Shahrzad Changalvaee's practice responses to sculpture in a vast field of mediums, including object making, installations, videos, texts and performances.

She received her BA in Graphic Design from Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University (2006), and her MFA in Sculpture from Yale School of Art (2015).

Shahrzad's works have been exhibited in different venues and galleries in Iran, UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, China, Australia, U.K, Canada and the U.S.

In 2016, she mounted a two-women show at Meyohas Gallery in New York and a solo show in Tehran at O Gallery.

She has collaborated with other artists and collectives, such as Dabireh Collective, which she was a board and editorial member. In summer 2016 She joined Bon-Gah collective as co-director. 

Shahrzad (1983, Tehran, Iran) currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


Education:

2015 - MFA, Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA
2006 - BA, Graphic Design, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

 

Solo Shows:

2016 - You Cannot The Same River Twice, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 - Ksi, Ein and An, A love Story, VSC Gallery at SVA (School of Visual Arts), New York, NY, USA

Group Shows:

2017 - Video Snack 6El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY

2017 - SH*T SHOW, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

2017 - Whitney Houston Biennial, Chashama, New York, NY

2016 - Open Space, Opening Space, Cindy Rocker Gallery, New York, NY

2016 - Presious Fragments, Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, Kuwait City

2016 - Chimney Festival, The Chimney Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Future Remnants of a Missing Word, Meyohas Gallery, New York, NY

2016 - SH*T SHOW, Seattle-Havana-Tehran Poster Show, Havana, Cuba

2015 - Video Snack 5, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - Video Mixer, GreenHall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2015 - The World Viewed #3, Igreg Art Studio, Tehran, Iran
2015 - TIME ITEM, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA
2015 - Video Snack 4, Regina Rex Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2015 - The World Viewed #1, Igreg Art Studio, Tehran, Iran


2014 - Second Year Group Show, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA
2014 - Recalling the Future: Post Revolutionary Iranian Arts, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, UK

2013 - Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai

2012 - Right-to-Left, Bethanian Art Center, Berlin
2012 - What Lies Beneath, Isabelle van den Eynde Gallery, Dubai
2012 - PERSIA NOW: Contemporary Iranian Art, New Albion Gallery, Sydney

2011 - How I learned to stop fearing and love the exotic art, Jamm Art Foundation, Kuwait
2011 - Magic of Persia Contemporary art prize, Finalists exhibition, Royal College of Art, London


2010 - Golden Bee, Moscow international biennial of graphic design, Moscow, Russia
2010 - Sixth International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 - Golden Bee, Moscow international biennial of graphic design, Moscow, Russia
2009 - Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia
2008 - Gen X, Group Poster Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2008 - The Seattle - Tehran Poster Show, Seattle, USA
2008 - Conference of the Birds, exhibition of Iranian contemporary artists, London, UK
2007 - Rokhsat, group poster exhibition, Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Iran

 

Artist Talks and Lecture-Performances:

 

2017 - Bread and Salt, panel discussion on immigration ban and politics on artist's practice, The 8th Floor, New York, NY.  

2017 - No Thing Matters, Artist Talk - Performance, Knockdown Center, New York, USA

2016 - Two-Headed Imagomancy, collaboration with Iman Raad, Foote School, New Haven, USA
2014 - Two-Headed Imagomancy, collaboration with Iman Raad, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 - Two-Headed Imagomancy, collaboration with Iman Raad, Tether, Seattle, USA
2014 - Two-Headed Imagomancy, collaboration with Iman Raad, Private Venue, New Haven, USA
2012 - Presentation of art works, Bethanian Art Center, Berlin, Germany
2012 - Panel discussion,  9th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Awards:

2011 - Runner Up, Magic of Persia Contemporary art prize.
2009 - First Prize, the 3rd International Graphic Biennial of the Islamic World.

 

Residency and Workshop: 

2012 -The Delfina Foundation, London, UK
2009 - Fabrica (the Benetton research group center), Treviso, Italy
2004 - 9th Grafist workshop, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Teaching:

2016 - "Reading Rather: Let's talk about artworks", workshop, CC Platform, Isfahan, Iran

2016 - Teaching Artist in Residence, BRIC ARTS, Brooklyn, NY
2014 - Typography Workshop (with Iman Raad), American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 - Teacher Assistant, "Sculpture in Reproduction", Yale School of Art, New Haven, USA

Bibliography:

2016 - You Did Not Arrive in Time, Dusk Fell Instead, Shahrzad Changalvaee and Mehdi Navid, Bon-gah Publications, Iran
2011 - Arabesque 2: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia, Gestalten, Germany
2009 - Arabesque: Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia, Gestalten, Germany

Partners In Crime:

Bon-Gah

Iman Raad

Meyohas

O Gallery