Born in Tehran

Lives in Berlin

Education

2016          The Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles

2007-09     MFA, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö

2005-07     AA Photography, Art University, Tehran

2002-07     BA Industrial Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran

Solo / Two-Person Exhibitions

2016 – Fluid Flipping Form, O Gallery, Tehran

2014 – Ornithorhynchus Paradoxus (w. Sebastien Berthier), Sox, Berlin

2014 – Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Krognoshuset, Lund

2014 – A Trip Well Travelled, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2014 – Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin

2014 – But You’ve Said You Enjoyed Being a Pariah, De Hallen CCBrugge, Bruges

2013 – Muted Fanfare for the Shy (w. Patrik Aarnivaara), Narrative Gallery, London

2012 – Tomorrow Another City, Project Room, Saatchi Gallery, London

2010 – Slipping Away (w. Sebastien Berthier), Etikett, Malmö

2010 – Someone Was Here, Gallery No. 6, Tehran

2009 – Les Misérables on Stage, rum46, Århus

2009 – Down the Rabbit Hole, On the Wall, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö

2009 – Present Perfect Tense, KHM Gallery, Malmö

Selected Group Exhibitions / Screenings

2017 – 7 Trans-Phonies, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo

2017 – Structured Frustrations, CC Art Space, Isfahan

2016 – The Primal Shelter is the Site for Primal Fears, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

2016 – Rainfall, Goya Curtain, Tokyo

2016 – Video Playback, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

2016 – Free Zone, Arte Gallery, Tehran

2015 – Business as Usual, Turf Projects, Croydon, travelled to Pyramid Art Center, Warrington

2015 – Open Source, Stamford Works, London

2015 – Open to the World, Kunsthaus, Dresden

2015 – The Hot Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

2014 – Sheffield Fringe, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2014 – I’ve Heard Stories, City of Toronto Archives and Blackwood Gallery, Toronto

2013 – Reverse Future: Modern Architecture, Industrialna 11, Sofia

2013 – Chronicles of Work Screening, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

2013 – Drawings, Sketches, Texts & Scores, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2013 – Apparatus Criticus, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

2013 – The Fold, CAB, Brussels, cat.

2013 – Jour Fixe, Projektraum Römerstraße, Stuttgart

2013 – Rotation, Swiss Embassy, Tehran

2012 – Inside and Out, Kim?, Riga

2012 – Contemporary Istanbul (w. RecCollective), Istanbul, cat.

2012 – down TOWN, Projektraum Römerstraße, Stuttgart

2012 – Interferences, Student Lounge, CCS Bard, New York

2012 – In Our Backyards, Spinnerei Werkschau, Leipzig

2012 – 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (w. NOASS), Oberhausen

2012 – Armory Show Focus (w. Overgaden), New York

2012 – The Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, cat.

2011 – If We Ever Meet Again, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2011 – MopCap Finalists, Royal College of Arts, London, cat.

2011 – The Invisible Present, Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, travelled to Camera, Toronto & Free Form Film Festival, San Francisco, cat.

2011 – TV Dinner, IM International, New York

2011 – Untitled (Video), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö

2011 – O Que Passou Continua A Mudar, Platforma Revolver, Lisbon

2011 – Brief Histories, College of Fine Arts and Design, Sharjah

2011 – MopCap Shortlists, Traffic, Dubai, cat.

2011 – Fotografi i Fokus, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö

2011 – Spring Exhibition, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2010 – 2nd International Congress for Free Artists, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus

2010 – Techniques of Persuasion, Konsthall C, Stockholm

2010 – Being Visible, Spazio Dogana – Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, cat.

2010 – Media City, Windsor, cat.

2009 – Labyrint – Writings and Observations, Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba

2009 – 7th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, cat.

2009 – Accommodation, HISK, Gent

2009 – Loop Video Festival, Barcelona

2008 – The Messenger, Bruuge Cultural Center, Bruges, cat.

2008 – At, By, For, Into, Around: The House, Pavilhão 28 – Espaço do Hospital Júlio de Matos, Lisbon, cat.

2008 – Tehran, Iran Photo Museum, Tehran

2007 – 2nd Fanoos Slideshow, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran

2006 – 1st Anniversary, House of Modern Art, Tehran

Talks / Presentations

2013 – Artist Talk, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest

2013 – Artist Talk in Conversation w. Adnan Yildiz, Kuenstlerhaus, Stuttgart

2012 – Artist Talk in Conversation w. Gabriela Salgado, Delfina Foundation, London

2012 – Axis, Allies and Neutrals (w. Fine Art Union and Maria Lusitano), Overgaden, Copenhagen

2011 – UBU Wednesday, Signal, Malmö

2011 – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, brev(e), Casa Ramalhete, Belo Horizonte

2011 – Artist Talk, Untitled (Video), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö

2009 – Whoever I Like Turns Out to Be A Weirdo, screening curated for Limited Access II, Azad Gallery, Tehran, travelled to Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, cat.

Publications / Contributions / Reviews

2016 – Shirin Sabahi, ‘Mint Condition; A Script’, aviv #1, Hanno Hauenstein & Itamar Gov (eds.), Berlin (in German/Hebrew)

2015 – Shirin Sabahi, ‘Pools’, The Current Express #7, Mika Savela (ed.), Curate Archive, London

2014 – Shirin Sabahi, ‘Muted Fanfare for the Shy’, Because of Solitude, Jean-Baptiste Joly (ed.), Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2014 – Dietrich Heißenbüttel, ‘Auf Porzellan gebaut’, Stuttgarter Zeitung, May 16 (in German)

2013 – Sebastien Berthier, Andrea Creuz & Shirin Sabahi, ‘Parties to This Convention’, The 2nd World Congress of Free Artists: A Play in Three Acts, Camel Collective (eds.), Aarhus Kunsthal

2013 – ‘Mehr Kunst ins Leben’, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, June 07 (in German)

2013 – Melanie Orang, ‘The Fold’, Art Bruxelles, May 11 (in French)

2013 – ‘Year in Review’, Almanac issue, ArtAsiaPacific, New York

2013 – ‘Year in Review’, Canvas Magazine, Dubai

2012 – Media Farzin, ‘Woes of Winter’, Bidoun #26, New York

2011 – Editorial, ‘New Currents: Dissonant Chords’, ArtAsiaPacific #72, New York

2011 – Maija Rudovska, ‘A Video About the VEF Culture Palace’, Art Territory, May 17

2011 – Shirin Sabahi, ‘Nosferatu in Flight’, Then We Went in Search of Somewhere to Stay The Night, 10th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah

2009 – Kristine Kern, ‘Fra Slagteri Til Kulturhus’, Politiken, Dec. 11 (in Danish)

2009 – Sebastien Berthier & Shirin Sabahi, ‘Postscript’, Artist Book, 28 pages, edition of 100, Stockholm

2009 – Björn Lövenlid, ‘8-millimetersfilm med historisk slagkraft’, Uppsala Nya Tidning, Uppsala, Feb. 12 (in Swedish)

2009 – Carolina Söderholm, ‘Filterad Historia’, SydSvenskan, Stockholm, Feb. 04 (in Swedish)

2008 – Ulrika Stahre, ‘Nur Är Det Vår’, Afronboladet, Stockholm, May. 22 (in Swedish)

Residencies

2017 – Creative Lab, CCA Glasgow

2016 – Berlin Senate Exchange Residency, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo

2014 – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Berlin

2013 – Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2012 – Delfina Foundation, London

2009 – rum46 & Sparwasser HQ, Århus

Collections

Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi