Pooneh Oshidari /

Pooneh Oshidari has studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Tehran University of Art. Oshidari is mostly concentrated on painting and drawing. “Time” is the essence of her recent works; both in terms of the conceptualization and in the development and presentation. Her professional career began in 2007 by participating in Iran's 7th Painting Biennial and holding her first solo exhibition at Iran Artists’ Forum Gallery in Tehran. The first international project that influenced her works was a distant collaboration with Art Deco in Paris to illustrate topics related to culture as well as stories that took place in Tehran and Paris. During 12 years her works were exhibited in 10 solo exhibitions in Iran, France, America and Kuwait. She has participated in more than 90 group exhibitions, festivals, art residencies and art fairs in Iran and around the world. In 2013 her work was exhibited at Tehran's Illustration Biennial. She is a member of the Iranian Painters Society (IPS).Viewpoint on her early paintings was influenced by her background in illustration and graphic design. But, the content of her present works has roots in 2011 when she started researches on Persian myths, and later, references to the nature became more prominent in her works. Other important contribution was participation in Rybon International Artists’ residency 2012. In addition, her recent works are inspired by Current human concerns, besides, her more serious experience in working with organic mediums and time-based media has been effective in her work process. The two recent projects were with Artistes en Residence in 2016 and Cite international des Arts in 2018, France.

Oshidari also have worked on several books about myth and poetry as an illustrator.



1984 Born in Tehran, Iran

2010 MFA, Tehran University, (Illustration)

2006 BFA, Tehran University, (Graphic Design)

Member of Society of Iranian Painters



Selected Solo Exhibitions:



2021, Bavan gallery, “Homeland”, Tehran

2019, Pirsook gallery, “Amnesia”, Shiraz

2019, Homa Art gallery, “Hideout is Temple”, Tehran

2018, Cite international des Arts, “Far from home” series, Paris

2016,  Homa Gallery, “Painless” series, Tehran

2014,  FA Gallery, “Waiting for Peace” series, Kuwait

2014,  Abra Gallery, “Waiting for Peace” series, Los Angeles

2012,  Atbin Gallery, “Like Nobody” series, Tehran

2011,  Atbin Gallery, Tehran

2009,  Seyhoun Art Gallery, “The Others” series, Tehran

2008,  Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran

And two more solo exhibitions. 


Selected art residencies:

2018, Cite international des Arts, “Far from home” series, Paris

2016, Artistes en Residence, “Painless” series, Clermont-Ferrand, France


Selected International group exhibitions and activities:



2020, Affordable Art Fair, ,Online exhibition, London

2019, Jardin Persan Gallery, “Reveries”, PAU, France

2019, Queen Gallery Toronto, “Iran at a glance”, Toronto

2019, Katharina Maria Raab Gallery, “Speaking for themselves”, Berlin

2018, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Art fair, Battersea, London

2018, Iran cultural center in Paris, “The World Semantic Ways”, Paris

2017, Brunel’s old station, Bristol Art Fair (Affordable Art Fair), Bristol

2017, Asia House/ “With My Roots”/ Artworks by thirty Iranian Contemporary Artists, London

2016, Mohsen Gallery/ Kooshk Residency open studio/ Tehran

2015, Satura Art Gallery, “Time to Talk”, Genoa, Italy                        

2015, ATO international convention and exhibition center, ART ANKARA, contemporary Art fair

2015, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles

2014, Cultural center of Iran embassy at Azerbaijan, “Iranian Illustrators at Norouz International Festival”, Baku

2014, New York, Tallybeck Contemporarery Gally, Animating the Word: The Legacy of Iran’s Minority Calligraphic Traditions

2014, LA Convention Center, LA Art show, Los Angeles

2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles

2013, Abra Gallery, Los Angeles

2013, Saba Art Center, The Sixth Tehran Illustration biennale, Tehran

2012, Tour and Taxis Art Center, Un exposed, 40 young Iranian woman artists, Brussels, Athen, Warsaw 

2012, Mohsen Gallery, Participate in Rybon international artists workshop, Tehran

2011, Art Deco, Illustration exhibition, Paris





Winner of Mohsen Projects, 2019, Tehran.

First prize of Versus festival, 2018, Tehran.

First prize of Baharestan festival 2017, Tehran.  



Selected group exhibitions in Iran:



2020, Sharif Art Gallery, “The Journey no.1", Tehran

2020, Sarv e Naz Gallery + Azad Art Gallery, Tehran - Shiraz

2020, Sohrab Gallery, “Tension", Tehran

2020, Bavan Gallery, “Habitat", "Hideout 2" as a long term project,Tehran

2020, Choom Gallery, “Ten Days Like Flowers", Anzali

2020, Azad Art Gallery, “Shabtab", Tehran

2019, Jaleh Gallery, “Cadence” exhibition, Tehran

2019, Mohsen Gallery, “Mohsen projects first prize”, Tehran

2019, Inja Gallery, “Flower-” exhibition, Tehran

2019, Barg Gallery, “Circular Garden of Memory” exhibition, Tehran

2019, Jaleh Gallery, “Passport” exhibition, Tehran

2018, Ava ArtLevels Gallery, “Va Life Style”- “Identity Crisis” exhibition, Tehran

2018, Artlandgallery, “Face To Face” exhibition, Tehran

2018, Negar Art Gallery, second “Flower” exhibition, Tehran

2018, Saye Gallery, “Self in other perception”, Tehran

2018, The 4th annual auction of Daheshpour Cancer Charity Art Gallery, Tehran

2018, A Art Gallery, “Infertility”, Tehran

2018, Iran Artists’ Forum, “Drawing as Living”, The 6th annual drawing exhibition

2018, Shiin Gallery, 10th annual “Montakhbe Nasleno”, Tehran

2018, Saba Art Center, 10th annual “Fajr Festival of Visual Art”, Tehran

2017, Iran Artists’ Forum, “Versus Festival”, Tehran

2017, The Four Gallery, “Midnight Dream”, Tehran

2017, Golestan Gallery, “100 Artists, 100 Artworks”, Tehran

2017, Bon Art Gallery, “Impossible Words”, Tehran

2017, Fereshteh Art Gallery, “The Hole”, Tehran

2017, Iran Artists’ Forum, “The Rooster”, Tehran

2017, Daheshpour Art Gallery,” Art on Ostrich egg”, to help Behnam Daheshpour Cancer  charity organization , Tehran

2017, Shirin Gallery,” The sun of eternity”, for Houman charity organization, to help Artists with Cancer, Tehran

2017, Aaran Gallery,” A Few Credible Stories”, Tehran

2016, Sales Gallery, 30 Vision of Kiarostami,Tehran

2016, Negar Gallery, “Flower”,Tehran

2016, Shirin Gallery, Identity,Tehran

2016, Vista Gallery/ Tehran

2016, Saye Art Gallery, “The Museum of Stolen Objects”, Tehran

2016, Niavaran Art Gallery, “Persbook biennale” / Tehran

2015, Daheshpoor Art Gallery, for charity / Tehran

2015, Azad Art Gallery, “Firefly”, for charity / Tehran

2015, Fereshte Art Gallery/ Tehran

2015, Igreg Gallery, “The World Viewed”, Tehran

2015, Shirin Gallery, “The World Champion”, Tehran

2015, Saye Art Gallery, “Common Sense”, Tehran

2015, Igreg Gallery, “The World Viewed 4th

2014, Atbin Gallery, Few Scenes from Paradise, Tehran 

2014, Hena Gallery, Like breeze on Trees, Tehran

2014, Niavaran Gallery, Haft Negah, Tehran 

2014, Iran Artists’ Forum, Secret garden, Tehran 

2014, Aria Gallery, Small Paintings, Tehran

2014, Mehrva Gallery, Iranian Romances, Tehran

2013, Etemad Gallery, History Game, Tehran

2013, Saba Art Center, The Sixth Tehran Illustration Biennale, Tehran

2013, Niavaran Art Center, Haft Negah Annual, Tehran

2013, Ghasr Museum Gallery, Hiroshima Memorial, Tehran

2013, Igreg Gallery,Tehran

2013, Elaheh Gallery, the End of Brussels Exhibition, Tehran

2013, Art Center, Selection of 3 generations of art, Tehran

2013, Aria Gallery, Small Paintings

2013, Iran Artists’ Forum, 104 Windows

2013, Atbin Gallery

2012, Mohsen Gallery, Participate in Rybon international artists workshop, Tehran

2012, Niavaran Cultural Place, Contemporary work of art by Iranian artists (for Behnam Daheshpour charity organization)

2012, Iran Artists’ Forum, Tehran

2012, Saba Art Center, Members of Society of Iranian Painters

2012, Aria Gallery

2012, Atbin Gallery

2011, Elaheh Gallery

2011, Barg Gallery, Art Expo of Society of Iranian Painters

2011, Mellat Art Gallery, (festival of Youth Art)

2010, Iran Artists’ Forum, Tehran

2010, Vali Art Gallery, (First visual art festival of Youth Art)

2009, Homa Gallery,Tehran

And 40 more group exhibitions



Other activities:


* She has also been working as an illustrator since 2005 with a lot of publications such as; Kanoonparvaresh, Kids of Sea, Roshd magazine, Keyhanbacheha, Chekeh publication, Shahr publication, Soroude Mehr publication, Ghoo publication, Madreseh publication, Hamshahri magazine, Soroush children Magazine and book publication, Amordad magazine, Tehran Zoroastrian Organization, Ayandegan publication and …

* Teaching Illustration and Drawing as a professor at University of applied science and technology/ Art and Cultural branch

* Teaching Illustration, Painting, and Drawing as a teacher at Art institutes.