Mehdi Moghimnejad

Name: Mehdi Family: Moghimnejad Birth Date: 1976 City: Babol EDUCATION: Art University, Tehran, PhD, Art research, 2010 Art University, Tehran, MA, Photography, 2002 Art University, Tehran, BA, Graphic Design, 2000 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1) Exhibitions: 2012: Inbetweenness: Beyond the Specific Medium، Style and Content, group exhibition, Mah-E-Mehr art gallery, Tehran 2012: Beyond Dreams and Reality: 11 prominent Iranian photographers, an online photography exhibition, Omid Foundations, London 2012: Confined Landscapes, Group Exhibition, Mohsen art Gallery, Tehran 2012: contemporary portrait, Group Exhibition, Arte Gallery, Tehran 2011: Looking for the content, Group Exhibition, Iranian Photographers Center Foundation, Tehran 2010: Iran Today, Group Exhibition, Qatar 2010: Looking for the Form, Group Exhibition, Iranian Photographers Center Foundation, Tehran 2010: Indoor photography, Group Exhibition, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran 2010: Iran at a Glance, Group Exhibition, national museum of Nairobi, Kenya 2010: Verisimilitudes (chapter two: in the middle of eastern wind), solo exhibition, No.6 art Gallery, Tehran 2010: Iranian industry and art, Group Exhibition, Iranian Photographers Center Foundation, Tehran 2009: Human, Nature, Abstraction, Group Exhibition, Iraq 2009 15th anniversary of Iranian Photographers Center Foundation, Group Exhibition, Tehran 2009: A Review on Iranian contemporary photography, Group Exhibition, Iraq 2009: Ordibehesht photo festival, participant artist section, Hormozgan province 2009: Iran today, Group Exhibition, Albania, Kuwait, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine 2009: The First Fadjr international visual art festival, participant artist section, TMCA, Tehran 2008: Iran national photo expo, Saba cultural and artistic institute, Tehran 2005-2012: the annual selection pictures in Iran, Iran Artist Forum, Tehran 2008: INNER EYE (Iranian creative photographers), TMCA, Tehran 2008: photography graduates of ART University, ART University of Tehran, Group Exhibition, Tehran 2008: portrait in paintings and photographs, Group Exhibition MOLAIAN GALLARY, Babol 2007: First Iran photo expo, Persia Esteghlal International hotel, Tehran 2007: photographs and poems, Group Exhibition HAFT HONAR Gallery, Tehran 2004: photomontage, solo exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran 2003: 2nd National New Art Festival, TMCA, Tehran 1998: 8nd International Iranian Photo Exhibition, TMCA, Tehran 1998-1999: 2nd and 3nd National Student Film and Photo Festival, Tehran University, Tehran 2) Essays: Publishing the writing on Photography, Art Criticism and Contemporary Art in: AYENE Monthly( Photography Magazine of IRIB) , AKS Monthly , BOOK MONTH ART Monthly, HONAR Quarterly, HERFE HONARMAND Quarterly, HONARNAMEH Quarterly, BINAB Quarterly, Art Tomorrow Quarterly, TANDIS Weekly, SHARGH Newspaper, JAME JAM Newspaper, ETEMAD Newspaper, Daily Star Newspaper… Editor in chief of BINAB Quarterly special issue on Photography, 2008 Editor in chief of MULTIMEDIA ARTS section, HONAR Quarterly, 2005-2010 3) Books: The Rain of Jackal, selected of poems, 1994-2000(made ready for print) Where the Sunset delays ,selected of American contemporary poets, selected and translated by Mehdi Moghimnejad, SALES Publishing,2006 Semiotics of Photography, Goran Sonesson, translated by Mehdi Moghimnejad,ELMI Publishing,2008 Photography and theory-structuralism and poststructuralist in photo-criticism: a comparative study, Sureh Mehr Publishing, Art in Digital Age, Bruce Wands, translated by Mehdi Moghimnejad and Mohammad Ali Maghsoodi,Sureh Mehr Publishing, Photomontage, investigating on historical and aesthetical aspects of combined pictures, (in developing) On Praising the Real, selected essay on photography, (in developing) 4) Lectures and Workshops: Panel Discussion: International Contemporary Art Dialogue (an online video conference), Tehran/Shanghai/Sydney, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Fine Art photography, Hormozgan province, Bandar Abbas, Feb 2012 Fine Art photography, west Azerbaijan province, Uremia, Jan 2012 Panel Discussion: The 1st Tehran annual digital art exhibition, Mohsen art gallery, 19th.Dec 2011 Panel Discussion: Staged photography, Tehran Art University, 2011 Photography and sociology, Tehran Art University, 2011 The Book Review of "Photography: A critical introduction" by Liz Wells , Tehran Book City Center, 2011 Panel Discussion: “To’ Aman” photo exhibition by Rasoul Kamali , Mohsen Art Gallery, 2011 The conditions of documentary genre in future of photography, Qazvin University, 2011 Contemporary Attitudes on photo sequence, Ferdosi University of Mashhad, 2010 Panel Discussion: "Auto Portraits II" exhibition at Mohsen Art Gallery, 2010 Glorification of Iranian famous photographer Kourosh Imam, Barg Art Gallary, 2010 Criticizing the selected art works of Mohsen Rasoulof Award, Mohsen Art Gallary, 2010 Narration in Photography, Iranian artist’s forum, 2010 Semiotics of photography, Negah photography society, 2010 Semiotics of photography, Qazvin Young cinematographer society, 2010 Concepts of fashion photography, Laleh art gallery, Tehran, 2009 Landscape photographs (theory and practice), Iranian Young cinematographer society, Hormozgan province,2009 New approaches in contemporary photography, Film and culture institute, 2009 Imagination in photographic discourse Islamic art and culture Institute, Andishe Hall, 2008 Photography and discourse of Realism Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, 2008 Family Album Photographs TEHRAN ART University, 2008 Reflection on drawing , IMAM ALI Museum, 2008 Regarding the photo sequence , Tehran Art University, 2008 New perspectives in photography , Zahedan Art University, 2008 Digital Imaging and Photographic Representation, TMCA, 2007 Concepts of Drawing, Iranian Contemporary Drawing Work Shop-ARYA Gallery, 2007 Photography and the Meaning of Time, ART University of Tehran, 2007 The Relationship between Photography and Modern Art, ART University, 2007 Photographic Image in Post Photographic Area, QAZVIN University, 2006 5) Teaching Position: Visual arts Faculty member of Art university of Tehran Professor of Criticism and History of Photography, Philosophy of Art, Contemporary Art in: ART university of Tehran / Fine Art Faculty of Tehran University/ SUREH University/ Arts and Architecture Faculty of AZAD Islamic University, Zahedan Art University, Isfahan Art University, Iran News Collage. 6) Miscellaneous: Member of Judgment Committee in 1th Saba photography expo, Saba cultural institute, 2012 Member of Judgment Committee in 4th Mashhad national photography festival, Khorasan province, 2012 Member of Judgment Committee in 7th Ordibehesht national photography festival, Hormozgan province, 2012 Member of Judgment Committee of Iran 12th photo biennale, TMCA, 2012 The performer of “This Situation” international performance by Tino Sehgal, in association with Goethe-Institute, Mohsen art gallery, 6-7 Nov2011 Curator of “Iranian contemporary practice on documentary photography” exhibition, Farvahar Art gallery, 16 sep-3 oct.2011 Member of Judgment Committee in First “Wheat-Flour-Bread” Photo festival, Iranian Commercial Ministry, 2010 Member of Judgment Committee in First “Photography and Time” festival, Markazi province, 2009 Member of Judgment Committee in 3nd Ordibehesht national photography festival, Hormozgan province, 2009 Member of Judgment Committee in 1nd Fadjr international visual arts festival, TMCA, 2009 The photographer participates in International Arts & artists’ ArtBridge program, US Arts Training, NY. 2008 Member of Judgment Committee in 3nd Iranian student photography festival, Art university of Tehran, 2008 Member of the policymaking council of Iran 11th photo biennale, TMCA, 2007-2008 Member of Judgment Committee in 2nd Iranian student photography festival, Tehran and zahedan, 2008 Member of Judgment Committee in NEW GENERATION OF IRANIAN PAINTERS, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2008 Director of Photography section in first ART AND SECURITY festival, Tehran, 2007 Member of Judgment Committee in Photography section, 8nd Iran International Festival of Universitary Theater (IIFUT), Tehran, 2005 Art Director of MEDIA Publishing, Tehran, 2001-4 Responsible for Technical Committee and Film Distribution, the First International Marine Film Festival, Kish Island, 2001 Member of Iranian Photojournalist Association, Tehran, 2000-2 Art Director of 2nd Iran Festival of Universitary Puppet Theater, Tehran, 2000 Art Director of FOROUGH Film Festival (Iranian Women Documentary Filmmaker), Tehran, 1998-2000