Kimia Rahgozar

Kimia Rahgozar

Kimia Rahgozar lives and works in Tehran, where she was born in 1967. Her atelier is located where she has lived for the past 30 years, an old house situated in Shemiran, North of Tehran.

She started taking serious interest in photography as an adolescent, by practicing with her father’s old camera. After graduating from high school with a diploma majoring in mathematics, she wanted to study photography at university. However, photography was not available as a separate course and could only be studied as part of journalism. In those days, the only university courses that had any kudos were medicine and engineering. As she enjoyed Electronics, she opted for Electronics Engineering.

SIx Weeks of Iranian Art - شش هفته با هنر ایران

Portraiture has always been Kimia’s passion and the field in which she has focused professionally. therefore her everyday work mostly involves portrait photography of subjects who want images of themselves taken professionally so that when they look at it, they feel good about themselves.It is now around ten years that she is researching on Ethics and professional behavior specially as a professional photographer in portraiture.

She is also interested in architectural photography and she enjoy traveling across Iran to photograph historical sites. Through this type of photography, Kimia aim to show cultural nuances through architectural details.As part of her practical training, she has worked with a number of famous Iranian photographers, namely Kamran Adle, Kaveh Kazemi, and Ali Rais-Shaghaghi.


SIx Weeks of Iranian Art - شش هفته با هنر ایران

Solo Exhibition:
2011, (Photosophy), a performance curated by Jose P Vargas, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011, (You), Mekic Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2010, (Labyrimth), Etemad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008, (Aadam), Iranian Art Museum Garden,Tehran, Iran
2006, (Important?), Nikol Art Gallery,Tehran, Iran
2004, (People), 7Samar Art Gallery,Tehran, Iran
2000, (30 days in Switzerland), Contemporary Art Museum,Tehran, (for the Cultural week of Iran and Switzerland)
1998, (Istanbul from the view of an Iranian woman photographer),Pimapen Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
1997, 7Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1996, (Persepolis), Greek cultural center, Tehran, Iran
1993, Keyhan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibition:
2012, Representation and reality, SHIRIN art gallery, Tehran Iran
2012, Iran Contemporary curated by Vida Heydari, 1X1 art gallery, Dubai UAE
2011, (IRMA 6:00 AM), lgreg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011, (Land and Figure), Contact Photography Festival, Artagallery, Toronto, Canada
2010, (Altered States of Reality), Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2010, The fourth professional Photo Exhibition of the Iranian Advertising & Industrial Photographers Assosiation (IRAN.AIPA), Emam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2009, (Black & White), Art Center Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008, (30 Years of Solitude), Asia House, London, England
2007, (30 years of Solitude), New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, England
2005, (CAPA) Exhibition, 7Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2005, Nikol Art Gallery, for the Anniversary of Nikol Art Gallery
2002, Moglis Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
1998, The Seventh Iranian photo Biennial, The contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran
1996, The Sixth Iranian photo Biennial, Niavaran Cultural Center.Tehran, Iran

 

Key Education Dates:

1987 – 1993 Bsc. in Electronic Engineering at AZAD University (TEHRAN)

SIx Weeks of Iranian Art - شش هفته با هنر ایران

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