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Born Shiraz, Iran

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2022 Master of Fine Art, (Photo-media), National Art School, Sydney NSW 
  • 2006 Doctor of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • 2003 Graduate Diploma (Photography), Sepid-o-Siyah Art School, Shiraz, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • "Kill Me Softly", Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 
  • "There is field, I'll meet you there", Firsdraft, Sydney, NSW
  • "After everything has been said", Linden New Art, Melbourne, VIC 

2023

  •  Unseen Amsterdam Photography Fair, Amsterdam NL
  •  Looking at Me Looking At You, THIS IS NO FANTASY Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  •  Impossible Desire, KNULP Gallery, Sydney NSW
  •  The Sky Is The Same, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford NSW

2022

  •  What Comes Afterwards, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney NSW

GROUP EXHIBIITONS

2024

  • Photo London 2024, Somerset House, London, UK
  • MIA Photo Fair, Milan, Italy 
  • Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne VIC
  • National Photography Prize 2024, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), NSW

2023

  • FROM FIRE: NC QIN & ALI TAHAYORI, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
  • Photo London, Curated by Roya Khadjavi Projects, London UK
  • Braving Time: Queer Contemporary, Sydney World Pride, National Art School, Sydney NSW 
  • ORBIT, THIS IS NO FANTASY Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • Tracing the Rupture, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba NSW
  • Emanate, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
  • SPRING 1988, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, VIC

2022 

  • Vantage Point Sharjah 10, Al Hamriyah studios, Sharjah, UAE
  • Post-Graduate Show, National Art School, Sydney NSW 
  • Plexus, Comber Street Studios, Sydney NSW 
  • Retrograde//Anterograde, Airspace Projects, Sydney NSW

2021 

  • William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne VIC 
  • Blacktown City Art Prize, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre, Sydney NSW

2020 

  • March Arts, RPAH, Sydney NSW

2003 

  • Graduate Exhibition, Sepid-o-Siyah Gallery, Shiraz, Iran


AWARDS | GRANTS | RESIDENCIES

2024

  • Artist in residence, Parramatta Artists Studios, PAS Granville, NSW

2023 

  • Finalist - National Photography Prize, MAMA, NSW 
  • Finalist - Fisher's Ghost Award
  • Finalist - Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, NSW
  • Finalist - Waverley Art Prize, Sydney NSW Finalist  

2022 

  • Winner - Prix Yves Hernot Photography Award, National Art School Sydney 
  • Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize
  • Finalist - Hornsby Art Prize
  • Finalist - Gosford Art Prize - Highly commended honorable mention 
  • Finalist - Vantage Point Sharjah 10, Sharjah UAE

2021 

  • Highly Commended Honorable Mention - Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne VIC 
  • Winner - Smith and Singer People’s Choice Award, William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
  • Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize, Sydney NSW

2020 

  • Winner - March Arts Photography Prize, Sydney NSW 2018 March Arts, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney NSW


REVIEWS & FEATURES 

2024.    Featured in the Feb-April Issue of Vault Magazine, with text by Emma collection. https://thisisnofantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Ali-Tahayori.pdf 

2023.     ‘Impossible Desire’, solo exhibition at KNULP gallery in Sydney was reviewed by June Miskell in Memo Review, https://memoreview.net/reviews/impossible-desire-by-june-miskell

2023.     Artist Profile and cover of Art Collector Magazine, issue 105, https://thisisnofantasy.com/artist/ali-tahayori/

2023.      Featured in Photo London magazine, issue 100, special edition, echoes from Iran, page 52-54, https://online.flippingbook.com/view/767065501/52/

2023.      Written about in Art Review, April 2023 issue. https://artreview.com/braving-time-contemporary-art-in-queer-australia-national-art-school-galleries-sydney-review/

2023.      Featured in ABC Radio National, The Art Show in February 2023. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-art-show/dylan-mooney-ali-tahayori-peter-tyndall/101953488

2022.       Interviewed and featured in Sydney Morning Herald in November 2022 https://www.smh.com.au/by/angus-thomson-p53654

2022.      Featured in Art/Edit Magazine, in the "Ones To Watch" Section in November 2022; https://artedit.com.au/ones-to-watch-ali-tahayori/

2021.        Sisterhood reviewed in December 2021 by Capture Magazine; https://www.capturemag.com.au/news/bowness-prize-people-s-choice-winner-revealed?fbclid=IwAR0nFHxCA4DVKLYV5Q9MAst0QDxxh1vXpD5WE-i8F3J_ufGplj3ibhhUer0

2021.        Sisterhood reviewed on 7th December 2021  by Australian Photography Magazine; https://www.australianphotography.com/news/striking-portrait-wins-2021-bowness-photography-prize-people-s-choice-award?fbclid=IwAR2U0J4XEqaj0uUA7OtYw1Z0_Q7J1PUtW-9_WfP8IX0UEjgtpPJJmJzDhO4

2021.        Sisterhood reviewed in December 2021 by the Australian Arts Review; https://artsreview.com.au/ali-tahayori-wins-smith-singer-peoples-choice-award-for-sisterhood/?fbclid=IwAR2GLnRbqcYXat30DE_gc_thfR4lfSNzxCzw0qn3GDb98fUdLj7LpuxhFAA 

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