Shahram Entekhabi

Shahram Entekhabi is an Iranian-born conceptual artist, curator and architect whose work has been the subject of many exhibitions all over the world, currently living and working across Iran, Europe (Berlin). Framed within an urban setting, Shahram’s practice diffuses the idea of the urban space being a reserve for the practice and performance of the white, middle class, hetro-sexual male. He explores these ideas via a variety of performative practices using architecture, installation and digital media.
Shahram explores society’s prejudices and suspicion of ‘the Other’ by visualizing fear and paranoia and the stereotypes constructed about ‘the Other’ owing to colour, religion or ethnicity; as well as how people participate in the ghettoization of the minority through perception, politics, propaganda and control. Hence, Shahram chooses to highlight individuals who are ordinarily marginalized and made invisible or forced into self-ghettoization from the urban domain, such as migrant communities and their cultures, particularly communities from the Middle East and its diaspora. The question of visibility and invisibility is therefore a theme he recurrently explores within his practice.
Shahram also engages in Parasite Architecture, which questions aspects of social communication while deconstructing notions of public space and its ownership. Focusing the aspect of the transient within the idea of the informal, Parasite Architecture examines themes of migration and cultural diversity. Hence, in many places around the world, Shahram creates informal extensions to existing architectures (e.g. museum architectures) or constructs independent temporary spaces. These informal architectures are always constructed in public space (as part of the Caution performances that are documented on video available on the artist’s website) and they are always made from caution tape - suggesting ideas about safety zones and no-go areas and indicating aspects of exclusivity and inclusivity in the public space. These works deal with the concepts of performance and public space and time.
Born in Beroujerd, Iran, lives and works in Berlin , Studied graphic-design at the University of Teheran, Iran , Studied architecture, urbanism, and Italian language in Perugia and Reggio Calabria, Italy

Upcoming Exhibitions 2018- 2019
• Videoart at Mindnight Festival , Babylon Cinema, Berlin (15th - 16th December 2018)
• In-Between, Re-thinking transcultural identities, Art-Lab Berlin im iPhonedoctor, Berlin (4th - 13th May 2018)
• FACELESS, Austrian Cultural, Berlin (25th April 2018 - 20th June 2018)
• The Sea is the Limit, an exhibition on migration, Varvara Shavrova, York Art Gallery, York UK (4th May – 2nd September 2018)
• Baggage Claims, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (Sept 1st - December 9th, 2018)
• Baggage Claims, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Feb 2nd - -May 13th, 2019)

Awards, Stipends, Scholarships and jury participations
2014 Berlin Senate Scholarship of Fine Arts 2014
2012 MADATAC 04, Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, Madrid, Spain
2012 Going Public, Concluding conference of the project, Gellery of Contemporarary Art Leipzig, Germany
2012 Residency and Artistic Production, Atelierhaus SALZAMT, Linz, Oberosterreich, Austria
2012 Iranian Contemporary Art. Searching for Identity? International Conference, Department Art History The University of Bonn, Germany
2012 Public Art in Russia and Germany, Going Public Goethe Institut Litauen
2009 Research/creation grant of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation & National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2008 AIR, International Artists’ Workshop: 4X4, and residency, Hong Kong
2008 Research/creation grant in Chihuahua, Goethe-Institut México , Mexico
2007 Live Art UK Touring Commission R&D grant,
2006 Vasl Lahore 2006 (residency), Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Fellowship at the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland/OH, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Animal Era, AARAN gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013/2014 Im Vorbeigehen II/5: "The Atlas Program", solo show, Art at the KTU Linz, Curated by Julia Allerstorfer October - Februar 2013-14, Linz Austria
2013 You Are What You See — Raf Art Gallery, Tehran, Solo exhibition of video works by Shahram Entekhabi and Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Tehran, Iran
2012 The People’s Museum of XX and XXI Russian and Soviet Art — NCCA Kaliningrad, Russia
2012 Tomorrowland — nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg, Germany
2012 Shahram Entekhabi: Happy Meal — Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
2012 Nothing Gold an Stay — Other Gallery Beijing & Shanghai Space, China
2011 They Go Bang Bang in my Head — AARAN Gallery, Tehran
2011 A Taste of Gold — Pristine Galerie, Monterey, Mexico
2011 White Lies and Some Promises — AB Gallery Zurich, Switzerland
2011 Rhizome — AB Gallery, Emmenbrücke/Lucerne, Switzerland
2010 day-to-day life — Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Kaliningrad, Russia
2010 Road Movies — The Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown, University, Providence, RI, USA
2009 Share Farang — KBB Berlin, Germany
2008 From the Banks of a River called HOME — Centre d’art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2008 Dead Satellites — Hordaland International Art Gallery, Bergen, Norwegen
2008 En la luna — CASA DEL LAGO Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, Mexico
2007 Foreign Correspondent, De Balie Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 It’s been a long way, baby — Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
2006 Something in Common, Galerie Anita Beckers — Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2005 Glub — Hopkins Hall Gallery, OSU College of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2004 Migratory Aesthetics — University Theatre of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 GLUB — Case Art Studio Gallery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland/OH, USA
2004 i? — PLAY Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin, Germany

Biennale Participations
2009 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
2008 The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
2007 Metropolis Biennale, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea

Selected Exhibitions 2019
• Baggage Claims, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Feb 2nd - -May 13th, 2019)

Selected Exhibitions 2018
• Videoart at Mindnight Festival , Babylon Cinema, Berlin (15th - 16th December 2018)
• Baggage Claims, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (Sept 1st - December 9th, 2018)
• FACELESS, Austrian Cultural, Berlin (25th April 2018 - 20th June 2018)
• The Sea is the Limit, an exhibition on migration, York Art Gallery, York UK (4th May – 2nd September 2018)
• In-Between, Re-thinking transcultural identities, Art-Lab Berlin im iPhonedoctor, Berlin (4th - 13th May 2018)
• Baggage Claims,UNCG’s own Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, USA (Jan 27, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018)
• Nuqta-e-Nazar, HLF (Hyderabad Literature Festival), Sindh Museum Hyderabad, Pakistan (19-21 January 2018)

Selected Exhibitions 2017
• “Bin Überfordet”, Freehome – Artist to Artist, Curated by Vadim Zakharov, Berlin
• Baggage Claims, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, USA
• The Border Pavilion, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Venice, Italy
• Conference, Iranian art yesterday, today, tomorrow, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
• My Mother. The History, Lieberose, Germany
• XXIII. Rohkunstbau: Die Schönheit Im Anderen | The Beauty Of Difference, Schloss Lieberose, Lieberose, Germany

Selected Exhibitions 2016
• Fish story, [.BOX] Videoart project Space, Mailand, Italy
• IRAN TODAY, AB43 Contemporary, Thalwil/Zurich, Switzerland
• Acts of Sedition, WHITE BOX, New York, USA
• International contemporary art festival, Varna, Bulgaria
• My Mother – The History of Iran, 3rd Iranian Film Festival in Munich, Germany
• Mr. PRESIDENT, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• Inferno I, Galerie Pristine in Monterrey, Mexico
• Mr. PRESIDENT, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• Breakfast with Dinosaurs #72 Videoart at Midnight @ BABYLON film theatre, Berlin
• The Nature of Curating, / University Zurich // Bâtiment des Philosophes Geneva // Uni Tobler Bern, Switzerland
• My Mother – The History of Iran (Screening), AARAN Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• Collective performance "With 500 Tomans" @ dena Gallery,Tehran, Iran

Selected Exhibitions 2015
• Collective performance @ Rang Foroushih Sabegh,Tehran, Iran
• drama baby! on staging the self, Kühlhaus Berlin
• My Mother – The History of Iran (Screening), AARAN Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• “i?”, Visual Cultures (Lecture), Goldsmiths University of London
• The List Recent Drawing of Iran, O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• Video Exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York
• One Hectare, art and participatory exhibition in public space, Berlin
• Curator Raul Zamudio presents Shahram Entekhabi at FLUX Art Fair, Harlem, New York
• House of Taswir, Alexander Private Salon, Berlin, Germany
• My Mother – The History of Iran, Werkstattkino, Munich, Germany
• Tehran mon Amour, Galerie Royal, Munich, Germany
• History is a Warm Gun, Curated by Britta Schmitz, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, Germany
• Faceless exhibition, Gemeenschapscentrum De Markten, CPDP, Brussels, Belgium

Selected Exhibitions 2014
• Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, First Artist talk/ Video screening, with Shahram Shahram Entekhabi, Organized by "MIM" Association, Tehran, Iran
• FACELESS, December 10th, 2013 through February 3rd, 2014, Mediamatic FABRIEK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Artothek of Neuen Berliner Kunstvereins in Cultural Administration of Berlin
• Breath from a warm locale, Parkingallery in collaboration with Asayeshgah projects, croxhapox, Gent, Belgium

Selected Exhibitions 2013
• Artists Film International, lecture and screening by Silke Wittig (n.b.k. Berlin), The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia
• FACELESS, curated by Bogomir Doringer and Brigitte Felder. Juni 27tht to December 1st 2013, freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, Vienna, Austria
• NO EXIT, performance in collaboration between Shahram Entekhabi and Vox Nostra as opener of the Rotterdam festival, May 25th 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands
• Wrong Illusions. 5 Iranian Points of View — Curated by Nicoletta Torcelli, Cultural Centre E-Werk Freiburg e.V., April 12th, 2013, Freiburg, Germany
• Producer Choice a carte blanche to Franco Marinotti — Ex Scuole Comunali , Piazzetta Remo Rossi, March 2nd (from 9:00 to 12:00 PM) 2013, Locarno, Switzerland
• Makingthinkshappen and Bigodinofont, Works on Paper by international artists, Berlin, Germany
• Limited Access Festival, In collaboration with Aaran Gallery, Saroseda & Mooweex.com, Tehran, Iran
• Schichtwechsel Nordstern Videokunstzentrum — Gelsenkirchen, Germany (2012/2013)

Selected Exhibitions 2012
• Melancholia, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico
• Under the Volcano, Andromeda Contemporañeo, San José, Costa Rica
• Flying. Exhbition by 2 und 50 UG — Curated by Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
• Postpop — Curated by Behrang Samadzadegan, Mahe Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran
• Going Public — Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Kaliningrad, Russia
• Codex Dynamic — Curated by Leo Kuelbs + John Ensor Parker, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, USA
• Come Invest in Us. You’ll Strike Gold — Curated by Diana Wiegersma, Hilger Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
• Frankenstein on the Beach — Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box NY, New York, USA
• The State In Between in Contemporary Iranian Art — Curated by Julia Allerstorfer, Atelierhaus SALZAMT, Linz Austria
• The Praise of Folly — Curated by Juan-Ramón Barbancho, Foundation Chirivella Soriano, Valencia, Spain
• BODY SNATCHERS — Curated by Raul Zamudio, WHITE BOX, New York, USA
• Abwehr — Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
• Figures du voile — la fabrique culturelle, Université Toulouse le Miral, Toulouse, France
• Other Gallery Collection Exhibition — Other Gallery Shanghai Space, China
• Knapp daneben ist auch vorbei — Curated by Stefanie Ippendorf, pilot projekt, Düsseldorf Reisholz, Germany
• COSMOPOLIS — Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
• L’Oeil sur les rues — Parc de la Villette, Pavillon Delouvrier, Paris, France

Selected Exhibitions 2011
• How To Philosophize with a Hammer — Curated by Raul Zamudio, WHITE BOX, New York, USA
• Black Box: Adventures in Video Art — Other Gallery, Beijing, China
• The Third Eye — Other Gallery Shanghai, China
• My Super Hero — Morano Kiang Gallery Los Angeles
• My Super Hero — Aaran Gallery Tehran, Iran
• In the mood for today — Public screening, 29th and 30th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA
• In the mood for today — FUNDACIÓN ALIANZA HISPANICA, Madrid, Spain

Selected Exhibitions 2010
• Ojardim como espelho (The Garden as a mirror) — Curator Rui Mourão, Goethe Institute, Lisbon, Portugal
• Forming Identity — FOTOGALERIE WIEN (Association for the Promotion of Art Photography and New Media), Vienna, Austria
• Verschleierte Öffentlichkeit — Gender Studies Universität Zürich & UFSP, Universität Duisburg, Germany
• I love my God — steirischer herbst festival, Graz, Austria
• watching me — Curator Karen Dermineur, Goethe Institute Senegal, Dakar, Senegal
• DUPLEX/10m2 — Video-Salon 4 (Curatorial Rebound Project), Stakleni Grad, Sarajevo, Bosnia i Hercegovina

Selected Exhibitions 2009
• I Am... — The first presentation of UNITY project in Penang, Malaysia
• IRAN INSIDE OUT — Curator Sam Bardaouil, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
• Boulevard publique – promenades et marches — Forde. Espace d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
• Topography of Happiness: Russian Wedding — The State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow, Russia
• Kunst und Öffentlichkeit. 40 Jahre Neuer Berliner Kunstverein — Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
• Globalscreen — Schloss-Ringenberg, Germany
• Das Böse ist ein Eichhörnchen — Museum in der „Runden Ecke“ (Stasimuseum), LOFFT Leipzig and Werkstattmacher e.V., Germany
• Das Bild des Fremden in Deutschland und Frankreich — Curator Ulrike Kremeier, Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), Berlin, Germany
• Middle East Video Channel — Curator Khaled D. Ramadan, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
• Excuse me, are you famous? a site-specific project — Curated by Kathrin Becker for WL project Berlin / Hong Kong, Invaliden1, Berlin, Germany
• Video Work in Migratory Aesthetics — Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Selected Video Presentation and Festivals 2009
• Indonesia – Berlin & Beyond — Organised by Videolab, Soemardja Gallery, ITB, Bandung/Indonesia
• Video screening — Annemarie-Schimmel-House, Lahore/Pakistan
• Berlin Hot Shots — Organised by VASL Karachi, Koel Gallery, Karachi/Pakistan
• Video screening — Goethe-Institute Pakistan, Karachi/Pakistan
• Berlin Hot Shots — V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi/Pakistan
• MY FAVOURITE PASTIME /LONDON — Artprojx Space | Artists Film Club, London, UK
• Asian hot shots Berlin — Gallery and project space JET, Berlin, Germany

Selected Exhibitions 2008
• Going the Distance — The Fibonacci Centre, Fremantle, Australia
• Étranger-Fremder en France et en Allemagne du 19e siècle à nos jours — Curator Ulrike Kremeier, Cité nationale de l´histoire de l´immigration (CNHI), Paris, France
• Video art selection — Video Art program, Curated by Sabine Schütze, Preview Berlin. The Emerging Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
• MONOLOGS’s videos — Galería Animal, Santiago de Chile, Chile
• The World is Flat — The Center of Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria
• My favorite pastime — Ursula Blickle Videolounge Inside the Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
• Aves en la luna - Poéticas de la diferencia y otros lugares imaginados — Curator Itzel Vargas, Casa Juan José Arreola, Mexico City, Mexico
• Emerging Discourse II: Performance and Mimicry — Curated by Shaheen Merali, Bodhi Art, New YorK, USA
• THE PROMISED LAND — Curated by Blanca de la Torre Garcia, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
• Obscurum per Obscurius — Curator Reet Varblane, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
• PROYECTO MONOLOGS — Curator Elisa Eliash, Laboratorio Global de Monologos y Video, Rome, Italy
• The World is Flat — Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (printed maps)
• Cast Some Light . Glasgow international (Gi) 2008 — Curated by Helen de Main and Maj Hasager, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, UK
• Ten Workers — Embassy Projects, Fo Tan, New Territories, HKSAR, Hong Kong
• SELECTED #3, A source for videoart lovers — The sixth videoart festival LOOP’08, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
• Mahrem – Anmerkungen zum Schleier — Kunsthalle Vienna, Project Space, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)
• Dead Sattelittes — Curated by Malin Barth, Hordaland Art Center Bergen, Norway
• Parable of the Garden: New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia — Curator Sarah Cunningham, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA (catalogue)
• Performing Rights Glasgow, as part of National Review of Live Art — Curator Lois Weaver, New Moves International, Glasgow, UK
Selected video presentation and festivals 2008
• Videogeister und andere Erscheinungen — Lecture and symposium, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
• Cast Some Light — Screening, Aref Al-Aref Building, THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART - PALESTINE, Ramallah, Palestine
• New Voices Film & Video Screenings— Short video pieces reflecting on social & gender issues in Iran — Foyer & Cinema 1, Barbican Centre, London, UK
• The City As a Stage — Artprojx Space | Artists Film Club, London, UK
• ‘Art is a man’s name’ — Curator Kathrin Becker, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
• WL PROJECT | Berlin Hong Kong | My Favourite Pastime — Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong
• e-flux video rental in Lisbon — Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Foundation Headquarters), Lisbon, Portugal
• Braunschweiger Gender Forum, symposium, workshop “Fremde Männer” — Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany
• TRUNK - The Nordic art video festival — Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
• Hong Kong International Artists’ Workshop: 4X4 — Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
• One person’s Trash is another Person’s Treasure — Book presentation , PLAY platform for film & video Berlin, Germany
• TRUNK på turné — Sundsvalls museum och Film i Västernorrland, Sweden

Selected Exhibitions 2007
• Modern, Islamic Veiling and Secular Imaginaries — santralistanbul, Istanbul - Turkey (catalogue)
• Bare Life — Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel (catalogue)
• Comm’ é amaro stu ppane — Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium (catalogue)
• 100 Tage = 100 Videos, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark (catalogue)
• Intervention — Fieldgate Gallery - contemporary art and project space, London, UK.
• Krieg der Knöpfe (War of the Buttons. Children and the World of War) — Landesmuseums, Linz, Austria (catalogue/ Book)
• Abwehr Performance Festival — Performances at the last watchtower of the former GDR in Berlin, Germany
• LED-Wall, Zeithaus, VW Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany
• HAZARD: Performance Festival— Manchester City Centre, UK
• Commè amaro stu ppane — Centre d’art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg (catalogue)
• Sin cobertura. Independent Video from the Middle East— Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
• War of the Buttons. Children and the World of War — Århus Kunstbygning Center for Contemporary Art, Århus, Denmark
• IDEAL.LOOP — Espace Croisé, Roubaix Cedex 1, France
Selected Video Presentations and Festivals 2007
• Lively Q&A - Contemporary Video Art Screening Series — with Martina Schone-Radunski, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
• Kunstfilmtag — Kuenstlerverein Malkasten, Duesseldorf, Germany (catalogue)
• Festival Musica Experimento — Sala dei Concerti ex-Mattatoio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, Rome, Italy
• TRUNK07, THE NORDIC ART VIDEO FESTIVAL — CinemaRegina, Östersund, Sweden
• Optica, International Festival of Video Art — GIjón-Asturias, Spain
• PAN Screening. Opere e documenti 2005-2007, Curator Marina Vergiani, project room of Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
• All That I Am. International Video Art — Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau, Republica Moldova
• From Middle East with Love. AMAL 007 Festival— Santiago de Compostella, Spain
• Art of Listening, Screening: Visual Sound — Insa Art space, Seoul, Korea
• ART RADIO LIVE — PAN. Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
• e-flux Video Rental, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, France
• Hors la ville, Pencum Goethe Dakar — Sélection internationale de vidéos et courts-métrages, Dakar, Senegal
• EVR BOSTON (e-flux video rental) — Boston, USA
• Vidéoclub d’artistes proposés par les critiques/artistes — Centre culturel Suisse, Paris, France
• PERFORMS — CENTRE D’ARTS plastiques et visuels, Lille, France

Selected Exhibitions 2006
• Krieg der Knöpfe (War of the Buttons) — Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany (catalogue)
• This Land Is My Land (II/ Berlin) — Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin (catalogue)
• GLUB Installation and Film screening — Galerie Eigenheim, Weimar, Germany
• Appendix3 — Visual sound - a cooperative video & multimedia project by Automata & globalscreen.org, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• 100 TAG = 100 VIDEOS — Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
• Auflösung III (Realismusstudio) — Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin (catalogue)
• Voiler - Dévoiler / Hüllen - Enthüllen, Curator Karine Vonna — Villa du Parc. Centre d’art Contemporain, Annemasse, France
• Labyrinth X zu Rassismus und Ausgrenzung — Nikolaikirche, Rostock, Germany
• This Land Is My Land — Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (catalogue)
• Berlintendenzen — La Capella, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue)
• International Artists Residency Exhibition — Vasl Art, Haveli Baroodkhana, Lahore, Pakistan
• Lost In Space. 19th Annual Images Festival — Vtape, Toronto, Canada
• dLux Media Arts international, the Middle Eastern Video Project — Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
• Almost Art, Curatorr Osvaldo Romberg, — Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
• Urban Creatures — Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland (catalogue)
• Nouvelles Collections (Collection Jürg + Ruth Nyffeler) — CentrePasquArt Kunsthaus/ Centre d’art, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
• Portraits - The View Behind the Make-up — Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Selected video presentations, festivals and artist talks 2006
• Middle Eastern Project , interdigitate New Media Festival, MIC (The Moving Image Centre) — Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
• Festival International de Film et Video de Creation Cinéma Empire Sofil, Curatorr Nat Muller — Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
• EVR ISTANBUL (e-flux video rental) — PiST’te2, Istanbul, Turkey
• OBS!, A 32 pages free paper, artists project, published in Copenhagen, Denmark— publik.dk
• IdentifiXation (The place where we belong), screening — Amsterdam City Theatre, Amsterdam, Netherland
• Beckett & Company, panel discussion and artist talk — Tate Modern, London, UK
• Ästhetik der Migration, lecture — Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
• 10th International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava — Jihlava, Czech Republic
• The Artist in the World Lectures — Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank Victoria, Australia
• Evening of Film Screenings — Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
• 13 Satellites of Lahore — Annemarie Schimmel-Haus, Lahore, Pakistan
• EVR BUDAPEST (e-flux video rental) — Mucsarnok-Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
• The Built, Un-Built and the Un-Buildable, artist talk — PSi #12 /Queen Mary, University of London, UK
• Spaces, Territories & Jigsaw Feelings, screenings — Tijanjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tijanjin/ China
• Islam and video-art, lecture — University of Geneva, Switzerland
• Projections + Invitation TANK.TV (UK) — Grand Auditorium de la Médiathèque José Cabanis, Toulouse, France
• Black Deutschland, screening and panel discussion — Lichtspieltheater, Rostock, Germany
• EVR ANTWERP (e-flux video rental) — Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium
• International Film Studies Conference — Magis IP, Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy
• Directors Lounge, screening — Galerie der Kuenstler, Munich, Germany
• Seeing and Being Seen, Artist´s Presentation — Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus, Lahore, Pakistan
• Diagnosticians, SPARK Video Canada Festival — Forest City Gallery, London

Selected Exhibitions 2005
• Exhibition of the 10 winning videos of the festival FIAV.05 — Metrònom, Barcelona
• Modell “Verpaßte Gelegenheit”-Symptome der Überforderung, Curatorr Sabine Winkler — Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany (catalogue)
• In the Shadow of “Heroes” — ArtEast Social organization, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (catalogue)
• Real representation/representing the “real”, Curatorr Ulrike Kremeier — Arena/Glashaus, Berlin
• Beograd nekad i sad, Curatorr Marko Stamenkovic — Prodajna Galerija, Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro (catalogue)
• Come Fly With Me, online-video-exhibition on www.tank.tv, London (Sept 1st-Oct 15th, 2005)
• KILID (solo exhibition) — former GDR-watchtower at Schlesischer Busch, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V., Berlin
• Bologna Flash Art Show — Sofitel hotel, Bologna (catalogue)
• Glub Installation (solo exhibition) — Mershon Center and Art Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus/OH, USA
• Racial Europeanization, lecture by David Theo Goldberg — Knowledge Media Institute, Open University Campus, Milton Keynes, UK
Selected Video Presentations, Festivals, and Artist Talks 2005
• What? Me? A Racist? — Curator Gab Heller, Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken, Germany
• Screening on the ocassion of the exhibition Lido — Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
• Jigsaw feelings. Videoarte contemporáneo de Berlin — Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
• Irgendwoanders, international video-artist on migration — a7-exhibition hosted by cultura, Hildesheim, Germany
• Visiting Artist presentation — Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin
• What? Me? A Racist? Aktuelle Videokunst in der Galerie Pankow/URZULA 6 — Curator Gab Heller, Galerie Pankow, Berlin
• Do Artists Need to Maintain Sovereignty Over Interpretation? Pannel — Projektraum Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin
• EVR BERLIN (e-flux video rental). A project by Anton Vidokle & Julieta Aranda — Kunst-Werke Berlin/ KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
• GLUB and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life — Franklin Center for the Humanities, Duke University, Durham/NC, USA
• Walled Souls. Screening on the occassion of the exhibition “Circa Berlin”, selected by Kathrin Becker & Simon Sheikh — Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark (catalogue)
• Elektronenströme: Real Fictions und Inszenierte Realitäten im Video — Curator Katja Albers, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
• Iranian Artist Returns. Artist´s Talk with Shahram Entekhabi — The Iranian Cultural Association of Greater Columbus/OH, USA
• Visiting Artist Shahram Entekhabi. Screening of 5 recent video productions — The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland/OH, USA
• Humanities Week. Visiting Artist Shahram Entekhabi — Baker-Nord Center For the Humanities, Cleveland/OH, USA
• GLUB and the Aesthetics of Everyday Life, lecture — John Hope Franklin Center Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
• I LOVE ART VIDÉO - 6ème édition, Curator Karine Vonna, screening — Musée d’art Moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, France

Selected Exhibitions 2004
• Entfernte Nähe. Neue Positionen Iranischer Kunst, Curator Rose Issa — Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (catalogue)
• Not In the Sky and Not on the Earth, Curator Emil Aleksiev — Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia (catalogue)
• Schizorama — National Center for Contemporary Art/NCCA, Moscow
• La Sage-femme y Spiral Woman — Sala Municipal de Exposiciones del Museo de Pasió, Valadolid, Spain (catalogue)
• Just pLAy — Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Video Presentations, Festivals and Artist Talks 2004
• Las formas de la Nada: Imágenes de la ausencia en el mundo contemporáneo, conference — CENDEAC, Murcia, Spain
• Screening within the context of the exhibition “Louise Bourgeois” — Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
• The Aesthetics of Everyday Life, lecture by Tim Beal within the seminar “Home, Homelands and Security” — Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland/OH, USA

Travelling Exhibitions 2004/2005/2006
• Labyrinth X — Stadthalle Ludwigslust, Hagenow, Boizenburg, Dönitz, Wismar, Schwerin, Rostock; Germany

Selected Exhibitions 2003
• Seat, installation of the sculpture in the lounge of the Video-Forum — Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
• The 2nd International Kansk Video Festival — Kansk, Russia
• Fair Play video contest — PLAY Gallery for Still and Motion Pictures, Berlin, Germany
• Models + Frames 8: Überlebensstrategien für Untrainierte. Curator Sabine Winkler, Kunst- und Medienzentrum Adlershof/KMZA, Berlin, Germany
• Different views in & out of Berlin. On the occassion of the project “In-between countries” — Haus der Demokratie & Menschenrechte, Berlin, Germany
• Einige Bemerkungen über den Nutzen wissenschaftlicher und methodologischer Filme — Curator Olga Egorova, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Selected Exhibitions 2002
• The 1st International Kansk Video Festival — Kansk, Russia
• Evolutionäre Zellen of the group “finger” — Neue Gesellschaft für Bildene Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
• Bush Video Night — open space, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
• Pop-Sound-Video, screening — Städtisches Museum Zwickau, Germany
• Stardust Deluxe. Kunstaktionen zur Popkultur — Lisa Lounge/Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, Germany