Nasrin Golden

Visual  Artist


I am an Iranian visual artist, based in Ireland since 2012. My Masters degree is in Visual Arts (2013) and a BA in Photography (2008).

I look closely at division (what creates and maintains a sense of separation) and how this manifests in every aspect of life. 

I work with concepts that question the notion of identity, sense of belonging and Otherness; to provoke and open up a dialogue. 

For me, the creative process is free and unburdened, raw and pure in form. It originates from the collective unconscious. In other words, I try to hold no agenda or concrete objective in the creative process. The work itself resonates within the minds of those who encounter it.

My work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the world including: Tehran, Kuala Lumpur, Dublin, and Vancouver.

Art Statement:

My work is a reflection of who I am. It is self exploration, a largely involuntary process. Creative energy flows through me from a deeper part of my subconscious mind. I am more of an observer than an agent of creation.

My creative impulses are inspired by reconnecting with some unknown sense of source, connection to nature, life, and all emotion (both what might be perceived as 'negative' and 'positive').

I question all concept or constructs that establish a sense of self (e.g., sense of belonging, gender, Otherness) . The aim is to open up a dialogue and encourage inquiry. My work reveals that once a discrete sense of self is identified with, it shape-shifts into something different and unexpected like a mirage. However, what is true cannot change. This is the, sometimes disturbing, yet liberating insight experienced in my work.

Education & Qualifications:


  • MA in Visual Arts, 2013, Cultural Centre, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

  • BA in Photography, 2008, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Azad University of Tehran.

  • Diploma in Makeup Techniques, 2001, Make-up Training Centre, Open Cinematic and Audio-visual School, Tehran.

  • Second Degree Diploma in Graphic Design, 2000, Vocational College, Tehran.

  • Diploma in Graphics, 1997, Technical and Professional School, Tehran.

Solo Exhibition:
  • Presence, 2014, Part of New Voices of Ireland & PhotoIreland Festival, CFCP (Center for creative practices), Dublin. 

  • Silence in Shadows, 2013, Exchange Gallery, Dublin.

  • Through Niayesh, 2009, Barg Gallery, Tehran.

  • Shoes, Conceptual Art, 2008, Maan Honar-e No Gallery, Tehran. 

Group Exhibition:
  • Cultural Memory - Transition, Temporary, Transcultures, 2019, Curator: Monika Sapielak, Part of New Voices of Ireland, D-light Studio, Dublin

  • Fool Me Twice, 2015, Mart, Dublin.

  • Silk Road II, 2015, Curator: Fares Fares, CHQ, Dublin.

  • Silk Road, 2014, Curator: Fares Fares, Nasrin Golden, CFCP (Center for creative practices), Dublin.

  • Art Identity, 2011, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Media Art IX, 2010, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

  • Close-Up, 2009, CPC 3rd Annual Photography Competition-Exhibition, Vancouver.

  • Death, 2005, Curator: Farshid Azarang, Sheiss Gallery, Tehran

Residency & Awards:
  • Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, July 2019, An initiative of The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

  • The City Change Masterclass, May 2019, Curator Michelle Brown, Collaboration with Create, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin


  • 2019, Member visual Artist Ireland VAI.

  • 2018, Member in Communication Team, CPL, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2017, Member of Culture and Art, CPL, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2014, Interview on  Newstalk, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2013-14, Member of Art Committee, Bahar Organization, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2013, Production Assistant, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2012, Lecture on International Artist Mella Jaarsma's Artwork, Bendun Gallery, Semarang Indonesia 

  • 2009, Member of Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA)

  • 2002-06, Organiser and Editor in chief at Khorshid-raga institute of culture and arts, Tehran, Iran

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