Born Liverpool, GB, 1982
Nationality GB/NL

k.motallebi@yahoo.co.uk
www.kianooshmotallebi.com

 
'Night-time', 2012, 15 x 15cm, Xerox print
'Night-time', 2012, 15 x 15cm, Xerox print

By modifying objects and information in ways that go against functionality, Motallebi’s works seek to investigate the transient and immaterial nature of understanding, to renegotiate the relationship between art, objects and technology.
The works often act as single entities that refers to a larger context inhabited by both the viewer and the work. This context creates space to explore the interconnection of experience and the physical laws that underlie it.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education


2006-2008
Slade School of Fine art, London, GB (MFA)
2002-2006
Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, NL

Residencies


2012
A Very Real Time, Cape Town, ZA
2010-2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships/stipends
2011
Van Bijleveltstichting, NL
2011
Van den Ende Foundation Fellowship
2010
The Niemeyer Foundation Fellowship

2008
Duveen Scholarship

2008
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL, grant

2008
The Niemeyer Foundation

2006
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL, grant

2006
The Niemeyer Foundation

2006
VSB Fonds scholarship

2006
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, NL, Flexible Work Budget

Exhibitions
2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN 2012', (exh.cat.)
2012
Cripta747, Torino, IT, 'Where is your god now?'(solo)
2012
Barbara Seiler, Zürich, CH, 'Reflections on Form'
2012
Juming Museum, Taipei, TW, 'Asynchronous Life Worlds'
2012
Billytown, Den Haag, NL, 'It weighs more than happiness', with Maarten Sleeuwits
2012
TSSK, Trondheim, NO, 'Meta Morf 2012'
2012
SCHAUORT. ChristianE Buntgen, Zurich, CH, 'Everyone else was busy or dead'
2012
V2_, Rotterdam, NL, 'Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF)'
2012
Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerpen, BE, 'STUDIO05' (solo)
2012
Galerie Kunstzicht, Gent, BE, 'Tender Buttons'
2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN'
2011
Guest Projects, The physical Centre, GB
2011
Erased Walls, Berlin, GE

2010
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN'

2010
Stichting Z, Den Haag, NL, 'Welcome to the trope'

2010
Erased Walls, Pozna, PL

2010
The dictionary of Received Ideas, London, GB

2009
Streaming festival, Den Haag, NL

2009
Galerie Kunstzicht, Gent, BE, 'World Wide Wonders'

2009
Ottica TV, South Bank Centre, London, GB, screening

2008
Expodium, Utrecht, NL, 'The Tantalum Calcium System'

2008
Illuminations, Presented by artists initiative Interval Manchester, GB

2008
Artist initiative 1646, Den Haag, NL, 'By Virtue of Contrast'

2008
EspaÁo Avenida,13 curated by Catarina Diaz and Goncalo Barreiros, Lisbon, PT

2008
The Gallery, Wimbledon, GB
, 'One Night Stands'
2008
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
, ES, 'Calypso'
2008
Woburn Research Centre, London, GB
, 'Trace'
2007
Ada Street Gallery, London, GB
. 'An Acoustic Environment for Copper and Aluminum'
2006
Kunstvlaai, Artist Initiative 1646, Amsterdam, NL

2006
International Student Triennial Istanbul, TK

2005
Todays Art Festival, Den Haag, NL

Publications
2011
Metropolis M, issue 5, Feature
2009
A guide to unmade metallic Alloys, Expodium, Utrecht, NL
2009
A guide to unmade binary metallic alloys

2008
Calypso, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, ES


Lectures/Teaching
2010
St Joost, Akademie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Bosch, NL

2010
Cairo Image Collective, Cairo, EG, 'New good like evil', artist talk

2010
Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, NL, lecture


2008
Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, NL, lecture

2008
Expodium, Utrecht, NL
, lecture
2008
Wimbledon College of Art, London, GB, artist talk