Samira Hodaei is a visual artist born in Tehran, Iran.

Her paintings and installations analyze the aesthetics of globalization and communication technology while interacting with Iranian culture and identity, which are deeply intertwined with poetry, religion, and petroleum. She is based in Tehran and Berlin.


2010   Oryx Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland

2018    Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


2021   “Under Your Spine (…) You’ll Have My Back”, Grüner Salon, Volksbühne Berlin, Gemrmany (online programs)

2020   Let them eat oil! Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2020   Funded Art Projects From Home, Framed Berlin, Germany

2019   Public Installation, Darvazeh Dowlat Petroleum Museum, Tehran, Iran

2019   Cinema Europe Installation, Framed Berlin, Germany

2019   Public Installation, Petroleum museum and documents, Abadan, Iran

2018   Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2017    Signal is Weak!, AB Gallery, Thalwil/Zurich, Switzerland

2015    Philosophy of the Bedroom, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
2014    And the dance goes on, Cube Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2013    Harem of the Heart, Gallery Aquabit Art, Berlin, Germany
2012    Dancing the sharp edge, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

2011    Endless, Video Project, AB Projects, Zurich, Switzerland

2010    Stones and Mute Birds, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland


2022    Tropez, Berlin, Germnay

2021    “Von offenen Narben + verhüllten Geweben”, Galerie Im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany

2021   Framed Process- Framed Berlin, Germany

2020   But They Were Still Hungry, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2019   Public Installation, Yarat Contemporary, Baku, Azerbaijan

2016    Allusive Moment, MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Made in Iran, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

2015    There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges – Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil,      Switzerland

2014    And the dance goes on, Cube Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2013    Heavenly Paradise, Schloss Stetteldorf/Vienna, Austria
Endless & Eternity and a Day. roses, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Still Summer II, Makii Masaru Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Born in Iran, AquabitArt, Berlin, Germany
2012    Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale, Japan

Contemporary Iranian Art, New Albion Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Arimas, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

Group exhibition, Nuova Galleria Morone, Milan, Italy

Between two cultures, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar

2010    Across Borders – Iran meets Wiesbaden, NERO Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany

2007    Group exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran

2006    Group exhibition, Nicole Gallery, Tehran, Iran


2016    Made in Iran,, Konstanz, Kunstverein Konstanz

2015    There Are Too Many Walls But Not Enough Bridges,, Rapperswil, Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil

Philosophy of the Bedroom,, Lucerne, AB Gallery

2014    And the Dance goes on, exh. cat., Cube Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2013    Heavenly Paradise,, Stetteldorf/Vienna

2012    Dancing the sharp edge,, Lucerne, AB Gallery


 22.07.2015 – Tagesanzeiger

“Der Iran ist Teil meiner Identität”

 15.04.2015 – ART Magazin Germany

“Auf Messers Schneide”


“Snakes and Islimi ladders”

11.03.2014 – Contemporary-Practices

“Persianesque Art that empowers women and questions reality”

09.09.2013 – MONOPOL

“Zwischen Gesellschaftsnormen und eigener Identität”

01.03.2013 – ARTE AL LIMITE

“Samira Hodaei – Dancing The Sharp Edge”

10.01.2013 – ELEPHANT Magazine

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