Lili Golestan (born 14 July 1944 in Tehran) is an Iranian translator, and owner and artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran. She is the daughter of the filmmaker and writer Ebrahim Golestan, the sister of the late photojournalist Kaveh Golestan and the mother of filmmaker Mani Haghighi. She spent a number of her formative years in Abadan, where her father worked as a filmmaker.
On November 17, 2014 , Lily Golestan was awarded the Knight of French Literature and Art Award (Academic Palm) by the Ambassador of the French Government in Tehran.
He started his artistic endeavors since he was 17 years old with music and learning to become a guitarist, as a result of which, he performed a number of concerts in different cities across Iran. Parallel to acquiring the music and playing in the concerts, he developed an interest in literature and story writing. When he was 19, he published his first work, named ‘A Flower in the City of Thorns”. He then continued his academic studies at the university in graphic designing, at the end of which he founded his private company called Picado and carried on with his professional activities. By 2010, he had designed more than 500 music albums. His posters have made been exhibited in more than five international poster festivals, including the Golden Bee 9 Biennial Festival in Moscow, the Slovanian Poster Festival, the poster of tomorrow in Paris and the Czech Poster Competition, etc. in 2011, he published his second book called ‘The Poplar Leaves’. He was the artistic adviser of theUnited NationsCommunications Department in Iran in 2014. It was at this time and following acquaintance with East European arts that he decided to collate his works of arts in literature, graphics and music in the form of modern arts. Hence, he started producing and directing video-arts. His visual works such as ‘Theatre for the Artist’, ‘The train that never stopped’,‘The Tarnished Mirror of Existence’ and ‘The Smoke and the Dream’ and “The Sacred Earth” and ‘A Chair For all’ and “Review of the Window overlooking the coast’ have been screened or winner in more than 40 international film festivals. As a director, he was accompanied by Hamid Saeidi with OPIUM MOON, winner of the 61 Grammy Award, at the Dolby Theater and Royce Hall. He is the composer of several pieces of music . In 2021 and 2022, he won four bronze medals at the Global Music Awards, along with Haniye Kian and Roshanak Nooshi. and He won Gold Medal at the Intercontinental Music awards with Sahar Lotfi in 2022 . He received an Master of Art in BGSU University And honorary doctorate from the “Newport university ” .
He has been the artistic director of Pishro Parsian Amrdad Institute since 2015 and since the establishment of this festival, it has been a permanent member of the policy-making council.
He has been selected as the Honorary Photographer of the Visual Arts of Iran and about 10 years ago he took an art history course at the University of Vienna.
And for about a few years, photography of the city of Vienna has begun its professional work under the name of collection among cities.
He has been a two-time main juri of the International 5Photo Award.
Mehdi Shadizadeh is founder of 5Photoaward, he maked Documentary film about Abbas Kiarostami, the name is “Walking with the Wind” and “Single Tree” and “Dejhavoo”. He Attended more than ten domestic and foreign Exhibition…more