ABOUT/CV

 

 

Born in 1977 in Yazd, IRAN, Negar Farajiani lives and works in Tehran. Trained as a painter and graphic designer, Farajiani works at the convergence of diverse media as an artist and curator. Through her art Farajiani plays with the concept of space, both private and public, and is one of the few artists in Iran to create public artworks such as Tehran Monoxide Ptoject and Made in China. Increasingly, Farajiani s work have focused on cooperation with other artists and participatory actions regarding social and environmental problems. She has presented her practices domestically and internationally through exhibitions and lectures. Recent appearances and exhibitions have been hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw,Poland, the Seattle Art Fair presented by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Etemad Gallery in Tehran,Iran, the Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange in Chicago, and Cheryli and Richard Ruszat Scholarship at the University of California, Irvine.

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Etemad Art Gallery, "Mix and Match", Tehran, Iran

2014 M.I.A Gallery, VIVACITY, Seattle, WA

2012 M.I.A Gallery, MIX & UNMATCH, Seattle, WA


2012 Sazmanab Project, UNDO, Tehran, Iran

2011 Etemad Art Gallery, "Insect's March", Tehran, Iran


2007 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran 


2004 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran


2002 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

Curating and social art Experiences

-Tehran Monoxide Project

2017 introducing Green Corners project in kaaf institute, Tehran, Iran

2015 selling indoor plants in sidewalk of Enqelab street in downtown, Tehran, Iran

2015 In Negarestan Garden and the Greenhouse، Tehran, Iran

2014 In Zohre No Pharmacy with 11 photographers,Tehran, Iran

2012 Photos from 4-to-18 years olds view point, Tehran, Iran

2011 In Manzoumeh Kherad School with 36 Artists, Tehran, Iran

 

-Made in China

2015 in Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, USA

2015 in the University of Oregon, Oregon, US

2015 in the University of Irvine, CA, US

2014 in Downtown Chicago, US

2013 in a Publication Electricity Factory, Teblisi and Downtown, Rustavi, Georgia

2013 in Downtown, Toronto, Canada

2012 in DIFC, Dubai, UAE

2011 in the Nahid Spinning Factory, Yazd, Iran

 

-Destination Known

2013 Shar-Bafi, Kashan, Iran

2011 Factory’s Garden, Yazd. Iran

Group Exhibitions

2016 Flânerie, Kaaf institute, Tehran, Iran

2015 Enqelab Street, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, Germany

2015 DUST, Center for Contemprary Art at Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

2014 Breath From A Warm Local( film & video & more), Gent, Belgium

2014 Iranian Artist Forum in Tehran, A Review of a Decade of Video Art in Iran, Tehran, Iran

2013 Royal Collage of Art, Magic of Persia, London, UK

2013 York Quay Gallery, The Third Space, Toronto,Ontario- Canada

2013 CCA-Tbilisi, SubTehran:Subjective truth from Iran, Tbilisi, Georgia 2013 Don Quixote, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 Tehran Calling London / London Calling Tehran, London, UK

2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize shortlist exhibition 2013, EFT-DIFC, Dubai, UAE

2012 M.I.A Gallery, Encor, Seattle, WA, USA Sareban Gallery, Void, Tehran, Iran

2011 Parkingallery, On Paper; Without A Name, Tehran, Iran

2011The invisible present video Program at Oi Futuro, public project by Factory\\\'s Garden, Rio, Brazil

2011 The second Contemporary art Exhibition, Sanandaj, Iran

2011 Mohsen Art Gallery, representation of factory’s Garden, Tehran, Iran

2011 Etemad Art Gallery, 13 x 18 ,Tehran, Iran

2010 Exhibition for Charity (Khaneh Khorshid), Tehran, Iran

2009 Iranian Arts Forum, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2008 Dar-ol-Fonoon Gallery, Painting Exhibition for Charity, Kuwait

2007 Art Space Gallery, New Trend of Iranian Painting, Collected Memories, London, UK

2007 Iran Heritage, an Exhibition of Contemporary of Iranian Arts, London, UK

2007 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2007 Iranian Arts Forum, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2007 Baran Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2006 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran 2005 China Expo, Beijing, China

2006 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2004 Assar Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2000 Museum of Contemporary of Art, Self-Promotional Posters Exhibition, Tehran, Iran 1999 Children Book Illustration, Noma, Japan

2000 Museum of Contemporary of Art, Children Book Illustration Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

1995 Fine Art School, Painting Exhibition, Yazd, Iran

 

Other Activities

2015 Out of Site Artist Conversation: Placement and Displacement, Pasfarda joins hands with Out of Site Chicago to discuss works of three contemporary performance artists Negar Farajiani, Fereshteh HT and Sanaz Sohrabi, Moderated by Tricia Van Eck, Tehran-Chicago

2015 Site specific installation in coopration with Komuna//Warszawa, Liquid Columns a part of DUNE 1961, , Yazd, Iran

2015 Cheryll and Richard Ruszat Scholar at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies. This award supports the study of Iranian cinema and art at UCI.

2013 Short list of Magic of Persia, Royal Collage of Art, London, UK

2012 part of the lecture "Written in Light" about women artists from Iran in SAM (Seattle Art Museum), the presence of the Centre Pompidou for the special exhibition “Elles: Women Artists”, Seattle, USA

2007 Public art, Flight of Falcons / Yashm,Firouzeh, ArtWorks project, Dubai, UAE


2006 Public art, Horses / MIM, ArtWorks project, Dubai, UAE


2002 Book Illustration, Kalateh-Nan and Baran, Mahriz Publication, Tehran, Iran


1999 Animation, Cooperation in Mahriz Mehr Firm and Saba Company, Tehran, Iran