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MAGICAL NIGHTS DUBAI 2012 ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION GALA 21-23 MARCH

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Welcomes you to

Magical Nights in Dubai March 21-23, 2012 A Charity Fundraising Weekend of Persian Art and Music in the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE

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Diary of Events EXHIBITION OF AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS Curated by Ali Bakhtiari Monday 12th March – Thursday 22nd March 10:00am - 7:00pm Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai

VOICES OF THE OTHER HALF Exhibition of photographs Curated by Shadi Ghadirian Monday 12th March – Thursday 22nd March 10:00am - 7:00pm Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION Begins: Monday 12th March 10:00am (GST) Ends: Wednesday 21st March 12:00pm (GST) www.magicofpersia.com/silentauction

EXHIBITION TOURS FOR SCHOOLS Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th March 10:00am - 12:00pm Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai

ART DUBAI COLLECTORS’ CIRCLE PRIVATE VIEW Monday 19th March 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai 12


Diary of Events SILENT AUCTION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION Wednesday 21st March Reception 7:00pm - 9:00pm Silent Auction concludes 9:00pm - 11:00pm In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai

NOWROUZ CONCERT & DINNER Thursday 22nd March 6:30pm - 12:30am One and Only Royal Mirage Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

LADIES’ PRIVATE VIEW OF LIVE AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS Featuring an exclusive display of Bogh-Art Jewellery Friday 23rd March 2:00pm - 5:00pm In the presence of HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan Godolphin Foyer, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

GALA DINNER & Live CHARITY ART AUCTION Friday 23rd March Cocktail Reception 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner, Bogh-Art Jewellery Show & Art Auction 8:30pm - 2:00am In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

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chairlady’s message It is with immense pride that we bring Magical Nights in Dubai back to the UAE for the fourth time in six years; this time, during Nowrouz celebrations. As ever, the dedicated Magic of Persia team have worked tirelessly over the past year to put together another star-studded event; managing everything from promotion and logistics to the production of our most comprehensive catalogue to date. We are delighted to have successfully established a number of charitable initiatives in partnership with world class institutions, including MOP CAP; our bi-annual art prize which has already created so many opportunities for emerging young talent. It is with the funds raised at the Magical Nights in Dubai events that we are able to sustain these initiatives. Each project provides a chance for a talented young Iranian artist with great potential to expand their horizons, hone their skills and enrich their lives in a way which was previously not possible. It is so humbling to watch the charity become the first point of call outside of Iran for young artists; with so many gifted individuals reaching out to us for guidance, advice and sponsorship. Innovative, inspired and well-planned projects are often presented to us in the hope of gaining support; and while we strive to give as much as we can of our expertise and resources, we so often have to turn down these worthy proposals due to limited funds. As the team always tell me, I just don’t know how to say no! There are countless individuals and organisations that have supported Magic of Persia and enabled us to create such a spectacular event; not least the donating artists, who bring with them the ‘magic’ to make this all possible. Magical Nights in Dubai 2012 is a truly historical event; as so many incredible artists will be together under one roof in celebration of themselves, their peers and of course the Iranian New Year. The collective attendance of these talented individuals is in keeping with our mission to encourage cross cultural communication and create opportunities for them to meet artists and collectors from outside their country of origin. This event will provide a rare opportunity for both young and established collectors to see an incredible spectrum of contemporary Iranian art and interact with the artists themselves. On behalf of Magic of Persia, I would like to thank every single supporter for believing in us, every artist for showing generosity beyond compare, and of course the UAE, for hosting us during Nowrouz; which is such a special and unique time of year for Iranians around the world. I wish you all a very happy New Year, filled with health, love and art! Shirley Elghanian 16


foreword Mighty Echoes The experience of curating this collection was like unravelling the most primary fabrics of the Iranian art scene. It also brought to light the fascinating issue that is the holographic character of this art, either in the Diaspora or the homeland. The majority of the artists in the Silent Auction are from my own generation; the generation that experienced war, post revolutionary morbidities, destruction and reconstruction; a generation whose raison d’être is a mutual pain. Magic of Persia’s endeavour to seek out and promote these works resonates in their voices; their mighty echoes. This collection would have never been made possible without the generous support of Mr. Fereydoun Ave, the man for all seasons and I would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Shirley Elghanian; the portrait of a lady. Ali Bakhtiari Curator, Silent Auction

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Humans have always used art to make sense of their world; to communicate truth and beauty about their world; to express their fears, hopes and dreams for themselves in this world. But as for the relationship between international peace and artistic expression, Magic of Persia has said it best..... that art is an essential form of international communication and that cross-cultural and artistic exchange is both necessary and vital to fostering a dialogue of hope and progress for future generations around the world.

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about Magic of Persia Established in 2004, Magic of Persia is a non-religious, non-political UK-based charity which nurtures and develops Iranian cultural practitioners of the arts. This is accomplished by establishing initiatives promoting modern, contemporary and classical Persian art, music and media, in partnership with world-class institutions. Programs include residencies for talented young artists at the Delfina Foundation, Gasworks and Visiting Arts. In addition, Magic of Persia offers several MA scholarships at the London Film School and MFA grants at the Royal College of Art. The Magic of Persia Educational Family Weekends, held at the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, feature workshops and activities through which families can come together to learn about Persian culture and its unique contribution to modern society. This partnership between Magic of Persia and the British Museum continues through a series of informative Artists’ Talks arranged in conjunction with the museum’s acquisitions of contemporary Iranian art. One of the charity’s most established initiatives to date is the bi-annual Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

(MOP CAP); a global search to identify the next generation of Iranian artists. The MOP CAP nominating and judging panels are comprised of gallerists, curators, artists and critics who are familiar with the Iranian art scene. In keeping with Magic of Persia’s goal to provide maximum exposure for the applicants, the works of all shortlisted artists are exhibited in Dubai at a leading gallery during Art Dubai. Furthermore, the Finalists’ works are exhibited for public viewing during Frieze Art Fair at the Royal College of Art, London. The MOP CAP winner is awarded a solo exhibition the following year at a leading arts institution such as the Saatchi Gallery. At the heart of Magic of Persia is a mission to provide much-needed opportunities for talented individuals both inside and outside of Iran; supporting them in gaining welldeserved international recognition. Through its activities, the charity strives to make a notable contribution to the long-term advancement of Iranian art and culture worldwide. www.mopcap.com www.magicofpersia.com

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2012 BENEFICIARIES THE FUTURE CENTRE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS The Future Centre for Special Needs is a non-profit organisation based in Abu Dhabi. It specialises in the education and habilitation of individuals with disabilities, who may stay at the centre between the ages of 3 and 20. Its multi-national team of specialists consists of special education teachers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and administration staff. The Future Centre has been an ongoing beneficiary of Magical Nights in Dubai. The president of this commendable organisation is the long standing patron and tireless supporter of Magic of Persia, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan. www.future-centre.com

Kids Company Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. It provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children in the greater London area. Their services reach 16,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk, whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. In 2007, Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and Justice Human Rights Award. In 2010, they were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential. www.kidsco.org.uk

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The OMID FOUNDATIONS Founded in 2004, the Omid Foundations provide emotional and practical support for severely disadvantaged young Iranian women. These women are faced with relentless emotional and financial deprivation. The Omid Foundations enable them to achieve self-determination and self-sufficiency in modern Iranian society. Magic of Persia will be exhibiting photographs taken by some of the young women who recently took part in a photography workshop led by Shadi Ghadirian in 2011. The workshop was part of the Omid Foundations’ holistic program that strengthens the social, emotional and economic competencies of disadvantaged young women, by visually expressing their thoughts about womanhood and femininity. Magic of Persia is presenting the exhibition in parallel with the Exhibition of Auction Highlights at the Salsali Private Museum. The photographs in the exhibition are for sale with all sales proceeds benefiting the Omid Foundations. www.omid-e-mehr.org

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judges Zaha Hadid Founding Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects

Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh Artists

Finalists Niyaz Azadikhah Shahrzad Changalvaee Mehdi Farhadian Arash Fayez Babak Golkar Dariush Nehdaran Hesam Rahmanian Shirin Sabahi

Shirazeh Houshiary Artist

Ali Khadra, Chair of Judging Panel Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Canvas Magazine

Idris Khan Artist

Abaseh Mirvali President, Mirvali Projects

Mohammad Mottahedan Art Patron

Hans Ulrich Obrist

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Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London


winner & runner up of MOPCAP 2011 Shirin Sabahi was selected as the MOP CAP 2011 Winner and she has been awarded a solo-exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery during Frieze Week 2012 as well as a residency at The Delfina Foundation. As this year’s Runner Up, Shahrzad Changalvaee will receive a residency at The Delfina Foundation in Summer 2012. Mop Cap 2013 will be named after Farhad Moshiri. Winner of Mop Cap 2011 Shirin Sabahi, Runner up Shahrzad Changalvaee

Shirin Sabahi, The Sleepers and The Wakers

Photos by Isaac Strang

Shirin Sabahi, Swede Home, Untitled

Shahrzad Changalvaee, Body Composition Remaining Within Limited Domain

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Special Thanks Magic of Persia is especially indebted to HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan and HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan for their continuous support and ongoing generosity. The charity also wishes to thank the United Arab Emirates for welcoming Magic of Persia and its distinguished guests in such a hospitable manner. A special thanks is extended to Ali Bakhtiar at Bakhtiar Designs for always lending his unique creative vision to our events and for championing Magic of Persia’s efforts in the UAE. Magic of Persia would like to acknowledge the tireless support of all the artists, collectors and galleries without whom this event would not be possible. As ever, the charity wishes to extend a special thanks to Christie’s for bringing their incomparable credibility and professionalism to our art auctions. We are delighted to partner with Bogh-Art for Magical Nights in Dubai 2012 and look forward to an ongoing and fruitful collaboration. We are forever indebted to our curator, Ali Bakhtiari, for his passion and ongoing commitment to our cause. Finally, we would like to thank Ramin Salsali for his unwavering generosity and the Salsali Private Museum for hosting the Magical Nights 2012 exhibitions. 24

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SILENT AUCTION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION Wednesday 21st March Salsali Private Museum Al Quoz 1, Al Serkal Complex, Dubai

In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Cocktail Reception

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Silent Auction concludes

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Online Auction Begins Monday 12th March 10:00am (GST) Online Auction Ends Wednesday 21st March 12:00pm (GST) Auction continues and ends at Salsali Private Museum Wednesday 21st March 7:00pm (GST) EXHIBITION OF AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS (Including works from both the Silent and Live Auctions) Monday 12th – Thursday 22nd March

SILENT AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING AVAILABLE AT: www.magicofpersia.com/silentauction *If lots are not purchased outright from the website above by 12pm on 21st March, prospective buyers must be present at the Salsali Private Museum, where the Silent Auction will conclude. 32


silent auction Artists

Afsoon Shahriar Ahmadi Alaleh Alamir Ali Alavi Hamidreza Andarz Shaqayeq Arabi Maryam Ashkanian Alireza Astaneh Fereydoun Ave Niyaz Azadikhah Javad Azimi Shahrzad Changalvaee Ala Dehghan Yasmine Esfandiary Arash Fayez Mohsen Fouladpour Farhad Fozouni Mina Ghaziani Babak Golkar Sahand Hesamiyan Hossein Irandoust

Niki Karimi Aria Kasaei Naeeme Kazemi Farrokh Mahdavi Shahriar Mazandi Ali Mousavi Ali Nassir Arash Nazari Dana Nehdaran Dariush Nehdaran Fereydoon Omidi Shahpour Pouyan Farnaz Rabiejah Hesam Rahmanian Shirin Sabahi Omid Salehi Yashar Samimi Mofakham Mamali Shafahi Arman Stepanian Atoosa Vahdani Mehran Zirak

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Behnam Sadeghi, Inevitable Growth


NOWROUZ CONCERT Thursday 22nd March One and Only Royal Mirage Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

SHANBEHZADEH ENSEMBLE & Mehran Atash Dinner

6:30pm

Performance by: Shanbehzadeh Ensemble

9:00pm

Saeid Shanbehzadeh (Ney Anban, Ney Jofti, Vocalist, Performer & Director of Ensemble) Sara Hamidi (Vocalist) Matthieu Donarier (Saxophone) Naghib Shanbehzadeh (Zarb & Tempo) Manou Codija (Guitar) Habib Meftah (Dammam) Joe Quitzke (Drums)

Mehran Atash

10:30pm

Winner of Googoosh Music Academy, 2011

Hooman Shahbandi as Haji Firooz Freelance Journalist

Carriages

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Master of Ceremonies: Michael-Henry Krayem DRESS CODE: CASUAL CHIC 35


Live auction Artists

Shiva Ahmadi Farhad Ahrarnia Shirin Aliabadi Kamrooz Aram Reza Aramesh Pooya Aryanpour Abol Atighetchi Fereydoun Ave Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi Mahmoud Bakhshi Ali Banisadr Behzad Behnam Henry Dallal Gohar Dashti Shirin Fakhim Bita Fayyazi Shadi Ghadirian Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh

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Nargess Hashemi Avish Khebrehzadeh Farideh Lashai Tala Madani Farshid Mesghali Ardeshir Mohasses Mehrdad Mohebali Shirin Neshat Nicky Nodjoumi Leila Pazooki Iman Raad Saghar Rad Bijan Saffari Kouroush Salehi Parviz Tanavoli Newsha Tavakolian Sadegh Tirafkan Firooz Zahedi Charles Hossein Zenderoudi


AUCTION GALA Friday 23rd March Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan

Cocktail Reception Godolphin Foyer

6:30pm

Keynote Speaker: HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Godolphin Ballroom

8:30pm

Dinner & Bogh-Art Jewellery Show Godolphin Ballroom

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Guest Speaker: Mohammed Afkhami Live Auction conducted by Christie’s

10:00pm

Music by: DJ Pouya MC Carriages

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WELCOME TO THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE ART NEWSPAPER NETWORK FROM APRIL 2012 I am very glad that we now have the first truly international publication about art of all kinds, covering the art market and museum life, the protection of cultural heritage and issues to do with contemporary art. It is this kind of analytical and informative publication for professionals in the various sectors of the art world that we lacked. I am convinced that The Art Newspaper Russia will be of interest to a wide audience and will help integrate Russian art into the world art scene Milena Orlova Editor in chief

For me it is vital that Russia has a publication to cover the news of art objectively, so that our public gets involved in the global context. Now that many of our collectors are turning their sights to the art of the West, this newspaper will also be important to museum professionals and art lovers. At the same time, I hope our publication will help the western reader learn more about what is happening with art in Russia. Inna Bazhenova Publisher info@theartnewspaper.ru

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BAHAR SABZEVARI (IRANIAN, B.1980) Untitled . acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm.) . painted in 2011 $8,000 –12,000

To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

Courtesy of Bahar Sabzevari and Leila Heller Gallery, New York

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Modern & Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art Parts I & II

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Hala Khayat hkhayat@christies.com +971 4425 5647 Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel

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Auctioneers

Isabelle de La Bruyère Director, Christie’s Middle East

Isabelle de La Bruyère joined Christie’s London in 1998, where she specialized in Impressionist and Modern Art as an expert, before heading the specialist annual sales of Ottoman & Orientalist Art.

James Lees Business Coordinator

Based in Dubai, Isabelle has published numerous articles on Impressionist and Orientalist Art, and has been a guest speaker in many seminars and educational lectures. She frequently travels to New York, London, Paris and Geneva, following Christie’s most important auctions and private client sales. As both an advisor for buyers and sellers, she has been instrumental in forming and selling important collections worldwide, bringing single-owner sales to Christie’s which included works of art that have set world auction record prices.

James joined the Dubai team in March 2011 having previously supported the Bids office teams in Christie’s King Street, Hong Kong and Geneva. As business coordinator he works closely with the operational team in the design and layout of the Dubai sale, delivering financial results for the sales and working with the business development team to identify opportunities in the region for Christie’s to engage in projects to grow our interests and develop relationships with our top clients.

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LIVE AUCTION conducted by Christie’s

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Parviz Tanavoli

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Lion and sword 2005 Silkscreen on paper 70 x 100 cm Edition 14 of 80 Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $5,000

Following his graduation from the Brera Academy of Milan in 1959, Tanavoli taught sculpting at the Tehran College of Decorative Arts, and from 1961- 1963 he taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He then returned to Iran and assumed the head of sculpting department at the University of Tehran, a position he held for 18 years until 1979, when he retired from his teaching duties. Since 1989 he has lived and worked both in Tehran and Vancouver, Canada. Tanavoli’s work has been displayed at the British Museum, the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, the Isfahan City Center, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Olympic Park, Seoul, S. Korea, Qatar National Museum, Royal Museum of Jordan, Royal Scottish Museum, UK, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Shiraz University, Iran and in numerous other prestigious venues around the world. 48


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Leila Pazooki

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Pixel Diary 2012 C-Print 150 x 225 cm AP Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $7,000

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Leila Pazooki Photographs of the unrest following the June 2009 elections in Tehran were transmitted to the world in a very small format. This was done to bypass the internet slow-down instigated by the Iranian government. As a result of their size, these digitally transmitted images, of which Pazooki was sent several by friends caught up in the furore, would pixelate when zoomed into. Those outside of Tehran hoping to make sense of what was going on would have to navigate through the blocky deconstructed rendering of these images. With this idea, Pazooki has assembled a collection of these images to form a pixelated diary of that time. She has graphically altered the pixelated images to make them more aesthetically pleasing; otherwise these are original shots of the protests that overtook Tehran at that time. Incredibly, Pazooki was able to show these works in a recent solo show in Tehran. Though such images, in their original legible format, are outlawed, the artist’s pixelated versions were shown. She notes the element of double-censorship in these works, in the tiny size that the images were sent in and also the act of zooming an image into illegibility. The physicality of the works themselves also reflect and mirror the difference in comprehension between those within a catastrophe and those outside it up-close; these are mere blocky masses, but from a distance the chaos becomes clear. 53


Tala Madani

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Slide Show With Heart 2011 Silkscreen and acrylic on paper 83.82 x 58.42 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery

Starting bid: $6,000

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Reza Aramesh

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Action 41. Iraqi prisoner praying after being released from Baghdad’s notorious Abu Gharib jail. BBC, 30 May 2006. 2008 Black & white silver gelatin print on aluminium 124 x 157 cm Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $9,000

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Action 41. Iraqi prisoner praying after being released from Baghdad’s notorious Abu Gharib jail. BBC, 30 May 2006.,detail

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Aramesh’s art is an art of de-contextualisation and re-contextualisation, an art in which images and objects combine and recombine to form ever-shifting screens upon which we can project our own individual visual memories and personal experience.” Geraldine A Johnson, ‘THEM WHO DWELL ON THE EARTH’, 2011

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Ramin Haerizadeh

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Hail Auspicious Spring! 2012 Collage on canvas 100 x 200 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

Starting bid: $15,000

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Character of Death in Ingmar Bergman’s Seventh Seal Š

Turmoil (Shouresh), by Kaveh Golestan and Mohammad Sayyad, 1980


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Ramin Haerizadeh


The notion of political art can be difficult to digest. Today, works that overtly take current events in hand can seem resigned to the ‘70s and ‘80s, as if they’ve skipped on some of the apathy that has set in. Yet in the Middle East, and much of the world where religion and politics maintain a delicate interlinking, politics remains an overwhelming force in life and art. The works that form the bulk of this collection were formulated around June of 2009, as the Iranian capital was overcome with mass protests challenging the elections at that time. Collage is laced with performance, photo montage is given a fresh and visceral direction. Painting a catastrophe becomes an exploration of both the sadism and masochism of the form. The works balance between solemnity and raucous humor. Haerizadeh invites us to stare wryly into the disaster. Born only a few years before the Revolution, Haerizadeh watched an entire nation remake itself in the wake of the upheaval; the mandatory covering of women, the tide of conservatism that spread through the country and history constantly reshaped. With only a few strokes of a censor’s black marker, it seems, a nation could be cut and pasted into a new, Islamic shape. By Christopher Lord 63


Ramin’S STATEMENT Corrupted Critic

Deceitful Patron

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Ignorant Collector

Money-hungry Galleriest

Non-perrofeet Orgaanizashen Chareetys


Pussycat Doll

Peoples’ Representitive Asghar the Truck Driver

Hell’s Doorman

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Iman Raad

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Our cow doesn’t milk, but it pisses plenty! 2010 Embroidery on velvet 160 x 120 cm Unique dark blue edition Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

Starting bid: $5,000

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Iman Raad The most classic pop culture flags in the Shi’a region are the hanging embroideries with a calligraphy design showing holy names as well as religious figures and ornaments. They are traditionally presented on black textiles and hung outdoors on the walls of mosques, alleys and bazaars. In my piece, main calligraphy imitates uneducated people and fake calligraphy. Here, I cut out the classic content and put in a nasty Iranian proverb which translates as ‘our cow doesn’t milk, but pisses plenty’. It is a little kitsch and a little political; sad yet funny, critical and sharply ironic. This is all I want.

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Sadegh Tirafkan

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Camila in Wonderland 2009 Digital collage, lambda print 50 x 60 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist and Etemad Gallery

Starting bid: $3,000

Collage portrait of Camila Batmanghelidjh in signatory style of the artist; weaving Persian historical patterns into a contemporary subject matter.

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Pooya Aryanpour

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Cutting Objects 2009 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 220 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Gallery

Starting bid: $6,000

Events and occurrences, which have their own logic, are the accidents which I reveal in my work and through them I discover a new layer of myself. Years ago, when I entered high school, I painted as a means to escape the mundane academic atmosphere of the educational system. I failed to understand the relevance of the subjects being taught to my daily life. I opted to enter the art academy and that marked the beginning of my journey into the world of art, a world in which I learned to discover myself‌ ..I begin each piece with a sound; it can be the sound of a leaf dropping. Each work needs its own logic and guidelines and has to be unique and be ruled by its own laws. I know a work is complete when it finds its own life, at which point I prefer to hide my intentions and allow viewers to come up with their own conclusions. I would like their conclusions to end this process with a sound as well, the sound of more questions. www.pooyaaryanpour.com 72


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Mahmoud Bakhshib. 1977

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Khat-e Poolsaz-e Parsi 2010 Canvas panels and fabric 100 x 60 cm each (100 x 180 cm total) Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Starting bid: $5,000

The Moneymaking Persian Calligraphy comprises one hundred and twenty patchwork fabric panels stretched on frames. The patchworks are composed of banners used in religious ceremonies, rice bags and hessian materials with printed calligraphy. The panels are assembled like a makeshift wall - a stage backdrop - along an L-shaped formation. Iconographic religio-aesthetic codes are cut and pasted within the panels and manipulated along the space. The title The Moneymaking Persian Calligraphy (Khat-e Poolsaz-e Parsi) appears as calligraphy across some of the panels split up and divided along the installation wall. It alludes to the commercially profitable status of calligraphy in the recent market trends in the Middle East.

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Charles Hossein Zenderoudi

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Untitled 1984 Silkscreen on cardboard 50 x 65 cm Courtesy of Fereydoun Ave

Starting bid: $8,000

Hossein Zenderoudi is the bearer of a precious gift: a fundamental intuition that drove him straight away in his art to speak of just and true things by their trace and to create an effect of detachment in the artist’s and in the public’s memory. What is the exact proportion of East and West in this major option and its spectacular virtue of enchantment? It matters little, it is the mystery of God’s talent and finger. Pierre Restany The Man of True and Just Measure in Communication www.zenderoudi.com

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SHIVA AHMADI

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Oil Barrel #14 2010 Oil on steel 88 x 60 x 60 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Leila Heller Gallery

Starting bid: $8,000

The concept for my oil barrels is driven by a fascination with oil politics and the major role it plays in the world’s political balance. I strongly believe that oil is one of the most important factors contributing to current conflicts in various regions of the world. Painting on the surface of an oil barrel helps me to express the complexity and instability that exists in the Middle East. If one looks carefully at the imagery painted on the surface of these oil drums, one will find not only beautiful Middle Eastern patterns and designs, but also symbols of violence and conflict, such as bleeding bullet holes and headless animals. These aspects of my work seek to express the contradictory and complex role of oil in the world today.

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Farideh Lashai

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Catching the Moon 2012 Sound and projected animation in a water-well of stainless steel 4 min. 30 sec. 64 cm in diameter x 70 cm (distance of the projector varies) Sound: Rachmaninoff, Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op.3, No.2 Special edition Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $18,000

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The bird is up above; below its shadow is flying birdlike, running on the ground A fool goes after it to chase that shadow; he runs so much that he becomes exhausted; He’s ignorant of where the shadow’s source is, that it’s the shadow of the bird on high Alan Williams: Rumi, Spiritual Verses, The first book of the Masnavi-ye Ma’navi. London, Penguin Books, 2006. The Tale of the Caliph’s Seeing Layli

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Farideh Lashai Throughout her distinguished career spanning over five decades, Farideh Lashai has always juggled with varying means of expression, without recognising any frontiers that might confine her to a rigidly defined identity. While painting and visual arts are her main practices, lyricism is the reigning characteristic in her works, whether it is painting, sculpture, writing, installation or a combination of animation, sculpture and painting. With the use of animation projection she divides the scene into temporal and spatial layers, they take various forms, imagined and real and spectacles are performed, humorous sarcastic stories are politicized, love stories, historical narratives unfold, then they fade away and the painting silent but charged remains. It is a way of discovering the meaning behind the background painting, a meaning that constantly changes, once abstract once representational, but nothing is represented, it is only the scene for performance of the theatrical. The main concern in her works is the interplay between the real and the imagined, which is visible in this work in both its medium and subject. The material is solid stainless steel and flimsy, ephemeral video. The rabbit of her narrative sees its own reflection in a water well, then sees a moon and jumps 86

Catching the Moon, Study I for rabbit animation, ink on paper, 2010


to catch the reflection of the moon. The moon twirls and spins and the rabbit gambols and bounds, at moments touching the moon, wrestling with it, at moments the moon slipping away. Once caught, the moon and the rabbit become one, one speeding sparkle like a shooting star, enlightening the root of a tree that twinkles upwards through all its branches. In a way the work is a reflection on Rumi’s poem, Hunting the Shadow. The bird is up above; below its shadow is flying birdlike, running on the ground A fool goes after it to chase that shadow; he runs so much that he becomes exhausted; He’s ignorant of where the shadow’s source is, that it’s the shadow of the bird on high

But Farideh’s work is celebrating the fool. The fool is the rabbit, the artist that hunts the shadow, the dream, but a dream that affects and transforms reality and creates a reality of its own. Her works can be found in major private and public collections such as the collections of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Demenga Public Collection in Basel, Deutsche Bank, Commerz Bank in Germany, National Museum of Fine Arts, La Valetta, National Museum in Jordan, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), Dia Art Foundation, Delhi and The Farjam Collection. 87


Shirin Neshat

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IBrahim, from The book of Kings series 2012 Acrylic on LE silver gelatin print 71.12 x 55.88 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist and Gladstone Gallery

Starting bid: $27,000

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Shirin Neshat The new photographic series, titled The Book of Kings, is named after the ancient book Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), a long poem of epic tragedies written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010AD… Neshat’s portraits of Iranian and Arab youth comprise black and white photographs with meticulously executed calligraphic texts and drawings inscribed over each subject’s face and body…In this arresting body of work, Neshat returns to the confrontational nature of her iconic Women of Allah series, while re-focusing on themes of revolution and the bold-faced defiance of youth. Gladstone Gallery Press Release for The Book of Kings

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Newsha Tavakolian

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Listen 2010 Colour photograph 105 x 130 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $4,000

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Newsha Tavakolian Eyes closed, mouths open, as if in a dream. Standing facing us with their backs to the darkness, they sing, soundless; they have been standing here, singing for themselves for a long time, imagining us, hearing, standing, facing days of tedium, facing a world that has adorned them with a false crown. Standing, waiting.


Nicky Nodjoumi

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Tear Gas and Butterflies 2011 Oil on canvas 132 x 112 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

Starting bid: $12,000

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Nicky Nodjoumi Taken from the news coverage of the fraudulent Iranian presidential elections in 2009, an image of two women emerging from the turbulence of a tear gas cloud creates a hazy backdrop for two businessmen shaking hands and congratulating each other on some unknown achievement. The image of the two men is cut in two sections, with the top segment being smaller than the bottom, which may indicate a sense of violence, incongruity or displacement. This palpable presence of violence carries through the painting with the depiction of a lion on the back of the man on the left. The image of the lion, taken from a nineteenth century Iranian lithograph, may be indicative of the savage nature of man or perhaps suggestive of the source of an omnipresent violent danger in this multilayer allegory. However despite all the references to violence, the presence of beauty and hope, as suggested by the three butterflies in the third layer of the painting, cannot be denied.

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mehrdad Mohebali

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Untitled 2010 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 140 cm diptych Courtesy of the Artist and Etemad Gallery

Starting bid: $6,000

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mehrdad Mohebali In my paintings, I am asking questions. When I cannot find an answer, or when I don’t understand the situation, I become motivated to paint. To me, painting is a discussion about a topic that we do not have answer to.

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Henry Dallal

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Serenity 2011 Lambda C-Print on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper mounted on aluminium and gloss laminated 121.92 x 182.88 cm Edition 2 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $10,000

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Henry Dallal Taken over a few days in the Wahiba Sands in Oman, Dallal is proud of what he calls his two ‘trademarks’; first, that he can shoot pictures while on horseback at a full gallop; and, second, that he never uses digital technology. ‘Some people might consider me old-fashioned, but for me, film is still the most accurate way of capturing a moment of reality,’ he says. ‘Everything you see in my work is real.’ Roya Nikkah Henry Dallal: The Galloping Cameraman www.thetelegraph.co.uk

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Avish Khebrehzadeh

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b. 1969

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Woman with Peacock (still drawing from video animation Solace, So Old, So New) 2007 Pencil & oil pastel on layers of paper 27.94 x 35.56 cm Courtesy of the Artist Right

Woman and Pelican (still drawing from video animation Solace, So Old, So New) 2007 Pencil & oil pastel on layers of paper 27.94 x 35.56 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $5,000

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Woman and Pelican (still drawing from video animation Solace, So Old, So New), detail

Avish Khebrehzadeh Khebrehzadeh’s work extends to drawing, painting and animation; her method being poetic rather than expository. Her chosen media, frequently olive oil and resin on paper, is delicate, heightening the fragility of her characters. Recently, she has turned to oil and gesso on panel, painting blue-white figures and scenes on inky black backgrounds. www.sproverieri.com

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Ardeshir Mohasses

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b. 1938 - d. 2008

Untitled 1974 Crayon on paper 44 x 33 cm Courtesy of Fereydoun Ave

Starting bid: $6,000

“I begin the morning looking at and making sketches from old pictures and photos, Persian miniatures, and old Iranian religious paintings that are full of scenes of beheadings, spears, and scimitars that drip blood on the flowers and grass on the hills in the background. I end the day drawing people in cafes, cabarets, and music halls, dancers and acrobats leaping and jumping.� www.ifvc.com

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Farshid Mesghali

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Bird 4 2010 Metal structure, covered with fabric plaster and acrylic paint 42 x 50 x 30 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Gallery

Starting bid: $4,000

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Firooz Zahedi

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b. 1949

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Elizabeth Taylor at the Shah Chirag Shrine, Shiraz, 1976 Print Date: 2011 C-Print 76.2 x 61 cm Edition 1 of 10 +3 AP Courtesy of the Artist and Leila Heller Gallery Right

Elizabeth Taylor at the Shah Abbas Hotel, Isfahan, 1976 Print Date: 2011 C-Print 76.2 x 38.1 cm Edition 1 of 10 +3 AP Courtesy of the Artist and Leila Heller Gallery

Starting bid: $9,000

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Firooz Zahedi Elizabeth Taylor in Iran showcases 40 images taken by Zahedi, while travelling with the late screen siren in Iran during the summer of 1976. On view are stunning shots of Taylor posing in odalisque costumes and ethnic dresses. “Seeing these photographs brings back fond memories of my visit to Iran, a country blessed with a rich and colourful culture that dates back many centuries.� Elizabeth Taylor Rebecca Anne Proctor Leila Heller Gallery Opens New Space in Chelsea, Canvas Guide

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Elizabeth Taylor at the Shah Chirag Shrine, Shiraz, 1976, detail

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Shirin Aliabadi

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b. 1973

City Girl 3 2011 Lambda print, mounted on aluminium 100 x 66 cm Edition 2 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $10,000

Aliabadi’s practice reflects the growing influence of popular culture and transculturalism, with particular focus on women. Although Aliabadi is clearly aware of the difficulties inherent in highly defined, even circumscribed female roles, her critique extends to western perception of women in Islamic societies and uninformed assumptions regarding social realities….. Aliabadi’s ultimate stance remains open to interpretation. While making conspicuous - and sincere - efforts to portray Iranian women in situations rarely seen by many viewers, the artist’s finely tuned irony needs to be considered. Can freedom ever really be ‘boring’? In the end, an unbiased viewpoint as to what constitutes personal liberty is the only way this question can be answered. Arabesque: A brave new world of art Contemporary Art from the Middle East www.modernedition.com 126


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Reza Aramesh

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b. 1970

Action 104 2012 Polychromed limewood, glass and wood veneers. Marquetry top: fumed eucalyptus, maple and quilted maple. Plinth: fumed eucalyptus and walnut Overall height: 155 cm Edition 3 of 3 + AP Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $50,000

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Reza Aramesh: Them Who Dwell on the Earth, the former church of holy tirinity, london, 2011

In Aramesh’s art, the contrasts multiply before our eyes: East and West, past and present, sacred and secular, high art and mass culture, two and three-dimensional, colour and monochrome, death and life.” Geraldine Johnson essay quotes: Geraldine A Johnson: Reza Aramesh: Them Who Dwell on the Earth (Published by Canvas, Dubai , 2011)

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A few days following the eight years of conflict of the Iran-Iraq war (1980 – 1988), an unarmed Iranian man was lost in the desert and became a captive of Iraqi soldiers, unaware that the war had already ended. By chance alone, he became a “prisoner of war” and spent the next seven peaceful years in captivity. Action 104 by Reza Aramesh is a sculpture inspired by such accidental misfortunes of Everyman, across cultures and borders. The reality of captivity surrounds him; he is an avatar facing the limitations of our contemporary society and a nation facing the confinement of liberty. It is an image of a modern-day saint, both terrifying and reassuring. The Sacred Made Real exhibition at the National Gallery in London, which displayed Spanish 17th century sculptures of saints was a powerful experience for Aramesh. Action 104 is similarly hand-carved from limewood in a small traditional family workshop in Italy, using techniques that were used to create the sculptures which adorn the cathedrals of the European Renaissance and Baroque. It was then hand-painted (polychromed), and carefully varnished to imitate the sheen of a living human body. The expertly inserted glass eyes complete the illusion of realism. In contrast to hyperrealist representation, however, Aramesh offers us a heightened version of reality. The distinctive silvery flesh tones intensify this saint-like man’s almost impenetrable aura of piety and devotion. His ecstatic pose is closely based on Michelangelo’s Rebellious Slave, who, like the Saint Sebastian of Guido Reni, searches the heavens for strength and support in his time of trial. In both, the sinuous contrapposto expresses at once the writhing of a man in pain, but is artistically recalibrated to produce an 134

image of great poise and elegance. Aramesh’s elevation of anonymous young and misfortunate men to the status of modern-day saints forms part of a tradition stretching back to Caravaggio. The jeans and the boxer shorts of the young man in Action 104 carry unmistakeable references to the universality of modernity and popular culture, but they are frozen, in a way, in the careful and delicate manner in which they are carved and painted. In doing so, Aramesh shows the viewer the transcendence of so many moments captured in media imagery today, and which, by blending two distinct worlds, elevates both onto a plane of timelessness and contemporaneity. Aramesh depicts humanity as repositories of beauty, grace, and limitless potential, but bound and trapped by the limitations imposed by society. While the work of Jeff Koons was a celebration of banal physical rapture, Action 104 epitomises a brave new world of global uncertainty and conflict. The Postmodern was an image of a Western

Self-Portrait, by Jeff Koons, marble, 95 x 50 x 36 cm, 1991 ©


society brimming with supreme confidence in its materialism. Today, teetering on the brink of global conflict, Action 104 is more relevant and illustrative of the anxiety in which we live.

“The intricately-fashioned plinth upon which he stands signifies as well, its geometric pattern adapted by Aramesh from traditional Islamic decorative designs and architectural forms, a striking contrast to the Christian iconography associated with the pose of the figure planted firmly on this base.� Geraldine A Johnson

The plinth of Action 104 is an indivisible part of the sculpture. It was designed by Aramesh, drawing inspiration from Islamic geometric designs. Like the opulent furniture bought for palaces, these designs were painstakingly inlaid by hand in precious wood veneers such as fumed eucalyptus and Indian ebony. The Islamic designs, though clearly discernible, are sharp and contemporary in contrast with the sculpture that the plinth supports. In traditional Islamic art, complex geometrical patterns are used to demonstrate the perfection and omnipotence of God. Aramesh thus brings together the two artistic traditions of Christian sculpture and Islamic pattern: he points to the basic humanistic message binding both monotheistic religions, while at the same time implying the dire effects that an extremist interpretation of both Islam and Christianity can have on the human soul. It is of no surprise, for Aramesh, that the period in which Spanish sculpture flourished was marked by inhuman Spanish oppression in Central and South America, executed in the name of Christianity. 135


Action 104, detail

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Bita Fayyazi

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b. 1962

Lovers 2012 Wire mesh, plaster, resin, fabric & acrylic paint (mixed media) 20 x 33 x 18 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $9,000

“My subjects of interest may range from an object to living beings like birds, dogs and other creatures which usually tend to be in abundance in my surroundings; being in the city. I initially start with drawing, photographing and studying the subject and at times the concept is not fully developed and only presents as vague sketches; it takes form and matures as the work proceeds. The choice of materials is dependent on cost and availability and most importantly on how they permit a freedom of form and expression which coincides with my idea. I believe it is for the work to speak for itself and once the work is out of my atelier, what it stands for is no longer within my control. I always consider myself as the dead artist with no record of works done, and it’s for the onlooker to decide what to believe. It is the response of the viewer that defines the work.� www.bitaworks.com

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Shadi Ghadirian

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Like everyday # 16 2000 C-Print 70x70 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $10,000

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Rokni Haerizadeh

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b. 1978

We Will Join Hands in Love and Rebuild Our Country 2012 Water colour & acrylic on paper 90 x 122 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

Starting bid: $15,000

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The Young Man and the Hawk, unknown artist 16th century, Reza Abbassi museum, Tehran Š


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Rokni’S STATEMENT Mischievous Clown

International Artist

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Snob Artist


Gossiping Gallerist Artists’ Jealous Supporter

Tipsy Wrestler

Sick Dope

Lucky Look

Protector of Tradition

Jealous Artist

Ungrateful Curator

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We Will Join Hands in Love and Rebuild Our Country, detail

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“My paintings are visual conversations. Just like Pollock, who included his body in his works, I want to show the multiple personalities and dimensions going on in my life at the moment, and I reflect that in different paintings. I perform, act the painting. When you see me painting, I am like crazy, mad, dropping painting, reversing the canvas, and this is totally abstract. But then some kind of concept comes, slowly and slowly, taking it to the final form.� Modern Painters, April 2010 151


Kamrooz Aram

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Untitled 2011 Oil & acrylic on canvas 121.92 x 101.6 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Green Art Gallery

Starting bid: $9,000

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Kamrooz Aram This work is part of a body of work that will be featured in a two-person exhibition (along with Seher Shah) at Green Art Gallery in Dubai, opening the same week as the MOP fundraising event. This body of work continues on an exploration of the complicated relationship between traditional Eastern Art and Western Modernism and challenges typical notions of the “decorative”. These black on black paintings reference Frank Stella’s black paintings while also evoking a variety of themes ranging from nationalist emblems and flags to the question of ornament.

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Nargess Hashemi

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b. 1979

God’s Gift 2009 Acrylic and ink on canvas 140 x 190 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $4,000

Having studied Fine Art at the University of Tehran, Hashemi has had several solo shows in Tehran at spaces including Mah Art Gallery and Aaran Gallery. She has also exhibited in France with Iranian Spring (2004), an exhibition of six artists inspired by the art of Persian miniature painting and poetry selected by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art; and in the US, a touring group show entitled Wishes and Dreams: Iran’s New Generation Emerges (2007). Wrap Me Up In You presents her second solo show in Dubai. Stories From The Boudoir, her previous exhibition with B21, explored scenes and moments from her past in meticulously painted compositions of millions of tiny lines. The works, like their emotive subject matter, seem to bristle before the viewer’s eyes. Reflections on her traditional family life, her upbringing and instances from her childhood are themes often found in her boldly personal art.

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Ali Banisadr

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Rock the Casbah 2 2011 Oil on linen 91.44 x 76.2 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Starting bid: $11,000

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Ali Banisadr Banisadr once remarked that his childhood memories, notably of the Islamic revolution and the brutal Iran-Iraq war, were a mix of images, half abstract and the other half with recognisable forms. Present in all of his works, is a sense of sound and movement that is due to the way in which Banisadr condenses his imagery, and chooses a wide range of colours to bring his subject to life. His figures, inspired by Persian miniature, contrast with the use of large brushstrokes to create an increasingly abstract image. As you draw closer to the painting you see that he is not only capturing the brutality that he has experienced, but also showing human evil in general. Disguised beneath the magnificence of the paintings’ overall design – despair, isolation and terror are conveyed. Banisadr explains, “I became fascinated with all histories of war, conspiracies, colonialism, corruption, ancient and modern battles...Opposition and conflict are at the heart of my work.“ www.ropac.net

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Shoja Azari  b. 1958 Shahram Karimi b. 1957 Summer 2007-2008 Acrylic on canvas with video projection 127 x 226 cm Edition 2 of 3 Courtesy of the Artists and Leila Heller Gallery

Starting bid: $20,000

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Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi Carefully filmed abstract images of natural landscapes are selected and captured. These captured images are projected onto the canvas and painted in a precise, hyper-realistic manner. The result is a painted image in exact colour, composition and proportion to the captured film image. The video image which is about a 20 second looped clip is then projected back onto the canvas. Once the mirrored moving image is superimposed with the painted canvases the subtle movements of wind and water suddenly bring the flat surfaces alive and impart an element of real time onto an otherwise frozen moment.The physical result is unexpected. The viewer gets the distinct impression that these surfaces have been infused with poetry and life.

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Shoja Azari

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saGHAR RaD

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Gold Afro 2012 Oil, acrylic, gold leaf and gilding liquid on canvas 120 x 120 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $5,000

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saGHAR RaD The idea of Gold Afro is to fuse fashion with art by using beautiful lace from Calais; transferring the painting through the lace and finding the right movement to bring it to real afro style, by using the gold leaves and gilding liquid.

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Fereydoun Ave

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persian miniatures series 2 2006 Mixed media collage on paper 126 x 90 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $15,000

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Fereydoun Ave A life spent between Europe, America, and Iran has informed the formal and theoretical basis for Ave’s art. Prior to the Iranian Revolution, he worked as a stage and graphic designer at the Iran American Society in Tehran, was Resident designer for the National Theatre, Tehran, and was advisor to National Iranian Television and the Shiraz Arts Festival. Between 1974 and 1979 he was acting Artistic Director of the Zand Gallery in Tehran. After the Revolution, in the 1980s, Ave created his own alternate space, 13 Vanak Street, not functioning since June 2009. Ave’s work is represented in various collections in the US including that of his friend and mentor, the legendary painter Cy Twombly’s Foundation; as well as the Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Lloyds Bank, Geneva, and the British Museum, London. www.ivde.net

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Farhad ahrarnia

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‘The Dig’ composition # 17 2010 Hand engraving and embossing on silver-plated copper 42 x 27 x 3 cm Courtesy of the Lilli Namazi and Rose Issa Projects

Starting bid: $10,000

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Farhad ahrarnia ‘The Dig’ is a three dimensional work made of an engraved and embossed emblem directly applied onto copper and plated with silver. To be handled with care, preferably always with cotton gloves on. Never to be wrapped in plastic. Do allow for it to breath and live as any other silver object would do.

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GOHAR DASHTI

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b. 1980

SLOW DECAY 2010 C-Print mounted on aluminium 80 x 120 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $5,000

To the same degree that our lives today have been disassociated from their surrounding environment (though involuntarily), they are directly influenced by it. These shots have captured the cruel moments of misery and fatigue, though are not expressive of a certain event in time or place. They explore the depths of the collective memory of a people who have for generations suffered silently and tolerated much torment. The agony of which little by little has enwrapped their souls, much like a disease which bit by bit disintegrates their body.

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Abol Atighetchi

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b. 1948

Eshgh (Special) 2011 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 215 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $20,000

Atighetchi makes use of traditional Middle Eastern ornaments in his calligraphy to give more substance to his works; which are accompanied by gold leaf to further beautify his pieces. He applies calculated and traditional colors in his works; depending on whether he has chosen to emphasise or de-emphasise the viewer’s focus by lightening or darkening the letters. Atighetchi is one of just a handful of Middle Eastern calligraphy artists who can truly and fully master the balance between colours and proportions of the Arabic alphabet on a large scale. This has been a true obsession for Atighetchi leading to discovering new frontiers in art of Calligraphy hence the reason for the level of innovation in his works. His mostly spiritual paintings are executed on a white background to honor the traditional colour of paper, where all calligraphy began.

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Kourosh Salehi

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Black or Yellow 2011 Mixed media on canvas 120 x 90 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Salwa Zeidan Gallery

Starting bid: $9,000

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Kourosh Salehi Salehi’s paintings construct a narrative of an emotional severance from people, places and time: a personal journey which is patched together using old letters, photos, digital imagery and hand drawings, and retold with passion and candor. His works are vivid in tone yet layered with vintage imagery. The viewer is placed as the protagonist of his narrative, and engaged in a dialogue with his characters. He has been making films and video art since 1992. His video art films which are generally shot in Iran are both intense and dreamlike. They represent a temporal distortion of memory, and the process of creating a personal mythology. They each have a story to tell and in this sense are closer to narrative based films than conventional video art. Longing and reconciliation are common themes and are repeatedly invoked in his films. www.contemporarypractices.net

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Shirin Fakhim

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Akh 2008 Mixed media assemblage 100 x 50 x 68 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Leila Heller Gallery

Starting bid: $9,000

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Shirin Fakhim Fakhim takes us to the inner world of the artist; a world full of complexity, fear, wonder, and observation. Fakhim’s sculptures begin with assemblages of readymade traditional terra cotta pots of various shapes and scales, which are used as the body. They are then decorated with fabrics, wigs, jazzy coloured high heel boots, and different accessories bought from public markets, second hand shops, and the bazaar. In her work, we also find strong references to pop culture and language that are prevalent in Iran.

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Bijan Saffari

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b. 1933

untitled 2008 Bronze 23 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm Courtesy of the Artist

Starting bid: $6,000

Saffari attended primary and secondary school at Alborz College, Tehran. In 1950 he arrived in Lausanne at the Lemania School; one year later finding himself in Paris enrolling at the L’Ecole des Beaux-arts where he frequently visited the workshops of Souverbi and Andre L’hote. In 1953 he enrolled at “L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture de Paris” where he obtained his diploma in architecture in 1958. Saffari then returned to Tehran in 1959 where he worked as an architect and completed a diverse range of projects. He participated in the foundation of the faculty of decorative arts and created paintings and designs which were exhibited both individually and as part of collections. In 1980, Saffari returned to France where he has lived since. In Paris he continues his activities and has completed further interior architecture projects; recently adding sculptures to his repertoire of works. 194


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Behzad Behnam

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La Table Rouge 2005 Oil on canvas 64 x 79 cm Courtesy of the Artist

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Behzad Behnam Following his move to Paris in 1984, Behnam established himself as a gallerist and professor of arts. Throughout his career Behnam has been invited to exhibit in an array of galleries throughout the world, several of them at Sullivant Gallery and Pais Ice Gallery in Tehran, Tehran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris’ Galerie d’Eylau, Gallery 24, Gallery REC, Timinski Gallery, Gallery Essence, Gallery Neuilly, House of Auvergne, Zurich’s Galerie Mathis and Wüflingen Gallery as well as showcasing his works in Dubai, London and New York, and maintaining a regular presence at the International Biennial of Painting of Fontainebleau. In 2002, Behnam founded “L’Ecole de Murat”, an art school in the charming medieval city of Murat, offering a variety of courses on art techniques, art history, as well as “L’académie des Couleurs” programme.

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AFSOON

b. 1961

Conference of the birds 2007 Lino cut on photo 30 x 43 cm each Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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AFSOON

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We all travel. Life is on the move. Places hurry by, as landscapes from the windows of fast-moving trains. Sometimes we trace our journeys on maps. What are we searching for and where are we going? The Conference of the Birds is a masterpiece of the Persian Sufi poet Farid Al-din Attar (1142 - 1221). It tells the story of a large group of birds (human souls) which, under the leadership of a Hoopoe (spiritual master), undertake a long journey in search of the legendary Simorgh bird (divine truth, God or beloved). Many of the birds perish as they confront their own limitations and fears while journeying through seven valleys before they ultimately find the Simorgh in the form of their own reflections in the water. The last thirty survivors realise that what they were searching for was inside them all along. We are all part of the beloved and the beloved is a part of us. As I continue my search for the past, for all that is lost and for impossible desires, I know that they are all within me and I need the mirror of truth to reflect them and free me. First I need to undertake the journey of finding the mirror, either from a moving train or in my heart.

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FARROKH MAHDAVI

b. 1970

Untitled 2011 Mixed media 130 x 115 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Arash Nazari

b. 1980

Submitted Commercial Signs 2010 Print on stainless steel 100 x 60 cm each (100 x 300 cm total) Special edition Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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A history of Assyrian reliefs to Apadana patterns, Ghaznavi palaces, Safavi mosques are paradoxical tales of beautiful kings, cruel beauties, faithful traitors, cowardly champions, prosperous prostitutes, traditional modernity, modern calcification; all in a context called Iran. The reflection of the steel sheet and its interference with the objective reality is like the integration of the past and the present. At this stage in my practice, I have tried to provide an opportunity for a vivid symbiosis and create an artificial appearance to some extent. The result is a refreshing and renewing of the past - not adoring or denouncing the history.


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Shahpour Pouyan

b. 1979

Untitled (study for interruption) 2011 Open acrylic on canvas 110 x 95 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Lawrieshabibi

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Babak Golkar

b. 1977

Untitled (After Hossein Amanat and After Islamic Republic of Iran)

2012 Lacquered plexiglass 51 x 51 cm Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the Artist and The Third Line To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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An extension of his Parergon series, these seemingly two-dimensional works, are Golkar’s latest exploration of object-hood, space and perception. Through the use of plexiglass cut-outs, which are in place of the frame’s actual glass, Golkar masks the space being framed by a custom-made frame. Once hit by the light, the cut-outs cast a shadow on the wall behind that lures the viewer in, only to find a void behind the frame. Similarly, the silhouette cut-outs of well-known architectural sites offer a glimpse into the monumentality of the ideological space and the void on the other side.


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Untitled (After Hossein Amanat and After Islamic Republic of Iran), detail

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NIYAZ AZADIKHAH

b. 1984

Entertainment for Men and Women 2011 Digital print 30 x 23.5 cm Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Mohsen Fouladpour

b. 1980

Qajar Man 2010 Ceramic 62 x 38 x 28 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Mah Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Fouladpour’s sculptures illustrate the ancient fundamental elements of Persian art. Humans, animals and plants have been combined pleasantly in his works. However, his historic return has not been restricted to the past, and his playful imagination and poetic spirit have beautified his sculptures.His works are as folky as they are elite. Ancient blessings, as well as ethical and enigmatic idols, have reappeared in Fouladpour’s works; with a pure and simple smile to recreate a jolly and symbolic paradise. This is a paradise in which humans and animals and plants have made up different parts of the whole universe. Written by Behnam Kamrani

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Sahand Hesamiyan

b. 1977

Me as a Lion, As a Hero 2010 Steel, stainless steel 42 x 80 x 86 cm Edition 2 of 3 + 2AP Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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In Iran, a lion is considered to be the symbol of light and kingdom; it’s a symbol of affection and sun. For centuries, the lion has protected our land under the favorable gaze of the sun, the Flag of Persia. In the past, Iranians regarded the lion as a symbol of manliness and leadership. They used to call their heroes and champions “The Lion Men”. In the old days, astronomers divided twelve pillars of the skies among seven rotating objects including the sun; and each one or two pillars belonged to one of the objects in the sky and was considered to be the home of that object. The pillar called Asad - the lion, was the home of the sun. My birth sign is lion.


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Ali Mousavi

b. 1977

Neither East, Nor West 2012 Neon 120 x 220 cm Edition 1 of 3 + 1AP Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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The fundamental question underpinning the way I think about my artistic practice is how to face and respond to one’s activity in the world. I try to think about those questions and channel them into my work. I’m involved in an activity that hopes to unlock and provoke the cognitive faculty in my mind; or the viewers minds. The intention of my work is not to please the viewers aesthetically, but rather to invite them to participate in an open dialogue.This piece is part of a larger body of work which is currently in progress. The work focuses on an era; our era, which has been known as a post ideological condition, where people no longer seem to believe in ideological truth and where the fundamental and extreme practice of any ideology be it a ‘business ontology’(west) or a ‘political-religious ontology’(east) has frustrated us all over the globe. Our lifetime is spent in an environment clouded by that prospect and our children will face the same equally grizzly and more likely prospect. As an artist and cultural worker, I believe that it is my task to reflect on those issues by using art as my tool.


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Hesam Rahmanian

b. 1980

Happy Anniversary 2011 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Javad Azimi

b. 1977

Girl with the lion motifs 2011 Acrylic on cardboard 70 x 50 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Yasmine Esfandiary

b. 1955

Splendour VIII 2011 Acrylic, collage, and glitter on linen 204 x 126 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Esfandiary’s practice is an investigation into the diverse cultural, visual, and mystical experiences of her life. Her exposure to both eastern and western cultures started when she was very young due to the frequent relocation of her family. As the daughter of an Iranian diplomat, Esfandiary was privy to the cultural, political and religious realms of the many countries that she and her family travelled to and lived in throughout the Middle East and Europe. The experiences Esfandiary had while living within these different cultures initiated an internal dialogue around her personal identity and sparked a line of questioning as to which culture she belonged to. Realising that her personal identity lies between the interstices of the many cultures that she has inhabited, Esfandiary creates work that exists within both the eastern and western worlds. Her visual childhood memories of the patterns, symbols and vibrant colours of the eastern world have been interpreted and reconstructed using the western techniques and materials that she learned while studying art in France and the United States. Esfandiary’s paintings present the viewer with a dynamic history and a multitude of cultural appropriations and interpretations. Her paintings, which are saturated with colour and loaded with historical and contemporary references, offer a privileged view into her own personal negotiations between East and West. Written by Alexandra Terry


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Naeeme kazemi

b. 1981

Lobat’s series 2011 Painted ABS 100 x 65 x 65 cm AP 1 of 3 + 2 AP Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Farnaz Rabieijah

b. 1981

Precious! 2011 Ceramic 70 x 40 x 20 cm Courtesy of the Artist

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Culture and language are the most valuable heritage of a country which colonialists have tried to make insignificant during the past centuries. The piece ‘Precious!’ represents the stage of gradual devaluation of a culture. In this art work, the plate represents a complex like a country and the words are symbols of culture, language, poetry and literature which are coming out of the plate and nothing may be filled in their place. Different scripts of the letters illustrate different periods which have been passed to a nation. More and more recently, people say that protecting our cultural heritage is a real concern; but they just pretend and it will be forgotten forever.


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Dariush Nehdaran

b. 1984

Series: Urban Rivers 2008 Digital photography/silver gelatin print 70 x 105 cm Edition 2 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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In nature, trees see their reflection in the clear streams, rivers and marshlands. In the cities, these reflections dance in the flowing river of traffic. These Urban Rivers - in their enormity and coiled fashion - create a distorted picture of an old friend, sometimes standing in time, to create a moment in eternity.


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HAMIDREZA ANDARZ

b. 1970

Untitled 2009 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Half asleep half awake Dream and reality inseparable With boundaries vague How far, yet within reach How close yet untouchable


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Hossein Irandoust

b. 1978

the bow 2011 Oil and acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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MARYAM ASHKANIAN

b. 1988

Untitled 2011 Sewing on fabric 150 x 150 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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It took me a while to understand and realise the numerous possibilities and the flexibility that textiles and sewing could bring to my practice. There were some things I couldn’t achieve in oil painting that I can with textiles. My work process begins with my “études” or preparatory sketches, which represent the mental process of each work. However, sometimes the monoprint and the collage aspects of the work take control and become the dominant forces. I search for old fabrics, and I have my own treasure hunts in the traditional marketplaces as well as private homes. The weekend markets are where I find the best fabrics for my work. You can’t find the same patterns and character in new fabric as in old textiles. I’m not trying to make a sentimental issue out of the old textiles, but my lifelong experience with fabric has given me a different view of them. In my work, I attempt to create a concrete conceptual body formed with many layers to achieve what my inspiration guides me to do. Poetry inspires me. Often, in my mind, there is something meaningful going through a maturing process, and when I hear a word, poem or story, the language guides me unconsciously toward the inspiration that was maturing in my mind. My work starts from the moment I can reconstruct the inspiration for myself. My work is very similar to a writer’s work but with a different result. The major influence in my work comes from my immediate surroundings. These inspirational elements are often very simple things that I witnessed growing up, but they gave me a deeper sensibility toward my work. To develop this further and preserve it, I spend time every month taking photos of distant parts of my hometown and villages in Iran – this way, I don’t lose my contact with these elements.


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Mamali Shafahi

b. 1982

Last pieces 2010 Drawing & collage 70 x 130 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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SHIRIN SABAHI

b. 1984

3’28’’, from the series “Untitled (0’00”)” 2009 Lambda print 50 x 65 cm Edition 1 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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3’28’’, from the series “Untitled (0’00”)”, detail

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Yashar Samimi Mofakham

b. 1979

Paperball 2010 Silkscreen on plexiglass mounted on board 138 x 138 cm Edition 1 of 1 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Omid Salehi

b. 1972

After prayer 2000 Silver gelatin print 70 x 100 cm Edition 2 of 3 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Fereydoon Omidi

b. 1967

Destruction 2009 Oil on canvas 180 x 150 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Shahriar Ahmadi

b. 1979

Untitled 2009 Acrylic and pencil on canvas 80 x 60 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Etemad Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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In a family of artists, I began my journey into the world of art with calligraphy, creating portraits with words. I then realised that painting does for me what no other artistic medium can; it stops time in its tracks. Each of my paintings is a slice of my imagination in a single moment, yet they reveal all my secrets within that moment. I paint to place next to each other all these moments in time, which represent life, to engage in a dialogue with history and present a kind of dialectic.I begin each work with the complete absence of fear and total love for art. I use my hands to lay the paint on the surface. They are by far my favourite tools to work with as they remove one step in the transference of my imagination to the canvas. I work with speed, working and reworking the pant and thus, I find acrylic to be a suitable medium. My palette, though controlled, is an interplay of colour and consistency; I allow the colours to interact freely but within a controlled technique. Yellow ochre, though consistently present, appears in different hues and shades. I do not have a favourite colour but prefer combinations of colours. Burning silver is a word that comes to mind. Calligraphy in the form of loose scribbles is pushed to the edges and beneath the forms. Then, when nothing needs to be added or subtracted, the work is finally complete. My paintings are filled with riddles and mystery. They rip me out of my body and take me to a far away land and time where no one else has been and is only known to people through legend and myth. They are filled with tales and accounts which if in a book, would take days to read. But on my canvas, they immediately inform viewers of their secrets. When viewers are able to read and understand the forms, when they follow the story and reach the truth revealed in my work and when they are delivered a blow by its impact, then I have created my work successfully and feel like a sultan on earth.


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Shahrzad Changalvaee

b. 1983

Hinterland

2010 Lambda print on Kodak metallic paper, facemounted on acrylic glass 80 x 120 cm Edition 3 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Hinterland is there, far far away. It is behind the things. Its edges are invisible as a dream and one could never say what the time is there. This is where I have always wanted to go, but I can’t easily find it. Just once when on a trip, I saw it there behind the mountains and then, I was relieved.


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ALI ALAVI

b. 1982

The Forgotten Ones 2011 Copper printing 50 x 70 cm each Special edition Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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The Forgotten Ones: they have not really escaped from anybody’s hearts. As people and events are forgotten it should be noted that what has been forgotten was at some stage in the hearts of people and as time went on has been forgotten. If The Forgotten Ones are remembered, will they find their way back into the heart of people again? This is the temptation that makes people want to open up the long lost treasure chest and put their spoils on a blank canvas with the hopes of it re-entering people’s hearts. The Forgotten Ones are not always people, but events; moments of time and sometimes they are so real that you must give them space and time. The Forgotten Ones are a fact that has turned into an incident and they have happened. Let us suppose that on occasion we’ve turned the story to their liking, turned grey skies into blue, turned dead trees into green trees and maybe even sometimes planted trees in their empty gardens and sometimes given them love and sometimes sorrow.

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The Forgotten Ones…I know…They are like an old picture that has been brought back to life. The Forgotten Ones are true.


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Shahriar Mazandi

b. 1964

Five Pachucos 1997 Silver gelatin print 106.68 x 82.88 cm Edition 1 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Dana Nehdaran

b. 1982

Teachers of a school in Hamedan, ‘Esther’s Children’ series 2010 Oil on canvas 160 x 190 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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When I first started painting the images of the collection Esther’s Children by Houman Sarshar, I was thinking solely of the origins of Jews of Iran. At this point, I subconsciously added some faces to the photos, and took out some others; the reason for this is still not clear to me. The next stage was searching for myself in those paintings. Nevertheless, after the painting process was over, a feeling grew in me, which is more important to me than any other experience in this work; it was the connection that those people in those old images were making with me, and thinking that they could very well be my own ancestors. I started seeing signs of their presence at home. Perhaps those signs had always existed, and I only noticed them after I did the paintings and experienced the feelings that followed them.

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“I started seeing signs of their presence at home. Perhaps those signs had always existed, and I only noticed them after I did the paintings and experienced the feelings that followed them.”


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MINA GHAZIAni

b. 1962

Silent Dream 2004 Mixed media 105 x 90 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Atoosa Vahdani

b. 1976

Mortar 2009 Bronze and stone 43 x 38 x 38 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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ALIREZA ASTANEH

b.1982

I Love you With my Font 2012 Mixed media on canvas 170 x 140 cm Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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SHAQAYEQ ARABI

b.1974

Self portrait 2010 Acrylic on canvas 208 x 105 cm (diptych) Courtesy of the Artist and Total Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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The Bitter tears of the same Flaneur 2012 Pigmented inkjet print 50 x 50 cm Edition of 3 + 1 AP Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Ali Nassir

b. 1952

Reflection 2011 Mixed media on paper 75 cm diameter Courtesy of the Artist and Khak Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Arman Stepanian

b. 1956

Caprice 2008 C-Print 70 x 100 cm Edition 1 of 7 Courtesy of the Artist and Homa Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Farhad Fozouni

b. 1979

Tehran kenar 2008 Mixed media 120 x 90 cm Special edition Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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ALALEH ALAMIR

b. 1959

CEDAR (PART OF THE ‘IN THE GARDEN OF HESPERIDES’ SERIES) 2009 Etching on 400g Arches paper 112 x 110 cm Edition 11 of 30 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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ALALEH ALAMIR Ever since I can remember, I have been a traveller who was most attentive to shifts in landscape – the changes of energy, atmosphere, sounds and scents… curious of its forms, shades, pigments and ‘fruits’. I have repeatedly drawn mountains and many trees, painted waterfalls and hundreds of skies, made short videos; always trying to capture ‘something’ that seemed special to my senses. As an intimate extension of my life, my work generally bears witness to my connection, deep love and concern for Nature. Some years ago, I became very ill and I had to switch from oil painting, my life-long practice, to other less ‘toxic’ media. I turned then to engraving, which has become a real passion and I started a botanical journal called “Golhaye Behboodi : Les Fleurs qui m’ont fait du Bien”. Once I felt comfortable and had even developped my own technique of etching, a rather elaborate and long process, I started another series much larger in size which I called “Baghe Hooriane Ferdows : In the Garden of the Hesperides”. The making of each edition stretches over a long period of time and the process feels like a ritual to me. As I was completing my “Cypress”, the first tree in this series, I remembered a dream I had many eon-years ago, in which I’d seen myself on Mount Ararat. I decided to recreate my dream in the form of an installation, to bring the various media I have been recently using into a coherent whole; “Baghe Hooriane Ferdows : In the Garden of the Hesperides” is to be integrated into the final installation. Most of the material utilized for this project had been quietly awaiting its final use and abode in my studio. For the past thirty years, some basic themes have recurrently emerged in my work as an artist. I usually work in series, in order to unfold the various stages of my process. Once and again I also feel the need to present my work in form of an installation, because it allows me to create an environment where I may weave different levels of meaning and experience. Whether I address issues pertaining to the conceptual, the narrative or the sensory perceptual – I usually aim to translate some aspect of my relation to Nature and formulate its lyrical dimension … In fact, visual poetry is possibly what I would like people to experience when seeing my work. 300


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MEHRAN ZIRAK

b. 1958

Nowrouz 2011 Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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I was 24 when I left Iran and settled in France. Being a foreigner created a certain distance from the new cultural landscape I found myself in. I had to re-invent everything because my experiences didn’t quite fit the new reality. It became necessary to sharpen my observational skills. My main creative tool became the instrument of my survival which helped me to develop a real consciousness whilst looking at things in general and improved my focusing powers. Over time painting became a means of grasping a universal reality. My themes, superficially speaking, vary in subject: scarecrows, self-portraits, people reflected in water, people lazing in hammocks, lying dogs, garlic bulbs, stilt-walkers,images of my father near the end of his life and diverse other portraits. All these subjects are, however, stamped with my desire to lighten the emotional load and tend towards a mood of peace. Each work is an ephemeral moment, the idea being to suspend the flow of time in a direct and forthright composition, thus allowing the most ordinary things to free themselves of their earthly ties and take their place in a harmonious and restful order. The canvas is at once the mirror of my perception and the interface between painter and viewer, who is invited to share my contemplative approach and, hopefully, see things from a different viewpoint.


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NIKI KARIMI

b. 1971

Kurdestan Memory 2010 Black and white inkjet print on Baryt photo paper 75 x 120 cm Edition 1 of 5 Courtesy of the Artist and Total Art Gallery To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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This photo was taken around 15 years ago, during a time when I was just starting to take photographs. I travelled to remote villages in the North, the South‌..everywhere; from Kurdestan to Lorestan, Gilan to Isfahan. But I will never forget that sunset in Kaamyaran, 100 km from Kermanshah, where this tree left me breathless.


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Fereydoun Ave

b. 1945

persian miniatures 1 2003 Print on canvas 126 x 90cm Edition 1 of 1 Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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Aria Kasaei

b. 1980

Oh! those beautiful Boys # 2 2011 Lambda print on photo paper face-mounted on plexiglass 166 x 106 cm Edition of 1 +1 AP Courtesy of the Artist To place a bid visit magicofpersia.com/silentauction The Silent Auction will conclude at SPM on 21st March at 7pm

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2008 Mixed media on cardboard 41 x 29 cm each Courtesy of Fereydoun Ave

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biographies AFSOON: b. 1961 Education BA Media and Communication with Filmmaking, Fresno State University, 1984 Selected Solo Exhibitions Icons of the 4 corners, Xerxes Gallery, London, 2011 l The Fairy Tale Continues, LTMH Gallery, New York, 2010 l 30 Years of Solitude season, Asia House, London, 2008 l The Conference of the Birds series, Foreign Press Association Club Persian New Year celebration, London, 2007 Selected Group Exhibitions l Interaction, Art & Media, AB Gallery, Luzern, 2011 l Christie’s Auction to benefit Bidoun project, London, 2011 l Jasmin Orientalischer Summer, Munich, 2011 l LTMH Summer show, New York, 2011 l 400 Women, Edinburgh, 2011 l Popli Foundation Auction, London, 2011 l Christie’s Auction, Dubai, 2011 l Bonhams Auction, Dubai, 2011 l COMMON THREADS, Al Serkal Heritage House, Dubai, 2011 l Art Dubai, UAE, 2011 l The Dropped Pearls, Uusi Kipina Gallery, Lahti, 2011 l Concerning Angels, Janet Rady Fine Arts, London, 2010 l One Night With Rustam, 2010 l Abu Dhabi Art Fair, UAE, 2010 l Magic of Persia Auction, Dubai, 2010 l Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, 2010 l Iran Today, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Koln, 2010 l “400 Women”, London, 2010 l AAF, London, 2010 l Iran Today Gabbiana Gallery, Rome, 2010 l The Art Flexum, International Artist Colony, Mosonmagyarovar, 2010 l Art in Marylebone, London, 2010 l The 5th International Ex Libris contest of Biblioteca di Bodio Lomnago, Italy, 2010 l New York Times editorial page, 2010 l IV Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial, Split, 2009 l The 28th biennial of graphic arts, Ljubljana, 2009 l In a Different Light Artists from Iran, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, 2009 l Amelia Johnson Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 2009 l Art in Marylebone, London, 2009 l Magic of Persia Art Auction, Dubai, 2009 l The Drawing Process, Green Cardamom Gallery, London, England, 2008 l The Artroutes Exhibition, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, 2008 l Art in Marylebone, London, 2008 l Magic of Persia Art Auction, Dubai, 2007 l London Print Studio Summer Show, London, 2007 l London Print Studio, London, England, 2006 314

SHAHRIAR AHMADI: b. 1979 Education MFA Painting, Art University, Tehran l B.A. Painting, Art University, Tehran, 2005 l Diploma in Painting, Boys’ Academy of Fine Art, Kermanshah, 2002 l Master of Jahad Art University from 2001 Selected Solo Exhibitions Archaic Techniques of Chemia, AB Gallery, Zurich, 2011 l Miraj, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, 2011 l Archaic Techniques of Lovemaking, AB Gallery, Luzern, 2010 l At the Rice Seller’s Arcade, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Rumi in my Chalice (2), B21Gallery, Dubai, 2008 l Rumi in my Chalice (1), Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l What is Maddeh, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l The Story of the Merchant and Parrot (2), Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Retrospective, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l The Story of the Merchant and Parrot (1), Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Lion and Lord, Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l 2000 Sama, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 Selected Group Exhibitions Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Echo in Blue, James Gray Gallery, LA, 2010 l Silent Position, Art Road Gallery, Hokkaido, 2010 l Iran Meets Wiesbaden, Nero Gallery, Wiesbaden, 2010 l Silent Position, Velada, St. Lucia, Maracaibo, Venezuela 2010 Urs Aebi Gallery, Luzern, 2010 l Jamm, Art & beyond, Kuwait, 2010 l Guns and Roses, Eleven Howland, London, 2009 l Iran Unbowed, London, UK 2009 l Auction of Philips de Pury, London, 2009 l Across Border (3), Radical Gallery, Zug, 2009 l Writing Art (2), Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, 2009 l Iran-Now, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l 1st Part of “ Iran on Paper“ collection belonging to Fereydoun Ave, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Across Borders (2), Radical Gallery, Zug, 2009 l Writing Art (1), Dar-al-Fonoon Gallery, Kuwait, 2008 l Across Borders (1), Radical Gallery, Zug, 2008 l Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Hope, Focus Gallery, Dubai, 2008 l Mall Gallery, London, 2008 l Iranian Famous artist, collection of Lili Golestan, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Abdollah House, Dar-al-Fonoon Gallery, Kuwait, 2008 l Song of Bulbuls of Oil-rich Lands, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2007 l Radical Drawing, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Shamsʼ Divan, Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 l Collected Memories, Art Space Gallery, London, 2007 l Broken Promises, Forbidden Dreams, Iranian Heritage Foundation, Art London, 2007 l International Art Expo of Beijing, 2006 l Wishes and Dreams, Meridien


Cultural Centre, Washington DC, 2006 l Artists of Kurdestan, Saba Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2006 l Society of Iranian Painters, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2006 l Contemporary Iranian Artists (Mashregh-e Khiyal), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 l The Members of Badaneh Group ‘s Painting exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l The Iranian Contemporary Drawing Annual, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Conceptual Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2001 l Shahrivar 5 (selected by Dr. Jahangir Kazerooni), Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Fereshteh Art Gallery, with Fereydoon Mambeigi, Tehran, 2000 l Society of Kermanshah Painters, Avini Cultural Center, Kermanshah, 1997 l Young Artist, Avini Cultural Center, Kermanshah, 1995 ALALEH ALAMIR: b. 1959 Education MFA Parsons School of Design, New York, 1986 l BA Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1982 l Portland Museum Film School , Portland Museum Art School, Portland, 1980 Selected Solo Exhibitions La Fonction Intemporelle de l’Artiste, A.I.A.P, Monaco, 2002 l Agua .. Fuego, Houston, 1992 l What We Are Looking For, Grenzgange, Hamburg, 1992 l Silvia Bernardini, Rome, 1992 l Espahana, S.Pedro de Alcantara, Spain,1997 l Sarzamin-é-Ma / Nostra Terra Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1997 l On the Walls with Spears, Vollum Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1982 Selected Group Exhibitions Hidden and Forbidden Identities, Video Art Festival, Venice, 2012 l Arts Libris 2011 Art Fair, Centre d’Arts Santa Monica, (Tbarbara ed.), Barcelona, 2011 l Container Space, George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, 2011 l Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Auditorium Olympia, Manizales Caldas, Colombia l Zelena dvorana, Zabok, 2011 l Fonlad 07 Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, 2011 l Winter Display, Rose Issa Projects, London, 2010 l Arts Libris, Santa Monica Art Centre, (Tbarbara ed.), Barcelona, 2010 l Artist Book International 2010, (Tbarbara ed.), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010 l Estampa 2010 Art Fair, (CirculoDelArte), Madrid, 2010 l Ojo al Sancocho Festival, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá, 2010 l Liquid Cities, International Art Expo, London, 2010 l Sleepwalkers, Short Film Festival, Tallinn, 2010 l Streaming Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2010 l Torun Short Film Festival, Torun, 2010 l Les Fleurs qui m’ont fait du Bien, Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, 2009 l

Festimago: Manually and Digitally Manipulated Images, Nice, 2007 l Les Fleurs qui m’ont fait du Bien, Tristan Barbarà Editions, Barcelona, 2006 l Remembering the Lovers Wind, Tehran Art and Cultural Center, 2006 Fleurs Westminster, Nice, 2005 l Antibes France, Galerie Chaméléon, 2005 lVox Urbana, Le Capo, Nice, 2003 l Centre Baha’i, Nice, 2003 l Du Réel au Virtuel et de la Nature à l’Oeuvre, Monaco, 2001 SHIVA AHMADI: b. 1975 Education MFA, Cranbook Academy of Arts, Michigan, 2005 l MFA, Wayne State University, Michigan, 2003 l Education BFA, Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1998 Selected Solo Exhibitions Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Selseleh/Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2009 l Just Paper, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2009 l Ahmadi & Zhang: Looking Back, the Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, 2009 l Splash, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2009 l Conference of the Birds, Leila Heller Gallery, London, 2009 l Merging Influences, Eastern Elements in New American Art, Montserrat Art Gallery, Boston, 2007 l Figuratively speaking, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, 2006 l Three Positions, Lombard\Freid Projects, NY, 2005 l Oil Crisis, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2005 l Atomica, Lombard\Freid project and Esso Gallery, NY, 2005 l Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, 2005 l Cross Current, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, 2005 l Detroit Now, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester, 2005 l Biennial Art Competition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, 2005 l New Shoes, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, 2002 l Exchange, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, 2002 l Academics 2002, Paint Creek Center for Arts, Detroit, 2000 l Y2K, MCCA Gallery, Detroit, 2000 FARHAD AHRARNIA: b. 1971 Education Experimental and Documentary Film Theory and Practice from, Northern Media School, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield,1997. Selected Solo Exhibitions Stitched, Rose Issa Projects, Leighton House Museum, London, 2008 l Home, Bessie Sertees House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2004-2005 l Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 2004-05 Selected Group Exhibitions Quotations from Daily Life, 6th Tashkent Biennale of 315


Contemporary Art 2011 l Zendegi: Twelve Contemporary Iranian Artists, Rose Issa Projects, Beirut Exhibition Center 2011 l Bringing the War Home, Impressions Gallery, Bradford 2010-2012 l Balla Drama, Paradise Row Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l A Picture of Us, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield 2009 l MOP CAP Finalists’ Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2009 l Connect, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, 2007 l Prelude, Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, 2006 l Palace & Mosque: Islamic Arts from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield 2006 ALALEH ALAMIR: b. 1959 Education MFA Parsons School of Design, New York, 1986 l BA Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1982 l Portland Museum Film School , Portland Museum Art School, Portland, 1980 Selected Solo Exhibitions La Fonction Intemporelle de l’Artiste, A.I.A.P, Monaco, 2002 l Agua .. Fuego, Houston, 1992 l What We Are Looking For, Grenzgange, Hamburg, 1992 l Silvia Bernardini, Rome, 1992 l Espahana, S.Pedro de Alcantara, Spain,1997 l Sarzamin-é-Ma / Nostra Terra Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1997 l On the Walls with Spears, Vollum Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1982 Selected Group Exhibitions Hidden and Forbidden Identities, Video Art Festival, Venice, 2012 l Arts Libris 2011 Art Fair, Centre d’Arts Santa Monica, (Tbarbara ed.), Barcelona, 2011 l Container Space, George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, 2011 l Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Auditorium Olympia, Manizales Caldas, Colombia l Zelena dvorana, Zabok, 2011 l Fonlad 07 Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, 2011 l Winter Display, Rose Issa Projects, London, 2010 l Arts Libris, Santa Monica Art Centre, (Tbarbara ed.), Barcelona, 2010 l Artist Book International 2010, (Tbarbara ed.), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010 l Estampa 2010 Art Fair, (CirculoDelArte), Madrid, 2010 l Ojo al Sancocho Festival, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá, 2010 l Liquid Cities, International Art Expo, London, 2010 l Sleepwalkers, Short Film Festival, Tallinn, 2010 l Streaming Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2010 l Torun Short Film Festival, Torun, 2010 l Les Fleurs qui m’ont fait du Bien, Circulo del Arte, Barcelona, 2009 l Festimago: Manually and Digitally Manipulated Images, Nice, 2007 l Les Fleurs qui m’ont fait du Bien, Tristan Barbarà Editions, Barcelona, 2006 l Remembering the Lovers Wind, Tehran Art and Cultural Center, 2006 Fleurs Westminster, Nice, 316

2005 l Antibes France, Galerie Chaméléon, 2005 Vox Urbana, Le Capo, Nice, 2003 l Centre Baha’i, Nice, 2003 l Du Réel au Virtuel et de la Nature à l’Oeuvre, Monaco, 2001 ALI ALAVI: b. 1982 Education BA Painting, The Art University l MA Illustration Selected Group Exhibitions Selfdom / A Person Project, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Magical Nights, Abu Dhabi, 2009 l Atbin Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Age of the New, London, 2008 l Amsterdam (koffiehuisschilderijen) 2008 l Participated In Transform Nation Project, I.A.A.B (Iranian alliances across borders), Iran 2006 l The 4th Biennial Of Contemporary Painting Of The Islamic World, Iran 2006 l The Exhibition Of Selected Works Of New Generation , Homa Art Gallery, Iran 20061st Drawing Annual, Karaj, Iran 2006 l Day Art Gallery, Iran 2006 l Haft-Samar Art Gallery, Iran 2005 l Charsoo-Honar Group Exhibition, Haft-Samar Art Gallery, 2004 - 2005, Sadabad Art Gallery, Iran 2005 l The Fourth Charsoo-Honar Group Exhibition, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, 2005 l Vending Treasures Of Galleries, Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation, Iran 2005 l Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2001-2002-2003 l Niavaran Cultural Center, Iran 2002 l Shafagh Cultural Center, Iran 2002 SHIRIN ALIABADI: b. 1973 Education Art History and Art, University of Paris, Paris, France Selected Solo Exhibitions Chesa Planta, St. Moritz Art Masters, Zuoz, 2011 l Eye Love You, The Third Line, Dubai, 2010 l Operation Supermarket, Kolding Design School, a part of Images of the Middle East, collaboration (with Farhad Moshiri), Denmark, 2006 l Room installation, I3 Vanak St. Gallery, January, Tehran, 2006 Selected Group Exhibitions Made in Iran, Asia House, London, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Raad O Barg, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l East West Dialogues, Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Past, Leila Taghinia- Milani Heller Gallery, NY, 2008 l Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Past, East West Dialogues, LTMH, Leila Taghinia Milani Heller Gallery, NY, 2008 l Ethnic Marketing, Tehran, 2006 l Images of the Middle East, Coppenhagen, Denmark, 2006 l Art Without Borders, ACCEA ,August, Yerevan, 2006 l V-Day, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, NY, 2006 l Beyond Black, The Third Line, Dubai, 2005 l It’s Hard to Touch the Real (Tour), Tallinn Kunsthalle,


Tallinn, 2005 l Ethnic Marketing, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, 2004 l It’s Hard to Touch the Real, Kunstverein, Munich, 2004 l Iranian Pool, Casa Asia/ARCO, Madrid, 2003 l Casa Asia, Barcelona, 2003 l Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, 2003 HAMIDREZA ANDARZ: b. 1970 Education BA Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1996 l Painting Diploma, Fine Arts Art School, Tehran, 1990 Selected Solo Exhibitions 66 Gallery, Tehran, 2010 Selected Group Exhibitions The Running Horse Art Space, Beirut, 2010 l Naar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Iranian Paintings, Tehran Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, 1993 SHAQAYEQ ARABI: b. 1974 Education MFA, Sorbonne University, Paris, 2002 l BA, UVHC University, Valencienne, 2001 l Bachelor of Graphic and Visual Communication, Al Zahra University, Tehran, Iran, 1996 Selected Solo Exhibitions Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, 2005 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1996-98 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1999 Selected Group Exhibitions Folded Canvases, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010 l Folded Canvases, Total Arts at the Courtyard, Dubai, 2010 l Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Scraps, Total Arts at the Courtyard, Dubai, 2009 l Khocheh Osko, Khaneh Honarmandan, Tehran, 2007 l Szentendre Gallery, Hungary, 2006 l XVA Gallery, U.A.E, 2004 l Sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1999 KAMROOZ ARAM: b. 1978 Education MFA, Columbia University, NY, 2003 l BFA Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, 2001 Selected Solo Exhibitions Generation After Generation, Revolution After Revolution, LAXART, 2010 l Of Flame and Splendour, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, NY, 2009 l Night Visions and Revolutionary Dreams, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY, 2007 l Takahiko Iimura, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 2007 l Lightning, Thunder, Brimstone and Fire, Wilkinson Gallery, London 2006 l Realms and Reveries, Mass MoCA, North Adams, 2006 l Beyond the Borders, Between the Trees, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY, 2004 Selected Group Exhibitions Self-Consciousness, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, 2010 l Fresh From Chelsea: 21 New York Artists, The University Galleries, NY, 2009 l

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2009 l State of Mind, Turin, Italy, 2009 l Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, The Flag Art Foundation, NY, 2008 l Psychedelic, Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960’s, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, 2008 l Empire and Its Discontents,Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center.Medford, 2008 l Microwave 6, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY, 2008 l Warlord, Amy Smith Stewart Gallery, NY, 2008 l A Sorry Kind of Wisdom. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, NY, 2008 l Collector’s Choice III, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, 2008 l Dream of Today, Steve Turner Contemporary, LA, 2008 l I will be alright, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, 2008 l Merging Influence: Eastern Elements in New American Art. Montserrat College of Art. Beverly, 2008 l Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, NY, 2007 l Emergency Room, P.S.1 MoMA, NY, 2006 l Bricks In The Hood, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, 2005 l The Most Splendid Apocalypse, P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY, 2005 l The Common Room, Wilkinson Gallery, London UK, 2005 l Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, NY, 2003 l Prague Biennale I, Prague, 2003 l MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Studebaker Building, NY, 2003 l The Broken Mirror, Columbia University, NY, 2003 l Process/ Ion. Columbia University. NY, 2002 l Calligraphic Legacy, Transamerica Building Lobby, San Francisco, 2001 l November, The H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, 2000 l REZA ARAMESH: b. 1970 Education MA Fine Art, Goldsmith College, London, 1997 Selected Solo Exhibitions Walking in the Darkness of a Promised Light, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2011 l Live Action 71, Tate Britain, London, 2009 l Between the Eye and the Object falls a Shadow, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l You Were the Dead, Their’s Was the Future, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007 l Who is the Third that Walks Beside You?, Matthew Brown gallery, London, 2007 l Reza Aramesh, Watermans Centre, London, 2007 l We’ve Lost the Hearts and Minds, E:vent Gallery, London, 2007 l The Key of Dreams, Gasworks Gallery, London, 2005 l The Eternal Spring, Laurence O’Hana Gallery, London, 2003 l Picture This, Platform Gallery, London, 2002 Selected Group Exhibitions Light, Paradise Row, London, 2011 l Relaunch, Sunbury House, London, 2009 l Los Vinilos, Zoo Art fair, London, 2008 l Event Horizon, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Art, 317


London, 2008 l Space Invasion: an International Off Space Project, Various enues, Vienna, 2007 l Los Vinilos’, Buenos Aires, 2007 l The Politics of Fear, Albion gallery, London, 2007 l Temporary Measures’, Associate Gallery, London, 2007 l Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, 2007 l Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, CQL Design Centre, Shanghai & 798 Art District, Beijing, 2007 l Culture Bound, East Wing Collection VII, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, 2007 l Defense’, University of California, Sweeney Art Gallery, CA, 2005 l We Have Met The Enemy and He is Us, Redux Project Space, London, 2005 l So You’re Afraid of What?, Redux Project Space, London, 2004 l Sir ® Eel: The Suit since ’68: The Politics of Revulsion, Redux Project Space, London, 2004 l What if I Told the Truth?, Cell Projects, London, 2001 l Trick Peaser, Mandarin Duck, London, 2001 l Teeth and Trouser, Cell Projects, London, 2001 l Forever Yours, Victoria House, London, 2001 l Heart of Glass, London College of Printing, London, 2001 POOYA ARYANPOUR: b. 1971 Education MA Painting, Tehran Azad University, 1999 Selected Solo Exhibitions Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran , Iran 2007 | Cerindipity Gallery , Sweden, 2004 | Golestan Gallery, Tehran , Iran, 2003 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2000 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 1997 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran 1994 Selected Group Exhibitions Radical Galley at Radicalhouse, Zurich, 2009 | In the mood for paper, F2 gallery, Beijing, 2009 | Hussenot Gallery, Paris, 2009 | Dar Al-Funoon Gallery, Kuwait, 2009| Mall Gallery, London, 2008 | Magic of Persia, Dubai, 2008 | Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Exhibition to Aid Cancer Patients, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 | Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Sialk Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Contemporary Iranian Arts (Broken promises, Forbiden Dreams), London, 2007 | Video Art Exhibition, Istanbul, 2007 | Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Sad Abad Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Exhibition to Aid Refugee Children by Unesco , Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 | Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Maah Gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Islamic world Biennial, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, 2006 | East of Dream Exhibition , Iran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 | 318

Contemporary Iranian Art, Beijing, 2004 | Gardens of Iran, Conceptual Art Exhibition, Iran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2004 | Turning Points: Seven Iranian Artists, Columbia University, NY, 2004 | The 6th Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2004 | Abim Group Exhibition, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, 2003 | A Spiritual Vision, Iran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 | Abim Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2003 | Second Biennial of contemporary painting of the Islamic World, Tehran, 2002 | Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, 2002 | 2nd Conceptual Art Exhibition, Iran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2002 | Exhibition to Aid Earthquake Survivors, Tehran, 2002 | Iranian Contemporary, Christie’s, London, 2000 | Contemporary Iranian Drawing, Tehran, Iran 2000 | International Drawing, Iran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 | The Silent Brush, The Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, 2000 | The 5th Biennial Painting, Tehran, 2000 | International Artexpo, NY, 2000 | A Breeze from the Garden of Persia, Meridian International Center, NY, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Florida, Texas & Vermont, 2000 | Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1999 | The Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Mexico, Tehran, 1999 | International Exhibition of Children’s Illustration, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1993| Noor Gallery, Tehran, 1990 | Aftab Gallery, Tehran, 1985 MARYAM ASHKANIAN: b. 1988 Education BA Painting, Gilan University, 2011 Selected Solo Exhibitions Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 Selected Group Exhibitions CI Contemporary, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Istanbul, 2011 l Art Miami 2011 l 100 works 100 Artists, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Ou Gallery, Rasht, 2011 l Iran for Japan, Tehran Art Forum, 2011 l 33, Art Center Gallery, 2010 l 4th Selected Fair of Nasle Now (new generation), Pardis Mellat, 2009 ALIREZA ASTANEH: b. 1982 Education BA Graphic Design, Belford University, Texas, 2008 l Diploma Calligraphy, Calligraphy Association of Iran, 1997 Selected Group Exhibitions l Homa Art Gallery, Castelli Series, Tehran, 2011 l De Lorient a’ l’ Art Contemporain, Paris, 2011 l Iranian Calligraphy, Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art, 2008


ABOL ATIGHETCHI: b. 1948 Education BSc, Queen Mary College, University of London, London l Certificate, Fine Arts, Mid-west City College l Certificate, Fine Arts, Solihull College, Birmingham Selected Exhibitions Exhibition at Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, 2012 l Magic of Persia, Charity Auction, Dubai, 2012 l Exhibition at Seyhoun Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Tehran, 2011 l Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA), Tehran, 2011 l Magic of Persia, Charity Auction, Dubai, 2010 l Magic of Persia, Charity Auction, Dubai, 2009 l Capital Club Charity Auction, Dubai, 2009 l Bonhams Start foundation art charity auction, Dubai, 2009 l Exhibition at Art Dubai, Dubai, 2008 l Collective exhibition at Mellat Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Collaboration with Art Space DIFC, Dubai, 2008 l Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai, 2008 l Collective charity Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2007 l Collective exhibition at Contemporary Museum of Fine Arts Saad Abad, Tehran, 2007 l Exhibition at Saba Cultural Institute, Tehran, 2007 l Exhibition at DIFC governors floor entrance lobby and VIP lounge, Dubai, 2007-2010l Exhibition at XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, 2006 l International Exhibition Contemporary Art, Toulouse, 2001 l International Exhibition Futurescope, Poitier, 2000 l Galleried’Art Modern, Evian les Bains, 1990 l Art Forum, Annecy, 1989 l Art Forum, Annecy, 1988 l Gallerie d’Art Modern”, Evian les Bains, 1988 l Gallerie du Theatre, Evian les Bains, 1987 l Indice de Reve Art Gallery, Thonon les Bains, 1986 l Solihull Art College, Birmingham, 1980 l Midwest City Art Institute,Oklahoma, 1979 l Seyhoon art gallery, Tehran, 1978 FEREYDOUN AVE: b. 1945 Education New York University, Film School, NY l University of Seven Seas, CA l Arizona State University, Arizona l Selected Solo Exhibitions The Sacred Elements: Wind, Rossi & Rossi, London l Rostam in the Dead of Winter, B21 Gallery, Dubai l Lal Dahlias, B21 Gallery, Dubai l Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran l Herve Van der Straeten Gallery, Paris l 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran l Événement du Jeudi, Paris l Sheikh Gallery, Tehran l Omega Gallery, Athens l 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran l Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran l Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris l Zand Gallery, Tehran l Litho Gallery, Tehran l Iran, America Society Cultural Centre, Tehran l Selected Group Exhibitions What’s So

Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?, Rossi and Rossi, London l Inaugural Exhibition, JAMM, Shuwaikh l Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv l Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington l Boys and Girls Come out to Play, Summer exhibition, Rossi & Rossi, London l The Sacred Elements: Wind, Rossi & Rossi, London l Rostam in the Dead of Winter, B21 Gallery, Dubai l Demons and D-Artboards, with Malekeh Nayiny, Rossi & Rossi, London l Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran l The Contemporary Persian Scene: The American and European Experience, LTMH, Dubai l Gallery, NYl Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, NY l Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens l Iran Under the Skin, Casa Asia, Barcelona l Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris l Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London l Iran Heritage Show, London l Salon d’Automne de Paris, Paris l Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran l Zand Gallery, Tehran l Hayden Zand Gallery, Washington DC l Basel International Art Fair, Basel NIYAZ AZADIKHAH: b.1984 Education IUFS (International University of Fundamental Studies), Russia, 2010 l Animation Certificate, Jahad Daneshgahi, University of Tehran, 2005 l Diploma of Iranian Calligraphy, Iranian Society of Calligraphy, Tehran, 2006 l Technical High School, Shahid Avini School of Visual Arts, 2002 Selected Group Exhibitions MOP CAP, Royal College of Art, London, 2011 l How Lucky we are Angel at our Table and God In Our Car, Gallery Krinzinger, Dubai, 2011 l What Lies Beneath, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2011 l MOP CAP Shortlist Exhibition, Traffic, Dubai, 2011 l Painting Exhibition, Andishe Gallery, Tehran, 2003 JAVAD AZIMI: b. 1977 Education BA Art University, Tehran, 2001 l MA Art University, Tehran, 2007 Selected Solo Exhibitions Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l 66 Gallery, Tehran, 2010 Selected Group Exhibitions Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 2011 l Charity Art Exhibition & Auction, Magical Nights in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, 2010 l Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Bahman Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Saba Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Art Gallery, Tehran, 2001 319


SHOJA AZARI: b. 1958 Selected Solo Exhibitions There Are No Non-Believers in Hell, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 2011 l VIP Art Fair, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2011 l There Are No Non-Believers in Hell, LTMH Gallery, ZOOM Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, 2010 l Icons, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2010 l Icons, Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Koln, 2010 l Blazing Grace, East Central Gallery, London, 2010 l Marco Noire Contemporary Arts, Turin, 2009 l Oil Paintings, Art Dubai, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2009 l Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Köln, 2008 l Leo Castelli Gallery, NY, 2008 l Special Project, Marco Noire Contemporary Arts, Basel Art Fair, Basel, 2007 l Project Rooms, ARCO, Madrid, 2006 l Special Project, Marco Noire Contemporary Arts, Exitbart, Torino, 2006 l Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome, 2006 l Helga de Alvear Gallery, Madrid, 2006 l Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Koln, 2006 l Selected Group Exhibitions Abu Dhabi Art, LTMH Gallery, Abu Dhabi, 2009 l On Rage, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2009 l In Defence, Progetto 107, Turin, 2009 l Live Art/Expanded, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2009 l Art Dubai, LTMH Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l Tehran-New York, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Havana Biennial, Havana, 2009 l Park and Castle of Acciaiolo-Scandicci, Florence, 2008 l Galleria San Fedele, Milan, 2008 l Civic Project, Tijuana, 2008 l St. Moritz art masters, St Moritz, 2008 l Splash, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2008 l Camm, Centro Atlantico de Arte Contemporaneo, Las Palmas, 2007 l Video Dia Loghi festival, Torino, 2007 l Petach-Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva, 2007 l Santral Istanbul, Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, 2007 SHAHRAM KARIMI: b. 1957 Selected Solo Exhibitions The Rose Garden of Remembrance, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2011 l Gallery Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, 2008 l Leo Castelli Gallery, NY, 2008 l Gallery II Gabbiano, Rome, 2006 l Art Basel, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy, 2006 l Kölner Stadt Anzeiger, Cologne, 2005 l Studio Shirin Neshat, NY, 2004 l Gallery of Modern Art (Chaneh Honarmandan), Tehran, 2004 l Pumpwerk, Siegburg, 2001 l Gallery Taehr, Shiraz, 1987 l Selected Group Exhibitions Art Cologne, Germany, Cologne, 2011 l Tehran-New York, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2010 l Art Dubai, Dubai, 2010 l Art Cologne, Cologne, 2010 l Art Abu Dhabi l LTMH Gallery, NY, 2010 l 320

Selseleh/Zelzeleh, LTMH Gallery, NY, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Art Dubai, Dubai, 2009 l Art Cologne, Cologne, 2008 l Art Miami, Miami, 2008 l Art Bologna, Bologna, 2008 l LTMH gallery, NY, 2008 l Art Bologna, Bologna, 2007 lArt20 - The International Art Fair, NY, 2006 l Poetic Justice, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2003 l Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Pancevo, 2003 l 25 Years of Separation, Iranian Cultural Center, LA, 2003 MAHMOUD BAKHSHI: b. 1977 Education BA Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, 2001 Selected Solo Exhibitions Bah Man, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2011 l The Engaged Artist; Influences of Graphics on Sculpture in Middle Ages, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010 l Tulips rise from the blood of the nation’s youth, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Solo Show (Namayeshgah-e-Enferadi), Ave Gallery, 2007 l Mahmoud’s Driving School, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Oh ABOLFAZL, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 l Selected Group Exhibitions 1 Mile² Tehran, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, The 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, 2010 l Untitled (from: rosegarden), Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009 l Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l Iran: New Voices, Barbican Centre, London, 2008 l Lion Under the Rainbow, Athens, 2008 l In the State of Weightlessness, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Iran.com: Iranian Art today, Museum of New Art, Freiburg, 2006 l Eastern Expressway, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt, 2006 l Rebel minds Gallery, Berlin, 2005 l Victim, Niavaran artistic creations foundation, Tehran, 2004 l 11th Bangladesh Biennial, Daka, 2004 l Exhibition of a spiritual vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 l Cite international des Arts, Paris, 2003 l Exhibition of New Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2002 l 3rd Tehran sculpture Biennial, Niavaran artistic creations foundation, Tehran, 2002 l 1st exhibition of conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2001 l 2nd Tehran sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000


ALI BANISADR: b. 1976 Education MFA, New York Academy of Art, 2007 l BFA, School of Visual Arts, NY, 2005 Selected Solo Exhibitions Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, 2012 l It Happened and It Never Did, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY, 2011 l Evidence, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2010 l Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2010 l Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY, 2008 Selected Group Exhibitions Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art at Haags Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Netherlands, 2011 l East Ex East, Brand New Gallery, Milan, 2011 l Visions, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, 2011 l Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele l Kunst (SMAK), Ghent, 2010 l Contemporary Notes, Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Ghosts, Luce Gallery, Torino, 2010 l Epic Painting, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA, 2009 l Raad O Bargh- Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, 2009 l Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009 l Raad O Bargh – 17 Artists from Iran, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l Weaving The Common Thread, Queens Museum of Art, NY, 2008 l Utopia Dystopia, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY, 2008 l Small is Beautiful (2), Flowers Gallery, NY, 2008 l Post Graduate Fellows Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2008 l Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NY, 2007 l Homecoming, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2007 l CAA Exhibition, Hunter College/ Time Square Gallery, NY, 2007 l Tribeca Ball, Skylight, NY, 2006 l Summer Painters, Chateau de Balleroy, Paris, 2006 l In Exile, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, 2005

BEHZAD BEHNAM: b. 1945 Education BA History, University of Tehran l Political Science, Université Libre, Brussels l Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium Selected Exhibitions Sullivant Gallery l Pais Ice Gallery l Tehran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris l Galerie d’Eylau l Gallery 24 l Gallery REC l Timinski Gallery l Gallery Essence l Gallery Neuilly l House of Auvergne l Zurich’s Galerie Mathis and Wüflingen l International Biennial of Painting of Fontainebleau SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE: b. 1983 Education BA, Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Tehran, 2006 Selected Group Exhibitions How I learned to stop fearing and love exotic art, Contemporary Art Platform (by JAMM), Kuwait, 2011 l Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, Finalists exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2011 l Golden Bee, Moscow international biennial of graphic design, Moscow, 2010 l Sixth International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia, 2010 l Golden Bee, Moscow international biennial of graphic design, Moscow, 2009 l Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, 2009 l Gen X, Group Poster Exhibition, Toronto, 2008 l The Seattle - Tehran Poster Show, Seattle, 2008 l Conference of the Birds, Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Artists, London, 2008 l Rokhsat, Group Poster Exhibition, Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, 2007 HENRY DALLAL: b. 1955 Selected Exhibitions Blenheim Palace, Oxford, 2006 l Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2006 l Naples Museum of Art, Florida, 2004 – 2005 l Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards London (Permanent display and exhibition) l International Museum of the Horse- Lexington, Kentucky l Kensington Palace, London 1999 l Windsor Castle, Windsor, 2003 l Guildhall, Windsor, 2003 l Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, Florida 2004 l Oman, Zubair Museum (to complement launch of book on Oman) l Qatar - Doha (to coincide with launch of the book ‘Qatar, Sand, Sea, Sky’)

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ALA DEHGHAN: b. 1982 Education MFA Candidate in Painting and Printmaking, Yale School of Art, New Haven, 2013 l MA Painting, Fine Art faculty of Tehran University, Tehran, 2009 l BA Persian Painting, Art faculty of Azahra University, Tehran, 2005 Selected Solo Exhibitions The Upside-down Scenery, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2011 l I can explain everything, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY, 2010 l Life is my sister, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2009 Selected Group Exhibitions 15 Years Thomas Erben Gallery, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY, 2011 l Third Eye, Shanghai, 2011 l Hear Me Roar: New Art from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Iran, Dubai, 2011 l My Super Hero, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011 l Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Van Gogh’s Ear, Gallery 10, Tehran, 2010 l Contemporary Notes, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne ,Germany, 2010 l Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Il Gabbiano Gallery, Rome, 2010 l Aun Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Cream Art Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2010 l Iran; Diverso Black and White, Gallery Verso, Torin, 2010 l Raad O Bargh, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, 2009 l Looped and Layered, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY, 2009 l Work on Paper, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, 2009 l Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Arts, Esfahan, 2008 l Radical Drawing, Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Tarrahan-e, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Lale Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Lale Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l 6th Persian Painting Biennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 l Visual Art Festival, Saba Art Center, Tehran, 2005 GOHAR DASHTI: b. 1980 Education MA Photography, Art University of Tehran, Tehran, 2005 l BA Photography, Art University of Tehran, Tehran, 2003 l Selected Solo Exhibitions Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest, 2010 Selected Group Exhibitions Ce n’est pas du sang, c’est du rouge, White Project Gallery, Paris, 2012 l The Eye is a Lonely Hunter-Images of Humankind, A selection from the 4th Fotofestival, Grimmuseum, Berlin, 2012 l The Elephant in the Dark”, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2012 l Pulso Iraniano, Oi Futuro Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, 2011 l 4th Fotofestival: The Eye is a Lonely Hunter-Images of Humankind, Zephyr der 322

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, 2011 l Landscape, Revolution, People, Queen Gallery, Toronto, 2011 l Staging Identity, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, 2011 l Freitag und Robinson, Skulpturenpark Berlin-Zentrum, Berlin 2010 l Recent self-portraits, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Southern, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Biennale des images du monde, Photoquai ,Musee du quai branly, Paris, 2009 l Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, 2008 l The Inward Eye, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, 2008 l Made in Teheran, Cicero Gallery, Berlin, 2007 l 10th International Photo Biennale, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, 2006 l 2006 Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2006 YASMINE ESFANDIARY:b. 1955 Education Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, 1979 l Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1976 l Ecole Superieure D’Art Graphique et Photographie, Paris, 1973 Selected Solo Exhibitions Toco D’Azur, Nice, 2008 l Casa Dugnani, Milan, 2006 l Vertu, Denver, 2004 l Vertu, Denver, CO, 2002 l Max Martinez, Aspen, 1993 l Max Martinez, Denver, 1991 Selected Group Exhibitions Yasmine Esfandiary / Stefania Pennacchio, Galleria Casa Dugnani, Milan, 2010 l Iran Unbowed, Candlestar, The Churchill, London, 2009 l Masques of Shahrazad, Mall Galleries, London, 2009 l Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO, 2003 l Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO, 2003 l Mullein, Boulder, CO, 2002 l Lady Fest, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO, 2002 l The Other Side Co-op, Denver, CO, 2002 l Momentum, Fresh Art, Denver, CO, 2001 l Cook Fine Art, New York, NY, 2000 l The Colorists, Fresh Art, Denver, CO, 2000 l Fresh Art, Denver, CO, 1999 l Paula Bennet Gallery, Denver, CO, 1997 l Kinkopf, Breckenridge, CO, 1995 l Mackey Gallery Denver, Colorado, 1995 l Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO, 1994 l Paula Bennet Gallery, Denver, CO, 1993 l Brigette Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO, 1992 SHIRIN FAKHIM: b. 1973 Selected Exhibitions The Tell Tale Tart, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2011 l Art Dubai, Dubai, 2011 l The Silk Road (La Routede La Soie), TriPostal, Lille, 2010 l Private Show, IVDE, Dubai, 2010 l Women International Biennial, Rome, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l UNVEILED: New Art From The Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009


ARASH FAYEZ: b. 1984 Education MFA candidate, California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco l BA Architecture, Sooreh University, Tehran Selected Solo Exhibition Ramblings of a Flâneur, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2011 Selected Group Exhibitions Bay Area contemporary Iranian and Iranian American Art, Asian Art Gallery, Oakland, 2012 l MFA Now 2012, Root Division, San Francisco, 2012 l Baldessari: Class Assignments, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2012 l OtherIS, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, 2011 l MOP CAP Finalists’ Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2011 l My Super Hero, Aaran Gallery & Morono Kiang, Los Angeles, 2011 l Postcards from Tehran,18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, 2011 l Sanctioned Array, White Box Gallery, New York, 2010 l Handheld History, Queens Museum, New York, 2010 l Tehran; Virtual & real?, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2010 BITA FAYYAZI: b. 1962 Selected Solo Exhibitions Obscure Stream of Life, But I’m Still Having my Afternoon Cuppa, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2011 l Performance 1388/2010’, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2010 l Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Road Kill, Public Space, Tehran, 1997 l There Goes the Neighbourhood, (collaboration with Rokni Haerizadeh), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2009 Selected Group Exhibitions Khak gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Be Crowned with Laurel in Oblivion, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2010 l City Scape: My Glittery World, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Raad O Bargh: 17 artists from Iran, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac , Paris, 2009 l The Messenger, Cultural Centre, Bruges, 2009 l Naqsh: An Insight Into Gender And Role Models in Iran, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 2008 l LolliPatt, Tehran, 2008 l Orients Sans Frontieres, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2008 l Betes et Hommes, Parc de la Villette, International Artists Exhibition, Paris, 2007 l Within and Without, No More Grey Gallery, London, 2007 l Iran.com, Museum of Modern Art, Freiburg, 2006/2007 l New Territories, De Hallen, Bruges, 2006 l When Still a Child, XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2005 l Kismet, 51st International Venice Biennale, Italy, 2005 l Gardens of Iran: Ancient Wisdom/New Visions, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Tehran, Tehran, 2004 l Ceramic Exhibition, Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004 l Iranian Contemporary Artists’, Pietro Della Valle, the

Italian School of Tehran, Tehran, 2003 l Lucky Charms, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l The New Art Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2003 l The Speed Bag Factory, Johannesburg, 2003 l Iranian Contemporary Art’, Barbican Center, London, 2001 l 7 Ceramists, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Tehran, 2001 l 2001 ‘Falling Figures’, Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l 2001 Children of the Dark City, Tehran, Iran, 2001 l 2000 Ekbatan?, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, 2000 l 2000 5th Biennal of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2000 l 2001 Experiment 98, Conceptual Art & Installation, Tehran, 2001 MOHSEN FOULADPOUR: b. 1980 Education Graduate in Sculpture, University of Art, Tehran, 2006 l Diploma Art, Soureh Art School, Tehran, 1999 Selected Solo Exhibitions Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Fifth Tehran Sculpture Biennale, 2007 Selected Group Exhibitions Emam Ali Art Museum Ceramic Art Show Tehran, 2010 l Haft Negah Art Show Tehran, 2010 l Dubai Art Fair, 2010 l Sculptors’ Society Exhibition, Tehran, 2009 l Mah gallery Tehran, 2009 l Day gallery Tehran, 2009 l Graduates of University of Art Exhibition Tehran, 2009 l Barg gallery Tehran, 2009 l Haft Negah Art Show, Tehran, 2009 l Ceramic Biennale, Tehran, 2009 l Mah Gallery Tehran, 2008 l Sculptors’ Society Exhibition, Tehran, 2006 l Sculptors’ Society Exhibition, Tehran, 2005 FARHAD FOZOUNI: b. 1979 Education BA Graphic Design, Art & Architecture, University of Azad, Tehran, 2005 Selected Solo Exhibitions Moshaddad, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Moshajjar, Miark Art Gallery, Mashhad, 2007 l Elanat, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran & 13 Gallery, Sari, 2007 Selected Group Exhibitions Int. Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia, 2010 l Exhibition of Iranian Posters, Lima, 2010 l 9th Golden Bee Poster Biennial, Moscow, 2010 l PERSIANISSIMO, Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition, Colorado, 2009 l 21st Int. Poster Exhibition, Warsaw, 2008 l Un cri person 4 (Iranian Shout), Contemporary Iranian Posters, Geneva, 2008 l Iranian Typography, York University, Toronto, 2008 l Carteles de Iran, Contemporary Iranian Posters, Barcelona, 2008 l 11th Int. Biennial of Theater Poster Rzeszow, 323


Poland, 2007 l 9th Tehran Graphic Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 l Iranian Poster Exhibition, Ogaki Poster Museum, Japan, 2005 l Int. China Poster Biennial, China, 2005 l Molavi, Typography Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, 2004 l TYPE & IMAGE, Graphic Exhibition, Art Gallery & Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l New Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 SHADI GHADIRIAN: b. 1974 Education BA Photography, Azad University, Tehran Selected Solo Exhibitions Queen Gallery, Toronto, 2011 l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Guild Art, Mumbai, 2010 l FCG, Duesseldorf, 2009 l Co2 Gallery, Rome, 2009 l Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris, 2009 l Los Angeles County Muesum of Art, CA, 2008 l Silk Road, Tehran, 2008 l B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2007 l Photography Festival of Istanbul, Istanbul, 2007 l French Cultural Center, Damascus, 2006 l Al mamal Foundation2, Jerusalem, 2006 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1999 l Selected Group Exhibitions The French Cultural Center, Yangon, 2011 l Cool Art Café, Brussels, 2011 l Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, 2011 l Face Contact, PHotoEspana, Madrid, 2011 l Idols and Icons, Yavuz Fine Art, Singapore, 2011 l Pool, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Tehran Monoxide Project, Kherad School, Tehran, 2011 l LTMH Gallery, NY, 2010 l Stare at the Other Side, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain, 2010 l Barakat, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York l Waterhouse & Dodd, London, 2010 l The Silk Road, Saatchi Gallery, Lille, 2010 l IRAN: Preview of the past, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2010 l Mall Gallery, Masques of Shahrzad, London, 2009 l Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, 2009 l Du Quai Branly Museum, Paris, 2009 l Routes, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, 2009 l Guild Art Gallery, NY, 2009 l Arario Gallery, NY, 2009 l The Seen and the Hidden, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY, 2009 l Word Into Art, DIFC, Dubai, 2009 l Experimental Gallery , Toulouse, 2009 l San Diego Convention Centre, CA, 2007 l Silk Road, Tehran, 2007 l Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, NY, 2006 l Artspace Witzenhausen, Amsterdam, 2006 l Le Rectangle, Lyon, 2006 l Selyemes Fenyek, Budapest, 2006 l How eastern look at western, CCCB, Barcelona, 2005 l Rebel mind Gallery, Berlin, 2005 l Foto Art Festival, 2005 l After the revolution, Sansebastian, 2005 l Galata 324

Fotografhanesi, Istanbul, 2005 l Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris, 2005 l Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2005 l San Jose Museum of Art, NY, 2004 l The House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2004 l Photo Biennale of Moscow, Moscow, 2004 l Sorbonne University, Paris, 2003 lSilk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2002 l Barbican Art Center (Iranian Contemporary Art), London, 2001 l Photospania Festival, Spain, 2001 l Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris, 2001 l Mina GHAZIANI: b.1962 Education BA Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alzahra University, Tehran, 1990 l MFA Art Criticism, Tehran University, Tehran, 1996 Selected Solo Exhibitions Mah e Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Iranian Artists’ Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Arian Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Assar Gallery, 2001 l Elahe Gallery, 2001 l Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2000 l Sabz Gallery, Tehran, 1999 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 1999 l Tarahan e Azad Gallery, 1997 l Tarahan e Azad Gallery, Tehran, 1996 l Aria Gallery, Tehran, 1995 l Private Show, Tehran, 1994 l Selected Group Exhibitions Iranian Artists’ Gallery, Tehran, 2012 l “Dix femmes peintres d’Iran” Hôtel de Ville de Saint-Gilles, Brussels, 2011 l Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Iranian Artists’ Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Meridian International Centre, DC, 2007 l Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundations, Tehran, 2007 l Mehrin Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Painting Exhibition, Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Painting Exhibition, Aux Gallery, Dubai, 2006 l Painting Exhibition, Gallery One, San Francisco, 2006 l Painting Exhibition, Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Painting Exhibition, Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Painting Exhibition, Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Painting Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, 2003 l Peinture de Femmes d’Iran, “Mouvements de Femmes”, Brussels, 2003 l Painting Exhibition, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, 2003 l Painting Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, 2003 l Painting Exhibition, Iranian Contemporary Artists, Canada, 200Artiste Iraniane a Padova, 2003 l Palme e Palmizi Saviano, Naples, 2003 l Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angles, 2002 l Ziba Gallery,Vancouver, 2002 l Le Centre Culturel D’Etterbeek, Belgium, 2002 l Le Palais des Congres de Paris, Paris, 2002


l Iranian Contemporary Artists in Moscow, 2002 l Hôtel de Ville de Saint-Gilles, Saint-Gilles, 2001 l Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Hourian Art Gallery, San Francisco, 1999 l 3rd Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1995 l 1st Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1991 BABAK GOLKAR: b. 1977 Education MFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2006 l BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, 2003 Selected Solo Exhibitions Ground for Standing and Understanding, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, 2012 l Friday Late Special Project. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2012 l Spatial Transformation, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, 2012 l Parergon, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2011 l Parergon, C.S.A. Space, Vancouver, Canada, 2011 l Black Cube: Moving Toward the Abstract Light. Sanatorium, Istanbul, 2011 l Then, Now and Then. Republic Gallery, Vancouver, 2007 l Dear Joseph: Happy 84th Birthday, Lobby Gallery, Vancouver, 2005 l The Philosophy and Science of Mutation. Centre A Gallery, Vancouver, 2003 l Throne. XENO gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2003 l Selected Group Exhibitions Roaming Images: Crossroads of Greek and Arab Culture Through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece, 2011 l Jameel Prize Exhibitions. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2011 l Expositions. Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, 2011 l Tension, Hezy Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2011 l Art Dubai, The Third Line Gallery, 2011 l Art Beat, Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, 2011 l Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, 2011 l Time After Time, Southern Exposure, Los Angeles, 2010 l The Promise of Loss: A Contemporary Index of Iran, Arario Gallery, New York City, 2010 l Frieze Art Fair, The Third Line Gallery, London, 2010 l Artissima. The Third Line Gallery, Turin, 2010 l The Promise of Loss: A Contemporary Index of Iran, Galerie Hilger BrotKunsthalle, Vienna, 2009 l ArtBasel: Miami, Hilger Contemporary, 2009 l My Favorite Pastime, WL-Project, Hong Kong, 2008 l Anna Barirlà and Hanna Jacobi, 2008 l Moodyville, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, 2008 l Orientalism and Ephemera, Centre A Gallery, Vancouver, 2008 l Interior of Design, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, 2008 l Emergency Biennale, Centre A Gallery, Vancouver / Istanbul / San Francisco, 2007 l I Love What You Do, Drake Hotel, Toronto, 2007 l Prologue I,

Republic Gallery, Vancouver, 2006 l The Wrong Gallery Edition #125, Lobby Gallery, Vancouver, 2006 l World Urban Forum, Vancouver, 2006 l Canadian Night, Bergen Kunsthall Landmark, Bergen, 2005 l Horses for Courses, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Galley, Vancouver, 2005 l This Experiment, Butchershop Gallery, Vancouver, 2005 l At Play, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, 2004 l Lucky 13, Belkin Satellite gallery, Vancouver, 2004

RAMIN HAERIZADEH: b. 1975 Education Economics, University of Tehran, Tehran, 1994 l Selected Solo Exhibitions Today’s Woman, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2008 l Men of Allah, Galerie Artist, Istanbul, 2008 l Wonders of Nature, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2007 l Within and Without, No More Grey Gallery, London, 2007 l Melancholy of the Everyday, Studio 1.1, London, 2007 l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2003 Selected Group Exhibitions Beware of this Image, Sharjah Biennal, Dubai, 2011 l The Right to Protest, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, 2010 l Be Crowned with Laurel in Oblivion, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2010 l I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2010 l Iranian Bodies, Werkstatt Galerie, Berlin, 2010 l Raad-o-Barg, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l Keeping Up Appearances, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l Unveiled: New Art from the Middle-East, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009 l Iranian Art Today, Museum fur Neue Kunst, Freiburg, 2006 l Beyond Black,The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2005 l Turning Points, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY, 2004 l The Fragmented Mirror, Casa Asia, Barcelona, 2004 l Persian Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Tehran, 2004 l Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2004 l Water: The First Element, National Art Gallery, Malaysia, 2003 l Lucky Charms, Gallery Golestan, Tehran, 2003 l Mojhdeh Gallery, Tehran, 1999 l Non Frontiers Artists, Hotel Laleh, 1998 ROKNI HAERIZADEH: b. 1978 Education BA Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran l MA Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran l Selected Solo Exhibitions Oh Victory! You Forgot Your Underwear, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l Tehran 206, Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Gol Andam and Bad Hijab, Gallerie Artist, Istanbul, 2008 l The Donkey, the Pagan, the Bride, and Others, Dubai, 2008 l 325


Dolme, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Paintings and Drawings by Rokni Haerizadeh, The Third Line, Dubai, 2006 l Khosrow and Shirin, Day Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Paintings by Rokni Haerizadeh, The Third Line, Dubai, 2005 Selected Group Exhibitions Fictionville, Sharjah Biennal, 2011 l Be Crowned with Laurel in Oblivion, Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2010 l Crossing the Persian Gulf, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, 2009 l There Goes the Neighbourhood, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l Raad-o-Barg, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l Unveiled: New Art from the Middle-East, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009 l Looped and Layered, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY, 2009 l Within and Without, No More Grey Gallery, Iranian Contemporary Art, London, 2007 l Haft Negah, Niavaran Creation Centre, Tehran, 2007 l Drawing facing Design, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l What film, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Beijing Painting Biennale, Hong Kong, 2005 l Mah Gallery, group exhibition, Tehran, 2005 l Second Generation, Assar art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Gardens of Iran, Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art, Tehran, 2004 l 4 Young Painters, Day Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Lucky Charms, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l On the Road, Tehran, 2003 l Environmental Art Exhibition, Polour, 2003 l Atashzad Gallery (Sajadeha), Tehran, 2002 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Mural, German Embassy, Tehran, 2001 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2000 NARGESS HASHEMI: b. 1979 Education Ancient Persian language, Neyshabour institute, Tehran, 2006 l BA Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2003 Selected Solo Exhibitions Wrap Me Up in You, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2010 lGod’s Gift, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Stories from the Boudoir, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2008 l Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Selected Group Exhibitions 1001 Colours, contemporary Art from Iran, NY, 2009 l Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Magic of Persia Auction Of Contemporary Iranian Art, Dubai, 2009 l The Colour of Love, Niavaran Cultural /Historic Complex, Tehran, 2008 l Whispered Secrets, Murmuring Dreams, Mall Galleries, London, 2008 l Creek Art Fair, Dubai, 2008 l Haft Negah, Niavaran Art Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2008 l Mah Art Gallery, 326

Tehran, 2007 l Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2007 l Lazar Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Iranian Spring, Paris, 2004 l Gardens of Iran: Ancient Wisdom, New Vision, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2004 l For BAM, Tehran, 2004 l 6th Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Shafagh Gallery, Tehran, 2001 SAHAND HESAMIYAN: b. 1977 Education BA Sculpture, Tehran University, Tehran, 2007 Selected Solo Exhibitions Do You See Me!, Installation Exhibition Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Selected Group Exhibitions Undone, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l My Super Hero, simultaneously at Morono Kian Gallery, Los Angeles and Tehran Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Selfdom, Haftsamer Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l The Fourth Year, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors, Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Iran Diverso: Black or White?, Verso Gallery, Turin, 2010 l MOP CAP Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2009 l The Seed of Baobab, Aaran Art Gallery Tehran, 2009 l Manifest, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l House of Artists, Tehran, 2008 l Meraaj & Molavi, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2007 l Small Sculptures, House of Artists, Tehran, 2007 l Selected Models of the First Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2007 l Art of Resistance Exhibition, Tehran Contemporary Arts Museum, Tehran, 2006 l House of Artists, Tehran, 2006 l Sooreh Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Installation Exhibition, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l 2006 Iranian Sculpture in Mexico, Mexico City, 2006 l House of Artists, Tehran, 2006 l First Exhibition of the Youth Handcrafts Arts, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005 l Fajre Noor Exhibition, Osveh Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Granting the Handcrafts Week, Ghanbeigi Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Exhibition of Khavaran Cultural Center, Khavaran Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Graduates of the Art Workshop Institute, Laleh Gallery, Tehran,1999


HOSSEIN IRANDOUST: b. 1978 Education B.A. Painting, Islamic Azad University, Tehran l Selected Group Exhibitions Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2011 l Painting Exhibition, Nar Art gallery, Tehran, 2011 NIKI KARIMI: b. 1971 Performances (leading roles) Three women by Mojgan Hekmat, 2007 l Second Lady by Cirus Alvand, 2006 l She is the star by Fraidoon Jairani, 2005 l Wedding dinner by Ebrahim Vahidzadeh, 2004 l Havana’s file by Alireza Raiisian, 2003 l Pick of tower by Kiumars Pourahmad, 2003 l Gone with the wind by Sadra Abdollahi, 2002 l The Fifth Reaction by Tahmineh Milani, 2002 l One flew over cuckoo’s nest by Amadreza Motamedi, 2001 l The Hidden Half by Tahmineh Milani, 2000 l The Burned Generation by Rasool Molagholipoor, 1999 l Two women by Tahmineh Milani, 1998 l The Actor by Mohammadali Sajadi, 1998 l The apple of Eve by Said Asadi, 1998 l The waiting girls by Rahman Rezaii, 1998 l Phsyo by Darioush Farhang, 1997 l Takhti by Behrouz Afkhami, 1997 l Sent of Josef’s shirt by Ebrahim Hatamikia, 1994 l Minoo’s Tower by Ebrahim Hatamiki, 1994 l Shadow by Ali Jakan, 1994 l Sara by Dariush Mehrjouii, 1992 l Pari by Dariush Mehrjouii, 1992 l The Footstep of the Wolves by Masood Kimiai, 1991The Bride by Behrooz Afkhami, 1990 l Temptation by Jamshid Haidri,1989 ARIA KASAEI: b. 1980 Education BA Graphic Design Selected Exhibitions 24th International Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, 2010 l 2nd Chicago International Poster Biennial, Chicago, 2010 l 9th Golden Bee International Biennial of Graphic Design, Moscow, 2010 l 4th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, 2009 l Trnava International Poster Triennial, Trnava, 2009 l 9th International Poster Triennial in Toyama, 2009 l 18th International Poster & Graphic Art Festival, Chaumont, 2007 l 3rd China international Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, 2007 l 16th International Poster Biennial, Lahti, 2007 l 10th International Triennial of Mons Political Posters, Mons, 2007 l 20th International Triennial of Eco Posters 4th Block, 2007 l 8th International Poster Triennial, Toyama, 2006 l 9th Mexico International Poster Biennial, Mexico City, 2006 l 7th Golden Bee International Biennial of Graphic Design, Moscow, 2006

NAEEMEH KAZEMI: b.1981 Education MA Painting, Al Zahrah University, Tehran l BA Painting, University of Science and Culture l Selected Solo Exhibition Majd Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Laleh Gallery. Tehran, 2009 Selected Group Exhibitions Nine Group Exhibitions from 2002 to 2010 l Group Exhibitions of Painters Society Members, 2009 & 2010 AVISH KHEBREHZADEH: b. 1969 Education Philosophy, University of the District of Columbia, DC, 1999 l Photography, Corcoran College of Art, DC, 1998 l Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Roma, Painting, Rome, 1996 l Mathematics, Azad University, Tehran, 1991 l Selected Solo Exhibitions Sprovieri Gallery, London, 2011 l Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 2011 l Backyard and Other Stories, RISD Museum, Providence, 2009 l Solace, So Old, So New, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, 2009 l Within and Without, Albion Gallery, NY, 2008 l Know me as I am Known, Albion Gallery, London, 2008 l MACRO, Museum of the Contemporary Art, Rome, 2007 l Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC, 2006 l Video in Progress, RISD Museum, Providence, 2006 l Blue Paintings, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 2006 l Sweet Child in Time, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 2005 l Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC, 2004 l Viewers and the Circus, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, NY, 2002 l Amongst the Trees, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 2001 l Swimmers, Circus, Wrestlers and Siesta, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 1999 l Studio Barbieri Arte Contemporanea, Venice,1998 l Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 1996 l Alef, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 1996 l Selected Group Exhibitions HOME/LESS, Galleria Vistamare, Pescara, 2011 l MAXXI Arte/ collection: The Vanishing Boundary, Rome, 2011 l Birds Eye View Film Festival, London, 2011 l New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival 2011, Park City, 2011 l Space: The Inauguration Exhibition for The MAXXI Museum Rome, 2010 l Shudder: The Drawing Room, London, 2010 l Painting Group Exhibition, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, 2009 l Raad O Baargh, works of 17 Iranian Artists, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 l Liverpool Biennial 2008, ‘Made Up’, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2008 l Version Animée, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Geneva, 2006 l Sketch in Motion, Sketch Gallery, London, 2005 l Cave Birds, Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan, 327


2004 l Persian Gardens, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2004 l The Cologne KunstFilmBiennale , Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2003 l Charles Avery, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Richard woods, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome, 2003 l The Hidden Half: Iranian Woman Directors, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2003 FARIDEH LASHAI: b. 1944 Education BA German Literature, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt l BA in Glass Design, Academy of Decorative Arts, Vienna l Selected Solo Exhibitions Rabbit in Wonderland, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2010 l Rafia Galery, Damascus, 2009 lAlbareh Gallery, Manama, 2009 l XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2007 l Cultural Center, Barcelona, 2001 lEspace Galant, Avignon, 1998 l Chapelle de l’Hôtel de Ville, Vesoul, 1998 l Hunar Gallery, Dubai, 1998 l Goletsan Gallery, Tehran, 1998 Selected Group Exhibitions Hope! Palais des Arts, Dinard, 2010 l Facts and Illusions, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, curated by Sam Bardaouil, NY, 2009 l Across the Persian Gulf, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, 2009 l Movers and Shakers in Iranian Contemporary Art, LTMH, NY, 2009 l Conference of the Birds Exhibition, Berardi & Sagharchi Projects, London, 2009 l Dar Al Fonoun, Kuwait City, 2007 l Warsaw Museum, Warsaw, 2007 l Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, 2005 lPersian Gardens,Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2005 l Liu-Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, 2003 l Yan-Huang Art Museum, Beijing, 2003 l Kokkola Museum, Kokkola, 2003 l Femmes en Iran, Evry City Hall, France and European parliament, Brussels, 2003 l Caisa Cultural Center, Helsinki, 2003 l Iranian Contemporary, Christie’s King Street, London, 2002 lVilla del Cardinale, Naples, 2002 l Fabien Fryns Fine Arts, Marbella, 2002 l Palazzo Reale di Napoli, Naples, 2002 l Cultural Center, Berlin, 2002 l Center, Washington DC, New York, Belleville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Texas Florida, 2002 l Amber Gallery, East-West Foundation, Leiden, 2001 lMuseum of Fine Arts, Caracas, 2000 l Rome Expo, Rome, 2000

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TALA MADANI: b. 1981 Education MFA Painting, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, 2006 l BFA Visual Arts, Oregon State University, Oregon, 2004 l BA Political Science, Oregon State University, Oregon, 2004 l Selected Solo Exhibitions Tala Madani, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, 2011 l Manual Man, Pilar Corrias, London, 2011 l Pictograms, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY, 2010 l Dazzle Men, Pilar Corrias, London, 2009 l ASSASSIN: hashish anyone?, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY, 2008 l Smoke and Mirrors, Lombard-Freid Projects, NY, 2007 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS He disappeared into complete silence; rereading a single artwork by Louise Bourgeois, Museum De Hallen, Amsterdam, 2011 l Speech Matters, Danish Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2011 l Open House, Singapore Biennale, 2011 l Between my Head and my Hand, There is Always the Face of Death, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, 2011 l Greater New York 2010, P.S. 1 MoMA, NY, 2010 l The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame, 4th Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial, Tirana, 2009 l The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, NY, 2009 l Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009 l La Maison Jaune: Works on Paper, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, 2008 l Size Matters: XS – Recent Small Scale Painting, Knoxville Museum of of Art, Knoxville, 2008 l Size Matters: XXL-Recent Large-Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, 2007 l Size Matters: XS-Recent Small Scale Paintings, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, 2007 l Graduate Show, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, 2005 l Senior Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Oregon, 2003 l Group Show, Studio 580, Bend, 2003 FARROKH MAHDAVI: b. 1970 Selected Solo Exhibition Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 Selected Group Exhibitions How Lucky We Are, Angel At Our Table, God In Our Car, Vienna, Krinzinger Gallery, 2011 l What Lies Beneath, IVDE Gallery, Dubai, 2011 l Magical Nights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, 2010 l New Faces Iran, Janet Rady Fine Art, London, 2010 l Drawing Exhibition, Mohsen Gallery, 2010 l Human Habitat, Westminster University, London, 2009 l Mah-eMehr Gallery, Tehran, 2009


SHAHRIAR MAZANDI: b. 1964 Education BA Communication, Pepperdine University, California, 1989 l Fine Art Studies Parsons School of Design, CA, 1984 l Foundation Studies Fine Art, Brighton College of Art and Design, 1983 l Selected Solo Exhibitions The Anza Borrego and other South Western American Deserts, Photography Exhibition, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1994 l Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville, California, 1996 l Ghosts and Machines, Andipa Gallery, London, 2000 l Harrovian Photographers Throughout The Ages, London, 2008 FARSHID MESGHALI: b. 1943 Education Painting, Tehran University Selected Exhibitions Exhibited in Tehran, Paris and Los Angeles l Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam l Solo Exhibition, Bratislava Museuml Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary of Arts ARDESHIR MOHASSESS: b. 1938 Education BA Political Science and Law, Tehran University, Tehran, 1962 Selected Solo Exhibitions Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Persian Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, 2006 l Darisi Gallery, Shiraz, 1976 l Columbia University, NY, 1974 l Iran-America Society, Tehran, 1973 l Sayhoun Gallery, Tehran, 1969 l Qandriz Gallery, Tehran, 1963 Selected Group Exhibitions Politics and Arts: Ten Years of Graphic Commentary, 1970–1980, American Institute for Graphic Arts, NY, 1980 l Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1974 l Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 1971 MEHRDAD MOHEBALI: b. 1960 Selected Solo Exhibitions Etemad Gallery, Dubai, 2012 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1995 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1993 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Sabz Gallery, Tehran, 1991 l Tehran University Gallery, Tehran, 1990 l Selected Group Exhibitions Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Farvahar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Mah-e-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l BJ Biennial, Beijing, 2005 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Turin Festival, Turin, 2005 l Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2004 l Bellevue Gallery, Vancouver, 2004 l Laleh

Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Iranian Artists Forum Gallery, 2003 l Shahr Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Iranian Artists Forum Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Museum of Contemporary Arts, Iravan, 2003 l Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, 2002 l Ginza Gallery, Tokyo, 2002 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Third Paris Triennial, Paris, 2002 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Omari Gallery, Tokyo, 2002 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2001 l Iranian Artists Forum Gallery, 2001 l Iranian Contemporary Painters, Ankara & Istanbul, 2001 l Niavaran Art Centre, Tehran, 2001 l Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2001 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 l Niavaran Art Center, Tehran, 2000 l ALI MOUSAVI: b. 1977 Education MA Fine Art, Kingston University, London, 2011 l Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University, London, 2011 l BA, Fine Art, Plymouth University, Plymouth, 2010 l Foundation Degree Photography and Digital Arts, Exeter University, Exeter, 2009 l Selected Solo Exhibitions l Invisible People, Exeter Picture House Cinema, Exeter, 2010 l Art Works, Exeter Phoenix Art gallery, Exeter, 2010 l Invisible Landscape, Picture House Cinema, Exeter, 2009 l Untitled, Central Library, Exeter, 2008 l Strangers into citizens: documentary photographs, Devon, 2006 l Untitled, Art Centre Gallery, Torrington, 2006 l Untitled, Exeter College, Exeter, 2005 Selected Group Exhibitions Collective: Student Group Exhibition, Exeter, 2010 l Untitled: Student Group Exhibition, John Gandy’s restaurant, Exeter, 2009 ALI NASSIR: b. 1952 Education Painting, Hochschule der Künste Berlin, 1978 l Graduate, Meisterschüler, 1983 l 1984 Exchange Student, Ecole des Beaux Arts,Besancon,1984 Selected Exhibitions Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2006 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Tehran meets Berlin, Galerie Tammen, Berlin, 2005 l Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 2004 l Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Isphahan Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002 l Sächsische Landesärztekammer, Dresden, 2001 l Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000 l VI International Art Triennale Majdanek 2000, 329


Majdanek, 2000 l Second Tehran International Contemporary Painting Exhibition, 2000 l Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000 l 10 Jahre Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld, 2000 l First Tehran International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, 1999 l Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 1998 l Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld, 1998 l Galerie Kunst und Objekt, Leipzig, 1998 l Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1997 l Coincidence XII, Cologne, 1997 l Fliegen, Künstlerhaus Hamburg, 1997 l Galerie am Chamissoplatz, Berlin, 1996 l Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 1995 l Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 1993 l Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1993 l Biennale, Tehran, 1991 l Galerie Sabz, Tehran, 1991 l Kunstmesse Hamburg, 1990 l Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1990 l Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1989 l Realismusstudio der NGBK, Berlin, 1986 l Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1986 l Galerie Rotor, Goteborg, 1986 l 200 Jahre Französische Revolution, Berlin, 1986 l Kunst und Kultur aus drei Städten Berlin, 1985 l Universiade Festival Kobe 85, Japan, 1985 ARASH NAZARI: b. 1980 Education BA Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, 2004 Selected Solo Exhibition Registered Commercial Signs, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2011 Selected Group Exhibitions Summer Exhibition, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Expo 90, Second Exhibition of Iranian Sculptors’ Auction, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2011 DANA NEHDARAN: b. 1982 Education BA Painting, Sooreh University, Shiraz, 2007 l Associate degree, Carpet design, Isfahan, 2002 Selected Solo Exhibitions Esther’s children, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l My Mona Lisa, Nar Gallery, Tehran,2010 l The Inside Layers, Morteza Momayez Gallery, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2008 Selected Group Exhibitions First Modern & Contemporary Visual Art Auction, Tehran, 2011 l Cutting Edge Artists, Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Iranian Painter Association, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, 2011 l The first Tehran painting market: Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Little Dancer, Henna Art gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Young Avant-garde, Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Encyclopedia Iranica Charity Exhibition, New York, 2010 l Auto-portraits II, Silk road gallery ,Tehran, 2010 l Untitled, Art Center, Tehran, 2010 l Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010 l 1001 Colours, Canvas Gallery, New York, 2009 l Colours for the Green, Mellat Cinema 330

Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Global Generation Freiburg Group Exhibition, Freiburg, 2008 l Untitled, Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Photography Expo, Esteqlal hotel, Tehran, 2007 l Eternal Papers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, Iran, 2007 DARIUSH NEHDARAN: b. 1984 Education BA Painting, Elm & Farhang University Tehran, 2007 Selected Solo Exhibitions Contemporary Portrait, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Urban Rivers, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2008 Selected Group Exhibitions Iranian Pulse, Cultural Center “Hello Future”, Rio de Janeiro, 2011 l First Modern & Contemporary Visual Art Auction, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l The first Tehran Painting Market, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Magic of Persia Charity Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Abu Dhabi, 2010 l Encyclopaedia Iranica Charity Art Exhibition, New York, 2010 l Seven…?!, Day Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Eternal Papers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, 2007 l Photography Expo, Esteqlal hotel, Tehran, 2007 l Untitled, Bahman Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2005 SHIRIN NESHAT: b. 1957 Selected Solo Exhibitions Women Without Men, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2011 l Shirin Neshat: Soliloquy, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2011 l Shirin Neshat, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, 2010 l Games of Desire, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, 2009 l Games of Desire, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, 2009 l Women Without Men, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2009 l Shirin Neshat, Gladstone Gallery, NY, 2008 l Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, 2008 l Shirin Neshat: New Works, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, 2008 l Shirin Neshat, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, 2007 l Shirin Neshat, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, 2006 l Shirin Neshat, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, 2006 l Shirin Neshat, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, 2006 l Zarin, Gladstone Gallery, NY, 2005 l Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum Für Gengewart, Berlin, 2005 l Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Leon, 2005 l Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2005 l Shirin Neshat, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2004 l Tooba Asia Society Museum, NY, 2003 l Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, 2003 l


Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, 2003 l Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 2003 l Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2002 l Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 2002 l Banco di Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2002 lAarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 2002 l Passage, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University , Pittsburgh, 2002 l Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2001 l Patrick Painter, Santa Monica, 2001 l Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY, 2001 l Kanazawa Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa, 2001 l Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 2001 l Serpentine Gallery, London, 2000 l Pitti Discovery, Florence, 2000 l Selected Group Exhibitions Beyond Conventions: Reimagining Human Rights in a Time of Change, Ford Foundation, NY, 2011 l TRA. Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 2011 l I Know Something About Love, 2011 l Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, 2011 l Exposure: Photos from the Vault, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 2011 l Disquieted, Portland Art Museum, Portland, 2011 l Bad Habits, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2009 l BAROCK, MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, 2009 l Shirin Neshat e Shoja Azari, Noire Contemporary Art, Turin, 2009 l Prospect.1: New Orleans International Biennial, New Orleans, 2008 l Me Ophelia, The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2008 l Stereotypes, The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany; Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Jewish Museum, Vienna, 2008 l Wanderers in Contemporary Video Art, Museo Civico, Commune di Siena, Siena, 2008 l Foto.Kunst, Essl Museum, Vienna, 2007 l Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, 2007 NICKY NODJOUMI: b. 1942 Education 1974 MFA, City College of New York, NY, 1974 l 1967 BA, Tehran University of Fine Arts, Tehran, 1967 Selected Solo Exhibitions Educating the Horse, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2010 l The Formulaic Nature of Appearances, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, NY, 2009 l Triumph of Tradition, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY, 2006 l Interactive Game, Thom Andriola/New Gallery, Houston, 2005 l Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Private Agenda, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY, 2004 l Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, NY, 2003 l Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, NY, 2001 l Pierogi 2000, NY, 1999 l Studio 24, NY, 1997 l Artists Space, NY,

1993 l Pictogram Gallery, NY, 1985 l Leila Taghinia Milani Gallery, NY, 1984 l The Alternative Museum, NY, 1983 l Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1980 l Shahr Gallery, NY, 1978 l Roko Gallery, NY, 1976 l Seyhon Gallery, Tehran, 1976 Selected Group Exhibitions Tale Spinning, curated by Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art, 2011 l One Thousand and One Nights: the narrative tradition in contemporary Middle Eastern art, Wayne, 2010 l Iran Inside Out, DePaul University Museum, Chicago, 2009 l Epic Painting, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, 2009 l 547 West 27th Street, 2nd floor, NY, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Chelsea Visits Havana, 10th Havana Biennial, Museo del Bellas Artes, Havana, 2009 l Conference of the Birds LTMH Gallery, London, 2008 l 5th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2008 l Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY, 2004 l Momus Gallery, NY, 2003 l East Village Now & Then: 20 Year Anniversary, Studio 18 Gallery, NY, 2003 l New York in Texas, New Gallery, Houston, 2003 l 20th Anniversary Celebration: Stefan Stux Gallery, New Gallery, Houston, 2003 l Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2003 l Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour, NY, 2001 l Maison Française, Columbia University, NY, 2000 l Pierogi 2000, NY, 2000 l Center for Iranian Modern Arts, NY, 1999 l Pierogi 2008, NY, 2008 l Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2008 l The Lobby Gallery at Deutsche Bank, NY, 1998 l Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, 1998 l Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1998 l Bard College, NY, 1998 l Vassar College, NY, 1998 l Burns Fine Art Ltd, NY, 1998 l Metropolitan Design Center, NY, 1990 FEREYDOON OMIDI: b. 1967 Education BA Painting, IsIamic Azad University, Tehran, 1993 l MA Painting, University of Art, Tehran, 1998 l Selected Solo Exhibitions Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Studio Plan Gallery, Venice 2009 l Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2008 l Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, 2002 l Iranian Artists’ House Gallery, 2002 l Azad Designers’ Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 l Collection of Plants, Fereshteh Gallery, Tehran, 1998 l Fereydoun Ave Gallery, Tehran, 1996 l Fereydoun Ave Gallery, Tehran, 1995 l Selected Group Exhibitions Pardis Gallery, Tehran, 2012, Henna Gallery, 331


Tehran, 2010, Iranian Artists House Gallery, Tehran, 2010, Spiritual Art Exhibition, Niavaran Art Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Pardis Gallery, Tehran, 2012 l Henna Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Iranian Artists House Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Spiritual Art Exhibition, Niavaran Art Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005 l Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Atbin Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l 13 Group Exhibition, Aban Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Installation & Video Art, Iranian Artists’ House Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Video Art, Azad Designers Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Video Art, Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Art Cultural Center, Tehran, 2002 l Adam & Eve, Art Cultural Center, Tehran, 2002 l Zangan University, Tehran, 2002 LEILA PAZOOKI: b. 1977 Education Postgraduate MA Art in Context, University Der Kunst, Berlin, 2009 l Graduate Sculpture, School of Art and Design, Berlin, 2002 l BA Painting, Munich Art School, Munich, State University of Arts, Tehran, 2000 Selected Solo Exhibitions Untitled, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, 2011 l Fair Trade, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, 2011 l Two Minute Photo, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2009 l Pixel Diary, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Retrospective, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, 2008 l Photocollage, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, 2004 l Hydromania, photography/video Installation, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1998-99 l Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1996 Selected Group Exhibitions Disquieting Muses, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Centre, Thessaloniki, 2011 l The Global Contemporary Art World after 1989, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, 2011 l See the Light, Espace Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong, 2011 l Illumination, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, 2010 l Bild texte - text Bilder, Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna, 2010 l One Year, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, 2010 l The Archivist’s Impatience, The LOFT, Mumbai, 2010 l The Augmented Flaws, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, 2009 l Promise of Loss, Ernst Hillger Gallery, Vienna, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2009 l Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Centre for Art, San Francisco, CA, 2008 l Identity and Art, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, 2008 l Within & Without, ParAava and No More Grey Gallery, London, 2007 lI’m Longing and I don’t Know for What, Berlin House of Iranian Artists, Tehran, 2007 l Parallel Moments, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Ready Steady Go!, Degree Project, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2007 l

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SHAHPOUR POUYAN: b. 1979 Education MFA Painting, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, 2007 l BFA, Painting, Art University, Tehran, 2004 Selected Solo Exhibitions The Hooves, 66 Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Bana Bar In, Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l XVA Gallery bastakia, Dubai, 2009 l Towers, Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l University of Science and Culture, Tehran, 2002 l Tarahane Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2002  l University of Science and Culture, Tehran, 2000 Selected Group Exhibitions Performance Box Curatorship, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l The Emerging Iranian Scene, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, 2010 l Total Arts at The Courtyard, Dubai, UAE, 2010 l Sous Le Radar, JTM Gallery, Paris, France, 2010 l Under Radar Revelation, 66 Gallery, Tehran, Iran l 1389, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran l Baz in che shouresh ast”, Video Project, Silk Road Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l 1001 Colors, Canvas Gallery, New York, 2009 l The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, themed Urban Jealousy, Magacin MKM, belgrade, Serbia l Auto portraits, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Nar gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Third International Digital Miniprinte Exhibition- Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, 2008 l 100 paintings-100 painters, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l M.F.A Students of Tehran Art University, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008  l Tehran Art Expose, Tehran, 2004  l Tehran art colleges students paintings, Niavaran Culture House Gallery, Tehran, 2003 l Teachers and Students of Science and Culture University, Bahman Art and Culture House, Tehran, 2003, Skan Gallery, Tehran, 2000 IMAN RAAD: b. 1979 Selected Exhibitions 2008 | Iranian Shout, Contemporary Iranian Posters, Geneva, 2008 | 27000 Millimeter, 13 Gallery, Sari, 2008 | GEN X: Posters by Iranian Young Graphic Designers, York University, Toronto, 2008 | Iranian Typography, York University, Toronto, 2008 | Rokhsat, Mirak Gallery, Mashad, 2008 | Carteles de Iran: Contemporary Iranian Posters, Barcelona, 2008 | Reference, A Graphic Show by Chargoosh, Laleh Art Gallery,Tehran, 2008 | Rokhsat, Vesal


Gallery, Shiraz, 2007 | Rokhsat, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran 2007 | Art & Securiy festival, Tehran, 2007 l Gwangju Design Biennale 2007, Gwangju, 2007 l Child, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial, Tehran, 2007 | Iranian Typography, Basel, 2007 | Drawer: visual snippets of Chargoosh, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Chargoosh, Sari, 2006 | Image of the Year, Annual exhibition, Iranian Artists’ House, Tehran 2006 | Deeper Depression group art project, Tehran, 2006 | Warsaw International poster biennale, Warsaw, 2006 l Poster for Poster, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2005 | Iranian Poster Exhibition, Ogaki poster museum, Ogaki, 2005 | To Count on the Letters, Behesht Gallery, Mashad, 2005 | Image of the Year, Annual Exhibition, Iranian Artists’ House, Tehran, 2005 | Char-Goosh, Isfahan, 2005 | Transition, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 | Bloem van het Oosten, Moderne Iraanse en Arabische affiches, Dutch Poster Museum, Hoorn, 2005 | Fifty-Fifty, the 5th Color’s exhibition, EXPA Gallery, Palermo, 2005 | Char-Goosh, Group poster exhibition, Mashad, 2004 | An exhibition of Selected Posters, Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2004 | Char-Goosh, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2004 | Molavi: The second Iranian Typography Exhibition, Iranian Artists’ House, Tehran, 2004 | Deepression, Azad art gallery, Tehran, 2002 | Iran: the Land of Peace Festival, Tehran, 2002 | Discrimination,Tehran Art University, Tehran, 2002 | Knokke-Heist International Cartoon Festival, Belgium, 2001 | 5th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2001 | Series 70, Solo Installation Exhibition, Mashad, 2001 FARNAZ RABIEIJAH: b.1981 Education MSc Plant Biology, Tehran Payam Nour University, 2007 l BSc Biology, Tehran Azad University, 2003 Selected Group Exhibitions Sixth Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Niavaran Art Gallery l Biennial, Tehran, 2011 l Tenth Iranian Contemporary Ceramics, Imam Ali Art Museum l Biennial, Tehran, 2011 l Second Sculpture Expo, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Sculpture Exhibition, Henna Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Sculpture Exhibition, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Sculpture Exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Haft Negah Annual Art Expo Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2010 l Sculpture Exhibition by Varagh Group Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l The First “Medal” Group

Exhibition Mah-e-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Sculpture Exhibition by “Varagh” Group Art Center Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l The First Sculpture Expo Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2008 l The First Outdoor Biennial, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Daheshpour Charity Art Exhibition Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l The Fifth Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Tehran Museum of Biennial Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 l Daheshpour Charity Art Exhibition, Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran 2007 l The Eighth Iranian Contemporary Ceramics, Tehran Museum of and Vitreous Biennial Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 l Sculpture Exhibition, Sadabad Palace, Tehran, 2003 SAGHAR RAD: b. 1974 Selected Presentation Pershing Hall, Plaza Athenee, Maison Blanche, 2010 l Selected Commissions Moet and Chandon, Martel, Belvédère, Perrier Jouet, 2010 HESAM RAHMANIAN: b. 1980 Education BSC, Graphic Design, Sacramento State University, CA, 2009 l AA Applied Art and Design, Sierra College, CA, 2005 l Diploma Fine Art, School of Visual Arts, Tehran, 1999 Selected Solo Exhibitions Till the End of Dawn, Paradise Row, London, 2011 l Hit Me With Your War Tune, Traffic, Dubai, 2010 l Iran’s Social Disorder, Art Ten20, Sacramento, CA, 2009 l Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1999 Selected Group Exhibitions TBA, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2012 l MOP CAP, Royal College of Art, London, 2011 l How Lucky We Are, Angel at Our Table, God in Our Car, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 2011 l Taking Sides, Paddle8, New York, 2011 l The State: Social / Antisocial?, Traffic and The Thirdline, Dubai, 2011 l Art Dubai, Dubai, 2011 l MOP CAP 2011, Traffic, Dubai, 2011 l The State: Uppers & Downers, Traffic, Dubai, 2011 l Fuck Ups, Fables and Fiascos, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, 2010 l Annual Senior Spring Show, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA, 2009 l East Meets West, Artwork SF, San Francisco, CA, 2007 l Digital Art Show, Ridley Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 2003 l Digital Art Show, Ridley Gallery, Sacramento, CA, 2002 SHIRIN SABAHI: b. 1984 Education MFA, Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö, 2009 l AA Photography, Art University, Tehran, 2007 l BA Industrial Design, Iran University of Science and 333


Technology, Tehran, 2007 l Selected Solo & Two-person Exhibitions Slipping Away (w. Sébastien Berthier), Etikett, Malmö, 2010 l Someone Was Here, Gallery No. 6, Tehran, 2010 l Les Misérables on Stage at Bahman Culture House, Århus, 2009 l Down the Rabbit Hole, On the Wall, Cirkulations Centralen, Malmö, 2009 l Present Perfect Tense, KHM Gallery, Malmö, 2009 Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings TV Dinner, IM International, NY, 2011 l Utan Titel (Video), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, 2011 l O Que Passou Continua a Mudar, Platforma Revolver, Lisbon, 2011 l Brief Histories, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, 2011 l MOP CAP Shorlist Exhibition, Traffic, Dubai, 2011 l Fotografi i Fokus, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, 2011 l Forårsudstillingen, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2011 l 2nd International Congress for Free Artists, Århus Kunstbygning, Århus, 2010 l Techniques of Persuasion, Konsthall C, Stockholm, 2010 l Being Visible, Spazio Dogana – Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2010 l 7th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, 2009 l Accommodation, HISK, Gent, 2009 l Loop Video Festival, Barcelona, 2009 l The Messenger, Bruuge Cultural Center, Bruges, Belgium, 2008 l Tehran, Iran Photo Museum, Tehran, 2008 l 2nd Fanoos Slideshow, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Deeper Depression, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l 1st Anniversary, House of Modern Art, Tehran, 2006 KOUROUSH SALEHI: b. 1964 Education BSC Architecture, London, 1985 l MA Art and Architecture, London 1993 l Royal Institute of British Architects, 1996 Selected Solo Exhibitions Turquoise Letters, Ideal Generation Gallery, London, 2009 l Tarragon Fields, (collection of 3 video art films) Maverick Gallery, London, 2008 l Still Waters, (short film) Lumier Cinema, London, 2003 l Water Water, Kufa Gallery, London, 2001 l The Big Yellow, Leighton House Gallery, London, 1998 l Water and Earth, Kufa Gallery, London, 1993 l Infinite is Nothing, Polish Cultural Centre, London, 1986 Selected Group Exhibitions Art Dubai, Dubai, 2011 l Truth Exhibition, Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi, 2011 l Breakfast in Tehran, Frameless Gallery, London, 2011 l Art Abu Dhabi, 2011 l Exhibition of Video Art, Katara Gallery, Qatar, 2011 l Architect Artists, London and Paris, 1998 l School of African and Oriental 334

Studies, London, 1997 l Architect Artists, London, 1996 l Architect Artists, Paris and London, 1995 l Architect Artists, London and Amsterdam, 1994 l Architect Artists, Paris and London, 1993 l Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1993 l Architect Artists, London, 1992 l Oxford University, Oxford, 1992 l Venice Biennale, Venice, 1985 OMID SALEHI: b. 1972 Education Graphics Shahid Rajaei University, Tehran l Photography, Azad University, Tehran Selected Group Exhibitions Transit Tehran, London, 2009 l 30 Years of Iranian Documentary Photography, Paris, 2009 l First Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2007 l Five Iranian Photographers, Georgia, 2005 l Chobi Mela 3, Bangladesh, 2004 l Muslims, Paris, 2004 l Iran in the 21st century, London, 2003 l Iranian Youth’s View, Tehran, 1995 YASHAR SAMIMI MOFAKHAM: b. 1979 Education Honorary Diploma, Triennale de Chamalières, France, 2010 l Honorary Diploma in Scenography, First International Pantomime Festival, Tehran Selected Solo Exhibitions Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Naregatsi Art Institute, Yerevan, 2009 l 66 Gallery, Tehran, 2010 Selected Group Exhibition How I learned to stop fearing and love exotic art”, Jamm Art & Beyond, Kuwait, 2011 l Contemporary Printmaking, Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l International Biennial of Engraving 2011 “Premio Acqui”, Italy, 2011 l Selfdom, 7Samar Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l International Art Expo, Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery, Kuwait, 2010 l Charsoo Group, Drawing Exhibition, Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Art Medal Exhibition, Mah-e Mehr Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Chamaliere Triennial of Printmaking, Paris, 2010 l Art Medal Project, British Art Medal Society, Royal Museum of Cornwall, 2009 l International Biennial of Engraving 2009 “Premio Acqui”, Italy, 2009 l Printmaking Group Exhibition, Mehrva Gallery, Tehran, 2009 Mamali Shafahi: b.1982 Selected Solo Exhibitions Wonderland, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, 2010 l Mamali and his doves in art?!” Installation, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Blonde descending a staircase, Urban Jalousie Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, l 2008 l Freedom, Art Athina Contemporary Art Fair, Athens, 2008 l


Everybody Needs a Show, ENSA Paris-Cergy Art School, Paris, 2007 l Light boxes, Wochdom Gallery, Paris, 2007 l In search of Stolen Jesus, Limoges, 2006 l My Magic Box, Tarahan Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Selected Group Exhibitions Good City for Dreamers, ”Nicolas Silin Galerie, Paris, 2011 l Carte Blanche, Art Video Film Festival, Cannes, 2011 l I. U. (Heart), The Third Line, Dubai, 2010 l Wonderland, Collection Dubai SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2009 l Ashura, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Everybody needs a show, Athens, 2008 l Slick Art Fair, Focus Gallery, Paris, 2008 l Radical Drawing II, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Karaoke Poetry Athens biennial, Athens, 2007 l Eraser Head, 9th biennial of Tehran, 2004 Arman Stepanian: b. 1956 Education BA Graphic Design, Faculty of FineEArts, Tehran University Selected Group Exhibitions Tehran-New York, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2010 l Art + Auction Magazine, New York, 2010 l Iranian and Armenian Painters, Hoor Research Center, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Salwa Zaidan Gallery, Chelsea Art Museum New York, 2009 | De Paul Museum Chicago, 2009 l Ghaf Gallery, UAE, 2008 l Iranian Contemporary Photographers, De Santos Gallery, Texas, 2006 | Iranian Vision Nicolaysen Art Museum, Wyoming, 2005 | Melina Mercury Cultural Complex, Cypress, 2003 | Persian vision, Tehran & Isfahan MoCA, 2002 & 2003 l Iranian Vision, Electra Gallery Paris Museum, Paris, 2002 | Iranian Vision, European Tsaloniki, 2002 | Asian Biennial of Graphic Design, Iranian Center for Cultural Research and Study, Tehran, 1990 | 2nd & 9th Iranian Photography Biennial, 1990 & 2004 Selected Solo exhibitions: Silk Road Gallery, 2004, 2005 & 2010 l Sofitel Gallery, Luxemburg, 2002 | Seyhoun, Gallery, 2002 PARVIZ TANAVOLI: b. 1937 Education Graduate of Brera Academy, Milan, 1959 Selected Recent Exhibitions Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 2011 l Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2009 l Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN: b. 1981 Selected Solo Exhibitions Listen, LA Caja Blanca Gallery, Palma de Majorca, 2011 l Listen, Jakob Church, Oslo, 2011 l Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Chador and Chanel, Side Art Gallery, Newcastle, 2009 l Newsha Tavakolian, Centre Culturel Franco Allemand, Karlsruhe, Berlin, 2009 l Selected Group Exhibitions Hajj: Journey of a life time, British Museum, London, 2012 l Listen, 7th Photo Biennial Poznan, 2011 l Listen: Snail Fever, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2011 l Good City for Dreamers, Nicolas Silin Gallery, Paris, 2011 l My Super Hero, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010 l Jungle, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l No More Bad Girls? Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2010 l Art Dubai, Dubai, 2009 l Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, 2009 l Made in Tehran: 6 Frauen-Blicke, Cicero Galerie, Berlin, 2008 l 2008, EVE Women Photographers’ collective Angkor Photography Festival, Angkor, 2008 l 2007, EVE women photographers collective slideshow at Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, 2007 l 2006, EVE women photographers collective Gijón International Festival of Photojournalism, Gijón, 2006 l Mothers of Martyrs, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Women in Tehran, Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2002 l News, Khaneh Gallery, Tehran, 1999 SADEGH TIRAFKAN: b. 1965 Selected Solo exhibitions Etemad Gallery, Dubai, 2011 l AB Gallery, Luzern, 2011 l Selma Feriani & Louise Alexander Gallery, London, 2010 l Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Lee Ka-Sing gallery, Toronto, 2006 l Aspace Gallery, Toronto, 2006 l Massoud Nader Gallery, New York, 2006 l Espace photography Contreype, Brussels, 2005 l VU Photography Centre Quebec City, 2005 l Assar Art gallery, Tehran, 2005 l Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, 2004 l VU Gallery, Paris, 2003 l Massoud Nader Gallery, New York, 2002 l Parkerson Gallery, Houston, 2002 l Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 2001 l Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 2000 l Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 1997 l Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 1995 l Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 1991 l Mansoureh Hossini Gallery, Tehran, 1989 Selected Group Exhibitions The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, 2012 l Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2011 l Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2011 l Martin 335


Gropius Bau, Taswir, Berlin, 2010 l Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, 2009 l Chelsea Art Museum, Iran Inside Out, NYC, 2009 l British Museum, London, 2009 l Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2008 l Contemporary Art Platform, In Focus, London, 2007 l Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2007 l Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, 2006 l Gold Coast City Art Gallery, 2006 l Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 2006 l Art after Revolution, San Sebastian, 2005 l LEE Ka-Sing Gallery, Toronto, 2004 l The Fifth International Month of Photography in Moscow, 2004 l VU Gallery, Paris, 2003 l Group show, Arta Gallery, The Distillery, Toronto, 2003 l 20 Years of photography in Iran: 40 Iranian photographers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2002 l 20 Years of photography in Iran, 40 Iranian photographers, Espace Electra, Paris, 2001 ATOOSA VAHDANI: b. 1976 Education BA Electronic Engineering Selected Exhibitions Expo 90, Second Exhibition of Iranian Sculptors’ Auction, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l 2011 Sculpture of the Third Generation and Parviz Tanavoli, Farvahar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 l Group Sculpture Exhibition, Art Centre Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Native Art Exhibition, Art Centre Gallery, Paris, 2010 l Millon & Associes, Paris, 2010 l 100 Pieces 100 Artists, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2010 l Kalb Group, Art Centre Gallery, Tehran, 2009 l Medal exhibition National Museum, London, 2008 l First Urban Sculpture Biennial, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2008 l Fifth Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, 2007 l Kalb Group, Baran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Kalb Group, Mahe-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, 2007 l Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 1999 FIROOZ ZAHEDI: b. 1949 Education International Relations, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 1969 l Art, Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC l Editorial Works Vanity Fair l Vogue l GQ l Town and Country l Time, Glamour l Architectural Digest l Elle Décor l House Beautiful Selected Exhibitions LTMH Gallery, NY l Staley Wise Gallery, NY l Elizabeth Taylor in Iran, 1976 (Permanent Collection), LACMA, LA, 2011 l Hollywood and Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2008 l Hollywood and Portraits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008

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MEHRAN ZIRAK: b.1958 Education Faculty of Decorative Arts, Tehran, Iran l École Nationale Superieure des Arts-Décoratifs, Paris Selected Group Exhibitions Musée Tavet, Ponstoise, 2009 l Galerie La Doulouze, Saint-Justin, 2008 l Art VO, Cergy, 2006 l Art Actuel, Saint-OuenlʼAumône, 2006 l Hôtel particulier de Monthiers, Pontoise, 2005 l Panorama de lʼart vivant, Taverny, 2003 l Musée Pissaro, Pontoise, 2002 l Panorama de lʼart vivant, Taverny, 2002 l Caserne du Bossut, Pontoise, 2001 l Théâtre des Amandiers, Paris, 1994 CHARLES HOSSEIN ZENDEROUDI: b. 1937 Education High School of Fine Arts, Tehran, 1958 Selected Exhibitions Atlier Kabboud, Tehran, 1975 l Venice Biennale, Venice, 1962 l São Paolo Biennial, São Paolo 1963 l Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran l Niavaran Palace Museum, Tehran l Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris l Museum of Modern Art, NY


Committee Sara Ameri Ahmad Boroumand Micheal Micheal Michael-Henry Krayem Shirley Elghanian Alexandra Terry Nikki Meftah Fereshte Moosavi Goli Nili Shahroo Izadi Katayoon Forouhesh Tehrani Asal Sobati Alireza Sobati Reza Nader Sepahi Sharare Naghibi

trustees Shirley Elghanian Shirin Elghanayan Farbod Dowlatshahi Asal Sobati Vajih Soleimani

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Irandoust, Hossein Karimi, Nikki Kasaei, Aria Kazemi, Naeeme Khebrehzadeh, Avish Lashai, Farideh Madani, Tala Mahdavi, Fakkokh Mazandi, Shahriar Mesghali, Farshid Mohasses, Ardeshir Mohebali, Mehrdad Mousavi, Ali Nassir, Ali Nazari, Arash Nehdaran, Dana Nehdaran, Dariush Neshat, Shirin Nodjoumi, Nicky Omidi, Fereydoun Pazooki, Leila Pouyan, Shapour Raad, Iman Rabiejah, Farnaz Rad, Saghar Rahmanian, Hesam Sabahi, Shirin Saffari, Bijan Salehi, Kouroush Salehi, Omid Samimi Mofakham, Yashar Shafahi, Mamali Stepanian, Arman Tanavoli, Parviz Tavakolian, Newsha Tirafkan, Sadegh Vahdani, Atoosa Zahedi, Firooz Zenderoudi, Charles Hossein Zirak, Mehran

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Mohammed Afkhami Allahyar Afshar Shirin Afshar Afsoon Hassan Ahari Shahriar Ahmadi Shiva Ahmadi Farhad Ahrarnia Fiza Akram Alaleh Alamir Ali Alavi Shirin Aliabadi Sara Ameri Hamidreza Andarz Hisham Aqeel Shaqayeq Arabi Kamrooz Aram Reza Aramesh The Art Newspaper Pooya Aryanpour Maryam Ashkanian Alireza Astaneh Mehran Atash Abol Atighetchi Aun Gallery Fereydoun Ave Myrna Ayad Azad Gallery Niyaz Azadikhah Shoja Azari Javad Azimi Shahnaz Bagherzadeh Mahmoud Bakhshi Ali Bakhtiar Ali Bakhtiar Designs Ali Bakhtiari Kelly Baldwin Ali Banisadr Camila Batmanghelich Behzad Behnam Nima Behnoud Leonore-Namkha Beschi Bogh-Art Albert Boghossian Roberto Boghossian 340

Ahmad Boroumand Isabelle de la Bruyère Ashkhan Candey Candey LLP Canvas Magazine Carbon 12 Antonia Carver Bahman Chahardehi Shahrzad Changalvaee Mohzy Chipperfield Christie’s Crystal Arc Lela Csaky Henry Dallal Gohar Dashti Hashem Damasi The Delfina Foundation Delwood Desert King Farbod Dowlatshahi Eclipse Vida Edalat Shirin Elghanayan Roya Elghanian Yasmine Esfandiary Etemad Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Shadi Fahid Ian Fairservice Shirin Fakhim Farhad Fathipour Bita Fayyazi Arash Fayez Rachel Firth Mohsen Fouladpour Farhad Fozouni Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Gasworks Shadi Ghadirian Amir Ghaffarpour Mina Ghaziani Gladstone Gallery Babak Golkar

Bastien Gonzalez Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh Farhad Hakimzadeh Peter Hargitay Harpers Bazaar Art Mohammad Firouz Nargess Hashemi Sahand Hesamian Paul Hewitt Homa Art Gallery Ehsan Hosseini Isabella Ellaleh Hughes Jumeirah Emirates Towers IML Hossein Irandoust Shahroo Izadi Shahrokh Izadi Borna Izadpanah Hadi Javadi Michael Jeha Nikki Karimi Shahram Karimi Aria Kasaei Kayhan International Naeemeh Kazemi Maneli Keykavousi Ali Khadra Khak Gallery Avish Khebrehzadeh Shahnaz Khonsari Kids Company Michael-Henry Krayem Farideh Lashai William Lawrie Lawrie Shabibi Gallery Leila Heller Gallery James Lees Tala Madani Mojeh Magazine Mah Art Gallery Farrokh Mahdavi Farhad Matloob Shahriar Mazandi Ruth Melad


Bo Meftah Nikki Meftah Yasmin Meftah Farshid Mesghali Arsalan Mohammad Mehrdad Mohebali Michael Michael Fereshte Moosavi Colin Morris Motivate Publishing Mohammad Mottahedan Ali Mousavi Farhad Moshiri Reza Nader-Sepahi Sharareh Naghibi HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan HH Sheikha Shamma BintKhalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan Dina Nasser-Khadivi Ali Nassir Arash Nazari Dana Nehdaran Dariush Nehdaran Shirin Neshat Nexus Goli Nili Niloo’s Resturant Nicky Nodjoumi Mohammad Nodjoumi Stephanie Ollivier Fereydoun Omidi One and Only Royal Mirage Saghi Oushal Alexei Panahpour Parasol Unit Parking Space Gallery Leila Pazooki Pilar Corrias Gallery Shahpour Pouyan DJ Pouya MC Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Saghar Rad Iman Raad

Farnaz Rabiejah Sunny Rahbar Hesam Rahmanian Ben Rawlingson-Plant Republique Ropac Rose Issa Projects Sabah Ensemble Shirin Sabahi Nazanine Sabbagh Behnam Sadeghi Mamali Shafahi Nikoo Saffari Kouroush Salehi Omid Salehi Sia Salek Ramin Salsali Salsali Private Museum Yashar Samimi-Mofakham Hooman Shahbandi Shanbehzadeh Ensemble Silk Road Photo Ali Sobati Asal Sobati Sheerin Sobati Vajihe Soleymani Raoul D’Souza Roseline D’Souza Arman Stepanian Andini Syamsudin Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Parviz Tanavoli Mohsen Tayebi Newsha Tavakolian Katayoon Forouhesh Tehrani Maryam Tehrani Alexandra Terry Liza Tesei The Third Line Sadegh Tirafkan Benedict Tomlinson Total Arts UC Priductions Atoosa Vahdani Isabelle Van den Eynde

Isabelle Van Den Eynde Gallery Sonny Varkey Isabelle Vaziri Vivel Zabeel Printing Firooz Zahedi Dariush Zandi Nina Zandnia Salwa Zeidan Salwa Zeidan Gallery Mehran Zirak …and all those who wish to remain anonymous

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Magical Nights Auction Catalogue Magic of Persia, London, March 2012 Catalogue Image: Farideh Lashaei Catching the Moon Photo by Behnaz Ghassemi

Catalogue Design: Katayoon Forouhesh Tehrani kat.forouhesh65@gmail.com http://katayoonforouhesh.co.uk/

Editor: Shahroo Izadi Assistant Editor: Goli Nili

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