The Tangibility of Garment, Body and Power, Versus Art Project, Istanbul
  • The pros and cons of hitch-hiking, Parallel Program of the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece
  • Homeland, Çanakkale Art Walk Osnabrück, Germany

2016

  • GRASSI invites #2: dazwischen/in/between, GRASSI Museum
  • für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, Germany
  • Deportation Regime: Artistic responses to state practices and lived experience of forced removal, CAMP: Center for Art on Migration Politics, Copenhagen

2015

  • A History, Art, Architecture, Design from the 80′s to now, Musée National D’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou) Paris, France
  • Manifest Contra-Sexuel, Humain trop Humain, Centre Dramatique National, Montpellier, France

2014

  • Deprivation/Pozbawienie, Galerie Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
  • Closer Encounters, Carbon 12, Dubai
  • “EXPOSED: Women self-portraits”, Kino Arsenal, Berlin

2013

  • Sparkle/Jaragheh; Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
  • Le Pont, MAC/Marseille, Marseille
  • Disaster, Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Paris Pantin
  • re.act.feminism #2, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
  • Persebook,  4th Annual of Contemporary Arts, Tehran
  • Femmeusesaction #24, MuCEM, Marseille

2012

  • Si je dis la verité personne ne me croira : Ghazel & students of  l’ENSAPC, ENSAPC Ygrec, Paris
  • re.act.feminism #2, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland
  • re.act. feminism#2, Galerija Miroslav Kraljević Zagreb, Croatia
  • Forward/Vorwärts, Q Contemporary, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Pulso Iraniano, Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Pulso Iraniano, SESC Vila Mariana, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • re.act.feminism #2, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
  • re.act.feminism #2, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia
  • re.act.feminism #2, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

2011

  • Open Frame, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète
  • CENTRE POMPIDOU: Video Art Collection (1965 - 2010), Centre Culturel Français Izmir, Turkey
  • Pulso Iraniano, Espaço OI FUTURO, Rio de Janeiro
  • J'ai deux Amours, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
  • re.act.feminism #2, a performing archive ; Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Espagne
  • Home (stories) @ Festival international MediaWave, Szombathely, Hungary
  • Road Movie @ Vidéo’Val : Résister, résistance, résistant-e; l’université Paris-Est Créteil, France

2010

  • Living Across: Spaces of Migration, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Iran & Co., the Archive, Documentary: Iran Beyond Borders (1960-2010), ‘La Brugeoise’, Bruges, Belgium
  • I Am Not Half the Man I Used to Be, Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait
  • Time after Time, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • Veiled Memoirs: Contemporary Art from Iran, XIV Biennale Donna (Woman Biennial), Contemporary Art Museum, Ferrara, Italy
  • The Stalking of Absence (vis-à-vis Iran), Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

2009

  • Elles@Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Holland
  • La Ruche en d’autres thermes, Palais Lumière, Evian, France
  • Raad O Bargh- 17 Artists from Iran, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris
  • Me 1997-2000 @ Art Park, Art Dubai 2009
  • The view from elsewhere / Small acts, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
  • Urgent, shown at the permanent collection, la Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
  • The view from elsewhere / Small acts, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  • Home (stories)@ Utopia; ici et là, Chateau de Saint Ouen, Saint Ouen
  • La Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration à Sao Paolo, Memorial do imigrante, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Raad o Bargh, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzbourg, Austria
  • FIAC 1, MAMA, Algiers, Algeria

2008

  • Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward Gallery, London
  • Home (stories) @ Southbank Centre, London
  • Home (stories) @ Espace Cardin, Paris
  • Home (stories) @ FID Marseille, Marseille, France
    Home (stories) @ 5th Venice Film Meeting, Venice
  • Home (stories) @ 21st Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Home (stories) @25th Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen-Stuttgarts
  • Crack Up, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Video screening, 'bedün´ ə onvän´ / Untitled Series', part of 'Iran: New Voices', the Barbican Center, London

2007

  • Normal Love, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  • 24th Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic. Cacak, Serbia
    Androïde contre Humain, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier
    Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
  • Inauguration, Santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

2006

  • Zones of Contact, 15th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Humor Me, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • Diari, Galleria 1000eventi, Milan, Italy
  • Why Pictures Now?, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
  • Incipit, Ricard prize 2006,Espace Ricard, Paris
  • Femmeuses, Parc St.Leger Centre d’Art, Pouges-les-Eaux, France

2005

  • Belonging, 7th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE
  • Inhabituel, Fabbrica  del Vapore, Milan
  • Peripheral Vision,Void Gallery, Derry,Ireland
  • Risk Creative Action in Political Culture, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Emergency Biennale, Grozny,Chechnya+ Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • ID Troubles U.S. Visit, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • L'humanité mise à nu et l'art en frac, même, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain,Luxemburg
  • Sweet Taboos, Episode 2 :To Lose Without Being A Loser,3rd Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania

2004

  • Social Creatures: How Body Becomes Art, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Far Near Distance, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Pequenas Escenas, Galeria Animale, Santigago de Chile, Chile
  • Veil, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Postcards from Cuba, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
  • Fragmented Mirror,CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
  • Minority Report, Station 1 : The Equestrian hall, Aahrus, Denmark
  • ID Troubles, Halle für Kunst, Lueneburg, Germany
  • OK America!, Apex Art, New York, USA
  • Clandestines, Forte Spagnolo, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Movimento-Movimenti, in Bagheria, Matera, Lecce, Reggio Calabria and Campobasso, Italy

2003

  • Clandestines, 50th International Exhibition, Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy
  • El Arte con La Vida, 8th Havana Biennal, Havana, Cuba
  • VEIL, organized by inIVA at The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool; MOMA, Oxford, UK
  • Voyages d’Artistes: Algérie 03, Espace Electra, Paris, France
  • Aletheia, Gothebourg Art Museum, Sweden
  • Haft: 7 Iranian Artists, Espace Landowsky, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

2002

  • “Lewis Caroll confiture demain et confiture hier, Mais jamais confiture auj”, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sète, France
  • “Dom/Home”, Museum of Contemporary Art Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • “Wanted/Urgent”, Photo Cairo, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
  • “Nuit Blanche, plus qu’une image”, Ancienne Pompes Funèbres, Paris
  • “Urgent­Wanted”, Qamariyeh Gallery ,Birzeit University, Palestine
  • International Video Festival, Palestine

2001

  • “Iranian Contemporary Art”, The Barbican Centre, London
  • “Regards Persans”, Espace Electra, Paris
  • “My Generation”, Atlantis Gallery, London
  • ISCP open studio exhibition, New York

2000

  • “Ekbatana”, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Arts Center, Copenhagen

1999

  • “Untitled with Roxana”, 13 Vanak st. Space, Tehran
  • “Chronicle of Void and Beyond with Kaveh Golestan”, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

1998

  • Marknaden, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Cet Eté Là”, CRAC: Centre régional d’Art Contemporain, Sète

1996

  • Ouvert la Nuit, Avignon

1995

  • “Club Berlin”, Kunstwerke at the Venice Biennial, Italy
  • Artistes au lycée, Montpellier
  • Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Rijeka

1994

  • 2ème Etage Sur Cour, Paris

1993

  • “914 km Nimes­Aix la Chapelle”, l’Usine, Nimes
  • “39 jeunes Artistes”, Arcana Gallery, Montpellier
  • Biennale des Jeunes, Rijeka

1992

  • Biennial of Young European Creators, Museo de la Ciutat, Valencia
  • Biennial of Young European Creators, Carre St. Anne, Montpellier

1991

  • “Works on Paper”, B gallery, Nimes
  • “914 km Aachen­Nimes”, Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen

 

permanent collections

“Urgent” posters exhibited permanently at La Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris

 

public collections

  • Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • FRAC: Fond régional d’art contemporain, Languedoc­Roussillion, Montpellier
  • MUMOK: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
  • La Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
  • SPM: Salsali Private Museum, Dubai
  • Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
  • BIC Collection, Paris

awards/grants

  • 2018 Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Letters
  • 2016 Shortlist Nomination, The Sovereign Middle East & North Africa Art Prize, Dubai
  • 2006 Nomination for Prix Ricard 2006, Paris
  • 2005 AIC grant, DRAC Ile-de-France, Paris
  • 2004 Residency at CCA, Glasgow
  • 04&05 Residency at Recollets, Paris
  • 02&03 Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • 2000 Grant from CNAP (French Ministry of Culture) for New York
  • 2001 Residency at ISCP Studio Program, New York
  • 1998 Grant from Margarethen Stiftung, Leipzig, Germany
  • 1997 Artist in Residence, UMIST University, Manchester, England
  • 1996 AIC grant from DRAC (Ministry of Culture), France
    Grant from Margarethen Stiftung & artist in residence, Kaditzch, Germany
  • 1993 Grant from OFAJ for a residency in Berlin
    Artist in residence, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin