Parastou Forouhar

“I tend to think that I am a picture when really all I am is words, because when I am letters, I think I am a picture, and when I am a picture I think I am letters.”

Orhan Pamuk

Parastou Forouhar, Burdened Paper, 2015
Parastou Forouhar, Burdened Paper, 2015
handmade blue-colored paper, 21 x 29,7 cm
Parastou Forouhar, Persian For Beginners, 1997-2012
Parastou Forouhar, Persian For Beginners, 1997-2012
set of 12 prints, edition of 30, 40 x 30 cm each

Parastou Forouhar

Born 1962 in Teheran. Since 1991 she has been living and working in Offenbach, Germany.

Selected solo exhibitions

2011 Written Room, Fondazione Merz, Turin

2011 He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich

2010 Leighton House Museum, London

2009 Links of Violence, Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe, Germany

2009 Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich

2008 Parade, Kunsthalle Vierseithof, Luckenwalde, Germany

2007 Just a Minute, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome

2006 Blind Spot, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich

2005 Deutscher Dom, Berlin

2005 Spielmannszüge, Forum im Dominikanerkloster, Frankfurt

2004 Schuhe ausziehen, Einstein Forum, Potsdam

2004 Sprache des Ornaments, Stadtmuseum im Spital, Crailsheim, Germany

2003 Tausendundein Tag, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2002 Schuhe ausziehen, Ausstellungsraum de Ligt, Frankfurt

2001-02 Blind Spot, Stavanger Cultural Centre, Starvanger, Norway; AusstellungsHalle, Frankfurt.

Selected group exhibitions

2012 The Third Meaning ii, RH Gallery, New York

2012 Töten, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany

2012 The Elephant in the Dark, Devi Foundation, Delhi

2012 Feminist and …, Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh

2012 Fertile Crescent, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey (2012).

2011 Zendegi: Twelve Contemporary Iranian Artists, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut

2011 Twenty Years of Presence, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt

2011 Political Patterns, Changing Ornament, IFA Gallery, Berlin / Stuttgart

2011 Medi(t)ation: 2011 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei

2010 Iran diVerso: Black or White?, Verso ArteContemporanea, Turin

2010 War/Individuum, Ausstellungshalle Zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Germany

2010 Veiled Memoirs, XIV Biennale Donna, Ferrara, Italy

2009-10 Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Islam and Modernity, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin

2009 Die Macht des Ornaments, Belvedere, Vienna

2009 Traum und Wirklichkeit, Paul Klee Center, Bern, Switzerland;

2009 In Istanbul, Between Arrival and Departure, BM-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

2009 Rebelle, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands

2009 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon, South Korea

2008 Re-Imagining AsiaHaus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

2008 Naqsh, Pergamon Museum, Berlin

2007-08 Mahrem: Footnotes on Veiling, SantralIstanbul, Istanbul; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Tanas, Berlin

2007 Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York

2007 Retracing Territories, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland

2006 Eastern Expressway, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt

2006 Das kritische Auge, Neue Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany

2006 Hannah Arendt Denkraum, former Jewish Girls’ School, Berlin

2005 Intersections: Reading the Space, Jewish Museum of Melbourne; Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

2004 Die zehn Gebote, Deutsche Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germa

2004 Gabriele Münter Price, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin

2004 Far Near Distance, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2004 4th Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

2003 M-ARS: Art and War, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

2003 Gaestebud: Feast/Hospitality, Aarhus, Denmark

2002 Die Quelle als Inspiration, Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, Germany

2001 2nd Berlin Biennale, Berlin

2001 Frankfurter Kreuz, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt