Was born and raised in Iran. Since 2007 lives and works in Germany.


2012-2015   Postgraduate Studies, Media Arts, Academy Of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
2007-2011   BA Fine Arts, Painting, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter
2001-2005   BA Fine Arts, Graphic & Print, Azad University of Art and Architecture, Tehran

Grants, Awards & Residencies

2019             Together with Joanna Broda, One year Grant, Mediengründer Zentrum NRW, Cologne
2017-18       Artist in Residence, Kunstlabor, Alanus Hochschule/ Stiftung Mercator/ MUTIK
2016             Project Grants, Akademie Der Künste Der Welt, Cologne
2015             KHM Award For Outstanding Female Artists, 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             DAAD Scholarship, Germany


2017    Magazine, Kunststadt N° 64, Article by Kay Von Keitz, Published by BBK Berlin GmbH
2016    Journal, N° 6, Article by Konstantin Butz, Published by Academy of Media Arts Cologne
2016    Art Book, Bühnenreif, Article by Sylvie Kyeck, Published by Arp Museum Rolandseck
2015    Artists’ Book, CARTE BLANCHE, Published by Academy of Media Arts Cologne
2015    Online Publication, Migrating Art Academies, Violated Relation
2014    Brochure, Eden Was Never So Close, Published by Academy of Media Arts Cologne
2011    Catalogue, Bleib, Published by Frauen Museum Kunst- Kultur Forschung e.v., Bonn
2010    Catalogue, Nina Sawina, Published by LVR-Archivberatung- und Fortbildungszentrum
2010    Art Book, A Room for Life, Unique Copy, Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek Cologne

Exhibitions & Screenings

2019   Screening, Rat Race, Detour to Tehran, Schikaneder, Vienne
2018   Screening, Rat Race, Parking Video Library, BELGRADO, Buenos Aires
2018   Screening, Window Shopping, Capri by Night, Schauspiel Köln, Cologne
2018   Solo Exhibition & Artist Talk, Violated Affairs, New Media Society, Teheran
2017   Group Show, Monument in Flux, Gallery W139, Amsterdam
2017   Group Show, RAUMSAMKEITEN, K56, Leipzig
2016   Screening, Window Shopping, FAR OFF Video Art and Experimental Film, Cologne
2016   Group Show, Matjö -Raum für Kunst, Cologne
2015   Solo Exhibition, Violated Affairs, Site-Specific, Muelheim, Cologne
2015   Screening, Elephant, Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris
2015   Group Show, Corpus Ludus Militaris, Pili, Lithuania
2015   Screening, Elephant, European Short Film Festival, MIT, Boston
2015   Screening, Elephant, Channels 2015 Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2014   Group Show, Eden Was Never So Close, ArtCologne, Cologne
2014   Group Show, Wirtschaftministerium- NRW, Dusseldorf
2014   Group Show, Full Saturation, Kunstpavillon, Munich
2013   Group Show, Entfernung der Zeit, Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano, Italy
2013   Group Show, Walzwerk, Pulheim, Germany
2011   World Premiere, Self-Portrait, Arte+ Festival, Havana, Cuba
2011   Group Show, Bleib, Frauenmuseum, Bonn
2010   Group Show, A Room for Life, LVR-Kulturzentrum, Brauweiler, Germany
2010   Group Show, Das Gedenkbuch Nina Sawina, Kunst und Museums Bibliothek, Cologne
2010   Screening, Little Song, Poetry Film Festival, Berlin