1981, Tehran, Iran
2012 Maria serie, III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art , Moscow.
2012 Maria serie ,Mark Hachem Gallery- Beirut, 6th of July, 6 -10 pm ,The Other Resurrection show , Beirut , Lebanon.
2012 MAY YOUR WISH COME TRUE…, GONZALEZ HULSHOF Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2012 “Listen” sarà presentata alla galleria “OTTO Luogo dell’arte” Florence, Italy.
2012 'Somehow, somewhat in the middle of things', LhGWR gallery, The Netherlands.
2012 Art Dubai, Aaran gallery.
2012 The Empty Quarter Fine Art gallery, Women on the Verge, Dubai.
2012 British Museum- Hajj: Journey to the hearth of Islam, London, United Kingdom.
2011 MARGINS at 7 Photo Biennial in Poznan, Poland.
2011 lacajablanca Gallery, Solo Show and Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
2011 Menasart Fair with Gallery The Empty Quarter Fine art photography, Beirut, Lebanon.
2011 The Third Line Gallery, Snail Fever, Dubai.
2011 Morono Kiang Gallery, My Super Hero, LA, USA.
2011 Nicolas Silin Gallery , Good City For Dreamers, Paris, France.
2011 Jakob cultural church, Solo Exhibition "Listen" Oslo, Norway.
2011 Aaran gallery, Tehran, solo exhibition ‘Listen’, Iran.
2010, Shirin Gallery,Tehran, group exhibition ‘Jungle’, Iran.
2010, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
2010, Gallery Verso, Turin, group exhibition, ‘Black or White’, Italy.
2010, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, group exhibition, ‘No more bad girls?’, Austria .
2010 Thomas Erben gallery New York, duo exhibition, ‘Newsha Tavakolian’ United States.
2009, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, group exhibition ‘Iran Inside Out’, United States.
2009 Side gallery in Newcastle, Solo Exhibition,‘Chador and Chanel’, United Kingdom.
2009 Centre Culturel Franco Allemand, Karlsruhe, solo exhibition ‘Newsha Tavakolian’, Germany.
2008, EVE women photographers collective Angkor Photography Festival, Cambodia.
2008, Cicero Galerie Berlin, group exhibition, ‘Made in Tehran: 6 ‘, Germany.
2007, EVE women photographers collective slideshow at Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, France.
2006, EVE women photographers collective Gijón International Festival of Photojournalism, Spain.
2005, Silk road gallery, Tehran, group exhibition, Iran.
2009, Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize Finalist, United Kingdom.
2007, Inge Morath award, finalist, Magnum PhotoAgency, New York, United States.
2006, Still photography award from the All Roads Film Project, National Geographic, Washington, D.C., United States.
2006 Joop Swart Masterclass , World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003, Runner-up in Picture of the Year International Competition, magazine feature category, National Press Photographers Association and Missouri School of Journalism, 2003, United States
2012, “ Fifth Pillar” hajj pilgrimage, By Newsha Tavakolian, Published by Gilgamesh publishing house.
2010, ‘A History of Women Photographers: by Naomi Rosenblum, Abbeville Press.
2009, Transit Tehran: Young Iran and Its Inspirations, by Malu Halasa and Maziar Bahari, Garnet Publishing.
2008, ‘Iranian photography Now’, by Rose Issa, Hatje Cantz Verlag.