Foad Alijani

transmedia artist-curator
standing in Amsterdam

mini CV [for full version please send an email]

2023 / Master of Arts in Praxis (DAI), ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
2015 / Master of Art in Research. Soore University of Art, Tehran, Iran.
2008 / Bachelor of Applied Art, Isfahan University of Art, Isfahan, Iran.

Position
2018-Present / Founder and curator at Paadmaan projects.
2010-Present / Art director at Royanegaran Design Studio.
2008-10 / Gallery coordinator, Iranian Academy of Arts.
2006-8 / Founder and editor of the art and philosophy magazine “Barg-e-Sefid”, Isfahan university of art.

Solo Exhibitions / Projects
2024 / “The Five”, PAF (Performing Arts Forum), St Erme, France.
2021-2023 / “BARG volume 1,2,3”, two years nomadic book presentation.
2021 / “Between Lines”, Personal studio, Tehran, Iran.
2019 / “Color Portray“, two-channel video.
2017 / “Coextensive Points”, project for Yatoo organization, Gongju, South Korea.
2016 / “Lines”, public space project for Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany.
2016 / “Inventory”, La Cabine art space, Clrmont-Ferand, France.
2015 / “Equation”, Saye gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2013 / “Reminiscence”, Jorjani gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2008 / BA thesis exhibition, “Fluid Dream”, gallery of Isfahan University of Art, Isfahan, Iran.

Selected Group Shows
2021 / “As 13 Grams of Lines”, Group show with Mitra Soltani and Tarlan Lotfizadeh.
2018 / “CARBON 18”, Contemporary art event in Saint-Étienne, France, from April 27 to May 06.
2016 / The second Iran-France exchange program, organized by Kooshk Residency and Artistes en Résidence, Mohsen art gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2015 / Eco Park Land Art Festival, Curated by Mahmoud Maktabi, Shiraz, Iran.
2007 / Student exhibition tour, Tehran municipal cultural centers, Organized by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Residencies
2017 / South Korea, Gongju, Yatoo.
2016 / Germany, Berlin, Institut für Alles Mögliche.
2016 / France, Clermont-Ferrand, Artistes en Résidence.

Professional Organizations
2023-Present / Performing Arts Forum (PAF), Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France.
2022-Present / Partner with Nomadic School of Arts (KASK & Conservatorium), Ghent, Belgium (Behalf on Paadmaan projects).
2021-2023 / LASER Chair (Leonardo is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the MIT Press).
2019-Present / Member of Interface (non-profit Irish organization).
2018 / Member of Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
2017 – Present / Member of Iranian Museum of Graphic Design.
2013 – Present / Member of Iran Council of Graphic Design Association, A partner of ICOGRADA.
2011 – 2022 / Member of Iran Visual Arts Institute, Tehran, Iran.

Screenings
2021 / “Lines“, Galleri CC, Curated by Bahareh Mirhadi and Emm Berring, with the support of the Swedish Film Institute.
2019 / “Lines“, Ahang is a traveling exhibition curated by Mehreen Hashmi in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan.
2019 / “Lines“, Dadasaheb Phalkeh film festival, Mumbai, India.
2018 / “The Herbal Tea“, 4th Gunung Sunda festival, Curated by Den Aslam, Sukabumi, Indonesia.
2018 / “Lines“, The Inshort film festival, Lagos, Nigeria.
(The International Film and Broadcast Academy, in partnership with Goethe Institute of Nigeria).

Selected Publications

¬ Book: “Return; Interview with 26 Iranian contemporary artists
[A research-based project for the issue of documentation of “contemporary art” projects] / Paadmaan projects, 2022.

¬ Essay and photoTehran; a Shapeshifter
SuperMarket artist-run art magazine / issue #11, ISSN 2000-8155, October 2021.

¬ Book: “Inner Telescope, a space work by Eduardo Kac
Related to introduction of the Kac’s project in Iran, Paadmaan projects, 2019.

¬ Book: “The Old Shop Signs of Tehran Trades”, Publisher: Tehran Beautification Organization, 2018, ISBN: 9786008815426.

¬ ArticleContemporary Art and the Issue of Art in the City
Iran newspaper / Visual arts page, No. 6758, April 18, 2018.

¬ Interview and project review “Coextensive Points
Yatoo artist in residence book / November 2017.

¬ “Inventory” solo show
La belle revue / No. 6, July 22, 2016.

¬ Criticism of “Reminiscence” and “Equation” exhibitions
Mahmoud Maktabi / Asia newspaper, No. 708, February 16, 2016.

¬ Interview with Channel 4
Iran broadcasting / About “Reminiscence” exhibition, September 2013.

¬ Short criticism of “Reminiscence” exhibition
Electric, Reminiscence, Motor” / Javad Hasanjani, Tandis visual art magazine, No. 258, September 2013.

¬ Essay:Knife Wood Carving in Persian Wood Working
“The proceeding of the 2nd conference on Iranian forgotten treasures” / Iran Academy of Art, 2011.

¬ “About Artist
Iran Azin magazine / The first Iranian magazine of interior design, No. 91, December 2008.

¬ A plan of the installation art project
Wadden Art Festival / “Footprints along a coastline”, August 2008.

2010-2024 © Foad Alijani