Golnar Tabibzadeh is a Berlin-based visual artist, storyteller, art coach and art researcher.

Having graduated with a BA in visual arts from Tehran Azad University of Arts and Architecture in 2005, Tabibzadeh started her artistic career by majorly focusing on painting as the main embodiment of her works.

Tabibzadeh’s painting are dissections of her surrounding. A reflection of real-life matters and characters stripped from their exterior persona and social skin to expose a coral substantial and rather raw nature. In her works, Tabibzadeh claims that underneath the regulated integrated qualities of our social norms, there lays a collective desire towards untamed intuitive and rough human qualities that is shared without exposure.

In her more recent and ongoing projects, Tabibzadeh expands the content of her artworks beyond private real life narratives with a critical eye towards social issues such as womanhood, displacement and trauma. These projects are research-based visual documentations and archiving of stories of individuals who have experienced trauma in the contemporary era.

Parallel to her work as a visual artist, Tabibzadeh has been active as a curator and an art educator.


- Memeber of VG Bild-Kunst (association of creators of Visual Arts)
- Memeber of Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen Berlin (bbk Berlin)
- Memeber of Association of Iranian Painters (AIP)

EXHIBITIONS

- Denkraum Deutschland, ‘ Love & Peace. Kunst, Konflikt und Frieden’ | Curated by Miro Craemer in collaboration with Ulrich Ball | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich | 2022
- Curating assistant | ‘Passions, Idols & Beyond, Football in Contemporary Arts’| Curated by Isabelle Meiffert | Arabic Cultural House - Der Divan, Berlin | 2022
- Curator and participating artist | ‘Muse, Folded’ | Group mail-art project | Oyoun, Berlin | 2021
-Co-curator and artistic director | ‘Curators* Rundgang’ | collective project and Group exhibition | Oyoun, Berlin (April-May 2021) 
- ‘Four studies of Cocoon’ | Oyoun’s Lockdown Residency Virtual Exhibition | 2020
-Co-curator and participating artist | 'Up above was fog, down bellow was a cloud of dust'| Collective Project & Exhibition | Depo, Istanbul | Jan '20
-'The Forgotten'(Ongoing painting installation & storytelling) | Lagerhalle | Osnabrück | Sep '14
-'Pandora's Box' | Solo Painting Exhibition | Assar art gallery,  Tehran | Apr.13
-Group Painting Exhibition | Spinnerei, Leipzig | Sep.'11
-Group Painting Exhibition | ITU University, Istanbul | Apr. ‘11
-Group Painting Exhibition | Artgalerim Gallery, Istanbul | Mar.‘11
- ’SheMade’ | Group Painting Exhibition | Homa Gallery, Tehran | Aug. ’10
-Group Painting Exhibition | Atbin Gallery, Tehran | Jul. ’10
- Combine solo exhibitions: Paintings of Golnar Tabibzadeh and Sculptures of Mansour Tabibzadeh | Etemad Gallery, Tehran | Sept. ’09
-’Relief’| Solo Painting Exhibition | Nar Gallery, Tehran | Feb. ’09
-’Heaven on Earth’ | Group Painting Exhibition | The Brick Lane Gallery, London | Oct. ’08
-’Memories of the Others’ | Solo Painting Exhibition | Mehrva Gallery, Tehran | May ’08
-’Collected Memories’ | Group Painting Exhibition | Artspace Galleries, London | Oct. ’07
- ‘Visual Diary’ | Solo Painting Exhibition | Felix Nussbaum Museum/Kulturgeschichtlichen Museum, Osnabruck | Aug. ’07
-Group Painting Exhibition | Mehrva Gallery, Tehran | Apr. ’07
- Solo Painting Exhibition | Mehrva Gallery, Tehran | Jan. ’07
-Group Painting Exhibition | Mah Gallery, Tehran | Dec. ’06
- ’Deeper Depression’ | Multimedia group exhibition held in four galleries city-wide | Atbin Gallery, Tehran | Jun. ’06
-Solo Painting Exhibition | Atbin Gallery, Tehran | Jun. ’04
-Drawing Group Exhibition | Laleh Gallery, Tehran | Aug. ’00




SYMPOSIUMS, RESIDENCIES, PRIZES:


- Oyoun Curators Lab Residency | Berlin, Germany |Feb 21
- ‘Tâches-Tâches International Painting Symposium’ | Normandy, France | Sep 11
- LIA Leipzig International Art Residency Program | Leipzig, Germany | May’11
- ‘Tâches-Tâches International Painting Symposium’ | Normandy, France | Sep ’10
- Emaar International Art Symposium | Dubai, UAE | Second Place | Feb. ’08
- Malerei-Workshop, fur Morgenland Festival | Osnabruck, Germany | Aug. ’07



EDUCATING & SUPERVISING:


-MOC LAB | Mirror of Creation master class for women of migration backgrounds funded by berliner-projektfonds-kulturelle-bildung | Artistic Supervisor | 2021
-Art-Expression Projects Berlin |  Artistic Supervisor | 2021
-Mirror of Creation Workshops for women of migration backgrounds funded by berliner-projektfonds-kulturelle-bildung | Artistic Trainer | 2020
-Mirror of Creation Workshops for women of migration backgrounds in association with DaMigra Berlin | Coach and Artistic trainer | 2018-2019
-Art-Expression Workshops, permanent program | Coach and artistic trainer | 2015-Present | Berlin
-Art-Expression Workshops, permanent program | Coach and artistic trainer | 2011-2013 |Istanbul
- ITU University, Faculty of Design and Architecture | Guest lecturer (Design) | 2010-2011 | Istanbul
-Art-Expression Workshops| Founder, coach and artistic trainer | 2009-Present | Tehran