Exhibitions & conferences


Janet RadyConcerning Angels, Shoreditch, London

Awarded The Art and Culture Prize by Tehran Municipality
Showing new work as well as a selection from a collection at the Saba Centre for Art and Culture.

Viewing and discussion of three videos: ‘My Feet’, ‘Deconstructing Alien Geography’, and Silent Lips at the Cinematech, Oaxaca, Mexico

Solo show and gallery talk at ‘El Quijote’ museum, Guanajuato, Mexico: Installation, three simultaneous large scale projections of ‘My Feet’, ‘Deconstructing Alien Geography’, and ‘Silent Lips’

Solo Show of The Archaeology of Self at The Goods Shed, Canterbury: Installation of Ceramics and Videos, three simultaneous large scale projections
Video Installation/performance: The premier of Deconstructing Alien Geography, The Students’ Union, Canterbury Christ Church University
Solo Show, The Iranian Artists Forum Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran. The premier of The Archaeology of Self: Ceramic and Video Installation

Group exhibition, The Mall Gallery, The Mall, London
Installation of fired clay and sound, Canterbury Festival


Cultural Narratives and Forms of Knowing ESRC seminar series: New perspectives on education and culture

“Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, a British artist of Iranian Muslim descent who was until recently a senior research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University, spoke at the event. She described how she drew on Persian mystical poetry, the landscape and archeological sites of Iran and her own body in work consciously ‘responding to the discourse of the Axis of Evil’.”
Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, 24th-30th March 2011

Paper on Iranian Clay Arts, The 8th Ceramic and Glass Arts National Biennale, Tehran

Paper at the 6th Biennale in Iranian Studies, SOAS, London
Paper at Researching Lives Conference at the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, Sussex University
Seminar at The Institute of The Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology: ‘Bodies, Visibility, and Forms of Resistance and Young Iranian Women’, Oaxaca, Mexico

Seminar at Tehran University, Postgraduate Studies in Visual Arts: ‘The Dialogue Between Theory and Practice in the Studio’
Paper at The Barakat Trust Conference on Contemporary Iranian Art, Oxford University
Paper at ClayWorks, Baltimore, USA
Paper at The International Qualitative Conference, Guanajuato University, Mexico

Seminar at Tehran University Visual Arts Department: ‘British contemporary sculpture: Gormley and Goldsworthy’
Paper at the PhD research conference on ‘Other and Otherness’, Canterbury Christ Church University

Paper at The British Education Research Association Annual Conference BERA 2003, Edinburgh: ‘Comparative imagination and Art Education’

Paper at the ‘Autobiography and Research’ conference, Canterbury Christ Church University
Presentation at The London Kahrizak Charity Group: ‘Modernism in the history of art, and its parallel development in Iran’