Hoda Kashiha

Born in 1986 in Tehran (Iran). Lives and works in Tehran (Iran).

Hoda Kashiha studied painting at Tehran University in 2009 and at Boston University in the United States in 2014, which allowed her to win several scholarships in the United States until 2016. Her scholarships have earned her numerous awards including the MacDowell Colony Fellowship in Peterborough (USA) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant from Vermont Studio Center (USA) in 2015, and the Esther B. and Albert S. Kahn Career Entry Award from Boston University College of Fine Arts (USA) in 2014. During the course of these grants, her figurative art practice has shifted to a more conceptual and abstract approach by developing a disturbed narrative.

Kashiha’s work has been widely exhibited in Iran, the United States and Europe in major group shows such as City Prince / sses. Dhaka, Lagos, Manila, Mexico City and Tehran at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (France, 2019) and Condition humaine at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center (USA, 2016). In 2012, her work was presented in Belgium, for the first time, in Unexposed at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, a prestigious group exhibition highlighting the new generation of forty young female artists from Iran, where cultural life is increasingly witnessing the presence and influence of women in the social, cultural and artistic fields.

Her work is part of the collections of the Commonwealth Hotel in Boston (USA) and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in Boston (USA). Hoda Kashiha has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2020.