Biography:

Mona Aghababee was born in Isfahan, Iran.  Mona works predominantly in the medium of sculpture and installation. She completed BA and MA from Art University of Tehran, Iran. She has exhibited her work in more than twenty internationally group shows in Iran, Europe, US and Australia, where she received the Damon Courtney Memorial Young Sculpture Prize. She participated in the Sixth National Biennial of Sculpture of Tehran in 2011 and the Urban Sculpture Biennial at the Barg Gallery in 2010 and 2012. She received a full two-month fellowship at Sculpture Center residency, Utica, NY. She got a fellowship from MacDowell colony, Peterborough, where she received Rubbert Sterling Foundation Fellowship for the artist of Middle East. Recently she got a full fellowship from Headlands art center in California. She is co-founder of Va space for contemporary art in Isfahan. 

           

            CV:

            Education:

2007, BA in applied art, Art University of Tehran (IR)

 

2004, MA in applied art, Art University of Tehran, (IR)

Solo Exhibitions:

2015, “Liquid Chooses to Obey Gravity Rather than Maintain its Form”, Araan Gallery, Tehran, (IR)

Group Exhibitions:

2016

“Palas” curate by Va space and exhibited by New Media Society, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, (SW)

 2015

“Dust” Group exhibition in Center for contemporary art curated by Ann Ptak, Warsaw, (Pl)

“Less is more” group exhibition curates by Behrang Samadzadegan, Aaran Project, Tehran, (IR)

“Ehhe” , Group “Sound art” exhibition, Aft Esta Gallery , Shiraz,(IR)

“Preface” , Group show, Aknoon Gallery, Esfahan, (IR)

 2014

 “Ehhe”, Group “Sound art” exhibition, Elahe Gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 International Padide Symposium, Mashhad, (IR)

“Ehhe”, Group “Sound art” exhibition, Apadana Gallery, Esfahan, (IR)

              2013

 “Portrait”, Group exhibition, Apadana Gallery, Esfahan, (IR)

“My Private Policy” Annually art of Sanandaj, curate by Elaham Puriamehr, Sanandaj,(IR)

 New Art workshop in feshk village, Markazi, (IR)

 Group sculpture exhibition, Lale gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Contemporary sculptors’ of Esfahan, contemporary art museum of Ahvaz,(IR)

 2012

 The third Urban Sculpture Biennial in Gallery Barg, Tehran,(IR)

“Untitled”, Group exhibition, Araan gallery, Tehran,(IR)

 Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail, Cherry Valley, NY (US)

 2011

 “Bold and Beautiful” ,Group exhibition, Araan gallery, Tehran,(IR)

 The Sixth National Biennial of Sculpture of Tehran, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Participate in second sculpture expo, shirin gallery, Tehran, (IR)

“Space less”, Group exhibition, Matn gallery, Esafahan, (IR)

 Participate in the second sculpture expo, Shirin gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 “The Third Generation and Parviz Tnavoli”, Group sculpture exhibition, Frevahar  gallery, Tehran,(IR)

 Participate in the second small sculpture festival, Vesal gallery, Shiraz, (IR)

 2010

 The second Urban sculpture Biennial in Barg gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Group exhibition in one hundred artists one hundred works, golestan gallery, Tehran

 Group medal exhibition in Mah-e-Mehr gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Group sculpture exhibition in Pasargad gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 2009

 Group sculpture exhibition in Pasargad gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Group sculpture exhibition in inside sculpture by the sea gallery, Sydney, (AU) 

 Participate in 13th sculpture by the sea festival in Bondy beach, Sydney, (AU)

 Participate in the first Persian Gulf sand sculpture in Genave, Bushehr, (IR)

 2008

 Participate in the first sculpture expo, Artist Home, Tehran, (IR)

 Medal exhibition in gallery of Birmingham university, Birmingham, (UK)

 2007

 Group exhibition in Baran gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 Group sculpture exhibition in Mahemehr gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 2005

 Group ceramic exhibition in Haft samar gallery, Tehran, (IR)

 2004

 The first art festival in art university, (IR)

 Residencies:

 2015, Headlands Art Center, SF, (Us)

             2015, Meetfactory, Prague, (Zc)

 2014, MacDowell colony, Peterborough, NH (US)

 2012, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY (US)

 Prizes:

 2013-2014, Rubbert Sterling Foundation Fellowship for artist of Middle East

 2011, Second prize in the second small sculpture Festival, Shiraz (IR)

             2009, Damon Courtenay Memorial Young Sculptor Prize Sidney (AU)

 2004, Second prize in art festival in Art University in the field of wood (IR) 

 2004, First prize in art festival in Art University in the field of metal (IR)

  

Membership:

Association of Iranian sculptors from 2010

             Co-Founder and Co-Director of “Va” Space in Esfahan (www.spacevaspace.com)