Rojin Shafiei (b.1993)



2020   MFA Candidate in Film Production. York University. Toronto, Canada

2017     BFA- Intermedia. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada 


2023   Faculty of Graduate Studies OSOTF Bursaries

2022   30 artists under 30 year old Award (30x30). Chosen by Hossein Farmani (Founder of Luci Foundation in NY). Tehran, Iran

              Jury Award, Cecinema.Tuscany, Italy

2021   Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarships(SSHRC). Toronto, Canada 

2020  York U Graduate Fellowship. Toronto, Canada

2019   Quebec Council of Art’s travel grant. Montreal, Canada

             VeniceLands Art Prize Candidate. Treviso, Italy

2018   Startupfest Grand Prize, Artup Section. Montreal, Canada 

2017   Individual Special Project Grants, Concordia University’s Fine Arts Student Alliance           


2023   New Toronto Works Program at Pleasure Dome. Toronto, Canada

              Trinity Square Video. Toronto, Canada

              Tirgan Festival. Toronto, Canada

              Cinema Farhangian Program. Cologne, Germany

              Video Art Miden. Kalamata, Greece

              Sehsüchte International Film Festival. Potsdam, Germany

              le Festival Accès Asie. Montreal, Canada

              Images Festival. Toronto, Canada

              Goethe-Instutut im Exil. Berlin, Germany

2022   Instant Video Numériques et Poétiques. Marseille, France 

              Cecinema Film Festival. Tuscany, Italy

              Self-exiled Voices. Curated by Parya Vatankhah. Grenoble University Galler. Grenoble, France

2021    Iran Through Different Lenses. Orgnized by FMIK Berlin at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany

2020   Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient. Paris, France

2019    Limited Access 8 International Video Art Festival. Tehran, Iran

              Les ouvers dans les arts vivants. Paris VIII University. Paris, France 

              Festival International de Vidéo de Casablanca. Casablanca, Morocco

              Le Mup- Festival international de court métrage. Montreal, Canada 

2018    Instant Video Numériques et Poétiques. Marseille, France 

              Montreal Feminist Film Festival. Montreal, Canada

              Les Filministes. Montreal, Canada 

              Input Documentary Film Festival. Hilversum, Netherlands

              Lancements en présence des réalisatrices by GIV. Montreal, Canada

2017   Mzansi Women’s Film Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa

             Toronto Film Week. Toronto, Canada

             Limited Access 7 Video Festival. Tehran, Iran 

             Montreal Underground Film Festival. Montreal, Canada

             Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois (RDCQ). Montreal, Canada

             Lancements en présence des réalisatrices by GIV. Montreal, Canada

2015   Josiah Media Film Festival. San Antonio, USA


2021     I Was There. 319272 Gallery. Toronto, Canada

2020    Time. Aknoon Gallery. Esfahan, Iran

2018   J’attends le temps, Ada X. Montreal, Canada


2022   Myth of 4\افسانه ۴. Hamzianpour&Kia Gallery. Los Angeles, USA

              Resilient Voices. Art Souterrain Festival. Montreal, Canada 

2021    Burning Wings curated by Odile Burluraux. Asia Now Paris Art Fair. Paris, France

              MTL Connect. Printemps Numerique. Montreal, Canada| Brussels, Belgium  

              Eclipsed Body, Harmful Space curated by Parya Vatankhah. Oodaaq Festival. Renne, France

              Walking curated by Project.Sefr based in San-Fransisco. Online       

              My Very Favorite Things. Curated by Narges Hamzianpour. The Lodge Gallery. Los Angeles, USA

2020   Liminal: Interstices Between and Betwixt. Beaver Hall Gallery. Toronto, Canada

              In C:overt, Curated by Dongshisangyoung. Seoul, South Korea 

2019    Self-portraits. Fabrica Permanent Collection. Treviso, Italy   

              Artupfest/Startupfest. Montreal, Canada 

              Beyond Borders. VeniceLand Art Peize Exhibition. Treviso, Italy

              I Blink My Eyes to Keep the Time. Beaver Hall Gallery. Toronto, Canada  

              Untitled. NeverApart Gallery. Montreal, Canada 

2018   Beyond the Hashtags, HTMLLES Biennale. Montreal, Canada 

              Lanterne, 4001 Berri. Montreal, Canada

2017    Four Hundred, Eastern Bloc. Montreal, Canada 

              Interim, l’École des Beaux Arts. Montreal, Canada


2023   La Chambre Blanche. Quebec City, Canada

2022   Ray Ferris Creative Tech Springboard, Daniel Launchpad Toronto. Toronto, Canada

2019   Fabrica Research Center. Treviso, Italy

2018   OBORO, Ada XX and GIV. Montreal, Canada


2022    Inside me | Outside You. Lamush Art Space. Toronto, Canada

2022    Sisterhood. Special program at Art Toronto in solidarity with Iranian people. Toronto, Canada

2022    Women Life Freedom. Nuit Blanche Toronto. Daniel’s Launchpad. Toronto, Canada

2018   J’attends le temps/I wait for the time, Lenterne 4001 Berri. Montreal, Canada


2022     Home to be. In collaboration with Instant Video festival in France. Aknoon Gallery. Esfahan, Iran

2021    Somewhere… . Video Programming. Du Vert a l’infini Festival. Franche-Comte, France

2018    Better Life. Video Programming at Groupe Intervention Video. Montreal, Canada 


2023   Visiting Artist. Concordia University, Intermedia Department. Montreal, Canada

2022   Accessibility and immigration commissioned by Art Souterrain Festival. Montreal, Canada

2021    Sights to Listen. Commissioned by THANKS FOR NOTHING. Asia Now Paris. Paris, France 

              Whose future? Emerging Artists in a Post-Pandemic. Printemps Numerique. Montreal, Canada

              Artist Talk for Walking Exhibition. Online             

2020  Visiting Artist. Concordia University, Intermedia Department. Montreal, Canada

2019   About Iran and Art. Fabrica Research Center. Treviso, Italy

2018   J’attends le temps/I wait for the time, Ada X. Montreal, Canada


2023   Canada Council of Concept to Realization Committee. Ottawa, Canada

              Canada Council of Art. Research Creation Committee. Ottawa, Canada

2022   Ontario Art Council of Art. Media Art Application Judge. Toronto, Canada

2018   Toronto Art House Film Festival. Toronto, Canada


2022    Don't let the protests fade away': The Iranian-Canadian artists showing solidarity with women in Iran, CBC Art.

2019    The Six Hundred Magazine, Special Issue: Time

               NEVER APART PRESS, Bradley Grill, First-Ever Artupfest Winner 

2018    Studio XX, Renata Azevedo Moreira, Self-Revelation in Creation: The Living Performativity of Rojin Shafiei 


2022  Teaching Assistant. Introduction to scriptwriting. York University. Toronto, Canada

2020  Digital Art Instructor for kids and teens. Canadian Contemporary School of Art. Toronto, Canada

2018   Portraits of Parents by Kids, A photography workshop for kids, Studio XX. Montreal, Canada 

2017   Teaching Assistant, Improvisation with Objects’ Sounds for Kids, Rock Camp for Girls and Gender 

              Nonconforming. Montreal, Canada 


2016   Groupe Intervention Video (GIV). Montreal, Canada

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