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Artist's Bio

Conceptual artist, critic, and curator Haleh Niazmand has exhibited her art nationally and internationally in venues such as San Diego Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA, Des Moines Art Center, IA, the University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Argentina and has written numerous art reviews, curatorial statements, catalog essays and curated many art exhibitions.


Collectively, her artworks and writings have been published in a number of scholarly journals and professional magazines, including Art Papers, US Art, X-Tra, Middle East Women Studies Review, Radical History Review, Artweek, Fuse and Mix Magazines, and discussed in countless local and national newspapers including The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. Also, her work has been the subject of interviews aired on Public Radio, Radio Free Europe of BBC, and Pacifica Radio.


Haleh Niazmand has designed and organized several collaborative projects with underrepresented community groups in California, as well as in Iowa, during her Artist's Residency at the Des Moines Art Center from 1998 to 2000. From 2003 to 2005, Niazmand founded and directed Gallery Subversive, a non-profit exhibition space, and from 2005 to 2011, served as the Gallery Director at Modesto Junior College. During her years working as the gallery director, she curated some of the finest and most arresting dissident art exhibitions. 


She Holds an MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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