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Renowned Iranian photographer DARIUSH NEHDARAN takes his audience inside Persian contemporary society. Nehdaran has most recently won the 2015 International Nikon Photo Contest for this artwork. In the award winning “The Life of shadows Series” Nehdaran distorts Shadows reality by rotating the images, granting the shadows a life of their own. The photographer draws us into his works as if we one with his discerning eye seeing his world from an invisible standpoint. After his degree in Painting from Elm& Farhang University in Tehran, Nehdaran became an official member of the Iranian Photographers Society. He also has exhibited in many galleries in Tehran and the GCC which include Shokouh Art Gallery and Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai.

BORN • 1984 – Isfahan, Iran

EDUCATION • 2007 – BFA, Painting, Elm & FarhangUniversity, Tehran, Iran

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • 2010 – Present – National Iranian Photographers Society

AWARDS

• 2015 – International Nikon Photo Contest, Category D Open theme, photo story: 3rd place, Japan

  • 2010 – Hamghadam Photo Festival, Environment Category: 1st place, Sorbonne University, Paris, FR
  • 2010 – 7th Image of the Year Festival, Video Category: 1st place, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran

RECOGNITION

  • 2016 – 13th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014 – 11th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2013 – 10th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2013 – 10th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – Centrefold 8, London, UK
  • 2012 – 12th Iranian National Biennial of Photography, Tehran and Yazd, Iran
  • 2012 – 9th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – 9th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – 3rd Photos of Women and Urban Life Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – Slamdance Film Festival genius, Utah, California, USA
  • 2011 – 1st KataraArtCenter International Video Art and Digital Art Festival, Doha, Qatar
  • 2011 – Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist, Royal college of Art, London, UK
  • 2011 – 8th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – 8th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – Contemporary Art Prize, Shortlist, Traffic Gallery, Dubai
  • 2011 – Noor Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – 1st Hamghadam Festival, Video Category, Sorbonne University, France
  • 2010 – 7th Image of the Year Festival: Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 – International Photo Exhibition and Competition: Iran the land of Monotheism Religion, Imam Ali Museum Of Arts, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 – 6th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 – Human & Traffic Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 – Selected for Art’s Month Photography Festival, Mah–e–Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 – Selected for 2nd Damoon Far Visual Art Festival, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007 – Iranian Students International Photography and Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
  • 2006 – 10th Iranian Photo Biennial, Innovative Photographer Category, Saba Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran
  • 2004 – 1st Digital Photography Competition, Niavaran Place, Tehran, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 – Ettelaat, ShokouhArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 – Urban Rivers, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007 – Contemporary Portrait, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 – Untitled, Ordibehesht Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 – Auction 2.0, Emergeast, VIDA Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2015 – Untitled, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California
  • 2013 – By Iranian Contemporary Photographers, Mellat Gallery & Cineplex, Tehran, Iran 2013 Untitled, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – Text me, lawrieshabibi Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2012 – Saba Photo, Farhangsaraye Saba gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 – Magic of Persia, Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Salsali PrivateMuseum, Dubai, UAE 2011 Iranian Pulse, CulturalCenter “Hello Future”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2011 – 1st Modern & Contemporary Visual Art Auction, ShirinArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 – The first Tehran Painting Market, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Magic of Persia Charity Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2010 – Encyclopaedia Iranica Charity Art Exhibition, New York, USA
  • 2010 – Seven…?!, Day Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007 – Eternal Papers, ContemporaryArtsMuseum, Isfahan, Iran
  • 2007 – Photography Expo, Esteqlal hotel, Tehran, Iran
  • 2005 – Untitled, Bahman Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran