Ala Dehghan

The Upside-down Scenery

3 February – 19 March 2011

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  BIOGRAPHY
 

Ala Dehghan was born in 1982 in Tehran. She lives and works in the USA and in Iran (Tehran and Karaj).

 
EDUCATION   
Cuurently: M.F.A. (recipient of a scholarship), at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
M.A in Painting, Fine Art Faculty of Tehran University.
B.A in Persian Painting, Art Faculty of Azahra University, Tehran.
 
RESIDENCIES
2011
The Delfina Foundation, London
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2011
“The Upside-down Scenery”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2010
“I Can Explain Everything”, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.
2009
"Life is my Sister", Aaran Gallery, Tehran.
2008
ParkingGallery, Tehran.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2014
“I Have Never Been to Heaven”, Kremer Pigments Inc., New York, USA.
“PAINTINGWALL (Janus 8:16)”, Touch Gallery, Cambridge.
2013
“A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It”, Queens Museum, New York.
2010
“Iran Today”, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne.
“Iran Today”, Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome.
“12 Cubed”, Aun Art Gallery, Tehran.
-“Today I¢m going Away – I stay in Tehran”, Cream Art Gallery, Milan.
“Iran; DiVerso Black and White”, Gallery Verso, Torino. 
2009
“Raad O Bargh”, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg.
“Looped and Layered”, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.
“Work on Paper”, "LAAL Collection" by Fereydoun Ave, Aaran Gallery,Tehran.
“Iran, Now”, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran.
“Raad O Bargh”, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris.
“Gol o bolbol", Tarrahan-e Azad Gallery, Tehran.
2008
“The song of nightingales from the oil rich fields", Esfahan Museum of      Contemporary Arts, Esfahan.
2007
“Radical Drawing", Tehran Gallery, Tehran.
Tarrahan-e Azad Gallery, Tehran.
2006
Lale Art Gallery, Tehran.
Lale Art Gallery, Tehran.
 
AWARDS
2010
Awarded the “2010 Magic of Persia Residency”, The Delfina Foundation, London.
2009
Selected in “Shortlist of Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize”, The Delfina Foundation, London.
 
INTERVIEWS
2010
Deutsche Welle Radio, with Elahe Helbig, July:
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5827006,00.html
Radio Zamaneh, with Pantea Bahrami, July:
http://zamaaneh.com/morenews/2010/08/post_1354.html
 
SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE
¡Modern Painters¢, ¡The Insanity of Iran¢, Benjamin Genocchio, May, 2011, pp. 48 - 56
¡Time Out New York¢, with Howard Halle, July 2010.
¡New York Times¢, Holland Cotter, 30 July 2009.
¡Frieze¢, Emily Verla Bovino, 21 April 2009.
¡Wallpaper¢, 13 March 2009.
¡Nafe Magazine¢, Sama Babaee, June 2010.
¡Pool Magazine¢, Sahar Afazeli, May 2010.
¡Etemaad Newspaper¢, Amir Farhad, April 2009.
¡Golestaneh¢, Ahmadreza Dalvand, May 2009.
¡Tehran Avenue¢, Fereydoun Ave, March 2009.
¡Etemed Newspaper¢, Helia Darabi, 2 Dec 2007.
¡Tandis¢ (biweekly art magazine), Mehrdad Amini, September 2006.