b. 1988, Tehran, Iran
Lives and Works in Amsterdam and Tehran

 

Education

2013. BFA. AKI ArtEZ Academy for Art & Design. Fine Art Faculty. Painting Department. Enschede, The Netherlands
2006-2010. Painting. Art University of Tehran. Fine Art Faculty. Painting Department. Tehran, Iran
2005-2006. Industrial Design. Art University of Tehran. Design Faculty. Tehran, Iran

 

Residency
2014-2016. Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013-2014. Resident at Akkuh Heartpool Foundation. Hengelo, The Netherlands

 

Awards
2016. Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Solo Exhibition
2016. “Bedroom Posters”. Witteveen Visual Art Center. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions and Events
2017. “Update 5.0”. V-Gallery. Dastan:Outside. Tehran, Iran
2017. Art Brussels. Presented by (re)D. Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium
2017. “The Painted Bird”. Group Exhibition Curated by Gijs Frieling. Marres. Maastricht, The Netherlands
2017. “Still Light”. Duo Exhibition with Narcisse Tordoir. Curated by Narcisse Tordoir. (re)D. Gallery. Antwerp, Belgium
2016. “The Exhibition of Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016”. Dam Royal Palace. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Doré-Hami”. Group Exhibition. No Man’s Art Gallery. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Waiting For Self-Seduction”. Performance with Kris Dittel and Sara Gianni. Witteveen Visual Art Center. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “We Lust Life”. Painting Fair. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Artificial Cinema: Reinventing Horizons”. Galerie Tranzitdisplay. Prague, Czech Republic
2016. Collection of Nederlandse Bank. Engagement and Commitment. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Baroque”. Curated Laurie Cluitmans. Galerie Fons Welters. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015. “The Hybrids”. Galerie Helder. Den Haag, The Netherlands
2014. “Sensory War: Anniversary of the WWI”. Manchester Art Gallery. Manchester, UK
2014. RijksakademieOPEN. Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014. “Selection of 30 Years of Buning Bronger Prize”. Stedelijk Museum Zutphen. Museum Henriette Polak. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014. Witteveen Visual Art Centre. Amsterdam Art Weekend. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014. “We Are a Happy Family”. Group Exhibition. Provinciehuis, The Netherlands
2014. “Recent Afgesrudeerden”. Kunsthal Hof88. Almelo, The Netherlands
2014. “Shortlist Exhibition of the Sketches of the Portrait of King William Alexander of the Netherlands”. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013. Circadit. Group Exhibition. Best of Graduates. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011. Shortlisted. “Montakhab-e Nasl-e No”. Group Show at 3 Galleries in Tehran. Tehran, Iran

 

Curatorial Projects
2017. “Persian Camp”. Curated by Sam Samiee. No Man’s Art Gallery. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017. “Quarter”. Solo Exhibition of Works by Pantea Rahmani. Curated by Sam Samiee. Dastan’s Basement. Tehran, Iran
2016. “Crystal Maze”. Curated by Sam Samiee and Jay Wendy Tan. Royal Academy of Arts. Den Haag, The Netherlands
2014. “From Borders of Perception to Destination: Unknown”. Curated by Sam Samiee. W139 Artist-Run Space. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Artist Talks, Lectures and Presentation
2017. Reading Pierre Klossowski’s “Living Currency” and Subsequent Presentation. Dastan Gallery. Tehran, Iran
2016. Panel Discussion on Iranian Contemporary Art. Moderated by Dr. Peyman Jafari. University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Europe through the Lens of its Neighbors”. Panel Member. Forum on European Culture. An Initiative by DutchCulture & De Balie. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016. “Visual Ethics: Shahrzad = Citizen”. Curated Laurie Cluitmans. Galerie Fons Welters. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015. “Visual Ethics: Forgotten Points in the Pedagogy of Painting”. New Media Society in Partnership with Lajevardi Foundation. Tehran, Iran
2014. “On Transnationalism and the Role of Authorities”. RijksakademieOPEN. Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014. Reading Selected Fragments of Norman O. Brown’s “Love’s Body” and “The Challenge of Islam”. W139 Artist-Run Space. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Commissions
2015. Jan van der Zande. The Last Judgement
2014. Shadi Shams. Enamel Painting on Gold, Silver and Copper
2013. De Kunst van het Ondernemen. Commission for Saxion Art Project. Auctioned at Twentsewel Museum

 

Grants
2016. Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016 Grant
2016. Werkbijdrage Jong Talent. Mondriaan Fonds voor Kunstenaars
2013-2014. Mondriaan Fonds for Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2012-2013. ArtEZ Scholarship for Non-European Students

 

Publications
2017. “The Painted Bird”. Valiz Publishers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014. “Sam Samiee: 2014”. Akkuh Heartpool Foundation. Hengelo, The Netherlands

Press
2016. “Sam Samiee wins Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016”. ArtEZ University of the Arts. Visited June 2017.https://www.artez.nl/en/sam-samiee-wins-royal-award-for-modern-painting-2016
2016. “Unleashing thoughts at the Rijksakademie - Interview with Sam Samiee”. TransArtists. Visited June 2017. http://www.transartists.org/article/interview-sam-samiee