کیـارنـگ علایی

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Kiarang Alaei



Education

2015 Honorary M.A. in photography, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance

2000 B.A. in cinema, Behandish Institute of High Education, Tehran


Work Experience

2007-Present Photography lecturer, Ferdows University, Mashhad

2014-2013 Guest teacher, Tehran Institute of Technology, Rasht

2013 Member of Teaching Council, Abrang Institute, Mashhad

2011 Guest teacher, Tehran Expert Photography Institute

2011 Art director of gallery, Akkasee Website


Publications


2016 Symbols| translation, Pargar Publication, Tehran

2015 I Was Away|Photo Collecion, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

2014 The Blue Side of the Winds |Translation, Herfe Honarmand Publication, Tehran

The Second Scene of the Adventure |Photo Collection, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

2012 Even When We Do not Know |Photo Collection, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

The Paper & the Mirror |Translation, Herfe Honarmand Publication, Tehran

2011 A Tranquil Humidity |Photo Collection, Ahang e Ghalam Publication

2010 The Healing Breathes around Us |A Short Story Collection, Qoqnoos Publication

The Thousand-First Night| Compilation, Iranian Short Story Collection, Khorasan artists Society Publication

2009 Somewhere Farther |Photo Collection, Khorasan artists Society Publication

2008 Haiku Blows Wherever She Likes |Poetry Translation, Rouzamad Publication

2007 Wandering around Life |Co-author: Mostafa Mastoor, Cheshmeh Publication

2006 The Live Nature of some Ladies |A Short Story Collection, Rasesh Publication, Ahvaz

2002 Wind in a Straight Street| A Short Story Collection, Payam Emrouz Publication


Short Films

2010 Lighter than Silence ,Video

2005 Documentary of Grief in the Mirror ,Video

2004 Bear Me Faraway ,Video

2002 Animation of “U” , Video

1998 The Land of Soul ,35mm

1997 Glassy Walls ,Video

1996 Cement Hands ,8mm

1995 On Zero Orbit ,8mm

1994 I Want to Bring Sun into My Room , 8mm


Awards and Honors

2014 Khorasan Artist of the Year, people's choice, Khorasan News.ir

2012-2013 Elected 'Best Teacher' of the year, Ferdows University, Mashhad

2010 Nominated for Born in October review, Press Festival, film review section

Award for the best trailer, 5th Regional Short Film Festival, Iranian Young Cinema Society

Honorary diploma for the best animation scenario: A Skyful of Kites, Iranian Young Cinema Regional Festival

Jury award, 5th Iranian Young Cinema Regional Festival

2009 Selected in Bristol International Photo festival (England), Tolle International Photo festival (France), Bor International Photo Festival |Sebria

2007 Finalist for The Live Nature of Some Ladies, Golshiri Literature Award.

Special award, Khorasan Photography Society

The Land of Soul screened, 17th Fajr International Film Festival, future cinema section

Selected in Dam Dam International Photo Festival (India), Orhan Holding International Photo Festival (Turkey), Storm International Photo festival (Slovakia), Smetwick International Photo Festival | England

2006 An Invitation to the Berlin Talent campus for Bear Me Faraway, Germany

2006 Silver Medal for Bear Me Faraway, Ebensee Festival, Austria

2005 Bronze Medal for “U” , Amateur Filmmaking Union UNICA, Poland

Grand award for the best animation: “U”, Da Kino Festival, Romania

1998 Bronze Medal for Glassy Walls, Brno Festival Czech Republic

1997 Bronze Medal for Cementy Hands, Festival of Nations, Austria


Administrative Assistant of Photography Festivals

2013-present Khane ye Dust National Photo Festival, Mashhad

2008-2012 Five editions of National Photo Festival, Mashhad

2008-2003 Five editions of Abrang National Photo Festival for Children and

Adolescents, Mashhad

2000-2007 Eight editions of Abrang National Amateur Photo Festival, Mashhad

2006 7th Film Festival, Khorasan Razavi

2005 6th Film Festival, Khorasan Razavi


Jury Member of Various Photography Festivals Held in Iran

2016 4th Mental Health International Photo Festival, Zanjan

2015 Golestaneh International Photo Biennale

1st Mental Health National Photo Festival, Neyshabur

1st Tehran City-Theatre Festival of Photography

2014 13thIran Photo Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran

12th Image of the Year (Tasvir e Sal) Festival, Tehran

33rd Fajr International Theatre Festival, Photography Section

2nd Mobile Film and Photo Festival, Tehran

5th Firoozeh Photo Festival, Tabriz

4th Birjand in Iran’s Frame Photo Festival

1St Dast e Dovvom Private Photo Contest

2012 7th Kids’ National Photo Festival,Iran’s IIDCYA

2nd Birjand in Iran’s Frame Photo Festival

3rdGolestaneh National Photo Festival

2011 2ndGolestaneh National Photo Festival

3rd Time National Photo Festival, Arak Art Centre

3rd and 4thAshura Moments Festival

1stKaroon Provincial Photo Festival, Ahvaz Young Cinema Society

1st From Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf Photo Festival

1st Rah e Roshan National Festival, Fiction Section

2010 1st In the Mirror of Nature Regional Photo Festival, Fars

Asrar Photo Festival, Sabzevar Art Centre

1st Iranian Youth Photo Festival

2009-2011 4th, 5th and 6thOrdibehesht Photo Festival, Hormozgan

2009 2ndFiroozeh National Photo Festival, Tabriz

2008-2011 11th and 12th Iran Photo Biennale, Contemporary Arts Museum,

Tehran

2007 Police and Security Photo Festival

2006 2nd Iranian Fiction Festival
2005 1st Iranian Fiction Festival


Solo Exhibitions

2015 I Was Away |Photo Project| No. 6 Gallery, Tehran

2014 The Second Scene of The Adventure |Photo Project| Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

2012 Even When We Do not Know! |Photo Project| Azad Art Gallery, Tehran

2011 A Tranquil Humidity |Single Photos| Mashhad Artists Forum Gallery

Somewhere Farther |Single Photos| Mashhad Artists Forum Gallery


Group Exhibitions

2016 The Shadow is Him, with Dr.Roshan & Omid Sariri, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

2016 Reality & Fantasy; a Glance at the Iranian Contemporary Photography, Mellat Gallery, Tehran

2015 Winter|Curator: Mehrdad Afsari| Mohsen Gallery ,Tehran

2012 Narrative|Curator: Mehdi Moghimnejad| Mellat Gallery, Tehran

2010 Saba|Photo-Series of contemporary Iranian photographers| Saba Gallery, Tehran

2006 Privacy Life II, Mirak Gallery, Mashhad

Privacy Life, Mirak Gallery, Mashhad


Curator of Students’ Exhibitions

2016 Limited Light, Students of Sorush and Artin Art Institude, Gallery No.6, Tehran

2016 The Copier Is Out of Order, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

2015 Incomplete Syllable, Students of Sorush Institute, Gallery No. 6, Tehran

Eyes I Won’t Shut, Students of Soroush Institute, Artin Gallery, Mashhad

2014 Hidden Area, Students of Abrang, Artin and Soroush Institutes, Artin Gallery

At a Time Yesterday, Students of Ferdows University, Artin Gallery, Mashhad

Pale White, Students of Soroush Institute, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

A Deep Sleep Awakening, Students of Tehran Institute of Technology, Marlik Gallery, Rasht

2013 Angles in Time, Students of Soroush Institute, Ferdowsi Gallery, Mashhad

Belongings, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery,Mashhad

2012 Private Zone, Students of Ferdows University, Ferdowsi Gallery,Mashhad

Blight, Students of Ferdows University, Soroush Gallery,Mashhad

2011 No Exception, Students of Soroush Institute, Mashhad Artist Forum

2010 Sunflowers are Praying for Light, Students of Soroush Institute Soroush Gallery,Mashhad
Through the Path of Watching, Students of Soroush Institute, Soroush Gallery,Mashhad
2009 Resume, Students of Soroush Institute Soroush Gallery,Mashhad

2009 Khab bi Vav, Students of Ferdows University, Mashhad Artist Forum



Lecturer of Photography Workshops

2016 A Study on creativity and ideation in photography, Isfehan

Municipality

Photo-Series, Shahr e Kord Art Centre

Vision in photography, Shahr e Kord Art Centre

Of Photo-series and its types, Amin Photography School, Ahvaz

Concrete instances of creativity in photography, Amin

Photography School, Ahvaz

Representing Gilan project; a story of a year, 4th Ten Days with

Iranian Photographers, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran

2015 The importance of statement writing in photography, Tehran

Institute of Technology, Rasht

Evaluation of Dast e Dovvom Photo Contest, Asman Gallery,

Mashhad

What is statement, cutline and caption?, Department of

Specialized Photography Workshops, Shiraz

Statement writing and contemporary photography, National

Iranian Photographers' Society, Tehran

2014 Functions of statement and caption in photography, Art and

Music Research Foundation, Qazvin

Lighting and portrait studies, Iran Industry and Trade Forum,

Shiraz

Experimentalism in contemporary photography, Gilan Culture

House, Rasht

Photography as an inner dialogue, Gilan Culture House, Rasht

A Study of Iranian ritual photography, Ferdows University,

Mashhad

2013 An overview of documentation in five editions of Mashhad Photo

Festival, Urban Photography Conference, Yazd

A Survey of Urban Photography in 20th Century, Urban

Photography Conference, Yazd

A review of select works in the 12th Photo Biennale, Semnan Art

Centre

Contemporariness in photography, Semnan Art Centre

Photo Series; a challenge, National Iranian Photographers'

Society

2012 Photo as an image, Payamnoor University, Shiraz

Five most influential photographers in the 20th century,

Payam noor University, Shiraz

Photography; union of light and meaning, Negah e Azhad Arts

and Cultural Department, Shiraz

Basic elements in creating a photo-series, Iranian Young Cinema

Society, Mashhad

2011 Play of Motif in photo-series, Iranian Young Cinema Society,

Ahvaz

Recognizing a current concept in photography; creativity, Iranian

Young Cinema Society, Isfahan

Ideography, General Office of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Yazd.

Photography and Implications, Fars Art Centre

Concrete instances of creativity in photography, Iranian Young

Cinema Society, Bandar Abbas

2010 Development and moulting of visual concepts in contemporary

photography, Fars Art Centre

Creativity in photography, Bahonar University, Kerman

2009 Documentary photography providing a window to man's

sufferings, Iranian Young Cinema Society, Sabzevar

Indoor and Outdoor Photography, Azad University, Mashhad

New vision in photography, Iranian Young Cinema Society in

Bandar Abbas

Photography as dynamic visualization: Art University of

Neyshabur

Short film; essence & structure, Iranian Young Cinema Society,

Abadan

What is digital photography?, Iranian Young Cinema Society,

Abadan

2008 Architecture photography, Azad University, Mashhad

Digital photography principles for high school teachers, Region 6

of Mashhad

A review of Poland contemporary photographers, Iranian Young

Cinema Society, Mashhad

Digital photography outlook, Iranian Young Cinema Society, Bandar

Abbas