2010 - 2018  Phd candidate, Chelsea College of Art (UAL)
1986 - 1987  M.A. Fine Art, University Of Central England
1983 - 1986  B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design


Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2008 “The Pyschology of Fear”, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London

2006 “Portraits of A Belly Dancer”, asc Brixton Village , London
2005 “Souvenir” , Florence Trust, London
1998 “Chasing Dreams”, School of Oriental and African Studies, London


2015  Deconstructing Identities : symposium at Chelsea College of Arts

2014  Said Adrus Without An Empire  : symposium at Chelsea College of Arts

2013  "Sexuality, Gender and Race: addressing the politics of Women’s Art", Symposium, Chelsea College of Art 
2013 "Feminist Meetings", The National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 "Strategies Of Resistance" Research network, Stuart Hall Library, London
2012 "Narratives – Pink and Red" , The Practice Exchange,  London College of Fashion
2012 "Hair About The Woman" - Contested Sites/Sights Research Conference , Chelsea College of Art
2009 “The Anatomy of Ignorance III ” Conversation Pieces,Tate Britain,London
2007 “The Anatomy Of Ignorance I” Current thinking, Talk/ presentation, Tate Modern, London

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017  Decreation 51Zero / Festival of moving image and digital art, Rochester Cathedral 

2014  “BreadMatters” - Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain”.ARtos Foundation Nicosia; Ploumisto Museum in Limassol, and Technopolis Art Center in Paphos, Cyprus

​2013 "HETERO Q.B." ,The National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 “Fans of Femenism” , Cass Gallery, London
2012 “In Paradisum” Rich Mix , London
2011 "Multiple Authors & Previous Owners", The Triangle Space,London
2009 "PRAXIS: Art in Times of Uncertainty" Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece
2009 “New Territories” Lisbon,Portugal
2009 “looking at others”, Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb,Croatia
2008 “Kisss” Castelfield Gallery, Manchester
2008 “Souvenir” As part of Thirty years of solitude, Asia House
2007 “Don’t leave”, St.Ethelburgas Art Gallery, London
2007 Chisenhale Biennale, London
2007 Open Frequency,Web exhibition & Profile nominated by Cherry Smyth, Axis
2005 Art East Biennale, Central Asia pavilion, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2005 “Kisss” on Surveillance, Conical Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, Touring
2005 Site Specific performance ,Summer Show, Florence Trust
2005 Video lounge, South London Gallery
2005 Protest academy, Elastic Residence
2004 Artivist, Performance, Peckham Square, London
2003“The Nomad Travelling Show”,Babol, Iran
2003 “Khamoosh”, Black History Month, Horniman Museum, London
2002 “Private Views”, London Print Studio Gallery, London,[ touring exhibition ]
2002 “open ev+a 2002 ” Limerick Biennale, Ireland
2002 “What about Hegel” Stuttgart, Germany
2002 “stories of 2002 nights” Brigitte March Galerie, Germany
2001 “No Place” Pump House Gallery, London
2001 “ Pellegrinaggio e memoria” Site specific installation, Italy
2000 “VERSUS VI” Velan Centero d‘arte contemporanea, Torino, Italy
2000 “Illusioned Quest”, Site specific installation, Camberwell Arts Week
1999 “ Silent Carpet”, Site specific installation, Camberwell Arts Week
1999  Stroud open 99, Stroud House Gallery
1999  "Art is for life",198 Gallery, Group Exhibition
1998 “unlike you”, Hortensia Gallery, London
1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
1987 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1986 “Fresh Art” The Barbican Centre Art Gallery, London



2014-2015   UAL Research Degree Student Support Fund for travel and research

2013-2014   UAL Research Degree Student Support Fund for travel and research

2006      Awarded a studio space at Art Shops ASC ,Brixton ,London
2004-05 Awarded a Studio space at the Florence Trust Studios, London
2004  Recipient of Decibel grant, Arts Council Of England
2004  Awarded a place as Artist Educator at Tate Modern, London
2003  Awarded a place for mid career artists, critical 4 , ArtQuest
2002  Recipient of ArtsAdmin bursary
2002  Short listed artist , City of Westminster Arts Council, Film/Video Bursaries
mariakheirkhah, Iranian-British artist curator