I'm Sara Ghalandari, an Iranian-Austrian artist born in 1987. My artistic passion lies in exploring human relationships within space and the reuse of materials. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Textile Art from Tehran Art University and pursued a Master's degree in Site-Specific Art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
As an artist, I draw inspiration from mythology, symbols, and the unconscious mind, and I have a worldview that centers around accepting temporality and imperfection. My ultimate goal is to create a new symbol system with broad human relevance in my artwork.
Currently, I reside in Vienna, where I work as a freelance artist. In 2022, I was honored to receive the Vanessa Preger McGillivray Award from the University of Applied Arts and the City of Vienna for my Diploma Project. Additionally, I have been awarded a Working Grant from the same institution and city for the 2022-2023 academic year to continue pursuing my artistic endeavors.
Diploma in Fine Arts / Site-specific Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna
BA of Textile, Tehran Art University, Tehran
Diplom of Interior design, Tehran Computer and Science College, Tehran
Group Exhibition, Approximating, AG18 Gallery, Vienna
Group Exhibition of the GAL, NORM-AL, Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna 2021 In der Feldforschung (1), Selected Foto Wien, 2021
The 8th Tehran National Sculpture Biennial
Group exhibition, Hospitality, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna
Group Exhibition, Gespaltene Welt - Tod und Leben, Das Praxis Kollektiv Wollzeile, Vienna, 2020
Solo Exhibition, Installation, Porgy and Bess, Vienna February 2020
Group Exhibition Finissage, Installation, Site-specific art Gallery, Vienna, 2019
The Angewandte Festival, Installation, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2019
The Essence 18 sculpture University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2018
Group Exhibition Hands-on Trans art department University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2017
Felt design International exhibition of Handicraft, Tehran, Iran, 2014-2015
Group Exhibition Mehrin Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013
Solo Exhibition, Handicraft, Arte Gallery, Tehran, Iran