EDUCATION

2011 | Master of Fine Arts (Merit), Central St Martins University of the Arts London, UK

2004 | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, focus in photography, American University in Dubai, UAE

2001 | Theatre Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 | Harvest (Tehran series) | Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016 | Medial Women | The Bear and the Bean, Oxford, UK

2016 | Medial Women | Blue Boar, University of Oxford, UK

2015 | Expressions to Nepal | The Mine, Dubai, UAE

2012 | To Heaven To Hell | Jorjani Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 | Clippings | Jorjani Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011 | Afghanistan 1996-… | Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

2011 | Open Situation II (collaborative performance) | Byam Shaw School of the Arts London, UK

2011 | Open Situation I (collaborative performance) | Archway Park, London, UK

2011 | Holy Movement | Movenpick Hotel, Dubai, UAE

2010 | Virginity Certificate | Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

2010 | Marked | Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

2010 | Through Iran; Memories of Tehran | Private Viewing, Dubai, UAE

2009 | Holy Movement | Private Viewing, Dubai, UAE

2009 | Honey (collaborative project) | Jam Jar Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2008 | Holy Movement | Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 | Office Run | Regus Dubai World Trade Center CB1 | Dubai, UAE

2018 | Sonorous Symmetry | samt volume .2 | London, UK

017 | CAD 2017 Alumni Open Studios | Project Space Art Jameel, Dubai, UAE 

2017 | Summer Group Exhibition | Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE 

2016 | Universal Post (collaborative project) | Campus Art Dubai | Art Dubai Fair, Dubai, UAE

2016 | Art in Secret | Showcase Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2015 | Vantage Point Sharjah 3 | Saf Art Spaces, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2013 | Vantage Point Sharjah | Saf Art Spaces, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

2013 | The Walls of My City | Arte Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 | Air Pollution Visual Art Exhibition | Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

2012 | Untitled | Negah Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011 | MA Fine Art Degree Show 2011 | Central St. Martins University of the Arts London, UK

2011 | MA Fine Art Auction 2011 | Central St. Martins University of the Arts London, UK

2011 | From Charing to King’s | Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London, UK

2011 | From Charing to King’s | Agnus b, London, UK

2011 | The New Pretenders | Barge House Oxo Tower, London, UK

2010 | Hues of Swirling | Springs Community, Dubai, UAE

2009 | Young Collectors Art Fair | Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2008 | The 11th Iran Photo Biennial | Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2005 | Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin | The Bar, Hayyat Regency, Dubai, UAE

2004 | AUD 2004 Graduate Show | American University in Dubai, UAE

2003 | Exposed | American University in Dubai, UAE

2002 | Motion | Five Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

  

ACHIEVEMENTS

Feb 2017 | ‘Harvest’ | Artist Talk | 1646 Project Space, Netherlands

. Presentation of the ongoing research and project ‘Harvest’, followed with an open dialogue with audience exploring the questions of belonging and investment within the realm of pseudo-homeland or borrowed and temporary spaces

Feb - Mar 2018  | Kooshk Residency Iran-Europe Exchange Program | Selected Artist | 1646 Project Space, Netherlands

. Kooshk is an international exchange, partnership and award program for inter-culture dialogue and art creation between Iran and cultural institutes worldwide 

. 1646 is a platform and project-space for contemporary art, experimental art practices and ideas, new productions and presentations 

2017 - 18 | Campus Art Dubai 6.0 Core Programme| Selected Member | Dubai

. An intensive five-month course with a highly competitive membership level under mentorship of world-renowned curators, critics, academics and artists

. Drawing from a variety of media across literature, cinema and sound CAD 6.0 will interrogate the idea of ‘genres’ and their constituent elements as means to think through many ways in which places like the Gulf can be envisioned

Jan 2018 | Tate Modern Exchange | Speaker | Tate Modern London

. Selected speaker for “Sawt (b): Flag Continent, a geopolitical study of content” discussions on censorship and anonymity in art as means to free speech in Middle East

. Presenting research evaluating the sociopolitical restructuring of Iranian art throughout history, titled Looking At Me, Looking At You. Development of Iranian Art Through Political Restructures, Restructuring Political Developments Through Iranian Art

Dec 2017 | Alserkal Avenue Public Program | Panelist | Dubai

. A public discussion titled Making Space: Artist-run initiatives and their place in the city, exploring potential approaches to forming artist-led structures in the city of Dubai, while ruminating over the types of projects that may be initiated and their logistics of operation 

2017 | Campus Art Dubai Alumni Grant | Co-founder & Jury | Dubai

. Co-founder of a peer-run grant with support from Art Dubai and Art Jameel. The grant aims to support the artistic practice of Campus Art Dubai alumni to help develop autonomous artistic growth in ME art community
. This grant was launched in November 2017, open to all previous participants of Campus Art Dubai, to be used for the research, exploration, development and production of a new work or from a pre-existing process/series

2017 | Campus Art Dubai Open Studio| Participating Artist and Alumna | Project Space Art Jameel, Dubai

. A six-week studio practice by collaboration among seven Campus Art Dubai alumni, supported by Art Jameel and Art Dubai; concluded with an open-studio for public, showcasing developed works over the course of residency

2016 - 17 | Campus Art Dubai 5.0 Core Programme| Selected Member | Dubai

. An intensive six-month course with a highly competitive membership level

. Programme is under mentorship of world-renowned curators, featuring seminars, critiques, off-site visits, workshops led by a local and international cast of academics, critics, artists and curators

. CAD 5.0 was designed to interrogate the methodologies with which we engage with and invest in our surroundings locally, globally and in between spaces, investigating ‘engagement’ and ‘re-thinking investment’

Apr 2016 | ‘BOLD talks Woman’ | Speaker | DUCTAC, UAE

. Presentation of the overview contribution of women in arts at various capacities in Middle East

. BOLD talks is a series of events hosting a selection of acclaimed international speakers that present on diversified discussions, facilitating shared exploration towards greater understanding, connection and possibilities at a community level

Jan 2016 | ‘Women and the Canon International Conference’ | Artist Talk | University of Oxford

. Presentation of research paper- The Obscurity of Iranian Female Artists in Modernism, The Flourishing Factors of Femininity in Contemporary Art, and corresponding artworks in context of a gender and authority conference

. Attendees included senior members from +10 universities including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, New York University, University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University, etc.

2015 - 16 | Campus Art Dubai 4.0 Core Programme | Member | Dubai

. An intensive six-month course with a highly competitive membership level

. The programme academically, conceptually and contextually took on the theme ‘Turbulent Waters, Shifting Sands’ and explored what it means to exist in the fluid geographies and topographies of the MENA region, while challenging fixed notions of borders, identity, architecture, urban development and trade through course material, workshops, critiques and seminars

Dec 2013 | ‘Conceptual Art and Performance’ | Artist Talk | Design School of Art and Architecture, Central Tehran Branch, Azad University

. Conversation on the intersection of conceptual art and performance in contemporary art

. Attendees included senior faculty and MFA students

Dec 2013 | ‘Black Market Int Performance’ | Mentor | Design School of Art and Architecture, Central Tehran Branch, Azad University

. Two-hour workshop on foundation of BMI; participants included MFA students

2011 | Critique Session by Turner Prize Winner Mark Leckey | Selected Artist | Serpentine Gallery, London

. Participation and presentation of works in progress at Leckey's workshop and lecture

2011 | Black Market Performance Program | Selected Artist | Byam Shaw School of Arts, London

. Selected by BMI founder Tomas Ruller in collaboration with University of Arts London

2003 | Dubai 24 Hours | Photographer and Representative | Animation Art, Alarabyia Productions, UAE

. Selected by recommendation of Professor Frank Petrella, former Dean of Art Department AUD, for the production of Dubai 24 Hours publication and documentary directed by Micheal Charles Tobias

Mar 2013 | Mural | Artist | Dubai Center for Special Needs, Dubai UAE

. Selected artist for a mural painting at Dubai Centre for Special Needs by recommendation of artist Reetika Rajpal

 

PUBLICATIONS

Masinaei, S. (2014) Record-breakings in Iranian art world in year 2014. BBC Persian: Art. Available from: <http://www.bbc.com/persian/arts/2014/03/140320_l41_visual_arts_year_end_92.shtml>

Masinaei, S. (2013) Birds by Taha Behbahani; in conversation with artist, the Iranian ambassador to fight against poverty. BBC Persian: Art. Available from: <http://www.bbc.com/persian/arts/2013/11/131127_l41_visual_taha_behbahani_interview.shtml>

Masinaei, S. (2013) Iranian contemporary art boom in Dubai, false excitement, Western curiosity or superior quality? BBC Persian: Art. Available from: <http://www.bbc.com/persian/arts/2013/10/131009_l41_visual_art_art_modern_review.shtml?SThisFB>

Masinaei, S. (2011) Looking at me, looking at you: development of Iranian art through political restructures, restructuring political developments through Iranian art. London: Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London.

Masinaei, S. (2007) Restless Thoughts. Tehran: Contemporary Voice.

Masinaei, S. (2005) One Gulf Apart. Tehran: Roshanan Publishers. 

 

REEVIEWS

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