© 2015-19 by Ala TJ. 


Ala Jazayeri was  born in Iran three years after the Iranian Revolution and one year after the commencement of the Iran-Iraq war. Her recent work explores the relationship between place, memory, and dislocation in connection to the emotional and affective investments they provoke and generate. At present she is returning to various sites which were formative in her childhood and adolescence growing up in southwestern Iran during the eight-year war, but which have since been either irrevocably lost or transformed for better and for worse. Her work tries to capture how we remember belonging, and a sense of attachment which can never be fully recovered, just as it is suffused with a profound sense of mournful loss for a place which is both familiar, and yet ceased to be wholly recognisable. She currently lives and works in London, UK. She achieved BA degree in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL) in 2015. She subsequently went on to pursue an MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, from which she took a break in 2017 and is presently part of the Turps Banana correspondence painting course. 


Education and Degrees


2018-present :  Turps correspondence course, Turps School, London 

2015-present :  Studying Fine Art (MFA), Goldsmiths University of London

2012-2015    :  Fine Art Painting (BA), Wimbledon College of Art

2004-2008    :  Associate degree in Computer Graphics - Art and culture,

                Applied Science University


2019,      Group Exhibition “Material Gestures”, The Old Police Station (as a             part of Art Licks Weekend), London, UK

2019,      Group Exhibition “Seven Counties Open”, OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK

2019,      Group Exhibition “Chromantics”, Cornerstone Arts Center, Didcot, UK

2018,      Art Performance Assembly as part of “The Great Divide Exhibition”               A collaborative art performance with Mina Azar in OVADA Gallery,               Oxford, UK

2016,      Group Exhibition "Rubbish & Romance", Deptford, London, UK 

2016,      Group Exhibition "Slippery Surface", hARTslane Gallery, London, UK

2015,      Wimbledon University of Art BA Degree Show, London, UK

2014,      A collaborative interactive workshop at the Burlington Garden in

           response to Denis Hopper exhibition in Royal Academy of Arts,

           London, UK


2013,      A collaborative interactive installation upon the staircase of at               the Burlington Gardens in response to Bill Woodrow's exhibition in

           Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


2010,      Group Exhibition of  "Tasvir e sal" (Image of the year) in Iran

           House of Artists, Tehran, Iran 


2009,      Group Exhibition in Chaumont festival, Chaumont, France

2009,      Group Exhibition in Vije School Gallery, Tehran, Iran