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The Middle Eastern Contemporary Art





Middle Eastern Contemporary Art

‫الفن املعارص يف الرشق األوسط‬


Opera Gallery Group is pleased to announce the launch of our Middle-Eastern Art exhibition, presenting well-established Artists. Twenty years after the opening of our first ‘Opera Gallery’ outfit, our team of international art experts is still driven by the same desire to accompany our clients in every step of their acquisition of Fine Art, through innovation and exclusive access. To celebrate the New Year resolution of 2013 organized by Opera Gallery Dubai and in collaboration with ART NIGHTS DIFC, we are proud to offer a unique and exceptional collection of artworks reflecting the quality, originality and prestige of our Group has to offer. Visitors and participants will discover a rich and varied selection of Middle-eastern talents in order to expand contemporary art of the region internationally. Opera Gallery New Resolution of 2013 will offer something for everyone, works of art to fall in love with, to add to a growing art collection or simply stunning investments for the near future. We hope you’ll enjoy the selection of artworks we have to offer. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our guests and to wish you a very prosperous future in this upcoming Era. We look forward to inviting you to our upcoming events. Happy New Year, Opera Gallery DUBAI.




‫نرصالله أفجه اي‬ ‫يوسف أحمد‬ ‫محمد إحساي‬ ‫عيل إسامعيل ابور‬ ‫عيل رضا فاين‬ ‫جولناز فتحي‬ ‫بول جواراجوشيان‬ ‫خرسو حسن زاده‬ ‫محمد خودا شيناز‬ ‫كياراش يعقويب‬ ‫آدم سبهان‬ ‫بارفيز تانافويل‬ ‫‪3‬‬

‫بدون عنوان ‪2006‬‬

‫‪Unitilted, 2006‬‬

‫ألوان زيتية عىل قامش‬ ‫‪ 180 x 180‬سم‬

‫‪Oil on canvas‬‬ ‫‪110 x 110cm‬‬


Unitilted, 2010 Handmade palm leaf paper floating 180 x 180 cm

2010 ‫بدون عنوان‬ ‫ورق النخيل اليدوي‬ ‫ سم‬180 x 180


Unitilted 2008 Car paint on cardboard 95 x 186 cm


2008 ‫بدون عنوان‬ ‫طالء سيارات عىل كرتون‬ ‫ سم‬186 x 95

Love, peace and Luck #1

1# ‫ السالم و الحظ‬،‫الحب‬

Acrylic on linen and wood with 112 x 112 cm

‫اكريليك عىل الخشب و الكتان‬ ‫ سم‬112 x 112


A Quiet Celebration with Gustav Klimt Acrylic on linen and wood with 125 x 107 cm


‫احتفال هادىء‬ ‫اكريليك عىل الخشب و الكتان‬ ‫ سم‬107 x 125

Unitilted, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 200 x 160 cm

‫بدون عنوان‬ ‫اكريليك عىل قامش‬ ‫ سم‬160 x 200


Recreation of Medusa Conqueror of paradise Photography 120 x 100 cm

‫فاتح الجنة‬

Photography 120 x 100 cm

‫استجامم‬ ‫تصوير فوتوغرايف‬ ‫ سم‬100 x 120

‫تصوير فوتوغرايف‬ ‫ سم‬100 x 120


‫مرور‬ ‫ألوان زيتيتة عىل قامش‬ ‫‪ 80 x 70‬سم‬

‫)‪Passage (1980‬‬ ‫‪Oil on canvas‬‬ ‫‪70 x 80 cm‬‬


Chador Mixed media 200 x 110 cm

‫شادر‬ ‫وسائط متعددة‬ ‫ سم‬110 x 200


Caged, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 180 x 180 cm

‫قفص‬ ‫اكريليك عىل قامش‬ ‫ سم‬180 x 180


Poem Acrylic on canvas 180 x 120 cm


‫قصيدة‬ ‫اكريليك عىل قامش‬ ‫ سم‬180 x 120

Unitilted (B)

‫ ب‬- ‫بدون عنوان‬

Mixed media 160 x 180 cm

‫وسائط متعددة‬ ‫ سم‬180 x 160


Unitilted 2008 Mixed media 95 x 186 cm


2008 ‫بدون عنوان‬ ‫وسائط متعددة‬ ‫ سم‬186 x 95

Yellow ‹Hich›, 2007 Fiberglass H : 65 cm

‫حاء‬ ‫زجاج ليفي‬ ‫ سم‬65 : ‫طول‬


AFJEHI Nasrollah (b. 1933, Iran) ‫نرص الله افجه اي‬ International Exhibitions International Calligraphy Exhibition Of Ball, Switzerland (2 times) Exhibition Of The Word Traditional Painter, Bologna, Italy The World Of Islam Festival, London, England The Painting Exhibition Held By UNESCO, Kanisomer, France The Iranian Art Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany Lateral Exhibition Of Non-Allied Countries Seminar Held At Jakarta, Indonesia 1998 1999 2000 2001 2001

Calligraphy Exhibition, Kuwait Calligraphy Exhibition, Duba Calligraphy Exhibition, Riyadh Calligraphy Exhibition, Jakarta Indonesia Calligraphy Exhibition, USA

AHMED Youssef (b. 1955, Qatar) ‫يوسف أحمد‬ Group Exhibitions 2010 Signs: Contemporary Arab Art, Sundarem Tagore Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA 2009 Signs: Contemporary Arab Art, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York 2008 11th International Cairo Biennale, Giza Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London 2006 Langages du desert, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris 2002 Regard sur l’art Contemporain Arabe Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris 2001 Sharjah International Arts Biennial, Expo Centre, Sharjah

ESMAEILIPOUR Ali (b. 1933, Iran) ‫عيل إسامعيل ابور‬ Solo Exhibitions 1999 1998 1996 1995 1994

Gajah Gallery, Singapore (Solo Exhibition) Nokia Singapore Art at Singapore Art Museum Gajah Gallery, Singapore, 1998 (Solo Exhibition) 3th Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran 1996 (Solo Exhibition) 2th Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran (Solo Exhibition) 1th Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran 1994 (Solo Exhibition)

Group Exhibitions 2010 2009 2005 2004 2003 2003 2001 2000


Oper Gallery , HongKong , 10 June Opera Gallery ,Singapore , 19 March Opera Gallery,Singapore Opera Gallery, Hong Kong Opera Gallery, Miami William Falkner Show, Bryant Gallery, New Orlean Opera Gallery, New York Opera Gallery, Singapore

EHSAI Mohammed (b. 1939, Iran) ‫محمد إحساي‬ Solo Exhibitions 2007 He is the Merciful (Hou), Oil on canvas 79.5 x 136.6 in. / 202 x 347 cm 2006 Mohabbat, black paint on Silver leaf, 130 x130cm 2004 Al-Rahman (Asma Al-Hosna), Oil on Canvas, 315 x 200 cm 2003 Ou Bakhshanda ast, Oil on Canvas, 305 x 200 cm 2002 Zamin Sabz, Oil on canvas, 135 x135cm 1995 Hov al Adel, (Blue Series, based on Kufi Banai style), Gheshm Collection, gouache on glazed board, 70 x70cm 1993 Harim Eshgh poetry, (harim e esgh ra dargah basi baa la tar az aghl ast…kasi on aastaan busad ke jaan dar ostin daarad), Oil on canvas, 122 x 90 cm 1990 Ferdowsi poetry, Cho Iran Nabashad Taneh Man Mabad, (Without Iran, my body does not exist), Oil on canvas, 90 x120 cm 1990 Echo of the Word, 160 x 310 cm, Oil on canvas, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 1985 Jahan va Kareh jahan be heech, Oil on cnvas, 90 x120 cm 1977 Hameh, Oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm 1974 Erot, oil on canvas, Collection of Contemporary Museum of Tehran on loan to Kerman Museum, (Ehsai has selected this work as his master piece in abstraction) 1972 Torandj-2, Collection of Contemporary Museum of Tehran, Oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm 1972 AlGhalam, Oil on canvas, 100 x 220 cm 1968 Gerehayeh (knots of) Khayam, Oil on canvas, 112 x 180cm (the first calligraphic painting Ehsai ever showed in exhibition) 1964 Untitled, Composition rang-0-horouf, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 80 cm

FATHI Golnaz (b. 1972, Iran) ‫جولناز فتحي‬ Solo Exhibitions 2005 Third Line Gallery, Dubai ESPACE SD, Beirut La Gallery de Neuilly, Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture de Neuilly, Paris Expression plurielle en Francophonie: L’art contemporain entre tradition et modernité. Atelier ”Artistes en création”, Saida 2004 Agence Le Carre Bleu, Paris L’OEIL DU HUIT Gallery, Paris Golestan Gallery, Tehran Group Exhibitions 2004 Depot Square Gallery, Boston 2003 Williams Tower Gallery, Houston The 6th Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporar Art, Tehran 2001 Maison du Livre, Brussels Court Yard Gallery, Dubai 2000 AZTECA Gallery, Madrid


FANI Alireza (b. , Iran) ‫عيل رضا فاين‬ Solo Exhibitions 2009 In search of illusion (Photo exhibition), Etemad Gallery, Tehran,Iran 2007 In Search of the concept (Photo Exhibition), Khak Gallery, Tehran Iran Group Exhibitions 2010 Made in Iran, Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE 1st Invitational Biennial Photography Group Show, Skotia Gallery, New Mexico, USA 2009 LIFE “Art exhibition in benefit of Cancer Research UK.”, OperaGallery , London-UK Insight to Iranian Art, Opera Gallery, London-UK 2008 Fadjr Theater Festival (25 years of theater poster design), Tehran-Iran 21st International Warsaw poster biennial, Warsaw- Poland 2007 The first photo exhibition (Art and Nature), Niavaran cultural center, Tehran 2006 The 9th International Tehran Poster biennial”, Tehran-Iran 2004 Group photo exhibition, Assar Art Gallery , Tehran – Iran 1st Poster Exhibition of “Passage Art Group” Tehran – Iran 1st Int’l Poster biennial of Islam world, won the 1st prize in Palestine section, Tehran-Iran 2003 Winner of the best professional design in “ Anti SARS Int’l Poster Contest” China 2001 “The 7th biennial of Graphic Design”, Tehran-Iran

HASSANZADEH Khorsow (b. 1963, Iran) ‫خسرو حسن زاده‬ Solo exhibitions 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004 2003 2002 2002 2001 2000 2000 1999 1999 1994 1991

Khosrow Hassanzadeh, KIT Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Khosrow Hassanzadeh, B21 Art Gallery, Dubai Terrorist, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran Serigraphy and Mixed Media, Elsewhere Gallery, Phnom Penh Pahlavan, Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut Pahlavan, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran Iranian Printing Art, Iranian Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts, Zagreb Ashura, Gallery Janine Rubeiz, Beirut Ashura (with Sadegh Tirafkan), Unesco Palace, Beirut Chador, Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran Falling Figures (with Bita Fayyazi), Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran Daily Memorandum, Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran Life, War & Art: Paintings of Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Diorama Arts Centre, London Paintings of Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Barg Gallery, Tehran Selection of Thirteen Paintings, Djamshidieh Gallery, Tehran

Group Exhibitions 2006 Iranische Kunst Heute, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg 2006 Word into Art, British Museum, London


KHODASHENAS Mohammed (b. 1975, Iran) ‫محمد خودا شيناز‬ B.A. degree of Graphism from the Art University of Tehran, 2000 Attendance at 22th biennial exhibition of Poster, Warsaw, Poland, 2010 Solo Exhibitions 2007 Kia Rostami workshop called “tea” at Yavazadeh Tea Fatory Group Exhibitions 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Show at “Tehran gallery” Tehran Show at Vijeh gallery Khaneh Honarmandan’s show Show at Venerde for Poster, Italy York University, Toronto, Canada, Tahran Azad, Tehran Nominated at the first biennial of painting at the Province ofGilan

KARIASH Yaghoubi (b. 1938, Iran) ‫كياراش يعقوبي‬ Group Exhibitions 1965 The collaborative exhibitions in honor of the 400th year of Mir Emad funeral, Tehran 1964 Tarigh Javid exhibition , Tehran 1959-1969 The collaborative Koran exhibition for 10 years. 1952 The collaborative exhibition of art students in trans - Iranian vocational schools


GUIRAGOSSIAN Paul (1926- 1993, Lebanon) ‫بول جواراجوشيان‬ Important exhibitions 1954 1955 1956 1958 1959 1960

The “La Palette” gallery – Beirut The Center of Superior Studies – Beirut The “La Palette” gallery – Beirut The “La Permanente” & “Schubert” galleries – Florence The Center of Superior Studies – Beirut The Center of Superior Studies – Beirut The “Alecco Saab” gallery – Beirut 1961 The “Alecco Saab” gallery – Beirut 1962 The “Mouffe” gallery – Paris The “L’Orient” gallery – Beirut 1992 The “IMA” Museum (Institue Du Monde Arabe) – Paris, France Ministry of Tourism of Lebaon. Beirut, Lebanon Cultural Center. Bekaa, Lebanon 1993 Chateau Fort” – Tripoli, Lebanon Akhnaton Gallery’ - Cairo, Egypt. 1994 Masrah El Madinat” (Paul Guiragossian and Theater exhibition) Beirut, Lebanon. Emmagoss Art Gallery, (Homage to the Artist exhibition) Beirut, Lebanon 1995 Emmagoss Art Gallery, (China Inks of Guiragossian) Beirut, Lebanon 1997 USEK “Universite Saint Esprit de Kaslik” (Sketches and Watercolors Exhibition) Kaslik, Lebanon 1999 National Evangelical Church in Down Town Beirut (Images of Faith exhibition) Beirut,Lebanon 2000 Centre Culturel Francais de Beyrouth, (The Art of Portraits exhibition) Beirut,Lebanon 2002 Emmagoss Art Gallery, (Latest Works exhibition) – Beirut, Lebanon 2003 The Green Art Gallery – Dubai, UAE 2004 The Press Club’s homage to Paul Guiragossian in the Press Headquarters Center in Down Town Beirut, Lebanon 2007 Dar Al Funoon - Exhibition of watercolors - Kuwait 2008 Emmagoss Art Gallery - Beirut. Exhibition entitled “L’Empire Des Meres”, Art Dubai, in collaboration with Art Space Dubai

SABHAN Adam (b. 1972, Syria) ‫آدم سبهان‬ Important exhibitions 2012 4 walls art gallery april 2012 2011 London - British Museum 2007 An Exhibition of Paintings and Book Launch by Sabhan Adam December


PARVIS Tanavoli (b. 1937, Iran) ‫بارفيز تانافويل‬ Solo Exhibitions 2006 2003 1989 1988 1980 1978 1976 1972 1971 1970 1967 1965 1962 1961 1960 1958 1957

Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Rudolf Mangisch Galerie, Zurich Hirschberg Galerie, Koln- Galerie Am Rosenberg, Graz Galleria Greminger, Genova Aachen Neue Galerie/Samlung Ludwig, Aachen Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York- Iran-America Society,Tehran Goethe Institute, Tehran Martin Gallery, Minneapolis Iran-America Society, Tehran- Shiraz University, Shiraz Seihoun Gallery, Tehran Borghese Gallery, Tehran Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis- K. B. Gallery, Minneapolis Atelier Kaboud, Tehran Farhang Hall, Tehran- Iran Club, London Reza Abbassi Hall, Tehran Tehran University- Farhang Hall, Tehran

Group Exhibitions 2006 The British Museum, London, UK 2004 Persian Garden, (installation ), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 2002 Iranian Contemporary Art, Christie’s, London- Picturing Iran Art, Society and Revolution, Grey Art Gallery, NY University 2001 Iranian Cotemporary Art, Barbican Center, London 2000 Continental Shift, Aachen, Maastricht, Heerlen and Liege- 7th International Shoebox Sculpture, The University of Hawaii Art Gallery 1999 Atrium Public Gallery, Vancouver 1989 Contemporary Art from Islamic World, Barbican Centre, London 1988 Olympiad of Art, Seoul, 1977 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 1975 Grey Art Gallery, New York University 1967 Quadriennale of Rome 1964 Venice Biennale 1962 Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris- Musee d’Ixelles, BrusselsThird International Biennale of Sculpture, Carrara-Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 1960 Venice Biennale





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