Vita

PARASTOU FOROUHAR, 1962 born in Teheran
Lives and works in Germany since 1991

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1984-1990 BA Art from Teheran University
1992-1994 MA College of Art Offenbach  (HFG)
1995-2000 Member of the artist collective Fahrradhale
2001 grant from Hessen Cultural Foundation and Kunstfonds Foundation
2004 grant from Balmoral Kunstler Haus
2005 Kohj international Artistsworkshop, Mumbai
2006 grant from Villa Massimo, the German Academy in Rom
         Co-curator, Treibsand – Contemporary Art Space on DVD, Teheran issue
2007 Residency of Berlin cultural Senat in Istanbul
2012 Co-curator, Omid is my Name, JBS Anne Frank, Frankfurt
         Sophie von La-Roche Price of Offenbach city
2015 Artist Residency of the Brodsky Center at Rudgers University, NJ
2017 Artist Residency of  the Chretzentrum, Stein am Rhein

Solo Exhibitions selection
2001 Blind Spot, Stavangar Cultural Centre, Stavangar – Norway
2002 Shoes Off!, de Ligt Gallery, Frankfurt
         Blindspot, Golestan Art Gallery, Teheran ( Banned by Iranian authorities)
2003 Thousnad and One days, National Gallery at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2004 Ornamentic, City Museum, Crailsheim
         Signs, Einstein Forum, Potsdam
2005 Parastou Forouhar in the Geraman Cathedral, Berlin
         Spielmannszuege, Domenikanerkloster forum, Frankfurt
         Spielmannszuege, Saarland artists space, Saarbruecken
2006 Blind Spot, Karin Sachs Gallery ,Munich
2007 Just a Minute, Fondazione Pasteficio Cerere, Rom
2008 Parade, Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Lueckenwalde
2009 Parastou Forouhar in Karin Sachs Gallery, Munickh
         Links of Violnce, Orgel Fabrik, Karlsruhe
         I Surrender, Azad Gallery, Tehran
2010 Parastou Forouhar at RH Gallery, NY
         Parastou Forouhar at Leighton House Museum, London
         He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, Verso Artecontemporanea, Turino
2011 He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich
         Written room, Fondazione merz, Turin
2012 No Home-game, Kunst-Raum-Akademie, Weingarten
2013 The poetry of unloved preception, Art Galerie of Fuerth
         Ornament and Crime, Law Warshaw  Gallery of Macalester College, St. paul
         The subtle tempo of pain, Roemer 9, Frankfurt
         The Time of The Butterflies, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna
         He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not II, Stadtgalerie, Neunkirchen
2014 Kiss Me, Rose issa projects, London
         Repeating Patterns of Mrs p., Azad Gallery, Teheran
         Body Letter, El Greco 2014 Festival, Toledo
2015 New Works, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich
         Burdened Paper, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna
         Reimaging the Illusion, Pi Artworks London
2016 Written Room, Pi Artworks London
2017 Written Room, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
Written Room, Pi Artworks, Istanbul
Contested Memories, Anne Frank Center, Frankfurt

Group Exhibitions selection
2001 2nd Berlin Biennale
         Frankfurter Kreuz, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
         Scene Change XIX, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt
         Migration,Womens’ Museum, Bonn
2002 Source as Inspiration, Francke Foundation, Halle
2003 M_ARS -Art and War, The New Gallery of Joanneum Museum, Graz
         Gaestebud-Feast/Hospitality Festival, Arhus
         Bellisima, Gallery of the Art Academy of Leipzig
         Zan-e-irani, Womens’ Museum, Bonn
2004 Far Near Distance, Centre of the World Cultures, Berlin
         Gabriele Muenter Price, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
         The Ten Commandments, German Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
          4. Busan Biennale
2005 Intersections, jewish museum of Melbourne and San Fransisco
2006 Eastern Exprssway, Evangelische Stadtakademie Frankfurt
         The critical Eye, Kunstverein Aschaffenburg
         Hannah Ahrendt thinking space, Berlin
2007 Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, NY
         Retracing Territories, Kunsthalle Fribourg
         Gestalte – Design, Museum of applied Art, Frankfurt
         Mahrem, Santral Istanbul
2008 Mahrem, Kunsthalle Vienna & Tanas, Berlin
         Re-Imagining Asia, Haus of the World Cultures, Berlin
         Vote for Women, Kunst Meran, Merano
         Naqsh, Pergamon Museum, Berlin
2009 The Power Of Ornament, Belvedere, Vienna
          Dream And Reality, Paul Klee Center, Bern
          In Istanbul, BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
          Rebelle, Museum of Moderen Art, Arnehm
          Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale
2010 Veiled Memoirs, XIV Biennale Donna, Ferrara
         Nagsh and Raghsh, Muesum of Islamic  Art, Sharja
         21st Century, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane
         War & Individium, AZKM, Muenster
2011 Political Patterns, IFA Gallery, Berlin & Stuttgart
         Disturbing The Public Opinion, Roda Sten, Gothenburg
         The Ornamental Gesture, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmond
         ZENDEGI, 12 contemporary Iranian Artists, Beirut Exhibition Center
         Ornamental Structures, City Gallery of Saarbruecken
         Medi(t)at ion, Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2012 Killing, Kunstpalais, Erlangen
         The Elephant in the Dark, Devi Foundation, Dehli
         Feminst and …, The Matrass Factory Museum, Pittsburgh
         Fertile Crescent, Princeton university Art Museum, NJ
         7th Asia Pasific Triennal of Contamporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery
2013 The Fold, CAB Contemporary Art, Brussels
         Free View, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
         5th Moscow  Biennale
         4th Bienniale of Thessaloniki
         Conflicts, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
         Gothenburg Bienniale
         The pasion of Persia, Rietberg Museum, Zurich
2014 Recalling The Future, Brunei Gallery at SOAS, London
         The Art of Life, Uppsala Konstmuseum
         Ornamental Structures, Kunstverein Worms
2015 The Common Grounds, Villa Stuck Museum, Munich
           Magic und Power, Marta Herford Museum, Herford
          Agoraphobia, Azad Gallery, Teheran
2016 The disturbing Green, Marta Herford Museum, Herford
2017 The Art of Joy, MANIF D’ART/8: The Quebec City Biennale
          Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, Aga Khan Museum,
          Toronto
           Ostrale, 11th Biennale for Contemporary Art, Dresden
           Disturbance, Kunsthalle Leipzig
          Waste Lands, San Telmo Museoa, San Senastian

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