Sara Alavi (b.1979, Tehran) is an Iranian artist based in Milan. She studied painting at the Art 
Department of Alzahra University in Tehran, concluding her studies in 2002. She moved to Rome i
2006 to continue her studies in multimedia projects at La Sapienza University, which she 
completed in 2010. Since 2011 she lives and works in Milan where she received her second level 
Degree in Painting at Accademia Di Belle Arti di Brera. She has participated in group 
exhibitions in different cities and she had several solo exhibitions in Iran, Italy and Germany. 
She won Terna prize in 2015 in Italy.

In most of her works she tries to face the status of precariousness as a possible value.

2018
-Il mare fu... | Sara Alavi | Villa Tittoni on occasion of "Meet me in the heART"| Desio
2018
-Due respiri un passo|Sara Alavi / Coquelicot Mafille| Gli Eroici Furori arte contemporanea| Milan
2017
-De Projecto| Studifestival| Milan

2016
-Who Watches the watcher?| Studifestival| Milan

2016
-TED talk | Leysin American School| Leysin, Switzerland

2015
-Open studio |Organized by Momentum Gallery in ll // l space| Berlin

2015
-Confusion | Group show| Temple University|Rome| Curated by Helia Hamedani

2014
-Arte guarda Avanti| group show|Archivio di stato|Turin|Italy| Curated by Cristiana Collu and Gianluca Marziani

2014
-Paratissima Art Fair| Turin

2012
-Partecipazione al progetto dedicato all’Isola Comacina con pubblicazione di un personale lavoro
sul catalogo ISOLA ISOLE INSULAE INCONTRI E RIFLESSIONI AL SUONO DELLA PAROLA ISOLA, seguito
da Remo Salvatori, pubblicato da Johan & Levi editore

2011
-White. Solo exhibition/Mohsen Gallery/Tehran/Iran

2011
-All’inizio non era un isola| group show|Assab One-spazio non protetto|Milano|Italy

2011
-A che santo votarsi| group exhebition| ex chiesa S.Carpoforo|Milano

2010
-Walking|solo exhibition|Kuntshaus gallery|Rome|Italy

2009
-Artenews Rai Tre| intervew with a medoriental artist. Iranian art student in west

2009
-Iranian nourooz art festival first edition|associazione Hamghadam|Paris|France

2008
-Festival “salam”: Arte in conflitto/Pinetina di Villa Massimo|Roma in collaborazione con Comune di Roma

2003
-Solo painting exhibition/Haft Samar Gallery/Tehran/Iran

2002
-Solo painting exhibition/Afrand Gallery/Tehran/Iran

2002
-Group painting exhibition/Laleh Gallery/Tehran/Iran (con la presenza di Maestro Alkhas e I suoi studenti)

2001
-Group painting exhibition/ Afrand Gallery/Tehran/Iran

1998
-Group painting exhibition/Afrand Gallery/Tehran/Iran

1997
-Group painting exhibition/Laleh gallery/Tehran/ Iran



SIMPOSI/WORKSHOP/residensies

2017
-VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Viafarini DOCVA Fabbrica del Vapore e Milano
ENGAGE-Public School for Social Engagement in Artistic Research

2015
-Momentum residensy Berlin

2013
-Rethymno, Creta (Grecia). Residenza artistica legata all’ccademia di Belle Arti di Atene

2012
-Cecina, (Li). Residenza artistica nel Borgo/ tramite docente di Brera

2009
-Workshop Bauhaus presso Goethe institute Roma