Ghazal Partou


Address: Toronto, ON




2006 - 2010        B.A. In Sculpture, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran



2002 - 2004       Diploma of Graphic Design, Azadegan Art School, Tehran, Iran



2007                    Certificate in Acting, Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture, Tehran, Iran

2010                     Certificate in Theatrical Media Makeup, Center for Young Filmmakers,  Tehran, Iran



2013                    Certificate of Attendance, for completion scriptwriting workshop with

                              Oscar-winning director “ASGHAR FARHADI”, Toronto, Canada



Training and Workshops Attended

2018                      Acting workshop with "Asghar Farhadi"

                              Acting workshop with "Abdolreza Kahani"

                              Acting workshop with "Reza Kianian & Hedayat Hashemi"

                        Acting workshop with " Hatef Alimardani"

                        Acting Masterclass with "Hooman Seyedi"

                              Directing workshop with "Mani Haghighi"

2017                      Acting Workshop with " Hooman Seyedi"


2016                     Introduction to Wearable Media, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada


AWARDS and accomplishments     


2015                    Jury member of art RBC Arts Access fund for newcomer artists

                              Winner of the third TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, Toronto, Canada



2014                    Finalists for the second TELUS Newcomer Artist Award, one of the                 

                              Outstanding Vision Awards of Toronto Arts  Foundation


2011                     1st Prize, The 6th National Sculpture Biennial of Tehran, Iran

                          1st Prize, The 2nd Annual Online Iranian Contemporary Art Competition | Persbook



2010                    Best Acting Teacher Award, School Theatre Festival, Tehran, Iran


                          1st Prize, Playwriting and Directing (my play: White Bird in the Mirror), School Theatre                                              Festival, Tehran, Iran






SELECTED CREDITS /Theatre, Cinema, Performance Art




           2020          SAY

                                 Role: Rezvaneh

                                  Director:  A Film By "Abdolreza Kahani"

                                  Location: Toronto, Canada


2019           Dang show ( Music Band)

                  Music concert 

                  Invited Singer: Ghazal Partou

                      Location: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada


                  In Sundry Languages

                  Role: Multiple Roles

                      Director: Art Babayants

                      Location: Fairview Library Theatre, Toronto, Canada


                  Dang show ( Music Band)

                  Music concert At Tirgan Festival 

                  Invited Singer: Ghazal Partou

                    Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

2018           Free Like Air 

                  Second assistant director: Ghazal Partou

                    Director: A Film by "Abdolreza Kahani"

                     Writers:  Reza AttaranAbdolreza Kahani 

                  Filming Location: Toronto, Canada




2017            ARASH 

                  Role: Arash

                      Director: Soheil Parsa

                    Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, Canada



         The Cripple of Inishmaan

        Role: Billy

          Director: Siavash Shabanpour

          Location: Glendon Theatre, Toronto, Canada



         2016             One-way Ticket

          An interactive performance: Ghazal Partou 

          Production manager: Rouzbeh Sharbaf

          Location: Toronto City Hall, Canada

                 That Ugly Mess That Happened in St. Catharines

                    Co-creator and direction collaborator: Ghazal Partou

                      Producer: DLT Company

                      Location: St. Catharine, Canada

                 Iran Cinema's Tree

                    A video by: Ghazal Partou

                      Technical collaboration: Rouzbeh Sharbaf

                      Location: Toronto, Canada





2015             Tirgan Volunteers video

                     Idea & Creative Director: Ghazal Partou

                      Producer: Yazdan Tabrizi

                      Location: Toronto, Canada




                                  Cut out projectAn installation designed by Ghazal Partou

                                  Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada


                     In Mane To

                      Role: Vafa

                      Director: Elham Yousefi

                      Location: Espace 4001 Berri in Montreal, Quebec




2014          Two Ducks in The Fog

                      Role: Maria - Akram

                     Director: Siavash Shabanpour

                    Location: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Canada



                      At This Very Moment An  Antiwar Freeze Flash Mob by Ghazal Partou

                     Location: Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada




                      Once Upon a Time I had a friend Video Performance by Ghazal Partou

                      Location: OFF Studio - Tehran, Iran




                     Two Ducks in The Fog

                      Role: Maria - Akram

                      Director: Siavash Shabanpour

                      Location: Atelier RZLBD, Bayview Village, Toronto, Canada




2013                         Moment of Silence

                                  Role: Shiva

                                  Playwright and Director:  Mohammad Yaghoubi

                                  Location: Hart House Theatre, Toronto, Canada




                           Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer

                                  Role: Arash

                                  Director:  Siavash Shabanpour

                                  Creator: Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT)

                                  Location: WestJet Stage, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada




                 The Man Who Was Mistaken For Grass

                      Roles: Flight attendant, Hotel receptionist, Student, Crazy Professor, Airline Secretary

                      Director: Ebrahim Poshtkouhi

                      Location: Tehran, Iran




                      We Disappear  - A Video Performance by Ghazal Partou

                      Location: Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran





2011                          Khatme Biveh

                                  Role: Writer's wife

                                  Playwright and Director: Nima Dehghani

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran 




2010                         White Bird In The Mirror

                                  Playwright and Director: Ghazal Partou

                                  Location: School Theatre Festival, Tehran, Iran





2008                        Dog Sweat (winner at Rome International Film Festival and Austin Film Festival in 2010)

                                  Role: Homeless girl

                                  Director: Hossein Keshavarz




2007                        The Customer Is Not Available

                                  Role: Sara

                                  Director: Reza Kamali

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran





2006                        Goodbye Beautiful

                                  Role: Theatre photographer

                                  Director: Ahmad Kamyabi Mask

                                  Location: Tehran, Iran





          Role: Theatre photographer

          Director: Azadeh Shah Moayeri

          Location: Ninth International Festival of Student Theatre, Tehran, Iran



          City Lights

          Role: Theatre photographer

          Playwright and Director: Arash Tanhayi 

          Location: Ninth International Puppet Festival –Tehran, Iran




          The Wall

          Role: Pregnant woman

          Director: Salman Farkhondeh

          Location: Shiraz, Iran






SELECTED CREDITS / Sculpture, Design



2013                    We Disappear | Video performance | Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran




2012                     Without Border 3 | Persbook Art, 3rd Exhibition | the House Of Artists Gallery | Tehran, Iran




2011                          6th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran


                                  Persbook Art, 2nd Annual Iranian Contemporary Art | Tehran, Iran




2010                         Mere Imagination |Solo Sculpture Exhibition | Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran



                                  2nd Urban Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran




2009                        Group Exhibition | Khark Gallery, Tehran, Iran


2007                         5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial | Tehran, Iran










2010-2011               Acting Teacher, Mahdavi Guidance School, Tehran, Iran



1998-2002            Member, Youth Group of the Madaran Emrooz (MAM) Institute, Tehran, Iran 



1998-2001             Volunteer Writer for The Talking Doll magazine, Tehran, Iran








Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Video Editing, Microsoft Office Programs:                                                             Word, Excel, PowerPoint



Printmaking:         Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint, Linoleum, Woodcut, Monoprint, dry-point, Monotype, Screenprinting



Photography:       Analog photography, Digital photography, Photographic printing, Printing on black-and-white paper,                                                Photo Editing


Painting:                Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Vitray


Sculpture:             Lost-wax casting, Moulding techniques, Casting, Relief, Sramek, Glass







2010 - present

2010 - present