Shadi Harouni was born in 1985 in Hamedan (Iran). She currently lives in New York (USA).
In 2017 she's been appointed director of Undergraduate Program in Studio Art at New York University.
Much of her recent work in sculpture, video, photo and printmaking engages with the history of erasure and resistance, in particular in quarries and cemeteries throughout Kurdistan. Harouni’s art and writing have been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, Shifter Magazine, among other publications. Her work has been exhibited at The Queens Museum, NY, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Cathouse Funeral, Brooklyn, Fondazione Ratti, Italy, Institute Pierre Werner, Luxembourg.
She has been awarded a Harpo Foundation Grant, A.I.R. Fellowship, residencies at Fondazione Ratti (Italy), SOMA (Mexico), Lower East Side Printshop (NY) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Maine). Harouni holds an MFA from New York University (2011) and a BA from University of Southern California (2007).