I am an interdisciplinary artist using printmaking, drawing, video and installation as my primary mediums. The ideas in my works stem from an interpersonal realm, but they speak out to different individuals and communities that undergo abrupt and suspended situations in various scenarios. While navigating among different narratives, my works negotiate the uncertain status and the constant state of hovering and flux taking place in their subject's proximate and distant surrounding. My projects usually focus on binaries: absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. The videos function as drawings with a time dimension; instead of having sharp beginnings and ends they are consisted of looped episodes with no exit points, that imply the gist of a narrative in an abstract manner rather than suggesting a linear story. It is as if a single drawing/print comes to life/motion. On the other hand the prints capture a moment of pause and stillness, a transition between two phases that is emptied from the aspect of time.
In my practice drawing and prints complements the idea rather than being dictated by it. An open space between the drawings and the ideas allows for a back and forth conversation that creates the core of my discourse. The three sections in my most recent project are in dialogue through repetition, loops, patterns and ultimately the notion of trap. Through the process of recurrence in the motif of the nets and the looped narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted. The nets and their encompassing void together and solely implicate a space in which the figures are confined and trapped in. Within different parts of this project there lays an ongoing tension and an occasional leakage between inside & outside while implicating a sense of suspension and pause. These in-between zones are connected by a thread, the mountain.

Born in Tehran, Iran

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2015           MFA Fine Art, Parsons the New School for Design, New York

2013           BFA, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Rhode Island   

200-2009   Candidate for BA in Cinema, Art University of Tehran, Tehran



2021            Refrain, 009821 Projects, Tehran, Iran

2016-2017   Where my past expires in a deed, Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran



2021            GlogauAIR Artist Showcase, Berlin, Germany

2018-2019   Marie & Liv, Slaturhusid Culture Centre, Egilsstadir, Iceland (commission)



2018            LungA Buoys, A collaborative with Setare Arashloo, LungA School, The Net Factory

                    Seyisfjordur, Iceland 


2022          Unearthed Online: A virtual zoonotic hex exhibition, Field Projects, NY
2021          GlogauAIR open studios, Berlin

                  Plus/Minus2020, Artilade Virtual exhibition
2020          Videos on Loop, Wolf Kahn Studio Building (Gallery II), Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA

                   Homebody: New Prints 2020/Winter, International Print Centre New York, NY

                   Circumvolution, Organized by Paadman Projects and [SHIFT:ibcpa], University of

                   Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2019          RE:RE:RE: patterns, La Bodega Gallery, NY

                  Red, Site:Brooklyn, NY

2017          Multiplicity Vol.1, Bread & Salt and Dastan: Outside, Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

                  Postcardese, Azad Art gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016          Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, The Pratt Institute, NY, USA

                  Drawing Lines Across Mediums, Site:Brooklyn, NY, USA
2015          Pausing just to keep up, Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania, Australia

                  Off Pink, Parsons Fine Arts 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Kitchen, NY, USA

                  Video Snack 4, Regina Rex, NY, USA

                  MOP Cap (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize) Shortlist Exhibition, Jumeirah Beach

                   Road Villa (Private Residence), Dubai, NY, USA

 2014          Lumpy Discourses, 25 East Gallery, NY, USA

                   FE:BODY, 25 East Gallery, NY, USA

2013           Small Photos Exhibition, Arya Gallery, NY, USA

                   This Placement: Race, Identity, Culture Shock, The Roots Cultural Centre, Providence,

                    RI, USA

                    White Tie Show, Expose, Providence, RI, USA
2012            RISD Mostra Finlae, Palazetto Ceni, Rome, Italy

                    WI-FI Art Exhibit, Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

                    Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
2010            The World to Where I Adhere, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran            



2021            GlogauAIR Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany

2019             School Art Fellowship – Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Centre, Vermont, USA

2018             LungA Residency Fellowship, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2013             The Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF)
2012             RISD EHP (European Honours Program)



 2014             Luciano Benetton Collection, Iran:; Contemporary Artists from

                     Iran, Imagomundi, (Italy: Fabrica 2014), p.283
2012             The Round Magazine, Brown University, Issue VI, Fall 2012, p.69            

Where my past expires in a deed, Frame Material: Photo and image transfer on vellum, 2015 Phantom Memory #2, Frame material: Photo transfer on vellum + pen, 2014