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

2015 
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 Festivan, Chansha, China,
2013   16th International symposium of stone sculpture in Friuli Venezia Giuliareana Del Rojale, 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 the Iranian Sculptors
Member of the Exhibition Committee of the Society of the Iranian Sculptors
2004   Making decoration of a festival in Tehran University
2001   Decorator assistant in 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 contest of “Petroleum Industry Research” in Tehran, Iran
2008    Three works were selected for the 1st Sculpture for urban space of Tehran, Iran
2007    Fourth place in 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran - Iran ( my work title was Ecuilibrium)
1995    Fourth  place of handicrafts festival  in 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
2017    RadioFarda, " 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