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Pooneh Oshidari



Pooneh Oshidari mostly concentrates on painting and drawings. “Time” is the essence of Pooneh's recent works; both in terms of the conceptualization and in the development and presentation of the artworks.

Her professional career began in 2007 by participating in Iran's 7th Painting Biennial and holding her first solo exhibition at Honar Gallery in Tehran. During 7 years, her works were exhibited in 8 solo exhibitions in Tehran, Clermont Ferrand (France), Los Angeles and Kuwait and has since participated in more than 70 group exhibitions.

In 2013, Pooneh's work was accepted to be shown at Tehran's Illustration Biennial. She has also worked on several books – from poetry to children's books as an illustrator. "The viewpoint on my paintings was highly influenced by my background in graphic design. The content of my present works roots in 2011 when I started a journey on looking closer at some human emotions such as; loneliness, sorrow and fear. Along the road, references to nature became more prominent in my works. The first project that influenced my works was a distant collaboration with Art Deco College students in Paris to illustrate topics related to culture as well as stories that took place in Tehran and Paris. In addition, over the past year, I had a more serious experience in farming and gardening which was positively inspiring in my work. The last important project I participate was the Kooshk Art residency program with Artistes en Residence in France."

1984 Born in Tehran, Iran
2010 MFA, Tehran University, (Illustration)
2006 BFA, Tehran University, (Graphic Design)
Member of Society of Iranian Painters

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016, Artistes en Residence, as a one day show (open studio), Clermont-Ferrand, France
2016, “painless series”, Homa Gallery, Tehran
2014, “Waiting for Peace”, FA Gallery, Kuwait
2014, “Mother of The Earth series”, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles
2012, “Like Nobody series”, Atbin Gallery, Tehran
2011, “Silence of the Others series”, Atbin Gallery, Tehran
2010, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran
2009, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran
And two more solo shows.

Selected International group exhibitions:

2017, Brunel’s old station, Bristol Art Fair, Bristol
2017, Asia House/ “With My Roots”/ Artworks by thirty Iranian Contemporary Artists, London
2016, Mohsen Gallery/ Kooshk Residency open studio/ Tehran
2015, Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy, “Time to Talk”
2015, ATO international convention and exhibition center, ART ANKARA, contemporary Art fair
2015, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles
2014, Cultural center of Iran embassy at Azerbaijan, “Iranian Illustrators at Norouz International Festival”, Baku
2014, New York, Tallybeck Contemporarery Gally, Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions
2014, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles
2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles
2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles
2013, Saba Art Center, The Sixth Tehran Illustration biennale, Tehran
2012, Tour and Taxis Art Center, Un exposed, 40 young Iranian woman artists, Brussels, Athen, Warsaw
2012, Mohsen Gallery, Participate in Rybon international artists workshop, Tehran
2011, Art Deco, Paris, Illustration exhibition

Selected group exhibitions in Iran:

2017, The Four Gallery, “Midnight Dream”, Tehran
2017, Golestan Gallery, “100 Artists, 100 Artworks”, Tehran
2017, Bon Art Gallery, “Impossible Words”, Tehran
2017, Fereshteh Art Gallery, “The Hole”, Tehran
2017, Iran Artists’ Forum, “The Rooster”, Tehran
2017, Daheshpour Art Gallery,” Art on Ostrich egg”, to help Behnam Daheshpour Cancer charity organization , Tehran
2017, Shirin Gallery,” The sun of eternity”, for Houman charity organization, to help Artists with Cancer, Tehran 2017, Aaran Gallery,” A Few Credible Stories”, Tehran
2016, Sales Gallery, 30 Vision of Kiarostami,Tehran
2016, Negar Gallery, “Flower”,Tehran
2016, Shirin Gallery, Identity,Tehran
2016, Vista Gallery/ Tehran
2016, Saye Art Gallery, “The Museum of Stolen Objects”, Tehran
2016, Niavaran Art Gallery, “Persbook biennale” / Tehran
2015, Daheshpoor Art Gallery, for charity / Tehran
2015, Azad Art Gallery, “Firefly”, for charity / Tehran
2015, Fereshte Art Gallery/ Tehran
2015, Igreg Gallery, “The World Viewed”, Tehran
2015, Shirin Gallery, “The World Champion”, Tehran
2015, Saye Art Gallery, “Common Sense”, Tehran
2015, Igreg Gallery, “The World Viewed 4th”
2014, Atbin Gallery, Few Scenes from Paradise, Tehran
2014, Hena Gallery, Like breeze on Trees, Tehran
2014, Niavaran Gallery, Haft Negah, Tehran
2014, Iran Artists’ Forum, Secret garden, Tehran
2014, Aria Gallery, Small Paintings, Tehran

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