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Newsha Tavakolian
1981, Tehran, Iran

Newsha Tavakolian is one of the most outstanding young artists in Iran today. Her career spans photojournalism and a flourishing artistic practice which is informed by the social and contemporary socio-political tensions in the Middle East.

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Newsha Tavakolian (Tehran, 1981), is one of the most outstanding photographers emerging onto the international circuit from the Middle East.
She has been working as a professional photographer for the Iranian press since she was sixteen, primarily for reformist daily newspapers focusing on womens issues, which have since been banned by government authorities. In 2006, she was nominated Best Young Photographer by the magazine National Geographic, for her photo-essay titled Women in the Axis of Evil. Today she works as a regular collaborator for some of the most prominent international publications including Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Le Figaro, Colors, the New York Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, NRC Handelsblad and The National Geographic.

She has covered conflicts in the Middle East, gender issues, and religious rituals such as the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Her documentary and photographic work have featured in a number of international festivals including Visa pour l’image de Perpignan (France) and the photojournalism festival in Gijón (Spain).
Her first solo project in Spain includes a series of photographic portraits and a six channel silent film - video installation.

On the 28th of July 2011, Tavakolian visits Palma de Mallorca to present the screening of her video-diary followed by a talk where she will discuss her role as a female artist with a particular interest in issues surrounding the role of women in the Middle East.

The exhibition has been organised by La Caja Blanca with the kind support of our partners: El Corte Inglés and La Agencia.

The conference has been organised by La Caja Blanca in collaboration with Es Baluard Museum.

Currículum Vitae
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- Listen. La Caja Blanca Gallery. Solo Show, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
- Listen. Jakob Cultural Church. Solo Show, Oslo, Norway.
- Listen. Aaran Gallery. Solo Show, Tehran, Iran.
- My Super Hero. Morono Kiang Gallery. Los Angeles, USA.
- Good City For Dreamers. Nicolas Silin Gallery. Paris, France.

- Jungle. Shirin Gallery. Group Show. Tehran, Iran.
- Black or White. Verso Gallery. Group Show. Turin, Italy.
- No More Bad Girls? Kunthalle Exnergasse. Group Show. Vienna, Austria.
- Newsha Tavakolian. Thomas Erben Gallery. Two artist Show. New York, USA.

- Art Dubai, U.A.E.
- Chador and Chanel. Side Gallery. Solo Show. Newcastle, United Kingdom.
- Newsha Tavakolian. Centre Culturel Franco Allemand. Solo Show. Karlsruhe, Germany.
- Iran Inside Out. Chelsea Art Museum. Group Show. New York, USA.

- EVE Women Photographers Collective. Group Show. Angkor Photographic Festival. Cambodia.
- Made in Tehran: 6 Frauen-Blicke. Group Show. Cicero Gallery Berlin. Germany.

- Group Show. Silk Road Gallery. Tehran, Iran.


- Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize. Finalist. United Kingdom.

- Inge Morath Award. Finalist. Magnum PhotoAgency. New York, USA.

- Joop Swart Masterclass. World Press Photo. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Still Photography Award from the All Roads Film Project. National Geographic. Washington D.C. USA.

- Picture of the Year International Competition. Magazine Feature Category. Finalist. National Press Photographers Association and Missouri School of Journalism. USA.

- A History of Women’s Photographers’. By Naomi Rosenblum, Abbeville Press.

- Iranian Photography Now. By Rose Issa, Hatje Cantz Verlag.

- Transit Tehran: Young Iran and its Inspirations, By Malu Halasa y Maziar Bahari, Garnet Publishing
Additional Information

Solo Show in La Caja Blanca
Palma Photo 2011
Location: La Caja Blanca, Palma de Mallorca

A Project by Iranian artist, Newsha Tavakolian for La Caja Blanca.

Special thanks to: Nazila Noebashari
Collaborators: Art Palma Contemporani,
El Corte Inglés, La Agencia (www.laagencia.info)


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more info on this project (listen, 2011)
exhibition press release (pdf document)
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download programme for palma photo (pdf document in spanish)

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