samedi 24 août 2019

Panem & Circenses

This solo exhibition presented at Dastan Gallery, from August 16th to September 13th 2019, features a series of drawings, paintings and three animated works. The title of the exhibition is a latin phrase that is literally translated to "Bread and circuses". The phrase is attributed to the Roman poet, Juvenal active in the late first and early second century AD.
In his Satire X Juvenal writes : "Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses."

To watch the three animated works use the links below :

vendredi 20 octobre 2017


TAN is a project containing a 70 minutes documentary film and a series of painting and drawings. 

The solo exhibition TAN presented by Aline Vidal Gallery, took place from October 10th to October 22th 2017 in Paris. 
A private screening of the documentary was organized, in parallel with the exhibition, at Cinéma du Panthéon on October 15th.

TAN is born from my encounter with Ismaïl, Alireza and Hadi. The project illustrates portraits of two groups of men; mutilated solders of the Iran/Irak war and the Iranian bodybuilders in a small city from south of Iran.

These three protagonists are related by the desire of immortalizing their own body. Nevertheless,  what separates them is the generational gap and how the relationship with the body changes in a society from an ideological and religious point of view to a complete materialistic approach.

dimanche 23 juillet 2017

Al A'raaf

Al A'raaf is a project commissioned by Mohsen Gallery for Pasio, a 7.5m2 x 9m gallery courtyard exhibition space dedicated to art installations. This project containing two paintings, a mural drawing, a silicone/plexiglass sculpture and a video installation, has been on view at Mohsen Gallery in Tehran from June 30th to July 26th 2017.

samedi 3 juin 2017

ARTE Artistes Femmes : Annette Messager, extract with Elika Hedayat

My works have been presented among the artists choosen by Annette Messager for a documentary about women artists, produced by ARTE TV channel.

Watch the extract here :

Faire Des Mondes / Creating worlds

Within the official program of the France/Korea cultural year 2015-16, I've been invited to be a part of the group exhibition Faire des mondes/Greating worlds curated by Françoise Docquiert and Marianne Derrien. 
The selected artists were Bertille Bak, Romain Bernini, Elika Hedayat and Rémy Yadan.
The exhibition has been first presented at the National Museum of Kyungpook university in Daegu and afterwards at Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, in Gyeongju, where I also made a mural painting.

samedi 7 mai 2016

Drawing Now Paris 2016

Drawings presented for the 10th edition of DRAWING NOW PARIS | LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN held from Wednesday, March 30th to Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, at the Carreau du Temple.

mardi 7 avril 2015

Le Mur

On the occasion of it's 10th anniversary, La maison
rouge has shown the Antoine de Galbert 's collection from June 14th to September 21st, 2014. 
The exhibition Le Mur is the 11th chapter of  series of exhibitions dedicated to privaite collections.

Here is a link to the exhibition's website :

You could also watch this interview of me explaining my works in the exhibition:

samedi 10 mai 2014

Ecliptic Lunacy

Photos from my first solo exhibition in Tehran, IRAN
Opening of the Exhibition Friday, February 28th 2014 AARAN ART GALLERY 

Here is a link to the animation presented at the exhibition :
Ecliptic Lunacy, Animation HD, video in loop, 2014
Directed and animated by Elika HEDAYAT
Music by Pouya Pour Amin

jeudi 12 décembre 2013


Performances in the frame of Høstutstillingen at Kunstnernes hus - Oslo - 14th to 29th of September 2013
impure company is supported by the Ministry of foreign affairs and The Norwegian Council for cultural affairs

Choreography : Hooman Sharifi 

Performers : Rikke Baewert, Loan Ha, Ida Gudbrandsen, Matthew William Smith
Visual artist : Elika Hedayat
Photographs : Arash A.Nejad
Artistic coordinator : Valerie Lanciaux
Video edition : Sima Khatami

Watch the video here :

mercredi 17 juillet 2013


Here in an article about my works on The JEU DE PAUME web magazine :