EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
SOLO SHOWS
2017 “au(ro)ra”, Anglim Gilbert Gallery at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA.
2015 “Nowheresville ‘nä-kōja,-abäd ,” The Third Line, Dubai, UAE.
2014 “Parallax,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2013 “cylindr.us,” Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2012 “Absent Arrival,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2012 “Elsewhen,” The Third Line, Dubai, UAE.
2010 “Indelible Whispers of the Sun,” Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2010 “re-emergence,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2009 “1388,” The Third Line, Dubai, UAE.
2009 “A Breath of Air,” Townsend Center, University of California Berkeley, CA.
2008 “Epic Verse,” Community School of Music and Arts / Finn Center, Mountain View, CA.
2007 “Ala Ebtekar,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2006 “Emergence: Elements,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2006 “Emergence,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
2004 “Elemental,” Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2017 “Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times”, di Rosa, Napa, CA.
2017 “Sanctuary”, FOR-SITE, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
2017 “Equation of Time”, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA.
2017 “Detritus”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), San Jose, CA.
2017 “Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back”, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA.
2016 “RTL:LTR/LTR:RTL”, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, Iran / Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria.
2016 “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
2015 “Angels, Saints, and Co.”, Aaran Projects, Tehran, Iran.
2015 “Time Travel”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2015 “Space Between Our Fingers”, organized by apexart at Ashkal Alwan, the Arab Image Foundation,
Mansion, The Hangar and Dawawine, Beirut, Lebanon.

2015 “Formal Relations”, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY.
2015 “Misappropriations”, Orange County Museum of Art, CA.
2014 “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.
2014 “2014 Xinjiang International Arts Biennale: Encountering Art on the Silk Road,” Xinjiang Uyghur, China.
2014 “Now Read This”, Boise State University Arts Gallery, Boise, ID.
2014 “Equations of Sight-Similarity”, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY.
2014 “The Vastness is Bearable”, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
2013 “Bibliophilia”, The Palo Alto Art Center, CA.
2013 “The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric”, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.
2013 “Migrating Identities”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
2013 “Proximities // What Time Is It There?” Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2013 “Faux Real” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.
2013 “Perpetuation of Myth”, Los Gatos Art Museum, Los Gatos, CA.
2012 “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art”, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
2012 “Post-Pop,” Mahe Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2011 “The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989,” ZKM – Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2011 “West End?,” Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel.
2011 “Snail Fever,” The Third Line, Dubai, UAE.
2011 “My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran,” Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2011 “My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran,” Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 “Postcards from Tehran,” 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA.
2010 “Iran Inside Out,” Farjam DIFC, Dubai, UAE.
2010 “Everyone is Welcome: The Art of K.O.S.,” NYCAMS Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 “Inaugural Group Show” Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009 “Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.
2009 “Iran Inside Out,” DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL.
2009 “Iran Inside Out,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY.
2009 “Balla-Drama,” Paradise Row, London, England.
2009 “SELSELEH/ZELZELEH: Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art,” Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, NY.
2009 “San Francisco Art Institute Faculty & Alumni: A Thin Slice,”Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA.
2009 “Beautiful / Decay: A-Z,” Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2009 “Faces and Letters,” Gallery VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar.
2008 “Descriptive Verse,” FIFTY24SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2008 “Conference of the Birds,” Flawless Gallery, London, UK.
2008 “Banned and Recovered: Artists Respond to Censorship,” The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA.
2008 “Bay Area Now 5,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
2008 “Summer Solos 2008,” Pro Arts, Oakland, CA.
2008 “One way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2008 “Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted 1907-2007,” Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden.
2008 “East of the West,” SomArts, San Francisco, CA.
2008 “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 “Make The Art You Need: The UC Berkeley Department of Art Faculty Show,” Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, CA.
2007 “The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection,” De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2007 “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
2007 “Under The Indigo Dome,” The Third Line, Dubai, UAE.
2007 “Feel the Difference: Cultural Branding Remix,” Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA.
2007 “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX.
2007 “GRAPHIC: New Bay Area Drawing,” di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA.
2006 “2006 California Biennial,” Orange County Museum of Art, CA.
2006 “California Calligraphy Summit: Cali/Graffi,” Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
2006 “10 Curatorial Perspectives,” Haven Arts, Bronx, NY.
2006 “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,” Asia Society Museum, New York, NY.
2006 “AsiaAlive,” Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2006 “2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition” at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery
2005 “Do’Ka,” La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France.
2005 “Ala Ebtekar & Jeong-Im Yi,” Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2005 “Paper Cuts (again),” Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA.
2005 “The Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts Exhibition,” SF Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2005 “rePresent,” Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA.
2005 “CrossConnections: of Past and Present,” Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
2004 “A Look Forward and Back: Gallery 16’s Ten Year Anniversary,” Gallery 16, San Francisco CA.
2004 “The Wild Bunch 2,” THE ANNEX, New York, NY.
2004 “REBUS,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.
2003 “Global Elegies: Art and Ofrendas for the Dead,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA.
2003 “Pachanga!,” Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.
2003 “War of the Worlds,” in collaboration with Tim Rollins + K.O.S., White Box, New York, NY.
2003 “Purple with Love’s Wound,” in collaboration with Tim Rollins + K.O.S., University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA.
2003 “The Wild Bunch,” THE ANNEX, New York, NY.
2003 “Mark: Contemporary Drawings,” Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA.
2003 “No War,” The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2002 “Emerging Bay Area Artists,” San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA.
2002 “In The Name of God: Works on Paper,” Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA.
2001 “War: What is it Good For?” Asian Resource Center Gallery, Oakland, CA.
2000 In collaboration with Tim Rollins + K.O.S. The De Young Memorial Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2000 “Artists’ Books,” Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1999 “9-9-99,” Blake Street Studio, Berkeley, CA.
1998 In collaboration with Tim Rollins + K.O.S., ZEUM, San Francisco, CA.
1998 In collaboration with Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Berkeley Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley.