Mohsen Keiany

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Date of Birth 1970 in Shiraz, Iran

2010  PhD in Architecture, BCU in Birmingham

2004  SNVQ Level 5 in Practical arts, South Birmingham 

1998  MA in painting, Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran

1997  Lecture and teaching qualification, Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran

1996  BA in Painting, Pardis (University of Arts), Isfahan, Iran




Work Experience:

2010  Visiting post doctoral researcher,School of Architecture,Birmingham City University

2010  Visiting Lecturer of fine art,School of Visual Communication,Birmingham City University

2009-2010  Artist in residence for Birmingham City Council

2002-2009  Running art projects and art workshops around the UK

2002-2004  Senior project officer at Primrose Hill Community Project, Birmingham

1998-2000  Lecturer, Sooreh, Art University in Shiraz, Iran

1984-1999  Teacher and coordinator, Kavar, Shiraz, Iran


Publications Research:

2010  Hidden Symbolism in Asian Community of Birmingham (Research),Birmingham City University

2010  Nomadic architecture of Baluchistan (Article),Mardjani Foundation, Moscow University

2010  Architecture Craft and Religious symbolism in rural areas of Baluchistan in Pakistan (PhD Research)

2009  Mythical legacy, London, 20th of February (Article)

2008  Articles on Luka versa (book), Birmingham City council,

2008  Visual art, Catalogue, Birmingham

2007  Colourful dreams, Catalogue, Tehran

2006  the Faith initiative magazine, May (Article)

2004  Conflict & Spirituality, Catalogue, Birmingham


Solo Exhibitions:

2012  Art scene Galleries, Karachi, Pakistan, October

2011  Art scene Galleries, Karachi, Pakistan, April

2011  Ejaz Art Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan, April

2010  Bewdley Museum and Art Gallery, Bewdley, UK, October-November

2010  Khaas art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan, May

2010  Art scene Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, April

2010  Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK April – July

2009  Ferdowsi Art Gallery, London, February- March

2009  Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, January-February

2008  Resvan Art gallery, Mash’had, Iran, December,

2008  Isfahan Contemporary Art Museum, Isfahan, Iran, January

2007  Haft Honar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, November 

2007  RBSA Craft Gallery, Birmingham, February-March

2006  Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Gallery 28, November 06- January 2007,

2006  Birmingham Central Library, November.

2006  Barber Institute of Fine Arts, September- October, Birmingham

2006  Coventry Transport Museum, June, Coventry

2005  Hawkseley Community Centre, Birmingham, November

2005  Kufa Gallery, London, January

2004  The Bullring, St Martin’s Gallery, Birmingham, August- September

2004  The Drum, Birmingham, April- July

2004  Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, January- March

2003  Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, January- March

2002  Newman College of Higher Education, Birmingham

2002  Plater College, Oxford

2002  The Drum Art Centre, Birmingham

1998  Tarbiat Modarres University of Tehran, Iran


Group Exhibitions:

2008  Tehran Contemporary Art Museum (Paintings’ biannual), Iran, May-April

2007  Fragment, ICA (Institute on Contemporary Arts) Gallery, London, November

2007  Creativity and soul, Milton Keynes Art Gallery, Milton Keynes, September 

2007  Open Exhibition, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, February- May

2006  Art & Business, June, London

2006  RBSA Gallery Prize Exhibition, Birmingham, July (won the prize)

2005  Qube Art Gallery, Oswestry, July- September 

2005  RBSA Gallery 2, Birmingham Art Circle Exhibition, Birmingham, July

2005  RBSA Gallery, Prize Exhibition, Birmingham, June

2005  RBSA Gallery Open all media exhibition, February

2004  RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, October 

2004  RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, August

2004  St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham, June

2003  Re-location, Birmingham, September

2003  Summer Open Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, August

2003  Leave to Remain, London, June

2003  RBSA Gallery, Birmingham Arts Circle Exhibition

2002  Intervention, Birmingham

2002  International Convention Centre, Birmingham

1998  Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran

1997  Desert’s Exhibition, Turkey

1997  1st Festival of Visual Arts, University of Arts, Tehran, Iran

1996  Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran

1994  Nipan, Japan

1993  Contemporary Arts Museum of Tehran, Iran


Prizes and Awards:

2008  Individual Art awards, Yorkshire Art Council,  

2007  Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Prize Exhibition, (Highly Commended)

2006  Arts Council England, West Midland, (Visual Arts Award)

2006  Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Open Exhibition, (Cash Prize)

2005  Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, February (Highly Commended)

2004  Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, October (Coley and Tilley first prize)

2004  Individual arts award, Birmingham Arts Council

2002  Creative Ambition Award, West Midlands Arts

1998  Cartoon Festival, Turkey

1997  First Prize of the 1st Festival of Visual Arts, University of Arts, Tehran, Iran


Critical Reviews and Press Coverage:

2009  Art: Exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery shows horrors of war, Huddersfield Daily Examiner,20th of February

2006  Birmingham Post, Birmingham, October 11

2006  Metro newspaper, September 

2006  What’s on, magazine, Birmingham September. 

2006  Buzz magazine, University of Birmingham September

2006  Twenty-four, magazine, Birmingham, September

2006  The Faith initiative magazine, May

2005  The Life magazine, November

2004  Birmingham News, August

2004  The Drum’s Catalogue, June

2004  The Birmingham Post, Birmingham, February

2004  The Evening Mail, Birmingham, February

2004  BBC WM (Radio), February

2004  BBC Radio 2, April

2003  BBC Central News (TV), June

2003  Education Now, Birmingham City Council, February

2003  The Birmingham Voice, January

2002  The Birmingham Post, Birmingham, June

2002  The Independent on Sunday, June

2002  The Big Issue, June

2002  Celebrating Century, Birmingham

2001  The Birmingham Post, Birmingham, October