Afruz Amighi
Lives and works in Brooklyn.


2007 MFA, New York University, New York, NY
2002 Summer Studio Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1997 BA Political Science, Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, NY

The Morgan Museum and Library, New York, NY
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
The Devi Foundation, New Delhi, India
The Bristol Museum, Bristol, UK
Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kirin Nadar Museum of Art, New Dehli, India

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘The Presence of Your Absence is Everywhere’, The Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN
2017 ‘Echo’s Chamber’, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
‘No More Disguise’, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Mångata’, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2014 ‘Far from God’, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, New York.
2012 ‘Suspended City’, Bloom Projects, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California.
2011 ‘The Hidden State’, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, New York.
2010 ‘Angels in Combat’, Isabelle Van Den Eynd Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
‘Cages’, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, New York.

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition’, Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY
2016 ‘Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place’, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.
Night Paintings, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2015 New Ways of Seeing, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2014 Far from God, Fields Sculpture Park, Art OMI International, Ghent, New York.
The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2013 ‘Love Me Love Me Not, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its neighbors, The 55th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia, curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, Venice, Italy.
Past Tradition, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India.
2012 ‘Doris Duke’s Shangri-La: Landscape, Architecture and Art’, Museum of Art
and Design, New York, New York.
2012 – 2015 ‘Doris Duke’s Shangri-La: Landscape, Architecture and Art’ touring to
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii.
2012 ‘Contemporary Iranian Art in the Permanent Collection’, The Hagop
Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of
Art, New York, New York.‘Making Tents’, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho.
‘That Sinking Sense of Wonder’
, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
2010 ‘Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam’, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. ‘Structures within an Intervention’, The Guild Art Gallery, New York, New York.
‘Tehran – New York’, Leila Taghinia – Milani Heller Gallery, New York, New York.
‘Jameel Prize Exhibition’
, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, United Arab Emirates, Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon, National Museum of Damasucs, Syria, National Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2009 ‘Jameel Prize Exhibition’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.
2007 ‘Just a Ghostly Paper Sigh’, 31 Grand Gallery, New York, New York.
‘Master of Fine Arts Thesis Show: Class of 2007’, Washington Square East Gallery, New York, New York.
2006 ‘Seven’, ALJIRA Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey.
‘Please Touch’
, G.A.S.P Gallery, Boston, Massachussetts
‘Dedicated to N. Khan’, Helen & Martin Kimmel Center, New York, New York.
2005 ‘Young Americans’, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
2004 ‘The Beautiful Ones’, 31 Grand Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
2003 ‘Sleep’, Cave Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

Prapoglou, Kostas. ‘Echo’s Chamber,’ The Seen: Chicago’s International Online Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, (February 2018)
Block, Annie. ‘Out of the Shadows,’ Designwire (October 17, 2017)
Carrigan, Margaret. ‘Brooklyn-based Artist Afruz Amighi Debuts Her Women Made of Steel,’ The Observer (November 28, 2017)
JDEED Team. ‘Afruz Amighi, Echo’s Chamber,’ JDEED (November 24, 2017)
Dawson, Aimee. ‘Three to See: London,’ The Art Newspaper (December 5, 2017)
Carey-Kent, Paul. ‘How to Show it,’ FAD Magazine (December 13, 2017)
Pikaart, Hannah. ‘Show of the Day,’ artnet news (December 25, 2017)
Miles, Ned Carter. ‘Echo’s Chamber,’ ArtAsiaPacific (January 2018)
Clifford, Jessica. ‘A Room of One’s Own,’ Art Radar (January 15, 2018)
Proctor, Rebecca. ‘Utopian Towers,’ Harper’s Bazaar Art (June 2016)
Kalsi, Jyoti. ‘Reflections on belonging and displacement,” Gulf News (May 25, 2016)
Albury, Vanessa. ‘Afruz Amighi: Far from God,’ Art Pulse Magazine, No. 19, Vol.5 (2014)
Wallace-Thompson, Anna. ‘The Allegory of the Cave’, Canvas Magazine, January 2011
Muhammad, Yusuf. ‘Volcano Beneath Snow’, Gulf Today, October 21, 2010
Barrett, Nyree. ‘Persian Prowess’, Time Out Dubai, October 14-20, 2010
Kalsi, Jyoti. ‘Light-coded Statements’, Gulf News, October 15, 2010
Levy, Michelle. ‘Beauty Ensnared’, ARTslant, January 31, 2010
Barakat, Alexander. ‘An Interview with Afruz Amighi’, Muraqqa, October 2009
Afruz Amighi Wins Jameel Prize for her ‘1001 Pages’,, July 12, 2009
Art: Afruz Amighi Wins the Inaugural Jameel Prize,, July 9,2009
V&A Announces Afruz Amighi as Winner of Jameel Prize 2009,, July 9, 2009
Boucher, Katie. ‘Contemporary art, Islamic Tradition’, The National, July 8, 2009
‘Jameel Prize seeks the next star of Islamic Art’,, July 7, 2009
Deepa A. ‘Finding Inspiration in Islamic Traditions’,, July 2009


2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture.
2009 Jameel Prize Winner, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.


2010 Doris Duke Foundation, Honolulu, H.