Shima Esfandiari

Shima Esfandiari
Born in 1977, Shima Esfandiyari began learning to draw and paint at the age of 14; she received her BA in painting from Tehran Art & Architecture University in 2000. Following her graduation, she completed courses drawing and sculpture and went on to study alongside art instructors at Aftab Art Institute and the Iranian Cultural Heritage University between 2000 and 2007. In 2007 she won the First Drawing Biennial Award. Esfandiyari currently works and lives in Tehran.
The artist has participated in 'The World Viewed' group project in IGREG ART STUDIO.

  • 2001, B.A- Painting – Art and Architecture University – Tehran – Iran

  • 2012, Mah Art Gallery-Installation Exhibition-Tehran-Iran
  • 2011, Mah Art Gallery-Painting Exhibition-Tehran – Iran
  • 2011, Vernissage Gallery- Painting Exhibition-Tbilisi- Georgia
  • 2010, Mah Art Gallery- Installation and Painting Exhibition – Tehran – Iran
  • 2009, Mah Art Gallery- Painting Exhibition – Tehran – Iran
  • 2008, Aria Gallery-Painting Exhibition – Tehran – Iran
  • 2007, Aria Gallery-Drawing Exhibition – Tehran – Iran

  • 2015, Summerhall-Perception-Edinburgh Biennial Festival-UK
  • 2014, Niyavaran Cultural Center-The United Nation World Food Program- Tehran-Iran
  • 2014, Mah Art Gallery-Group Exhibition By 51 Artists- Tehran-Iran
  • 2013, Opera Gallery-Peace from the Bottom of My Art- London-UK
  • 2013, Opera Gallery-Art of Iran- Dubai-UAE
  • 2013, Hale Gallery-Red With Collaboration of Iranian and German Artists-Munich- Germany
  • 2013, Emirate Financial Towers (EFT), DIFC-MOPCAP Shortlisted Artists- Dubai-UAE
  • 2013, Austria Cultural Forum (OKF)-Tehran-Iran
  • 2013, Mah Art Gallery-Group Exhibition by 60 Artists- Tehran-Iran
  • 2013, People Gallery- Sanfrancisco –USA
  • 2012, Niyavaran Cultural Center-Tehran-Iran
  • 2011, Traffic Gallery-MOPCAP Shortlisted Artist- Dubai – UAE
  • 2011, Shirin Art Gallery – Sculpture Group Exhibition –Tehran – Iran
  • 2011, FA Gallery –Body Language in the Eyes of Iranian Artists –Kuwait City-Kuwait
  • 2011, FA Gallery – Reuse – Kuwait City – Kuwait
  • 2011, Etemad Gallery-13×18-Tehran-Iran
  • 2010, Dar Al Fonoon Gallery-Kuwait City-Kuwait
  • 2010, Iranian Artists’ Forum – The Greatest Art show of the year (Haft Negah) –Tehran – Iran
  • 2010, Silk Road Gallery & Mohsen Gallery – Self Portrait –Tehran – Iran
  • 2010, Mah Art Gallery – Group Exhibition with 39 Artists –Tehran – Iran
  • 2009, Pardis Mellat Gallery – The Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haft Negah) – Tehran – Iran
  • 2008, The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts – The6th Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial-Tehran-Iran
  • 2007, Niyavaran Cultural Center – The Greatest Art Show of the Year (Haft Negah) – Tehran – Iran
  • 2007, The Imam Ali Museum – The First Biennial of Drawing Festival – Tehran – Iran
  • 2007, Aria Gallery – Contemporary Drawings of Iran- Tehran – Iran
  • 2006, Vasby Konsthall – Tehran Today – Stockholm – Sweden
  • 2005, Laleh Gallery-Group Painting Exhibition
  • 2002, Haft Samar Gallery- Group Painting Exhibition
  • 2002, Barg Gallery –Second Contemporary Drawing Biennial of Iran –Tehran – Iran
  • 2001, The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts – The Second Tehran International Contemporary DrawingExhibition –Tehran – Iran
  • 2000, Barg Gallery-First Contemporary Drawing Biennial of Iran-Tehran-Iran
  • 1999, The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts – The First Tehran International Biennial of Contemporary

  • 2015, Selected Artist in Edinburgh Biennial Festival 2015
  • 2013, Selected (Shortlisted Artist in Magic Of Persia-2013 Award)
  • 2011, Selected (Shortlisted Artist in Magic Of Persia-2011 Award)
  • 2007, First Prize Winner of the Drawing Biennial Festival-Imam Ali Museum

2011 Dubai Art Fair (Art Dubai) – Dubai – UAE

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