SHAGHAYEGH CYROUS

b. Tehran, Iran 1987

Based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California

 

www.shcyrous.com

shaghayeghcyrous@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2017    MFA in Social Practice, California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA

2010    BA in Visual Art Studies, University of science and culture (USC), Tehran, Iran

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES ​

2022   When the Sun Rotates, Iranian American Women Day, April 27, Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF),  Project of Jim Campbell Day for             Night  project Canvas on Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, CA

2022    “AMP Folktales” 2022 season, One of the 8th series of 8 episodes broadcasted monthly, California Arts Council,            Oakland, CA

2020    The Window, Kottbusser Damm 68 Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2019    In Honor of..., (performance) 4 Waves: 40 Performances for the Hole, SOMARTS Culture Center, San Francisco, CA  

2018    Radioactive Rug, Adobe Book, San Francisco, CA 

2017    The House of Power, Four Elements Fitness, Oakland, CA

2015    Lost Rug Project, Meyer library, Oakland, CA

2011    Motivation, Tehran East Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2022    The Journey سفر, with Keyvan Shovir, Artists Village Corner, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2019    Language Project, North x North Festival, With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, Anchorage Museum, Alaska

2018

Language Project Workshop, With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), Berkeley, CA

Over Here Not Yet, With Renée Rhodes, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

The essence of Threads, Sanctuary, For-Site Foundation, Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco, CA

2017​

Mother Song, The Mother Tongue Project, What We Offer is Free, (In Memory of Ted Purves), With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Golden Class Language Breakfast, The Mother Tongue Project, Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Open Engagement, Chicago, IL

The Garden, Practice Social, With Camilla Hammer, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

2016

Critiquing United Nations, The Mother Tongue Project, SFArtNight, With Shirishti School in Bangalore, With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, India, UN Plaza, San Francisco, CA

The Language tour, With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Museum in Museum, With  Prima Sakuntabhai, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Language Project, Parking Lot Art Fair, With Magdalena Jadwiga Härtelova San Francisco, CA

Unison Of Sky, The 5th festival of 30 performances, 30 Artists, 30 days, curated by Amir Rad, With Samira Davarfara, Tehran MOCA and CCA in San Francisco, Iran/USA

2014

The Future of the Past, The Past of Future, the 4th festival of 30 performances, 30 artists, 30 days, With Samira Davarfara, Tehran East art gallery, Tehran, Iran

Red Carpet and Black Dandelion, With Sepa Sama, Solitary Collaborative Practice, Emeryville, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ PERFORMANCES

 

2022

The Flow, Central Stage, and Artists Television Access, CA

Khamsa, Art Together, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

Peace Letter to Ukraine”, The Ukraine Darkroom,  Alphabet Art Centre, CologneOff

2021      

Orbits/ Maddarha, Midnight Artists Collaboration, with Finely + Muse, Project of Jim Campbel Day for Night  project Canvas on Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, CA

The Cycle, Eclipsed Body, Harmful Space, curated by Paria Vatankhah, Festival d'Oodaaq, Le lieu, Rennes in France

Bangkit Sama Sama/ Together We Rise, Clarion Alley Mural Project, Yogyakarta Indonesia & San Francisco, CA

Walking, Project 13, Central Stage, Richmond, CA

Bangkit Sama-Sama/ Arise Together, Cultural Exchange between the US and Indonesia, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA

2020 

When We Decide to End Themselves, Central Stage, Richmond, CA

The Archive to Come, Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco, CA

Sensibility against Violence, NewMedia fest 2020, IAM-Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

2019

Rock & Mortar, Video Installation Performance, With Kim Epifano and Epiphany Dance Theater, Z Space, San Francisco, CA

Everybody was Waiting, Part of In Honor of... Project, With Sholeh Asgary and Sahar Delijani, Artists Television Access (ATA), San Francisco, CA

Sensibility against Violence, Iranian Women artists, 25th International Video Art Festival of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco

Once at Present, Contemporary Art of Bay Area Iranian Diaspora, Curated by Kevin Chen and Taraneh Hemami, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

Forms & Figures, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

ART AND THE 4th DIMENSION, International Symposium on Conceptions of Time, Space and Movement in Art, The International Affairs Office of the College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran 

Rock e Malta, ALTERNATIVA’s FRESH Festival, With Epiphany Dance Theatre, San Francisco, CA

2018 

TRASLACION, Ctrl+Shft, Oakland, CA 

No Smell Not Touch, Screening, Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA 

Media Arts Film Screening, Kala Media Arts Fellows and Honorees, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Orium II,  Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

"A River Flowing," East of West Gallery,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Art Give Back, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

"You Had to Be There," Klozar Weaving, Swissnex, San Francisco, CA

Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art institutes, Berkeley, CA 

2017  

Pronounce My Name?, East of West, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Flush!, Site-Specific Video Installation, Concept 190, San Francisco, CA

A Window to Tehran, Commencement Exhibition 2017, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Wing, Art, and Crime, Organized by Kota Ezawa, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA

The Closest I could Get to the Sun, MFA Thesis exhibition, PFC, Wattis, San Francisco, CA

Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

Meet "THEM," MENArt Group, 100 Days Action, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

A window to Tehran, MFA Now 2017, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Again, Rigo 23 project, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 

2016  

‪#‎simulacra, A window to Tehran, Embark Gallery‬, Juried by Julie Casemore and Allie Haeusslein

In-Transit, Hubble Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Our Gallery Is Your Living Room, Curated by Susanne Cockril, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

Letters to Species, Social Practice CCA, Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA

Inhale, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Crossroads project, Make a Change exhibition, Curated by Sepa Sama, at Kulturcentrum Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby, Sweden

Critiquing United Nations, a sound installation of The Language Project atSFArtNight, Shirishti School in Bangalore, India

Practice Social, Art Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015   

Can We Talk About Art?, facilitated by Amanda Eicher, SFMOMA On The Go, San Francisco, CA

Outside Ourselves, Ourselves Outside, Borderline Collective, San Francisco, CA

Inside Out Iran, Art Canteen, Rich Mix, London, UK

Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

Offline.1, SO Contemporary, London, UK

2014  

Ma (We), With Taraneh Hemami, Fabrication Exhibition, Project of Survival, Southern Exposure (SoEx), San Francisco, CA

Culture Citizen: The Immigrant and the Stranger, Denver Seminary, The Bridge Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013    Speak Your Peace, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

2012    Mirror, Golestan Palace, Curated by Drawing House, Tehran, Iran

2011   

Balcony, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Ajayebol Maxluqat, Momayyez art Gallery, Drawing House, Tehran, Iran

Portrait, Seyhoun art gallery, Tehran, Iran

In Appreciation of Shamsul ‘Emare, Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

2010   

Water, mud, wind, fire, in appreciation of Pakistan’s flood, Solh gallery, Red Crescent, Tehran, Iran

First Iranian Art festival, Saba Museum of art, Tehran, Iran

Spring, Magic of Persia (MOP) curated by Haleh Anvari, British Museum of London, UK

Coffee House, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

2009    The Traveler, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

2008  

BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DEL CARTEL EN MÉXICO, 10BICM, México

Damunfar 2nd Visual Art Exhibition, Niavaran cultural center, Tehran, Iran

Drawing Parade, Curated by Drawing House, Laleh art gallery, Tehran, Iran

The World, Curated by Akbar Nikanpour, Afrand art gallery, Tehran, Iran ​

ARTIST TALK/ PRESENTATION/ PANELS​/ WORKSHOPS

2021

Artist Conversation, Alsharqreise, Berlin, Germany

Presentation Reflecting After Hope Symposium. Art and Activism, Asian Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA

After Hope Symposium, Zamin project, Asian Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA

Stories & Solidarity: International Women's Day Symposium, Guest Speaker, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia

2020 

GitHub Universe, Guest Speaker, with Mobina Nouri, San Francisco, CA

The Archive to Come, Artist Talk, Telematic Arts and Media, San Francisco, CA

After Hope, Presentation, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Six Hats, Online Workshop in collaboration with Mobina Nouri, Codame, San Francisco, CA

Getting Paid For It, Panel Discussion, Hosted by  Immersive Arts Alliance, CA

Collective Storytelling, online workshop, Codame, San Francisco, CA

2018​

Embrace Your Freecom/ Know Your Rights, Guest Speaker, For Freedom, Project by Hank Willis Thomas, Guest Speaker, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Anastatica, Panel Discussion, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 

Eleven and a Half Hours, Panel Discussion, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

Living Room Light Exchange, Guest Speaker, Oakland, CA

Does Art Have Users? SFMOMA Symposium, Escuela de Arte Útil, Presentation, Yerba Buena Center for the Art, San Francisco, CA 

2016   

Language Project Talk and performance at Language Shaping Ideas, Claudia Bernardi, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Again, Home: Narrative of Place and Displacement Reading, Lit Crawl, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA, OCT. 15, 2016      

Unison Of Dream, With Samira Davarfara, Live video Chat workshop,  Between Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, Iran, and Drawing Center, CCA San Francisco, CA

Social Space and Public discourse in Iran, Stanford University, Visiting Artist

Social Practice, Sussanne Cockrill, California College of the Arts, Visiting Artist

Narrative Strategies, questioning among the exile and migration, California College of the Art, Lynn Marie Kirby, Visiting Artist

2014      

Urban Art and Iran, Stanford University, Visiting Artist

SOMARTS Culture Center, Guest Artist, Workshop

SOMARTS Culture Center, Workshop, Flag Stories

2013   

Color censorship lecture, Struggles against Censorship in Iran, Siamak Pourzand Foundation, by National Endowment for Democracy, Visiting Lecturer

Speak Your Peace, SOMARTS, Panel discussion

 

ONGOING SOCIAL PRACTICE PROJECTS

Zamin Project, A multi-faceted art project, aims to create a space for dialogue and connection between SWANA artists, curators, and educators in the Bay Area and beyond. 

Klozar Weaving Project, Changing the power dynamic between the weaver and the market industry.
 

AWARDS/ FELLOWSHIPS/ RESIDENCIES

2022

Grant, Zamin project, California Arts Council, Local Impact, Clarion Alley Mural Project, Central Stage, Artists Television Access, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

2021

Nominee of Gold Art Prize, 2021 Asian American and Pacific Islander Artists

2020 

Grant, Zamin Project California Arts Council, Local Impact Grant, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

Finalist, Tosa Studio Award, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

2019    Common Field, Philadelphia Scholarship

Bangkit Arise, An International Arts Exchange and residency, Between Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and San Francisco, USA, Clarion Alley Mural Project, Asian Art Museum

2018    Honorary AIR Award, Media Art Residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2017  ​

Creative Dissent Fellows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts lead by Tania Bruguera

(Finalist) Graduate Fellowship, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Aicad Residency, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship

Juror’s Pick honor, California College of the Arts Commencement Exhibition

Methods of Acting(on): Alumnae Residency, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

Fellowship at Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

California College of the Arts Travel Grant, Open Engagement Conference in Chicago, IL

2015-17  

CCA MFA Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Diversity Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011    In appreciation of Shamsul ‘Emare, Award, Golestan Palace, Iran

2010    First Iranian Emerging art festival, Award, Saba Museum of Tehran, Iran

2009    Photography first prize, Award, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

 

PUBLIC ART

2021     The Journey, Mural, Village Artist Corner, With Keyvan Shovir, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2019     In Honor of, Mural in support of women prisoners in Iran, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA

2015     In Memory of, Mural,With Keyvan Shovir, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA

20         Persian Dreams, Mural, With Keyvan Shovir, Clarion alley mural project, San Francisco, CA   Chinese Poem,  With Keyvan Shovir and Justin                    Hoover, Chinese culture center, Wentworth Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA


 

PUBLICATION

2022    Bangkit Arise, International Art Exchange, Asian Art Museum and Clarion Alley Mural Project

2018    First 50 Book, Aggregate Space Gallery, December 2018

After the Internet, Living Room Light Exchange, October, 2018

2017    Arte Útil Archive, Klozar Weaving, November 2017

2016    The West Coast Offset, a publication by Social Practice Workshop at California College of the Art, Open Engagement 2016, international                     social engaged conference, Oakland Museum of California

2012  

Swimming in The Ice, book cover, Written by Amirhossein Daneshvar, Hoonar publication, Iran, ISN: 978600- 93052-0-9

The Weird Dream, Children books illustration, Written by Mohammadreza Yousefi, Danesh Negar publication, Iran, ISN  978_600_308_003_4

2011     Mar Negro, a book written by Ana Arzoumanian, taken from Motivation Performance and it announced    the presentation of the book in                     Santiago de Chile, SBN: 978-956-9071-11-9