Maryam Ladoni




MFA candidate, Photography, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA


Master of Arts, Photography, University of Art, Iran


Bachelor of Arts, Carpet Design, University of Kashan, Iran.


  • 2018 Travel grants, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA

  • 2018 MAC grants, Madison Art Commission grant for the project, Kids of War, USA

  • 2018 Art department Scholarship, University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA

  • 2017 University Wide Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


  • 2011-2012 Teaching darkroom techniques in Shahre Rey Azad University, Tehran, Iran

  • 2010- 2011 Teaching basic photography in Art Institute of Andishe No, Karaj, Iran

  • 2006-2008 Teaching basic and developed photography, history of world art, history of arts, Mehregan graphic high school, Karaj, Iran.

  • 2006 Teaching basic photography and history of photography, Tabas Azad University, Tabas, Iran


  • Present Working as a photographer in Arts Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA

  • 2012- 2017 Worked as a photographer and manager in my own studio, Idea Studio. Karaj, Iran


  • 2018The 90th Annual Student Art Show, Group Exhibition, Gallery 1308, Madison, USA

  • 2018MFA review show, Group Exhibition, Artlofts Gallery, Madison, USA

  • 2017Exchange Exhibition, Group Exhibition, UMN Minneapolis, USA

  • 2017Foux Tose: A UW Photography Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Artlofts Gallery, Madison, USA

  • 2013Portraits, Adine Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Esfehan, Iran

  • 2013Wall, Adine Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Esfehan, Iran

  • 2008Jamshid's war, Sepid & Siyah Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

  • 2007Water and Mirror, Group Exhibition, Gallery of functional arts faculty, University of Art


  • 2018"Speed Dating: 11 Artists, 10 Talks, 7 minutes, 1 Amazing Nights", MMoCA Museum, Madison, USA


  • 2010(First publication) Translation of the book Crisis of the Real by Andy Grundberg from English to Persian. The translation was selected as praiseworthy book in 13th Iran's book of the year and selected as the best book at Ninth Roshd Educational Books Festival.


Maryam Ladoni

Maryam Ladoni was born in 1982 in Iran. She received a MA degree in photography from University of Art in Iran. Currently she is studying MFA in photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in USA.
She started her work as a street photographer in 2015. As a kid of war, her work is a story of detachment and displacement; an expression between the real and the imagined, a view of feeling rootless. In her opinion, photography is like a journey toward the world of unknowns; a fascinating medium to express emotions by depicting and emphasizing the story of people, things, and places which are separated from their environment.

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