Niloufar Shirani

*1985 in Esfahan, Iran

The title “The Conference of the Birds” is taken from a classic Persian text. Since 2019, this text has served as an important source of inspiration for the paintings of Niloufar Shirani, who was born in Iran. For the artist, the ancient text source is particularly relevant to today’s social conditions and symbolizes a direct connection to the discourse on freedom and democracy.

In the visual language of the artwork, Shirani refers to the paintings of the Dutch Baroque, as a reference to the centuries-long interconnection of the cultures of East and West. The artist combines these elements with elements of the present. Niloufar Shirani sees her painting as an allegory of “woman, life and freedom”.


2023 Zimmer Frei, Mariandl Hotel, Munich

2023 Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Munich

2023 graduate show AdBK Munich

2022 Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich

2022 Museum Penzberg , Bayern

2021 Munich HIGHLIGHTS, Munich

2021„No Fear In Trying“, New York, USA

2021 Karin Kneffel und master scholars, Galerie Noah, Augsburg

2020 Kunstraum Harbeck, Puchheim

2020 Weltraum, Munich

2019„Seasons may change“, Sayner Hütte, Koblenz

2018 Ceramic museum Westerwald, Koblenz

2017 Kunstverein Mittelrhein, Koblenz

2017 IKKG Höhr-Grenzhausen, Koblenz

2017 Hospiz Dernbach, Koblenz

2017 Contemporary Art Museum, Esfahan, Iran

2016 BWA Gallery Walbrzych, Poland

2016 Klosterpresse e.V, Frankfurt

2015 BWA Gallery Walbrzych, Poland

2015 Sheila Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2014 Brave Kids Festival, Poland

2014 Haft Samar Gallery, Teheran, Iran

2013 Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran


2023 CEU love Arts (Third Awards)

2023 Scholarship Atelier , Villa Stuck

2020 LFA Förderbank Bayern

2018 DAAD-Scholarship

2016„Reflection. Polish Children in Iran“, polish ministry of culture


2023 graduate, Academy of Fine Arts Munich

2016-2019 Master of Fine Arts, focus on sculpture/ceramics, IKKG University of Applied Sciences Koblenz

2009-2013 Master of Fine Arts, Tehran Academy of Arts

2003-2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Esfahan Art Academy, Iran