BIOGRAPHY

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Mozhdeh Zandieh is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Tehran. She holds an MFA from the UK and BA in design from Tehran. Hands-on education and experience in various disciplines, architecture, design, photography and fine arts, allowing her to employ new media often overlap edges of conventional artistic mediums. Her works cover mixed-media photography, motion art, sculpture, installation, diagrams, drawing and painting. The concept of her works emerges from her lived experiences. Mozhdeh was born in the post-revolution era of Iran and grew up during the war. Years after the war, life led her away from her homeland to the land of anew, where she experiences being in the chasms between 'words' and 'worlds' —a new perception of seeing, memories and time. The cognitive aspects of life, the phenomenon of the world of lingual-ism, the significance of communications, and her pre/absorption in the philosophical study of the human subject profoundly influenced her art. Based on metaphor analogy and poetical imagery, Mozhdeh questions and explores human relations and perception in vital and emotional states in communication. Her primary point of reference is the human mind and the human body, pondering the philosophy of 'border' in one's exterior and interior of being. Mozhdeh has exhibited, nominated, featured and participated in several international art shows, events, contests and awards.

STATEMENT

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I am a multidisciplinary visual artist, preoccupied with existentialism, humanism, realism, a conceptualist and a visual poem-ist pondering philosophism. Despite existing in an irrational universe from a theoretical, autobiographical and phenomenological map, I try to make rational compositions to leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach, but art always can. When I make art, I do not think about art. I think about us—humans. How we see and how do we think. Perception is everything that forms in interrogation, recollections and contemplation, so art is my shortcut for the closeness of thinking by making with a hope to create visual reflections, for feeling and change, in the freedom of images and imaginations. Art has always been made from change and for change. Art is a verb!

CV

Born in Tehran, Iran 

Live in Dubai

Studied in UK

EDUCATION

Completed three years postgraduate master degree in Fine Arts with distinction from UCA (University for Creative Arts), 2020 - MFA

Graduated as a Graphic Designer from Soore Art University of Tehran, Iran in 2001- BA

Complete four years of Visual Arts and Architecture at the School of Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1997

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

Finalist Artist, Rove Art Prize — Dubai, UAE 2020

Featured Artist, Al Tamimi Group international digital publication —Dubai 2020

Artist nominee, Emerging Artist Award —Dubai, UAE 2020

Finalist artist, ART EXPO New York Contest —France 2019

Selected artist for digital installation at DIFC by Emerging Artist Award— Dubai, UAE 2018

Finalist artist, CFA Artist of the Year Award  —France 2018

Artist of the Week by Emerging Scene —Dubai, UAE 2018 

Member of artists' Committee at International Award of Contemporary Art "ARTPROTAGONIST" —Italy 2015

Featured artist, Next Step Biennale —Paris, France  2014

Winer designer of Creative Design Contest —Tehran, Iran 2001

EXHIBITIONS

Made in Tashkeel - The 11th edition— Dubai, UAE  2021

Featured Artist - World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE  2021

Digital Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2020

Nominee Artists Show, World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE 2020

Group show, No-Show Exhibition, UK, 2020

Group show, Total Art Gallery, Quoz Arts Fest — Dubai, UAE 2019

Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2019

Digital installation at DIFC — Dubai, UAE 2018

Solo show at Dubai Art Fair, World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE 2015

​Group show, Art Plus Gallery —Dubai, UAE  2015

Featured Artist - Next Step Biennale —Paris, France  2014

Group show, Art Plus Gallery — Dubai, UAE  2014

TEXTS AND RESEARCHES 

Making A Seeing, Photo Book and text ( a photographical observation in poetry of images and imaginations) — 2020 -21

Essay Untouched : Unheard - Hands, Eyes, Hearts, Skins (research study in language memory, human connection and communication in the philosophy of Border)  — 2020

Essay Change of Change (research study in the phenomenology of Change based on Time and Memory) — 2019

Essay Between Two Walls (research study in Memories of Forgotten Memories from science to art) — 2018

PUBLICATIONS

Exhibition Catalog, Made in Tashkeel - The 11th edition— Dubai, UAE — 2021

Photo eBook, Making A Seeing  — 2021

Exhibition Catalog, World Art Dubai, Dubai-UAE — 2021

Exhibition Catalog, NO-SHOW, UK — 2020

Law Update Magazine, DIFC-UAE  —  2020

The Best of 2016, International Emerging Artist Awards book — 2016

Exhibition Catalog, World Art Dubai, Dubai-UAE — 2015

Exhibition Catalog, Next Step, France-Paris  — 2014

Exhibition Catalog, 2014, Window I, Dubai-UAE — 2014

Exhibition Catalog, 2014, Art Plus, , Dubai-UAE — 2014

PROFESSIONS & EXPERIENCES

Member of Tashkeel Studio — Dubai, UAE 2021

Art Educator, Dubai, 2017 - Current

Art Director at AUDIO UAE, Dubai, 2020 - Current

Creative Manager at Cooper Searle, London, UK, 2017 - 2020

Fine Arts Educator at Soul Art Center, Dubai, UAE, 2016 - 2017

Creative designer for Yahlive advertising Campaign, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2013 -2014

Art Director and Studio Manager at Provision Media, Dubai, UAE in 2011- 2013

Graphic Designer and Brand Coordinator at AVA, Dubai, UAE 2007 - 2009

Co-Founder and Designer at Line and Design House, Tehran, Iran 2002 - 2006

Designer and illustrator for Institute of the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Annual Children's Book Festival —Tehran, Iran 2002 

Art Teacher - Elementary school, Tehran, Iran, 2001- 2002​