Maryam Farhang

Maryam Farhang

1983 Born in Tehran, Iran

2007 BFA, Painting, Shahed University, Tehran/Iran

2016 MFA, Painting, University of Elm o Farhang, Tehran/Iran

2014–2019 Teaching art to Afghan children, Child Labor, Tehran/Iran

2021 Styria-Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship, November 2021-January 2022, Graz/Austria

2021 Physical and virtual curation of Encounter-exhibition together with a 50-minutes-film with two Austrian and two Iranian artists, initiated and supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Teheran, at SOO Contemporary Gallery Teheran, to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021

( + internet-LINK for the trailer of the film “Encounter”)

( + internet-LINK for the film “Encounter”)

Solo Exhibitions

2022 — Chaos-Wall-Maria on the Cross, Schaumbad, Graz/Austria, Styria-Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship 

2021 — Transit Galerie, Graz/Austria

2021 — Me and the Persimmon Tree, book and paintings, Aktionsradius Wien, Vienna/Austria

2019 — Catch and the Stuck, artworks based on Aquatint Etching technique, Graphikwerkstatt Neunteufel–Kreilinger, Primmersdorf/Austria

2018 — The Silent Narrative of Things, Dastan Gallery, Tehran/Iran

A presentation of my domestic realm: an installation of home and domestic atmosphere, emphasizing the interaction between me and my surroundings, using visual metaphors in an absence/presence perspective. Telling my own stories by personal narratives. My still life paintings demonstrate the frictions of life and the duality of public and private space in social environments.

Group exhibitions

2021 — Encounter
Physical & virtual exhibition & film, curator and participant
Initiated and supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Teheran, for SOO Contemporary, Tehran/Iran

2020 — Bird
Soo Contemporary, Teheran/Iran

2020 — Resemblance
Oct. 2–20, SOO Contemporary, Tehran/Iran

2018 — This Inflated Era
Dena Gallery, Tehran/Iran

2011 — Leading Young People
Pardis e Mellat Gallery, Tehran/Iran

2010 — Door
Rahe Abrisham Gallery, Tehran/Iran

2008 — 2005 Wishes and Dreams
Mobile Exhibition for International Cultural Exchange, Washington D.C./USA

2005 — Honar e Javan Festival
Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran/Iran

2005 — Still life
Mah e Mehr Gallery, Tehran/Iran

2003 — Faber Castell Festival
Farhang saraye Niavaran Gallery, Tehran/Iran


2019/2020 — Me And The Persimmon Tree
Book with 45 Paintings and poems from the series Home
Edited by Michael Pilz, published by Richard Pils, Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz, Großwolfgers/Austria

On March, 16th, 2021 a talk was held about the book in Aktionsradius Vienna/Austria