Mojgan Habibi

Mojgan Habibi is a visual artist, born in 1978 in Teheran, Iran, who lives and works in Newcastle, Australia. Habibi’s sculptural forms and installations are based on the materiality of clay and the perceived meaning of calligraphy. Habibi has had formal training in ceramic pottery at a technical college in Melbourne, Australia, before completing her bachelor and master of fine arts degrees, both at RMIT, Melbourne and PhD at University of Newcastle. Habibi’s PhD practice-based research explored the use of text by contemporary visual artists, and how the understanding of meaning expressed through calligraphy is influenced by the dominant constructed cultural image attributed to the geographic origins of that calligraphy. Habibi has participated in several group exhibitions, has held five solo exhibitions, and has participated successfully in competitions in Iran and Australia; Habibi has received several awards including an award for “outstanding practitioner in ceramics”, she has been an artist in residence programme at the Armoury at Sydney Olympic Park. Habibi is currently working on a technical academic reference book for “writing and ceramics”, is preparing for two exhibitions planned for 2019 and 2020 and is university lecture at the University of Newcastle.