Mona Kakanj
Media Artist

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran
Since 2007 lives and works in Cologne

 

EDUCATION

2012-2015  Postgraduate Studies, Media Arts, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
2007-2011  MFA, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Bonn
2001-2005  BA, Visual Communication, University of Art and Architecture, Tehran

EXHIBITIONS
Selected Shows and Screenings

2017  Screening and Groupe Show, Rat Race, Monument In Flux, W139 Amsterdam
2016  Groupe Show, Monument’s DesignDenkmal zu den Anschlägen des NSU in der Keupstraße, NS-Dok, Cologne
2016  Solo Show, Rat Race, Akademie Der Künste Der Welt, Akademie Space, Cologne
2016  Screening, Window Shopping ll, Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival, Los Angeles
2016  Post-graduation Project’s Presentation, Violated Affairs, Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne
2016  Screening, Window Shopping ll, FAR OFF Video Art and Experimental Film, Cologne
2016  Group Show, KHM-Förderpreis für Künstlerinnen, Matjö-Raum für Kunst, Cologne
2015  Solo Exhibition, Violated Affairs, Cologne
2015  Screening, Elephant, Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris
2015  Group Show, Corpus Ludus Militaris, Pilis Castle,  Lithuania
2015  Screening, Elephant, European Short Film Festival, MIT, Boston
2015  World Premiere, Elephant, Channels 2015 Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2015  Screening, Elephant, Hessisches Landes Theater, Marburg
2014  Premiere, Elephant, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne
2014  Group Show, Eden Was Never So Close, ArtCologne, Cologne
2014  Group Show, Zweiundzwanzig minus eins, Wirtschaftministerium- NRW, Düsseldorf
2014  Group Show, Full Saturation, Kunstpavillon, Munich
2013  Group Show, Entfernung der Zeit, Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano, Italy
2013  Group Show, Wer macht den Abwasch, Walzwerk, Pulheim
2012  Group Show, Hekayatnameh, Hannibal Alkhas Atelier, Tehran
2012  Screening, Self-Portrait, theater-AK, ESG, Bonn
2011  World PremiereSelf-Portrait, Arte+ Festival, Havana, Cuba
2011  Group Show, Bleib, Frauenmuseum, Bonn
2010  Solo Exhibition, A Room for Life, LVR-Kulturzentrum, Brauweiler, Germany
2010  Group Show, Das Gedenkbuch, Kunst und Museums Bibliothek, Cologne
2010  Screening, Little Song, Poetry Film Festival, Berlin
2009  Group Show, Revolution, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter
2008  Screening, , theater-AK, ESG, Bonn
2007  Solo Exhibition, Shahrzad Stories, Hannibal Alkhas Atelier, Tehran
2006  Group Show, Sher-o Naghsh, Hannibal Alkhas Atelier, Tehran
2005  Group Show, Samarghand, Hannibal Alkhas Atelier, Tehran

 

GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017  Project Grants KLAUS (Kunstlabor mit und an Schulen), Alanus Hochschule / Stiftung Mercator/ MUTIK, Cologne
2016  Project Grants, Akademie Der Künste Der Welt, Cologne
2015  Award of the Equal Opportunities Institution, KHM, Outstanding Female Media Artist, Cologne
2015  Residency in Panemune Castle, Migrating Art Academies, Pilis, Lithuania
2013  Residency in Montepulciano, Music & Dance Academy Montepulciano, Italy
2010  Book Design Award, Kunst und Museums Bibliothek, Cologne
2009  Residency in ISA, Havana, Sense Lab Program, Cuba
2007-2008  DAAD Scholarship, Germany

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017  Matjö- Raum für Kunst, Katalog, Kulturwerk des BBK Köln e.V., Cologne
2016  Flüchten und Flehen, Journal, KHM Journal Nº 6, 07. 2016, Verlag der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Cologne
2015  CARTE BLANCHE, Artist Book, Verlag der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Cologne
2014  Eden Was Never So Close, Brochure,  Verlag der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Cologne
2011  Bleib, Catalogue,  Frauen Museum Kunst- Kultur Forschung e.v., Alanus Hochschule gGmbH, Bonn
2010  Gedenkbuch für Nina Sawina, Catalogue, LVR-Archivberatung- und Fortbildungszentrum, Cologne
2010  Raum eines Lebens, Artist Book, Unique Copy, Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek Köln