About Heja Rahiminia


1986 in Marivan, Iran

Lives and Works:

Tehran, Iran


MA Research of Art, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, 2012
BA Photography, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, 2010


Best Photographer, Iranian Photography Studen, Tabriz, Iran, Iran, 2004

About the artist

Heja Rahiminia is an Iranian artist who works in black and white photography. Through stark contrasts, his photographs highlight social and political disparity. Against vast desolate expanses, trails of tiny refugee figures make their way across the land.

Heja graduated from the Art University of Isfahan, Iran, with an MA degree in Research of Art. In recent years his work has been included in numerous exhibitions, with solo shows at the Azad Gallery, Tehran and the Shanidar Gallery, Iraq.

Touria El Glaoui

Rise Art Prize Judge Touria El Glaoui says:

"Heja's body of work ‘Refugee' tackles urgent and difficult issues of the contemporary, from what feels like a place of emotional sensibility and deep consideration. His work underlines pertinent issues of displacement and the anonymity of displaced bodies, migration, social and political disparities, all through the use of a minimalistic and conceptual, aerial landscape aesthetic. His works also create somewhat of an illusion, where the forms become a part of the landscape at first glance, and through their movement create varying striking patterns. The bodies in transit are at once no man and every man, allowing the work to translate across borders. "

Heja Rahiminia

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