Based in Tehran and Toronto





2008-2010 Master of Fine Arts, University of Windsor | Windsor, Canada
2005-2008 Master in Animation, Tehran University of Art | Tehran, Iran
2001-2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Tehran | Tehran, Iran



2017 upcoming, Solo Exhibition, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 upcoming, Solo Exhibition, Campbell River Art Gallery, Vancouver Island, Canada
2016 “Floral Compositions: Travellers of Time”, Solo Exhibition, Aaran Gallery, Tehran
2015 “Transmutation”, Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, USA
2015 “Soft Souls”, Solo Exhibition, Walnut Contemporary Gallery: Toronto, Canada
2010 “[un]veiling”, Solo Exhibition, Art LeBel Gallery: Windsor, Canada
2005 “Before Birth Project” Solo Exhibition, University of Tehran: Tehran, Iran



2017  upcoming, Tanawo Festival Affenfaust Gallery, hamburg, Germany
2017  upcoming, Strange Worlds,  Curated by Nicoletta Torcelli, Kunstraum Waschhaus Postdam,  Potsdam, Germany
2017  upcoming, Group Exhibition Curated by Raquel Villhena, Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017  upcoming,  “Hot Dog Car Wash:, Group exhibition Curated by Julia Prudhomme, Campbell River Art Gallery, Vancouver Island, Canada
2017 “Pair”, Knack Gallery, Group Exhibition Curated by Neda Darzi, Tehran, Iran
2016  “Bedlam and Balance”, Art Yard, Group Exhibition Curated by Magda Gonzales. New Jersey, USA
2016 “Visage/Image of Self”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Fereydoon Ave. Lajevardi  Foundation,Tehran, Iran
2016  “sew+zan”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Saghar Daeeri, Azad Gallery, Iran
2016 “Iran x Cuba: Beyond the Headlines”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Roya Khadjavi Heidari , Rouge Space Chelsea, New York, USA
2015 “Recall”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Raquel Vilhena, Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015 “Feminist Art Conference”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Ilene Sova, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2015 “The International Festival of Authors”, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2015 “Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2015”, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2015 “The Word on The Street Festival”, Installation commissioned by the festival
2015 “Materialize”, Group Exhibition: Curated by Deborah Wang and Greg Sims, Craft Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2015 Dressing Room Project, Fashion & Art Toronto: Toronto, Canada

2015 Installation Zone, Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
2014 “On The Wild Side”, Group Exhibition Curated by Mary Dyja, Gallery1313: Toronto, Canada
2014 “Equinox 14”, Group Exhibition, Makeworks: Toronto, Canada
2010 “Horizon”, Group Exhibition, Stat Gallery, Detroit, USA
2010 “MFA Group Show”, Group Exhibition, Art LeBel Gallery: Windsor, Canada
2010 “I get more frightened when I see how scared you are”, Group exhibition, Art Gallery Of Windsor: Windsor, Canada
2009 “Broken Phone”, Group Exhibition, Artcite Gallery, Windsor, Canada



2017 Canada Art Council,Project Grants to Visual Artists
2017 Ontario Art Council,Visual Artists Grants:Emerging
2016 Artist Residency, Circus Charivari, Berlin, Germany
2016 Fiber Art in workshop, Knack Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 Artist Talk, Sunday Scenes, Power Plant Gallery
2015 Artist Talk, Fiber Arts Now, OCAD University
2015 Toronto Art Council, Emerging Artist Visual Arts Grant
2015 Artist Talk/Panel Discussion, Feminist Art Conference, Toronto, Canada
2014 Shortlisted for London International Creative Competition
2008-2010 Graduate assistant, (Instructing Undergraduate Painting/Drawing Studios), University of Windsor: Windsor, Ontario
2005-2007 Painting instructor, Mah Contemporary Art studio: Tehran Iran
2001-2002 Persian Art Instructor, Feresteh High school: Tehran, Iran



2017 My Central Jersey(USA Today), The Eternal Feminine| December
2016 The Guardian, In from the cold: Iran x Cuba | May Online Edition
2016 Tandis Magazine, Gallery Hopping: In Praise of Fiber | May Print Edition
2016 Financial Tribute | Floral Sculptures on Tales of past | may Online Edition
2016 Huck Magazine, Art From The Axis of Evil | May Online Edition
2016 Ndtv India With Sanctions Gone, Iran’s Contemporary Art Scene Takes Flight | Online Article +Television Report
2016 Iran x Cuba | BBC Persia Television Interview
2016 A Gallery of Iran and Cuba in New York | Voice of America Television Interview
2016 Harper’s Bazaar Art, Iranian and Cuban Art | Print Issue 23
2015 Bl!ss Magazine, Featured Artist of the Month, | July print Edition
2015 Now Magazine, “Female Forms Fascinate: Hoda Zarbaf mines women’s experience of their bodies” | April print Edition
2015 CBC French Radio, Artist Interview on “Soft Souls”
2015 Toronto Life Magazine “Check Out Some Feverish, Feminist Fabric Sculptures” | April online Edition
2015 Hi-Fructose Magazine, “Hoda Zarbaf Examines Women’s Intimate Experiences Through Fabric Sculptures” | February online Edition
2015 For Example Magazine, “Hoda Zarbaf‘s Sculptures” | January Online Edition
2015 365artists 365days, Interview with Hoda Zarbaf | January Online Edition
2014 Designer Daily, “Recycled Textiles Sculptures by Hoda Zarbaf” | December Online Edition
2014 DZine Trip, “Artist Hoda Zarbaf Reimagines An Orgasm Made of Fabric”
| December Online Edition
2014 Saatchi Art, “Breaking the Mold: New Sculpture” | December Online Edition
2014, Hoda Zarbaf: Artist of the day | November Online Edition

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