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Kunstenaar

Sara Rajaei

Stil Leven (2011)

Een meisje staat stil in een kale ruimte. Ze kijkt naar een lege witte muur. Opeens ligt er een kleurrijk, Perzisch tapijt op de vloer en het meisje buigt zich er naartoe. Met haar vinger wrijft ze over het tapijt. Tot haar verbazing geeft het tapijt verf af. Wat zal ze daarmee doen?

Curriculum Vitae, Sara Rajaei
Born 05.09.1976, Abadan/ Iran. Lives and works in The Hague/ NL.
Nationality: Iranian/Dutch

Education & Residencies
2010 Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems/ Germany.
2003-04 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
1999-02 Three-dimensional: The royal academy of art, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
1996-98 Handicrafts: The university of art, Tehran/ Iran.

Fellowships/ Stipends/ Subsidies
2011
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy.
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy.
2010
-Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Kultur.
-Fonds BKVB Amsterdam, Werk Budget.
2009
-Stroom Den Haag, Premium-Subsidy.
-Stipend Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.
-Stroom Den Haag, Pro-Subsidy.
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy.
2008
-FilmFonds, Amsterdam.
-FilmFonds Rotterdam.
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy.
2007
-Fonds BKVB Amsterdam, Startstipendium.
-Stroom Den Haag, Pro-Subsidy.
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy.
-OSI Foundation, ACNP, Budapest.
2006
-Stroom Den Haag, Pro-Subsidy.
-Kunstvereniging Diepenheim.
2004
-Stroom Den Haag, Spot Subsidy (with H. Itzkovitch)
-Dutch ministry of foreign affairs DCO/IC.
-Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch ministry of education, culture & science.
2003
-Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch ministry of education, culture & science.

Nominations/ Awards/ Prizes
2012 -Selected for best European short experimental film, Go short award.
2010 -Nominated for best European short experimental film, Go short award.
2009 -Winner of Prix de Rome basic prize.
2008 -Final selection, Fair-play festival.
-Nominated for Fritschy cultural award of Sittard-Geleen.
2004 -Final selection of Kansk video festival.
2003 -Nominated for Mama cash art prize.

Solo & Group Exhibitions
2012
-The continuous ends connected to the beginnings, Stiftelsen 314, Bergen/Norway.
-Etikete Tumacenja umjetnickog djela, Galerija PM/HDLU, Zagreb/Croatia.
-KM 500 4, Kunsthalle Mainz/ Germany.
2011
-KM 500 4, Kunsthalle Mainz/ Germany.
-Zelf, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Video-salon 5 curatorial rebound project 2006-11, Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo/ Bosnia.
-Le Siege De La Memoire, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels/ Belgium.
-Tale Tell & Retell, Duplex/10m2, Sarajevo/ Bosnia.
-We are Nowhere and It is Now, Occupy Space, Limerick/ Ireland.
-Project 59 selected works 1995-2011, Set Gallery, NYC/ U.S.A.
-Speak, Memory, Stroom, Den Haag/ The Netherlands.
-The Keys, Huize Franekendael, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
2010
-Speak, Memory, Stroom, Den Haag/ The Netherlands.
-Polderlicht @ Home, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-The Keys, Huize Franekendael, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Es war einmal ein Papagei,der war beim Schöpfungsakt dabei, Kunstlerhaus, Schlos Balmoral, Bad Ems/ Germany.
-15-jähriges Jubiläum, Kunstlerhaus Schlos Balmoral, Bad Ems/ Germany.
- Warming up, Kunstlerhaus Schlos Balmoral, Bad Ems/ Germany.
-59 Seconds (And Beyond),Spectre Gallery, New York/ U.S.A.
2009
-from their planet, Zaal 5, Filmhuis, Den Haag/ The Netherlands.
-from their planet, Kunsthalle Faust, Hanover/ Germany.
-Prix de Rome 2009, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
2008
-Mediations Biennale, Poznan/ Poland.
-from their planet, Kunstraum walcheturm, Zurich/ Switzerland.
-from their planet, Approach Art, Pecs/ Hungary.
2007
-from their planet, GfKFB, Berlin/ Germany.
2006
-Caucasus Biennale, Tbilisi/ Georgia.
-6 kunstwerken op locatie, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim/ The Netherlands.
2005
-Kovideo festival, Durban art gallery, Durban/ South Africa.
2004
-Open ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Windows ( with H. Itzkovitch), Gallery 1646, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
-Billy town, Rijswijks/ The Netherlands.
-She shows, Imagine IC, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Veronica’s nostalgia, Haft-samar gallery, Tehran/ Iran.
2003
-Open ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-De een minuten, Montevideo, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Start, Gem, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
-Windows (with H. Itzkovitch), Rijksakademie, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Lak open studio, Rijswijk/ The Netherlands.
2002
-Video art from The Netherlands, The Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco/ U.S.A.
-Eind examen werk, KABK, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
2001
-Well, here we are again, With a group of 5 Dutch artists, Belgrade/ Serbia.
-Standplaats: Rkd/ Standplaats, Academie, Stedelijk museum het Prinsenhof, Delft/ The Netherlands.
-Make your own forest, The academy of fine arts, Prague/ Czech Republic.

Screenings & Festivals
2012
-Goshort filmfestival, Nijmegen/ The Netherlands.
2011
-Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul/ South Korea.
-Mire, Au fond des rituels et des hommes, Nantes/ France.
-De Bonte Avond, Het Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam/The Netherlands.
-Bucharest international experimental filmfestival, Romania.
-SuikerZoet filmfestival, CBK Schiedam/ The Netherlands.
-Grote Kunst voor kleine mensen, Ketelhuis, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Grote Kunst voor kleine mensen, Cinekid, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Radical Autonomy/ Nieuwe werelden van Niks, Netwerk, Aalst/ Belgium.
-Feedback: video by artists, Richmond University, Richmond/ U.S.A.
2010
-4th Cairo video festival, Cairo/Egypt.
-Netheralnds film week, Tehran/Iran.
-FAFF 2010, Halifax/UK.
-Goshort filmfestival, Nijmegen/ The Netherlands.
-International filmfestival Rotterdam/ The Netherlands.
2009
-Nederlands filmfestival 2009, Re-Visie,, Utrecht/ The Netherlands.
-Filmlab, Stichting Ruimtevaart, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
-Film Prikkels, Nederlands fonds voor de film, De Balie, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Kunst & Cultuur, Het Nutshuis, Den Haag/ The Netherlands.
2008
-Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Berlin/ Germany.
-Product festival 2008, Varna/ Bulgaria.
-Viewfest, Turin/ Italy.
-Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Madrid/ Spain.
-Fair-Paly festival 2008, Lugano/ Switzerland.
-Tour met Nederlandse werken, Museum of Modern Art-Kino Lab, Warsaw and 9 other cities/ Poland.
2007
-Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Paris/ France.
-Mafiafest 2007, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Jubileumcongres Everaert Advocaten, Artis, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-39.Bemus, With A.Mihajlovic, Belgrade/Serbia/
-Nederlands filmfestival 2007, Utrecht/ The Netherlands.
-Berwick filmfestival 2007, Berwik/ Uk.
-OK video festival 2007, Jakarta/Indonesia.
-18th International festival de Curtas-metragens; Sao Paulo/ Brazil.
-At home in Europe project, the Big M Tour, Sofia/Bulgaria, Stockholm/Sweden, Bergen/Norway, Riga/Latvia, Newcastle/UK.
-Udine international film studies conference, Udine/ Italy.
-Detroit's 10th int'l film & video festival, The Museum of New Art, Detroit/ U.S.A.
-Sundance filmfestival, Film2Music competition highlights, C.A./U.S.A.
-Cinematiek, Filmtheater’t hoogt, Stichting lazymarie, Utrecht/ The Netherlands.
2006
-Numoonfest, With Ana Mihajlovic & Cloud Society, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam/The Netherlands.
-50% Beeld >>>, Montevideo, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Water pieces 06, International video art and digital film festival, Riga/ Latvia.
-Internationale kurzfilmtage Oberhausen/ Germany.
2005
-Special event of the shoot me film festival, Villanuts, The Hague/ The Netherlands.
-50%Beeld>>>Nieuw!, Montevideo, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
-Cinematiek, Filmtheater’t hoogt, Stichting lazymarie, Utrecht/ The Netherlands.
-Dutch Open, De Balie, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands.
2004
-Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris/ France.
-The 3rd international Kansk video festival, Kansk/ Russia.
-Teek festival 2003, Mezz, Breda/ The Netherlands.

Group Projects
2010 -Big art for little people, Curated by Nathalie Faber, Amsterdam.
2009 -Keys Project, Curated by Jacqueline Granjean, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam.
2008 -Gastarbeiders dating, Curated by Irina Birger/ Katja Sokolova, Mediamatic, Amsterdam/The Netherlands.
2007 -Since we’ve moved here…, a production of Everaert Advocaten.
-One-stop, Organized by Tram Foundation Georgia.
-From their planet, Curated by Harm Lux.
2006 -Routes… report from the land of dreams, A regional trip in The Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbijan) & Iran, Curated by Harm Lux.

Selected Works In Collections
-Montevideo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-Foto museum, Winterthur, Switzerland.
-The Dutch ministry of Finance, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Collaborations As Editor
2010 -The simple construction of a heart, Work of H. Itzkovitch.
-Bardot proviant klub, work of A.van Lit & J. Bottema.
2009 -A soothing song, Collaborative project of M. Blok & H. Itzkovitch.
2008 -Baggage, Video performance by O. Nkanga.
2007 -In het begin, Collaborative work of M. Blok & H. Itzkovitch.
-Remains of hair, Collaborative project of M. Blok & H. Itzkovitch.
2006 -The Dam, Guardian of absence, Prelude to extinction, Works of M. Blok.
2005 -A girl, a fish and a wish, Work of M. Blok.
2004 -In the studio, Work of M. Blok.

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