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Shefffield Hallam University
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Prior to his London Debut - a solo show at Leighton House  – his solo shows included ‘Home’ at Bessie Sertees House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and at the Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Museum, Gateshead . Ahrarnia has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in the UK and internationally, most recently: ‘Balla Drama, We Dream of Language without History’, at Paradise Rowe Art Gallery, London ; ‘Guns and Roses’, at Eleven Howland Art Gallery, London ; ‘Connect’, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford ; ‘ Documenta XII, Germany ; the Sheffield Pavilion at Venice Biennale ; ‘Prelude’ at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford; ‘Palace & Mosque’ at the Islamic Arts Forum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield ; ‘Art Sparkle’ at Leeds City Art Gallery; the touring exhibition ‘Art Textiles 3’ [2004-2005]; ‘Transformation’ at Manchester Museum; the touring exhibition, ‘Art of the Stitch’, at Hall Place, London, the Dutch Textile Museum, The Netherlands and the Williamson Art Gallery, Liverpool [2003-2004]; ‘Home at Last’, at Harewood House Gallery, Leeds ; ‘One Landscape Many Views’, at the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford ; the touring exhibition, ‘Tone’, at Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Bonnington Art Gallery, Nottingham, and Impressions Gallery, York [2001-2003].