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Born in Tehran, Payam Mofidi is an Iranian painter, video artist and animation filmmaker currently based in Montreal. He obtained a BA in Graphic Design in 2005 from the Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran and graduated with honours from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris in 2009. Payam Mofidi has shown his works nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions including; Assar art gallery Tehran (2012-2014), MAI Montreal (2015), Ferry Gallery Bangkok (2015) as well as a great number of festivals and group exhibitions. Among the grants and prizes he has won are the CALQ Research and Creation Grant (2014), SODEC Grant for Visual Artists (2014), MAI Mentorship Grant (2015) as well as the jury’s special prize of “Rythmetic” International Festival (2010).


MA Animation, The National School of Decorative Arts, Paris, France 

BA Graphic Design, Azad University, Tehran, Iran 


2015 - Award, MAI, Mentorship Grant, Montreal, Canada 

2014 - Award, CALQ grant for video artists, Quebec, Canada

2014 - Award, SODEC grant for visual artists, Montreal, Canada

2012 - Award, Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, Dubai, UAE

2012 - Award, M.A.I.-PRIM grant, Collaborated with Ila Firouzabadi, Montreal, Canada

2010 - Award, Jury Special Prize, Rythmetic International Festival, Bègles, France

Solo Shows:

2017 - "Variations on Human Anatomy", Assar Gallery, Tehran

2015 - "Cohesive Disorder", Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 - "Cohesive Disorder", Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 - "Destroyed Memories", Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Shows:

2019 - "Iran Photo (inside & outside)", Badguir Project, Paris 

2019 - "Distance", O Gallery, Tehran

2018 - "Adapting to Invisibility", Lajevardi Gallery, Tehran 

2018 - "Drawing & Print", Sarvestan Gallery, Kerman, Iran 

2017 - "List 2 - On Paper", O Gallery, Tehran 

2015 - "Crisis of History #3: Beyond History", Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2012 - "The Invisible Present", Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada 

2012 - Festival, Festival International Montreal en Arts (FIMA), Montreal, Canada 

2011 - "Aubette", Strasbourg, France 

2010 - Maison de Métallos, Paris, France 

2010 - Festival, Animated Film Festival, Yokohama, Japan 

2008 - Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France

2001 - Tarahan Azad Gallery, Tehran

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