Marjan K. Vayghan
Executive Curator and Founder of Building Bridges Tehran – Los Angeles (2002 – present)
Born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran in 1984, I emigrated to the United States in the Spring of 1995, settling with my family in Los Angeles, California. I continue to live alternately between Teheran and Los Angeles. My practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender.
BFA, Class Marshal, Fine Arts: Sculpture/New Genres, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
MA, World Arts and Culture, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
MA/PhD program at UCLA’s World Arts and Culture, Los Angeles, CA, Attended from 2007-2010. Otis 2002- 2006
Board Member of: Building Bridges, Vanhook Foundation, 30Voices, Mystic Poetry and goddess moon gatherings
Proud Member of : LA Art Girls, Association of Hysteric Curators, Building Bridges, 30Voices, LA Art Association, and many other creative collectives.
Marjan Vayghan Organizes Art Weekends on her property in Yucaipa for weekend experiences. As well as going on day trips with her art classes to Draw at the Wildlife Learning Center, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden and countless other venues conducive to life drawing, along side nature, animals and other humans. Leave a comment or contact her for further information.
Marjan Vayghan also takes people interested in joining the Art Departments and Costume departments on her favorite tours of places to source equipment and resources. She also has access to locations for productions in DTLA, LA, and outside of LA.
Selected Exhibitions and Projects
Animal Drawing Classes and Adventure Tours with Marjan Vayghan at the Wildlife Learning Center. Saturdays and Sundays June 18th- 19th, and June 25th- 26th, groups meet each day from 2:00- 3:30 and 5:00- 6:30pm (Please contact Marjan Vayghan asap to reserve your spot months ahead of time. We like to limit each group to 4-6 people, so the animals don’t feel overwhelmed).
Curated by The Association of Hysteric Curators, My Body My Truth, the exhibition has travelled back to Los Angeles from Spokane, Washington, and will be going to Phenix Arizona. Openning on March 18, 2022.
Mural on ACLU headquarter: 1313 W 8th St #200, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Permanent mural surreal to see Marjan’s face on the corner of the ACLU headquarters the next time you drive past 1313 W 8th St.
Head of wardrobe/ custom department for Largo, Series. In addition to heading the costume/ wardrobe department, I also helped with the Art department.
October 25th – November 15th
Head of Custom Department /Wardrobe for a Television Series, titled “The Tailor Files.” Set in 1970’s Thailand. In addition to heading the costume/ wardrobe department, I also helped with the Art department.
Pop Hop, Saturday 10/23 at the Pop Hop in Highland Park from 6-8pm for a free political postcard, collage, pin-making and origami workshops. “Please bring your unwanted outfits and let Marjan Vayghan teach you how to up-cycle them into wearable world of art!!!! Bring Marjan your scraps and let her help you make treasures out of them!!!” silkscreen your creations!
Curated by The Association of Hysteric Curators, My Body My Truth, will be exhibited at Dog and Pony art space, directed by Christopher Russell, in September, 2021This is a traveling exhibition, reach out to us at AHC if you’d like to be included in “My Body My Truth” exhibition. Here is the Application Link: https://forms.gle/UGzsVACYEpcEphrQA
Torrance Art Museum, Yarn Bombing LA, Performances, Structure made of yarn, and a knitting workshop to make blankets for the homeless. July 17th, noon- 3:30pm, Museum is open till 5:00 pm Our exhibition will be up for two months.
Torrance High school, Yarn Bomb LA, We covered the School’s gates with over 24, 6 foot by 6 foot knitted murals. Marjan’s 6’x6’ structure also includes historical textiles from her grandmother who passed away in March. This mural is interactive and will be up for two months or longer. Going on view on March 16th 8:00am – noon with a museums opening at Torrance Museum on the following day.
Art classes and adventure tours with Marjan Vayghan at the Wildlife Learning Center. Saturday June 26th, groups from 2:00- 3:30 and 5:00- 6:30pm
Persian New Year Fashion Show and Historical Garments Art Talk March 27th, held on Zoom
Art Talk at the Fowler Museum: Thursday February 25 at 4pm PST, held on zoom due to the pandemic
Art talk On February 8, 2021 from noon to 1:00pm held on zoom.
Art Talk at the Art Director’s Gallery 800, “Artists in the Studio: A Talk with Marjan Vayghan” October 11th, 2-4pm Meeting ID: 838 3531 1413 Passcode: 031624
Eagle Con Local Artist Marjan K. Vayghan hosts the “Build a Borg Workshops:”
Local LA artist Marjan Vayghan will guide you in turning a teddy bear into a cool member of the Borg collective! No materials necessary: just show up and have fun with fabrics, bears, gears and materials!
Thursday, March 5 from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Friday, March 6 from 10:00 AM – 12:50 PM
Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University-Student Union San Gabriel Room, Third Fl.
August – November
The Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 (ADG, IATSE Local 800) presents FANTASTIC VOYAGE, an exclusive mixed media exhibition celebrating the genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy & the Metaphysical Realm. The public will have a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists at the exhibit openingand hosted reception on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Fantastic Voyage exhibition will run through November 2nd. Gallery 800 is located in the historic North Hollywood Arts District at 5108 Lankershim Boulevard.
The Terrain Biennial 2019 will soon be underway. With more than 250 artist projects and over 500 participants, the Terrain Biennial 2019 has grown significantly since its last incarnation! Terrain Biennial locations curated by the Association of Hysteric Curators with opening events: Saturday, October 5, 2-5 pm, 5117 Argus Dr., Eagle Rock, 90041 & Sunday October 6th, 2 – 5 pm 3651 Mimosa Dr., 90065
Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles (#CIACLA) June 16, 2019, at Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles (#CIACLA) in Bergamot Station, as part of the exhibition, Care Complicity Critique. The performance exhibition was curated by the Irish artist Katherine Nolan in partnership with artists Amanda Coogan and Matthew Nevin (both from Ireland), and the Los Angeles-based feminist artist collective Association of Hysteric Curators (founded by artist Mary Anna Pomonis) of which I’m blessed to be a member.” -Lili Bernard
Scope: Art Basel Miami 2018
“SCOPE MIAMI BEACH RETURNS TO OCEAN DRIVE FOR 18TH EDITION”
“The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honored by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.”
Curated and Represented By 30 Voices, Featuring Marjan K Vayghan MarjanV.com
Art Basel 2018 at Scope (18th Edition) Booth # D35
South Beach Miami, Florida 801, Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
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Opening Reception Saturday June 23rd (7-10pm) Artist Talk Wednesday August 8th (7-9pm) Artist Workshop (assemblage and collage – adults) Saturday August 11th (1-4pm) Artist Workshop (youth) Saturday August 18th (1-4pm) Exhibition Featured 06.23.18 – 08.20.18
“(re)Crafting Traditions” curated by Anne Marie Hromadka, We’ll be installing (re)Crafting Traditions, prior to Valentine’s Day 2018. I’ll post more pix and info as we get closer to February.
A link to our 2017 “(re)Crafting Traditions” exhibition and opening night at The Braid, Santa Monica.
GLITTER Group Show
Opening reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018 * 6p-9p
Scheduled to run: January 13 – February 3, 2018 Curatedy LA Art Girls Kelly Thompson and Stephanie Allespach co -curators of theGlitter Group Show Openning 1/13/18 from 6p-9p for the opening reception
February 13 – July 23
“My genetic make up in three golden mandalas,” expolored my ancestory in which I dipicted paintings from my medical imaginig, linking my being with that of my ancestors. This exhibition was very close to my heart and the workd are extreamly personal. This show was limited in the times it was open to the public.Curated by Anne Marie Hromadk, At the Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
Live Drawing performances as well as teaching metatative nature painting and drawing session from March 21st – May 6th in Los Angles and it’s surounding cities.
June – August
“DD11: The Human Condition,” Curated by Liz Gordon at The Loft At Liz’s Opening Reception June 23rd 7-10pm
June 23-Closing date to be determined: not before August 21 to September 11 Drop off dates: Tuesday June 19th, 10am to 5pm or Wednesday 10am only
(if this doesn’t work for you we can make arrangements)
Workshop Saturday August 11th 1-4pm.
Artist Talk Wednesday August 8th, 7-9pm
May – Septhember
Manifesto Festival # 12 as well as Performance Art, Exhibitions, Happenings and Public Life Drawing in the following Cities:
Italy: Roma Milano (Milan) Napoli (Naples) Torino (Turin) Palermo
Genova (Genoa) Bologna
Firenze (Florence) Catania
Venezia (Venice) Messina
Padova (Padua) Taranto
Reggio di Calabria Modena
Livorno (Leghorn) Foggia
January 13 – February 3, 2018
GLITTER Group Show Opening reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018 * 6p-9p Scheduled to run: January 13 – February 3, 2018
“SYNAESTHESIA: WHAT IS THE TASTE OF THE COLOR BLUE?” Events:
October 1st, 2017: Synaesthete dance experience at the Actors’ Gang Theater, Culver City
October 8th, 2017: Wine tasting with synaesthete sommelier, Jaime Smith, BBAX
October 14th, 2017: Synaesthete literary event at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, Ca
October 19th, 2017: Art reception at ArtSci Center, UCLA
October 20th, 2017: Science symposium at ArtSci Center, UCLA, sponsored by IASAS
October 21st, 2017: Closing reception and concert with synaesthete violinist, Kaitlyn Hova, BBAX,
Making Lightly: A Communal Residency
Residency from October 8 through October 20Closing Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3-6 pm
BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE, SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SYNAESTHETES, ARTISTS, AND SCIENTISTS & IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTSCI GALLERY AT UCLA SYNAESTHESIA: WHAT IS THE TASTE OF THE COLOR BLUE? OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2017 7-10 PM
Venice Art Crawl, “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM
WALLS – A Quest for Immersive Space @ Produce Haus
Venice Art Crawl, Six round paintings on brick at “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM
re-Crafting Traditions, Curated by Anne Marie Hromadka, at The Braid, Santa Monica, CA.“(re)Crafting Traditions,” was on exhibit for couple of months. On Wednesday night, June 14, 2017, thesaterical performance opened.
Produce Haus “Walls, a quest for immersive space.” 1318 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Opening Reception Thursday, June 3rd -15th, 2017 Exhibition was suppose to be on view through July 31st 2017. We were asked to deinstall on June 3rd instead and given till the 15th to do so. I curated a compact series of private musical events and performances from the 3- 15th of June, 2017.
Women’s Building, “Animating the Archives: the Woman’s Building,” Avenue 50 Studio131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042, May 13th- June 3rd, 2017 Opening Reception, Saturday, May 13 at 7 PM – 10 PM Performance On Saturday, May 27 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Venice Art Crawl,“ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, May 18th, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM
FOCUS IRAN 2 CAFAM, The Craft And Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), and Farhang Foundation present “FOCUS IRAN 2: Contemporary Photography and Video” Exhibition will be on view: January 29 – May 7, 2017
Produce Haus “Walls, a quest for immersive space.” 1318 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Opening Reception Thursday, April 27, 2017 Exhibition will be on view through July 31st 2017.
“Las Chingonas,” Curated by Marissa Magdalena Sykes, In celebration of Women’s History Month, Avenue 50, a female led space. Featured artists include Martha Carrillo, Shatto Light, Aida Lugo , Aydinaneth Ortiz, Flor Quinto, Elyse Reardon-Jung, and Marjan Vayghan, Opening Night: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 7 PM – 10 PM, Exhibit runs until April 6th, 2017.
Art Venice Art Crawl, “ARTravenous” 2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, California 90291, Curated by James Berkowitz, Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6 PM – 10 PM
Exhibition and celebration of Women’s Art Work, 2017,on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, exhibition and reception from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Chan Gallery at Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Midnight Mission Activist Performance Art, The Arts have a responsibility to shift with their times. Our creative practices should pour into the community and manifest as much love, light and unity as possible. On Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017, Cuts to the “Meals on Wheels” program were announced.
On Friday, March 17th, 2017, from 11:00am till 6:00pm.
MOCA, “BAILA-MOCA Roundtable,” MoCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand
Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10am-1pm
MOCA, “BAILA-MOCA Roundtable,” MoCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10am-1pm
FAR Bazaar 2017 “Alternative Art Fair & Art Collective Festival,” January 28-29, 2017 | 10AM-10PM | Cerritos Collegesoon to be demolished 60’s FAR Bazaar: Cerritos College, soon to be demolished 60’s Art Building presents FAR Bazaar.
The Muslim Ban crushed my family, which took a toll on my creative schedule throughout 2017, beginning on Friday, January 27th, 2017.
“The Art of Performance in Irvine: It’s Your Party,” Thursday, November 3rd at 7 PM – 9 P Experimental Media Performance Lab, UC Irvine Curated and Directed by Ulysses Jenkins and Deborah Oliver “It’s Your Party” Experimental Media and Performance Lab (xMPL) Contemporary Arts Center 4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92617, Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00- 9:00 pm
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel “A portrait project draws L.A. female artists to Hauser Wirth & Schimmel for a joyous flash mob” “REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING:” ABSTRACT SCULPTURE BY WOMEN, 1947 – 2016 On View from 13 MAR – 4 SEP 2016 http://marjanv.com/?page_id=12605
Gagosian Gallery, Helen Frankenthaler – Gagosian Gallery “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler On Friday, September 16th, 2016, we gathered in Celebration of Helen Frankenthaler’s creative practice and exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery. http://marjanv.com/?page_id=13444
“MAIDEN LA 2016,” presents: Happenings and “Art-In-The-Street,” On Thursday, August 04, 2016: 10–11 Gagosian Gallery, 456 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills
12–1 Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
2–3 LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
5–6 MOCA/ BROAD, 250 & 221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles
21 “Uncommon Curriculum”, Mary Anna Pomonis and Allison Stewart, “Touchstones”, Cathy Salser with Window Between Worlds, and closing Yami Pot feast.
PØST 2016 Fundraiser Auction, PØST 1206 Maple Ave. #515, LA, CA 90015 USA, August, 2016
Closing reception August 21 from 3-5. Calendar of Events for the AHC residency at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center.
South Bay Contemporary: “IF I WERE A CARPENTER,” Curated by Steven R. Fujimoto, South Bay Contemporary at the LOFT, 401 South Mesa Street, Level 3, San Pedro, CA 90731, http://southbaycontemporary.org Thursday – Saturday 1-5pm, Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th 4-6pm, July 7 – 30, 2016
PØST 2016 Fundraiser Auction, PØST 1206 Maple Ave. #515, LA, CA 90015 USA, June 23,16 – July 09, 16
Durden and Ray Gallery, “Newbies,” July 2-30, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday Jul 2, 6-10pm An exhibitions of Durden and Ray’s newest members, 1950 S. Sante Fe, unit # 207, Los Angeles, CA 90021 Hours: Saturdays 11-5 pm, or by appointment.
Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Marjam K. Vayghan and Meg Madison “40 Famous Women”, Rachel Finkelstein + Sacha Finn “Safe Space”, Kim Russo “Project About Family” AHC residency of artist workshops at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, July 16, 2016 2:00-5:00pm
“Blue Orchard Dinner Conversation” “Her Story” at The Blue Orchard, off-site installation of exhibition “Coming to the Table” at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. Proof that art can invite” 512 W F St, Wilmington, California 90744 T Performances and Readings by: Mary Anna Pomonis, Ayesha Fuentes, Elizabeth Medina, Thinh Nguyen, Siobhan Hebron, Seo Yun Son, Marissa Yardley Clifford, Marjan Vayghan, Christine Dianne Guiyangco and Armando Cortes, Mujeres Unidas, Maria and Waldeth. July 16th, 2016 6:00pm- 11:00pm
Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 25 Workshops: Carolyn Castaño “Other Feminist Histories” and Lili Bernard “Silent No More” Marjan K. Vayghan “Break the Lass and Fall into the Glassblower’s Breath”
Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 18th from 2- 5pm and a closing reception August 21 from 3-5. Calendar of Events for the AHC residency at Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: Marjan K. Vayghan Poetry reading.
Angel’s Gate Cultural Center: June 18 performances by Christine Guiyangco, Siobahn Hebron, Thinh Nguyen, Linda Ravenswood, Cindy Rehm and Marjan K. Vayghan
“Ubikwist” Art Magazine, ten page write up, interview, Art works and performances created for the Ubikwist issue. Written by by Warren Reich, Photographs by Betina La Plante, New York, Brooklyn: Ode to Babel, 772 Dean Street, Brooklyn NY 11238. Paris: “Passage”9 bis Rue Auguste Barbier 75011 Paris and “OFR”20 Rue du Petit Thouars75010
Private Poetry Performances during Artem Galleries’ Openning night. Blessing the space, manifesting positivity and good wishes for Artem Gallery, May 21th, 2016 6:00pm – midnight.
LACE: (En)Gendered (In)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, March 9th at 7:00 pm – April 17, at 6:00 pm, 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028, Organized by Micol Hebron
“13 Bedar Bagh” drawings, paintings and performance art in nature, Yucaipa, California
LACMA, Farhang Foundation, 8th Annual Nowruz Celebration, performance Art and festivities, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 13th, 2016 Procession from 3:00- 4:00 pm. Performance Art and events scheduled from 11:30AM – 7:00PM.
30Voices “Women’s Day Healing Sound Bath,” International Women’s Day. This Tuesday March 8th, 2016, 7:00pm till Awakening ones inner Shaman/Shewoman During total Solar Eclipse, 3315 Clerendon Rd. Beverly Hills CA 90210, March 8/9th, 2016
Women Who Count, curated by Doni, Sunday, March 6th, 2016. 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Venice Art Walk, “ARTravenous,” Danny’s Venice, 23 Windward Ave, Venice, California 90291, Thursday, March 17at 6 PM – 10 PM
Consort – Curated by Kelly Thompson, Gallery Show Reception at Art Share LA
February 9· 18 Reception Saturday, February13, 2016
15 Years Anniversary Life Drawing, Photoshoot, Installation Art and Curated Happenings Feb 25- 28th, 2016 Overlooking Los Angeles, Crescent Dr Los Angeles, CA 90046
Concert and Screening at Arizona’s Tempe Center For The Arts, Phoenix, AZ, Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, 85281
Groundspace Project’s, Holiday Art Show and Party: Saturday, Dec 12, 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 1427 E. 4th St. #4, L.A. CA 90033.
Iranian Art Now 2015,“Giving and Benevolence,” Neekon Festival at the Golden Gate Park and De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, California, USA; and website of Ziya Art Center September 5th. September 26 – December 29, 2015
Radio interview, 670 AM KIRN, interview on “Fashionista’s Fight Back” and the LA Times Article, 670 AM KIRN 3301 Barham Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90068, November 16, 2015
Performance “Fashionista’s Fight Back” Curated by by Shana Nys Dambrot, October 3rd- November 14, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, California 92701
LA times Article “Hansen: Santa Ana art stays fashionably progressive,” by David Hansen, http://www.latimes.com/socal/weekend/news/tn-wknd-et-1108-hansen-20151108-story.html
“Fashionista’s Fight back,” Curated by by Shana Nys Dambrot, October 3rd- November 14, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N Sycamore St, Santa Ana, California 92701
ICU vegetable Garden performance art, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s ICU, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Open Brain Halloween Performance Art, Mulholland Estates, 14111 Mulholland Dr, Beverly Hills, California 90210
ICU vegetable Garden performance art at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s ICU, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Fashion and Art Performance Art in Catalina during 4th of July weekend
Iranian Art Now 2015,“Giving and Benevolence,” Neekon Festival at the Golden Gate Park and De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, California, USA; and website of Ziya Art Center September 5th. September 26 – December 29, 2015
Art Share-LA, Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot “Sticks and Stones” Hallway Gallery,801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, California 90013 Events and Receptions on Saturday, July 11, 8:00pm – 11:00pm and Friday, July 24th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
9200 Crescent Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90046, United States Open air painting, swinging performance and new series of Performance art Garments photo shoot and happenings June 19- 23rd, 2015
Action for Aging, Performance art with Dorothy, seamstress and a french confident of Ms Ford and the Ragon Family at the white house. 1425 South Wooster St, LA 90035, June 25th, 2015, 1:00pm- 4:00pm (On June 25th I’m doing a hygiene care kit giveaway event and there will be farsi speaking participants. Are you interested in joining me. It will be at 1:15 to 1:30 until about 3:30pm. The building is pico Wooster senior housing..located right at Pico and Wooster. near La Cienega and Pico.)
Craft and Folk Art Museum: Lecture, “Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography & Video,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, April 19th, 2015
Angels Gate Art Center, “Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking,” Curated and organized by Jerri Allyn, 3601 Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, Sunday April 26, noon- 6:00pm (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-bush/la-artists-propose-soluti_b_7110942.html)
“Dorood Series of Events” Drawing, Performance Art, Sculpting and interacting with Tehran and Shomal Iran in a variety of creative processes, March 17 – April 17th, 2015
Craft and Folk Art Museum: “Focus Iran” Lecture on History of Iran’s Photography, Persian High Tea and music by Hamid Saeidi, from 3PM till 5PM Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, Sunday, February 8at 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Craft and Folk Art Museum: “Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography & Video,” Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036, Thursday January 22, 7PM-10PM – May 3rd, 2015
Long Beach Aquarium, “Mahi Performance Art and Happening,” 30 artists drawing and performing, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, December 7th, from 11 am to 5 pm.
National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago: “Surrealism & War: The Exquisite Corpse Project,” curated by Jeanne Dunning and Aaron Hughes, 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Second Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60641, May- November, 2014
L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, ”Mixed-Media Miniature Mosaics.” I taught a creative workshop, inspired by Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art and Shangri La: Imagined Cities exhibitions. 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, L.A., 90027, Saturday, November 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Laguna Art Museum, “An Elongated Now,” Lita Albuquerque: Particle Horizon, “Be a Point, Becoming Line, Becoming Arc Rotation Of Earth Around Sun,” 375 Cliff Dr.; Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 2:30pm- 6:30pm
Wildlife Waystation, Performance Art, A Happening (among “50+ lions, 20+ tigers, lots of mountain lions, leopards, servals, ligers, panthers, wolves, grizzly bears. 48 hyper chimps, baboons, monkeys, etc…) Little Tujunga Canyon Rd, Angeles National Forest, CA 91342, Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 8:30am-4:00pm
Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing horses ” @ The LA Equestrian Center, organized by Gary Geraths, 480 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506, October 26, 2014, 10:00 am- 6:00pm
Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm October 28th 2014
Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm September 28, 2014
Perform Chinatown 2014 : “CHAOS REIGNS!” Curated by Doug Harvey. Chung King Road, Los Angeles Performance Art Festival, “Grandfather’s Poems and Art sent from Iran,” Saturday July 26th, 2014, 12 Noon and 10 PM.
Doug Harvey contacted me while I was in Iran. I curated a series of Rooftop Building Bridges events throughout Tehran, Iran. Our events celebrated my grandfather’s writings and art. I sent a few of his books to be read and shared with Perform Chinatown 2014 : “CHAOS REIGNS!”
May, June, July, August
I traveled to Germany, Iran and Dubai during the Summer, in order to curate a series of Building Bridges Rooftop Events, Happenings, Meeting and Exhibitions. Due to the nature of our underground work with Building Bridges Rooftop, I will not list the events and the names of BBR members and participants.
LA Art Girls Squaring the Circle: Llano del Rio Centennial, 100th anniversary of the founding of the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony, a utopian socialist community established in 1914. May 2-4th, 2014
Seyhoun Gallery, Curated by Maryam Seyhoun, Performance Art in Honor of Maryam Seyhoun’s mother’s memory and creative spirit. 9007 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA, 90069 May 10, 2014 4:00- 8:00pm
Mastodon Mesa, with CAFAM: Granny Squared Public Art Workshop with Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210
Seyhoun Gallery, “Halva Poetry and talk of Iran’s creative History,” Curated by Maryam Seyhoun, Performance Art in Honor of Maryam Seyhoun’s Father’s sudden Passing and creative spirit. Shohreh Aghdashloo shared her book “The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines,” with us. 9007 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA, 90069 May 24, 2014 4:00- 8:00pm
Venice Art Walk Auction, Marjan K. Vayghan, Sakhf e Vayghan, 2014 Vinyl appliqué, Ed. 1/918″ x 53,” Poetry readings and personalized Art works
“دورود Dorood: New Art from Iran” Levantine Cultural Center 5998 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035, March 28- April 27, 2014.
Kio Griffith “blueprint” 2014 100 blue quote readings, curated by Kio Griffith for West LA College Art Gallery, 9000 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230, April 2014.
Whiskey A Go Go, Life drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Bands and Dancers organized by The Whiskey A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 900696:00pm April 11th 2014
“Yar-e-Mehraban,” 30 Voices, 4th Annual International Women’s day Celebration 2014, Reception March 8th, 6:00- 9:00pm, 508 S. San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90048
JAUS (pronounced ‘House’), All proceeds to UNICEF’s efforts in Syria. http://www.jaus-art.squarespace.com/shop/ An Exhibition and Fundraiser for Syrian Children (Organized by Ichiro Irie & Dasha Orlova. Co-hosted by Gabé Hirsch of UNICEF Next Generation), 11851 La Grange Ave. West Los Angeles, California, Opening reception: Friday January 24, 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
“The Traveler,” Screening and performance art event, Sponsored by the Law Offices of Taher Kameli, Wilmette Theater 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL, 60091, Saturday, January 11, 2014
Miami Art Basel Booth #E21, “Fire into Song” 300 W 41st St #214, Miami Beach, FL 33140, December 3-8th, 2013
“Under One Blue Sky” Benefit Emergency USA Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM – Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Screening and red carpet event for “The Traveler” in Seattle on Dec 8th @ 350 Kirkland ave., Kirkland, Seattle, WA, December 8th, 2013. In Los Angeles on December 1st and Novemver 17th @ Majestic Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood, LA, CA, November 17th, 2013 7-10pm
“Carrousel Of Art” 132 Brooks Ave. Venice Beach, CA, 90291, Community Exhibit Celebrating, Art, Performance, Poetry, and Music Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Revolution performances with Public Practice Studio at the 18th Street Arts Center, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Friday, Nov 22, Monday, November 25, 2013, from 1-4PM
“Interface: Art, Fashion” Exhibition at the Gatov Gallery, 1250 BELLFLOWER BLVD., LONG BEACH, CA. 90840, Opening November 3rd, 2O13, 5-7pm Second Reception and set of performances on November 7th.
Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit, organized by Gary Geraths,“Drawing large cats, Lions, Ligers, Triggers and other wildlife” @ Wildlife Waystation, 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Lake View Terrace, California 91342, 10:00 am- 6:00pm November 03rd and 24th, 2013
LA screening and red carpet event “The Traveler” Majestic Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood, LA, CA, November 17th, 2013 7-10pm
The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, “OCCUPY the MUSEUM” LA Art Girls Lecture, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91737, Exhibit: September 9 – November 23, 2013, Lecture on October 28th, 2013
“(en)Gendered (in)Equity – The Gallery Poster Project,” Project Curated by Micol Hebron, exhibition Margin Release Right, curated by Kio Griffith for West LA College Art Gallery, 9000 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230, October 14 – November 7th.
Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Elephants, Hippos and Rhinos and Triggers” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, 10:00 am- 6:00pm October 06, 2013
Live drawing, public performance art and exhibit “Drawing horses ” @ The LA Equestrian Center, organized by Gary Geraths, 480 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506, October 20, 2013, 10:00 am- 6:00pm
“Art Works ADL: Justice, Advocacy and Art” honorary chair: Eli Broad, curated by Caspar Martin, Live Auction by Sothby’s, Reception and Art Auction held at Jeanne and Tony Pritzker’s state Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, 6:30 pm- 11:00pm
Performance Art and exhibit of new series of work, Venice Art Crawl at Shulamit Gallery 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00- 10:00 pm.
Live art and public performance art and exhibit “Drawing Giraffes” @ The LA Zoo, organized by Gary Geraths, 5333 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027, September 22, 2013, 10:00 am- 4:00pm
“The Traveler” at London’s Portobello Film Festival, Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ, September 11th, 2013, 9:00pm
“O Brother Where Art Thou?” Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, The TKU Charity Art Auction for Tibet House, 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, August 8 – September 5, 2013, Opening Reception and Auction August 10th, 2013, 7:00pm- Midnight
The Tunnel, “TUNNEL RATS. A SKATEBOARD ART SHOW” Curated by Alex Larin Baranda and Kelly Thompson. 3400 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90065, Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Wild Girls and ChouChousat the Scribal July 12th-
“2013 Monster Drawing Rally” guest curator Marjan K. Vayghan, Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California, 91103, Saturday, June 29th from 12 to 6 pm
Venice Art walk June 20-23 Performance on Rooftop/ private invite only exhibit of new series of threads and sculptures… photo shoot
“Yeki Bood, Yeki Nabood: Live Storytelling Event,” 2013 Venice Art Walk & Auctions, Shulamit Gallery17 N. Venice Blvd. | Venice, CA 90291, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Shulamit Gallery, “Stories” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, — day, ——–, 2013 from 7-9 PM.
“Smile” Exhibit and performance art organized by Micol @ Jankar Gallery
GaryMay19th WildGirlsandChouChous,Thankyouagainfortakingpartin Gary Baseman’s House Party You truly helped to make it an exquisite event! We have another event (“Art Exploration with Gary Baseman”) occurring On this day, we will be holding a family-oriented art workshop. We are seeking models to be Wild Girls and ChouChous for the drawing class portion of this workshop, and we would love for you to participate! The call time for this event would be 12:30 PM, and the actual modeling would occur We were so thrilled with your involvement opening night; we would greatly appreciate it if you would continue to help us bring Gary Baseman’s unique world of whimsy to life! More information concerning “Art Exploration with Gary Baseman” can be found at the Skirball’s website (www.skirball.org). Please e- mail to let us know if you are available and interested in taking part. Thank you so much!
Yarn Bomb performance During Suzanne Lacy’s …. May 4th
Shulamit’s home Knitting and coroshe’n performance Art
APRIL 24th CHOUCHOU AND WILD GIRL CHARACTER GUIDELINES Thank you so much for performing as ChouChous and Wild Girls. Your time, dedication, and enthusiasm in making Gary Baseman’s characters come to life are truly appreciated. SCHEDULE Call time 6:00 Press conference 7:30 Event begins, DJ set by Shepard Fairey Ongoing Art making, games 9:00 Nightmare and the Cat performs with Gary Baseman 10:00 Piñata-breaking 10:15 Mezuzah dedication 11:00 Event ends CONTACT INFO: Gloria Westcott: (323) 384-9675; email@example.com Denise A. Gray: (760) 443-146;firstname.lastname@example.org The Wild Girls and ChouChous come from a long line of characters created by Gary Baseman. They appear prominently in Baseman’s gallery exhibitions, Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou and I Melt in Your Presence, two series from 2007. As curator Alice Hutchinson explains, “Baseman created a world run by little demons who thrive on sustaining chaos, hate, and fear in a realm of nymphs. The demons maintain order by keeping the girls figVenice Art, Venice, CA 90291, April 21, 2013, 6:00- 10:00pm
April 20th, CAFAM, corshe’n and kniting love stories performance
Venice Art Crawl, “First Venice Art Walk of 2013,” 46 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291, March 21, 2013, 6:00- 10:00pm
Mastodon Mesa, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210 March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 2013, 10:00am- 5:00pm
Grand Canyon, “Grand Drawings, Happenings and Performance Art,” A series of events spanning from the Grand Canyon South Rim to the Desert View The Watchtower at the East Entrance Station, Grand Canyon National Park, February 28th- March 3rd, 2013
Shulamit Gallery, “Cheh Khabar // What’s New?” “Leaving the Land of Roses” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 from 7-9 PM.
Civic Center Studios, “Quince Quince,” curated and organized by Marissa Magdalena and Pete Galindo, Civic Center Studios 207 S. Broadway Suite One, Los Angeles, California, 90012, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:00- 9:00pm
Mastodon Mesa, with CAFAM: Granny Squared Public Art Workshop with Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, 7850 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046-7210
January – March:
Shulamit Gallery, “Leaving the Land of Roses” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, January-March, Reception: January 19, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Moth-style storytelling event, “Home: True Stories from LA’s Muslims and Jews,” Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Shulamit Gallery, “CHEH KHABAR | WHAT’S NEW?,” 17 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291, December 13, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Fowler Museum, “Light and Shadows: My Heart Is In the East, and I Am At the Ends of the West,” 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Opening Reception Performance: October 21st 1:00- 4:00pm
Occu-Pie Performance Celebrating Occupy’s first birthday, individual Occu-Pies served by the marching waitresses, Los Angeles City Hall Park (Solidarity Park), Sunday, September 30, 2012
LAX, Terminal 1 Gate 1. “Le Petit Jardîn Exhibit @ LAX” Curated by Ginger Van Hook, August- November, 2012
Los Angeles Art Association, “Second Skin” Four Solo performance spaces featuring artists Kristine Schomaker, Denise Siegel, Elizabeth Tobias and Marjan Vayghan. Gallery 825 – 825 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, Saturday, August 18, 6-9pm
18th Street Arts Center’s Summer Artnight: “Video Booth Performance and interviews, 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404, Saturday, July 21, 2012, 6:30pm until 9:30pm
“Six artists presenting/performing on a political issue of their choice.” Curated by USSSA organizer: M. Ryan Noble, Pershing Square – Downtown – Los Angeles, CA Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2:30-6:00pm
“Fellow Travelers” LA Mart, LA Mart: 1933 S. Broadway, LA, CA, 90007, 12th floor May- November Opening Reception June 2nd, 2012, Performance June 22nd, 2012
“Eat. Drink. Art.” LAMAGA | Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates, at Barnsdall Park 4800 Hollywood BLVD. Los Angeles, CA 90027Saturday, May 12th, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (PT)
Analog Salon in Culver City, “Looking Glass,” curated by Shana Nys Drambrot,
Opening Reception: Friday April 20th 2012, 6pm -9 pm through June 1st, 2012 at The Analog Salon at Samitaur Constructs, 3535 Hayden Avenue, Culver City, California. Gallery hours are 9am through 5pm, Monday through Friday.
LACE and Peace Over Violence present “Self Defense Workshop for Women,” discussion, collaboration and Happening at LACE 6522 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90028, Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 4pm- 7:00pm
“Khale Suske,” consciousness raising conversation, by Neda Morid gathering around a Korsi at the Will Rogers State Park, Sunday, April 8th, 2012, from 4-7:00pm, critical dialogue in public regarding the relationship between her-storytelling, memory, art and domestic violence.
Post Performance of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces” Performance, discussion and unpacking of (Allan Kaprow “Time Pieces” 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) at the HMS Bounty, Koreatown, Wednesday April 25th, 2012, 6:00pm- 9:00pm.
Recreation of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces.” (Allan Kaprow 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) According to the step by step score. LACE 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, March 27th, 2012, 7:30pm – 10:00pm.
CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Máximo González: Playful.” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Performance as well as Kinetic Installation Art, Saturday, March 24th, 2012, 10:00am- 6:00pm, with a post performance art piece during the curators talk on Sunday 25th, 2012.
Pre Performance of Allan Kaprow’s “Time Pieces” Performance, introductory discussion and unpacking of (Allan Kaprow “Time Pieces” 7.12.73 – 3.27.12) at Carol Stakenas’ home, Sunday, March 25th, 2012, 6:00pm.
CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Nowruz Workshops (five: Booklet making, sprout art, egg character creating, making buttons, Nowruz table coloring and information gathering.) and Performances, by Marjan Vayghan” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Recalling Zoroastrian Nowrus traditions Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 10th, 2012.
CAFAM, Craft And Folk Art Museum, “Nowruz INSTALLATION Performative, by Marjan Vayghan” 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Saturday, March 10- 19th, 2012.
“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, February 6, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm
“Forum with CODEPINK,” CalArts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, February 1, 2012, 3:30- 6:00pm
“Myths of Rape,” recreation, CalArts Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, February 1, 2012, 3:30- 4:00pm
“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, January 30, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm
“Five Offerings, Recreation of Liebestod,” Craftswoman House, January 29, 2012, 6:30- 10:00pm
“Bread and Circus” Performance art with Raul Paulino Baltazar and the Otis Portable Parks IV Project, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2372 , Jan. 28, 11:00 – 2:30pm 395
“Candlelight Ceremony,” Los Angeles Police Department, Three Weeks in January, Los Angeles Police Department 100 West 1st St. LA, CA 90012, January 27, 2012 5- 8:00 pm
“Doin’ It In Private” CR Session at the “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, January 23, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00 pm
“Spine of the Earth 2012,” reception: January 21st at Craig Krull Gallery in Bergamot Station. Lita Albuquerque in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980. Spine of the Earth 2012 is a large scale performative sculpture that occured on the 287 step stairway at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, on January 22nd from noon – 2pm
Ninth District Neighborhood City Hall 4301 S. Central Ave. LA, CA, 90011, A Community Dialogue on Ending Rape in Los Angeles, January 20, 2012, 4-6:00pm.
“Myths of Rape,” Los Angeles Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party, at the downtown Convention Center West Hall, Rehearsal: January 15, from 1pm-5pm, Recreation: During the Los Angeles Art Show Opening at the Downtown Convention Center, January 18th from 3:30 to 8:30pm
Peace over Violence, Audio Recording and performance art, Three weeks in January, Peace over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Boulevard #200 Los Angeles, CA, 90017, January 16, 2012, 11:00am- 5:00pm
Map Marking MAP OPENS Community Practice, LAPD Building 3:30-4:30, then at MOCA 5:00- 9:00pm session on “Art and Violence Against Women” and walk through with the MOCA Apprentices, at MOCA, Thursday, January 12, 2012.
“Simply Perfect,” Residency funded by Patrón in collaboration with LA Art Association, Hollywood, CA, December 27, 2011, 7:00pm – Midnight, New Year’s Eve, 2012.
CalArts, Lecture and presentation on Women’s Rights December 7th, 2011.
Building Bridges Rooftops Toronto- London Nov. 25 -Dec. 4, 2011
StoryCorps, Occupy LA discussion, Occupy LACMA Performance talk, as well as orchestrating a discussion amongst an Occupier and a member of the Police force (mother and daughter). StoryCorps, Los Angeles, CA, November 20th, 7:00pm. November 28th, 5:00pm. November 29th, 11:00 am.
LACMA, Occupy LACMA, People’s Library, People’s Forum, Performances in Red, Story Corps discussions, as well as organizing creative installations and discussions. LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, November 20th, 2011, 2:00- 6:00pm
MOCA, Marina Abramović, Lilly Cup performance dedicated to the Spirits, lab coat performance, silent centerpiece understudy, as well as being a head and nude body safety observer for the evening. November 7-11th as a head centerpiece. On November 12th performance preference shifted to the Illy Cup Performance for the Spirits, lab coat performance as well as safety observer volunteer. MOCA Gala, LA, CA, Nov. 12, 2011, noon- midnight
“Even They Never Meet,” curated by Nat Niu (Niu, Chun-Chiang), Ten portraits of Taiwanese women in dialogue with ten Los Angeles based female artists. My collaboration was recorded on November 16, 2011, 4:00- 6:00pm
Cal. State Northridge, “Myths of Rape Performance,” at the Western Regional Feminist Campus Leadership Conference, A Recreation of the 1977 Performance by Leslie Labowitz, November 5, 2011, 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Joshua Tree’s Art Tours, Joshua Tree, CA, Oct. 29- Nov. 2, 2011.
LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Debating Through the Arts: Performance Art Event 4. “Contemporary Issues in Performance,” October 29, 2011, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Outpost for Contemporary Art, SUR: Biennial, “Panel on Art, Activism,” and ways in which Students can unite on Rooftops, Cerrito College, October 28, 2011.
Downtown LA Art Walk, ‘Concrete Jungle’ @ Clifton’s, 648 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1807, Thurs. October 13, 2011
Downtown LA Art Walk, The wrestling tournament, a part of the “Lived Experience” exhibited at the Huntington Apartments on 8th and Main in Downtown LA, Thursday, Oct. 13th, from 6-11:00 pm.
Barnsdall Art Park, “Athco, Or The Renaissance of F______ Tree,” curated by Dorian Wood, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, Sunday, October 9 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm
“Order Up! The Waitresses, Continuous Performance action:” performance action at the opening of “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:00-7:00 pm
KCET, “Los Angeles Arrival Story,” written performance as a transplant, posted at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time, Thursday, September 29th on KCET.org.
Jancar Gallery, “Smell a Vagina,” Richard Newton, 961 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012, Performance as ethnic female holding curtains, directed and documented by Richard at Jancar’s, September 28th, 6:00- 8:00pm.
18th Street Arts Center, Legacy exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time, Collaboration Labs, Los Angeles, CA, Opening Reception and Performance in which I interviewed over twenty artists Saturday, Sep 24, 6–10 pm.
LATC, The Bucket Project At Grand Performances, curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Shana Nys Dambrot, Thursday, September 15th, 6 – 9pm.
FLAG STOP 2011 an alternative contemporary art event. 24777 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90505, September 2-4, 2011.
Down Town Los Angeles Art Walk, “A Woman’s World,” The Salon at Cliftonʼs (2nd ﬂoor) 648 South Broadway Los Angeles 90014, Thursday, August 11, 2011, 5:00-10:00 pm.
JAUS (pronounced ‘House’), “Summer Soul Sis,” 11851 La Grange Ave. West Los Angeles, California, July 15th- August 28th, 2011
18th Street Arts Center, “Debating Through the Arts,” June 4- August 28, 2011.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “Chain Letter,” curated by Doug Harvey, Marichris Ty, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave # B1 (F1) July 23- August 25, 2011,
Jancar Gallery, “Perform Chinatown,” curated by Tom Jancar, 961 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Saturday, July 30th, 6:00pm- Midnight
Solo Exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, May- June, 2011
The Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, 72 hour, outdoor performance within Legacy Crates, Beverly Hills, CA, May 20-22, 2011
LACE and Art Platform, 2011 LACE Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA, April- May, 2011
Craft And Folk Art Museum, Legacy Crates: Norooz Bazar Performance, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501, Recalling Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 19th, 2011.
18th Street Arts Center, Legacy exhibitions, “Have You Seen My Privacy?” Los Angeles, CA, February 1st- April 24th, Opening Reception February 19th, Legacy Celebration February 26th, 2011, Performances through out February and March 2:00pm- 6:00pm. The Legacy Crates will be exhibited at 18th Street Arts Center again for the “Cultural Equity,” Legacy Exhibit, on display from June 3- August 28, 2011
Panel: ALTERNATIVE CURATORIAL PRACTICES, panel of curators:
Cesar Garcia (LAX ART), Rita Gonzales (LACMA), Naima Keith (Hammer Museum), Meg Linton (Ben Maltz Gallery), Marjan Vayghan (Building Bridges), Tues. April 26th 6:30-9:30PM, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Fallen Fruit, “LetThenEatLACMA,” Leader of the Tomato Fighters, as well as a Bubble Gum Soldier(11,07,2010, 9:00 am- 8:00 pm Performances @ LACMA (tomato 3- 4 , gum 9:00am-8:00pm – every hour on the hour, fruit throwing sporadically throughout the day, cross pollenating randomly throughout the day. As well as greenroom performances with the other artists)
Performance Signage Transition XOXO to DREAM Monday, 11,08,2010, noon – 4:00 pm
LAAG, Panel discussion, at Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson 1000, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045. Wednesday, October 27, 2010,10 am – noon
Debating through the Arts, A Performance Art Event #2, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, St. Elmo Village: 4830 Saint Elmo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019, Sunday, September 26, 1 pm – 9 pm.
Status of Women, 2010, Group Show: Harmony Reverberates Optimism, Curated by: Ronald Lopez, 11851 La Grange Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90025, Friday, September 10, 2010, 6:30pm – 9pm
Micol Hebron & the LA Vajazzlers, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, Friday, September 10, 2010, 4:30pm – 7pm.
Metabolic Studio Public Salon, Debating through the Arts / Presentation and Interactive Workshop, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, Farmlab: 1745 North Spring St. Unit 4, LA, CA,90012,Friday, August 20, 2010 @ Noon.
Chaos Confounded: A Performance, Feast and Benefit (Celebrating Highways 21st Anniversary), by Barbara T. Smith and Christen Sperry-Garcia, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA, Saturday August 14, 2010, 7:30 pm – Midnight.
“Building Bridges Film Festival, 2010” Rooftop Screenings, Tehran, Iran, Summer 2010, a series of three screenings including our August 5th screening. (Projection equipment set up on top of Grandparents rooftop and onto the rooftop of my 1st childhood friends rooftop. He was murdered on August 5, 2009.)
Solo, April 20, 2010 (B.P. Oil Spill, who got fucked up?), by Marjan Vayghan, PØST: 1904 E 7th Place LA CA 90021, Reception: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 7 – 9 PM.
Status of Women, 2010, Group Show: Harmony Reverberates Optimism, Curated by: Ronald Lopez Mc Nish Gallery, Oxnard College, 4000 South Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036, February 24th – March 24th, Opening: February 24th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
“Building Bridges: From Tehran to Los Angeles,” The Fowler Museum, Thursday, October 15, 2009
“Globalization, HIV, & a Green Tomorrow?,” Watercolor Paintings of Masami Teraoka, 1970, curated by Marjan Vayghan @ Banafshe Gallery, Tehran, Iran Fall 2009
“Fly with the Cage,” Presented by Phantom Galleries LA and Edgar Varela , Curated by Building Bridges and SoCiArts, Phantom Galleries LA Miracle Mile 5412 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90036, July 10, – August 2, 2009
Art Happenings on the Hill, a one-day showcase, to conclude the Art Happenings weekend curated by Hammer, Fowler, Film & TV Archive, UCLA Live, Student Commission for the Arts, World Arts & Culture, and Office of Residential Life Covel Commons, 3rd Floor, Grand Horizon Room, Northridge room, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, January 24th, 2009
Public Art Bus Tour, Part of The Feminist Art Project / TFAP, aligned with CAA Public Art Panel, chaired by Cheri Gaulke, Los Angeles, CA, Sunday March 1, 2009
Women’s Caucus for Art, Inventive Concepts: Models of Participatory Leadership in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA, February 2009
24th Street Theatre, “Debating Through the Arts/A Performance” Art Event #1, 24th Street Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
WSFS, The Western States Folklore Society’s Annual Conference, “BB: Presents Research,” 9045 Lincoln Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045, Saturday, April 18, 2009.
“GEM,” LA Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, March 7, 2009- April 11, 20069
O Salon, “Artist Lecture Series, Building Bridges between the my studio practices >< the world at large, beyond & betwixt borders and sanctions,” 1147 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, C A, 90210, Friday, MArch 27, 2009.
“Venus, Goddess of Love,” curated by Andi Campognone, LA Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, March 7, 2009- April 3, 20069
“More That Unites,” curated by Meeshka Bernabe, October 2008 London, England, December 2008 Seattle, May 2009 in Los Angeles, CA
Orange County Museum of Art,“Flashing Nipple Happening,” at the opening of the California Biennial, Newport Beach, California, October 25,2008.
“More That Unites,” curated by Meeshka Bernabe, October 2008 London, England, December 2008 Seattle, May 2009 in Los Angeles, CA
Art Knows No Borders, at The Regent Theatre 448 S. Main Street LA, CA, 90013, opening reception, November 18, 2008 7 – 9 pm, Tuesday.
“Novella,” curated by Meg Linton, Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069, September 5 – October 2, 2008
World Festival of Sacred Music, 1000 artists, 41 events, 16 days, September 13- 28, 2008, LA, CA
Politrix Political Art Show, at Base-works Gallery 5411 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016, Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1-2, 2008, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
“Aurora,” Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, Opening Reception Sat. November 22, 2008, 6pm – 9pm.
“LAAGAFBLA2008(LA Art Girls Art Fair Biennial Los Angles 2008),” Phantom Galleries reception: July 10th, 6pm -10pm, @ 601 Los Angeles Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013 & 610 South Main Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013- July 10 – August 23, 2008.
Plessy Day 1892, corner of Press and Royal St., New Orleans, June 3- 8, 2008
“Culture Crossing,” Glorya Kaufman Theater, Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 6:00pm.
Bronx Museum, Making It Together Women’s Collaborative Art + Comunity, Bronx, New York, Saturday, May 17, 2008
Central Park, Left My Hearts in New York (performance during the AIDS Walk New York at Central Park), Manhattan, New York, Sunday, May 18, 2008
May 1st March, Labor movement, in collaboration with Garment Workers Center and the UCLA Labor Center, May 1,2008.
Museum Of Contemporary Arts, Allan Kaprow Art as Life, Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2008
Getty, “Fluids” a presentation of Allan Kaprow’s Fluids from 1967- LA Art Girls over flow 2008, in conjunction with Allan Kaprow’s retrospective “Art as Life” @ MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
The City Art, “Global Warnimg”, in collaboration with the Iranian American Visual Artists, Los Angeles, California, opening reception: December 8- 9, 2007
“Manifestations of Contemporary Arts in Iran ” curating American artists and artist collections (such as Bill Viola, Suzanne Lacy, The Marching Waitresses, and Masami Teraoka,..), @ The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, Tehran, Iran Fall 2007
Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles, in collaboration with WACK, Art of the Feminist Revolution exhibition. “Stories of Work and Survival,” LA, California, March 4- July 16, 2007
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Performance during the Art Seen Magazine’s 25th Anniversary, LA, California, April 18, 2007
APEX, “The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe”, July 7- August 11, 2007, New Yourk.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, “Open Call LA”, July 20- August 26, 2007, Los Angeles.
Phantom Galleries, “Migration Study”, Thursday May 10, 2007- August 29, 2007, Los Angeles.
UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, Video Production World Arts and Cultures 245, Los Angeles, California, December
Plugged Women’s Video Collective, “Her Shorts 2007” , Interview with Ali & Interview with IllegalAfghani Immigrant,http://www.pluggedvideocollective.org/. Curated by Gina Cestaro.
Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, “Summer Stock”, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2007
Pink Project Fashion show on saturday January 13, 8:00 p.m. at the Arena 1 gallery at the Santa Monica airport, as a member of the LA Art Girls.
Otis College of Art and Design, Sunrise to Sunset: Honoring the Dead, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, November 2nd.
Ephemeral Gallery, “ State of Fear” curated by Audrey Haworth, Culver City, California, October
Watch Towers, photographs of watch towers and interviews with solders, Tehran, Esfahan, Sheraz, Hamedan, and Shoma, Iran, summer
Darya ye khasar, organized performance, Coed Soccer, boys and girls not in Islamic Hijab, Shomal, Iran, summer
Emam Zadeh Saleh, facilitated by merchants in the area, Tehran,Iran, August 20th
UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Choreographing The Margins Show, Los Angeles, California, May
Borders and Border Crossings, presentation of web- based proposals, Ahmanson 403, Los Angeles, CA, May 4th
William Grant Still Arts Center, Socialistic Group Show: New Work from Southern California, Los Angeles, California, March
Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, April- May
Ephemeral Gallery, on virtual space, “Weather or Not”, curated by Alexx Shaw Culver City, California, fall
Performance at the Sculpture Garden, curated by Jeff Philips, Woodland Hills, California
Bolsky Gallery, Stoning the East and the West, Los Angeles, CA, fall
Museum of Martyrs, Shohada ye Maslum, curated by Ali Tehranie, Tehran, Iran, summer
Ben Maltz Gallery, Detours to Resonance, curated by Meg Linton, Los Angeles, California, fall
Bolsky Gallery, Reconciling Art Practices, curated by SusAn Barnet Los Angeles, CA
Bolsky Gallery, What it is, curated by Dana Duff show Los Angeles, California, fall
The Ephemeral Gallery, Community Collaborative, curated by Alexx Shaw Culver City, California, fall
Slanguage Gallery, curated by Mario and Carla Diaz, Los Angeles, California, winter
Blue Space White Box, curated by James Elaine of the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
107 Gallery, Portraiture, curated by Steven Hull, Los Angeles, California
Thing Gallery, curated by Mark Sarina, Los Angeles, California, spring
Bolsky Gallery, Out of Action, curated by Mia Babalis, Los Angeles, California, October
Construction-sites, Parks, Jungle gyms, Junk yards, Urban landscapes, and Commercial buildings, Drift Wood, Los Angles, California, winter
Otis College of Art and Design built on sight facilitated by the sculpture department, curated by Dana Duff, Los Angeles, California, december
Hammer Museum, Mandela, group project sponsored by the Hammer for high school students. Los Angles, California
Museum Of Contemporary Art, Collaborative Installation apart of a community art education program, Los Angeles, California, June
Hammer museum 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum, Chosen to work at the Hammer Museum alongside an installation conceived as collaboration between Buddhist Monks and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
Emam Zadeh Saleh, facilitated by merchants in the Bazar area, nine prayer rugs, lots of fresh food and Audience Participation, Tehran, Iran, summer, 2001
Hammer Museum, Video Performance, group project sponsored by the Hammer for high school students. Los Angles, California
Current Community Organizations and Projects:
Azerbaijani World Congress.
Vayghanian Visual Arts Council (established by my grandfather)Vayghan, Iran.
Los Angels Art Girls. LA. CA. U.S.A.
Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association.
Otis College of Art and Design, founder and president of the bowling team (one of
only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, and the Year book committee.
Founder of the Artists’ Collective Los Angeles CA, The Building Bridges exhibition,
and the Khaneh E Honar Gallery in Tehran, Iran.
I.M.A.N.- Iranian Muslim Association of North America.
Founder of Building Bridges Collective and Building Bridges Exhibition series, “BB”
Otis Salon, founder Linda Marshalla Kunik
Republic of Peace, founded by Ofunne Obiamiwe
The All City Marching Waitresses
Suzanne Lacy’s Public Arts Program
Cofounder of MANNA:
MANNA – An artist collective comprised of Los Angeles-based visual artists, examines how identity is shaped by differences in language, gender, ethnicity and culture, desire, exile, solitude and freedom. This community allows for both artists and spectators to transit across borderless art as they each re-create their own experience of this study in cross-cultural mapping.
Artists’ Collective – A building located in downtown Los Angeles, organized to promote dialogue between artists in Los Angeles and Iran whose work addresses issues of community, hybridty, and crossing border.
Sculpture Gardens – a sculpture garden to house work, meant to engage with and address issues of landscape and the politics of place. Surrounding gardens at the downtown building, are for communal use, and shows.
Khane Honar – Home of Arts studio/ Gallery – a residency to curate exhibitions in a space within the Tehran Bazaar, Iran
The Building Bridges Show – a series of events and exhibition I have curated. Such as an exhibition in Tehran at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, which opened during the fall (2007) showcasing the work of Iranian and American artists. (including Bill Viola, Suzanne Lacy, Masami Teraoka, Jerri Allyn, …. ) The show featured work from American artists and Iranian artists, highlighting collaboration and unity to counter act the violence portrayed by the government controlled media in both Iran and the United States.
LA Art Girls – evolved from informal gatherings and studio visits, which started in 2004, as a means of encouraging substantive discourse on contemporary art. The intentions of the LA Art Girls are to provide inspiration, support, dialogue and feedback to one another. The group strives to be a voluntary and non-hierarchical gathering of practices. The LA Art Girls has produced several collaborative projects: Strange Love (2005) an exquisite corpse-style video remake of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strange love, exhibited at QED Gallery; Total Art Performance Event, a series of Fluxus-inspired performances at the Getty Center in June 2006; group exhibitions at Anna Helwing Gallery, LACE and Angles Gallery; a radio show on Kbeach Global Radio; and Overflow, a re-invention of Fluids (1967) by artist Allan Kaprow, at the Getty Center in April 2008. While there are over 30 members of the LA Art Girls at this time, a lesser number participates in the collaborative projects on a self-selecting basis. Meanwhile, all members of the group pursue their own practices as contemporary artists and participate in meetings and studio visits as they choose.
2015 Portobello Film Festival London
Our Submission to the Portobello Film Festival in London, “Mosafer,” toured for two years nationally and Internationally, beginning in Los Angeles, CA, United States. 2013- 2016 We are currently in talks with the BBC for the screening rights of the project globally.
2013 – 2016 National and international screenings for our Film “Mosafer” “Traveller.”
2011 “Building Bridges Rooftop Reflections, Tehran, Iran, April- May.
2011 “Building Bridges Rooftop Reflections, throughout Iran and India for all of January.
2010 “Building Bridges Film Festival, 2010” Rooftop Screenings, Tehran, Iran, Summer 2010, a series of three screenings including our August 5th screening. (Projection equipment set up on top of Grandparents rooftop and onto 1st childhood friends rooftop)
2009 “Building Bridges: From the rooftops of Tehran, Iran to Los Angeles,” The Fowler Museum, Thursday, 6:00- 8:00 pm, October 15, 2009
2007 Plugged Women’s Video Collective, “Her Shorts 2007” , Interview with Ali & Interview with IllegalAfghani Immigrant,http://www.pluggedvideocollective.org/. Curated by Gina Cestaro.
UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater, Video Production World Arts and Cultures 245, Los Angeles, California, December 4, 2007
Arena 1 gallery at the Santa Monica airport, “Afghani Immigrant Workers, Tehran, Iran, summer of 2006.” January 13, 8:00 p.m.
2006 UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Vitas Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2006
2006 Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, May
2005 Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran
2004 Otis, Super 8 film in the “Out of Action Show,” Los Angeles, CA
2003 Town hall, Vayghan, Tabries, Iran
2002 IMAN (Iranian Muslim Association of North America), “Minority Struggle within the Islamic Republic,” Los Angeles, CA
Public Talks (Lectures and Panels)
Panel: ALTERNATIVE CURATORIAL PRACTICES, panel of curators: Cesar Garcia (LAX ART), Rita Gonzales (LACMA), Naima Keith (Hammer Museum), Meg Linton (Ben Maltz Gallery), Marjan Vayghan (Building Bridges), Tues. April 26th 6:30-9:30PM, 1657 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
The Affaire in the Gardens Art Show, 72 hour, outdoor Public talk and Performance within Legacy Cratees, Beverly Hills, CA, May 20 and 22, 2011
2010 LAAG, Panel discussion, at Loyola Marymount University, Ahmanson 1000, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045. Wednesday, October 27, 2010,10 am – noon
Debating through the Arts, A Performance Art Event #2, curated by Jerri Allyn & Inez Bush, St. Elmo Village: 4830 Saint Elmo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90019, Sunday, September 26, 1 pm – 9 pm.
2009 Guest speaker in Peter Sellars’ Enlightenment class, World Arts and Culture, UCLA, Fall 2009
2008 O Salon, “Artist Lecture Series, Building Bridges between the my studio practices >< the world at large, beyond & betwixt borders and sanctions,” 1147 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, C A, 90210, Friday, MArch 27, 2009.
2007 UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Chew On This, Brown bag Lecture Series, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2008 12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m
2006 UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall, Department of World Arts and Cultures, Choreographing The Margins Artist Lecture Artist Lecture, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2006 11:00 am
“Borders and Border Crossings”, presentation of web- based proposals, Ahmanson 403, Los Angeles, CA, May 4th 4:30- 5:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture at the forum, Los Angeles, CA, March 28 7:00 p.m.
Otis College of Art and Design, BFA Show, Galef building, Los Angeles, California, May
2005 Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran
Otis, Detours to Resonance show curated by Meg Linton in relation to feminism and what is to be transnational artist
2001 University High with in the art program
1998- 2006 Iman, during most events concerning youth classes, event, and art shows
2008 UCLA, World Arts and Culture, Wowdow’s class, May 2, 2008
2006 Lecture at Joann Staten’s class in reference to Iranian culture both in the Middle East and Westwood California. June 1, 2006 12:30 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. performance, intro to Iranian tradition, food, culture through national artistic practice(ex. rugs), and my own individual artistic practice.
Museums Of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Museum of Martyrs, Tehran, Iran
Awards, Honors, and Accomplishments
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected by Suzanne Lacy to participate in “Art of the Feminist Revolution exhibition” a collaborative installation with MOCA and WAC, Los Angeles, CA.
2007 Invited to become a member of the LA Art Girls.
2006 Acquired a contract with museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, Iran for an exhibition in during the fall of 2007.
2006 Otis college of art and design chosen class marshal for the 2006 commencement ceremony.
2005 Museum of Martyrs, plaque of recognition, for my participation in the show as an Iranian American artist, Tehran, Iran, summer
2005 Navied Foundation, eight thousand dollars Funding to go towards my gallery in Tehran, Iran, late spring
2005 Otis College of Art and Design, Sculpted Bowling Ball from the bowLing team. I am president and founder of the bowling team (one of only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, Year book committee, and the unofficial Persian Club. Los Angeles California, fall
2002 University High School, The AP 3-D Design Plaque, the first three dimensional award presented to a student with in the art department, Los Angeles California, spring
2002 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Scholastic Art & Writing Award, for Excellence in Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California
2001 Hammer Museum, Chosen to work at the Hammer Museum alongside an installation conceived as collaboration between Buddhist Monks and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Selected by the California Arts Council to participate in a collaborative installation at MOCA, Los Angeles, California
2000- 2001 Who’s Who Among American High School Students, honorary Who’s Who award, Los Angeles, California
2000 Recognized as gifted in Los Angeles County, which led to Advance Placement Art Practices for three years at University High School
2000 UCLA Hammer Museum, Selected to work with Susan Mogul a video installation artist, Los Angeles, California
1999 Y.E.P.A., award for Cooperative Participation, from the youth education panel of academic instructors, Los Angeles, California
1998 Two Computer Education Awards for the Mars Red Rover Project, and One for the Land Escape Design of the Mars Project, a program witch took place amongst a community of over twenty middle schools, Los Angeles, California
1992 Masjedeh Jame, 1st place in a national contest, in the gifted young artist program, Tehran, Iran
English being my fourth language, I am able to connect with to, and understand people from a diverse group of cultures.
Founder and president of the Building Bridges Show curated between Iranian and American Artists.
Chief Creative Director at Arjay Entertainment with experience including but not limited to production design, still photography, interior design, and wardrobe consultation. 2006- present
Arts and Foreign Language Instructor at IMAN (Iranian Muslim Association of North America) sense 1998, as well as substitute at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. 1998- 2007
Class Marshal, class of 2006.
Otis College of Art and Design, president and funder of the bowling team (one of only two sports teams at Otis), Virgin Marry club, Year book committee, and the unofficial Persian Club.
Event and lectures organizer at IMAN.
A part of a youth group at the UCLA Hammer Museum during 2001 building a Mandala in conversation with Tibetan monks exhibiting at the Hammer.
As well as a program at the UCLA Hammer Museum, working with video performance artists Susan Mogul during 2000.
I have experience working alongside Museum of Martyrs in Tehran, Thing Gallery, Slanguage
Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and the Ephemeral Gallery in Los Angeles, by helping organize events, urated shows .
Rahavard, Arts and Culture, ART AND THE INSPIRATION OF DUST, GRAVES & ROOFTOPS, By Marjan Vayghanhttp://rahavardenglish.com/arts-culture/
Art Asia Pacific Almanac 2008, Today’s Art From Tomorrow’s World, Volume 3, New Yourk, 2008.
Department of World Arts and Cultures Catalogue, Choreographing The Margins Show, Los Angeles, California, May 2006
Books published on passed installations along with personal stories influencing each piece :
Marjan K. Vayghan. Displaced Branches fall of 2005. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Drift Wood Collaboration fall of 2004. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006., (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Information Cart Performance, Fall of 2005 @ the Ephemeral Gallery, Culver City, California, United States. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Prayer Rug Installation Imam Zadeh Saleh summer of 2002. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Permutations of Three Warren and Marjan Collaboration, winter of 2003. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Haft Seen fall of 2005. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Out of Action Show fall of 2004 Museum of Martyrs summer of 2005.Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Marjan K. Vayghan. Watch Towers & Interviews with Solders summer of 2005 till the summer of 2006. Los Angeles: Apple, Inc., 2006. (available both in soft and hard cover.)
Text regarding installations and work published in the annual catalog released by the Museum of Martyrs.
Discussion in relation to feminism and what is to be a transnational artist in a show curated by Meg Linton “Detours to Resonance” published in Wash magazine, and the show catalog. Small excerpts and images in the Otis view Catalog. also in a book of shazia skandar’s work.
Biography published in the Who’s Who Among American High SchooL Students, 2001, Los Angeles, California.
Links to works and performances Shared on Facebook:
░♥░ http://issuu.com/fabrik/docs/fabrik20?e=1031955/2009114 pages 80-81
░♥░ http://shulamitgallery.com/marjan-vayghan/ Leaving the Land of Roses January- March 2O13
░♥░ Mastodon Mesa March with Marjan: www.mastodonmesa.com March 2O13
░♥░ http://www.freshbakedbakery.com Venice Art Crawl March 2O13
Facebook Art and Performance Albums:
░♥░ “Order Up! The Waitresses, Continuous Performance action:” performance action at the opening of “Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building,” at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art. ░♥░ Sat. October 1, 2011, 5-7 pm:
░♥░ “Flag Stop!” September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Friday- Sunday ♥
░♥░ Smoking Performance @ JAUS Opening July 15, 2011 – August 28
░♥░ Closing Reception and After Party @ JAUS August 28, 2011
░♥░ Perform Chinatown – Jancar Gallery – July 30th
░♥░ Exhibit: “A Woman’s World” ♥ DTLA Art Walk ♥ 08.11.11
░♥░ Opening Night, June 18, 2011 ♥18th Street Arts Center
░♥░ “Break the Lass and Fall into the Glassblower’s Breath” @ Beverly Hills’ Affaire in the Gardens
░♥░ SOLO @ Los Angeles Art Association
░♥░ Opening ♥ February 19, 2011 ♥ Legacy Crates ♥ 2009- 2011 ♥18th Street Arts Center