Born 1966, Tehran
2005, AIC grant, DRAC Ile-de-France, Paris
2004, Residency at CCA, Glasgow
2004-2005, Residency at Recollets, Paris
2002-2003, Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2000, Grant from FIACRE (French Ministry of Culture) for New York/AFAA studio at ISCP Studio Program, New York
1998, Grant from Margarethen Stiftung, Leipzig
1997, Artist in Residence, UMIST University, Manchester
1996, AIC grant from DRAC (Ministry of Culture), France
1996, Grant from Margarethen Stiftung & artist in residence, Kaditzch
1994, B.A. in Cinematographic Studies, Université Paul Valery, Montpellier
1993, Grant from OFAJ for a residency in Berlin/ Artist in residence, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin
1992, DNSEP (M.F.A.) in Visual Arts, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes
1990, DNAP (B.F.A.) in Visual Arts, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes
Selected solo Exhibitions
2013, Family Tree- from the me series, Carbon 12, Dubai
2013, Mother Tongue/ Archive I 1993-2013/Maree Noire, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
2012, Geopolitik der Wurzeln – No Man’s Land, Teil 2, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt
2011, Road Movie II, performance at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Tours l’immigration
2010, me 2000-2003 & me 2003-2008, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris
2008, me 62/ me 65/ me 66, in conjunction with PhotoFest, Apama Mackey Gallery, Houston, Texas
2007, ME & All the Others, MAC: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, and Chile
2006, Wanted, Phone Boutique, Flandres Avenue, Paris 19th
2004, Me, CCA, Glasgow
2003, Me 49, Me 42, Me 44, Made in Paris, TheSpace@inIVA, London
2001, ‘Wanted’ performance, Nuyorican Poets Café, New York
2000, Performance ‘Wanted’, Galeries Lafayette windows, Avignon
1999, Wedding I, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Berlin (with Y. Shimada)
1999, ‘Vote’ posters,Tehran
1998, Red Home III, Mardabad, Iran
1997-2003, ‘Wanted’ performances in Berlin, Montpellier, Stockholm, Paris, Sète…
1997, Untitled, too; Medamothi Artistic Cockpit, Montpellier
1996, Untitled, Medamothi Artistic Cockpit, Montpellier
1995, Make War Not Love action, Berlin
1994, B (l) ask Home is a B (l) ack home, L’Usine, Nimes
1993, Red Home I, Mardabad, Iran
Selected group shows
2013, Le Pont, MAC/Marseille, Marseille
2012, Si je dis la verité personne ne me croira: Ghazel & students of l’ENSAPC
2011, Open Frame, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète
2010, Living Across: Spaces of Migration, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2009, Elles@Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009, Raad O Bargh- 17 Artists from Iran, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris
2009, FIAC 1, MAMA, Algiers, Algeria
2008, Laughing in a Foreign Language, the Hayward Gallery, London
2007, Normal Love, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 24th Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic. Cacak, Serbia
2006, Zones of Contact, 15th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2006, Humor Me, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2006, Playing in the Light, ICO touring program, UK
2005, ID Troubles U.S. Visit, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, New York
2004, Social Creatures: How Body Becomes Art, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2004, OK America! Apex Art, New York
2003, Clandestines, 50th International Exhibition, Venice Biennal, Venice
2003, VEIL, organized by inIVA at The New Art Gallery, Walsall; Blue Coat Gallery, Liverpool; MOMA, Oxford
2002, DOM/HOME, Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Arts, Sarajevo
2002, Urgent-Wanted, Qamariyeh Gallery, Birzeit University, Palestine International Video Festival, Palestine
2001, Iranian Contemporary Art, the Barbican Centre, London
2001, ISCP open studio exhibition, New York
2000, Ekbatana, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Arts Center, Copenhagen
1999, Chronicle of Void and Beyond with Kaveh Golestan, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
1998, Marknaden, Stockholm
1996, Ouvert la Nuit, Avignon
1995, Club Berlin, Kunstwerke at the Venice Biennial, Venice
1995, Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Rijeka, Croatia
1994, 2ème Etage Sur Cour, Paris
1993, 914 km Nimes-Aix la Chapelle, l’Usine, Nimes
1992, Biennial of Young European Creators, Museo de la Ciutat, Valencia
1991, Works on Paper, B gallery, Nimes
2006, Nomination for Prix Ricard 2006, Paris
Public collections
2002, ‘Me 1997-2000’ installation, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2004, ‘Me 2000-2003’ installation, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillion, Montpellier
2004, ‘Me 2000-2003’ installation, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2008, ’Wanted (Urgent)’posters, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
2003-2008, ‘me’ installation, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
2008, ‘Life Span of a Ballpoint Pen 6’ and ‘Life Span of a Ballpoint Pen 26’, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai