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Shantia Zaker Ameli

About

Shantia Zaker Ameli is an Iranian artist, who lives and works in the Netherlands. After graduating with his Bachelor as a painter at the Art Academy in Asfahan, Shantia deepend his education with a Master of Fine Arts in Therean, and currently a second one in the Netherlands. Due to his lasting experience in Iran, Shantias works can be found in the Teheran Contemporary Meusem of Art, the Esfahan Contemporary Meusem of Art, as well as in the Fereydun Ave collection, the Pejman Foundation, and collections and private collections in Dubai, Vancouver, London, Paris, and L.A.

2019 – 2020 Ongoing M.A. in painting, “Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, the Netherlands
2004 – 2008 M.A. in Art Study, “Teheran University of Art”, Teheran, Iran
2001 – 2003 B.A. in painting at “Isfahan University of Art”, Isfahan, Iran

Awards & Nominations

2008

  • “EKWC Residency Fellowship”, European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk, the Netherlands

2006

  • “Selected Artist Award”, the 4th International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Saba Gallery, Teheran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • Armed with a Perspective of a Poet with a Knife”, Emrooz Gallery, Esfahan, Iran

2018

  • “Colorful Age”, Etemad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2017

  • “Colorful Age”, Emrooz Gallery, Esfahan, Iran

2016

  • “Retrospective Show”, Sooreh Gallery, Esfahan, Iran

2015

  • “Gazing at Memories”, Etemad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2012

  • “The 30th Year of my Dreams”, Etemad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2007

  • “Untitled Exhibition” Mah Art Gallery, Teheran, Iran

Group Exhibitions

2019

  • “Tir Art”, Teheran Art Fair, Teheran, Iran
  • “Kink”, Drente Museum, Assen, the Netherlands
  • “Untitles Exhibition”, Azad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2017

  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Harandy Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Landscape: up close”, Niavaran Centre, Teheran, Iran
  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Mah Art Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Postcards”, Azad Art Galleery, Teheran, Iran

2016

  • “The Winter Experience”, e1 Art Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Drawing Experiences”, Homa Gallery, Therean, Iran
  • “Meeting after Storm”, Delgosha Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2014

  • “Jahan Pahlavan Takhti (World Champion Takhti”), Shirin Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Matnemrooz Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2013

  • “History Game”, Etemad Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • Dubai Art Fair (Art Dubai), Dubai, UAE

2012

  • “Christie`s Auction Part II”, Dubai, UAE
  • “Documentary of Sea”, XVA Gallery, UAE

2011

  • “Christie`s Auction Part II”, Dubai, UAE
  • “Christie`s Auction Part I”, Dubai, UAE
  • “Contemporary Istanbul”, Istanbul, Turkey
  • “Dubai Art Fair (Art Dubai), Dubai, UAE
  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Maryam Fasihi Harandi Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Neither here, nor There”, Dar Al Funoon Gallery,Kuwait-City, Kuwait

2010

  • “Landscape”, Aran Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “4×4”, Etemad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2009

  • “Ceramic Works”, Aran Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Iran on Paper (the Last 10 Years)”, Aran Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Iran Now”, Silk-Road Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2007

  • “Radical Drawing vol. 2”, Teheran Art Gallery, Teheran, Iran
  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, Iran
  • “Collected Memories”, Artspace Galleries, London, UK
  • “Radical Drawing”, Tarahan-e Azad Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2006

  • “The 4th International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World”, Saba Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2005

  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Mah Art Gallery, Iran, Teheran

2004

  • “The 3rd Annual of Esfahan Contemporary Painting”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, Irana

2003

  • “The 6th Teheran Contemporaray Painting Biennial”, Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran, Iran
  • “Untitled Exhibition”, Museum of Contemporaray Art, Esfahan, Iran

Honorable Mentions

Publications

2019

  • “The Black and Pink Book, A Story of Shantia’s Paintings, Emrooz Gallery, Esfahan, Iran

2015

  • Tandis Magazin, volume 270, 2015, p. 24, Teheran, Iran

2014

  • Golestaneh Magazin, Interview, volume 122, Teheran, Iran

2013

  • “Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspectives”, Hamid Keshmirshekan, Saqi Books

2010

  • Golestaneh Magazin, Cover and Inconstancy of Familiar Scene, 107 volume, p. 18 – 21, Tehran, Iran
  • Art of the Middle East: Saeb Eigner, Merrell

Lecturer

2016 – 2017

  • Guest lecturer, Art University of Esfahan, Esfahan, Iran
  • Guest lecturer, Sepehr Art University, Esfahan, Iran

2010 – 2012

  • Guest Lecturer, Bozorgmehr University, Esfahan, Iran

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