Pooya Razi

Professional Experiences:

  • 2023. The selection committee of the 8th Khorshid international video art and experimental film festival
    (video art section).
    2023. Video artist of “Ik ben Antigone” play, Altstadt Theatre Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    2022. Video artist of “Father” play, the main hall of the city theater complex. Tehran, Iran.
    2021. Director of the award winner animated music video “STATION THREE”.
    2018-2019. Creator of award Winner video art / short experimental film (2 versions) “Not Being”.
    2011-2014. Creator of award-nominated animated short experimental film/video art (2 versions) “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. “Wall coverings”, Video Installation, Glass Box Project, Vancouver, Canada.
    2020. “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:

2023. Nominated for “The Sovereign” Art Prize, Hong Kong.
2021. Winner of Special mention of the jury, MuVi International competition 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), France.
2019. Winner of the best independent video at the 7th Khorshid film festival. Tehran, Iran.
2019. Official selection 48th Festival du nouveau cinémam, Montreal, Canada.
2019. Winner of best experimental film at the 35th Tehran international short film festival. Tehran, Iran.
2015. Official selection, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Lab competition, France.
2015. Official selection, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, UK.
2014. Grand Prize nominee, International Competition: 60th International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen”, Oberhausen, Germany.
2014. Official selection, New Visions: Doclisboa`14 International Film Festival”, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014. “Social self-portrait – The camera as a mirror” of “Festival du nouveau cinema”. Montreal, Canada.
2010. Nominated for “MOP CAP” visual art competition, UK.
2008. Selected as Top Ten Painter in “Montakhabe Nasle No”, Homa Gallery, Iran.

Group Presentations (selected):

  • 2023. “Realism”, “Not Being” video art, Dastan Gallery, Frieze’s Mayfair gallery, London, UK.
    2022. “Vanishing Point”, A selection of works from the Pejman collection, Contemporary Art Museum &
    Cultural Centre, Pejman foundation, Argo factory, Tehran, Iran.
    2018. “WE ONLY LIVE TWICE”, The Exhibition of Iranian Moving Images and video arts. BWA WROCLAW
    – Galleries of Contemporary Art and NEW HORIZONS. Warsaw, Poland.
    2018. Contemporary Iranian painters, Contemporary Arts Museum Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
    2014. “The Greater Middle East Unveiled”, Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
    2014. “Breath from a Warm Locale in Pictures” Film & Video Art, Croxhapox Gallery, Gent, Belgium.
    2014. History Game, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
    2012. Mise-en-scène, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
    2010. Palais de Tokyo et du Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris During FIAC, Paris, France.

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


2014. Member of Iran`s Painters Association.