Biography

Vahid Valikhani was born and raised in Isfahan, Iran. Vahid received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Isfahan University of Art. In 2018, he moved to the United States to pursue his MFA in photography from the University of Florida. He is currently working as a Photography and Drawing + Painting Lab Specialist at the University of Florida. Meanwhile, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Photography and Graphic design teaching at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida. Vahid has shown his works at numerous places internationally including, Germany, Italy, Iran, and the United States.

 

 

Education

2021 MFA in Creative Photography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2016 BFA in Photography, Minor in Islamic Arts, Isfahan University of Art, Isfahan, Iran

Academic Experience

2021 Teaching Lab Specialist - Photography, Drawing + Painting, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2021 Adjunct Assitant Professor of Photography and Graphic Design, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL

2020-2021 Instructor of Records, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2018-2020 Teaching Assitant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Curatorial Experience

2019 Curatorial Intern, Photography Department, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida

2018-2019 Curatorial Assistant, University Galleries, University of Florida

2018-2019 Curator, Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida

2018 Juror Global Culture Photography Competition, International Center, University of Floria

Selected Solo & Group Shows

2021 Group Show, Emulsion Chapter II, Photography Exhibition, The Holy Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2021 Group Show, Waterloo Photography Invitational 2021, PHOTOCENTRIC contemporary photography gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2020 Solo Show, Elegies (Landscape and Environmental Photography), 4Most Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2020 Solo Show, Untitled Landscapes, The Gallery at the Reitz Union, Gainesville, FL

2020 Group Show, The Shape of Things, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2020 Group Show, DocuFlorida, Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

2018 Group Show, Photography Student Exhibition, Gary R. Libby Gallery, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2018 Group Show, Guitar Art: Historic Innovation of an American Icon through Industrial Design, Art & Music | University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2016, Group Show, Isfahan University of Art’s Student Juried Show, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

2014 Group Show, Photography Students Show, Creative Commercial Photography, Central Library of Isfahan, Iran       

2014 Group Show, Isfahan University of Art’s Annual Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2012 Group Show, Isfahan University of Art’s Annual Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2012 Solo Show, Dissolved, Blue-room Gallery, Isfahan, Iran

Publications

2021 “Photography Changes Everything”, Exercise, an Article on Photographs by Roozbeh Maleki, Tehran, Iran

2021 Dinner + No Show, Fourth Issue, Art + Art History Department, University of Florida

2021 Talon Review, Second Volume, Third Issue, the English Program of the University of North Florida

2020 Dinner + No Show, Third Issue, Art + Art History Department, University of Florida