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Born in 1974, Tehran, Iran

B.A degree in Photography, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions:

•  Golestan Gallery, Tehran,Iran, 1999

•  Leighton House Museum, London,England, 1999 

•  Exhibition of Fnac, France, 2001

•  Villa Moda, Kuwait, 2002   

•  French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria, 2006 

•  Al mamal Foundation2, Jerusalem, Palestine, 2006 

•  B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2007 

•  Photography Festival of Istanbul, Turkey, 2007   

•  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California,USA, 2008 

•  Silk Road, Tehran,Iran,  2008  

•  Tasweer Gallery, India, 2008

•  Aeroplastics Contemporary, Belgium, 2009 

•  FCG Dusseldorf, Germany, 2009

•  Co2 Gallery, Rome,Italy,  2009

•  Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris,France, 2009

•  Guild Art, Mumbai, India, 2010

•  Queen Gallery, Canada, 2011

•  SilkRoad Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011

•  The international photo festival, Kusadasi, Turkey, 2012

•  Podbielsky Contmporary Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2013

•  Mairie De Ploumagoar, France, 2013

•  Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India, 2013

•  Foto Galeria Lang, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014

•  Aban Gallery, Mashhad, Iran, 2014

•  Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait, 2015

•  The others me, officine dell'Immagine Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2015

•  Retrospective Shadi Ghadirian, Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, France, 2015

•  AB Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016

•  Retrospective Shadi Ghadirian, Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de
    San Benito,
  Valladolid, Spain, 2017

•  Retrospective Shadi Ghadirian, Centre del Come, Valencia, Spain, 2018

•  Retrospective Shadi Ghadirian, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan,

    Armenia, 2019

•  Retrospective Shadi Ghadirian, Centro Niemeyer, Aviles, Spain, 2019


Group Exhibitions:


•  1997

Group Exhibition (About Children) Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Tehran International Documentary Photo exhibition, Tehran, Iran


•  1998

Sooreh International photo exhibition, Tehran, Iran

Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran


•  2000

Inheritance, Leighton House Museum, London, England

Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark 

Ballymena Arts Festival, Northern Ireland

The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation, Worth Ryder Gallery at University of California, Berkeley, USA


•  2001

A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Barbican Art Center (Iranian Contemporary Art), London, England

Photospania Festival, Spain

Regards Persons, Space Electra, Paris, France


•  2002

Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (Glimpses Of Iran), Greece


•  2003

Harem Fantasies and the new Scheherzades, Spain and France

Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah

Women in Orient - Women in Occident, Germany

Konstmuseum Gutenberg, Sweden

Ville De Bologna, France 

Veil exhibition, the new Art Gallery, Walsall, Liverpool, Oxford, England

Sorbonne University, Paris, France


•  2004

San Jose Museum of Art, New York, USA

The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Photo Biennale of Moscow, Russia

Parliament of Brussels, Belgium

Photo Biennale of Luxemburg

Chobi Mella 3, Dhaka, Bangladesh


•  2005

How eastern look at western, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

Rebel mind Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Foto Art Festival, Poland

Group Exhibition, after the revolution, Sans Bastian, Spain

Aeroplastics Gallery, Belgium

N Gallery, Tibilisi, Georgia

Galata Fotografhanesi, Istanbul, Turkey

 Baudouin  Lebon Gallery, Paris, France

Third Line Gallery, Dubai


•  2006

Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York, USA

Art space Witzenhausen , Amsterdam, Netherland

The Veiled Mirror, Contemporary Iranian Photography, De Santos Gallery, Houton, Texas, USA

Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, The British Museum, London, England

Image of Middle East, dccd, Denmark

Ey Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, Gold Cost City Art Gallery, Australia

Representation and Use of the Body in Art, Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris, France

Le Rectangle, Lyon, France

Selyemes Fenyek, Budapest

Inaugura en Tucumán, Mexico


•  2007

Noorderlicht photo festival, Netherlands

La Paz, Bolivia

FotoEncuentro, Colombia

San Diego Convention Centre, California, USA

Silk Road, Tehran, Iran


•  2008

Word Into Art, DIFC, Dubai

Cramer Contemporary, Switzerland

Exprmntl gallery, Toulouse, France

Women of Light, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin


•  2009

Mall Gallery, Masques of Shahrzad, London, England

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, England

Italian School, Tehran, Iran
165 years of Iranian Photography, Du Quai Branly Museum, Paris, France

Rebelle. Art and feminism 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Nederland

Routes, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, England

Guild Art Gallery, New York, USA

Arario Gallery New York, USA

The Seen and the Hidden, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York , USA


•  2010

Galerie Ernst Hilger, Austria

Cmooa Gallery, Morocco

LTMH Gallery, New York, USA

Stare at the Other Side, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain

Barakat, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA

Waterhouse & Dodd, London, England

The Silk Road, Saatchi Gallery, Lille, France

Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland

IRAN: Preview of the past, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Act of Faith, Abdijdmuseum Ten Duinen' in Koksijde, Belgium


•  2011

The French Cultural Center in Yangon, Burma

Photo Espana Festival, Spain

Cool Art Café, Brussels, Belgium

Boghossian foundation, Brussels, Belgium

Zendegi, Beiroot Exhibition Center, Lebonan

Artespacio CAF,Bolivia

Staging I dentity, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Switzerland

Face Contact,  PHotoEspana, Madrid, Spain

Idols and Icons, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore

Pool, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Tehran Monoxide Project, Kherad  School, Tehran, Iran

Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brezil


•  2012

The Elephant in the dark, Mumbai, India

Iranian Perspectives, Richard Young Gallery, London, England

Light from the Middle East, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society. Art Gallery of the Princeton Arts Council, New Jersey, USA

Evreux, Maison des Arts, France

Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia

The other half of Iran, SEM-Art Gallery, Monaco

Museum of contemporary art, Isfahan, Iran

Iranian Art, Cite International des Arts, Paris, France

Majority World, Guardian Gallery, London, England

Biennial of Fashion Photography, Varazdin, Croatia, USA

Social Order, Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan, Photo Center Northwest, USA

Pictorial Representations from the Arab World and Iran, Rose Issa Project, London, England

Pulso Iranano, Sao Paulo, Brazil


•  2013

Havaye Taze, Maison des arts Solange-Baudoux - Ville d'Évreux, France

International museum of women, CA, USA

Inter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing, China

Identity, Haleh Gallery, Germany

Ulsan International Photography Festival, South Korea

Side By Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany

She who tells the story, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Mazatlan's Cultural Festival, Mexico

Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Pardis Melat Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran


•  2014

Fine Arts Gallery of California State University, Los Angeles, USA

Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Somerset House, London, England

True to life, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, England

Muscle Memory in the Middle East and the Caucasus, Freeman Space, NY, USA

She who tells the story, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California, USA

Annual festival for Russian photographers, Uglich, Russia

Salvation,Gaza, Niavaran Cultural House, Tehran, Iran

Majority World, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai

Iran & Rio Art connection, Largo das Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Voice of Tacitness, International Photo Festival, Hong Kong

Open Museum Open City, Maxxi Museum, Rome, Italy


•  2015

Eyes on Iran, Hinterland at Slash/Creative Studio, Wien, Austria

She Who Tells a Story, Stanford University, CA, USA

SELF Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, National Academy Museum and School, New York, USA    

Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, USA

Too Early, Too Late. Middle East and Modernity, Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna,  Italy

Burnt Generation, the University of Calgary's Founders' Gallery at the Military Museums, Canada

The breaking of silence, Shirin art gallery, tehran, Iran

Qajar Women, The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Qatar Museums , Doha, Qatar

Humble me, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Belgium

Venice biennale, Italy


•  2016

She Who Tells a Story, The National Museum, Washington DC, USA

Agoraphobia, Tarahan Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea

Miradas Paralelas, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Visage/Image Of Self, Aran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Photo Istanbul, International festival of photography, Istanbul, Turkey


•  2017

Presence, CENTER for VISUAL ART Metropolitan State University, Denver, USA

Rebel, the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

Invisible Cities, Columbia University, New York, USA

She who tells a story, The Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada

Tirgan Festival, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Ballart International Foto Biennale, Australia

Chiangjiang International Biennale of photography, China

Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia

Iran, Annee 38, Rencontres D’ Arles, France

Apiece of life, E1 Gallery, Tehran, Iran


•  2018

In the Fields of Empty Days, LACMA Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA

Contemporary Iran, Salon D’Art, Monte Carlo, France

Genesis of a latent vision, Fotografia Europea 018, Italy

Termeh Art Festival, Munich, Germany

To Infinity and beyond, BredaPhoto Festival, Netherlands

Unveild, Saint-Petersburg, Loft project Etazhi, Russia

Tehran Monoxide, Silk road Gallery, Tehran

Contemporary Muslim Fashions, De Youg Museum, San Francisco, USA

Every Body Talks, Mattatoio, Rome, Italy

SOFT POWER, Bourges at Transpalette Art Center, France


•  2019

Chennai Photo Biennale, India

Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

Capturing Iran’s Past, Pergamon museum, Berlin, Germany


•  2020
A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020, Whitechapel Gallery, london

Public Collections:


The British Museum, London

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

The Smithsonian museum, Washington DC, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Mumok  (Museum Modern Kunst Sitftung Ludwig), Vienna

Musée d’art et d’archéologie de la ville d’Aurillac, France

Devi Art Foundation, India

Museum of contemporary Art, Tehran

The Museum of fine art Boston (MFA)

Pergamon museum, Berlin, Germany

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