Kiarang Alaei

Born in 1976, IRAN




2015                  Honorary M.A. in photography, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance              


Work Experience

2007-2017            Photography lecturer, Ferdows University, Mashhad
2012-2017            Supervisor of  20 undergraduate theses on theoretical photography

2017                    Art Director of the “Atraf” Publication, Tehran

2017                    Editor member, Bnw.minimalism online magazine

2013-2014            Guest teacher, Tehran Institute of Technology, Rasht

2013                    Member of Teaching Council, Abrang Institute, Mashhad

2011                    Guest teacher, Tehran Expert Photography Institute

2011                    Art director of gallery, Akkasee Website



2017                     Semi-Permeable| Photo Collection, Ilia Culture Publication, Rasht

2016                     Symbols| translation, Pargar Publication, Tehran

2015                      I Was Away|Photo Collecion, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

2014                      The Blue Side of the Winds |Translation, Herfe Honarmand Publication, Tehran
2014                     The Second Scene of the Adventure |Photo, Ahang e Ghalam  Publication

2012                      Even When We Do not Know |Photo Collection, Ahang e Ghalam Publication
2012                     The Paper & the Mirror |Translation, Herfe Honarmand Publication, Tehran

2011                      A Tranquil Humidity |Photo Collection, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

2010                       The Healing Breathes around Us | Story Collection, Qoqnoos Publication
2010                       The Thousand-First Night| Compilation, Khorasan artists Society Publication


2009                       Somewhere Farther |Photo Collection, Khorasan artists Society Publication

2008                       Haiku Blows Wherever She Likes |Poetry Translation, Rouzamad Publication

2007                       Wandering around Life |Co-author: Mostafa Mastoor, Cheshmeh Publication

2006                       The Live Nature of some Ladies | Story Collection, Rasesh Publication, Ahvaz

2002                       Wind in a Straight Street| A Short Story Collection, Payam Emrouz Publication


Short Films

2010                       Lighter than Silence ,Video

2005                      Documentary of Grief in the Mirror ,Video

2004                       Bear Me Faraway ,Video

2002                       Animation of “U” , Video

1998                       The Land of Soul ,35mm

1997                       Glassy Walls ,Video

1996                       Cement Hands ,8mm

1995                       On Zero Orbit ,8mm

1994                       I Want to Bring Sun into My Room , 8mm

Awards and Honors

2017                       Honorable mention for significant attempts on teaching photography in Iran, sheed  photo festival

2017                       Selected in Mobgraphia, mobile photography festival of Latin America,Brazil

2014                       Khorasan Artist of the Year, people’s choice, Khorasan

2012-2013            Elected ‘Best Teacher’ of the year, Ferdows University, Mashhad

2010                      Nominated for Born in October review, Press Festival, film review section

2010                      Award for best trailer, 5th Regional short Film Festival, Young cinema Society

2010                      Honorary diploma for the best animation scenario, Young Cinema Festival

2010                      Jury award, 5th Iranian Young Cinema Regional Festival

2007                       Special award, Khorasan Photography Society

2007                       The Land of Soul screened, 17th Fajr International Film Festival, future cinema

2006                       An Invitation to the Berlin Talent campus for film: Bear Me Faraway, Germany

2006                       Silver Medal for Bear Me Faraway, Ebensee Festival, Austria

2005                       Bronze Medal for “U” , Amateur Filmmaking Union UNICA, Poland

2005                       Grand award for the best animation: “U”, Da Kino Festival, Romania

1998                       Bronze Medal for Glassy Walls, Brno Festival Czech Republic

1997                       Bronze Medal for Cementy Hands, Festival of Nations, Austria


Administrative Assistant of Festivals

2013-2017            Khane ye Dust National Photo Festival, Mashhad

2008-2012             Five editions of National Photo Festival, Mashhad

2003-2008             Founder of Abrang National Photo Festival for Children/5 Editions

2000-2007            Founder of Abrang National Amateur Photo Festival, Mashhad/8 Editions

2006                       7th Film Festival, Khorasan Razavi

2005                       6th Film Festival, Khorasan Razavi


Jury Member of  Photography Festivals 

2017                        1st  Travel and Saftely national Photo Festival (FIA), Tehran

2017                       5th  Hormozgan Photo Festival, Bandar Abbas
2016                       4th Mental Health International Photo Festival, Zanjan
2016                       4th Mental Health International Photo Festival, Zanjan

2015                       Golestaneh International Photo Biennale

2015                       1st Mental Health National Photo Festival, Neyshabur

2015                       1st Tehran City-Theatre Festival of Photography

2014                        13thIran Photo Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran

2014                       12th Image of the Year (Tasvir e Sal) Festival, Tehran

2014                       33rd Fajr International Theatre Festival, Photography Section

2014                       2nd Mobile Film and Photo Festival, Tehran

2014                       5th Firoozeh Photo Festival, Tabriz

2014                       4th Birjand in Iran’s Frame Photo Festival

2014                       1St Dast e Dovvom Private Photo Contest

2012                        7th Kids’ National Photo Festival,Iran’s IIDCYA

2012                       2nd Birjand in Iran’s Frame Photo Festival

2012                       3rdGolestaneh National Photo Festival

2011                       12th Iran Photo Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum
2011                       2ndGolestaneh National Photo Festival

2011                       3rd Time National Photo Festival, Arak Art Center

2011                       3rd and 4thAshura Moments Festival

2011                       1stKaroon Provincial Photo Festival, Ahvaz Young Cinema Society

2011                       1st From Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf Photo Festival

2011                       1st Rah e Roshan National Festival, Fiction Section

2010                       1st In the Mirror of Nature Regional Photo Festival, Fars

2010                       Asrar Photo Festival, Sabzevar Art Centre

2010                       1st Iranian Youth Photo Festival

2009-2011               4th, 5th and 6thOrdibehesht Photo Festival, Hormozgan

2009                       2ndFiroozeh National Photo Festival, Tabriz

2008                       11th  Iran Photo Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum

2007                       Police and Security Photo Festival

2006                       2nd Iranian Fiction Festival

2005                       1st Iranian Fiction Festival


Solo Exhibitions

2017                       Semi-Permeable |Photo Project| De La Voute Gallery, Paris, France

2017                       Puolilapaiseva |Photo Project| Sysi Gallery, Joensuu, Finland

2015                       I Was Away |Photo Project| No. 6 Gallery, Tehran

2014                       The Second Scene of The Adventure |Photo Project| Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

2012                       Even When We Do not Know! |Photo Project| Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

2011                       A Tranquil Humidity |Single Photos| Mashhad Artists Forum Gallery

2010                       Somewhere Farther |Single Photos| Mashhad Artists Forum Gallery


Group Exhibitions

2016                       7 Passages| Curator: Arash Karimi, Theme Gallery, Tehran
2016                       The Shadow is Him| with Dr.Roshan & Omid Sariri, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

2016                       Reality & Fantasy| Mellat Gallery, Tehran

2015                       Winter| Curator: Mehrdad Afsari| Mohsen Gallery ,Tehran

2012                       Narrative| Curator: Mehdi Moghimnejad| Mellat Gallery, Tehran

2010                       Photo-Series of contemporary Iranian photographers| Saba Gallery, Tehran

2006                       Privacy Life II, Mirak Gallery, Mashhad

2005                       Privacy Life, Mirak Gallery, Mashhad


Curator of Students’ Exhibitions

2016                       Limited Light, Students of Sorush and Artin Art Institude, Gallery No.6, Tehran

2016                       The Copier Is Out of Order, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery

2015                       Incomplete Syllable, Students of Sorush Institute, Gallery No. 6, Tehran

2015                       Eyes I Won’t Shut, Students of Soroush Institute, Artin Gallery, Mashhad

2014                       Hidden Area, Students of Abrang, Artin and Soroush Institutes, Artin Gallery

2014                       At a Time Yesterday, Students of Ferdows University, Artin Gallery, Mashhad

2014                       Pale White, Students of Soroush Institute, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

2014                       A Deep Sleep Awakening, Students of Tehran Institute of Technology, Rasht

2013                       Angles in Time, Students of Soroush Institute, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

2013                       Belongings, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery,Mashhad

2012                       Private Zone, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery,Mashhad

2012                       Blight, Students of Ferdows University, Soroush Gallery,Mashhad

2011                       No Exception, Students of Soroush Institute, Mashhad Artist Forum

2010                       Sunflowers are Praying for Light, Students of Soroush Institute Soroush
2010                       Through the Path of Watching, Students of Soroush Institute, Mashhad

2009                       Resume, Students of Soroush Institute Soroush Gallery, Mashhad

2009                       Khab bi Vav, Students of Ferdows University, Mashhad Artist Forum

Lecturer of Photography Workshops


2017                      Workshop on cellphone photography in Shiraz

2017                      Teaching ” photograph and the connotations” workshop in Shiraz

2017                      Free workshop for Afghan migrants settled in Mashhad

2016                      A Study on creativity and ideation in photography, Isfehan

2016                      Photo-Series, Shahr e Kord Art Centre

2016                      Vision in photography, Shahr e Kord Art Centre

2016                     Photo-series and its types, Amin Photography School, Ahvaz

2016                      Concrete instances of creativity in photography, , Ahvaz

2016                      Representing Gilan project; a story of a year, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran

2015                      The importance of statement writing in photography, Rasht

2015                     Evaluation of Dast e Dovom Contest, Asman Gallery,Mashhad

2015                     What is statement, cutline and caption?, Shiraz

2015                     Statement writing and contemporary photography, National

Iranian Photographers’ Society, Tehran

2014                      Functions of statement and caption in photography, Art and Music Research Foundation, Qazvin

2014                     Lighting and portrait studies, Iran Industry, Shiraz

2014                     Experimentalism in contemporary photography, Gilan, Rasht

2014                     Photography as an inner dialogue, Gilan Culture House, Rasht

2014                     A Study of Iranian ritual photography, Ferdows University,Mashhad

2013                     An overview of documentation in five editions of Mashhad festival, Yazd

2013                     A Survey of Urban Photography in 20th Century, Yazd

2013                     A review of select works in the 12th Photo Biennale, Semnan

2013                     Contemporariness in photography, Semnan Art Centre

2013                     Photo Series; a challenge, National Iranian Photographers’ Society

2012                     Photo as an image, Payamnoor University, Shiraz

2012                     Five most influential photographers in the 20th century, Shiraz

2012                     Photography; union of light and meaning, Shiraz

2012                     Basic elements in creating a photo-series,Iranian Young Cinema Mashhad

2011                     Play of Motif in photo-series, Iranian Young Cinema Society,Ahvaz

2011                     Recognizing a current concept in photography; creativity, Isfahan

2011                     Ideography, General Office of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Yazd

2011                     Photography and Implications, Fars Art Centre

2011                     Concrete instances of creativity in photography, Bandar Abbas

2010                     Development and moulting of visual concepts in photography, Shiraz

2010                     Creativity in photography, Bahonar University, Kerman

2009                     Documentary photography, Sabzevar

2009                     Indoor and Outdoor Photography, Azad University, Mashhad

2009                     New vision in photography, Bandar Abbas

2009                     Photography as dynamic visualization:Art University of Neyshabur

2009                     Short film; essence & structure, Iranian Young Cinema Society,Abadan

2009                     What is digital photography?, Iranian Young Cinema Society,Abadan

2008                     Architecture photography, Azad University, Mashhad

2008                     Digital photography principles for high school teachers, Mashhad

2008                     A review of Poland contemporary photographers, Mashhad

2008                    Digital photography outlook, Iranian Young Cinema Society, Bandar Abbas