Aishe Vejdani (b.1986, Gonbad-e kavoos, Iran) is an Iranian-Finnish painter and a filmmaker. In her work she navigates between different mediums such as painting, video art and film. Currently she is exploring painting and video medium. She is interested in finding the balance between different narratives, where the technical narration (such as colour, composition, rhythm...) is in close dialogue with the cultural narration (story).

Being a Turkmen born and raised in Iran and now living most of the time in Finland has exposed her to different awareness and cultural space. Vejdani’s work borrow greatly from her search for connections and empathy across national and cultural. Memory, dream, daydream, migration and history are among the recurring themes within her practice.

RECENT
2021Mänttä XXV Art Festival, Finland. She exhibited her painting series.
UPCOMING
202224.10-20.11.2022. Myymälä 2, Exhibiting paintings and a video work.
EDUCATION
2020

Intensive Filmmaking course in the experimental film school: Academy of Moving

People and Images, Helsinki, Finland.

2012MA in Painting, Isfahan Art University, Iran.
2008BA in English Literature, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran.
MEMBERSHIP
2021Candidate member (kokelasjäsen) of Taidemaalariliito.
2020Member of AV-arkki, an association for Finnish media art.
AWARDED GRANTS
2022Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR) 6 months working grants and material cost.
2022Taike 6 months working grant.
2021Taike 3 months working grants and material cost.
2017Paulon Säätiö project grant.
SOLO EXHIBITION
2019From laughter to Cry, B-galleria, Turku, Finland.
2017From East to West: My Diary, Lauttasaaren Seurakunta Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
2016The One and Only, Alpo Jaakolan Patsaspuisto in Loimaa, Finland.
2016The One and Only, Loimaan Liikuntahalli in Loimaa, Finland.
GROUP EXHIBITION
2020Group exhibition Stories from the Sea, Stories from the City, Stoa, Helsinki, Finland
2015Turkmen Painters, Dibaee Gallery Gonbade-Qabus, Iran.
2013Self-portraits and Portraits, Apadana gallery, Isfahan, Iran.
2015Group exhibition, Ateljee Hulmi, Loimaa, Finland.
FESTIVAL SCREENING HER SHORT FILM “FOG”
2021Kotka international film festival, Finland.
2020International film festival Love&Anarchy In Helsinki, in a curated section called ‘The Current…’
FILMS SCREENED IN BIO REX CINEMAS
2020Writer, Director and Editor of her first short film “Fog”.
2020Cinematographer for short film “A Start”, directed by Camille Navarro.
2020Cinematographer for short film “Flesh ain’t weak”, directed by Mariangela Pluchino.
2020Sound for short film “The Remains”, directed by Roxana Sadvokassova.
2020Assistant Director for short film “Leftovers”, directed by Shahi Derky.
2020Camera Assistant for short film “Dance with Me, Talk to Me, Let Me Be”, directed By Saara Hasan.
2020Gaffer for short film “Death in Paradise”, directed by Helena Alexandrova.
MUSIC
2014-2017Lead Singer in Turkmen Folklore Music group “Saira Dutar”, Gonbad-e kavoos, Iran.
2020Music Arranger and Singer for her short film “fog”.