Maryam Farhang

Maryam Farhang

Curriculum Vitae

1983 Born in Tehran, Iran


2022 — studying painting at Ortweinschule, Graz, Austria 

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

2022 — Artist in Residence Scholarship, Kulturvermittlung 

2021 — Styria-Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship, November 2021-January 2022, Graz/Austria, land Steiermark. 

2022 — interview about the “Me and Persimmon Tree “ book with GKP Steiermark.

2022 — screening Encounter movie, Afro-Asiatisches Institut Graz

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 — Waves come,Waves go. Schaumbad, Styria-Artist-in-Residence-Scholarship, Painting, Poems, Installation: Maria on the Cross. Video:untitled, Photo:The birth of Maria, Performance, Installation music. 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, Installation,painting, video, Installation music. 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

2022 — Self-portrait of war
Photo graz022, Biennale der steirischen Fotokunst, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Altes Kino Leibnitz, Austria 

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