BIOGRAPHY

BEHNAZ FATEMI
Born in 1991 in Isfahan, Iran, and moved to Canada in 2018. She received her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.

She expresses her artistic ideas and visions through various media and techniques including but not limited to painting, sculpture, and installation. 

Fatemi focuses on the deep connection between humans and their behaviors. It is an answer to her question of how human sensibility is interconnected with topics such as society, politics, religion, and personal beliefs.

Photos by Magda Spurek

BEHNAZ FATEMI,

Education:

  • Academic Programs:

  • BFA in Painting, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran, 2010-2015.
    Thesis title: Glimmer

  • Certificate of Course Completion in Arts, Sooreh Pre-University, Isfahan, Iran, 2008-2009.

  • Diploma of Arts in Graphic Design, Qods Art School, Isfahan, Iran, 2006-2008.

  • Professional Programs:

  • From Idea to Execution, Mohammad Hossein Emad, Mahe-Mehr Cultural and Art Institute, Tehran, Iran, 2016-2017.

  • Foundations of Visual Arts, Ruyin Pakbaz, Shen Atelier, Tehran, Iran, 2016-2017.

  • Kindergarten Teacher, Iran, 2016.

 

Exhibitions:

     Future Exhibition:

  • Atrophy, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON, Canada, 2020.

  • In progress, Berlin Tower Artspace, Kitchener, Canada, 2020

  • In progress, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener, Canada, 2020

  • In progress, Clay and Glass Gallery, ON, Canada, 2021

       Solo Exhibitions:

  • Residue, Electric Room (Dastan Basement), Tehran, Iran. 2017.

  • Glimmer, Matnemrooz Gallery, Isfahan, Iran, 2015.

     Group Exhibitions: 

  • Eleventh Annual, Montakhabe Nasle No, Home Art Gallery, Tehran, 2019

  • Eight continent, Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran, 2019.

  • Drawing and Gavel, Drawing Museum, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

  • Versus 3rd Young Artists Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

  • Untitled: Drawing, Manouchehri Historical House (A Dastan Outside Project), Kashan, Iran, 2018.

  • Heterogeneous, Fereshteh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2018.

  • The Artworks of Isfahan Painters Association, Vesal Art Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, 2017.

  • Hush, A Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2017.

  • Concurrence 2: Black, Jaleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2017.

  • Contemporary Young Artists, Ayrik Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2017.

  • Untitled, Ou Gallery, Rasht, Iran, 2017.

  • Selected Artists - 6th Damounfar (Faber-Castell) Biennial, Mellat Cinema-Gallery Paradise, Tehran, Iran, 2016.

  • Untitled, Arte Gallery, Rasht, Iran, 2015.

  • 1 Day Sale, No. 6 Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2015.

  • Dar Miyan Shakh o Barge Bagh, Kouche Bagh Gallery, Rasht, Iran, 2015.

  • Zarbin, Khatam-al-Anbiya Gallery, Rasht, Iran, 2015.

  • Artworks of Guilan University Students, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran, 2014.

  • Sinus Bedune Lahje, Elahe Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2014.

  • Untitled: Painting, Culture and Art House, Rasht, Iran, 2013.

  • Untitled: Photography, Culture and Art House, Rasht, Iran, 2011.

  • Untitled: Illustration, Kowsar Art Gallery, Isfahan, Iran, 2007.

 

Residencies:

  • 2020 Kitchener Artist in Residence, Kitchener, Canada,2020.​

Honors:

  • Honorable mention in 6th Damounfar (Faber-Castell) Biennial, Tehran, Iran, 2016.

  • Honourable mention in 1st Anzali Sand Sculpture Festival (Foorsh), Bandar-e- Anzali, Iran, 2015.

  • Honorable mention in 19th International Festival of Visual Arts for Young Artists, Gorgan, Iran, 2013.

  • Honorable mention in the 1st Zarbin Festival (University of Guilan), Rasht, Iran, 2013.

 

Job/Voluntary Experience: 

  • Education programs volunteer, Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2019.

  • Painting Teacher, Nartiti Children’s Visual Arts School, Rasht, Iran, 2013-2015.

  • Painting Tutor, 17 Shahrivar Educational, Medical and Research Center, Rasht, Iran, 2014-2015.

  • Voluntarily teaching painting to children with chronic deceases, 2014-2015.

  • Education programs volunteer, The Button Factory Arts, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.