I am a London based British/Iranian artist born in the UK in 1972. I grew up in Iran during the 1978 revolution and the 8 year Iran/Iraq war when in the midst of chaos, instability, survival, and rations, pursuing a career in art seemed a distant prospect.
When I was 17 I moved to London. Motivated by my experiences, I trained as a medical doctor at Imperial College and I currently work part time in the emergency department of St Thomas’ Hospital. I have a deep interest in psychology and that is reflected in my work.
My dedication to the creative arts began with painting in 2014, sculpture in 2016, and the moving image in 2017. Now I combine all of these media and experiences in my current work.
MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2002
nMRCGP Oxford Deanery 2011
Filmmaking Makhmalbaf Film Academy 2017
Diploma Sculpture Heatherlys School of Fine Art 2018
Psychology London School of Psychology 2019
Diploma Acting Makhmalbaf Film Academy 2020
MA Sculpture Royal College of Art 2021
Heatherly Sculpture Prize 2018
FBA Futures (Federation of British Artists) Award 2019