Shadi  Ghadirian

Shadi Ghadirian

Born in 1974, Tehran, Iran
B.A degree in Photography, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Working for:
Museum of Photography (Akskhaneh Shahr)
Photo Editor of Women In Iran Site (
Manager of the first Iranian specialized photography site (

Solo Exhibitions


Podbielsky Contmporary Gallery, Berlin

The International Photo Festival, Kusadasi, Turkey

Queen Gallery, Canada
SilkRoad Gallery, Tehran

Guild Art, Mumbai, India

Aeroplastics Contemporary, Beljium
FCG Duesseldorf, Germany
Co2 Gallery, Rom
Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris

Los Angeles County Muesum of Art, California
Silk Rad, Tehran
Tasweer Gallery, India

B21 Gallery, Dubai
Photography Festival of Istanbul, Turkey

French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria
Al mamal Foundation2, Jerusalem, Palestine

Villa Moda, Kuwait

Exhibition of Fnac, France

Golestan Gallery, Tehran

Group Exhibitions

The Elephant in the dark, India
Iranian Perspectives, Richard Young Gallery, London
Light from the Middle East, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society. Art Gallery of the
Princeton Arts Council, New Jersey
Evreux, Maison des Arts, France
Tbilisi Photo Festival, Georgia
The other half of Iran, SEM-Art Gallery, Monaco
Museum of contemporary art, Isfahan, Iran
Iranian Art, Cite International des Arts, Paris
Majority World, Guardian Gallery, London
Biennial of Fashion Photography, Varazdin, Croatia
Social Order, Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan, Photo Center Northwest, USA
Pictorial Representations from the Arab World and Iran, Rose Issa Project, London

The French Cultural Center in Yangon, Burma
Photo Espana Festival, Spain
Cool Art Café, Brussels
Boghossian foundation, Brussels
Zendegi, Beiroot Exhibition Center, Lebonan
Artespacio CAF,Bolivia
Staging I dentity, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Switzerland
Face Contact, PHotoEspana, Madrid, Spain
Idols and Icons, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore
Pool, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran
Tehran Monoxide Project, Kherad School, Tehran
Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brezil

Galerie Ernst Hilger, Austria
Cmooa Gallery, 
LTMH Gallery, New York
Stare at the Other Side, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
Barakat, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
Waterhouse & Dodd, London
The Silk Road, Saatchi Gallery, Lille, France
Festival Images,Vevey, Switzerland
IRAN: Preview of the past, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Act of Faith, Abdijdmuseum Ten Duinen' in Koksijde, Belgium

Mall Gallery, Masques of Shahrzad, London
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
School, Tehran
165 years of Iranian Photography
rebelle. Art and feminism 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Nederland
Du Quai Branly Museum, Paris
Routes, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London
Guild Art Gallery, New York
Arario Gallery New York
The Seen and the Hidden, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Word Into Art, DIFC, Dubai
Cramer Contemporary, Switzerland
Exprmntl gallery , Toulouse, France

Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands
La Paz, Bolivia
San Diego Convention Centre, California
Silk Road, Tehran

Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York
Artspace Witzenhausen , Amsterdam
The Veiled Mirror, Contemporary Iranian Photography, De Santos Gallery, Houton, Texas,
Word into Art : Artists of the Modern Middle East, The British Museum, London,
Image of Middle East, dccd, Denmark
Ey Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, Gold Cost City Art Gallery, Australia
Representation and Use of the Body in Art, Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris
Le Rectangle, Lyon, France
Selyemes Fenyek, Budapest
Inaugura en Tucumán, Mexico

How eastern look at western, CCCB, Barcelona
Rebel mind Gallery, Berlin
Foto Art Festival, Poland
Group Exhibition, After the revolution, Sansebastian, Spain
Aeroplastics Gallery, Belgium
N Gallery, Georgia
Galata Fotografhanesi, Istanbul
Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris
Third Line Gallery, Dubai

San Jose Museum of Art, New York
The House of World Cultures, Berlin
Photo Biennale of Moscow, Russia
Parliament of Brussels
Photo Biennale of Luxemburg
Chobi Mella 3, Bangladesh

Harem Fantasies and the new Scheherzades, Spain and France
Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah
Women in Orient - Women in Occident, Germany
Konstmuseum Gutenberg, Sweden
Ville De Bologna, France
Veil exhibition, The new Art Gallery,Walsall, Liverpool, Oxford, England
Sorbonne University, Paris

Silk Road Gallery, Tehran
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
Thssaloniki Museum of Photography (Glimpses Of Iran), Greece

A Space Gallery, Toronto
Barbican Art Center (Iranian Contemporary Art), London
Photospania Festival, Spain
Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris

Inheritance, Leiton House Museum, London
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark
Ballymena Arts Festival, Northern Ireland
The House of World Cultures, Berlin
The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation, Worth Ryder Gallery at University of California, Berkeley

Leighton House Museum, London

Sooreh International photo exhibition, Tehran
Barg Gallery, Tehran

Group Exhibition (About Children) Aria Gallery, Tehran
Tehran International Documentary Photo exhibition, Tehran
Public Collections

The British Museum, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
The Smithsonian museum, Washington DC
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Mumok (Museum Modern Kunst Sitftung Ludwig), Vienna
Musée d’art et d’archéologie de la ville d’Aurillac
Devi Art Foundation, India
Museum of contemporary Art, Tehran