ALA DEHGHAN آلاء
Tehran, 1982. Lives and works in New York
2013 MFA, Painting & Printmaking, Yale University, New Haven
2009 MA, Painting, Tehran University, Tehran
2005 BFA, Persian Miniature Painting, Azahra University, Tehran
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2009 "Life is my sister", Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
"Drawer", curated by Flat File, Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, September
"The Cactus Show" curated by Dan Gratz and Letha Wilson, Craryville, New York. July
Special Topics: "Exhibiting", A roundtable discussion with galleries and curators, The Cooper Union, New York, April
"Queer Scouts" by Justine Williams and Eva Peskin, set design by Ala Dehghan, Leslie Lohman Museum, New York, November
"STATE" curated by Ashkan Sanei, Homa Gallery, Tehran, October
"SENSE: A Play" by Chloe Rossetti, costumes by Ala Dehghan, La Plaza Cultural, New York, September
"THRU THE RABBIT HOLE", Sideshow Gallery, Nation IV, New York. January-April
"The landscape changes 30 Times.", curated by Ala Dehghan, Anahita Gallery [Porsesh, The Institute of Political Economic Studies], Tehran, October
"Can a Painting Think?", James Brittingham & Ala Dehghan, The Gowanus Studio Space, New York, September
"How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare", Curated by Raul Zamudio, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, México. May
"Zoo#1" Modern to contemporary: (1941-2014), curated by Iman Safaei, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, May
"The Lady With The X-Ray Eyes", curated by Raul Zamudio, Boris Georgiev Gallery, CONTEMPO 2014, Varna, Bulgaria. April
"PAINTINGWALL (Janus at 8:16)", curated by Ala Dehghan, Touch Gallery, Cambridge, MA. January & February
"A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It", Slide Slam, Queens Museum theater, Queens Museum of Art, New York. January
"Scraps", The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA. December
7th Annual Art Auction Benefit, South Asian Women Creative Collective, New York, November
"Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0", Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York , July
"Medium Cool", Prairie Production Gallery, curated by Ria Roberts, Chicago, Illinois. August
"Drawing Week", Homa Art Gallery, curated by Shahrouz Nazari, Tehran, February
"MFA 2013(first year show)", Green Gallery , Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, September
"The Jacket Show", curated by Florencia Escudero and Randi Shandroski, Fuel: 516 Chapel Street. New Haven, CT
"Documentary of Sea", Curated by vahid Sharifian, XVA Gallery, Dubai, February
"Third Eye", contemporary art from Iran, Curated by Raul Zamudio, Shanghai, China, March
"HEAR ME ROAR", Curated by Atteqa Ali, The Jam Jar, Dubai, March
"My Super Hero", Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March
"13 x 18", Curated by Iman Safaei, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, March
"Open Studio + Artist Talk", The Delfina Foundation, London, March
"Vangogh’s Ear" , Gallery 10, Tehran, December 2010
"Iran Today", Curated by Shahram Karimi, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne, Germany, December
"Shemage", Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, August
"Iran-Today", Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, Italy, July
"Today I`m going Away–I stay in Tehran", Curated by Rischa Paterlini, Cream Gallery, Milan, March
"Iran; DiVerso Black and White", Gallery Verso, Torin, Italy, February
"Raad O Bargh", Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, July
"Work on Paper", " LAAL Collection" by Fereydoun Ave, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, March
"Iran , Now", Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, February
"Gol o Bolbol", Tarrahan-e Azad Gallery, Tehran, January
"The song of nightingales from the oil rich fields", Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Arts, Esfahan, January
"Radical Drawing", Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, November
Tarrahan-e Azad Gallery, Tehran, October
Lale Art Gallery, group painting show, Tehran, March
Lale Art Gallery, group drawing show, Tehran, October
"6th Persian Painting Biennial”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
"Visual Art Festival", Saba Art Center, Tehran
-"The Landscape Changes 30 Times.", Anahita Gallery / Porsesh: The Institute of Political-Economic Studies, Tehran, 2015
-"PAINTINGWALL (Janus at 8:16)", Touch Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 2014
LECTURES / PANEL DISSCUSSIONS:
-Special Topics: "Exhibiting", A roundtable discussion with galleries and curators, The Cooper Union, New York, April 2017
-"A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It", Slide Slam, Queens Museum theater, Queens Museum of Art, New York. January 2014
-"Process/Practice/Portfolio 2.0", Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, New York , July 2013
-"Open Studio / Artist Talk", The Delfina Foundation Artist Residency, London, March 2011
-Of No Fixed Address, Mirth and Melancholia: an interview with Ala Dehghan, Baumtest Art Publication, Issue #2, by Laila Riazi, Los Angeles, CA, April 2014.
-Deutsche Welle Radio, by Elahe Helbig, July 2010.
-Radio Zamaneh, by Pantea Bahrami, July 2010.
-Nafe Magazine, by Sama Babaee, June 2010.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
-Awarded Full Scholarship, Yale School of Art, MFA program, 2011-2013
-Shortlist of Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, April 2009
-Modern Painters, "The Insanity of Iran", Benjamin Genocchio, May, 2011, pp. 48-56
-Drawing Center, "I can explain everything.", by Julia Horn, July 2010.
-New York Times, Looped and Layered, by Holland Cotter, 30 July 2009.
-Frieze Magazine, Raad O Bargh, by Emily Verla Bovino, 21 April 2009.
-Wallpaper, Raad O Bargh, March 2009.
-Pool Magazine, by Sahar Afazeli, May 2010.
-Etemaad Newspaper, by Amir Farhad, April 2009.
-Golestaneh, by Ahmadreza Dalvand, May 2009.
-Tehran Avenue, by Fereydoun Ave, March 2009.
-Etemed Newspaper, by Helia Darabi, December 2007.
-Tandis biweekly Art magazine, by Mehrdad Amini, September 2006.
-A zine, The Bomb Pop-Up! Recipe Book, New York, July 2016
-Memory Room, Catalog, Curated by Andrew Ross, Outpost Gallery, June 2016
-Baumtest, Issue #2: of no fixed address, Mirth and Melancholia: an interview with Ala Dehghan, Los Angeles, CA, April 2014.
-"A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It", exhibition catalog, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, December 2013-January 2014.
-The Jacket Show, Exhibition Catalog, New York, 2012.
-Cheshm(eye #32), "Ala Dehghan(portraits)", Mahriz Publication, Tehran, 2011.