Parastoo Ahovan

Sculptor / Interdisciplinary Artist


2014 Boston University, Boston, MA
MFA Sculpture, College of Fine Arts May

2012  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MFA candidate, Sculpture

2007  Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
BFA sculpture, College of Fine Art


2021 Collector’s Vision International Art Award at Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2020 SUNNY Art Prize , Shortlist, London, UK
2020 Prisma Art Prize, 5st edition’s finalists, Rome, Italy       
2019 Tool Book Project, Featured online artist , Block Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Osteria di Dozza award for the realization of a work in the medieval village of Dozza, Castello Tesino, Italy
2019 Prisma Art Prize, 1st edition’s finalists, Rome, Italy
2019 Hot Pick Artists, SmackMellon, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Excellence award for the International Biennial Art Olympia, Tokyo, Japan                                      
2016 Dream Seeker in Star City Award, Changsha, China
2013 Rare Book prize, Howard Gotlieb Archival research center, Boston, MA
2012 Constantin Alajalov prize, Boston University, Boston, MA
2011 Chosen in Magic of Persia contemporary art prize, London, UK
2010 The first prize of Sculpture, Petroleum Industry Research, Tehran, Iran
2008 Three of my recent works were selected for the 1st Sculpture for urban space of Tehran, Iran
2006 Fourth prize of the 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran- Iran ( my work title is Equilibrium) 
1999 Chosen in graphic festival held in Tabriz, Iran
1995 Third prize of handicrafts festival in whole province, Kermanshah, Iran


2021 8th edition of the Tehran National Sculpture Biennial, Tehran, Iran
2015- 2016 National Pavilion of Iran,Two Installation art pieces titled: “The History” and “Dear Iran”, 56th Venice Biennial, Italy
2015  A video performance, titled: “Futile”, Mykonos Biennial, Athens, Greece
2008  The 1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 The 5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, Iran


2021   Kunstraum Art Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Howard Gotlieb Archival research center, Boston, MA
2011 Real Academia Santa Isabel de Hungría, Sevilla, Spain
2010 The Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE


2021 Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2020 Discovering Identity, to Benefit All on Artscope Magazines
2020 Payvand, Memories, Tales and Folk Songs: Group exhibition in New York by seven female Iranian artists
2019 La Montagne, Le festival de sculpture Fleurs de lave lance sa 4e édition, lundi, à Besse (Puy-de-Dôme)
2018 Dünyalar arasında: Kürt çağdaş sanatçılar Imago Mundi haritasında
2017 Iran Wire , Performance art; Pure Innocence 
2017 Radio Farda , Performance art; Pure Innocence 
2016 Changsha Evening News By Yang Li, Changsha, China 
2016  “Dreamy Girl”, Bronze Sculpture, Changsha International Sculpture Symposium,

2016 Changsha Evening Newspaper, Page A7, 10/19/2016, Changsha, China 
2016 “The Great Game“56th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia
2016 Changsha Evening Newspaper, October 19th 
2016 Hunan Xiang Jiang New Area, Changsha, China
2015 BBC Persia حضور پررنگ غرفه ایران در پنجاه و ششمین دوسالانه ونیز
2013 16th International Sculpture Symposium, Annual Sculpture Magazine 
2012 Hamshahri Magazine, Dastan, No.15, Tehran, Iran 
2011 Daily Canvas Magazine, Dubai art news, Dubai art fair 
2010 Daily Canvas Magazine, Dubai art news, Dubai art fair
2008 Urban Sculpture Magazine, 1st Biennial Urban Sculpture, No.35, Tehran, Iran
2008 Sculpture Magazine ( Vol.27, No.2), New York, NY 
2008 1st International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Vadodara, India 
2007 Brooklynrail/ Letter from Iran by Robert C. Morgan 
2007 Aksam Newspaper, Akdeniz, Antalya, Turkey 
2006 The Book of ” Tandis haye Bigharare Baran”, Tehran, Iran
2006 Tandis Magazine, 1st Tehran International Sculpture symposium, Tehran, Iran 

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Unspoken Memories, Crenson Gallery, Barrett Art Center, NY
2014 Life is Life, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA  
2009 Beyond the sense of breaking, Aria Gallery, Tehran
2007 Beyond the sense of breaking, Tehran University, College of Fine Arts, Tehran 


2017 Pure Innocence, Performance piece, New York, NY 
2014 The Beginning Choice, Performance piece, New York, NY 
2013 Protected Isolation, Performance piece, Boston, MA 
2012 The Beginning Choice, Performance piece, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions

2021 Asia Now, The Paris Asian Art Fair, Paris, France
2021 Once Upon a time, Nouchine Pahlevan Gallery, Paris, France
2021 FUN HOUSE,  Barrette Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2021 Chelsea International Fine Arts, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
2020 Memories, Tales and Folk Songs, High Line Nine Gallery, New York
2020 Self-reflection, High Line Nine Gallery, New York
2019 International Biennial Art Olympia, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Magic In LA Auction Gala, Bonhams Auction House in LA, USA 
2018  A.I.R Gallery, ‘’The Beginning Choice’’, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Imago Mundi art, International Kurdish group show, Italy
2014 Oppositional Realities, Emerson College, Boston, MA
2013 Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA 
2013 Sloan House, Boston, MA 
2012 Commonwealth Gallery , Boston University, Boston, MA 
2012 Santa Isabel de Hungría, Sevilla, Spain 
2011 Decalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2011 LTMH Gallery, New York, NY

2011 North Hall Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, NY 
2010 Tehran Art Center, Tehran, Iran
2009 THE SEED OF BAOBAB, Aran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 The First Iranian Annual Sculpture EXPO, House of Artists,Tehran, Iran
2008 MEDIA, Momayez Gallery ,House of Artists, Tehran, Iran 
2007 MERAAJ & MOLAVI, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2007 SMALL SCULPTURES, House of Artists,Tehran, Iran
2006 Selected Models of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2005 Ebne sina Art gallery, Tehran, Iran
2000 Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran
1999 Group Exhibition of Photography, Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran
1998 Group exhibition of Poster , Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, Iran


2019  International Association for Monumental Sculpture, Lucie d Ombre del Legno, Castello Tesino, Italy 
2019 Festival Fleurs de Lava, Clermont-Ferrand, France 
2016 Changsha International Sculpture Festival, Chansha, China 
2013 16th International symposium of stone sculpture in Friuli Venezia Giuliareana Del Rojale, Italy 
2008 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Uttarayan, Vadodara, India
2007 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Akdeniz University,Antalya, Turkey
2006 1st International Sculpture Symposium of Tehran, Iran    
2003 1st Sand sculpture Symposium, Talesh, Iran 

Public Sculptures

2021 Forty Pages, Forty Lives, Rusty Iron, 300 x 230 x 100 cm, Tehran, Iran
2017 Deaming Girl, Bronze, 470 x 250 x 250 cm, Changsha, China
2013 One sound, Stone & Bronze, 180 x 180 x 50 cm, Venice, Italy
2011 Heavy Hearth, Stone & Bronze, 220 x 100 x 50 cm, In front the Sunay Station (Vardavard Station) , Tehran, Iran
2010 She was an Angel, Monument, Fiberglas & Stone, 100 x 70 20 cm, Installed in a Cemetery in Sari, Iran 
2008 My Song, Stone & Bronze, 230 x 110 x 80 cm, Vadodara, India
2007 Untitled, Stone, 220 x 120 x 80 cm, Installed on the campus of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
2007 Equilibrium, Stone & Bronze, 450 x 450 x 180 cm, Installed in Shahid Bagheri, Tehran