Universität der Künste Berlin, Master of art (with distinction), Institute Art in Context, 2018-2021
Lichtblick School, Seminar with Wolfgang Zurborn, 2017-2018
Neue Schule Für Fotografie Berlin, Seminars with Marc Volk and Eva Bertram, 2015-2016
FH-Aachen. University of Applied Sciences, Master of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, 2009 -2013
FH-Aachen. University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Studies, 2008 - 2009


The Retrurning Hero, 009821 Projects, Tehran, 2023
The Returning Hero, Screening as part of Utopische Intervention in Tempelhofer Landschaften, Cooperationwerkraum, Berlin, 2022
Hidden Bodies, 009821 projects, Tehran, 2022
Listen to the photographs, Pop-up-Raum Hamburg, 2021
Berlin University of the Arts, Graduation Exhibition of the Institute Art in Context, 2021
Portraits, drei Generationen der Iranischstämmiger Künstler-Innen, Rotes Rathaus Galerie, Berlin, 2019
Heimatgefühle, ag Friedhof Museum, Berlin, 2019
Happiness , Kabinett 25, Berlin, 2019
Smart as Photography, Raum für Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, 2019
Staged, Constructed, Real, Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin, 2019
Athen Photobook Festival, Selected for “ So Close, Yet So Far”, 2018
Perspektiv III, Neue Schule Für Fotografie, Berlin, 2018
Other, Others, Me, Neue Schule Für Fotografie, Berlin, 2017
Hetrotopy, Privacy Inside Public, Aachen, 2014
Selected for Portfoliowalk Der Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie Hamburg, 2017
Selected for Portfoliowalk Der Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie, Augsburg, 2016


Sonderstipendium Initial in Junge Akademie, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2021
Fotopreis des HAUS am KLEISTPARK, Berlin, 2018
PIC Förderpreis 2018, PIC Verband, Germany

Professional Experience

Research and Editorial Assistant at Bildwelten des Wissens; Art History Yearbook for Image Criticism edited by: Claudia Blümle, Horst Bredekamp, Matthias Bruhn and Katja Müller-Helle, 05.2020 - 09.2021


Close, Yet So Far (Artist Book, Self published)
Serendipity ((Artist Book, Self published)
Good Old Fashioned Rhythm (Exhibition Catalogue, Handmade, edition of 50)


Families like mine, an Interview with Alina Simmelbauer about her project Gracias Tochter
in C& Anniversary Issue No. 10 • #ANOTHER89