pooya razi
Professional Experiences
2022. video artist of “Father” play, main hall of the city theater complex. Tehran, Iran
2020. Director of award winner animated music video STATION THREE
2018-2019: Director, writer and editor of award Winner short film Not Being
2011-2014: Director, writer and editor of award-nominated animated short film THE NOISE
Since 2003- Now: working as a freelance visual artist
Since 2003-Now: Drawing instructor at multiple Tehran-based art institutes
Solo Exhibitions
2020. Glass Box Project, Vancouver, Canada
2019. “Passivity”, Assar art gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015. “The Interval”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012. “Behind the Scenes”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008. “In search of the lost time”, Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Awards and selections
2021. Winner of Special mention of jury, MuVi International competion 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany.
2020. Winner of CNC (National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image) Quality Award commission (Aid after directing)
2019. Official selection 48th Festival du nouveau cinémam, Montreal,Canada
2019. Official selection 31th Aguilar film festival, Spain
2019. Winner of the best film at 7th Khorshid film festival. Tehran, Iran
2019. Winner of best experimental film at 35th Tehran international short film festival. Tehran, Iran
2017. Official selection, “16° Edizione del Festival internazionale del Cinema D’Arte 2017”, Milan, Italy
2016. Special Award, Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 1st edition. France
2015. Official selection, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival,Lab comoetition , France
2015. Official selection, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland,
2014. “Social self-portrait – The camera as a mirror” of “Festival du nouveau cinéma” . Montreal,Canada
2014. Grand Prize nominee, International Competition: 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen”, Oberhausen, Germany.
2014. Official selection, International Competition: 25th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival”, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2014. Official selection, New Visions: Doclisboa`14 International Film Festival”, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014. Official selection, Shnit Animates 2014: Shnit International Short Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland.
2008. Selected as Top Ten Painter in “Montakhabe Nasle No”, Homa Gallery, Iran.
Group Exhibitions
2019.”Whom”, The Contemporary Artist`s View of portraits/Faces/Figures, Inja Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019. Life_Unplugged, Inja Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2018. Contemporary Arts Museum Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
2018. The Room, Pejman Foundation, Fajr International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
2018. “WE ONLY LIVE TWICE”, The Exhibition Of Iranian Moving Images. BWA WROCLAW – Galleries Of Contemporary Art and NEW HORIZNS.
2018. Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Negarestan Museum, Tehran, Iran
2016. Summer Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014. Breath from a Warm Locale in Pictures,Film & Video Art, Croxhapox Gallery, Gent , Belgium
2014. Art for peace, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014. History Game, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012. Mise-en-scène, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2010. Irma 6 AM, Igreg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010. Veri-Realism, Siin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010. Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010. Threshold, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008. Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003. Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2001. Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Pooya Razi

Visual artist and Film maker

Pooya Razi Born in 1984 is a Visual artist who works and lives in Tehran.
He holds a BA in Painting from the Art University of Tehran. Razi’s paintings
have been exhibited in Tehran, Paris, Canada, and Dubai. He started making
movies in 2012 and his first animated short film was nominated for the Grand
Prize at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. Razi’s movies have
been officially selected for some major international short film festivals.
in particular, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2015, Festival du nouveau
cinéma, Montreal, Canada. Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015.
He also won the award for the best experimental film from the 35th Tehran
International Short Film Festival and the 7th Khorshid film festival, “Special
mention of the jury” of 67th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Pooya Razi

1984, Tehran, Iran


2002 – 2007: BA in Painting, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran


2014. Member of Iran`s Painters Association.