biography

with her passion for cutting-edge architecture, unique design, contemporary art, german-persian photographer patricia parinejad
has published several books with taschen, air france and pommery and her work as a contributing photographer is featured in the international press.
her personal work is part of the permanent collections of LACMA, los angeles and the MON, curitiba, brazil.
solo exhibitions and groupshow worldwide as well as a prize at the arles photofestival brought her personal work into various private collections.
with her strong design ethics she has been commissioned mostly by up-market clients seeking unique and individual visual expressions for their work. she continues working with high end architectural and design firms and her documentary about the architecture of oscar niemeyer has been featured in a solo exhibition at the MAC/Niteroi.

her artistic work is poised on the boundary between art and documentation, uniting meditative methods and an approach of resolute engagement with a critical view towards the decline of today’s world.
highly commited to the environment her latest artistic body of work - the tryptichon 'GREEN ART' features digitally manipulated images of nature -

her documentary about the architecture of rio's favelas with the support of a grant by the german government was currently on show in rio in 2013.
patricia's approach to photography is immediate, direct. a dialogue about vision and precedent, influence and inspiration, theory and practice.
having lived and travelled in all continents her photographs feature the blurring bounderies between art, architecture and design.
she has created art that envelops architecture instead of the other way round. patricia understands the value of tradition as well as the importance of pushing contemporary concepts and challenges the interplay between the two.

"our way of living today is ..
expanded, fragmented, kaleidoscopic, infinite.."

patricia gives lectures and conferences about interior design photography at different institutions, she is a YW certified yoga teacher and holds an M.A.in american and english literature.
based in berlin and paris.

EXHIBITIONS:

may 13 - june 13
'REFAVELA' | STRUCTURES OF SPONTANEOUS ARCHITECTURE

nov 12 - jan 13
BAUM / NEW THEME LOS ANGELES

april 12 - may 12
TREES / GALERIE IMAGINAID / GENEVEA

oct 11-nov 11
SHFT/ los angeles - pop up

june 11- oct 11
"EYES"
galerie louise alexandre porto cervo, sardinia

dec 10 -march 11
ENCONTRO - Oscar Niemeyer
museum of contemporary art niteroi - rio de janeiro -brazil

april/may 10
"DIGITAL DREAMS"
los angeles

feb 10/ april 10
'EYES'
london/england

dec 09 /jan 10
'IN BED TOGETHER'
los angeles

oct 09
« WINTERSCHMERZ »
documenting rejection
galerie baudoin lebon, paris

oct 09:
Official Honorable Mention of the 2009 International Photography Awards for 'GREEN ART'

FIAC oct 08-jan 09
"RETOUR SUR TERRE" group show / 6 artists paris, france

FIAC oct/nov '07:
"MIROIR MON BEAU MIROIR" group show guerlain/
PARCOURS PRIVE FIAC - paris, france

june/july 07:
'EYES' paris

feb 06
"SKY" conceptual series /avaiation photography /paris