Biography


I was a lonely shy girl with my books, I played in small garden of our house in the middle of insects and herbs.
Then I learned to draw them, so start to draw everything on every surfaces. After that, all my books, notebooks and textbooks, were full of drawings. Teachers and parents were not happy for that because I spent so much time painting and drawing, I did not let any text in school books to be free from my lines!
They forbid me to draw anymore. I started drawing during the night under the bed created many paper persons and animals cut from outlines. I had near 1000 paper puppets, they had names, carriers, families and their own stories and it was the start of joy of cutting papers!
After all those books, nature discovering and drawing, I had no choice except being an illustrator and writer.
And although I start my work with other techniques such acrylics and oil color but return to collage and still after 22 years, I still enjoy collage.
Collage is a technique which never let you control it hundred percent .always has some surprise for you and play a game with you. Shows you accidental forms and unpredictable edges.
So, you can have a complete interaction with collage.
Most of my illustrations are for some order. Books, posters, calendars and etc. but I enjoy more when I order myself to make something, free images for no reason, only because of a pure sense.
Usually the result is what others also can make a connection with.
I have a book published in Italy
(two friends) in English, in Italian: ill Bosco delle meraviglie- publisher: terre-Italy-2010 (winner of grand prix of Belgrade biennial 2010 and new horizon of bologna
First was some images I made with natural elements, seeds and leaf and stems. Then I add a poetic story and still is one of my best books and people and children like it.
The book you see in this exhibition, Hey! Its spring-
Is the only childish poem-about spring- by Nima Yushij – the father of modern poetry of Iran 1897-1960
The images are very loyally to the north province of Iran (Mazandaran) the place of birth of Nima. I try to show the culture of those people and use landscape to put many details inside a frame. However it is an order from the publisher: Mirmah, but I feel it deeply and try to make pictures respectfully and somewhat qualified.
The time I spend on this frames is near one year, not continuously but every time I felt I should work on it.
Poem is about spring, it’s very simple rhyme short one. But full of joy and freedom.
Hope you enjoy both poem and images.
Hoda Hadadi
2018-
pinedooz@gmail.com
www.instagram.com/hodahadadi_artpage

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HODA HADADI
1977 TEHRAN-IRAN
BA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN -ART UNIVERSITY -TEHRAN

ILLUSTRATOR_PAINTER_POET_WRITER


55 PUBLISHED BOOKS IN IRAN-USA-FRANCE-ITALY-DENMARK-JAPAN-CHINA-UAE and ….

SOLO EXHIBITION-COPENHAGEN 2018
-BELGERADE -2009
MORE THAN 20 GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN TEHRAN-GOA-BERLIN-COPENHAGEN-PERAGE-ZAGREB-BRATISLAVA-MOSCOW AND ETC…..


PRIZES


GOLD MEDAL OF BEST ILLUSTRATOR –LITERACY CLASSICS AWARD-USA-2017 FOR THE BOOK (DRUMMER GIRL)
GOLD MEDAL OF BEST ILLUSTRATOR –MOONBEAMAWARD-USA-2017 FOR THE BOOK (DRUMMER GIRL)
BEST ARABIC BOOKS AWARD FOR CHILDREN-2015-BAHRAIN
NOMINATED FOR ASTRID LINDGEREN AWARDS 2012
NEW HORIZONS OF BOLOGNA- ITALY 2010
THE THIRTH PRIZE OF TEATRIO FESTIVAL (ITALY) 2008
NOMA ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE 2002 & 2008(JAPAN)
GRAND PRIX OF BELGERAD-SERBIA 2007
GOLDEN PLAQUE OF BIB 2007 BRATISLAVA-SLOVAKIA
SECOND PRIZE OF KATHA 2005 INDIA


FIRST PRIZE OF KANOON BOOK FESTIVAL 2005(TEHRAN)
SECOND PRIZE OF YOUTH ARTISTS
FIRST CHOICE OF AUDIENCES OF (SOROUSH MAGAZINE) 2002-2003
AND ETC…

OTHER ACTIVITIES

HEAD OF MANAGER TEAM OF ASSOCIATION OF IRANIAN ILLUSTRATORS 2007-2008
ART DIRECTOR OF PUBLISHERS :( CHEKKEH –BAGH e Abi-PEYDAYESH-MOHAJER-
ART DIRECTOR OF 3 PROJECTS OF KANOON (INSTITUE OF LITERACY AND ART FOR IRANIAN CHILDREN)
INSPECTOR OF FINANCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS ILLUSTRATORS 2005-2006

MEMBER OF SELECTING JURY OFILLUSTRATION BIENNIAL OF TEHRAN 2013
MEMBER OF JURI OF BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (IRANIAN PUBLISHERS ASSOSIATION) 2010-2012
MEMBER OF JURI OF (SEPIDAR) ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE ART COMPETITION 2014

MEMBER OF JURY OF BELGERADE FESTIVAL 2009
MEMBER OF JURY OF FADJR FESTIVAL 2013
MEMBER OF JURY OF ART AND SAFETY FESTIVAL 2007
MEMBER OF JURY OF PRESS FESYTIVAL 2004
MEMBER OF JURY OF MEHR COMPETITION 2006 AND ETC….



EXPERIENCES AND EXHIBITIONS
MEMBER OF BRATISLAVA 2005 WOYRKSHOP
MEMBER OF FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR WORKSHOP 2005
MANAGER AND MEMBER OF BRITISHCOUNCIL WORKSHOP 2007
PRINTED ARTWORK IN UNESCO CALENDER 2004
MEMBER OF WORKSHOP OF ITALIAN EMBASSY IN TEHRAN 2008

SOLO EXHIBITION-BELGERADE-2007
MORE THAN 15GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN TEHRAN-INDIA-PERAGE-ZAGREB-BERLIN-BRATISLAVA-MONICH-COPENHAGEN

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoda-Hadadi/180450725319848?ref=hl
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