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Roya Noorinezhad is an Iranian artist and photographer based in Germany. She was born in 1986 in Savadkouh, Iran.

2006 to 2011 studied Photography (BA) at Tehran University in the Department of Fine Arts.

2014-2018 studied (MA) "photography studies and practice" at the Folkwang University of Arts Essen.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 "Erinnerungsräume [Istanbul]", Gold and Beton, Cologne.

2016 "Intercity Train", Kunstraum Tosterglope, Lüneburg.

Selected Exhibitions

2021 "REACH THE WORLD, CIAM, Toulouse.

2020 "Trap", Künstlerhaus, Dortmund.

2020  „Erinnerungsräume [Tagebau]“ online exhibition, "Two Roots" website.

2019 "Surface Shape", Internationale Photoszene, Cologne.

2018 "Café" , Alte VHS, Bonn.

2018 "Transformation",  SANAA – Gebäude,  Essen.

2018 "Alltag", Frauenmuseum, Bonn.

2016 "Transformation", HMTMH, Hannover.

2016 "Masters", Folkwang Museum, Essen.

2013 "MAN", Silk Road Gallery, Tehran.

2011 "New Folder 02", Silk Road Gallery, Tehran.


2021 Songs of Reeds, Ackermannshof, Basel.

2021 Songs of Reeds, Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich.

2021 Songs of Reeds, Neubad, Lucerne.

2021 Songs of Reeds, La Voirie, Biel.

2021 Songs of Reeds, PROGR, Bern.





2023   Artist in Residence by Bartels Fondation at Atelier zum Markgräflerhof in Basel.

2022   INITIAL 2, New Cooperations Special Grant “Akademie der Künste Berlin”.

2020  "Two Roots" Research Project for Artists from Germany and Ukraine, Zentrum Gedankendach.

2020  Förderprogramm Kunstmentorat NRW.

2019  "Atelier Galata"- Scholarship of Stadt Köln in Istanbul.

2015  DAAD Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art.


2022 ERINNERUNGSRÄUME [TAGEBAU], „Traum(a)land“ (Wer wir sind und sein könnten. Identität und Zusammenhalt in Ost und West), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

2022 „Transformation“ Kunst Mentorat NRW Magazine.

2011 "Intercity train", "Private Magazine" (PRIVATE 58 - IRAN today), Italy.

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