Mehran Tizkar



Born in Iran

Ph.D. in Art and Literature, art philosophy from Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Since 1987 active as Film and Theatre-maker, writer, photograph, Mixed media-, New media-, Video-, Performance- and Installation-artist

Professional Artistic

2012-2013 Production Manager at the Institute for Acting, Film and TV Professions, Berlin

2005-Qualification course for graphic, image processing, multimedia & web Design, at project and work, Berlin, Germany

1999- Scholarship for puppet theatres at L' institute international de la puppet, Charleville Meziere, France

1991- 93- Trained in photography and filmmaking at the Young Cinema (centre for training in film und photography) in Tehran, Iran

Professional Experience(selection)

2023- Publication of the play "The life is sweet" in

2021 Publication of the essay “Performance Theatre as Postmodern Movement" in

2020 Publication of the book “The process of the donkey's shadow” von Friedrich Dürrenmatt (eine Übersetzung): Verlag Morvarid, Teheran, Iran

2019 Publication of the essay "Transmission of truth as an aesthetic strategy" in

2018- Publication of the book "There is nothing to say" by the publisher Dr. Kovac, Hamburg, Germany

2014- Publication of the book "The said and the unsaid" by the publisher Dr. Kovac, Hamburg, Germany

2013- Publication of the essay "from performance to performance" in the Book of Association of directors of Theatre Forum, Tehran

2004- Theatre performance "Story of parrot" in the workshop of the cultures, Berlin, Germany

2005- Theatre performance "Story of zoo" by Edward Albee in the theatre house centre, Berlin, Germany

2004, 05- Premiere "A film about believing" and the death of the colour in bread factory cinema, Berlin, Germany

2003,04,05- Production of three films: The search, The death of the colour and A film about believing as director and script author, Berlin, Germany

2001, 2003- As director & author, Theatre festival Cologne & Shade worlds Berlin, Germany

2000, 02- Publication of the play "Arash and turanian witches", Tehran, Iran

2000- As director at Theatre festivals in France & Teheran, Iran

1998- Member of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette (UNIMA) and ITI

1998- As director & author at the puppet theatre festival Lutke, Slovenia

1997- As director & author at The Fadjr internationally Theatre festival, Teheran, Iran

1996- Establishment of the group of artists "Mandragora" in Tehran, Iran

1993-1995- Director assistant by Aftab Theatre Workshop co. Iran

1988,89,90- Prices for the best film, the best photo and the best film edit in Film & photo festival of the association for The young cinema Iran

1987-1993- Production of four short films as director and script author, Iran



2023- "Schoolgirl", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio in the Group Exhibition "I Sing the Body Electric", at Jane’s Room and PRZ, New York, USA, G

2023- "Balance", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio in the Group Exhibition "CHAOS THEORY", in CHAMBRE, New York, USA, G

2022-"Suffering", video art, Stockholm konst, Presented at the locations of the city: Stureplan, korsningen, Kungsgatan/Sveavägen, Katarinahissen

2022-"The War of Other", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio in the Group Exhibition "LAPDOGS OF WAR" in The Empty Circle, New York, USA, G

2018-"The lost faith", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio in the Group Exhibition "Everything and Nothing" in The Empty Circle, New York, USA, G

2018- "The lost identity", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes with Peter Wayne Lewis, in the Group Exhibition "WHITE ANXIETIES" in WhiteBox gallery, New York, USA, G

2016- "The lost faith", Mixed media, curated by Raul Zamudio, in the Group Exhibition "The Enemy Within" in AREA LUGAR DE PROYECTOS, Puerto Rico, USA, G

2015- Videokunst “Suffering” in Sundsvalls Konstförening Sjögatan sju, Sweden, G

2014- Suffering, video art, curated by Alysse Stepanian, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, G

2013- A paradigm shift, curated by Uta Koch-Götze, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Germany, G

2013- Suffering, video art, in: Museo Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico and in: Digital Art Festival Fondland, Coimbra, Portugal, G

2011- Suffering, video art, in: The end of dream, curated by Nicole Loeser, MicaMoca project berlin e.V. and WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin, Germany, G

2011- Her hair, video art and 8 Parasdises series and After the execution installation, in: The Third Eye, curated by Raul Zamudio, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China, G

2010- After the execution installation and The lost series, in: Twice is too much, curated by Shaheen Merali in Free Museum, Berlin, Germany, G

2010- The Hair Art project (video art, mixed media) in Gallery Futura, Berlin, Germany, S

2010- Tuba, mixed media, exhibition in the Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York, USA, G

2010- Tuba, mixed media, Exhibition in Women Museum, Bonn, Germany, G

2009- Tuba, mixed media, exhibition in Victoria & Albert Museum London, UK, as finalist for Freedom to Create Prize, G

2009- 1001 night, mixed media, exhibition in the WhiteBox Gallery, Munich, Germany, G

2009- Suffering, Video art, in the gallery Artneuland, Berlin, Germany, G

2008- North, but not completely, Photography, exhibition in the gallery Futura, Berlin, Germany, S

2008- Tuba, mixed media, exhibition in the Futura Gallery, Berlin, , Germany, S

2007- Tuba, mixed media, exhibition in the Pergamon museum , Berlin, Germany (acquisition of series Tuba by the museum for its collection),S


Exhibition catalogue

2016- Exhibition catalogue "The Enemy Within", Área: lugar de proyectos, Puerto Rico, USA.

2015- Exhibition catalogue “Nietzsche was a Man”, City & Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland.

2013- Exhibition catalogue for "Nietzsche Was A Man", published by Ex Teresa Arte Actual del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), Mexico

2011- Exhibition catalogue The Third Eye, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China

2010- Exhibition catalogue beRUF Kuenstlerin - ein Paradigmenwechsel, Frauenmuseum, Bonn,Germany.

2010- Exhibition catalogue Doppelausstellung: Berlin - Bonn 2010. Der globale Blick ist politisch, Galerie Futura, Berlin, Germany.

2009- Exhibition catalogue Freedom to Create Prize, Victor&Albert Museum, London, UK.

- Photo-project Tuba by Raha Rastifard and Mehran Tizkar at the Islamic Museum Berlin, report by rbb Kulturradio, April 2007. Manuela de Leonardis, Tuba, Berlino, Museo dell‘arte Islamica, in:, April 23, 2007.

Collections and Museums

Permanent Collection of the Islamic Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Different private collections.

(S) Solo exhibition
(G) Group exhibition