Sepideh Rahaa

Born 1981 in Iran, now lives and works in Finland.


2012  Master's degree program of fine arts, Student at Aalto University of Finland.

2009  PhD studies of comparative analytical art history in Shahed University of Tehran, Iran. 

2008  Master’s Degree program in ArT & Research, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.​

2005  Bachelor’s Degree Program in Painting and Visual Arts, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran.



2015  Women’s exhibition, Caisa art gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

2015  Paljastus (exposure), Galleria Värinä, Rovaniemi, Finland.

2015  Solo exhibition, Matter of land, The distance between Me & You, Third space, Helsinki, Finland.

2014  The Passage, , Babel Gallery, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway.

2013  Video work & performance “ Dialogue Off ”, Persepolice, Shiraz, Iran.

2013  Minority , A performance and Video by Sepieh Rahaa on Tehran metro station, Iran.

2013  Performance and video work, “A Dream That Came True”, based on story of Zahhak

          from Shahnameh  Fredowsi, part of the project “Taking Time”, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki.

2013  Fire Trial, Powen Gallery, Taiwan.

2013  Fire Trial, Moons art gallery, Taiwan.

2005  Botiya Gallery of Art, Kerman, Iran.​

2000  Edare Farhang Va Ershad Nour (cultural place of Nour ), Public exhibition place, Nour, Mazandaran, Iran.



2014  Kubri AL-Hamir, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland.

2014  Performance together with Anna Knappe, Espoon center, part of a public exhibition "Objeckti",Finland.

2014  group exhibition, Powen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

2014  Different faces of us, Gallery Augusta, Suomenlina, Helsinki.

2013  Antidote7, Group painting exhibition, Gallery Jongva, Helsinki, Finland.

2013  Different Faces of Us, Performance By Sepideh Rahaa & Anna Knappe, Kampi, Helsinki,Finland.

2013  Erotus( difference) exhibition , Glue factory,15th February, Glascow, UK.

2013  Antidote 6,Taking time project/Exhibition, galleria Agusta, Helsinki, Finland.

2012  Painting exhibition, 100 artists 100 works, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

2007  Photography exhibition subject “ our society ”. University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran.​

2004  Painting exhibition of students of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman,faculty of art.​

2003  Mural Painting Exhibition. Hotel Pars of Kerman’s Gallery. Kerman, Iran.​

2002  Photography Exhibition in Sana’ti Contemporary Museum of Kerman, Iran.​



2015 Koneen Säätiö, working grant for the production of a video work, exhibiting in festival, Finland.

2015 Aalto Art  grant for " United in Diversity" at cable factory, Finland.

2014 Aalto University, School of Art and Design and Architecture, international affair schoolarship,

         Exhibition The Passage in Norway.

2014 IF Plus Cultural Lab, for the exhibition at Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway.

2013 Camac Art Centre, France.



2014  Artist in residence at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder(LKV), Trondheim, Norway.

2015  Artist in residence at Camac, Centre d'Art Marnay Art Centre, France, 1stNovember-30thDecember.


Member of artist association MUU, Finland.



2014  Guest lecture at Kuvataideakatemia for the course Norm Critical Art circle, Helsinki, Finland.

2014  Teaching Fine Arts courses at Ressu School, Helsinki, Finland.

2013-2015  Teaching Fine Arts courses at Annantalo art and cultural center, Helsinki, Finland.

2008-2012  Head of Painting Department in Marlik Higher Education Institute of Nowshahr.​

2008  Instructor in azad university of Tehran.

2008  Instructor in Shariati university of Tehran , drawing II.​

2008-2012  Instructor of Marlik Higher Education , Painting and drawing, visual art fundamentals courses.​

2010  Instructor of Mazandaran University of Babolsar , concept of color and free hand drawing for  arcitectural students.​

2009-2012  Advising more than 15 theses in the fields of Contemporary art history of Iran and world, painting, modern art, Persian art and history, Martin Heidegger and Aesthetics.