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Shirana Shahbazi

Shirana Shahbazi

1974
Born in Tehran, Iran
1985
Moves to Germany
1995-1997
Study of Photography at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, Germany
1997-2000
Study of Photography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich
2003
Residency in New York, Atelier Stipendium der Stadt Zürich, Switzerland
2006
Residency in Berlin, Atelier Stipendium der Stiftung Landis & Gyr
2008
Residency at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland

Awards

2006
Leistungspreis der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland
2005
Eidgenössischer Preis für Kunst, Bern, Switzerland
Atelier Stipendium der Stiftung Landis & Gyr für Berlin, Germany
2004
Eidgenössischer Preis für Kunst, Bern, Switzerland
Werkbeitrag für bildende Kunst, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland
2003
Kiefer Hablitzel Preis, Bern, Switzerland
2002
The Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, London, Great Britain
Atelier Stipendium der Stadt Zürich für New York, USA
2000
Förderpreis der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions

2014-15
Durch die Blume, Museum Bellerive, Zurich
2014
Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland.
Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium.
2013
Between Daylights, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Cardi Black Box, Milano, Italy.
XCult, curated by Roman Kurzmeyer, Amden, Switzerland.
2012
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic.
FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Austria.
2011
Shirana Shahbazi – Much like Zero, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (cat.).
New Museum, Museum Lobby, New York, USA.
2010
The Breeder, Athens, Greece.
2009
Cardi Black Box Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2008
The Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France.
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
2007
Barbican Art Gallery, London, Great Britain (cat.).
Swiss Institute, New York, USA (cat.).
2006
Raum für Fotografie, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.
Milton Keynes Art Gallery, Milton Keynes, Great Britain.
2005
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (cat.), Switzerland.
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran (cat.).
Zimmerfrei, Lugano, Switzerland (with Andro Wekua).
2004
Salon 94, New York, USA.
The Wrong Gallery, New York, USA.
Trans Area, New York, USA.
Planet 22 (Shahrzad), Geneva, Switzerland.
2003
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA.
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
2002
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Bonner Kunstverein am August Macke Platz, Bonn, Germany.
L’elac, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2001
Photographers’ Gallery, London, Great Britain.
Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg i. Br. (with Eric Steinbrecher), Germany.

Group Exhibitions

2014
The Other and Me, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Gastspiel – Schweizer Gegenwartskunst im Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland.
Structures for viewing, Deweer Gallery, Otegem Belgium.
Desiderata, Neu in der Sammlung, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland.
Surfaces - Neue Fotografie aus der Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
Fixed Unknowns, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NY.
2013
DECORUM, Carpets and tapestries by artists, Musee d‘Art moderne de la Vielle de Paris, France.
Lens Drawings, Galerie Marian Goodman, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Paris, France.
Flowers & Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria.
2012
New Photography 2012, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Warming Up the House, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich Switzerland.
Junge Schweizer Kunst. Jubiläum Manor Kunstpreis 2012, Aargauer
Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland.
Wohnort Campus, Studentisches Wohnen rund um den Hönggerberg und den Irchel, ETH und Universität Zürich, Switzerland.
Viewpoint/A closer look at showing, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Gallery Collection, exhibition curated by Beda Achermann, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Grösser als Zürich. Kunst in Aussersihl, Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Shortening Distances. Asian Panorama of the MUSAC Collection, MUSAC, Leon, Spain.
2011
Wunder, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (cat.).
Beispiel Schweiz: Entgrenzungen und Passagen als Kunst, Kunstmuseum
Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein.
Visionäre Sammlung Vol.16: Die Zürcher Konkreten, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
Für immer jung. 50 Jahre Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Deutsches Historisches
Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Interieur, curated by Gürsoy Dogtas, Knust und Kunz, Munich, Germany.
2010
8th International Photo Triennial Esslingen, Germany.
Summer Loves, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2009
Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6), Queensland Art Gallery,South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Darkside II - Photographic Power and Violence, Disease, and Death Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.
Three leap seconds later, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland.
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, Great Britain (cat.).
Durch die Blume…, Galerie Martin Krebs, Bern, Switzerland.
Flower Power, Villa Giulia – Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale, Verbania, Italy.
2008
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (cat.).
The Eternal Flame. Ueber das Versprechen der Ewigkeit, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland.
2007
Spectacular Space, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
2006
Out of Place, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, Great Britain.
Choosing my Religion, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland.
Under the same sky, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark.
4th berlin biennial for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany.
Without Boundary. Seventeen Ways of Looking, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Reale Fantasien, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.
2005
Rundlederwelten, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.
Weltbilder, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Recreating the Case (Shahrzad), Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland.
Universal Experience. Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA.
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye, Hayward Gallery,London, Great Britain.
Homeworks III, Ashkal Alwan Forum, Beirut, Lebanese Republic.
Sharjah Biennial 7, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Between New Painting and Political Action, Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic.
We really have to strain ourselves to still discover mysteries on street signs, Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland.
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland.
2004
Ethnic Marketing (Shahrzad), Centre d‘Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Far Near Distance (Shahrzad), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Non Toccare la Donna Bianca, curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy.
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland.
2003
Delays and Revolutions, 50th International Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy.
Outlook, Athens, Greece.
Identität Schreiben. Autobiografie in der Kunst, Galerie für Zeitgenössische
Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.
Black My Story, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands.
Nation, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland.
Unter 30, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland.
Girls Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA.
Girls Night Out, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Great Britain.
Girls Night Out, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA.
Girls Night Out, Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, USA.
Large Jar, Display Box, Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art, New York, USA.
Haft, 7 artistes contemporain iraniens, Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
2002
The Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, Photographers’ Gallery, London, Great Britain.
Protest! Respect! (Shahrzad), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Everland, Expo02, Biel, Switzerland.
Faces, people and society. Hedendaagse fotografie, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Balsam, Exhibition der Fussballseele, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
2001
It takes two to tango, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland.
Zurich - Urban Diary, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland.
Heimaten, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.
Das Versprechen der Fotografie, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Irán, recorridos cruzados, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain.
M family, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
Art Cologne, Förderkoje der Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Cologne, Germany.
2000
Diplomausstellung, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland.
1999
The World We Grow Into, AVRO Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1998
Obsession, Galerie der Fotoklasse, Zurich, Switzerland.
143312 m, Schöller Areal, Zurich, Switzerland.
1997
Take It, Bielefeld, Germany.

Works in Public Collections

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland. Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Huis Marseille, Stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland.
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland. MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain. Photographer‘s Gallery, London, Great Britain.
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, South Brisbane, Australia.
Tate Modern, London, Great Britain. The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.