Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei شروین شیخ رضایی

As an architect, I used to observe reality in order to find a balance between logic and intuition. I attach great importance to the conceptual framework and always look for the essence. The rather rigid interplay of lines, which results from a grid or mathematical statistics, is expressed in my drawings and the preference for materiality and spatiality. These works meet the unexpected in an uneasy juxtaposing, often opening themselves to the movement, the organic matter and the themes of memory while balancing the self-confinement and sense of control. My attraction to things that are not so rigid and rational brought me from the notions of architecture into visual arts. I am fascinated by the sea, by the hidden life it harbours. Thanks to the organic shapes, it looks particularly elegant and repulsive at the same time. I soon discovered that nature (outside and within) does not allow itself to be compartmentalized. My work is situated between emotion and ratio. Thus, I often start from the emotion that eventually turns into a written text that helps me to further investigate spatiality and the use of mixed media. Transparency, the juxtaposition between mechanical and human action, the exploration of the fluidity and invasiveness of nature in contrast to the controlled and impersonal language of machines/technology.


Sheikh Rezaei
+324 98 748 988

Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei (°1994) is a Ghent-based multimedia artist/architect with Iranian roots. She studied Medien Architektur at the Bauhaus University in Weimar (DE) in 2017 and graduated as an architect in Experimental Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture K.U. Leuven in Ghent (BE) in 2018. In 2019-2020 she became a guest lecturer for the subject Mixed Media Interior Design at LUCA School of Arts in both Brussels and Ghent. In 2018 she worked as an architect at Dhooge & Meganck Architecten in Ghent and since early 2019 as an art assistant at Architecten Jan De Vylder Inge Vinck/ Inge Vinck Jan De Vylder Architecten, where she also completed her architecture internship. In June 2021, Sheikh Rezaei took the step to fully pursue her own art practice (Multi Media). This path developed through the years and she tries to continue it between the walls of the artist studios of NUCLEO in Ghent. Now that she has chosen to go for her own practice, a space has come into being where she can better question her personal artistic work.

2022 Scénography of theater play Voorjaarsontwaken,
by the actors of WOLFWOLF

Workshop: Fragments of the Afternoon (installation/ scénography)
for Interior Design, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels
2021 Riso workshop week
with Leo Gabin:
Crying at the workshop,
LUCA School of Arts,
BE-  Ghent

Jury for entrance examination in autonomous design
KASK School of Arts,
BE- Ghent

Graphic Design for Artificial Architectural work
for choreographer,
Laurent Delom de Mézerac

Scénographie of exhibition: INSTITUTION BUILDING
in C.I.II.III.IV.A  Brussels
with architecten Jan De Vylder & Inge Vinck Architecten - AJDVIV/ IVJDVA - Pierre Labergue,
BE- Brussels
2020 Publication of my book, ENSEMBLE: An Architecture of the Inbetween
by A.P.E. (Art Paper Editions)

Artist in Residence: Atelier Astrid, Astrid goes Coronaproof,
2019. 2020 Working as Architect/ Art Assistant for Jan De Vylder & Inge Vinck Architecten - AJDVIV/ IVJDVA

Workshop leader Silkscreen-printing, Atelier:
ONLINE/OFFLINE in times of Quarantaine,
LUCA School of Arts,
BE- Ghent

Teaching Mixed Media/ Design, Interior Design
LUCA School of Arts,
BE- Ghent and Brussels

Auditor for studio Field Station: Automation,
Master Architects ‘19-’20

Coordinater festival of Arts, KANON:
Stadshal BE- Ghent

Working for Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
2018 Fieldwork Iran for masterthesis: ENSEMBLE/the architecture of 'the in/between'

Workshop Porto Academy, led by June 14
by Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge & Sam Chermayeff Architects,
Porto, Portugal

Internship at Dhooge & Meganck Architecten
2017 Workshop Real Estate Architecture, Brussels, led by PIOVENEFABI Architects

Guide on the Festival of Architecture in Ghent, house:
De kleine Prins by Dhooge & Meganck Architecten
2016 Graphic work for Just Interior, JDW
2015. 2019 Photographer (analogue) for Clair Obscur (party concept),
Stofwolk (art collective), KRAAK (music collective) and SUBBACULTCHA
2013 AIKO architecten en ingenieurs,
BE- Maldegem
2022 COLLECT MAGAZINE, nr. 516/ MEI 2022:
Artist of the Month: Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei

FORUM+, February issue 2022 vol. 29, no.1
Inbetween East and West,
an Architectural Ensemble in dialogue with Ine Engels

HART-Magazine: no, no, no to nostalgia
- gesprek met Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei
interview with Kathleen Weyts

KIOSK, Een ontmoeting tussen emotie en rationaliteit
talk with Els Roelandt
2021 NEW MASTERS, Z33: Shervin Sheikh Rezaei,

HART-Magazine: Aubrey Beardsley, Les Monseigneurs,
Shervin Sheikh Rezaei en Praneet Soi

Surfaces Utiles, HOMERS, Art Meditation Process

IQD- Magazine for Architecture,
Italy (together with AJDVIV/ IVJDVA)
2020 Book: ENSEMBLE: An Architecture of the Inbetween
by A.P.E. (Art Paper Editions)


OD Magazine: online platform showcasing new emerging artists

Gallery Magazine n°1: VERVELING/ BOREDOM,
2019 SUBBACULTCHA: 20 something Issue

Lecture on Book: ENSEMBLE: An Architecture of the Inbetween
for the Master Students at Faculty of Architecture,
2018 Porto Academy, booklet workshop leaded by Sam Chermayeff,
published by Nonverbalclub, Porto
2017 Field Station: Hacking The Expanded Filde,
leaded by Carneel Cannaerts and Michiel Helbig
2022 Groupshow: Untitled, De Nieuwe Zonderling,
Theater Nieuwe Vorst, NL- Tilburg

Archive, images: vergetelheid / əˈblivēən
Valerie Traan Gallery BE- Antwerp

Elbow Room, Groupshow
Wijk 8, BE-Ghent
2021 Analyse 01.23- 11: Anaesthetised
KIOSK, BE- Ghent

Art Meditation Process,
Nucleo BLANCO, BE- Ghent

RENAISSANCE, Astrid Collectief,
Belfortstraat 29, BE- Ghent

SORRY, Medusa Brussels, Wunderkammer - Tom Kroll, BE- Brussels

Solo- exhibition: ENSEMBLE, An Architecture of the inbetween
booklaunch/exhibition, Nucleo BLANCO, BE- Ghent
2020 Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Giftshop,
Kunsthal and CAMPO Victoria, BE- Ghent

Archive/ Website Launch, World Wide Web,
Pekelharing, BE- Ghent
2018 Grand Tour,
De Wasserij van Vlaanderen, BE- Ghent
2017 Bauhaus festival: Labyrinth stage,
Bauhaus university, Weimar, Germany

Reverse Perspective,
organised by Wim Goes, Volkmar Mühleis and Johannes Berry,
Yügen, BE- Ghent
2017. 2018 Graduated with a Master in Architecture,
KU Leuven Campus BE-Ghent

studio Grand Tour led by Hugo Vanneste and Carl Bourgeois
2017 Medien Architektur, Bauhaus-universität, Weimar, Germany
2015. 2017 Master Architecture: Explorative Architectural Design:
Field Station led by Michiel Helbig and Corneel Cannaerts

Reverse Perspective led by Wim Goes and Johannes Berry
KU Leuven Campus BE- Ghent
2014. 2015 Photography, Sint-Lucas BE- Ghent
2012. 2016 Bachelor Architecture, KU Leuven Campus BE- Ghent
2007. 2012 Mathematical Sciences, O.L.V. ten-Doorn, BE- Eeklo