Born in (Rasht, Iran).

He graduated in Painting at the School of Fine Arts, 1988 (Teheran, Iran).

1988-1994 He worked as illustrator for art and literature

magazines like “Donyaye Sokhan” and “Naghashe Galam” in Iran.

1989 He won the second price for “Young Painters Conquest” in Iran.

1991-1994 He worked as painting and drawing teacher at the

“Fine Arts Institute” and Atelier Mokab”, In Teheran.

2000 – 2002 Graphic Design course at “inMedia- Bildung GmbH” in Cologne.

He worked for 3 months at “Bavaria Film Studio”, Munich.

2003 He moved to Barcelona, where he lived for three years and worked as

illustrator for different literature magazines such as “Letras Libres” and “DELIBROS”.

2005 He moved to Prague, where he worked as free-lance artist.

2006 He now lives in Cologne, where he works as free-lance artist, mainly as

illustrator and painter.

2009-2010 2D animation  drawing and  head of digital painting  (long version)

Film "The Green Wave"

2010-2011  2D drawing and  head of digital painting (long version)

Film " Camp 14 - Total Control Zone"

2015-2016 head of digital painting (long version)

Film " Tehran Taboo"

 

 

 

He has acted as jury for different film festivals, such as “VideoArt 100 Kubik” (Cologne, Germany, 2010) and “1st Spanish Animation Film Festival”

(Prague, Czech Republic, 2006).

 

2013-2014 Darvish is currently teaching a semester on animation at the University of Cologne, Germany ( Institut für Kunst & Kunsttheorie an der Universität zu Köln)

 

 

  


 
Exhibitions (selection):

 

2015 Solo exhibition at Kulturzentrum Haus Catoir und Stadtmuseum

Bad Dürkheim Germany

2014 Group exhibition in kunsthaus troisdorf, Germany 

2014  Solo exhibition at (ATELIER 30) Cologne, Germany

2013-2014  His work "Memory and Paper" will be shown at the exhibition "From Istanbul to Yokohama "at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne, Germany

2013 Group exhibition of ART TROISDORF in Trosdorf, Germany  

2012 Solo exhibition at (ATELIER 30) Cologne, Germany
2012 Group exhibition of Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn, Germany             
2011 Solo exhibition at “„ Ars Libri “ BOSTON, USA
2010  “VideoArt 100 Kubik” in Cologne, Germany
2008 Solo exhibition at koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
2007 Solo exhibition at “Frankfurt Book Fair” in Frankfurt, Germany.
2005 Solo exhibition at Gallery “Sala Rovira” in Barcelona, Spain.
2004 Collective exhibition at “Inter Art Gallery Reich” in Cologne, Germany.
2003 Solo exhibition at  “Haus der Kunst und Litreratur HEDAYAT” in Berlin, Germany.
2001 Solo exhibition at “Gallery Mojaveri” in Cologne, Germany.
1999 Solo exhibition at “Brotfabrik”, cultural centre Bonn-Beuel, Germany.
1997 Exhibition in  “Interlit 4” (“International Literature Fair 97”) in Erlangen, Germany.
1995 Solo exhibition at  “Nachbarschaftshaus” in Nürenberg, Germany.
1994 Group exhibition of the teachers of “Fine Arts Institute” at “ Gallery Afrand” in    Teheran (Iran).

Group exhibition at “Gallery Seyhun” in Teherán.

He participates in the Art Biennal at the “Contemporary Art Museum ” in Teheran.
1993 International exhibition of “Flowers and Plants” in Teheran.
Collective exhibition of Iranian painters to help Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1992 Individual exhibition at “Gallery Sabz” in Teheran.
He takes part in the Art Biennale at the “Contemporary Art Museum” in Teheran.
1991 Solo exhibition at  “Gallery Sabz” in Teheran.
1990 Solo exhibition at  “Art House” in Rasht (Iran).
1989 Group exhibition at  “Art House” in Rasht (Iran).
1988 Firs solo exhibition at “Gallery Nur”, Teheran.
1989 Group exhibition at  “Art House” in Rasht (Iran).
 

Filmography:

2002   “Bird”. Germany  1min.


2003   “Life is short!” 3min.
 
Official selection of the 39th BAC International Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY
(May 2005). Screening 21st may at the Brooklyn Museum, NY      3min.  
 
2006    “THE FOOT STEPS OF WATER” Spain / Iran     6 min.
 
Official Selection for Annecy 2006, France.
Official Selection for Anifest 2006, Czech Republic.
Official Selection for Animadrid 2006, Madrid, Spain.
Official Selection for BAC International Film Festival. NY, USA.
Official Selection for ZINEBI. 2006, Bilbao, Spain.
Official Selection for the Brooklyn International Film Festival (BIFF 2006), NY, USA.
Official Selection for 27th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF 2006), South  Africa.
Official Selection for International Film Festival ANIMA MUNDI 2006 RIO DE JANEIRO,. BRAZIL.
Official Selection for 57th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Montecatini Terme, Milano (Italy)
Official Selection for “ 8th Dervio Animation and Cartoon Film Festival” Dervio, (Italy)
Official Selection for 55th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2006) Melbourne, Australia.
Official Selection for 5th Tehran International Animation Festival 2007 , Iran.
Official Selection for International Short Film Festival: (Independent Films on Iran), NY, USA.
Screening at the Water Exhibition  in Zaragoza (2008)
Bonner Kunstverein und Artothek Bonn , Germany 2012

Ciclo de cortometrajes  2015 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía , Madrid, Spain.
* Special Jury Prize for  “ 8th Dervio Animation and Cartoon Film Festival” Dervio, (Italy)
 
2007 What If Spring Does Not Come?   Germany / Iran   8min 35 s.
 
Official Selection for the Brooklyn International Film Festival (BIFF 2007), NY, USA
Official Selection for 10° festival Inventa un Film Lenola 2007, ITALY  
Official Selection for International Short Film Festival(Independent Films on Iran), NY, USA.
Official Selection for Animadrid 2008, Madrid, Spain.
Official Selection for Anifest 2008, Czech Republic.
Official Selection for 12th Ismailia International Festival, 2008 Egypt.
Bonner Kunstverein und Artothek Bonn , Germany 2012

 

2009  “DIV”,  Germany  / 3D  1min


* Special Jury Prize for  International Short Film Festival: (IndependentFilms on Iran), NY, USA.
* Special Jury Prize for: 12th Ismailia International Festival 2008,  Egypte

 

 

2009-2010 2D animation  drawing and  head of digital painting  (long version)

Film "The Green Wave"

2010-2011  2D drawing and  head of digital painting (long version)

Film " Camp 14 - Total Control Zone"

2015-2016 head of digital painting (long version)

Film " Tehran Taboo"

 
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