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b.Tehran, Iran 1987

Based in Oakland, CA



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



Board Member (Steering Committee Member, Director of Programming) at Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP), San Francisco, CA




  • Grant, California Art Council, Local Impact Grant, SWANA Arts Programming, Oakland, CA

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


  • Scholarship, 2019 Common Field, Philadelphia Scholarship

  • Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, In Honor of, San Fransisco, CA

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


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


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

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

  • Residency, Aicad, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

  • Scholarship, Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship

  • Juror’s Pick honorCalifornia College of the Arts Commencement Exhibition

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

  • Curatorial Fellowship at Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

2015- 2017  

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

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


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


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


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



  • Co-founder and creative director of Klozar Weaving, supporting women weavers residing in the rural areas of Iran.



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

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

2018    Radio Active Rug, Adobe Book, San Francisco, CA (November 1- November 28, 2018)

2017   The House of Power, Curated by Melissa Wyman, Four Elements Fitness, Oakland, CA

2015   Lost Rug Project, Meyer library, Oakland, CA

2011   Motivation, Tehran East Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran



2019  Language Project, North x North Festival, Anchorage Museum


  • Language Project Workshop, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)May 2018

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


  • Mother Song, The Language Project, What We Offer is Free, With Magdalena Hartelova, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

  • Golden Class Language Breakfast, With Magdalena Hartelova, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Open Engagement, Chicago, IL

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


  • Critiquing United Nations, The Language Project, SFArtNight, With Shirishti School in Bangalore, With Magdalena Hartelova, India, UN Plaza, San Francisco, CA

  • The Language Tour, With Magdalena Hartelova, 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 Hartlova, San Francisco, CA

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


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

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



  • 2020      Juror, Apex Art Organization, New York, NY

  • 2020      Jury Panelist at California Arts Council, Local Impact 2020, Sacramento, CA 

  • 2019     "In Honor of...", Clarion Alley Mural Project and Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA

  • 2018-2020. Jury of International Video Open Call, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2018-2020 Jury of International Experimental Animation Festival, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2018   "In Between," Sholeh Asgary, Cyrus Yoshi Tabar, 8 Sound Wave Biannual, San Francisco, CA

  • 2018   Anastatica, Richard Jonathan Nelson, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA, (February 18-March 23)

  • 2017   Eleven And A Half Hours, Shirin Abedinirad, Dionne Lee, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2017   MEET THEM, 100 Days Action and 

  • 2016   In-Transit, Co-Curator, Hubbell Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015   Iranian Urban Art, Graffik Gallery, co-curator, in collaboration with Roya Arab, London




  • Iranian women artists, My body for your solitude, Casablanca International Video Art Festival, Casablanca, Morocco

  • The Archive to Come, Telematic Media Arts, San Fransisco, CA

  • Sensibility against Violence, NewMediafest 2020, IAM-Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany


  • Rock & Mortar, Video Installation Performance in collaboration 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, Curated by Parya Vatankhah, 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  (January 8 and 9, 2019) 

  • Rock e Malta, ALTERNATIVA’s FRESH Festival, Collaboration with Epiphany Dance Theatre  (January 11 and 12, 2019)


  • TRASLACION, Ctrl+Shft, Oakland, CA (October 27- December 9)

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

  • Media Arts Film Screening, Kala Media Arts Fellows and Honorees, Kala Art InstituteBerkeley, CA

  • Orium II,  Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

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

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

  •  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 institutesBerkeley, CA 


  •  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 


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

  • In-Transit, Co-Curated by Shaghayegh Cyrous, 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, a group exhibition at Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • Crossroads project, part of Make a Change exhibition, leader Sepa Sama, at Kulturcentrum Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby, Sweden

  • Critiquing United Nations, Shirishti School in Bangalore, India

  • Practice Social, Social Engaged art group exhibition, With Samira Davarfara, Art Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA


  • 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, Curated and presented by Art Canteen and Roya Arab, Rich Mix, London, UK

  • Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

  • Offline.1, SO Contemporary, London, UK


  • 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


  • Speak Your Peace, SOMArts Cultural Center, curated by Justin Hoover, San Francisco, CA


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


  • Balcony, Curated by Haleh Anvari, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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

  • Portrait, Seyhoun art gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • In appreciation of Shamsul ‘Emare, Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran


  • Water, mud, wind, fire, In appreciation of Pakistan’s flood, Solh gallery, Red Crescent, Drawing House, 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


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



  • Damunfar, 2nd visual art exhibition, Niavaran cultural center, Tehran, Iran

  • Drawing Parade, Drawing House, Laleh art gallery, Tehran, Iran

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



  • GitHub Universe, Presentation with Mobina Nouri, San Francisco, CA

  • Artist Talk, The Archive to Come, 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

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

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


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

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


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

  • Living Room Light Exchange, Guest Speaker, Nov 21, 2017

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


  • 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      

  • Live video Chat workshop, Unison Of Dream, In collaboration with Samira Davarfara,  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, Susanne Cockrell, 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


  • Urban Art and Iran, Stanford University, Visiting Artist

  • SOMARTS Culture Center, Guest Artist, Workshop

  • SOMARTS Culture Center, Workshop, Flag Stories


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

  • Speak Your Peace, Panel Discussion, SOMArts Culture Center, San Francisco, CA




  • First 50 Book, Aggregate Space Gallery, December 2018

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


  • Arte Útil Archive, Klozar Weaving, November 2017


  • 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


  • Swimming in The Ice, book cover, Witten 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


  • 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




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


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


  • In Memory of, Mural, Simin Daneshvar, Simin Behbahani, and Forough Farrokhzad, In Collaboration with Keyvan Shovir, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA


  • in collaboration with Keyvan Shovir, Mural, Clarion alley mural project, Persian dreams, San Francisco, CA

  • Keyvan and Justin Hoovercollaboration with Chinese culture center, and SFMTA supported by Mural, Chinese poem, Shovir, Wentworth Alley, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA



  • Steering Board Committee, Programming Director, Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA

2018- 2020

  • Programming and Communications Associate at Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA


  • Researcher and Production Assistant, Day For Night project at Salesforce Tower, the Public art of Salesforce Tower by Jim Campbell


  • Civic & Community Engagement Coordinator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA


  • Artist Assistant, Taraneh Hemami

  • Teaching Assistance, Taro Hattori, 4D time-based strategies, CCA, San Francisco, CA

  • Teaching Assistance Narrative and Strategies, Lynn Marie Kirby, BA Film, CCA, San Francisco, CA


  • Teaching, Youth Art, Cantor Art Center, Stanford Museum, California


  • Teaching, Youth Art, Ministry of foreign affairs school, Tehran, Iran


  • Teaching, Youth Art, Mahestan international school, Tehran, Iran


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