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Leila Pazooki

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Tehran, Iran

Birth year

Lives in
Berlin and Tehran

Works in
Berlin and Tehran


Representing galleries



Born in 1977, Tehran, Iran
Works and lives in Berlin and Tehran


2007 – 09 Postgraduate M.A, “Art in Context”, University Der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2007 Graduation in Sculpture, School of Art and Design, Berlin, Germany
2002 New Medias, Munich Art School, Munich, Germany
2000 Graduation (B.A in painting), State University of Arts, Tehran, Iran


2011 ‘Untitled’, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria
2011 ‘Fair Trade’, project exhibition, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany
2009 ‘Two Minute Photo’, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (previously B21 Gallery), Dubai, UAE
2009 ‘Pixel Diary’, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 ‘Retrospective’, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
2004 ‘Photocollage’, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003 ‘Hydromania’, photography/video Installation, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1998-99 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1996 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran


2011 ‘Disquieting Muses’, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece
2011 ‘The Global Contemporary Art World after 1989’, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 ‘See the Light’, Espace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong, China
2010 ‘Illumination’, group exhibition, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
2010 ‘Bild texte - text Bilder’, group exhibition, Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2010 ‘One Year’, group exhibition, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany
2010 ‘Photo Album’, group exhibition, ‘The Archivist’s Impatience’, The LOFT, curated by shaheen merali, Mumbai, India
2009 ‘The Augmented Flaws’, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 ‘Promise of Loss’, Ernst Hillger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2009 ‘Iran Inside Out’, the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2007 – 2009 ‘Ey! Iran’, Contemporary Iranian Photography and Video, Touring exhibition, New Zealand and Australia
(Canterbury Museum, Christchurch / Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin / Art Museum, Whangarei, Pataka Museum,
Wellington / Hastings exhibition Centre, Hastings/ Aratoi Museum, Masterton / Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland / Gold
Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia)
2008 Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Centre for Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008 Conportamientos, Muestra Internacional de Video-Arte, Cali Contemporaneo, Faculty of Fine Arts, Cali, Colombia
2008 ‘Identity and Art’, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
2007 ‘Within & Without’, ParAava and No More Grey Gallery, London, UK
2007 ‘I’m Longing and I don’t Know for What’, Berlin House of Iranian Artists, Tehran, Iran
2007 ‘Parallel Moments’, Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 ‘Ready Steady Go!’, Degree Project, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Germany
2007 ‘Persian Vision’, touring exhibition in the USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY / Art Gallery of the University
of Maryland / University of Michigan Museum of Art / Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson / Honolulu Academy of Art /
Chicago Cultural Centre / Nicolaysen Art Museum, WY
2006 ‘Close Up II’, video projection in the streets of the centre of Mexico City, Casa Vecina, Mexico
2006 ‘Pomegranate -Tehran’, DGB Haus Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2004 ‘IRÁN BAJO LA PIeL’, Casa Asia, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2004 Second Iranian Photography Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran


Boghossian Foundation, Belgium
Nadour Collection, Germany
Salsali Private Museum, UAE
Farook Collection, UAE

Recent Exhibits

Leila Pazooki participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2015 Summer Show 2015
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea
Dec, 2013 A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It
Queens Museum of Art
Sep, 2013 Calligraffiti 1984/2013
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea
Jul, 2013 Summer Selects
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea
Mar, 2013 The Space Between
MECA at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Jan, 2012 The elephant in the dark
Devi Art Foundation
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