Biography

Born in 1986 in Rasht, Iran, Haleh Chinikar has been living in Brussels since 2007.
Artist and poet, the body, memory, language and textile are the pillars of her creations.
In her recent works, installation and performance contribute to the same experience shared with the public.



2015 Master in Performing Arts, ULB, Brussels, Belgium 
2011 Certified Training in Theatre, Parallax, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Bachelor of Image Arts in Graphic Design option, ESA 75, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Bachelor’s degree in Photography and Filmography, Elmi-kardordi University, Rasht, Iran

Group exhibitions:

2021 Extra Small #6 House of Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
2021 On the snail circuit Soo Contemporary, Tehran, Iran
2021 Realistic Utopia Cultures & Publics, Brussels, Belgium
2021 We.art.xl Brussels, Belgium
2021 Between Us Duo online exhibition
2020 Extra Small #5 House of Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
2020 Sœurs Mirabal   Women’s House of Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
2019 Citizen Light Schaerbeek cultural center, Brussels Belgium
2019 Mirabal Sisters Women’s House of Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium
2016  Rêverie  Artère 30 Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2006 The City and Us City’s cultural center, Rasht, Iran 

Upcoming exhibitions:

2022 Oscillations, Comptoir du livre, Liège, Belgium
2022 Juste le ciel, Pierre Papier Ciseaux, Saint-Gilles, Belgium
2022 Nervures, Brussels, Belgium



2021 Maison, Poelp, Brussels, Belgium
2021 Lavoir de récits duo with Sandra de Vivies, Fondation Thalie, Festival Extra!, Brussels, Belgium
2021 What remains of us Community house, Brussels, Belgium
2020 L’irrépressible éclosion  Fondation Thalie, Festival Extra, Brussels, Belgium
2020 Résiliences Insouciantes House of the women of Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium


2022 How does a city tremble? Asmaraddis Festival of literature (in exile), Brussels, Belgium
2022 La charte des belles sorcières, reading in several voices, Maison Poème, Brussels, Belgium
2022 Extracts from Où est ma maison? at Librairie Monte-en-l’air, Paris, France

2021 Hyster-x Brussels, Belgium
2021 Women Make History online talk, London, Canada
2020 Something Beautiful, Festival for visual art and poetry, Brussels, Belgium
2020 Domus Artist Residency online, Brussels, Belgium 
2020 Li(b)re Charleroi, Belgium 
2020 Equinoxes online, Fondation Thalie, Brussels, Belgium   

Upcoming reading:

2022 Où est ma maison ?, Bibliothèque Auderghem, Bruxelles, Belgique 

2021 No. 65 Yard Short documentary film
2018 Éliane Vogel Polsky, Champion of the women’s cause in Europe Short documentary film 
2015 Safran Chocolat Short documentary film 

2021 Où est ma maison? La place Editions, Brussels, Belgium 
2020 Équinoxes Edition Ishtar, Brussels, Belgium