Shima Faridani is an artist who has experience working with different technics including acrylic, oil paint, color pencil, and also watercolor. She, who started her work with completely realistic them, gradually stepped away from any mere reality to a metaphorical method that is sometimes very direct and sometimes very personal and intuitive. Exploring the new, revelatory, and occasionally fundamental nature of considered objects and the new harmonies she creates between their visual confrontation bring her an opportunity to step into lands that are built based on an inner contemplation rather than just a mere horizons observation. In such a way, the primary perceptual light rays disappear so that re-compositions and decompositions are formed. In search of the foundations, sometimes the shell of objects cracks, but apart from these secondary demonstrations, one of the painter`s main goals is to find the answers that each work is trying to give as if each piece of art is a mirror-like question mark. Just like each of us who are the unique questions & answers standing in the middle of the world, face to face with ourselves.

Shima Faridani


b. 1982, Iran
2008 BA(Painting), Islamic Azad University Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2022 Distances and Links, SARADIPOUR (SARAI) Art Gallery, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran
2019 Duet with the Chromatic Partitor, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 Chair, Gallery 1, Uppsala, Sweden
2011 Domestic Animal, Elahe Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 Biting Breeze, Elahe Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2021 Apparent of Hidden, International Art Gallery, kish, Iran
2020 REVERIES, Jardin Persan Gallery, Paris, France
2015 Contemporary Art Fair, Ato International Convention and Center, Congresium, Ankara, Turkey
2013 Grenenkunstmuseum(Grenen Art Museum),Gallery Rasmus,Skagen, Denmark
2012 International Art Biennale of China, Beijing, China
2012 The Festival of Six Weeks of Iranian Art ,Toronto, Canada
2012 Vintersalong , Väsbykonsthalls 2, UpplandsVäsby, Sweden
2012 Ankomst 2012 nyinvaldaMedlemmar (konstnärshuset ), StoraGalleriet , Stockholm, Sweden
2012, Group Exhibition, Uppsalakonstnärsklubb Å-Huset Gallery,Uppsala, Sweden
2012 In The Same Room, Å-Huset Gallery (Uppsalakonstnärsklubb), Uppsala, Sweden

2009 Second Prize winner in the Painting section of (the International Young Artists Competition) the University of Westminster, London, England
2009 Third Winner of the Painting Exhibition (The collection of the new generation), Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 The Winner of the First International Fajr Festival, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran
2019 Second Prize winner in (Astudy of the Evolution of Contemporary Iranian art), Freya Espinas Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Distances and Links

February 18 - March 4, 2022

KHOR 2021 Artists Exhibition: Part 2

November 26 - December 9, 2021

Selected Artworks


Shima Faridani