AHOO MAHER

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Ahoo Maher, was born in 1990 into an artistic family in Tehran/Iran, and has lived in Austria since 2008. Between 2009 and 2011 she studied music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. in 2017 she completed her studies in contextual painting under Ashley Scheirl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

So far, she has participated in four solo exhibitions and numerous international group exhibitions.

Since 2013 she has appeared in the field of improvisation / new music / performance with different ensembles.

She works as an independent artist, Performer and curator in Vienna. She presents her works in the form of paintings, installation, and performances. The main subject of her work is living conditions from the perspective of women.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MFA in Fine Art
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna2011-2017

Contextual Painting, by Prof. ASHLEY HANS SCHEIRL

Music training
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna2008-2009

Training in music education

Instrumental Course
Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna2008-2009

Instrumental studies Cello 

Diploma
Tehran music school2001-2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Gesichter Bordsteinschwalbe Galerie Graz
2015 Diary Dastan Basement Galerie Tehran
Auffallen Public Domain, „Porgy and Bess; Vienna

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Show me three give me five, Salzamt, Linz Photons, Wuk Vienna
Female Art Auction, Artcare Vienna
2021 Kunst AMmStern Hendricks Vienna
Back hand Soo Contempurary Tehran
Young Art Auction Vienna
Disconfort Einflussraum Vienna
2020 Young Art Auction Vienna
2019 Parallel Vienna Art fair Vienna
Young Art auction Vienna Vienna
Holzhaus Gemeinschaftsausstellung Linz
Vignale Festival Vienna
2018 Alserkal Avenue Gallery Dubai
Paradise Garden Philomenia Gallery Vienna
DanubiArt Besucherzentrum Welterbe Regensburg
2017 Diplomandinnen Präsentation xhibit Gemälde Gallery Vienna
Snack, Bibliothek Akademie der bildende Künste Vienna
Update, Dastan Gallery Tehran
2016 Rundgang Akademie der Bildende Künste Vienna
Art for Autism, Niavaran Art Cultural Foundation Tehran
Geviert, Universität bibliothek der Akademie der bildende Künste Vienna
Frauen, Prosa Vienna
30x30, Exhibition of Irenian contemporary Artist Tehran
Update, Dastan 2 Galerie Tehran
2015 "Aufgerissenen Auge: Transmanieristische Reaktionen" Xhibit Gallery Vienna
Studio One Vienna
2014 Somewhere, Prosa Vienna
Lageegal, Gallery A Collection Vienna
Limited Access, Vista Gallery Tehran
2013 Miniatur Museum California Institute of the Arts Los Angles
2012 Ausstellung 116, Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna
Rauchgefecht, nominiert für den British American Tobacco Austria Kunstpreis Vienna
Post-Porn and BodyPolitik, VBKÖ Vienna

PERFORMANCES

2020 Live Portrait, DH5 Linz
Klang Manifest Online Streaming Eins zu Eins Unentschieden, Salon Else Vienna
Klangmanifest Vienna
2019 Nixtasy, Fabrikanten Linz
Moire, Dorf TV Linz
2018 Maher-Ruf Duo, Zentrum für Musikvermitlung 14 Vienna
Live Painting, Danubiart Festival Regensburg
2017 Mit kompanie vonnuna Strenge Kammer Porgy and Bess Vienna
Duo mit Thomas Grimm, mo.ë Vienna
AIR2hEAR #7 mit Enrique Mendoza, Amann Studio Vienna
Moiré Performance im Kunst- und Kulturraum mo.ë Vienna
2016 Musikalische Begleitung “IF SHE CAN SEE IT; SHE CAN BE IT” Preisverleihung Drehbuchforum Österreich/Musik Perormance, bei Karl-Mayer Vienna
Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis Diagonale Graz
ToBe Continued, Live Streaming Vienna
ART FREMD-FREMD ART St. Pölten
JOHN BUTCHER Ensamble, Echoraum Vienna
Morgenland Festival Osnabrück
2015 Beton Performance, Strenge Kammer Porgy and Bess Vienna
“Su:r” mit Derang Duett, Echoraum Vienna
DUO,TRIO”, FRIV Festival Poznan
Cello Flöte Duett“, Das Zweitbeste Vienna
Beton, Österreichische kulturforum Bratislava
Morgenland Festival Osnabrück
2014 Klangfarbe“ und „Die ewige Wiederkehr“Art Unchored Festival Vienna-Bratislava
SOOR, Derang Duo Performance, Shirin Art Center Tehran
Morgenland Festival Osnabrück
2013 Aufruf“ mit Derang Duo universität für musik und darstellende kunst Vienna
2012 KLangfarben, Klara Schuman saal, Möe Vienna
Selbstzensur, Post-Porn and BodyPolitix, VBKÖ Vienna
Morgenland Festival Osnabrück

Curatorial work

2021 Kunst Am Stern exhibition and residency series, Hendricks Vienna
2018-2020 By artists for artists exhibition series, Porgy & Bess Vienna