Samaneh Roghani


Samaneh Roghani (b. 1984) is an Iranian artist based in Malmö, Sweden. She has a Bachelor of Photography from Azad University in Tehran. A BFA and an MFA from Malmö Art Academy.

In her works, Roghani weaves together personal stories with universal narratives about people struggling for a better life. There is opposition, resistance, and migration in the face of fear, ostracism, and oppression.

Roghani uses a variety of media and techniques, including photography and video. Entangling her personal experience by reproducing self-portraits in the very fabric of her works.

Focusing on installations that give the audience a multi-sensory experience by combining visual, auditory, and tactile elements. Creating powerful immersive experiences to convey an understanding of the conditions of our contemporary societies.

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  • Master of Fine Arts, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, 2018–2020
  • Exchange semester, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2019
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, 2015–2018
  • Bachelor of Photography, Art & Architecture Faculty of Azad University, Tehran, 2002–2007
  • Diploma in Graphics, Modarres High school, Tehran, 1998–2002

awards & grants

  • Unicorn – Artists in Solidarity, residency, 2021
  • Konstnärsnämden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee), one year working grant, 2021
  • Konstnärsnämden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee), crisis grant, 2021
  • Malmö City working grant for professional cultural workers during the pandemic, 2020
  • Solo Award at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, 2019

“An unanimous jury was captivated by her ability to work formally and spatially while also convincingly and stringently coupling this to the work’s statement and content. The moving tale seems powerful, because Roghani is capable of translating her own private story into something that is both universal and important.” – Anna Krogh