Mojgan Habibi CV

Dr. Mojgan Habibi


2018 PhD (Fine Art), Newcastle University, NSW
2012 Master of Fine Art (with Distinction), RMIT, Melbourne
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT, Melbourne
2008 Certificate III in Arts Administration, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne 2008 Diploma of Art, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne

Awards, Grants and commissions

2021 Commissioned by Local connection, University of Newcastle 2020 Commissioned by The Lock-Up gallery, Newcastle

2020 Commission for public art by Mavid group in Medowie, NSW
2019 NAVA NSW Artist Grant
2014 Commended sculpture for Newcastle emerging artist prize, NAS, Newcastle 2013 From Darkness into Light art prize exhibition, Melbourne (First Prize)
2009 MDA Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Ceramics, Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne

Exhibitions: Solo Exhibitions

2021 “Incursions of Hope”, Adamstown Arts, Newcastle
2020 “First supper”, The Creator Incubator gallery, Newcastle
2019 “In darkness, the banner did shine like a sun, and gave warmth and hope to the hearts of

all people”, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2018 “Behind the Words”, The University Gallery, University of Newcastle 2016 “The Echo of Words”, Acrux Gallery, Newcastle
2014 “Light Gatherers”, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2014 “Behind the Curtain”, Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne
2012 “Spiritual transformation”, First Site Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2021 “That Political Thang”, Bolt space gallery, Maitland
2020 “Dancing with the dead”, The Lock-up Gallery, Newcastle 2019 “Speak softly, tread heavily”, Peacock Gallery, Sydney

“The subtle Art of Defiance”, Cross Arts Projects gallery, Sydney 2018 “Just Art”, Law Society of NSW, Sydney

2016 “Form, Surface”, Structure Sculpture, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney “University Gallery Student Acquisitive Prize”, Newcastle (finalist)

“Theatrics”, Curve Gallery, Newcastle
“The Ripple Effect”, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle “Norouz”, Stirrup Gallery, Sydney

2015 “Four Persian Garden”, Isfahan Contemporary museum, Isfahan “Art: An Invitation to Wonder”, Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne

“One Door Close”, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

“We Get by 2015”, Cooks Hill Art Gallery, Newcastle
2014 “Newcastle emerging artist prize”, NAS, Newcastle (finalist)

“Sculpture in the Vineyards”, Wollombi (finalist)
“Craft NSW Emerging Artist – Craft Award”, Sydney (finalist) “Bloom”, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2013 “Clunes Ceramic Award”, Melbourne (finalist)
“From Darkness into Light art prize exhibition”, Melbourne (finalist)

“Sculpture in the Vineyards exhibition”, Wollombi (finalist) “Small: Believe in Magic”, Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle
“The ninth Annual Toyota Community”, Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

2012 “Online Directors Cut Exhibition”, The Blake Society’s website, (finalist) “RMIT Master of Fine arts graduate exhibition”, Gossard Gallery, Melbourne “Interpretations of Intimacy”, Open Space Gallery, Melbourne
“New Ceramics”, Subject matter Gallery, Melbourne

2010 “Linden Postcard Show”, Melbourne
2009 “Ceramic Exhibition”, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
2008 “Fire & Water”, Pardis Gallery, Tehran University, Kish Island, Iran

“Edge”, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
2007 “Box Hill TAFE Graduate Exhibition”, Meat Market Gallery, Melbourne

“Pat Emery Award Exhibition”, Paynter Gallery, Bendigo


2019 “In darkness, the banner did shine like a sun, and gave warmth and hope to the hearts of all people”, Elizabeth Reidy, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2018 “Art; New visions of contemporary existence”, John Barnes, The Newcastle Herald, 09 Feb

Uniting Church Catalogue entry, Newcastle
2012 “Spiritual transformation exhibition”, Golbang Magazine, Vol 143, Melbourne

“Turning Ceramics Spiritual”, Mark Holsworth, Black Mark website,

2009 “Interview with Mojgan Habibi”, ALMAS Magazine, Issue 36, Iran


2019 Resident artist at Waverley Artist Studios, NSW Redgate, China

Hill end, NSW
2013 Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Public lectures

2017 The Iranica Conference- Mirrors of Iran, Art Gallery of NSW- Domain Theatre, Sydney 2016 National Multicultural Women’s Conference, Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney
2016 Arts and Refugees Forum, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney