BIOGRAPHY

"For me being an artist is simply being myself. I am preoccupied with existentialism and have always trying to find ways of discovering new things about humans, and so in the process discover more about myself and my surroundings. From that, making art is a way for research and contemplation of today humans' related matters with a hope to create visual reflections —for feeling, touching and hearing in the freedom of mind".

 

Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson was born in the post-revolution era of Iran and grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. Her childhood was framed in the shadow of the conflict and her life formed from the aftermath and chaos of the environment. Years after the war, life led her away from her native land where she founded the being in the chasms between "words" and "worlds" and her experiences intertwined with multi-perception of living. Those cognitive novels of life, the phenomenon of the world of lingualism, significant of communications along with her pre/absorption in the philosophical enquiry of the human subject (existentialism) profoundly influenced her. Throughout her Master of Fine Art, Mozhdeh explored neo-conceptualism with focus on human subjects, aiming to formulate a bridge between the invention of forms and the formation of her concepts and theories. Her multidisciplinary works of art are part of these explorations of passion and research for unconventional interpretations; often in overlapping edges of mixed-media photography, sculpture, installation, motion art, diagrams, drawing/painting. 

CV

Born in Tehran, Iran 

Live in Dubai

EDUCATION

Completed three years postgraduate master degree in Fine Arts with distinction from University for Creative Arts, (OCA) UK, 2020 - MFA

Graduated as a Graphic Designer from Soureh Art University of Tehran, Iran in 2001- BA

Complete four years of Visual Arts and Architecture at the School of Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1997

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

Featured Artist in Al Tamimi Group international digital publication —Dubai 2020

Artist nominee for Visual Art Prize —Dubai 2020

Finalist artist in ART EXPO NewYork Contest —France 2019
Selected artist for digital installation at DIFC by Emerging Artist Award— Dubai, UAE 2018

Finalist artist, CFA Artist of the Year Award  —France 2018

Artist of the Week by Emerging Scene —Dubai 2018 

Member of artists' Committee at International Award of Contemporary Art "ARTPROTAGONIST" —Italy 2015

Selected artist for Next Step Biennale —Paris, France  2014

Winer designer of Intramural Creative Design Contest —Tehran, Iran 2001

EXHIBITIONS

No-Show Exhibition, UK, 2020

Total Art Gallery, Quoz Arts Fest — Dubai, UAE 2019

Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2019

Digital installation at DIFC — Dubai, UAE 2018

Solo Artist at Dubai Art Fair, World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE 2015

​Art Plus Gallery —Dubai, UAE  2015

Next Step Biennale —Paris, France  2014

Art Plus Gallery, Window I — Dubai, UAE  2014

PUBLICATIOS

Law Update, collaboration with selected UAE-based artists in celebration of the community and creative spirit of the country under the presser of the world current situation -  link  - P79 & P91  -- 2020

The Best of 2016, international Emerging Artist Awards  -  link   P.27 -- 2016

PROFESSIONS beside Visual Artist

Art Director at AUDIO UAE, Dubai, 2020

Art Educator, Dubai, 2017 - 2020
Creative Manager at Cooper Searle, London, UK, 2017 - 2020

Fine Arts Educator at Soul Art Center, Dubai, UAE, 2016 - 2017

Creative designer for Yahlive advertising Campaign, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2013 -2014

Art Director and Studio Manager at Provision Media, Dubai, UAE in 2011- 2013

Graphic Designer and Brand Coordinator at AVA, Dubai, UAE 2007 - 2009

Co-Founder and Designer at Line and Design House, Tehran, Iran 2002 - 2006

Designer and illustrator for Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, annual book festival —Tehran, Iran 2002 

Art Teacher - Elementary school, Tehran, Iran, 2001- 2002​

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