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Dalar Alahverdi

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The Mass

This series builds on my previous project, “The Revelation,” exploring the struggles of those caught in conflicts, especially in the Middle East and Caucasus, resulting in displacement. Visually, it features mixed-media pieces with a dual-layered structure— a solid base layer and a transparent overlay. Viewers engage by adjusting perspectives to unveil concealed elements.

In “The Mass,” initially, the artwork may seem like a dense mix of abstract shapes or daily life related elements. Yet, changing angles reveals crisis images, particularly focusing on immigrants from reliable news sources. This subtly underscores that those affected by conflicts are not just statistics, but real individuals. This prompts viewer engagement, challenging them to uncover the hidden stories.

Selected Exhibitions


Group Exhibition, Hungry Thirsty, Collective project, Gallery-O-Rama, San


Group Exhibition, “Women Rising”, Drawing Room, San Fransisco
Group Exhibition, “Home”, Drawing Room, San Fransisco
Group Exhibition, Member group show, Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley, CA
Group Exhibition, Hayward Arts Council 40th Anniversary, O’ Lague Gallery, Hayward, CA
Group Exhibition, Break the Frame, ARTogether Gallery, Oakland, CA
Group Exhibition, Excursions, Berkeley Art Center (Curated by Hoi Leung)
Group Exhibition, East Bay Open Studios Group Show, Oakland CA
Group Exhibition, New Beginnings, Studio One Art Center, Oakland CA
Virtual Exhibition, Still Life, Teravara Art Gallery, Los Angeles
Virtual Exhibition, “Liminal Spaces”, Upward Gallery

2009-2018 Group Exhibition, “Me and the Other”, Yasamin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Armenia International Art Expo, Yerevan, Armenia
Group Exhibition, Stepanakert Gallery, Nagorno-Karabakh
Group Exhibition, Iranian-Armenian Women Painter, Sipan Cultural Center, Glendale,CA
Group Exhibition, Self-Portrait, Cultural Department of the Côte d’Ivoire, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, “Imago Mondi”, Venice Biennale, Italy
Solo Exhibition, Suspension, Boyajian Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
Group Exhibition, Iranian Painters, Yerevan Painters’ Association, Yerevan, Armenia
Group Exhibition, Simorq Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Group Printmaking Exhibition, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, Armenian Contemporary Artists in Iran, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, Naieri Cultural Complex, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, Hafez Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Solo Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Curatorial Experience
2010 Group Exhibition, School of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition for Youth, Dance, Aram Hall, Tehran Iran
Group Exhibition, Nairi Cultural Complex, Tehran Iran

2023 Maybelle Rasmussen Award, A.R.T.,Inc Exhibit “Golden Autumn”, Adobe Art Center

Collaborative Experiences
2015 Scene Design, The Partner in Crime, Gandom Theater Hall, Tehran Iran
Scene Design, Luggage and Cute Dogs Puppet Show, Dimaak Group,Charsou Hall,Iran
Storyboard, Bus of Desire, Kasco Theater Group, MashayekhiTheatre Hall, Tehran, Iran
Intercultural International Collaboratotion, The Centre of Armenian Painters, Armenia and Iran
2005-2010 California State University, Long Beach, Master in Art Education ,USA
Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Master in Visual Arts, Armenia
Tehran University, College of Fine Arts, Bachelor in Painting, Iran

Teaching Experience
2105-2016 Teaching Artist, Museum of Children’s Art, Oakland
Art Instructor, Green Forest Art Studio, Union City
Art Instructor, Global Art, Castro Valley, CA
Art Instructor, Modest Fly Art Studio, Tujunga, CA
Instructional Student Assistant (ISA), California University of Long Beach, CA
Art Instructor, School of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran
Art Teacher, Roudaki Foundation, Tehran Iran
Art Professor, Visual Center of Science Campus, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Art Teacher, Farhang High School

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