Current

The Shifting Sands of Utopias, A Cultural Atlas
Asia Culture Centre
Gwangju | 13 May – October 2020
Curated as part of the Solidarity Spores exhibition, co-curated by Bojana Piškur; Vali Mahlouji / Archaeology of the Final Decade; Seonghee Kim; Sulki and Min / Tetsuya Goto; Dongjin Seo; and Sungwon Kim

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77)
Asia Culture Centre

Gwangju | 13 May – October 2020
Curated as part of the Solidarity Spores exhibition, co-curated by Bojana Piškur; Vali Mahlouji / Archaeology of the Final Decade; Seonghee Kim; Sulki and Min / Tetsuya Goto; Dongjin Seo; and Sungwon Kim


Past Exhibitions

Recreating the Citadel
Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 3
Arnolfini
Bristol | 14 September – 15 December 2019
Curated by Irene Aristizábal, Rosie Cooper and Cédric Fauq
The Recreating the Citadel research-artwork is an exposé of the erased history of Shahr-e No, the red light ghetto of Tehran, circa 1920-1980, in the context of the cultural revolution and Islamisation of post-revolutionary Iran is a timely exhibition focusing on the his/her story of resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective.

Baalbek, Archives of an Eternity
Sursock Museum
Beirut  | 28 June – 22 September 2019
The exhibition reconstructs an in-depth and complex network of histories and readings associated with Baalbek (Lebanon) across the span of its enigmatic and emblematic 10,000 year history, encompassing its pre-historic origins, its associated mythologies and functions, modern national and political agendas, and its contemporary reality through ten chapters: 
10,000 years: From Earliest Settlements to the Present; Through the Sources; A European-Organised Spectacle; Archaeologies of Origins and Imperial Aspirations; Photogeneity; From Image to National Monument – Rise of Lebanese Baalbek; Popular Imagination; Baalbek International Festival – Lebanon’s Mission Civilisatrice; Modern City; Citizens.

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77)
SAVVY Contemporary
Berlin | 24 March – 28 April 2019
An exhibition in three acts: Act I: The Shifting Sands of Utopias: A Cultural AtlasAct II: Shiraz-Persepolis: The Excavated Archives; Act III: Invocations

The Shifting Sands of Utopias, A Cultural Atlas
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Moscow | 8 March – 26 May 2019
Exhibited in conjunction with the exhibition Rasheed Areen. A Retrospective.
The Shifting Sands of Utopias – A Cultural Atlas is a panorama of the intellectual history of the twentieth century. It reflects utopian and emancipatory intellectual artistic, political, ethical, and spiritual international networks, revisiting the intersection of modernism, art and revolution through radical aspirations of the twentieth century.

Recreating the Citadel
Rohtas 2 Gallery in collaboration with Lahore Literary Festival 2019
Lahore | 21 February – 12 March 2019
The research-artwork is an exposé of the erased history of Shahr-e No, the red light ghetto of Tehran, circa 1920-1980, in the context of the cultural revolution and Islamisation of post-revolutionary Iran.

Recreating the Citadel
Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 2
de la Warr Pavilion
Bexhill-on-Sea | 9 February – 27 May 2019
Curated by Irene Aristizábal, Rosie Cooper and Cédric Fauq
The Recreating the Citadel research-artwork is an exposé of the erased history of Shahr-e No, the red light ghetto of Tehran, circa 1920-1980, in the context of the cultural revolution and Islamisation of post-revolutionary Iran.

Recreating the Citadel
Hydra School Project
Hydra | June – September 2018

Recreating the Citadel
Art Montecarlo, Contemporary Iran
Montecarlo | 27-29 April 2018

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77)
Dhaka Art Summit ’18
Dhaka | 2-10 February 2018

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis (1967-77) – a video installation
Open Eye Gallery
Liverpool | 1 February 2017 – 30 June 2017

Ab-Anbar Gallery
Tehran | 21 April – 23 June 2017
Artist: Newsha Tavakolian

I know why the rebel sings
Singapore International Festival of Arts
Singapore | 23 June – 9 July 2016
Artist: Newsha Tavakolian

Prince Claus Principle Laureate Exhibition
Prince Claus Fund

Amsterdam | 30 November 2015 – 4 April 2016

Artist: Newsha Tavakolian

Kaveh Golestan: Prostitute 1975-77
Photo London 2015
London | 21 May – 24 May 2015
Artist: Kaveh Golestan

Art Dubai Modern
Dubai | 18-21 March 2015
Artist: Kaveh Golestan

Taymour Grahne Gallery
New York | 10 January – 20 February 2015
Artist: Rania Bellou

MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Rome | 11 Dec – 29 March 2015

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Amsterdam | 21 March – 4 May 2014
Artist: Kaveh Golestan