Sayeh Sarfaraz
 
 
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  Born in Shiraz, Iran
Lives and works on Earth

Represented by:
Albareh Art Gallery


   
       
    COLLECTIONS  
       
    Collection Giverny Capital.
Private collection.
 
       
       
    EDUCATION  
       
    2008
Diplôme national supérieur d'expression plastique (equivalent Master of Fine Arts) Strasbourg, France.

2007-2008
Erasmus year in visual arts, UQAM, Montreal, Canada.

2006-2007
Diplôme national d'arts plastiques (equivalent Bachelor of Fine Arts), Strasbourg, France.

2004-2006
École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg, France.

2002-2004
Preparatory Art school, Académie Charpentier, Paris, France.

1999-2001
University 2 years Diploma / DEUG Graphic, Shiraz, Iran.

1999
Vat of Graphic Design (equivalent Diploma of College Studies), (Lycée Assiéh), Shiraz, Iran.

 
       
       
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
       
 

2015
Génération Sacrifiée, grunt Gallery, Vancouver 
Au Pays des Mollahs, booth C60 at World Art Dubai
Au Pays des Mollahs, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrein.
Soulèvement social, Circa Art Center, Montreal, Qc

2014
Micropolitiques, Maison des arts de Laval, QC. Curated by Claire Moeder.
Micropixies, Le Labo/ Interaccess, Toronto, On, Curated by Maiko Tanaka.
On Rejoue ?, Foreman art gallery, Sherbrooke, QC. Curated by Vicky Chainey Gagnon.
Wolves in the Wall, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Claire Moeder.

2013
Fox&Friends, Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-Sur-Mer, Canada.
Étrange dictature, le MAI, Montreal, Canada.

2012
Mémoire d'élephant, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal, Canada.
L’Iran d'aujourd'hui, Centre d’art AdMare, Îles de la Madeleine, Canada.

2011
Dictator in Town, CAFK+A, Cambridge Galleries of Art, Canada.
Mapping the World 1, Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada.
Resist, Nuit blanche, Montreal, Canada.

2010
Magic Never Ends " Iran of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad", ARTSPACE Gallery, Peterborough, Canada.

2009
Nouveau héros de la classe ouvrière et la nouvelle cuisine sociale, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, Canada.
Magic Never Ends, La Centrale Galerie Powehouse, Montreal, Canada.

2007
Performance presented at the launch of the magazine Livraison (Revue d’art contemporain).
"Traduire – Translating", Skol (in partenership with Rhinoceros), Montreal, Canada, in association with Séverine Hubard.

   
   
  GROUP EXHIBITIONS
   
 

2015
Art London 15, Albareh Art Gallery 
Mise en chantier, Galerie 3, QC

2013
Scope Miami, Shirin Gallery NY
Sous les projecteurs, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, QC.
Carte commune, AGORA, Berlin 
Anonymous Drawings, Berlin, Germany.

2012
Ville imaginaire, Les Territoires, Montreal, Qc.

2011
Military Dictatorship, Palais des congrès de Montréal (2e Sommet Génération d’idées), Montreal, Canada.
The Typhoon Continues and so Do You, Mapping the World USA, Flux Factory, New York, USA.

2008
Anonymous Drawing N9, Berlin, Germany.
Gedonken Zur Revolution, Leipzig, Germany.
Les stratégies de l'oublie, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

2006
Bilan Silence, syndicat potentiel, Strasbourg, France.
Objet extra ordinaire, passage du Grand Cerf (Dans le cadre du festival des « Puces du Design »), Paris, France.
Show Free Land, Chaufferie Gallery, Strasbourg, France.

   
   
  GRANTS, PRIZES AND MENTIONS
   
 

2014
SODEC (grant for visual artists).
Québec - New York State artist-in-residence program.

2013
Finalist of Pierre-Ayot, Excellence in Montréal visual art creations prize.
Canada Council for the Arts, Grant to visual artist.
Quebec Concil for the Arts and Letters Travel Grant.

2012
SODEC (grant for visual artists).
Quebec Council for the Arts and Letters (travel grant) for "L'iran d'aujourd'hui".

2011
Quebec Council for the Arts (travel grant) for "Dictator is in Town".
Quebec Council for the Arts (research and creation grant to visual artist (type B).
Quebec Council for the Arts (travel grant) for "Mapping the World USA".

2011-2012
Montreal Council for the Arts (grant démART-mtl for visual artists of cultural diversity).

 
   

 

 
   
  RESIDENCIES
   
  2014
The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, within the CALQ / New York State agreement.
   
  2013
AGORA Residency, Berlin, Germany.
   
  2010-2011
Creation studio, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Qc.
       
   
  RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
   
 

2014-2017
Member of evaluation committee Visual Arts of conseil des arts de Montreal.

Nov-March 2012-2013
Project manager for Creation studio program, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal, Canada.

February 2012
Member of jury for Photoforum, Les Territoires, Montreal, Canada.

November 2011-April 2012
Co-ordination assistant and event organizer for Les Territoires Portfolio Review 2012.

October 2011
Member of jury for MAPPE program and creation studio, Les Territoires, Montreal, Canada.

2011-2012
Project manager for Creation studio program (Ville Imaginaire), Les Territoires, Montreal, Canada.

2008-2009
Research Assistant (S.O.R) of artist Stephen Schofield, Montreal, Canada.

   
   
    PUBLISHED BIOGRAPHIES AND CRITIQUES  
       
   

Spring 2015, Spirale N 252, Portfolio Sayeh Sarfaraz by Claire Moeder.
April 2015, Le Soleil, Mise en chantier à la Galerie 3: prochain arrêt, art actuel, par/by JOSIANNE DESLOGES
January 15, 2015, le Soleil, Galerie 3: nouvelle vitrine sur l'art actuel à Québec, by Josianne Desloges.
Fall 2014, espace, Sayeh Sarfaraz, Obrerver les systèmes by Manon Tourigny.
April 18 2014, Artichautmag, La Faillite de l’imaginaire, by Fanny Gravel-Patry.
April 3 2014, La Presse, MICROPOLITIQUES: CONJURER LA HAINE, by Éric Clément
March 25 2014, Akimbo, Micropixies by Terence Dick.
March 19 2014, Le Métropolitain, Micropixies, une installation audacieuse by Raphael Loupoukhine.
March 15 2014, Le Devoir, Conflits perpétuels, by Marie-Ève Charon.
March 11 2014, L’EXPRESS, Et soufflé un Art de liberté, by Sonia Baritello.
March 10 2014, Roverarts, Guns and Roses, by Seth Messinger.
March 7 2014, ICI RADIO-CANADA.CA, by Line Boily .
March 6 2014, PASSENGER ART, War Games, by Reilley Bishop-Stall and Natalie Zayne Bussey.
January 21, 2013, The McGILL TRIBUNE, Fighting repression, one Lego figure at a time, by Cecilie Jensen.
Octobre 14, 2013, Interview with artists in residency, AGORA, by Caique Tizzi.
Summer 2013, Vie des Arts, “ Maman, regarde. les legos tuent” by Nicole Allard.
May 26, 2013,  Le Mouton noir, "La leçon de courage" By Anjuna Langevin.
March 22 2013, CIEU FM, Fox & Friend, by Stéphanie Gauthier, interview.
March 21 2013, Radio Canada Gaspésie,  Fox & Friends, Interview.
March 2,1 2013, Télé Québec, Fox & Friends.
February 27 2013, ncra.ca, "Sayeh Sarfaraz: Étrange dictature" by Candace Mooers.
Februay 20 2013, "Vivre en Iran, sous la contrainte" in C’est ça la vie, Radio Canada by Marcia Pilote.
January 25 2013, "Étrange dictature ou comment jouer à la guerre in visibles", by alexia.
January 25 2013, "L’exposition Étrange Dictature" in Bande à Part, Radio Canada by Alexandre Courteau.
January 21 2013, Cabinet de curiosités, Ledélit, by Laurence Lafortune.
Winter 2013, esse arts+opinions, "Sayeh Sarfaraz, mémoire d'éléphant" by Dominique Allard.
January 2013, artbahrain.org, "Interview with Sayeh Sarfaraz".
December 3 2012, ReOrient, "Mémoire d'Éléphant" by Joobin Bekhrad.
December 1 2012, La Presse, "La dictature expliquée aux (grands) enfants" by Laura-Julie Perrault.
November 24 2012, The Gazette, "Show bears witness to life of oppression in Iran" by John Pohl.
November 20 2012, artdaily, "galerie antoine ertaskiran in Montreal showcases the work by Sayeh Sarfaraz".
November 18 2012, Radio Canada, "Dénoncer l'oppression" by Claude Deschênes, interview.
November 16 2012, ratsdeville, " Jeu de vilain " by Claire Moeder.
November 14 2012, CultMTL, "Sayeh Sarfaraz: Dictatorship in Lego Land" by Yaniya Lee.
June 15 2012, ratsdeville, "Dans l’œil du spectateur" by Claire Moeder.
June 6 2012, The Belgo Report "Ville Imaginaire at Les Territoires" by Sophie Busby.
April 29 2012, Babylone café Radio Canada, "Sayeh Sarfaraz, une artiste engagée" by Catherine Pépin.
April 26 2012, LE RADAR, "Dans le tranchées de l'Iran, de Sayeh Sarfaraz" by Adèle Arseneau.
October 17 2011, "La ministre Kathleen Weil et le Conseil des arts de Montréal lancent le projet Démart", artsmontreal.org by Marie-Ève Labranche.
October 17 2011, Radio Canada, "Des stages pour des artistes immigrants" by Tanya Lapointe.
September 14 2011, Cambridge Times, "Dictator is in town".
October 5 2010, Le Délit "La Fonderie Darling" by Véronique Martel.
March 15 2010, Arthur press « The Secret of the Midnight Shadow opens at Artspace » by Jes Sachse.
February 4 2010, Mirror Montreal « Making sense of conflict » by Stacey Dewolfe.