Born 1963 in Abadan, Iran
Since 1989, resident of Holland (living/ working in Europe and Latin America)
Currently traveling by bike around the world
1997-1998: School for New Dance Development AHK, Amsterdam/ Netherlands
1990-1995: School for Fine Arts HKU, Utrecht/ Netherlands
1979- 1981: Literature studies in Iran
2019: Group exhibition at Highgreen/ VARC, England
2019: Fashion Show at Art Space Harelbeke, Belgium
2019: Group exhibition at Art Space Harelbeke, Belgium
2018: Group exhibition at Cheeseburn, England
2017: Group exhibition at Highgreen, England.
2016: “VARC in the City” Group exhibition Newcastle, England.
2015: Solo exhibitions Queen’s Hall Hexham, England.
2015: Solo exhibitions at Highgreen: VARC artist residency final show in England.
2011: Land Art exhibition (off site project) Moks Artist in residence, Mooste/ Estonia.
2008-2009: Solo exhibition, Pro artibus artist in residence in cooperation with HIAP Suomenlinna/ Helsinki Finland.
Since 1995 I performed in various dance, theatre festivals in Europe and Latin America. Included solo works, performances with my company “Les PesPis” as well as working with other directors. To name a few:
2009 & 2011: solo performance “Thinking body 2009” and “Home2011” - Festival Internazionale di Danza "Visioni di (p)arte" QuaLiBò – Bari/ Italy. Video here
2007: Les PesPis performed “Fall” in Notafe Festival in Estonia:
2005: “Bache” directed by Koen Augustijnen: company; “Les Ballets C. de la B”
2008- 2021: Fronteras: an artistic, social and educative project in which took place in:
Brazil: Matao, Rio de Janeiro, Gamarra
Argentina: Rosario, Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca
Chile: Santiago, Concepcion
Peru: Lima, Huaraz
Italy: Ronzo Chienis
2004- 2021: International Performers Lab (I.P.L): an artistic project for multidisciplinary artists in which took place in:
Sweden: Orebro, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malme, Karlstad, Kalmar
Italy: Milan, Rome, Turin, Trento, Bari, Arce, Gubbio, Ronzo Chienis
Argentina: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Necochea, May del Plata, La Plata
Chile: Santiago, Concepcion, Valparaiso, Valdivia
Brazil: Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Matao, Campinas, Salvador
2005- 2009: Les PesPis: contemporary dance company.
2001- 2009: Laster Studio: Centre for Contemporary and Experimental Dance and Music in Brussels/ Belgium.
2009- 2021: The government of Matao (Sao Paulo/ Brazil) - full support for project Fronteras and donating an school building to the project: Casa PIPA
2007- 2008 Prince Claus Fund in Netherlands supported I.P.L South America.
2007: I.P.L Europe/Italy resaved a grant from European Community.
1995: Start Stipend: BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and
1995: Start Subsidies municipal Utrecht
2022: Pier2 Artist residency in Taiwan
2019: Art space The Zandberg in Belgium
2014/2015: Visual Art Residency VARC in England.
2011: Visual art residency at Moks, Mooste/ Estonia.
2008/ 2009: Visual art residency at Pro Artibus Helsinki/ Ekenäs/ Finland.
2009: Paliso des Arts FCS, Belo Horizonte Brazil: Les PesPis company residency for the creation of our performance “Inside out”.
2007: Centre Choreography Rio in Brazil, Les PesPis company residency for the creation of our performance “Fall”.
Since 2000 I have been working as an international guest teacher in Europe, North Africa, and Latin America. I taught in different Universities of stage and visual arts as well as dance/theatre companies such as:
Companies: Rosas and Les Balles C. de la B in Belgium, Maguy Marin and ballet-de-lorraine in France, Cullberg Ballet in Sweden, Folkwang company FTS in Germany, Paliso des Arts in Brazil…
Universities: P.A.R.T.S in Belgium, DOCH in Sweden, CODARTS and KABK in Netherlands, Theatre School in Denmark, Folkwang and ZZT in Germany, UC- University of Santiago in Chile, Unicamp- UFBA- UFU in Brazil…
Persian “Farsi” (mother language), English and Dutch. Spanish and Portuguese (not very advanced).