Setare S. Arashloo

ستاره صالحی ارشلو


Setare Arashloo was born and raised in Tehran. She holds a BA in Painting from the University of Tehran, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from Queens College, CUNY. Setare is a current Advanced Certificate candidate at Social Practice Queens (Queens College). She is an alumna of the AIM program at the Bronx Museum, and is represented by Azad Gallery in Tehran, Iran. Her works have been exhibited in Iran, US, Afghanistan, and Australia, France and Germany.



2017-2018 Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice, Social Practice Queens, Queens College CUNY

2013-2015 MFA in Studio Art, Queens College, CUNY, New York

2012-2013 Post-Baccalaureate of Fine Art, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore

2007-2011 BA in Painting, University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran


2019 Variety Topics in Arts Education, Secondary Education, and Youth Services Department, Queens College, CUNY, New York

2019 Cultural After School Adventures: Mural Project, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, New York

2018 Stop motion and animation workshop, gust teaching artist in residence at LungA Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2015- 2018 Cultural After School Adventures: Animals at the Museum, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, New York

2016 Co-teaching Issues In Public Art: Visual Story Telling, Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State College, New York

2014-2018 Persian Art, Language and culture, art history and stop-motion workshops, Pardis for Children, New York

2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Intro to Animation, Dustin Grella, Queens College, CUNY, New York

2014 Persian Art, Language and Culture, Yekibood Children, New York

2013 Graduate Teaching Intern, Interpretive Figurative Drawing, Warren Linn, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

2012 Graduate Teaching Intern, “Visual Journalism”, Warren Linn, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore


2016-2018 Museum assistant and collection research, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, New York

2015-2018 Freelance  documentary Filmmaking, New York

2015-2018 Artist studio assistant, Auguste Garuffi Studio, New York

2015-2016 Animator and Editor, Dusty Studio, New York


2018 Mark, Knock, Stitch, screening at Year Light Festival at DUMBO, New York

2016 Workers Art Coalition, Cinema Village, Workers United Film Festival, New York

2016 Precarious Workers Pageant, Union Docs, Workers United Film Festival, New York

2015 Marks On the Margin, Klapper Gallery, Queens College, New York

2015 Knitted Camps, Azad Gallery, Tehran

2015 Who Build Your Architecture? Precarious Workers Pageant, video screening and panel discussion, The James Gallery, The Center For The Humanities, Graduate Center, New York

2015 Workers Art Coalition, video screening and panel discussion, Queens Art Council, New York

2014 Ventilation, in collaboration with Iran Sanadzadeh, Tenth and Gibson, Adelaide

2014 City Voyager, Naderi Cafe Gallery, New York


2019 Art Workers Won’t Kiss Ass and Eat Flowers, La Box Gallery, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arte Bourges, Bourger

2018 Mark, Knock, Stitch, Music Performance in collaboration with Iran Sanadzadeh, Light Year Festival, Adelaide

2018 Taklif: Ideas of Femininity, Fofa Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

2018 Endnotes, The Chimney, New York

2017 Memories of Future Landscape, El Museo Del Los Sures, New York

2017 Art of “Whose” People, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

2017 Landscape Up Close, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2017 Bronx Calling: The 4th AIM Biennale, Bronx Museum, New York

2017 The Archive of Effects, Culture Push, Nurture Art, New York

2017 Mark, Knock, Stitch, Performance in collaboration with Iran Sanadzadeh, Panoply Performance Lab, New York

2016 Material Archive, Curated by Adriana Pauly, Klapper Gallery, Queens College, New York

2015 Video Snack 5, Vox Populi, Philadelphia

2015 Many Interacting Worlds, Curated by Heng-Gil Han, Slideshow Gallery, New York

2014 Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving, Flickerlab, New York

2014 Workers Pavilion, Open Engagement International Conference, Queens Museum, New York

2014 Queens Variety Slides, Queens Council on the Arts, New York

2014 Explorations revisited, Curated by A. M. Weaver, One Art Space Gallery, New York

2013 Crossing the Distance, Kaplan Gallery, Vis Arts, Rockville, Maryland

2011 Group Exhibition, Iranshahr Gallery, Iran Artists house, Tehran

2009 Group Exhibition, Khavaran Gallery, Shiraz


2018 LungA School teaching artist in residence, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2018 Art in Action fellowship, Social Practice Queens, New York

2017 Art in Action fellowship, Social Practice Queens, New York

2017 AIM fellowship, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

2016 Archie Green Fellowship for Workers Art Coalition, American Folk Art Center, Washington DC

2015 Byrdcliffe Artist Residency and Fellowship, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, NY

2015 Research and travel grant from Gulf Labor Coalition, Venice


2019 Workers Art Coalition, Nameye Azad, No# 7, Tehran

2019 Body (In) Over the City, self-published artist book

2018 Photo and animation Portfolio, The Felt online magazine, Issue 4

2017 From Books by Black Woman to Electricians’ Stories, a Show Catalogues Alternative Archives, Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic, April 11

2017 Like A Dote on the Margins of a Book, Nameye Azad, No# 5, Tehran

2016 A Curator Talk by Adriana Pauly on “Material Archive” exhibition, Artreport Digital Publication, April 2

2015 At Venice Biennale Artists Stage a Pageant for Precarious Workers in Abu Dhabi by Gretchen

Coombs, Hyperallergic, Sep 1

2015 Writing on the Margin of a Common Experience: An Interview with Setare Arashloo about her exhibition titled “Knitted Camps”, Hafez Rohani, Honaronline, Aug 2015

2015 Visual Experiences of a “Flâneur”, Mehrnoush Alimadadi, Tandis Art Magazine, No. 304

2013 In Maisterra’s ‘Passing Through the Body,’ Aged is the Centerfold, Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, March 22

2013 Sanctions squeeze Iranian students abroad, Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, Jan 26

2012 Artis Profile, Memarnet Online Publication, 05/01/2012


Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles