BIOGRAPHY

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Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in Iran, based in Dubai and obtained her Master of Fine Arts with distinction from the UK. Her artistic practice stretches from architecture school along with a BA in design and years of art directory in graphic art. Her hands-on working experiences in multiple disciplines provide her possibilities to utilise new media along and often in overlapping edges of conventional artistic mediums in various forms such as mixed-media photography, motion art, sculpture, installation, diagrams, drawing and painting. The concept matter of her works emerges from her life trail. Mozhdeh was born in the post-revolution era of Iran and grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. Her childhood shaped in the shadow of the war, 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 life experiences intertwined with multi-perception of living. Those cognitive novels of life, the phenomenon of the world of lingual-ism, the significant of communications along with her pre/absorption in the philosophical study of the human subject (existentialism) profoundly influenced her work of art. In her art-making, she explores and addresses human relations and perception in vital and emotional states of communication. Her primary point of reference is the human mind and the human body and the philosophy of the "border" in one's exterior and interior of being.  Throughout her Master of Fine Arts, Mozhdeh explored conceptualism with a focus on humans subjects aiming to formulate a bridge between the invention of forms and the formation of her concepts and inquiries.

 

"For me being an artist is simply being myself. When I make art, I do not think about art, I think about the US the human, how we see and how we think, perception is everything. I am preoccupied with existentialism and have always trying to find ways of discovering new things about humans and so in the process, I discovering more about myself and my surroundings in a richness of relations and divisions. From that, making art is my way for exploration, research and contemplation on today humans related matters with a hope to create visual reflections, for feeling, touching, hearing in the freedom of mind —for change." Art is my shortcut for the closeness of thinking by making." 

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CV

Born in Tehran, Iran 

Live in Dubai

Studied in UK

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 

Finalist Artist, Rove Art Prize — Dubai, UAE 2020

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

Artist nominee for Visual Art Prize —Dubai, UAE 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, UAE 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

Digital Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2020

Group Exhibition, Visual Art Prize  Shortlisted Artists— Dubai, UAE 2020

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

Making A Seeing, Photo E-Book - Upcoming  -- 2020

Law Update, collaborative project 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 Educator, Dubai, 2017 - Current

Art Director at AUDIO UAE, Dubai, 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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