Bio-CV

Parastoo Ahoon
Born in Kermanshah, Iran 

Education
2012-2014 MFA of Sculpture, Boston University, Boston, MA
2011-2012 MFA of Sculpture, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2002-2007 BA of Sculpture From Fine Art, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
1998 Diploma of Graphic Design, Fatemi Art School, Kermanshah, Iran

Solo Exhibition
2013 - 2014 Life is Life, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Beyond the sense of breaking, Aria Gallery, Tehran
2007 Beyond the sense of breaking, Tehran University, College of Fine Arts, Tehran

Performances
2016 Pure Innocence, Performance piece, New York, NY
2013 Protected Isolation, Performance piece, Boston, MA 
2013 The Beginning Choice, Performance piece, New York, NY 
2012 The Beginning Choice, Performance piece, Boston, MA 

Group Exhibitions
2014 Emerson College, Boston, MA
2013 Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA
2013 Sloan House, Boston, MA
2013 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
2012 Santa Isabel de Hungaria, Sevilla, Spain
2012 Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2011 LTMH Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2010 Art Center, Tehran, Iran
2009 THE SEED OF BAOBAB, Aran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 The First Iranian Annual Sculpture EXPO, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran
2008 MEDIA, Momayez Gallery, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran
2007 MERAAJ & MOLAVI, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2007 SMALL SCULPTURES, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran
2007 Selected Models of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2007 Ebne Sina Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2000 Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran
1999 Group Exhibition of Photography, Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran
1998 Group exhibition of Poster, Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran

Biennials
2015 "The History" & "Dear Iran" - Two Installation art pieces, National Pavilion of Iran, Venice Biennial, Italy
2015 Futile A video performance, Mykonos Biennial, Athens, Greece
2008 The 1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Barg Gallery, Tehran
2007 The 5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, Iran

Symposium
2016 Changsha International Sculpture Festival, Chansha, China,
2013 16th International Symposium of Stone Sculpture in Friuli Venezia Giuliano Del Rojo, Italy 2008 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Uttarayan, Vadodara, India
2007 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
2007 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran- Iran (my work title was ecuilibrium)
2003 1st Sand Sculpture Symposium, Talesh, Iran

Professional Experiences
2013 Shifting Borders: Artist Talk and Round Table Discussion, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Permanent Member of the Society of Iranian Sculptors
Member of the Exhibition of the Society of Iranian Sculptors
2004 Decoration of a festival in Tehran University
2001 Decorator assistant in the art festival in Hamedan, Iran

Awards
2013 Rare Book Prize, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston, MA
2012 Constantin Alajalov Prize, Boston University, Boston, MA
2011 Selected MOP CAP 2011 (Magic of Persia contemporary art prize), London, UK
2010 The first prize of Sculpture competition of the "Petroleum Industry Research" in Tehran, Iran
2008 Fourth Place in the 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran -
1995 Fourth Place of the Handicrafts Festival in the whole province, Kermanshah, Iran
1999 Selected for the Graphic Festival held in Tabriz, Iran

Collections
2013 Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston, MA 2013 Real Academia Santa Isabel de Hungaria, Sevilla, Spain 2011 The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE

Published in
2017 RadioFard, Pure Innocence, Performance art, New York, NY
2017 Iranwire, Pure Innocence, Performance art, New York, NY
2016 Changsha Newspaper, No A7, International Sculpture Festival, Changsha, China
2012 Hamshahri Magazine, Dastan, No.15, Tehran, Iran
2008 Urban Sculpture Magazine, 1st Biennial Urban Sculpture, No.35, Tehran, Iran
2008 Sculpture Magazine (Vol.27, No.2), New York, NY
2007 Aksam Newspaper, Akdeniz, Antalya, Turkey
2006 The Book of "Tandis haye Bigharare Baran", Tehran, Iran
2006 Tandis Magazine, 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, Iran

Installed Out Door Sculpture
2017 Deaming Girl, Bronze, 470 x 250 x 250 cm, Changsha, China 2013 One Sound, Stone & Bronze, 180 x 180 x 50 cm, Venice, Italy 
2011 Heavy Hearth, Stone & Bronze, 220 x 100 x 50 cm Inside the Sunay Station (Vardavard Station), Tehran, Iran 
2010 She was an Angel, Monument, Fiberglass & Stone, 100 x 70 20 cm, Installed in a Cemetery in Sarah, Iran 
2008 My Song, Stone & Bronze , 230 x 110 x 80 cm, Vadodara, India 
2007 Untitled, Stone, 220 x 120 x 80 cm, Installed in the campus of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey 
2007 Equilibrium, Stone & Bronze, 450 x 450 x 180 cm, Installed in Shahid Bagheri, Tehran, Iran