Jinoos Taghizadeh

1971: Born, Tehran, Iran


2000: BA, Sculpture, University of Tehran, College of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
1992: Diploma, Pottery, Cultural Heritage Organization, Tehran, Iran
1992: Diploma, Dramatic Literature, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
1988: Diploma, Graphics, Azadegan High School, Tehran, Iran

Work Experience

2023: Member of Board of Directors, Trinity Square Video, No-profit & Artist-run Organization. Toronto, Canada
2023: Member of “Art/ Culture/ Action” Collective, Iranian artist all around the world
2012-2023: Editor in chief of fine art section in “Aftab Network” Magazine, Tehran, Iran
2014-2018: Member of Nafas NGO (Environmental activities against air pollution of Tehran)
Member of Jury committee, 7th Selected Among the New Generation Competition, Tehran, Iran
2010: Member of Jury Committee, 6th Sculpture Biennial of Tehran, Iran
2004: Member of Selection Committee, 4th Sculpture Biennial of Tehran, Iran
2001: Alternate Member, Managing Board of Iranian Sculptor’s Society, Tehran, Iran
2001: Member, Board of Editors, Mojassameh (“Sculpture”) Magazine, Tehran, Iran
2001-2009: Board of Editors, Internet Magazine, Tehran, Iran
1987–1992: Active in the fields of costume and scene design for theater, graphic design, children’s books illustration and puppet show

Award, Grants & Art Residencies

2017: Avolon and RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy) Global studio Award (6 months fully founded artist residency), Dublin. Ireland
2018: The Guesthouse Art Center, Artist residency Program (6 weeks residency). Cork, Ireland
2018: Naming the teaching-performance salon in the Fine Arts faculty in Bergen: “Jinoos Room”, Bergen. Norway
2018: Kultuur Centrum Brugge (2 weeks Residency), Bruges. Belgium
2018: WARP Contemporary Art Center, Residency Program (20 days). Sint Niklaas. Belgium
2018: Villa Empain, Residency Program (20 days), Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
2019: Isfahan architecture guild association, Residency program (3 month), Isfahan, Iran
2020: Funder and resident of “Room 204” Art Residency, ChehelPanjereh Hotel Platform, Isfahan. Iran
2021: Vayu Art Residency Program, Jonas/Jinoos Project (4 weeks), Kashan. Iran
2022: Artscape Gibraltar Point. Toronto Island (3 weeks). Ontario, Canada
2023: Banff Centre, Leighton Artist Studios (3 weeks) Banff, Alberta, Canada

Speeches & Workshop Activities

2023: “Voices of Resistance: Iranian Art Today”, Panel discussion, Georgetown Persian Studies Program, Washington DC, USA
2023:” Iranian Female Artists Works and “WOMEN, LIFE, FREEDOM” Revolution, Royal Drawing School, London, UK
2021: “Letters I Never Wrote”, Artwork Catalogue, Published by Kunsthale Stiftelsen 3,14. Bergen Norway
2019: “The changing status of artists in art scene”, Round table, Teer art, Tehran Iran
2019: “Memories I Never Had”, Photo Essay Book, Published by Nazar Publication. Tehran. Iran
2018: “No-Dubliners”, Coloring book for adults. Published by Royal Hibernian Academy. Dublin, Ireland
2017: “The possibilities of collaboration among artists, art centers and cultural organizations from Iran, Turkey and   Europe”, Roundtable Meeting, Tandem cultural center, Istanbul. Turkey
2017: “Open Wiring Lecture-Performance”, Faculty of Fine Art, Bergen, Norway
2017: ” The letter that never arrived” Learning from the Middle East Speeches Series. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2017: ” Laptop Studio Visits”, Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm, Sweden
2013: “Art and Activism”, Coordinator of Iranian Part, Anadolu Kultur, Istanbul, Turkey
2011: “Performance in Public spaces”, Mashhad Municipality Meeting Hall, Iran
2009: “Standup for Art”, Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran
2005: “Contemporary Sculpture in Iran”, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2022: Have You Heard Anything? Installation, Video and print making, Emrooz Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2019: The Smell of Lily and Jasmine, Smell Installation, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2018: On the Road, Installation, Video and drawing parallel projects, Bogarten Chapel Gallery, Bruges, Belgium
Letters I Never wrote, a series of postal stamps, Stiftelsen 3,14 Gallery, Bergen, Norway
2016: Video black box, Kunsthalle, Wiesbaden, Germany
Video, Installation and drawing parallel projects, Open Wiring, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009: Video and 3D illustration, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2006: Installation in Public Space, Kunsthof Self-Portrait, Kunsthof, Zurich, Switzerland
2006: Video Art and Photo Art, Messages, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004: Painting, Sculpture, Video Art, Abu Reyhan Self-portraits, Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004: 2 Performances, Frough Farokhzad, Streets of Tehran, Iran
2003: 8 Performances, Café Konj, Tehran, Iran
2003: Performance, Offering, Outside Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran
2003: Sculpture, poet+ic, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2000: Painting, Shive Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions

2023: “Woman/ Life/ Freedom”, Saarland Museum, Modernegallerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
2023: “WOMAN LIFE F REEDOM”, Kunsthaus Troisdorf, Troisdorf, Germany
2022: “Protest”. Drawing (revolution Diary), ULM Museum, Ulm, Germany
2022: “Vanishing Point”, Pejman Foundation, Argo Factory, Tehran, Iran
2022: “4×4”, 16 Jarr, Coup De Ville, WARP Contemporary Art Center, Sint Niklaas. Belgium
2020: “Chasing Flowers”, Coup De Ville, WARP Contemporary Art Center, Sint Niklaas. Belgium
2019: “Dance, Dance, Dance”, Bermondsey Project Space, London, England
2019: “Body Politics and Mental Territory”, Video screaming, Doclisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
2019: “The Body Politic”, Video screaming, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
2018: ” Only the morning bird treasures the flower garden”, REDCAT, LA. USA
2017: “In Between (Part II): So Far”, Mana Contemporary, NY. USA
2017: “Possible worlds”, Kunst Raum, Potsdam. Germany
2016: “Image of self”, O Galery, Tehran, Iran
2016:  Drawing/Tehran”, Iran, Aknoon Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2016: “Cities of the world”, Haugesund Art Gallery, Norway)
2015: “Mr. President”, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015: “Spring of recession”, CENTREFOLD Project, Sazman ab Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015: TEHRAN MON AMOUR”, Gallerie Royal, Munich, Germany
2015: “Too early too late/ Middle East and modernity”, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy
2014: “Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists”, Rogue Space Chelsea, NY, USA
2014: “
A woman is worth a thousand questions: alternative media from Iran”, REDCAT, LA. USA
2013: “Surveilling  The Naked City”, Atopia, Oslo, Norway
2013: “Tehran Calling London / London Calling Tehran”, London Print Studio, London, UK
2012: “Post Pop”, Mah-e Mehr Gallery. Tehran, Iran
2012: “Iranian Contemporary Art”, New Albion Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2012: “In Betweenness”, Mah-e Mehr Gallery. Tehran, Iran
2012: “Restless”, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide. Australia
2012: “The Elephant in The Dark”, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi,  India
2011: “Iranian Pulse”, Oi Futuro, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011: “Disturbing the Public Opinion”, Röda Sten Art Centre, Goteborg, Sweden
2011: “My Super Hero”, Morano Kiang Gallery and Aaran Gallery, LA, USA and Tehran
2011: “Postcard from Tehran”, 18th Street Art Center, LA, USA
“Iran, Preview of the Past”, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2010: “Breaking News”, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Modena, Italy
2010: “Tough Love”, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal
2010: “Ground Floor America”, Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010: “Others”, The biennials of art from Marrakech, Istanbul, and Athens, Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Palazzo Valle , Palermo, Italy
2010: “A Time For […]”, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010:  “World Selection of Contemporary Art”, Biennial CUVEE, Klagenfurt, Austria.
2010: “Iran di Verso: Black or White?” Verso Artecontemporanea. Turin, Italy.
2010: “Promise of Loss “, Arario Gallery, New York, USA
2009: “Promise of Loss “, Gallery Ernst Hilger. Vienna, Austria.
2009: “What Keeps Mankind Alive? 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
2009: “Iran Inside Out”, Chelsea Museum of Art .New York, USA.
2009: “Keeping up Appearances”, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2009: “Praxis”, 2nd Thessaloniki biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece
2009: “What, How and for Whom”, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia
2009:  “Tehran Blues”, Video and Illustration , Stad Museum , Karlsruhe, Germany
2008: “Out of Place”, Short film, Gallery Box, Göteborg, Sweden
2008: “Lion under the Rainbow”, Texts & Performance, As Part of Art Athina 2008, Athens, Greece
2008: “Transit passengers”, Short film The Wind Blows in Street, Winterthur Theater Festival, Swiss
2008: “Tiny & Conceptual”, Stamps Series, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007: “Image of the Year”, Short film Performance as Nazr, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2007: “Caravan”, Video, Galleria Shiraz, Venice, Italy
2007: “All of My Mothers”, Painting, Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2007: “Silent Messages”, Video, 17th International Congress of Aesthetics, Ankara, Turkey
2007:Rules of the Game”, Photo, 2nd, Fanoos Photo’s Slide Show. Tehran, Iran
2007: “Limited Access”, Video, “Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2006: “Cultura Subyugada”, Video & Performance’s Photos, Tucuman, Buenos Aires, Argentine
2006: “Artists4Lebanon”, Painting, Gusto Gallery, Sharq, Kuwait
2006: “Eastern Expressway”,Video, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt, Germany
2006: Sculpture, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2006: Sculpture, Conaculta INBA Center, La Esmeralda, Mexico City, Mexico
2006: Sculpture and Painting, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, Iran
2005: Sculpture, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2005: “Portrait”, Khak Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2005: 4th Sculpture Biennial, Saba Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004: “Image of the Year”, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2004: 3rd New Art Exhibition, Student Club of Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
2003: “For Bam” Slide, Installation, Performance, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2002: 3rd Sculpture Biennal, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2000: 1st Conceptual Art Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran


Jinoos Taghizadeh