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Sepideh Rahaa  

Visual & Media Artist

Curator & Collective member at Third Space gallery, Helsinki (              )

http://www.th1rdspac3.com

Contact :

sepidehrahaa(at)gmail.com  

 

EDUCATION

2017-             Doctoral studies in Contemporary Art, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

2016              Master's degree in Fine Art (Visual Culture & Contemporary Art) at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

2009-2012    Doctoral studies of Comparative Analytical Art History, Shahed University of Tehran, Iran

2008              Master's degree in Art & Research, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

2005              Bachelor degree in Painting and Visual Arts, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

UPCOMING

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION 

2019   In Transition, Pori Art Museum, FI

2017   A Dream, Solo exhibition, Galleria Espoonsilta, Espoo,FI

2017   Marriage & Pleasure, Kraam, Tallinn, EE

2016   A Dream That Came True? Part I & II, Myymälä 2, Helsinki, FI

2015   Matter of land, Third space, Helsinki, FI

2014   The Passage, Babel Gallery, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, NO

2013   Fire Trial, Powen Gallery, Taipei, TW

2013   Fire Trial, Moons art gallery, Taipei, TW

2005   Botiya Gallery of Art, Kerman, IR.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION   

2019  Today Is Our Tomorrow festival, Publics, FI

2019   Ecologies of Darkness: Building Ground on Shifting Sands, The passage, In collaboration with Colonial neighbours, Savvy Contemporary,        

           Berlin, DE

2018   Entangled-Me & Hair II, Objekti Festival, Espoon keskus, Espoo, FI

2018   A Dream That Came True? Part II, NSU symposium & mini festival, Fårö, SE

2017-18  Silta/Bridge, curated by Veikko Halmetoja, Virka Galleria, Helsinki, FI

2017   Group exhibition, Sarvestan Gallery, Kerman, IR

2017   A Dream That Came True? II & III - Marriage & Pleasure II, Distribution of Crisis, Mältinranta gallery, Tampere, FI

2017   Movement, FemF (annual feminist forum) Art Exhibition, Valssaamo, Helsinki, FI

2017   Konstrundan Open Studio, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

2016   Engendered, Studio 44, Stockholm, SE

2016   Engendered, Götheborg festival, SE

2016   Visitor ed.3, curated by Marek Pluciennik, Kattilahalli, Suvilahti, Helsinki, FI

2016   Distribution of crisis, Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

2016   Multiplicities / Multiple cities, Curated by Anna Ruth, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, FI

2015   Open studio, Camac Art Centre, FR

2015   Objekti exhibition, Installation at Enteresse, Espoonkeskus, FI

2015   Masculinisation, Studio 44, Stockholm, SE

2015   New Present, Mänttä Art Festival, curated by Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, Mänttä, FI

2015   Current state, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

2015   Paljastus (exposure), Galleria Värinä, Rovaniemi, FI

2015   Women Communicating Across and Through Art, Cultural centre Caisa, Helsinki, FI

2014   Taipei International Art Fair, Taipei, TW

2014   Kubri Alhamir, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, FI

2014   group exhibition, Powen Gallery, Taipei, TW

2013   Antidote7, Group painting exhibition, Gallery Jongva, Helsinki, FI

2013   Erotus (difference) exhibition , Glue factory,15th February, Glascow, UK

2013   Antidote 6, Taking time project/Exhibition, Organised by Teemu Mäki & Nora Sternfeld, galleria Agusta, Helsinki, FI

2012   Painting exhibition, 100 artists 100 works, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, IR

2007   Photography exhibition subject “ our society ”. University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, IR

2004   Painting exhibition of bachelor degree, Shahid Bahonar University, Art Department

2002   Photography Exhibition in Sana’ti Contemporary Art Museum of Kerman, IR

 

PERFORMANCE & VIDEO SCREENING

2019  Mechanics of Conformity, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, FI

2019   Performing at Performance Festival, Riga, LV

2019   Puhutaan hiuksista - Let's talk about hair-Mechanics of Conformity, Vuotalo, FI

2019   In Transition – Elokuvanäytös | Satakielikuukausi, Stoa, FI

2019   Puhutaan hiuksista - Let's talk about hair-Mechanics of Conformity, Vuotalo, FI

2018   Screening In Transition, Pori Film Festival, FI

2018   Screening A Dream That Came True?, Mini festival NSU symposium, Fårö, SE

2018   Screening video series A Dream That Came True?, Researching Migration Through Art & Media, University of Tampere, FI

2018   Screening video series A Dream That Came True?, Radical Relevances Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, FI

2018   Screening In Transition and intervention at 5th Conference on Artistic Research, Tate Liverpool, UK

2017   Performing at Porin Juhlaviikot (Pori Performance Festival), Gallery 3h+k, Pori, FI

2017   Screening "A Dream That Came True? II, Gallery 3h+k, Pori, FI

2017   Screening "The Distance", FEMF Art, Third Space Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2017   Screening Entangled-ME & HAIR, Mechanics of Conformity, Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2016   Performance Consensual Body in Motion, With Egle Oddo, FEMF (feminist forum), Helsinki, FI

2016   MUU Gala, Helsinki, FI

2016   Performance Other, The Image, The Visitors ed.3, Kattilahalli Suvilahti, Helsinki, FI

2016   Performance “Distance between Me & You”, Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

2016   Austerity Politics and social interaction together with Egle Oddo, Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2016   Austerity Politics and social interrelation, with Egle Oddo, Vantaa Art museum Artsi, FI

2015   The Distance Selected for the 7th edition of International Festival of Creativity & Digital Culture, Spain & Japan

2015   Screening Matter of Land, OFF Triennial event of the 6th Triennial of Pirkanmaa, FI

2015   Objekti exhibition, Video Screening and Installation at Enteresse, Espoonkeskus, FI

2015   Performance “Matter of Land”, Matkalla Pohojolaan, Lavaklubi, Helsinki, FI

2015   Performance, “Meet the Other” Catalysti, international week against racism, Lavaklubi, Helsinki, FI

2014   Performance together with Anna Knappe, "Object" festival, Espoo, FI

2014   Performance Different faces of us, Gallery Augusta, Suomenlina, Helsinki, FI

2013   Performance Different Faces of Us, Performance By Sepideh Rahaa & Anna Knappe, Kampi, Helsinki, FI

2013   Performance “Dialogue Off”, Persepolis, Shiraz, IR

2013   Performance Minority , and Video in Tehran metro station, IR

2013   Performance based on story of Zahhak from Shahnameh  Fredowsi, part of the project “Taking Time”,        

           Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, FI

MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS OF TRUST

2019-  Member of Network for Norm-Critical Leadership in Arts and Cultures of Nordic region, Culture for All, FI, SE, DK

2019-  Member of International Society for Education through Art: InSEA

2019-  Member of AV-arkki the Centre for Finnish Media Art, FI

2018-  Board member of SKY (Finnish Curators Union), FI

2016-  Board member of Globe Art Point (GAP), Helsinki

2015-  Collective member of Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2014-  Member of Artist association MUU, FI

2013-  Member of Catalysti the Transcultural artist association, FI

2018   Member of Jury for HICP (Helsinki International Curatorial Programme) for the year 2019, Frame & HIAP, FI

CURATORIAL/COORDINATING EXPERIENCES

2015- Curator at third Space Gallery, Helsinki

2019  Representation l Narration l Diversity: Organiser of seminar for museums in Uusimaa region together with Keme Pellicer,

           Venu Dhupa, HAM Museum & G.A.P. FI

2019  Curator of the exhibition "Square", Stoa, Helsinki, FI

2017  Coordinator of exhibition "Mommy When Will I get Married by Ahmet Kavas, Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2017  Coordinator and curator of the two-days artistic intervention and event "(Non)Institutions & Their Role In The Art World"

          in collaboration between Third Space and Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Tallinn, EE

2017  Curator of  Catalysti's event "INCLUSIVE" for the week against racism, Lavaklubi, Helsinki, FI

2016  Curator of the video art festival with the theme “Borders”, Videokanava, Tampere, FI

2015  Curator of exhibition “Raw Material”, Works by Norwegian artists Lena Katrine & Heidi Anett at Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2015  Curator of exhibition "Brain and Memory", Works by Kristina Karlsen at Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2015  Curator of exhibition “One Day Evening”, Photographs by Iranian artist Ali Kiany at Third Space, Helsinki, FI

WORKS IN COLLECTION

2015   Video “ One Ocean is The Distance “ , Mänttä-Vilppula Collection

2015   Photograph “Flourish”, Mänttä-Vilppula Collection

2013   Painting “ Suffocation I”, Private collection Taiwan

2012-18 Private collections Iran 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

2019 MOC residency, Riihimäki, FI

2015  Artist in residence at Camac, Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre, France, 1stNovember-30thDecember

2014  Artist in residence at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder(LKV), Trondheim, Norway, May-June

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017  Article "My Feminism:  In Transition, Between Now & Then" Published by Pro Artibus for the exhibition 

          in Gallery Elverket under the column "My Feminism"

2016  Master’s degree thesis: Nationalism, Exile and Agony on Contemporary Art, Aalto University, FI

           investigation representation of Middle Eastern Art in the Western contemporary art scene 

2015  New Present, Exhibition book, XX Mänttä art Festival, Mänttä, FI

2015  Aalto Festival’s booklet, Current State exhibition Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI

2008  The role of mysticism in forming Persian painting (9-10th centuries), Faculty of art, Shahed university   

            Analytical Research Journal, 2008 -NO 7.

2007 Semiotics of colors in Sohrab Sepehri’s paintings and poetry, Tehran Contemporary of Art booklet, Tehran, IR

ARTIST TALKS / CONFERENCES / LECTURES 

2019  Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities, In conversation with Martta Tuomaala, Frame, FI

2019   NORA Conference –Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses & Feminist Politics, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference (RIKK), 

            University of Iceland, IS

2019  Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities, In conversation with Razan Abou Askar, Frame, FI

2019   Speaker at ARKADIA SEURA’S seminar: IS THE FINNISH ART FIELD DIVERSE, OPEN AND EQUAL?, Small-Parliament, FI

2018   Guest artist and talk for the course Cultural Diversity & Multi Literacy, Aalto University, FI

2018   Representing Migration, presenting works and participating in mini festival, NSU symposium, Fårö, SE

2018   Objekti Festival, Espoon keskus, Espoo, FI

2018   MAECP Open Lecture Day, On role of art institutions, Theatre Academy, University of Art Helsinki, FI

2018   Festival on art/research methods, Researching Migration Through Art & Media, University of Tampere, FI

2018   Radical Relevances Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, FI

2018   Provoking Research and Social Intervention, 5th Conference on Artistic Research, Tate Liverpool, UK

2018   Political arts and aesthetics in the everyday, Appearances of the political, University of Copenhagen, DK

2018   Teaching the course "Artistic Practice and Funding Process", VICCA program, Aalto University, Art department

2017   Panel Discussion: Violence against women, Cinemaissí film festival, Luckan, Helsinki

2017   Teaching the course "Artistic Practice and Funding Process", VICCA program, Aalto University, Art department

2017   Grant Clinic workshop for artists, Globe Art Point, Helsinki

2017   Ole Hyvä Helsinki in collaboration with Helsinki City Youth Department, Leading 10 young people

            to produce artworks and exhibit at Itäkeskus Metro station

2017   Grant Clinic workshop for artists, Globe Art Point, Helsinki, FI

2017   Seminar at Åbo Academy Gender Department in collaboration with Salla Tuori, Turku, FI

2017   Guest artist for the course “Artist in Society”, VICCA program, Aalto University, FI

2016   Reshaping the possible Finland, Panelist for the discussion invited by Taike; The Arts Promotion Centre, FI

2016   Displaced Artists and Art as a Way of Inclusion, Taike, The Arts Promotion Centre, FI

2016   Teaching course “Identity” in collaboration with artist Lora Dimova, , Taidekoulu MAA, Helsinki, FI

2016   Teaching course “Identity” in collaboration with artist Lora Dimova, Nordiska Konstkolan, Kokkola, FI

2015   Guest lecturer at Aalto University for the course Cultural Diversity & Multi Literacy, Helsinki, FI

2015   Teaching the course “Identity” in collaboration with artist Lora Dimova, Taidekoulu MAA, Helsinki, FI

2015   Guest lecturer at Taidekoulu MAA, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FI

2014   Guest Lecturer at Kuvataideakatemia for the course Norm Critical Art Circle, Helsinki, FI

2014-16  Teaching Fine Arts courses at Ressu School, Helsinki, FI

2013-2015 Fine Arts teacher at Annantalo art and cultural centre, Helsinki, FI

2008   Instructor in azad university of Tehran, sculpting course, IR

2008- 2012 Head of Painting Department in Marlik Higher Education, Nowshahr, IR

​2008   Instructor in Shariati university of Tehran , drawing II, IR

2008 -2012 Instructor of Marlik Higher Education , Painting and drawing, visual art fundamentals courses

GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP​

2018-21 Koneen Säätiö, Working grant

2018   Frame Contemporary Finland, Travel Grant

2017   Nylands Svenska Kulturfonds, group Exhibition

2017   Koneen Säätiö, 1 year working grant

2017   Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project grant

2016   Frame, Travel grant, Gothenburg Festival

2016   Taike, Project Grant.

2016   Suomen kulttuurirahasto, 5 month Working grant

2015   Frame, Travel grant, France

2015   Camac Art Centre, France, Residency grant

2015   Kuvasto, Visek, Post-production grant

2015   Taike, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Project grant

2015   Taike, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Exhibition grant

2015   Taike, Arts Promotion Center Finland, 2 month residency in France

2014   Koneen Sääitiö, working grant for the production of a video, XX Mänttä Festival, FI

2014   Aalto arts grant for the exhibition “Current State”, FI

2014   Aalto University, Exhibition “The Passage”, NO

2014   IF Plus Cultural LAB, Funding for The Passage exhibition, NO