About

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Siavash Naghshbandi

(b. 1987, Tehran Iran) is a visual artist based in Tehran. He graduated in 2008 from IRIB Art University in Tehran with a BA in Animation and has since worked on numerous photography, film editing, and documentary projects. His films have been shown at multiple film festivals including the SEH-TANK: Cinéma Subversif in Zurich; the Middle East Now Film Festival in Florence, and Göteborg Film Festival. His photographs and videos have been included in different exhibitions at various museums, institutions, and art Galleries including Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA, Hafriyat Karakoy Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey; Tomin Videothek, Frankfurt, Germany; Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C, USA; and Affenfaust Galerie, Humburg, Germany. In 2018,Naghshbandi was shortlisted for MOP CAP (Magic of Persia ContemporaryArt Prize) in London. Naghshbandi was also the photographer of the motion picture “About Elly…” (2008), a film by Academy-Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi.

 

s.naghshbandi[at]gmail.com

 

- Solo Exhibitions:

2017:  "Inevitably Inescapable" | Interactive Installation | Dastan Gallery - Electric Room, Tehran, Iran

2009: "These Kiosks" | Photo Exhibition | Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008: "Snow" | Ivan Sepid Art Gallery | Mehrshahr, Iran

2006: "Direction" | Photo Exhibition | Nikol Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

-Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018: “Detour to Tehran” A film program cuarted by Amirali Ghasemi | Schkaneder Kino - Vienna

2018: “Taiwan Annual” Curated by Sohrab Kashani | Taipei, Taiwan

2018: "Under Construction" Group Exhibition | Curated by New Media Society | Sanandaj, Iran

2018: Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Sweden

2018: "The Room" - Curated by Pejman Foundation | Fajr international film festival | Tehran, Iran

2018: " Wundern über tanawo " | Affenfaust Galerie, Humburg, Germany

2017: "Urban Spaces" Group Exhibition | Curated by Gohar Dashti | Hillyer Art Space, Washington D.C, USA

2017: "Limited Access 7 " Group Exhibition | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2017: "MixedRealities" Group Exhibition | Tomin Videothek, Frankfurt, Germany

2015: "Flow" Interactive installation | "Tadaex 05" Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran - Video Documentation

2011: "Aksbazi" Photography Exhibition | Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010: "Limited Access II" Group Exhibition | Curated by Amirali Ghasemi | Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010: Group Photography Exhibition | The Sulaimaniya museum, Sulaimaniya, Iraq 

2009: "Iran Inside Out" Group Exhibition | DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, USA 

2009: "Re assemblage" Group Exhibition | AssarArt Gallery, Tehran, Iran 

2009: "Iran Inside Out" Group Exhibition | the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

2009: "Fotoxl000" | Group Photography Exhibition, Rome, Italy

2009: "Urban Jealousy" | Traveling Mixed Media Exhibition, Newyorck Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008: "Dyptichs in memory of Mohsen Rasoulov" | Group Photography Exhibition, Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008: "Urban Jealousy" Traveling Mixed Media Exhibition | Hafriyat Karakoy Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2008: "Inner Eye" Photography Exhibition | Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

2007: "The Mass" Group Photography Exhibition | Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

2004: Group Exhibition of Iranian Photographic Society | Iranian Artists Forum

Festivals:

2018: Screening | An Ordinary Day Film Festival | Stockholm, Sweden

2013: Screening | Short Film Good Childhood Days, SEH-TANK - Cinema Subversif, Zurich

2013: Screening | Short Film Good Childhood Days | Middle East Now Film Festival, Florence

2013: Screening | Short Film Good Childhood Days | The Invisible Present | Goteborg International Film Festival

2013: Screening | Short Film Good Childhood Days, The Invisible Present | Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam

2010: 3th Shouka Photo Festival | Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

2009: The 11th Iranian National Photo Biennial | Saba Cultural and Artistic Center, Tehran, Iran

2008: Persia Photo Expo, Photography Exhibition | Esteghlal Int. Hotel, Tehran, Iran

2007: "A closet with the depth of 30cm" | Photo Drama at the Visual Anthropology Festival, Tehran ,Iran

2006: 3rd Kaveh Golestan Photo Festival | Tehran, Iran

-Awards:

2018:  Short list of MOP CAP (Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), London, UK

2008: Jury Prize, The Third Photo Festival of Art University, Tehran, Iran

2007: Winner of 2nd prize in the First Documentary Photo Festival, Isfahan, Iran

2005: Winner of 3rd place Child Photo Festival, Tehran, Iran

2004: Winner of 1st prize in the 3rd Child Photo Festival, Tehran, Iran

2003: Winner of 1st prize in the 2nd Child Photo Festival, Tehran, Iran

-Work Experiences  

2014-2016: Assistant Editor | 10 Feature Film

2012-2013: Making Documentary Video of Art Scenes in Tehran, Iran 

2011: Editor of the Full Length Documentary Film "Alborz" by ManouchehrTayyab

2009: Editor of the Full Length Documentary Film" Zagros" by ManouchehrTayyab

2008: Photographer in the motion picture "About Elly... " by Asghar Farhadi

2006: Photographer in the motion picture "We Only Live Twice" by Behnam Behzadi