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Negin Sharifzadeh
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park



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Negin Sharifzadeh
105 E 16th Street, #4E Brooklyn NY 11226-4334
773 457 3372 | nshari@saic.edu | www.neginsharif.com

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL 2009 Incentive Merit
Scholarship Recipient Emphasis of Study: Performing arts, Film Video and New Media
Independent Research, (EHESS) Paris, France, 2004
L’École des hautes études en Sciences Sociales, Independent research on “Art, Woman and Society”
with a focus on status of women in Iran.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Tehran, IRAN — 2002 Emphasis of study in Sculpture

PERFORMANCES and EXHIBITIONS
Beyond the Sense of Breaking” | DePaul University Museum | Chicago, IL | November 2009 Solo
performance: “Beyond the Sense of Breaking” part of the “Iran Inside Out” exhibition
Abandoned Practices Performance Summer School | SAIC | Chicago, IL | 2009 Public

Performances presentations of the first Abandoned Practices Summer School Collaborative
Performance piece entitled, “Links Boy”

Iranian Women Conference, Group Exhibition | Berkeley University | Berkeley, CA | 2008 Presenting
my sculptures for the art exhibition as part of the19th international annual Iranian Women Conference

Goat Island Summer School| SAIC Chicago IL | 2008 Public performances presentations
of the Collaborative Performance piece entitled, Mass Media‚ |

Solo Sculpture Exhibition
entitled‚”inspired by Haiku” | HaftSamar Gallery Tehran Iran |2007 Presenting large scale sculptures

Sculpture Symposium | Museum of Contemporary Art | Tehran | Iran | 2007 Finalist at the Fifth
Sculpture Symposium

COMMISSIONS and AWARDS

Designing and fabricating masks | Accessible Contemporary Music | Chicago IL | 2009 For Polamor
Chicago-based music ensemble performances

Bust Of Dr Mohammad Mossadegh | Ahmad Abad Museum | Ahmad Abad, Iran Sculpted the bust
of Dr Mohammad Mossadegh (Former Prime Minister of Iran before the Islamic Revolution of 1979),
which is on permanent display at Ahmad Abad (Mossadegh) Museum

International Olympic Committee | Design Competition | Tehran, Iran 2007
4th place, designing the medallion for Iran National Horse Polo Team

RELATED EXPERIENCES

Group Leader | Atelier Farda | SAIC Iranian Student Group | 2009 Administrative tasks (reserving
spaces), Handling bureaucratic details, Publicity (Designing & distributing posters and flyers |
Speaking up in organizational meetings and public forums Organizing group exhibitions and cultural
Panel Discussion Iran’s Struggle for Democracy| SAIC| Chicago, IL | 2009 Panelists: Faith Wilding
(SIAC), Kaveh Ehsani (DePaul University), Norma Morouzi (UIC) Ahmad Sadri (Lake forest), Negin
Sharifzadeh (SAIC)
National American Iranian Council | NIAC | Member
Amnesty International | Member


WORK EXPERIENCE
Communications Director, Student Union Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL | 2009
Collaborated with the school’s Communications and Marketing Department to promote exhibitions on
and off-campus
Edited designs and e-advertisements and writing press-releases
Organized volunteer committee meetings
Monitored galleries during exhibitions.
Production Meetings.
Updated Website Resources for Artists

Translator, Iranian Sculptors Society Magazine, Tehran, Iran — 2007
Translated articles from English, French in to Farsi
Assisted with design of marketing material

Program Assistant, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Culture
Department, Tehran, Iran — 2005 to 2006
Participated in a research team to rebuild “Arg e Bam” in aftermath of a 2004 earthquake
Represented Iran UNESCO branch in the International Congress on Intercultural and Interreligious
Dialogue, Bilbao, Spain, 2005

SKILLS
Language: Fluent in English, French and Farsi
Software: Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop
 








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