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Laleh Khorramian

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Laleh Khorramian (1974 - ) was born in Tehran, Iran. She attended RISD and the Art Institute of Chicago prior to earning an MFA from Columbia University in 2004. Between 2002 and 2012 Khorramian's art was shown in solo and group exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. Her work has garnered the attention of numerous important critics and has earned her more than half a dozen grants and awards. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. 

Portrait of Laleh Khorramian by Erin Kornfeld/Elk Studios.


Born in 1974, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2004 MFA, Columbia University, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1997 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


2012 Water Panics in the Sea, Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space, New York, NY
2011 Water Panics in the Sea, The Thirdline, The Pavillion, UAE
Water Panics in the Sea, Lisa Ruyter Gallery, Vienna, AU
2009 Scene 9, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU
2008 I Without End, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY
Zenith and Nadir, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
2007 Surface to Air, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
2006 Laleh Khorramian, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
2005 Chopperlady, Salon 94, New York, NY


2012 Making Room: The Space Between Two- and Three- Dimensions, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2011 Immaterial Extracted, Trois Gallery | SCAD Atlanta, GA
Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Art, Istanbul, TR
THE STATE: SOCIAL/ ANTISOCIAL? Traffic Gallery/The Thirdline Gallery, Dubai UAE
Organs in the Snow, Louis V.E.S.P. Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2010 Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
The Dissolve, Site Santa Fe Bienniale 2010, Santa Fe, NM
Closing Night, Rooftop films, New York, NY
Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottowa, ON
New Frontier Shorts, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
2009 The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
Eerie and Languid, Artisterium, Tblisi, Georgia
RAAD O BARGH, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, AU
Unveiled, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Play, Monica de Cardenas Gallery, Milan, IT
RAAD O BARGH, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, FR
2007 Nocturnes, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
M.A.S.H, New York, NY
The Uncertain States of America-American Video Art of the 3rd Millennium—
Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia
Dream of Today, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hello I’m Crashing, Salon 94, New York, NY
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Palette, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
Land Mine, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Drawing III (Selected), G Module, Paris, FR
E-Flux Video Rental Project,
Cine Pobre Film Festival, Gibara, Cuba
Edun, Salon 94. New York, NY
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY
2005 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Rainbow, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
Nocturnes, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
Greater NY 2005, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island, NY
2004 E-Flux Video Rental Project, E-Flux, New York, ongoing worldwide tour
Strange Animals, HDTS 4. Curated by F. Laserre and C. Gast, Joshua Tree, CA
After Goya, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
MFA Thesis Show, Columbia University, New York, NY
Turning Points, Leroy Neiman Gallery/Columbia University, New York, NY
2003 MFA First Year Show, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
2002 Artists Books, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


2011 Atom Fables in collaboration with Shahzad Ismaily, Ballroom Marfa curates the Highline, New
York, NY
2008 Krinzinger Projekte Residency, Vienna, AT (through March 2009)
2006 Moab Video Project, Moab, UT
2008 La Curtiduria Residency, Oaxaca City, Mexico
2008 Band member/founder of Bauch Bein Po – punk rock band (ongoing)


“The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss,” Art in America, January 19
Hughes, Hannah, “Disaster, as in Unfavorable Star: Von Trier, Hodges, Khorramian,”
Wolff, Sarah, “The light fantastic,” The National, October 26
Neil, Jonathan TD, ArtReview:, September, p. 138-9
Vali, Murtaza, Arts Asian Pacific, September, p. 210
Azimi, Negar, “Preview,” Bidoun, Spring
Cornell, Lauren, “Introducing Laleh Khorramian,” Modern Painters, June, p. 56
Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, June 20
“Galleries Downtown,” The New Yorker, July 7
Kley, Elisabeth, “Gotham Art & Theater,” artnet,, June
Baker, Kenneth, “Women’s Art at Mills College”, San Francisco Chronicle, October 20
Zita, Carmen, “10 artists in NY”, Trace Magazine, February
Kerr, Merrily, “Palette”, Time Out NY, Issue 568, August
Bors, Chris, “Chroma Trouble”, Artnet Magazine, August
“Colors Abound”, The Sun, NY, August
Roberts, Soraya, “Magic Realist,” Time Out Dubai, Issue 10, March
Gupta, Kamakshi, “Laleh Khorramian,” Khaleej Times Online, March
Bucarelli, Vivianna, “Vizioni Multiple,” Kult Magazine, March
Farzin, Media, “Preview,” Bidoun, Fall Issue
Lippens, Nate, “Just the Motion,” The Stranger, September
Meade, Fionn, “World Within Worlds,” NYFA Interactive,
Saltz, Jerry, “Swirl World,” Village Voice, Vol L, No 45
“Critic’s Pick,” Artforum Online, October
Honigman, Ana Finel, “Magic Kingdoms,” Artnet Magazine, December


2011 Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
2010 Ottowa International Animation Festival
Sundance Film Festival 2010
Visionaire 2010, New York, NY
2007 Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market, and Amnesia, exhibition catalogue, Moscow Biennial of
Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, p. 190.
2006 Water Panics in the Sea, Bidoun, Spring, Issue 7
2005 American Letters & Commentary Literary Journal, Fall 2005, Issue 17
Fourteen Hills Literary Journal, Dept of Creative Writing, SFSU, Fall 2005, Vol 12, No 1
Greater NY 2005, Exhibition Catalogue, NY Arts, New York, NY
2004 E-Flux Video Rental Catalogue, E-Flux, New York, NY


Gottlieb Foundation Grant
Pollock – Krasner Foundation Grant
The Pat Hearn and Colin Deland Foundation Grant
The Artist Fellowship Award
Agnes Martin Award
Evolving Perceptions Scholarship
Florida Individual Artists Fellowship
Francis Hook Scholarship
Recent Exhibits

Laleh Khorramian participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Suspended Animation: Moving Images in Print
IPCNY International Print Center New York
Jun, 2014 Summer Show 2014
The Third Line
Jan, 2014 Equations of Sight-Similarity
On Stellar Rays
Jun, 2013 Art Basel 2013 - Statements
Art Basel
Feb, 2013 Videonale 14
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Feb, 2013 Videonale 14
Kunstmuseum Bonn
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