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Born 1977, Tehran 
Lives and works in London

2009 Postgraduate M.A, “Art in Context”, UDK, Universitat der Kunste , Berlin, Germany
2007 M.A. in Sculpture, KHB, Weissensee Kunst Hochschoule, Berlin, Germany
2002 M.A in New Media, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, Germany
2000 Bachelor of Arts in Painting, State University of Arts, Tehran, Iran


Solo exhibitions

2016 Jelly State of Matter, Gallery Ernst Hilger Next, Vienna , Austria 

2012 Magical Thoughts, Langgeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011 Untitled, Gallery Ernst Hilger, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria

2011 Fair Trade, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany

2009 Two Minute Photo, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE Pixel Diary, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006 Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico 2004 Photocollage, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2003 Hydromania, photography/video Installation, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

1998 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran 1996 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected group exhibitions



Object Permanence, A Exhibition in colaboration with Milia Maurun in Context of Beitrut Designe Week, Beirut, Lebanon 

Cranach Meister Werke Moderne, Museum Kunst Palast, Duesseldorf, Germany 


Lucas Cranach the Elder: 500 Years of Power of Temtetion, National Meuseum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan  

A Second Exhibition by other Masters around the same Subject, Curated by Marie Martraire, Hotel Marie Kapel, Hoorn, Netherland 


4thMediations Biennale Poznan, Pozana, Poland



A bomb with a ribbon around it: Queens Museum, New York, USA

Calligraffity 1984-2013 Leila Heller Gallery , New York 

Summer selects, Leila Heller Gallery , New York 

The Space Between: Contemporary perspectives on tradition and society, Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), Jersey City, NJ


Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Roaming Images, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM Museum, Berlin, Germany

Westend, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India

New Positions, Participant Finalist, Art Cologne


See the Light, Louis Vitton Boutique, Hong Kong, China


Illumination, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Bild texte - text Bilder, Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

One Year, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, Germany

Photo Album, ‘The Archivist’s Impatience’, The LOFT, curated by Shaheen Merali, Mumbai, India


The Augmented Flaws, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Promise of Loss, Ernst Hillger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Iran Inside Out, the Chelsea Art Museum in collaboration with Leila Heller, New York, NY


Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Centre for Art, San Francisco,

CA Conportamientos, Muestra Internacional de Video-Arte, Cali Contemporaneo, Faculty of Fine Arts, Cali, Colombia

Ey! Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography and Video, Touring exhibition, New Zealand and Australia


I’m Longing and I don’t Know for What, “Parallel Moments,” interdisciplinary Project in House of Iranian Artists, Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Persian Vision, touring exhibition in the USA; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY / Art Gallery of the University of Maryland / University of Michigan Museum of Art / Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson / Honolulu Academy of Art / Chicago Cultural Centre / Nicolaysen Art Museum, WY


Close Up II, video projection in the streets of the centre of Mexico City, Casa Vecina, Mexico


IRÁN BAJO LA PIEL, Casa Asia, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

Second Iranian Photography Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

Selected bibliography

“Art Basel Miami 2012 Highlights:12/8: Moment f Glory by Leila Pazooki, 2010,” Complex Art + Design Online, December 2012

“A Middleman’s Philosophy: The Nadour Collection,” Canvas Magazine, September/October 2012

Etegar, Raphie, “Westend,” Westend Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of the Steam, September 2012

“Kunstwelten nacht 1989,” Kunst Magazine, April 2012

Fischer, Amanda, “Leila Pazooki Discusses Her New Berlin Show,” Saatchi Online Magazine, 2011

“See the Light Exhibition at Espace Louis Vitton Hong Kong,” bkrw.com, 26 May, 2011

Reddy, Sameer, “Tour d’Art: Berlin Gallery Week,” NYTimes Magazine, 3 May, 2011

Politi, Gea, “Art Dubai 2011: The Fair of Hopes,” Flashartonline.com, May 2011

Rawlings, Ashley, “The Neon Glow of Cliches,” Art Asia Pacific, 29 March 2011

Adiceam, Ashok, “Illuminations,” Illuminations Exhibition Catalogue, Leila Heller Gallery, 2010

Hager, Martin, “The Aesthetics of Censorship,” Take on Art Magazine, Vol I, Issue 01, New Delhi, January-March 2010

Kianoosh Vahabi, “Leila Pazooki,” Iran Inside Out Catalogue, Chelsea Art Museum, 2009