I am Jamaleddin Toomajnia. Toomaj is a name of a Turkmen tribe. I was born in 1981 in Gonbade Kavoos in Iran, one of three cities that called Turkmen Sahra. My paintings are inspiring my life as a Turk-men in Iran. We live in contradictory life in Iran today between tradition and modernity Turk-men people as Sunni Muslims have own traditions and own unique clothes, they have symbolic carpet patterns and embroideries. A hundred years ago Turk-men people lived in nomadic way in their bowers named ‘Oy.' Nowadays they are living in Turkmenistan and two big cities in Iran, Gonbade Kavoos and Bandar Torkaman. They have own rituals and their ideas about world. In fact maybe I am tired of this paradoxical world and in my research in painting I want to escape from some aspects of traditional world that cause restricted thoughts. In my works, I try to show my paradoxical view to the world that it came from my complicated society.

B.A of Painting from Fine Arts Faculty of Tehran university.
Master of Art History from Tarbiat Modares University. I am studying in Art History in PhD program in Istanbul Technical University in Turkey

Sep 2011: Group exhebition of painting in ‘Hoom’ gallery, Tehran, Iran
Jan 2009: Solo exhibition of watercolor works in "Khanevade" Gallery
Dec 2008: Solo exhibition of mono print works in "Melal" Gallery
Spring 2007: Student group exhibition at Tehran Gallery, Tehran University
Nov-Dec 2007: Solo exhibition of mono print works in "Noor" gallery
Sep-Oct 2005: Solo exhibition of mono print works in "Khanevade" Gallery
Summer 2004: Collaboration in "The Forth International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World"
Fall 2003: Painting Exhibition in "Turkmen" Conference, Islamic University of Gorgan
Summer 2003: Collaboration in group exhibition in Laleh Gallery
Summer 2003: Collaboration in "Fourth Biennial Exhibition the Muslim world"
Fall 2002: Collaboration in "Makhtoumqholy Faraghy" Exhibition, Tarbiat Moallem University, Karaj

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