Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Born in 1986, Iran
Lives and works in USA

Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian photographer and an art writer based in Philadelphia, where he is pursuing his MFA at University of Pennsylvania. He was the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary Iranian photography. He was also one of the jurors of International Photobook Award in 2011. Mirzaei is the translator of "La Grammatica di Dio"; short stories by Stefano Benni, from Italian to Persian. (Herfeh-Honarmand Publications, 2012, Tehran, Iran)

 
Educations:
  • 2014. MFA, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)
  • 2011 BA, Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Branch, (Tehran, Iran)
 
Solo exhibitions:
  • 2013. Amistad Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2010. FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2009. The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 2008. Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007. The Marmara Café Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey2007. Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected group exhibitions: 
  • 2013. Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2012. Alte Krone/Ancienne Couronne, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • 2011. Galieria Dos Casas, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2010. Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010. American University Museum, Washington, DC, USA
  • 2010. la Bibliothèque de l'Université de Paris X Nanterre, Paris, France
  • 2009. Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 2009. Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 2009. Saba Cultural and Artistic Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008. Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2008. Lopdell House. Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2007. Centro Culturale Candiani, Venice, Italy
  • 2006. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
  • 2006. Tehran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Residencies / Awards:
  • 2013. Istanbul Photography Studio Abroad
  • 2012. Lugo Land Residency
  • 2012 - 2014. PennDesign Scholarship
 
Prizes:
  • 2011. Second prize / The First Photo Feast of Tehran University (Tehran, Iran)
  • 2010. Second pirze / Hamghadam Festival (Paris, France)
  • 2009 Special section's prize / The World Without Border Festival (Mashhad, Iran)
  • 2008 First prize / The Third Photo Feast of Art University (Tehran, Iran) 2008
 
Selected writings:
  • 2012. Unfolding Images, Sanaz Mazinani’s Photographs, Writings by Jeremiah Barber, Daṿid Fresḳo & Mohammadreza Mirzaei, Bulger Gallery Press
  • (Toronto, Canada)2011. Internationaler Photobook Award 2011, Kasseler Fotografie Festival (Kassel, Germany)
  • 2011. Herfeh Honarmand Quarterly Magazine, Issue 39 (Tehran, Iran)
  • 2009. Herfeh Honarmand Quarterly Magazine, Issue 29 (Tehran, Iran)
  • 2007. Herfeh Honarmand Quarterly Magazine, Issue 15 (Tehran, Iran)
  • 2007. Tandis Magazine, Issue 110 (Tehran, Iran)
  • 2006. Creative Photography Quarterly Magazine, Issue 9-10 (Tehran, Iran)

Teaching experience:
  • 2013. Instructor, Digital Photography (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
  • 2012. Teaching Assistant, Digital Photography /Introduction to Photography (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
  • 2011 - 2012. Instructor, Photo Series (Professional Photography Institute, Tehran, Iran)
  • 2009. Instructor, An Introduction to The Personal Vision (Geev Design Studio, Tehran, Iran)

Collection:
  • Fotomuseo, Bogotá, Colombia
 
Artist talk:
  • 2013. Accademia di Belle Arti di Ravenna. Ravenna, Italy
  • 2010. Kashan Art University, Kashan, Iran
  • 2009. Osservatorio Gualino, Turin, Italy