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2021  PhD, Chelsea College of Art (UAL) 

1987  M.A. Fine Art, University of Central England 

1986  B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Surrey Institute of Art and Design 


Academic Positions: 

2022- 2023 Middlesex University (BA- FSH)

2021-2022 Associate Lecturer (BA-FA), Chelsea College of Art, UAL 

2010-2014 Adjunct Assistant Professor, The American International University 

2008 Visiting lecturer, Westminster University, London 

2003 Part-time lecturer, Southwark College, London 

1998 Part-time lecturer, Kensington and Chelsea College, London 

1989-91 Assistant professor, Alzahra University, Tehran 

1990 Part-time lecturer, Academy of Arts, Tehran 

1987 Visiting lecturer, Birmingham University 

1986 Visiting lecturer, Birmingham University 



2020 British Art Network Seminar Series; Reviewing Revisions 

2020 Research Network, Iniva Global revisions 

2019 Decolonising the Arts Curriculum, Central Saint Martins 

2015 Deconstructing Identities: a symposium at Chelsea College of Arts 

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

2013 Sexuality, Gender and Race: addressing the politics of Women’s Art: a symposium at 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 


Curatorial Productions: 

2015 In\visible cities – International Festival of urban multimedia 3-7 June, Gorizia, Italy) (UK curation and project management) collaborating with Association Quarantasettezeroquattro and other European partners 

2015 PUKIJAM, Jennifer Allen aka Quilla Constance, 198 CAL 

2014 Said Adrus Without An Empire Ghosts Within, 198 CAL 

2013 I Want Me Some Brown Sugar, Ope Lori, 198 Gallery, Contemporary Arts and Learning, London 

2013 Dreaming through -on & into the exotic, Maria Lusitano and Paula Roush, 198 Gallery, Contemporary Arts and Learning, London. 

2012 ImaginHer, Maryam Hashemi and Kevina Labonne, 198 Gallery, Contemporary Arts and Learning, London 

2011-12 The Practice Exchange, A year-long series of seminars exploring practice-led art, design and research across UAL and beyond 

2003 The Nomad Travelling Show, Group show, Babol, Iran 

1998 Unlike you, Hortensia Gallery, London 

Projects/ Residencies: 
2012 V&A Create futures, photography project, Al Manaar and the V&A 

2010 We are here, Stratford Everyday, English Heritage and Hibiscus Centre 

2009-10 Illuminating Cultures, artist in residence, Tate Britain 

2009 Mapping project, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) 

2008 Asia House, Gallery artist, various art projects 

2006 Domestic to Global, British Museum, Artists in schools 

2004-07 Whitechapel Art Gallery, Gallery artist, various projects 

2004-05 Presence & Absence, National Gallery and East Potential 

2004 Tate Modern, Artist educator 

2005-06 Working on various community projects with East Potential, London 

2004-05 October Gallery, Gallery artist 

2004 Whitechapel Art Gallery, Artist, Atlas Project (Gerhard Richter) 

2002-06 Horniman museum, Freelance artist 

2000-03 Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Artist 

Lead artist, Thurlow Park School Arts Project, London 

Lead artist, The Baytree Centre for young women and children 

Lead artist, outreach Paxton court project, Lewisham college 

Lead artist, Southwark Mind Project, London 

Lead artist, Baytree Centre, Brixton 

Lead artist, Copleston Centre, East Dulwich, Community art project 

Lead artist, Does art make a difference? Thurlow Park School, London 

Lead artist, Oaklands Refugee Centre 

Lead artist, Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital, London 

1999 Lead artist and mentor, Cultural co-operation, London 

1997-98 Artist in Residence, Kensington and Chelsea College 

1990-91 Dafineh Museum, Arts Advisor, Tehran, Iran 


Selected Solo Exhibitions: 

2018 Black & White Passing Mediterranean Passing Muslim, Triangle Gallery 
2008 The Psychology 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 

Selected Group Exhibitions: 


2023 Sewing Up The Pieces, msdm Gallery and publishing studio, London


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 Feminism, 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, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester 

2008 Souvenir as part of Thirty years of solitude, Asia House 

2007 Don’t leave, St Ethelburga’s Art Gallery, London 

2007 Chisenhale Biennale, London 

2007 Open Frequency, Web exhibition and 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 Group exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran 

1987 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 

1986 Fresh Art, The Barbican Centre Art Gallery, London 

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