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#MagicInLA Magic of Persia 2018 Exhibition and Fundraising Auction of Contemporary Iranian Art


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September 2018

Tuesday 11th September 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exhibition of Auction Highlights and Cocktail Reception Exhibition open to public 11th - 15th September, 9:00am - 5:00pm Bonhams, 7601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Thursday 13th September 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Panel Discussion on the oeuvre of Shirin Neshat in the presence of the artist Panellists: Shiva Balaghi | Melissa Ho | Linda Komaroff | Shirin Neshat LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Saturday 15th September 8:00 pm - 1:00 am Gala Dinner and Live Art Auction conducted by Bonhams Guest of Honour: Shirin Neshat Keynote Speaker: Shiva Balaghi Auctioneer: Dane Jensen

1:00 am Carriages Dress Code: Art chic

Bonhams, 7601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

*This event is private and by invitation only. To place an absentee bid please contact noor.soussi@bonhams.com by Friday, 14th September.


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CHAIRWOMAN’S MESSAGE Shirley Elghanian


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Shirley Elghanian We are delighted to be back in LA, where we have been so warmly welcomed, for our third gala fundraiser. It has been an amazing and incredibly strong year for Magic of Persia (MOP), despite several challenges. Last autumn, we were thrilled to announce the 2017 edition of the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP). For me, this marks a particular achievement due to the unexpected hurdles we have faced, not only in its launch, but also in the execution of this, our fifth edition of the prize. There was a moment when the outlook seemed grim, as plans to send the judges of MOP CAP 2017 to Tehran were unexpectedly aborted due to the political climate. However, with some creative thinking by the MOP team, an out-of-the-box solution was found and we were able to swiftly arrange for the judges to reconvene in London. It was thanks to the generosity of Bonhams that the deliberation finally took place in one of their conference rooms. As such, we look forward with particular excitement to the exhibition of MOP CAP 2017 finalists this October during Frieze week at Bonhams in London. No matter what the challenges, our number one priority is to make a difference to the lives of these talented, young contemporary artists, and, as the saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Other achievements in the past year include our participation at artmonte-carlo in May, at which our stand received the prestigious ‘Prix Off FP Journe 2018’ prize. A record number of visitors attended our stand, including His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. We have been eagerly anticipating our exciting activities here in Los Angeles where we are honouring none other than the highly distinguished and generous artist, Shirin Neshat. She is also taking part in a panel discussion on her oeuvre, held in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). We will then be screening Neshat’s film, ‘Looking For Oum Kulthum’, at the British Museum at the end of month. It is thanks to the amazing efforts of supporters such as Shirin Neshat, and partner institutions like LACMA and the British Museum that we are able to do all that we do. With a small team of professionals and dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly on our programmes, new ideas are borne and executed instantly and efficiently. Our success is guaranteed by our ability to reinvent ourselves and welcome new individuals to the team who bring with them a wealth of experience and insight. The generosity of the MOP community – which encompasses our sponsors, donors, guests, artists and volunteers – knows no bounds. Your support will continue to make a profound difference in our mission to make magic for these young artists. Last, but not least, what would we be without the artists? Thank you all for your generous contributions. Together, we can make the world a brighter place.


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About

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Since 2004, Magic of Persia (MOP) has operated on the cutting edge of Iranian art, carving a path for artists to present their work to an international audience. Through various programmes, the charity has created a platform for Iranian artists living inside and outside of Iran to have their voices heard through the universal language of art. MOP has established numerous projects in partnership with worldclass institutions in the UK, UAE, Europe and the US. Through the dynamism and expertise of MOP’s team, projects are delivered to a diverse audience before the ink dries. Various programmes and events complement our annual auction galas of donated artworks by Iranian artists and collectors, which are the main source of MOP’s fundraising gestures. The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP), Art Residencies in collaboration with the Delfina Foundation, Family Weekends at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art in collaboration with the British Museum and Curate Archive (online residency) are some of MOP’s ongoing programmes.


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BENEFICIARIES


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The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize A global search for the next generation of Iranian visual artists

Family Weekends Bringing together more than 120, 000 people at the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

Art Residencies A platform for three young Iranian artists per year at the Delfina Foundation in London

Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art A series of two panel discussions annually in collaboration with the British Museum

Curate Archive An online residency for three international curators per year

Scholarship in Higher Education Grants for three Iranian students at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University of London

Publication Grants Sponsoring artist books and research-based publications


This project captures Iran’s cultural history through a comprehensive collection of its postage stamps

The Tunnel Written & directed by BAFTA nominated filmmaker, Arash Ashtiani, ‘The Tunnel’ is a fictional film inspired by real life. The film is produced by Anna Griffin and Anna Seifert Speck for Griffin Pictures with the support of the British Film Institute

Snowflake Snowflake is an independent school (not-for-profit UK-registered charity) providing high quality education for children with moderate to severe autism.

Mansour Bahrami Film Unconditional Pictures is honoured to be producing the life of internationally loved Iranian sportsman Mansour Bahrami – an incredible true life story, unique yet universal & made for the screen

SINAH The Courtauld Summer Institute for New Art Histories (SINAH): Arts of Iran, is an intensive summer course which will expose high-calibre students considering art historical postgraduate education to new research tools and methodologies for the study of the Arts of Iran

Kanoon Iran Kanoon Iran (Iranian Cultural Centre) was established in 1982 with the aim of the furtherance in the understanding of Iranian cultural heritage

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Project M, from Monarchies and Mullahs to Mardom


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SPECIAL THANKS We have flourished solely through the support of our patrons, the galleries who generously collaborate with us, the buyers who spare no expense to build their wonderful collections and most importantly, through the generosity of the artists who donate their work to us. We are humbled by the array of donated artworks on display. This exhibition is a true testament to the charitable altruism at the heart of these artists. Through every donation, a beautiful cycle is maintained, whereby each artist provides an opportunity for another.

Nina Ansary Shiva Balaghi Nima Behnoud, NIMANY Dennis Concepcion Desiree Dagmi Maryam Eisler Mr & Mrs Steven Elghanayan Mr & Mrs Michael Elghanayan Roya Ferdows Bastien Gonzales, Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio Linda Komaroff Melissa Ho Sara Jamshidi Homa Art Gallery Homeira Goldstein John Mojdehi Kamran Momenzadeh Shirin Neshat Simon Ouwerkerk Mojgan Pourpak Rebecca Anne Proctor, Harper’s Bazaar Ronen Levy Shadi Rezaei Lisa Rokny, Harper’s Bazaar Patti Rubin, Wonder Soil Arash Saedinia Nima Sagharchi Noor Soussi Alain and Elizabeth Taghipour Stan Tomchin Jacqueline Towers-Perkins And all those who wish to remain anonymous.


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MAGIC OF PERSIA WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF THE ARTISTS, COLLECTORS, GALLERIES AND ORGANISATIONS WITHOUT WHOM THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.

THIS IS WEARABLE ART

STAN TOMCHIN THIS IS WEARABLE ART


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GUEST OF HONOUR

Shirin Neshat


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Shirin Neshat Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Neshat’s early photographic works include the Women of Allah series (1993–1997), which explore the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video works depart from overtly political content or critique in favor of more poetic imagery and complex human narratives. Neshat continues to explore and experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film. Her most recent bodies of work include the photographic series The Book of Kings (2012), The Home of My Eyes (2015) and the trilogy Dreamers comprise of three video installations: Illusions and Mirrors (2013), Roja (2016), and Sarah (2016). In 2017, Neshat directed her first opera, AIDA at the Salzburg Music Festival, in Austria. Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide, including: the Museo Correr in Venice, Italy, to coincide with the 2017 Venice Biennale; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Yarat Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Doha; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, among others. Neshat has participated in major international group exhibitions, including the 48th Venice Biennale of Art (1999), the Whitney Biennial (2000), Documenta XI (2002) and Prospect.1 New Orleans (2009), Palazzo Grassi-Francoise Pinault Foundation (2012), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2013) and LACMA (2015). Neshat was the recipient of the Grand Prix at the Gwangju Biennial (2000), the Golden Lion Award - the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennial (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2006), The Crystal Award (2014), and the Praemium Imperiale Award (2017). Her work is included in the collections of museums and public institutions around the world. In 2009, Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. She has recently completed her second feature-length film, based on the life and art of the legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum. Neshat is represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Shiva Balaghi


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Dr. Shiva Balaghi Dr. Shiva Balaghi is a Project Director at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Balaghi was among the first faculty to introduce the subject of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art at US universities, teaching for nearly two decades at NYU and Brown University. Her curatorial projects include co-curating a retrospective of Iran’s leading sculptor, Parviz Tanavoli, at Wellesley’s Davis Museum and curating Ghada Amer’s first exhibit in the Arab world in two decades at Al Serkal Avenue. She has written widely on Iranian visual culture for museum catalogues and publications like Artforum, Ibraaz and Hyperallergic. Her books include Picturing Iran: Art, Society and Revolution.


“Everything is so beautiful that you can spend hours in any of the rooms,” wrote Eleanor Roosevelt upon seeing an exhibition of Iranian art in June 1940. The American First Lady told readers of her newspaper column, “If you have not seen it, I can only urge you to go at once…The important thing is the realization that here is an art which has survived through 6,000 years of invasion, war, tyranny, prosperity and power. Here is the real proof that the spirit as expressed through the arts transcends all material things.” The exhibition “Six Thousand Years of Persian Art” saw Manhattan’s Union Club Building filled with some 2800 paintings, statues, carpets, manuscripts, pottery and other Iranian objects then valued at over ten million dollars. Everything on exhibit, noted The New York Times, was gathered from across the United States and Canada; all of the art objects had been carefully selected from thirtysix museums and sixty private collections. Time magazine reported, “The ringmaster of this gigantic art circus was a talkative, six-foot, grey-thatched former philosophy professor named Arthur Upham Pope.” A foundational figure in the field of Iranian art history, Pope’s interest in Iranian art began during childhood visits to his favorite aunt’s home, whose floors were covered with Persian rugs. “I looked at those rugs and it was like a call to the pulpit,” he recalled. After studying philosophy at Brown University, Pope went on to teach at the University of California, Berkeley where he married his student, Phyllis Ackerman. Together, they edited and wrote much of A Survey of Persian Art, which appeared in 6 volumes consisting of 2,817 pages with 1,482 plates and weighing some 55 pounds. Before he began teaching at NYU and helping the Metropolitan Museum expand their Islamic Art Department, the art historian Richard Ettinghausen worked with Pope on the massive undertaking. Published by the University of Oxford Press, the survey featured the work of 72 scholars from 16 nations and took over twelve years to complete. “In the history of Near Eastern studies the decade of 1930-40 will probably live as the period of exhibitions, especially of those of Iranian art, in nearly all parts of the world,” wrote Ettinghausen, reflecting on Pope’s 1940 exhibition. “There were the large Persian exhibitions in London (1931), Cairo (1934), Leningrad (1935), Paris (1938), and the smaller ones in Detroit (1930), Toledo, O., Brooklyn, N.Y., Warsaw (1935), Zurich (1936), San Francisco (1937), and Baltimore (1940).”

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A Magical Era of Iranian Art By Shiva Balaghi, Ph.D. July 2018

The 1930s, observed art historian Robert Hillenbrand, were “a magical decade in the art history of Iran... In a scant ten years, or so it seemed to an astonished world, an entire art historical industry had sprung up out of the blue – all focused on a subject largely neglected by earlier scholarship – namely Islamic Iran.” Some eight decades later, we find ourselves amidst another “magical” era of Iranian art. As Magic of Persia undertakes an exhibition and auction in Los Angeles in the fall of 2018, there is a growing global interest in modern and contemporary Iranian art. An expanding network of scholars, curators, collectors, critics, and dealers are focusing on Iranian artists, across generations and within the country and the diaspora alike. In the process, the foundations of a significant yet once neglected area of art history are being developed. As in the 1930s, a most notable feature of this renewed “magical” interest in Iranian art is marked by a number of groundbreaking exhibitions, especially in American museums. The first museum exhibition in the United States since 1979 dedicated to such art, “Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture,” opened in September 2002 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. In his extensive review of the show, the Pulitzer Prize winning critic Holland Cotter wrote in the New York Times: “Until just a few years ago, ‘modern art’ and ‘contemporary’ art meant ‘Western art,’ at least in this part of the world.” The growing interest in Iranian art, then, was coterminous with a broader shift of art historical borders, one that encompassed a more comprehensive view of global cultural flows. A legacy of its founder Abby Weed Grey, the Grey houses one of the most significant collections of modern Iranian art held outside of that country. And subsequent to the 2002 exhibition, Grey’s Director Lynn Gumpert, has integrated that collection into a number of shows. Other American museums, in particular New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) undertook serious acquisition programs in the 2000s. And their curatorial program reflected their growing collections. In 2012, the Met showed works by Parviz Tanavoli, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Y Z Kami, and Ali Banisadr in a gallery adjacent to their newly reopened Islamic Art galleries. “In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art,” currently on view at LACMA, is in some sense the culmination of Linda Komaroff’s curatorial vision. The show features 125 works of art on display in galleries taking up an entire level of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum on LACMA’s campus. Nearly half of the exhibition is drawn from the museum’s own collection. The relationship between past and present, the interplay between history and myth, and the artistic appropriation of history are the overarching themes threaded throughout.


In January 2017, President Trump issued an executive order, banning entry to the US by refugees, immigrants, and tourists born in seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. Within days, curators at MoMA rehung the museum’s galleries as a beautifully evocative gesture of protest. MoMA has been acquiring Iranian art since the 1960s, and for the first time in the museum’s history, such works were hung in the permanent collection galleries. A Faramarz Pilaram painting hung alongside Jackson Pollock. A Tanavoli sculpture was flanked by paintings by Gino Serverini and Umberto Boccioni. An artwork by Charles Hossein Zenderoudi was installed alongside iconic works by Matisse. A stopmotion animation video by Tala Madani was on view. Siah Armajani’s sculpture “Elements Number 30” was installed against a wall of windows looking onto the museum’s sculpture garden and a New York cityscape. Armajani’s art was first exhibited at MoMA in 1970. A museum press release from July 30, 1970 reads: “A computer print-out of all the digits between zero and one, stacked in a column more than nine feet high and weighing 500 pounds, is on view at The Museum of Modern Art in a current exhibition called INFORMATION. The work of Siah Armajani, a Persian born artist now living in Minneapolis, “Number between 0 and 1” is accompanied by three documentary photographs. The column consists of 25,974 pages, representing 28,571 hours of print-out time.” Since the 1950s, Armajani has mined the nexus of philosophy, poetry, and mathematics to extend the very meaning of art in our society. And as the Magic of Persia activities take place in Los Angeles, a long anticipated retrospective of Siah Armajani’s art will be opening in Minneapolis. In September 2018, the Walker Art Center, an important institution in the city Armajani has called home for six decades, will be mounting a monumental retrospective of his art. “Siah Armajani: Follow This Line” will then travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in February 2019. Exhibiting art often stimulates an entire ecology of knowledge production. The museum produces scholarly publications with related essays and

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A number of solo exhibitions held in museums across the country highlighted artists who have lived in both Iran and the US. In 2013, the Detroit Institute of Art mounted a mid-career retrospective of Shirin Neshat, combining her photographs, film, and video installations. The following spring, the Cleveland Institute of Art featured recent paintings and ink drawings by Nicky Nodjoumi. And in September 2016, “Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder” opened at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. And in 2017, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh presented “Farhad Moshiri: Go West.” Curator Jose Diaz delved into the ways Moshiri’s art weaves together Iranian and American iconography.

documentation. Critics write about the art and the artists in newspapers and magazines. Scholars are triggered to extend their research into new directions. Professors integrate the art into their courses. And most importantly, the public who visit the exhibitions are able to see alternative visions of Iranian culture. “My Day,” Eleanor Roosevelt, June 3, 1940. From the electronic edition of E. Roosevelt’s “My Day” Newspaper Columns, http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc.cfm?_ y=1940&_f=md055596. Edward Alden Jewell, “Persian Exhibition of Art is Opened,” New York Times, April 24, 1940, 20. Noel Silver, “Arthur Upham Pope,” Encyclopaedia Iranica (2005), http://www. iranica.com/articles/pope-arthur-upham. “Persian Art,” Time, May 6, 1940. Arthur Upham Pope quoted in his New York Times obituary, September 4, 1969. K. A. C. Creswell, R. L. Hobson and Basil Grey, review of A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, by Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 77/448 (July 1940): 31-32. Richard Ettinghausen, “‘Six Thousand Years of Persian Art’ the Exhibition of Iranian Art New York, 1940” Ars Islamica 7/1 (1940): 196-117. Robert Hillenbrand, “The Scramble for Persian Art: Pope and His Rivals,” lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, September 10, 2010. Holland Cotter, “Modernism Gets a Revolutionary Makeover in Iran,” The New York Times, September 27, 2002.


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Panel Discussion on the Oeuvre of Shirin Neshat LACMA, Thursday 13th September 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Shirin Neshat

Artist and filmmaker

Dr. Shiva Balaghi

Project Director at the Berggruen Institute, Los Angeles

Melissa Ho

Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Dr. Linda Komaroff

Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head of the Middle East LACMA


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AUCTIONEER

Jacqueline Towers-Perkins


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Jacqueline Towers-Perkins Jacqueline is a Post-War and Contemporary Art Specialist at Bonhams Auctioneers in New York. She was previously a Specialist at Artnet Auctions in New York and Paddle8 in London and held the position of Auctioneer and Head of the Paintings Department at a London auction house. She is on the board of trustees for a London-based educational charity supporting young people in the arts. She received her bachelor’s degree in History of Art and English Literature from the University of Leeds and a master’s degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.


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CONTRI BUTING ARTISTS


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Parastoo Ahovan Alaleh Alamir Fereydoun Ave Mohammad Bahabadi Nima Behnoud Ladan Broujerdi Mohammad Bozorgi Shahrzad Changalvaee Josiane Cohanim Henry Dallal Maryam Eisler Younes Faghihi Firouz Farmanfarmaian Sahand Hesamiyan Farbod Mehr Dana Nehdaran Dariush Nehdaran

Shirin Neshat Jason Noushin Yari Ostovany Farnaz Rabieijah Maryam Rastghalam Saeed Ravanbakhsh Ali Razavi Katayoun Rouhi Bahar Sabzevari Ali Akbar Sadeghi Marjane Satrapi Melika Shafahi Peyman Shafieezadeh Maryam Shirinlou Shaghayegh Shojaian Shirin Tabeshfar


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THE AUCTION


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Farbod Mehr Qajar Comersialisation IV 2017 Print on Photography Paper 55 x 43cm, without the frame Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $2500

Farbod Mehr (born 1991 in Iran) is an Iranian artist and architect based in London. After graduating with a degree in Architecture from Central Saint Martins, Mehr began to venture into the world of graphic design and illustration, combining with it his interests of avantgarde architecture and Persian mysticism. His work is at the crux of architecture, design, geometry, computer-generated graphics, personal experience and Persian visual culture: an amalgam of theoretical knowledge spanning from past to present. Mehr cites his main inspiration as the contemporary ability to reflect on his Persian roots and identity. Mehr founded the art line The Bad Shepherd, and worked as architectural design director at studioINTEGRATE, a London-based architecture and design studio. He is currently working to build up a platform and Augmented Reality magazine for emerging Iranian artists and designers, Hypersia. Mehr graduated from Central Saint Martins College in London with a first class honors in Architecture. He has exhibited his work in numerous countries including the UAE, the UK, Iran, the US and many more.

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Parastoo Ahovan The Last Symphony 2010 Bronze and Chrome Painted Sculpture 40 x 40 x 20 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4000

Parastoo Ahovan (born 1980 in Iran) pursued an art study programme in New York and got her MFA from Boston University in 2013. The biggest part of Ahovan’s work is the communication between her and other people; she works with various materials and media and encourages the viewer’s own thoughts and feelings. Ahovan has participated in several international symposiums in Tehran, Antalya, Baroda, Seville, New York, and Venice. Before moving to America, Ahovan worked with the city of Tehran and installed two pieces in the city. Ahovan was a member of the exhibitions committee of the Iranian Sculpture Association from 2008 to 2011. Ahovan’s recent works were shown at the Venice and Athens Biennials in 2016. She also had her work shown internationally and as part of multiple collections. Ahovan is now living and working in New York City.

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Dariush Nehdaran Persia from Ettela’at Series 2012 Digital Photography Fine Art Print on Canvas 150 x 100 cm Edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $6000

Dariush Nehdaran (born 1984 in Iran) is a contemporary visual artist who fearlessly defies the rules in order to bring multiple and complex meanings to his work. Through rhythmic juxtaposed images containing a variety of perspectives, he constructs a world between dream and reality and plays with clarity and depth to suggest an alternative way of seeing things. Throughout his childhood, Nehdaran suffered from poor eyesight, but chose not to wear glasses to avoid the stigma of getting bullied. During that time, he experienced and viewed the world in a blurry and ambiguous way. When he became a teenager, the use of his grandfather’s camera enabled him to see the world clearly for the first time in his life. The fact that he saw the world blurry through his own eyes and clear through the lens of the camera and the printed image has driven him to explore the subject of amphibology as the main topic in his work. By doing so, he has created a unique style that demands his viewers’ attention and focus as part of the resolution in his work. Nehdaran currently lives in San Francisco but has expanded his art internationally. His photographs and video works are available both in public and private collections worldwide including the Armando Reverón Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas-Venezuela (2018), the LACMA in the US (2016) and the Salsali Private Museum in Dubai-UAE (2012). Nehdaran is the recipient of multiple awards including the Nikon International Photo Contest in Japan (2015), the Hamghadam Photo Festival in France (2010) and the 7th Image of the Year Festival in Tehran (2010).

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Yari Ostovany Simorgh Descending II 2015 Oil on Canvas 190 x 170 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $9000

Yari Ostovany (born 1962 in Iran) moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in art first at the University of Nevada and then at the San Francisco Art Institute where he received his MFA in 1995. Initially based in Cologne and then the San Francisco Bay Area, Ostovany has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally and has been the recipient of the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, Craig Sheppard Memorial Grant and Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions include Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Vorres Gallery in San Francisco and Aria Gallery in Tehran. Ostovany’s works are part of the permanent collection of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, the Pasargard Bank Museum in Tehran, the Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada and Reno Art Department. He is represented by Foundation Behnam Bakhtiar in France, Artscoops in Lebanon, Gregory Mansfield Artist’s Agency in Chicago, Brave Art Consulting in Santa Fe and Art Represent, Emergeast and Ideal Art in London. Ostovany lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Ladan Broujerdi Entrance Gates 2016 Gouache and Watercolour on Cardboard 90 x 120 cm Courtesy of Homa Gallery

Starting Bid: $3000

Ladan Boroujerdi’s paintings possess a hybrid quality. On the one hand, they are influenced by traditional Iranian paintings, especially the Qajar period, and on the other hand, they contain elements of Western art. In her works she uses traditional methods of paint layering, such as used in the style of “Gol-o-Morgh” (flower gardens and birds), as well as layers of transparent watercolor which is essentially a Western technique. Unlike many of her contemporaries, she paints on paper and this gives her a unique quality. Boroujerdi has a fresh approach in focusing on aspects of traditional Iranian paintings, and reproducing them with exquisite accuracy in juxtaposition to other contradictory elements, often taken from the West. By: Behnam Kamrani

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Younes Faghihi Untitled 2018 Ink and Acrylic on Canvas 97 x 195 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4500

Younes Faghihi (born 1981 in Iran) is a musician and a painter who uses the forms, movements and composition of traditional Persian calligraphy and expresses his own art in a burst of universality. There is also an eternal message of peace and love hidden behind his works. After graduating in graphic design in 1999, Faghihi received a professional certificate in calligraphy from the Iranian Society of Calligraphy in 2001. He earned his degree in visual arts and decided to devote himself to this field in a professional and academic setting and later obtained a Masters Degree in Advertising Management from the Eastern Mediterranean University. In 2010, Faghihi was invited to carry out artistic research at the CitĂŠ Internationale des Arts in Paris and stayed there for 8 years. This was an experience that was decisive and strongly inspired Faghihi.

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Henry Dallal Omani Splendour 2009 C-Print on Aluminium 70 x 100 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $3500

Henry Dallal (born 1955 in Iran) is a photographer who is passionate about travel and adventure around the world. Dallal has been armed with a camera since the age of nine when his father gave him a Box Brownie. Besides mountains and landscapes, the world of horses has captured his imagination. Dallal has made London his home since moving from Colorado in 1994. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Alpine Club. He is a board member of the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. He is founder of Addressing Climate Change, In Focus – a photography competition for the youth of the world which has been exhibited during COP21 in Paris and COP22 in Marrakech in partnership with National Geographic and Lucie Foundation. Dallal has been honoured with commissions to photograph Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Princess Royal, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Dubai. His non-digital photography has been exhibited in Blenheim Palace, Kensington Palace, Naples Museum of Art in Florida, the Royal Geographical Society, the Smithsonian Institution, Balmoral Castle, Windsor Castle, the Museum of the Horse in Chantilly, and the Household Cavalry Museum in London. His work has been sold in galleries and auction houses and he was awarded with Best View of Britain at 6:00am by the BBC Today Programme.

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Bahar Sabzevari Twister 2017 Oil on Linen 76.2 x 60.9cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $5000

Bahar Sabzevari (born 1980 in Iran) spent most of her life in Iran before leaving for Paris in 2003 to study and experience art in Europe. She moved to New York in 2012, where she studied for an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. Sabzevari’s works have become a testimony to the weight religion has put on Iranian society and the duality and contradictions of contemporary Iranian life by using calligraphy, some religious details, characters and symbols to show the protest against restrictions. By depicting herself in most of her works, Sabzevari expresses the conflict between a woman’s role in Islam and her everyday existence. She has been the recipient of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Residency in Beijing, China in the summer of 2017. Sabzevari lives and works in New York.

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Peyman Shafieezadeh Untitled from Recycled Series 2016 Pencil and Gold Leaf on Burda Pattern Paper with collage 295 x 110 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $9000

Peyman Shafieezadeh (born 1983 in Iran) graduated from Azad University of Tehran, Faculty of Art and Architecture. He has had four solo exhibitions and participated in more than thirty group exhibitions and biennales in Iran, America, China, Bulgaria, Turkey, Austria, Kuwait and many other countries. The existing paradox in his transitioning environment, challenging the paradigms and his nation’s public figures, symbols, traditions and conventions and his unusual use of different materials and elements have made Shafieezadeh renowned in his home country, Iran. Shafieezadeh’s thorough regard to the universe is a matter that indicates itself through the simplicity of his artworks and amazingly challenges the cultural issues of his surrounding society into theoretical and ontological depths and then again, shares them with the audience in a quiet, unpretentious appearance. From this point of view, it is clearly observed that he is truly progressing alongside contemporary art.

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Maryam Eisler The Divine Feminine 2016 Giclée Print 147 x 104 cm Edition 3 of 5 Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $6700 Maryam Eisler (born 1968 in Iran) left her homeland in 1978 along with her family. She settled in Europe and studied in France and then at Wellesley College in the United States, where she received a BA in Political Science in 1989. After obtaining an MBA from Columbia University in New York in 1993, she embarked on an international career in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston, followed by a move to marketing at L’Oreal, and then at Estée Lauder. Married with two small children, Eisler turned her attention to a lifelong passion, art, in 2003, when she began collecting contemporary art more seriously. Her particular areas of artistic interest and expertise reside in the fields of Modern British Art, Chinese Contemporary Art and Contemporary Iranian Art. Eisler is both a collector, as well as a patron of the arts, with close affiliations with the newly established British Museum’s Middle Eastern patrons group and the Tate where she co-chairs the MENAAC group (Middle East North Africa Acquisition Committee). She is also closely linked with the Parasol Unit Foundation and the Whitechapel Gallery, where she has contributed to their major expansion programme. More recently, she has assisted with the realisation of the Summer 2009 exhibition, Iran Inside Out, at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York – a first in the United States. Eisler’s curatorial expertise and love of Iranian contemporary art were tested in her contributions, as Curatorial Director, to the making of Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, published in April 2009 by Thames and Hudson. She has also written on the topic of Iranian Contemporary art for various international art related magazines and catalogues. Aside from her executive editorial role in the creation of Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey, published in April 2010, she was also engaged in the creation of the book entitled, Art and Patronage in the Near and Middle East, published in 2010. She lives with her husband and two children in London.

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Dana Nehdaran Fe26 series 2016 Flowers, Iron Powder and Oil on Canvas 91.44 x 91.44 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $7000

Dana Nehdaran (born 1982 in Iran) took his given name, Rahmatollah, from his grandfather who was an art, antique and rare gem merchant; however, he has always been known by his Persian name, Dana, meaning wise. His grandparents’ home held a marvelous collection of paintings and antiques and his mother and father were art aficionados, travelling the world to view noted institutional and residential collections. As a child, Nehdaran took great wonder and inspiration from his family’s passion for art and became motivated to study painting after discovering an uncle’s discarded box of art supplies at his grandmother’s house. His mother recognised his passion and talent, nurtured by sharing images from her world travels and enrolled him in private art classes with Hassanpour, a well-known artist who taught Nehdaran the fundamentals of art that would eventually lead him to study painting at the Soureh Art University in Shiraz. Nehdaran’s most recent series of paintings, Esther’s Children, has been shown in Tehran, Dubai and Los Angeles. All of Nehdaran’s paintings have a focus on the tension between past and present. Nehdaran has been a member of the Iranian Painter Association since 2007. Several works by Nehdaran have been sold at auction, including From the Agitations of Pleasure Series sold at the Tehran Auction and the Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art Auction, both in 2014. There have been many articles about Nehdaran, including 14 Iranian Artists Explore Just How Complex Immigration And Identity Can Be, written by Priscilla Frank for The Huffington Post in 2017. Nehdaran has expanded his art internationally and his paintings and video works are available both in public and private collections worldwide including the Armando Reverón Contemporary Art Museum in Caracas-Venezuela 2018 and the Salsali Private Museum in Dubai-UAE.

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Maryam Shirinlou Blazing Down 2007 Mixed Media Collage 180 x 120 cm Courtesy of Maryam Eisler

Starting Bid: $15000

Maryam Shirinlou (born 1966 in Iran) left Iran following the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and moved to France and the United States until she returned to Iran at the age of 24. Her calligraphic paintings and mixed media collages are inspired by mystical Persian poetry, and are often eloquent reflections on the human form and spiritual condition. Shirinlou has exhibited extensively in Iran and her work has been featured in many international galleries including the Yan-Huang Gallery in Beijing, Mah Gallery in Tehran, Blanche Gallery in Belgium and the Qanat Al Qasaba Cultural Centre in Sharjah. After her return to Iran, Shirinlou became fascinated with the Persian style of lettering and calligraphy which coincided with the discovery of the plays and poems of the Persian mystics. She started to develop an art form using the bold uncontrolled script to convey her understanding of the fundamental truths latent in the mysticism, although she stresses that it is not calligraphy, rather a form of expression, often without specific meaning, yet most capturing and imaginative. Shirinlou’s work today takes the form of mixed media collage, which she likes to use because ‘it has its own surprises allowing for multitudes of layer, texture and fun’. She uses different types of paper, paint, glue and other materials. Her art is refreshingly therapeutic and complex. She is internationally acclaimed and has had many exhibitions inside and outside of Iran at well known galleries, and her recent exhibition at the Day Gallery in Tehran displayed some of her best work to date.

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Firouz Farmanfarmaian Season of the Land, III 2016 Pigments, Acrylic and Oil Stick on Canvas 100 x 150 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4500

Firouz Farmanfarmaian’s (born 1973 in Iran) works are informed by history and memory. A lifetime of living in exile in Paris has profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual character. “It is circumstance that ultimately shapes lives,” says Farmanfarmaian, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. As such, his compositions possess a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy. Rooted in Persian lore, and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, Farmanfarmaian’s diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture. The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. Each work is the result of careful contemplation of the techniques and tools that will achieve a singular aesthetic and emotional intention. These in turn are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film and music. Farmanfarmaian lives and works in Spain and France.

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Shirin Tabeshfar Making Moments 2017 Acrylic on Canvas 120 x 150cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $6500

Shirin Tabeshfar (born 1958 in Iran) is a London-based artist. After graduating from the Behzad School of Fine Art in Tehran at the age of 18, Tabeshfar moved to the United Kingdom. She studied Combined Art for two years at Bristol University and then studied for a BA in Graphic Design at the Bath Academy of Art. Tabeshfar began a very successful career in Graphic Design, working for award-winning design consultancies. Driven by her passion, Tabeshfar’s main focus soon became painting as she has always been fascinated by the themes and patterns of her background. She recently developed a series called Semblance, where she reshapes Persian motifs often used to decorate common objects. Each piece makes the familiar unfamiliar, awaiting discovery in the complex texture of the work. Tabeshfar’s paintings often remind one of eastern architecture or a Persian landscape. Her paintings have been exhibited widely with shows at the Josie Eastwood Fine Art Gallery, the Tabernacle Gallery, the Fairfax Gallery, Cricket Fine Art and The Royal College of Art. Tabeshfar’s work is also held in private and public collections across the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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Ali Razavi City 2015 Marker on Canvas 4 piece 80 x 240 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $3500

Ali Razavi (born 1977 in, Iran) studied mechanics in Iran. His interest in graffiti and graphic design led to 18 years of practice in the field. Recent group exhibitions include: Salvation Gaza, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran; Takhti, Shirin Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran and Ahvaz; Experience, Panjereh Gallery, Tehran; and Happy Days, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris (all 2014).

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Maryam Rastghalam Suspend Over Time 2018 Watercolour and Pen on Handmade Paper 75 x 55 cm each Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $2000

Maryam Rastghalam (born 1981 in Iran) studied graphics in Tehran’s Art and Architectural Azad University. She then moved to Italy to continue her studies in art and after graduating in decoration, she moved to Milan to further her education by receiving a Masters of Visual Arts from the Fine Art Academy. Inspired by the depths of her dreams & nightmares, her fears & doubts, hopes & worries, myths, persian miniatures & architecture, nature and objects, Rastghalam combines these influences to create multi-layered works that speak to both her Iranian heritage and her experiences of living abroad in Europe. Rastghalam’s illustrations and paintings combine a variety of media, including watercolour, ink and collage. She currently lives and works in Milan.

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Josiane Cohanim Golden Stars 2017 Mixed Media on Canvas 61 x 76 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1500

Josiane Cohanim (born 1956 in Iran) is an artist and translator who grew up in Switzerland and came to the United States as a teenager. She received her BA from Wheaton College in French and Spanish Literature and her MA from Stanford University in French Literature. Her passion for poetry and fiction is only surpassed by her passion for creating art. A self-taught artist, Cohanim’s journey into painting started fourteen years ago. At times a meditative process, at times an emotional one, always an expression of freedom, the world of art offers infinite possibilities for creating. For that reason she has explored oil and acrylic paints, mixed media, photography and clay. She has made use of a variety of tools from sticks to brushes, from sponges to spray bottles. These days, she’s at home with the squeegee, a perfect tool to show the reflection of the sky in water. In her work, Cohanim’s focus is less on reproducing the observed than on exploring the mysteries of life and nature. For the past twelve years, she has developed a keen interest in ancient poetry and mythology. After in depth readings of Ferdowsi’s epic poem, The Shahnameh, she is presently working on a contemporary English translation.

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Alaleh Alamir Palm Tree 2006 Etching on 400g Arches Paper 112 x 80 cm Edition 12 of 20 Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $3000

Alaleh Alamir (born 1959 in Iran) comes from a multicultural background. She pursued her higher education in the United States and went on to live in many countries. She presently lives and works in Europe. While one of her greatest sources of inspiration has always been nature, as evident in most of her wide-ranging work, throughout the years she has been exploring different media, showing great versatility of expression. When she eventually turned to etching and engraving, she soon felt very comfortable with the technique and it became a real passion. Even though she turns once and again to traditional themes prominent in classical Persian art forms such as mosaic or stained glass, her approach is cross-cultural, instinctive and conceptual. Alamir’s substantial body of work addresses what is central to her continual quest – issues of inner process and sensory perception. She is best known for her installations and presentations in series, in which she weaves different levels of meaning and experience in order to convey a sense of continual flow as well as permanence. Alamir is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and her work has been extensively presented in solo and group exhibitions.

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Sahand Hesamiyan Tavizeh (Print) 2015 Silkscreen Print 100 x 70 cm Edition 4 of 10 Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1500

Sahand Hesamiyan (born in 1977 in Iran) holds a Bachelor of Sculpture from Tehran University and currently lives and works in Tehran. Sahand Hesamiyan’s practice explores contemporary sculptural directions, which take cue from Islamic architecture. His works are primarily interactive. They link science and geometry to the abstract nature of spirituality in a reflective attempt to discover the esoteric nature of Iranian Culture through the dissection of its architectural form. On many occasions this intense relationship goes beyond the mere reflection and repetition of the forms and influences the titles of the pieces and the brief descriptions often accompanying them.

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Shahrzad Changalvaee Staying and Witnessing 2012 Photography 75 x 85 cm Edition 1 of 5 Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $2000

Shahrzad Changalvaee (born 1983 in Iran) received her BA in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University in 2006 and her MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 2015. Changalvaee’s practice responds to sculpture in a vast field of mediums, including object making, installation, video, text and performance. Her works have been exhibited in different venues and galleries in Iran, the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, China, Australia, UK, Canada and the US. In 2016, Changalvaee mounted a two-woman show at Meyohas Gallery in New York and a solo show in Tehran at O Gallery. She has collaborated with other artists and collectives, such as the Dabireh Collective. Changalvaee currently lives and works in Brooklyn

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Mohammad Bahabadi Justice Dead End 2018 Glass, Wood, Knife, Notes 162 x 80 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $3500

Mohammad Bahabadi (born 1972 in Iran) hails from a town that lies at the junction of Yazd, Kerman and Khorasan in Iran. His name draws on the geography of the region, an area next to the Lott Desert. He went to school in Yazd, before studying at the Tehran University of Painting in 1991. This was followed by the Tehran University of Art where he sought to study handicrafts, before moving to the University of Tehran, where he graduated in the field of sculpture.

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Fereydoun Ave Rostam in Late Summer Revisited Inkjet Print on Canvas 102 x 145 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4500

Fereydoun Ave (born 1945 in Iran) was educated in America at Arizona State University and New York University. Ave has had over 13 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions across the US, the Middle East and Europe. His most famous body of work, from the Rostam and Sohrab series, was exhibited at the Iranian Contemporary Art exhibition in 2001 at the Barbican Art Gallery, London; the first exhibition in Britain to examine the development of Iranian art in the 20 years before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Ave is one of the major players in the Iranian art scene. Besides being an artist and avid collector Ave has been responsible for launching the careers of many artists and was the Permanent Artistic Director of 13 Vanak Street Gallery in Tehran from 1984 to 2007. Ave curated the first Magic of Persia Art Auction in Dubai which raised over $1 million in 2007.

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Nima Behnoud The Pink Fantasy 2014 Acrylic, Fabric Pigment and Silkscreen on Museum Paper 76 x 106 cm Courtesy of the artist Unique Edition

Starting Bid: $2000

Nima Behnoud (born 1976 in Iran) is an Iranian-American artist and Creative Director. He is the first fashion designer who implemented Persian calligraphy in a form of clothing and later on went to create the NIMANY brand in New York. In 1994, Behnoud left Iran for San Francisco to study art and design and soon after his arrival, he began working with several design firms. In 1996 he started working at Colortone, the design house that produced the Apple Computer campaign “Think Different”. Soon after he was hired by Jamison Cawdrey Advertising where he experienced the fashion industry first-hand by art directing photo shoots and campaigns for shopping malls in northern California. After spending five years in San Francisco’s advertising agencies, Behnoud moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 1999. Behnoud started his career in New York by working as Art Director for L’Oreal Paris, and later joined the activewear brand Nautica as designer and Tourneau’s creative team, creating advertising campaigns and providing design direction. In 2004, after graduating from FIT, a production team was put together and the first series of NIMANY T-shirts were produced. The name NIMANY was created adding New York to his first name to pay homage to the city that inspired his vision. The initial process included hand-picking the garments, opening and re-stitching the cuts, dying the colors through a chemical process and silk screening quotes of Persian poets such as Hafez and Rumi. Behnoud currently lives and works in New York.

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Saeed Ravanbakhsh Untitled 2008 Mixed Media on Canvas 100 x 100 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4000

Saeed Ravanbakhsh (born 1966 in Iran) is a professor an the University of Art, Tehran and manager of the Charsoo Culture, Art and Publication Center. Ravanbakhsh is a painter and multimedia artist whose works have been exhibited in Iran and abroad. His works are part of the permanent collection at the Iran Museum of Contemporary Art, the International Foundation, the International Society of Iranian Studies (ISIS) and the Eghtesad Novin Bank.

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Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2017 Glicée Print on Paper 70 x 70 cm each Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $15000

Marjaneh Satrapi (born 1969 in Iran) grew up in Tehran and moved to escape the war when she was 14 years old. She went to Vienna where she integrated in French high school. She returned to her home country and studied at the Beaux Arts of Tehran before returning to France in 1994. Satrapi then pursued her studies in the Art Decoratifs of Strasbourg where she encountered Joann Sfar and Christophe Blain, who introduced her to the world of comic strips. Between 2000 and 2003 Satrapi published four volumes of Persepolis. The comic strip was a critical and commercial success. In 2003, she published Broderies, and in 2004 she earned the award of the best album with Poulet aux prunes in Angouleme. Satrapi also writes books for children and participates in musical projects. In 2009, she co-wrote Poney Rose with Philippe Katherine for the album Glamour à mort d’Arielle Dombasle and that same year she illustrated the cover album for Iggy Pop’s Préliminaires. In 2011 Satrapi adapted her book Poulet aux prunes for cinema with the adaptation being shortlisted during the the 68th Mostra de Venise. The film went on to win 1st Prize at the Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo Film Festivals. Satrapi has gone on to release several more films and has won many prizes. Satrapi has had numerous exhibitions worldwide including MOMA in New York and Arludik Gallery in Paris. In 2013 she exhibited her paintings at the Gallery Jérôme de Noirmont for the first time. She regularly participates in conferences in the most prominent US universities where Persepolis is being studied and is the holder of several doctorats honoris causa as well as being the recipient of the title Knight and an Officer of Arts and Letters. Satrapi is currently working on several projects in films and curating new exhibitions for her paintings.

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Shaghayegh Shojaian They Repeat Their History Every Day 2015 Acrylic and Sequin Cloth on Canva 130 x 190 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $2500

Shaghayegh Shojaian (born 1978 in Tehran, Iran) completed her BA in painting at Azad University of Tehran. She also completed courses in art and architecture, but her studies left more to be desired and, following her BA, Shojanian decided to depart from education and pursue her passion for painting through experience alone. She has worked as a graphic designer for organisations such as the Agricultural Ministry in Iran, but has devoted her time since then to her work as a painter. She has exhibited at the Aaran Plus Gallery, the Vista Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014, The Ahvaz Musuem of Contemporary Art, 2013 and The Tirgan Festival, Toronto, 2013 “[...] I asked myself, if Modigliani was a female artist who lived in Iran and he had to show his works here, what would his paintings look like?�

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Jason Noushin HEY, SUGAR.. YOU’RE CATCHING ON REAL FAST! 2018 Oil, Shellac, Turmeric, Charcoal, Ink and Comic book leaves on linen 122 x 122 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $3400

Jason Noushin (born 1969 in England) spent his youth living in Tehran and moved to Paris, then London after the Iranian Revolution and subsequent war with Iraq. Today he lives and works in Connecticut. Noushin has exhibited internationally, including gallery shows throughout the United States, London, the United Arab Emirates, Monaco and Tehran. He’s been featured widely in the press including Wall Street International, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and the Huffington Post. He was awarded a solo exhibition in 2010 at The Hammond Museum in Westchester, New York by David McFadden, Chief Curator of The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. Noushin was selected for the 2016 biennial at the deCordova Museum in Massachusetts to represent Connecticut. His work can be found in numerous private collections in the United States and abroad.

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Farnaz Rabieijah Dedicated 2015 Bronze 62 x 43 x 12 cm Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $4000

Farnaz Rabieijah (born 1981 in Iran) studied biology at university whilst simultaneously taking art courses in 1999. Rabieijah has attended several courses under the mentorship of Parviz Tanavoli and other art masters and was amongst Parviz Tanavoli’s first group of students. Academically trained as a biologist, Rabieijah joined various courses under leading Iranian contemporary artists including Parviz Tanavoli, Abbas Kiarostami, Maryam Salour and Arab’ali Sherveh. This extensive training gradually allowed her to skillfully tackle various media, including metal (bronze, iron and brass), ceramic, fabric and fiberglass. Rabieijah’s sculptures fall into two main categories: People and Letters. In the People series, the main protagonist is usually a sole figure caught in the existential despair of confronting the world. In her sculptures, words and letters are not merely used for the beauty of alphabet, they symbolise thoughts and beliefs, especially prejudiced and unexamined ones. She has had two solo exhibitions: IRAN sculpture exhibition in 2012 and Cardiac Cycle in 2016 at Shirin Art Gallery. She has also participated in more than 50 group exhibitions and art fairs in Iran and other countries such as the UK, America, Austria, Switzerland, and UAE as well as being an active member of the association of Iranian sculptors. Rabieijah started printmaking in 2015 and her new collections are based on this method combined with her major in plant biology.

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Melika Shafahi Snow White 2011 Digital Photography 70 x 100 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1800

Melika Shafahi (born 1984 in Iran) like the rest of her generation, grew up negotiating the paradoxes of contemporary Iranian life: the influence of American consumer culture against the austere religiosity espoused by the state; the divisions between public and private spheres; the development of one of the world’s biggest markets for plastic surgery against official policies that try largely to hide both male and female bodies. After training in photography in Tehran, she studied fine arts in Lyon and now lives in Paris. This formation—one built on contrast and hybridity—has been essential to her work as an artist. Building on those formative years, Shafahi often works by creating meticulously and colorfully staged— one might even say, theatrical—largescale photographs that reflect her own hybridity, combining the lighting and composition typical of Renaissance painting with Persian visual references. In her series, Beautiful People (2014), exhibited in a solo show at Etemad Gallery in Tehran, Shafahi explores Iran’s globalised beauty culture, an aesthetic that itself blurs the lines between artificial and real, fact and fiction, embracing heavy make-up in bold colors, plastic surgery and not to mention steroidsupported body-sculpting. In Red Lipstick Island, Shafahi lets her subjects choose their own props and poses (with the exception of a coat of red lipstick), photographing them against the backdrop of night and the obscurity of darkness. The result is a series of unexpected portraits that not only play with identity and ask what makes the individual, but also suggest our very human fragility in the face of discomfort.

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Ali Akbar Sadeghi Flower Strom (2:20), From Animation Series 1971 Celluloid Painted on Acetate 18 x 25 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $10000

Ali Akbar Sadeghi is a climax figure in the context of Iranian Modern and Contemporary art. He has practiced in many artistic fields and has influenced many genres and artists. He is one of the most prolific and successful Iranian artists of his generation. Sadeghi has participated in over fifty solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His works have been featured in over eight volumes of monographs and and is part of renowned museums around the world including British Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has been sitting on the jury panels of over ten international biennials and has won numerous international awards for his outstanding animations and designs. In 2009, Sadeghi was recognized by the Ministry of Culture in Iran as an outstanding figure due to his lifetime contributions to Iranian art and culture.

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Mohammad Bozorgi Where is My Motherland? 2018, Original soils of: IRAN, USA, CANADA, FRANCE, ENGLAND, CHINA, RUSSIA, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, UAE, TURKEY and Mixed Media on Canvas 140 x 190 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $7000

My art is a kind of protest against what is happening in the world today. A protest against perished hopes that disappear with the wind. A protest for the blood that is allegedly shed. A protest for the crying eyes of children whose short lives don’t allow dreams to materialise. A protest for the worried hearts of fathers and mothers, embracing their little children who embark the death boats to haven countries. A protest for the lives of immigrants and refugees - a tree whose roots are left in the bleeding soil of their home countries, whose leaves fall onto strange ground. In my art, everyday virtues fight with vice. But, I am sure, that virtue will ultimately conquer. My calligraphic letters dance and say yeah! Life is beautiful and still worth the fight.

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Katayoun Rouhi Causa Sui 2016 Oil on Canvas 130 x 97 cm Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $5000

Katayoun Rouhi (born 1965 in Shiraz, Iran) received his degree in painting from the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1991 and received a doctorate in 2003 in aesthetics and sciences of art from the Sorbonne. Her practice focuses on the essence of poetry, combining its aural qualities with a unique pictorial quality. Rouhi is concerned with the poësis of painting, its very beginning, and searches for the essential link between poetry and representation. An effort to create a singular being in each of her paintings is achieved through the memories imbued in the work and the intricate and playful details that fill her works drawing the viewer ever closer and revealing only gradually its true being. Rouhi has exhibited widely across the Middle East and Europe, and her works can be seen in the collections of the Polychronopoulos Foundation, Athens and the Méshkinfam Foundation and Museum, Shiraz, among others. “I make out a singular being in my paintings. This singularity is achieved through memory, a kind of game where the image gradually appears. It comes into existence by the way it is made, thanks to the closeness of the viewer. This is part of a series of work around Na Koja Abad.”

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Shirin Neshat Mystified 1998 RC Print and Ink 20.3 x 25.4 cm Unique Edition Courtesy of the artist and the Gladstone Gallery

Starting Bid: $16000

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Neshat’s early photographic works include the Women of Allah series (1993–1997), which explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video works departed from overtly political content or critique in favor of more poetic imagery and complex human narratives. Neshat continues to explore and experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film. Her most recent bodies of work include the photographic series The Book of Kings (2012), The Home of My Eyes (2015) and the trilogy Dreamers comprised of three video installations: Illusions and Mirrors (2013), Roja (2016), and Sarah (2016). In 2017, Neshat directed her first opera, AIDA at the Salzburg Music Festival, in Austria. Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museo Correr in Venice, Italy, to coincide with the 2017 Venice Biennale; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Yarat Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Doha; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, among others.

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Parastoo Ahovan

Born: 1959 Alaleh Alamir

Born: 1959

Education: MFA, Sculpture, College of Fine Arts, Boston, 2014

Education: MFA, Parsons School of Design, USA, 1986

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Life is Perfect, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, 2014 |Beyond the Sense of Breaking, Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2009 |Beyond the Sense of Breaking, Tehran University, College of Fine Arts, Tehran, 2007|

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Eloquence des Particules, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 2017 | Eight in the South, Three in the North, Nice, 2015 |

Selected Group Exhibitions: The Beginning of Choice, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, 2018 |International Kurdish Group Show, Imago Mundi Art, Treviso, 2016 |Opposite Realities, Emerson College, Boston, 2014 |Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, 2012 |Santa Isabel de Hungaria, Seville, 2012 |Decalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, 2011 |LTMH Gallery, New York, 2011 |Tehran Art Centre, Tehran, 2010 |The Seed of Baobab, Aaraan Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 |Ebne Sina Art Gallery, Tehran, 2005 |Azad Gallery, Kermanshah, 2000 | Biennales | Art Fairs: The History and Dear Iran, National Pavilion of Iran, Venice Biennale, 2016 |Video performance, Futile, Mykonos Biennial, Athens, 2015|1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2008|5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, 2007| Collections: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Centre, Boston, 2013|Real Academia Santa Isabel de Hungaria, Seville, 2011|The Farjam Collection, Dubai, 2011| Publications | Films: Iran Wire, Performance Art, Pure Innocence, 2017|Dreamy Girl, Changsha International Sculpture Symposium|The Great Game, 56th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia, Changsha Evening Newspaper, 2016 | 16th International Sculpture Symposium, Annual Sculpture Magazine, 2013 | Daily Canvas Magazine, Dubai Art News, 2011 |Daily Canvas Magazine, Dubai Art News, 2010 |Urban Sculpture Magazine, 1st Biennial Urban Sculpture, No.35, Sculpture Magazine, New York, 2008 | 1st International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Vadodara, India, 2008 |Aksam Newspaper, Akdeniz, 2007 |Tandis Haye Bigharare Baran, Tehran, 2006 |Tandiz Magazine, 1st international Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, 2006 |

Selected Group Exhibitions: Charis, Elemental Sculpture Park, Gloucester, 2018 | A Rose is a Rose, Berlin, 2016 | Something Special, London, 2013 | Cosmopolitis, Nice, 2013 | Art Libris Art Fair, Barcelona, 2013 | Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London, 2012 | Hidden Cities, Istanbul, 2012 | Rose Issa Projects, London, 2010 | Streaming Festival, The Hague, 2010| Publications: A Persian Allegory of the Cave, Dissident Voices, NuktaArt Magazine, Vol. 4, 2009 | Different Sames, New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, 2009 |

Fereydoun Ave

Born: 1945

Education: Film School, New York University, New York, 1970 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Silk Road Gallery, Tehran| 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran | Hervé Van der Straeten Gallery, Paris | Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran | XVA Gallery, Dubai| B21 Progressive Art Gallery, Dubai | Iran-America Society Cultural Center, Tehran| Litho Gallery, Tehran| Zand Gallery, Tehran| Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris| Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran| 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran | Omega Gallery, Athens| Sheikh Gallery, Tehran| Evènement du Jeudi, Paris| Selected Group Exhibitions: Salon d’Automne de Paris, Paris| Iran Heritage Show, London | Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London| Regard Persan, Espace Electra,Paris | Iran Under the Skin, Case Asia Barcelona| Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Athens, Athens| The Contemporary Persian Scene:The American and European Experience, Leila Heller Gallery, New York| Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran| Welcome, Kashia Hildebrand Gallery, New York| Photography Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris| Collections: La Caisse des

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126 Michket Krifa Collection, Paris|Goulandris Collection, Athens|Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran |Lloyd’s Bank, Geneva|Nemazee Collection, New York|Rose Issa Collection, London|Harmonia Mundi Collection, Arles|Centre Georges Pompidou Collection, Paris|Farhad and Shirin Moshiri Collection, Tehran| Cy Twombly Foundation Collection, USA| Publications: Canvas Magazine, Artist Profile, September, 2007 |Erotica, The Fine Art of Sex, Edward Lucie- Smith, Hydra Publishing, 2002|Art Tomorrow, Edward Lucie-Smith, Pierre Térrail Editions, Paris 2002|Art Review Magazine, February, 2002 |Regards Persans, Paris Musée Editions|

Mohammad Bahabadi

Born: 1971

Education: BA, Sculpture, Tehran University of Fine Art, Tehran, 1999 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Now Untitled, Iranshahr Gallery, Tehran, 2016 |Justice Dead End, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2015 |Past 36 Years, Tehran Art Workshop Gallery, Tehran, 2015 |Past 36 Years, Art Center Gallery of Yazd, Tehran, 2015 |Where Deep Red Belongs, Aun Gallery & Aun Iranian Art Foundation, Tehran, 2014 | Unread Letters, Rojan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Shahr-va, Aun Gallery & Aun Iranian Art Foundation, Tehran, 2014 | Golden Science, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2001 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Frontier, Iran Artist Forum, Tehran, 2017 |Under the Deep Blue Skye, Iran Artist Forum, Tehran, 2017 |Censorship (Red Border), Contemporary Art Gallery of Yazd, Yazd, 2015 |The 2nd Painter Society Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery of Yazd, Yazd, 2015 |The 1st Painter Society Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery of Yazd, Yazd, 2014 | Arabs Swindle Us (Share/Share), Haft Khan Gallery, Yazd, 2014 |Censorship, Rojan Gallery, Yazd, 2014 |Pashotan J Markar Memorial, Rojan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Olive Leaf, Contemporary Art Gallery of Yazd, Yazd, 2013 |Abstract Sculptures, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2001 | Awards: Padideh Shandiz Sculpture Symposium, Mashhad, 2014 |Committee Member of Iranian Sculpture Society, 2003 and 2005 |Establish Sculpture Found Bronze Workshop with Parviz Tanavoli, 2006 | Parviz Tanavoli Sculpture Studio, 2002 to 2005 |

Nima Behnoud

Born: 1976

Education: MA, Global Fashion Institute of Technology

Management, Fashion (FIT), America, 2010|

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Art Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2016 |Art Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2015 |Art Exhibition, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2014 | Art Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, 2013 |Art Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Selected Group Exhibitions: Asia Society Museum, New York, 2013|NIMANY Art Show, Shelter Gallery, Dubai, 2008| Publications|Films: Headline Story on Nima Behnoud Studio Art, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2012| Washington Times, 2007|Teen Vogue, 2007| Gloss Magazine, 2007| City Magazine, 2007| Awards: Creative Achievement Profile of the Year, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), 2014|2nd Place, Tokyo Graniph Award for Typography Design, 2006|AADG Award, Fashion Galleria Campaign, San Francisco, 1999|

Ladan Broujerdi Education: BA, Painting,

Born: 1971

Alzahra

University,

Tehran,

1996

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Siege the Trees, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 | Dettournement, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran 2014 | Frogs & Crux Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Historical Blunders Series, Homa Art Gallery, 2010 | Hostage Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Ignored Iran, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Textile Series, Naghsh Jahan Gallery, Tehran, 1996| Selected Group Exhibitions: Hibridization, Mohtashemi Gallery, London, 2015 | Neotraditionalism, Tehran Contemporary Museum, Tehran, 2014 | The Rose and Nightingale, Jamm Gallery, Dubai, 2014 | Ey Iran, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Black Gold, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Art Feast 2, Iran Artists Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Peace, Opera Gallery, London, 2013 | Biennales: Historical Blunders,

Art

Miami,

Miami,

2013

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Historical Blunders, Scope Basel, Basel, 2013 | Historical Blunders, Scope Fair, Miami, 2012 | Alternative Calligraphy 2, Vienna Fair, Vienna, 2012| Publications: Tehran Art, Honar Moaser Publication, Singapore, 2012 | Frogs and Crux, Homa Publication, Tehran, 2012 |

Mohammad Bozorgi

Born: 1978

Education: Executive MBA, Industrial Management Institute, Iran, 2009 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Dance in the Dark, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2017 |Against the Darkness, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2016 | Transcendental Strokes, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2015 | Symphonic Meditations: Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, 2014 | Identical Manifestation, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Write Me a Poem, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, 2015 | Alternative Calligraphy 3, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 |Ey Iran, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 |Voyage, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 |The Festival of Art, Iranian Painter’s Forum, Tehran, 2013 |Word Unveiled, EndjaviBarbé Art Projects, Geneva, 2012 | The Next Generation of Contemporary Iranian Calligraphy: Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, 2012| Biennales |Art Fairs: Vienna Art Fair, 2012 | Abu Dhabi Art Fair, 2017 | Collections: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur |The Samawi Collection, Dubai | Publications | Films: Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy – the Collection of the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia, Edited by Dr. Heba Nayel Barakat and Adline Abdul Ghani, Islamic Art Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |

Shahrzad Changalvaee

Born: 1983

Education: BA, Graphic Design, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran, 2006 | MFA, Sculpture, Yale School of Art, New Haven, 2015

Selected Solo Exhibitions: You Cannot The Same River Twice, O Gallery, Tehran, 2016 | Ksi, Ein and An, A Love Story, VSC Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2015 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Endnotes, The Chimney, Brooklyn, NY, 2018 |Not What You Think, Hinterland Galerie Vienna, Austria, 2018 | Memories of Future Landscapes, El Museo de los Sures, Brooklyn, NY, 2017 |Precious Fragments, Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, Kuwait City, 2016 | Open Space, Opening Space, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, 2016 I Want To Believe, Coustof Waxman Gallery, New York, 2016 | Biennales: Whitney Houston Bienniel, Chashama, New York, 2017 |

Josiane Cohanim

Born: 1956

Education: MA, French Literature, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1982 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Bandilac Art Factory, Agoura Hills, California, 2017 Beneath the Stream, The New School of Cooking Café, California, 2016 | Selected Group Exhibitions: I Don’t See Red series, Nonagon, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, 20018 LA Art Association Artists Exhibition, The Loft @ Tag Gallery, California, 2017 LAAA Los Angeles Art Association Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, California, 2017 | Reflections 2017 Group Show, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, California, 2017 LAAA Los Angeles Art Association, VS Group Show, Gallery 825, California, 2017 |

Henry Dallal

Born: 1955

Selected Group Exhibitions: Best of Britain, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 2016 |Museum of the Horse, Chantilly, 2015 Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Windsor Castle, Windsor, 2012 |Naples Museum of Art, Florida, 2005 |Son et Lumiere, Windsor Castle, Windsor, 2003 | Collections: Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, London | |Formal Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, 2010, 2006, 2002|


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Maryam Eisler

Born: 1968

Education: BA, Political Science, Wellesley College, 1989 MBA, Columbia University, 1993 Selected Solo Exhibitions: East London Portraits, Fotografiska, London, 2019 | The Sublime Feminine, Harper’s Books, Easthampton, 2018 | Searching for Eve in the American West, Space SBH, St. Bathelemy, French West Indies 2017 | Searching for Eve in the American West, Tristan Hoare, London, 2016 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Eurydice in Provence, Unseen Art Fair for Tristan Hoare, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017 | Eurydice in Provence, Dallas Art Fair for Tristan Hoare, Dallas, 2017 | Searching for Eve in the American West, Photo London for Tristan Hoare, Dallas, 2017| Publications: Voices: East London, Thames & Hudson/TransGlobe Publishing Ltd., 2017 | London Burning: portraits from a Creative City, Thames & Hudson/TransGlobe Publishing Ltd., 2015 | Sanctuary: Britain’s Artists and their Studios, Thames & Hudson/TransGlobe Publishing Ltd., 2014 |

Younes Faghihi

Born: 1981

Education: MA, Advertising Management, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2010 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Olivier Mousson Gallery, Paris, 2018 | Le100 Gallery, Paris, 2016 |GRK Gallery, Paris, 2014 |Al-E-Ahmad Gallery, Rey, 2005 |Mirmiran Gallery, Artistic Forum of Iran, Tehran, 2004 | Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2002 |Honar-e-Sabz Gallery, Tehran, 1998 |

Selected Group Exhibition: GRK Gallery, Paris, 2014 |When the Letters are Love, MANART Gallery, Paris, 2013 |Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2014 | Cite international des arts, Paris, 2010 | Iran Cultural Center, The Hague, 2010 | Islamic Cultural Center, Rome, 2010 | Naami Galley, Tehran, 2007 |Khayyam Gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Saroban Gallery, Tehran, 2003 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2002 | 9th International Exhibition of Quran, Tehran, 2000 | Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 1998 |Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1998 |Seda & Sime Gallery, Tehran, 1997 | Freedom Museum, Tehran, 1997 | Biennales |Art Fairs: Art Monaco, Monaco, 2013| Awards|Grants |Fellowships: Research Scholarship, Cite International Des Arts, Paris, 2010 | 1st place, Visual Artist, Technical University of Shariat, 2001 |Selected modern calligrapher in the 3rd Festival of Visual Arts, Tehran, 2000 | 1st place, Artist, Tendencies of Modern Calligraphy, 1st Visual Art Festival of Tehran, Tehran, 1998 |

Firouz Farmanfarmaian

Born: 1973

Education: ESA Ecole Spéciale D’Architecture, Paris, 1996 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Naturescapes, Syra Arts Gallery, Washington DC, 2018| Chapel Series Exhibit, Fabien Fryns Fine Arts, Benahavis, 2018| Tehran Lovers Exhibit, Artscoops Platform, Beirut, 2018| Nomadic Displacement Site Specific Installation, Marrakech Museum, Marrakech, 2017 | Strata Exhibit, Golan Rouzkhosh Gallery, Hamburg, 2017 | Summer at the Caspian Exhibit, Artscoops Platform, Beirut, 2017 | Momentary Meditations Exhibit, Galeria Maior, Mallorca, 2016 | RetroProjection Exhibit, Marrakech Museum, Marrakech, 2016 |RetroProjection Exhibit, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Fiac, Paris, 2015| Blue Taxi To Paradise Installation, Nando Argüelles Art Project, Sotogrande, 2015| Waves Exhibit, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2014 | Waves Exhibit, Barclays Bank Foundation, Paris, 2014 | Junkspace Exhibit, Mews 42 Gallery, London, 2013 | Cadmium Black Exhibit, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2013| Selected Group Exhibitions: If So, What?, Silicon Valley Art Fair, Roya Khadjavi Projects, San Francisco, 2018| Art & Freedom, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2018 | Artscoops, ArtBeirut MANA

Auction, Beirut, 2017 | Iran Heritage Foundation Nowrouz Gala & Fundraiser, London, 2017 | The (Un)Draped Woman Art Brief III Exhibit, Advocartsy - Arena 1 Gallery, LACMA, Los Angeles, 2017 | Memory & Future / Future & Memory Joint Exhibit, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2016 | Dark Matter Joint Exhibit, Edificio El Posito, Los Barrios - La Lonja Vieja, Barbate, 2016| Remembering Tomorrow Magic of Persia Foundation Touring Exhibit, Niavaran Center , Tehran, 2016 I Jamm Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016 | Persian Colors Exhibit, Shirin Gallery, New York 2016 | Magic of Persia Foundation Nowrouz GalaExhibition-Christie’s Auction, Dubai, 2015 | United Nations Zero Hunger Exhibit, UN Pavilion Milan World Fair, Milan, 2015 | ICAM Foundation Gala & Fundraiser, Monte Carlo, 2015 |Panorama Group Exhibit, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2015 | Iran Heritage Foundation Nowrouz Auction, London, 2014 | Scope-Art Basel, Basel, 2014 | Black Gold Group Exhibit, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi Fund Gala & Fundraiser - Christie’s Auction, Monaco, 2013 | Collections: Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar Collection, 2016| Benjelloun - Marrakech Museum Collection, 2017| Iran Heritage Foundation Collection, 2017| Mo Afkhami Private Collection, 2017| Farah Diba Private Collection, 2016| Christiane Amanpour Private Collection, 2016 | Ali-Reza Pahlavi Foundation Collection, 2013|

Sahand Hesamiyan

Born: 1977

Education: BA, Sculpture, Tehran University, 2007 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Majaz, BLOK Art Space, Istanbul, 2017|Frame Reference, Dastan’s Outside Basement, Tehran, 2015|Tavizeh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran, 2015| Khalvat, The Third Line, Dubai, 2014| Sulook, The Third Line, Dubai, 2013| Memory Lives on, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Do You See Me!, Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2008| Selected Group Exhibitions: Modern-Contemporary, V Gallery, A Dastan Outside Project, Tehran, 2018| Black & White, E1 Art Gallery, Tehran, 2018 | The 10th Annual Exhibition of Small Sculptures, Aaran Projects, Tehran, 2017 | Jameel Prize 4 Exhibition Tour, Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, 2017 | Frontier, House of Artists, Tehran, 2017 |Trans-Trans-Figuration: Sheikh Safi’s Anecdote & Any Expandable Thing, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, 2017|Geometry, V Café, A Dastan Outside Project, Tehran, 2017 | RTL : LTR, A Joint Exhibition between Iran and

Austria, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2017| Bunyan, 19th Sharjah Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah, 2016 | Visage/ Image of Self, Aaran Projects, Tehran, 2016 | Culture City of East Asia 2016, Nara, 2016 |Time Machine, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2016 | The capital with CAPITAL letters, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2016 |LTR : RTL, A Joint Exhibition between Iran and Austria, Galerie Forum, Wels, 2016 | Remembering Tomorrow, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2016 |Suspended, Aaran Projects, Tehran, 2015 | Made in Iran, AB Gallery, Lucerne, 2015 | Less is More, Aaran Projects, Tehran, 2015 | Centerfold: Spring of Recession, Sazmanab Center, Tehran, 2015 | Persian Garden Party, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2015 | Group Sculpture Exhibition, Aseman Gallery, Mashad, 2015 | 13 Artists for a New Day, Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, 2015 | Approaches to Tradition, Neo-Traditionalism in Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2014 | The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, 2014 |Sculpture by the Sea, Tangkrogen, Aarhus, 2013|Summer Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2012 | Biennales: 4th Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Tehran, 2014 | 1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Tehran, 2008 | 3rd Art, Sport, Olympic Biennial, Tehran, 2007 |5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Tehran, 2007 |8th Contemporary Iranian Ceramic and Glass Biennial, Tehran, 2007 | 2nd Art, Sport, Olympic Biennial, Tehran, 2005 |4th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Tehran, 2004 | Awards: Shortlist for the Sovereign Middle East and North Africa Art Prize, 2016 |Shortlist for Jameel Prize 4 |1st prize of the Padideh Contemporary Sculpture Symposium |Finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize |1st prize of the 1st Tehran Steel Sculpture Symposium |3rd prize of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium |1st prize of the Fajr e Noor Exhibition |Nominee for the Biennial Tem Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial |Winner of the Municipality Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial |

Farbod Mehr

Born: 1991

Education: RIBA, Part I Architecture, London, 2014 Selected Group Exhibitions: Artummah, East of West Gallery, Santa Fe, 2018 |


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Dana Nehdaran

Born: 1982

Education: BA, Painting, Soureh University, Shiraz, 2007| Selected Solo Exhibitions: Agitations of Pleasure, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2017| Esther’s Children, Rira Gallery, Dubai, 2013| Esther’s Children, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011| My Mona Lisa, Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2010| The Inside Layers, Morteza Momayez Gallery, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2008| Selected Group Exhibitions: The World is My Home, Advorcartsy Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018| Art Show for a Cause, Mim Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017| Art Brief III, The (UN)DRAPED WOMAN, Arena 1, LA, 2017| The First Bayaan, Bayaan Art Gallery, Isfahan, 2017| Red, Negar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2017| Perception, Fereshteh Book City Gallery, Tehran, 2017| States of Being Abstract, Elga Wimmer Gallery New York, 2016| Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary North America, Los Angeles, 2016| Untitled, Smash Gallery, San Francisco, 2016| On Figures, Vista Gallery, Tehran, 2016| The Young Artist, Sareban Gallery, Tehran, 2016| Eraser, Shirin Art Center, Tehran, 2014| History Game, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2013| WONDERLAND, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012| Jinn, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 2012| Haft Negah, Farhangsara Niavaran, Tehran, 2012| Magic of Persia, Art Exhibition, Auction Gala, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012 | Iranian Contemporary Artist, Middle East Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | 1st Modern & Contemporary Visual

Art Auction, Tehran, 2011| Cutting Edge Artists, Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Iranian Painter Association, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, 2011| The 1st Tehran Painting Market, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Little Dancer, Henna Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Young Avant-Garde, Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, 2010| Encyclopaedia Iranica (Charity Art Exhibition), New York, 2010| Auto-Portraits II, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2010| Untitled, Art Center, Tehran, 2010| Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, 2010| 1001 Colours, Canvas Gallery, New York, 2009 | Colours for the Green, Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Global Generation Freiburg Group Exhibition, Freiburg, 2008 | Untitled, Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2008| Photography Expo, Esteqlal Hotel, Tehran, 2007| Eternal Papers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, 2007 | Collections: Caracas Museum, Caracas 2017|Salsali Private Museum, Two Pieces from Esther’s Children Series, Dubai| DD Art Cultural Center, Six pieces from The Inside Layers Series, My Mona Lisa series, Esther’s Children series and Agitation of Pleasure series, Mazandaran | Awards: Winner of Special Prize in Persian New Year Photography, Isfahan, 2004| Winner of Special Prize in Sketching, Hafezieh Competition, Shiraz, 2003|

Iranian Pulse, Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, 2011| Magic of Persia Charity Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Abu Dhabi, 2010| Encyclopaedia Iranica Charity Art Exhibition, New York, 2010| Seven...?!, Day Gallery, Tehran, 2010| Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, 2010| Eternal Papers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, 2007| Photography Expo, Esteqlal Hotel, Tehran, 2007| Untitled, Bahman Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2005| Biennales | Art Fairs: II Bienal del Sur, Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, 2018 |5th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2018| 14th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division|Social Documentary, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2017| 13th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2016|12th Iranian National Biennial of Photography, Tehran and Yazd, 2012| Noor Festival, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2011| Slamdance Film Festival Genius, Utah, 2011|1st Katara Art Center International Video Art and Digital Art Festival, Doha, 2011|Noor Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, 2011| 1st Hamghadam Festival, Video Category, Sorbonne University, Paris, 2010 | Human, Traffic Festival, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2008| 10th Iranian Photo Biennial, Innovative Photographer Category, Saba Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2006 |

Education: BFA, Painting, Farhang University, Tehran, 2007

Collections: Armando Reverón Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, 2018 | LACMA, Los Angeles, 2016|Didi Museum, Mazandaran, 2015| Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012|

Selected Solo Exhibitions: AMPHIBOLOGY, An anthology of photographs, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, 2018| Shadows of the Tenderloin, Smash Gallery, San Francisco, 2016| Ettelaat, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012| Urban Rivers, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2008| Contemporary Portrait, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2007|

Awards: International Nikon Photo Contest, Category D Open Theme, Japan, 2015| Hamghadam Photo Festival, Environment Category: 1st place, Sorbonne University, Paris, 2010 | 7th Image of the Year Festival, Video Category, 1st place, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, 2010|

Selected Group Exhibitions: If So, What, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 2018| Artnet auctions, Advocartsy Space, Los Angeles, 2016| Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary America, Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016| Untitled, Ordibehesht Gallery, Tehran, 2016| Untitled, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, 2015| By Iranian Contemporary Photographers, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2013| Untitled, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013| Text me, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Saba Photo, Farhangsaraye Saba Gallery, Tehran, 2012| Magic of Persia, Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012|

Shirin Neshat

Dariush Nehdaran

Born:1984

Born: 1957

Education: BA Art, MA Art , MFA Art, UC Berkeley, 1983 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Shirin Neshat: Dreamers Trilogy, Neuer Kunstverein Wein, Vienna, 2018 | Pause, Cà Granda, University of Milan, Milan, 2018 | Videos: Fervor and Turbulent, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, 2017 | Dreamers, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2017 | SHIRIN NESHAT. The Home of My Eyes,

Museo Correr, Venice, 2017| Shirin Neshat, Dirimart, Turkey, 2017| Shirin Neshat: Facing History, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2015 | Shirin Neshat: Our House is on Fire, Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York, 2014| Selected Group Exhibitions: The Future is Female, Film Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018 | Quel Amour!?, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, 2018 | In the Field of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, 2018 | She Who Tells a Story, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, 2017| Behind the Curtain. Concealment and Revelation since the Renaissance, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016| Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, 2016 | Diverse Works: Director’s Choice, 1997-2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2015 | Looking Women, Casa dei tre Oci, Venice, 2015 | Biennales: Lahore Biennale 01, Lahore, Pakistan, 2018| The future (looking forward), La Biennale de Montréal, Canada, 2014 |Shirin Neshat: Don’t Ask Where the Love is Gone, Moscow Photobiennale, 2014 | In The Name of the Artists, American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil, 2011 | Kunst Film Biennale, Cologne, Germany, 2007 | sharing Exoticisms, Lyon Biennial, Lyon, 2000 | 12th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2000 | Grand Prix Award, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea, 2000 | First International prize, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice 1999 | Publications: Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2017 | Shirin Neshat: Facing History, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with Smithsonian Books, 2015 | Shirin Neshat: Written on my Body, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2013 | Shirin Neshat, Ivorypress, London, 2012 | Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men, Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2011|

Jason Noushin

Born: 1969

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018 | All Her Numbers Stars, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, 2018| UN(Common) Sense, Hilles Gallery, New Haven, 2012| Works from the Bosnia Series, Yale University, New Haven, 2011|Recent works, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 2011| Holiday in Eden, Hammond Museum, North Salem, 2010|


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Yari Ostovany Education:

Born: 1962

MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, 1995 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2017 | Ruby Living Design, California, 2017 | Rebecca Molayem Gallery, California, 2017 | Ligne Roset, California, 2016 | B&B&Co Gallery, California, 2016 | Mill Valley Arts Commission, California, 2016 | Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2015 |Stanford Art Spaces, California, 2015 | Vorres Gallery, California, 2014 | Red Mountain Gallery, TMCC, Nevada, 2014 | The Shed Contemporary, Dana Point, California, 2014 |LA Artcore, California, 2014 | Market Street Gallery, California, 2013 | Ligne Roset, California, 2013 | Art People Gallery, California, 2012 | Institute of Noetic Sciences, California, 2011 | Queen Gallery, Toronto, 2010 | San Jose City College Art Gallery, California, 2009 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Galerie Art Eterne, New Delhi, 2016 |Cabrillo Gallery, California, 2016 | Foundry Art Centre, Missouri, 2016 | Hud Gallery, California, 2016 | Seyhoun Gallery, New York, 2016 | Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2016 | Buckham Gallery, Michigan, 2016 | Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, 2016 | Sebastopol Centre for the Arts, California, 2016 | LA Artcore, California, 2015 | Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Maryland, 2015 |Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey, 2015 |Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, 2015 |Frank Juarez Gallery, Wisconsin, 2015 | Main Street Arts, New York, 2015 | Limner Gallery, New York, 2015 | Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2015 |Berkeley Art Center, California, 2015 | The Invisible Line Gallery, London, 2014 | Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Oregon, 2014 | Arta Gallery, Toronto, 2014 | Shirin Gallery, New York, 2014 | The SHED Contemporary, California, 2014 |Pro Arts Gallery, California, 2014 | ABRA Gallery, California, 2014 | Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, 2014 |Berkeley Arts Center, California, 2014 | Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, 2013 | Vorres Gallery, California, 2013 |1337 Gallery, California, 2013 | Thomas & Paul Gallery, London, 2013 | Estense Castle Museum, Ferrara, 2012 | Gallery 133, Toronto, 2010 | Vision Gallery, Arizona, 2009 | Awards: Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, 2007 | Annual San Francisco Art Institute Student Exhibition, 1989 | Craig Sheppard Memorial Art Scholarship, 1988 | Home Federal Bank Arts Foundation Grant, Nevada, 1988 | Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant, 1988 | Collections: Pasargard Bank Museum, Tehran, 2011 | New Britain

M useum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, 2003 | Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada, Reno Art Department, 1993 |

Farnaz Rabieijah

Born: 1981

Education: MS, Plant Biology, Payam e Noor University, Tehran, 2007 Selected Solo Exhibitions: The Spinning Plate Prints and Installation, The MINE Gallery, Dubai 2017 | Cardiac Cycle, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 | Iran Sculpture Exhibition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Selected Group Exhibitions: T he Impact of Tangency, The MINE Gallery, Dubai, 2017| A rt in the Hand, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2017 | RTL: LTR / LTR: RTL, Artmark Gallery, Vienna, 2016 |Khayyam and Contemporary Art Exhibition, SIlk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2016 | Fabulous, Shirin Art Gallery, New York, 2015 | MOPCAP S hortlist Exhibition, Dubai, 2015 | Black Gold, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Calligraphy, Nicholas Flamel Gallery, P aris, 2013 | My Name is Not Rouge, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2013 |Unexposed, Brussels, Athens, Warsaw, 2013 | G roup Medal Exhibition, BAMS Medal Society, Glasgow, 2012 | Arab Spring, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | The 3rd G eneration and Parviz Tanavoli, Farvahar Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Sculpture Exhibition, Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | Sculpture Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Biennales: A bu Dhabi Art Fair, 2016 | Contemporary Istanbul, 2015 | The 4th Tehran Art Auction, 2015 |Context, Art Miami, 2 014 | The 3rd Tehran Art Auction, Tehran, 2014 | ART14, London, 2014 | Scope, Miami Art Fair, Miami, 2014 | Vienna A rt Fair, Vienna, 2013 | Scope, Art Basel, Basel, 2013 | O nline Auction, London Auction Room, London, 2013 | P opli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation Auction, London, 2 013 | ART13, Art Fair, London, 2013 | Scope, Miami Art F air, Miami, 2013 | Opera Gallery Auction, Opera Gallery, D ubai, 2012 | Vienna Art Fair, Vienna, 2012 | Magic of Persia Auction, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012 | The 6 th Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | The 10th Iranian Contemporary C eramics Biennial, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2011 | The 2 nd Sculpture Expo, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | The 1st S culpture Expo, 2008 | Iranian Artists 39 Forum, Tehran, 2 008 | The 1st Outdoor Biennial, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2 008 | The 5th Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, M useum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 | The 8th

I ranian Contemporary Ceramics and Vitreous Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 | Awards: MOPCAP Shortlist, 2015 | Winner of the Best Guest Prize of British Art Medal Society, 2012 |

M aryam Rastghalam

Born: 1981

Education: MA, Visual Arts, Milan Fine Art Academy, Milan, 2012 Selected Solo Exhibitions: R ecurring Dreams, Spazio CB32, Milan, 2017| Persian Garden, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2016| Selected Group Exhibitions: M agic of Persia, Kamil Gallery, Monte Carlo, 2017 |Charb aq, Contemporary Art Museum, Esfahan, 2016 | Rite of P assage, City Hall, San Francisco, 2016| Bi Lady, Apadana G allery, Esfahan, 2016 | Illusive Imagination, We Gallery, B erlin, 2016|Figurative Design, Apadana Gallery, Esfahan, 2016| Flashback, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2015|Mirage, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2015|Who Art You, La fabbrica del vapore, M ilan, 2015 | Isola isole insulae, Assab One Exposition S pace, Milan, 2012| Circoloquadro Gallery, Milan, 2011 | Illustration, Circolo dell’ arte e cultura del comune di P ontedera, Florence, 2007| Daryabeigi Gallery, Tehran, 2004| Collections: The Museum Funf Kontinente, Munich, 2015 | Ali Behnam Bakhtiar Collection, 2017|

Saeed Ravanbakhsh

Born: 1966

Education: MA, Graphic Design, Fine Art University, Tehran, 2001 Solo Exhibition: Solo Printmaking and Painting Exhibition, Arts International Town, Paris, 2009 | Selected Group Exhibitions: B ook as House, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2016 | Printmaking E xhibition, Urmazd Gallery, Tehran, 2016 | Mohreh Sorkh Performance, Aaran Project Gallery, 2015 | 3 Painters, Cyan Gallery, Isfahan, 2015 | Printmaking Exhibition, Laleh Gallery, 2014 | Haft Negah Exhibition, Pardis, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2 013|London Calling:Tehran, Tehran, 2012 | Painting & Printmaking Exhibition, Sazmanab Platform Contemporary


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A li Razavi

Born: 1977

Education: ABSC, Mechanics Fluid,Tehran Azad University, Tehran, 2000 Selected Group Exhibitions: Black & White, Gallery e1, Tehran, 2018|Plasco, White Line G allery, Tehran, 2017 | Charity Daheshpour Exhibition, G allery, Tehran, 2016 | Fearless, Lajevardi Foundation,

Tehran, 2016| Fearless, Art Total Gallery, Dubai, 2016| This Side Up, Gallery Panjereh, Tehran, 2015 | Untitled, Nicolas F lamel Gallery, Paris, 2014 | Happy Days, Nicolas Flamel G allery, Paris, 2014 | Experience, Gallery Panjereh, Tehran, 2014 | Takhti Exhibition, Contemporary Museum of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, 2014 | Takhti Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Gaza Salvation, Cultural Center of Niavaran, Tehran, 2014 | Biennales: I nternational Painting Symposium, Unesco, Athens, 2017 | Painter Today Biennial, Art of Garden Museum, Tehran, 2016|

K atayoun Rouhi

Born: 1965

Education: P hD, Aesthetics and Sciences of Art, Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, 2003 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2018 | HCE Gallery, Saint Denis, 2017 | Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 | AB Gallery, Zurich, 2013 | National Theatre of Nacelle, Aubergenville, 2012 | Taïss G allery, Paris, 2011 | 23ème Marche, Auvers, 2010 | Villa Honoré Daumier, Valmondois, 2009 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2017 | Fundraising Exhibition and Auction Gala, MOP Foundation, Monaco, 2017 | Ismaïli C enter, London, 2016 | Museum of Contemporary Art, A hvaz, 2016 | Contemporary Art Gallery, Auvers, 2015 | I nternational Auction-Artshow, Maison Ader, Paris, 2014 | Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, 2011 | International Auction, C hristie’s, Doha, 2011 | International Auction, Christie’s, P aris, 2011 | International Auction, Sotheby’s, London, 2 011 | International Auction, Sotheby’s, Doha, 2010 | International Auction, Christie’s, Paris, 2010 | International A uction, Artcurial, Paris, 2009 | Days of the National Heritage, Pontoise, 2009 | Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Collections: S kironio Foundation and Museum, Athens, 2004 | Meshkinfam Foundation and Museum, Shiraz, 2007 |

B ahar Sabzevari

Born: 1980

Education: M FA, New York Academy of Art, New York, 2018 Solo Exhibition: Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, 2014|

Selected Group Exhibitions: Summer Residency Exhibition, Cheng Xi Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017 | Tirgan, Toronto, 2013 | Iranian Arts Now, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, 2012 | In The Currents, Bay Area Iranian/American Art today, Oakland, 2012 | The Mask and The Mirror, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2011 | Bahar Sabzevari & Omid Hallaj, RX Gallery, Paris, 2011 | Sous Le Radar, La jeune scène Iranienne, JTM Gallery, Paris, 2010 | Biennale: FIAC Art Fair, Paris, 2010 |

Ali Akbar Sadeghi

Born: 1937

Education: BA, Art, University of Tehran, 1969 Selected Solo Exhibitions: N icolas Flamel Gallery, Paris 2018 |The Rock (animation), Doha Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar, 2013 | Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Nails, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Salau Palace, Bern, 1996 | ‘Painting Exhibition in Support of the P eople of Bosnia and Herzegovina’, Niarvaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 1992 | Noqreh Books, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 1990| Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 1988 | La Chaux-de-Fonds Art Gallery, Switzerland, 1988 |

G allery, Tehran, 2015 | Tehran Project & Emperor’s New Clothes, Rira Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Photography Exhibition, I greg Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Autoportrait, Photography a nd Installation, Gallery de I’ESBAM, Montpellier, 2010 | 1001 Nights, Tehran, 2009 | Tehran Project, Harandi Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Selected Group Exhibitions: MOPCAP Finalist Exhibition, EOA Projects, London, 2015 | The World Viewed 2, Y Art Studio, Tehran, 2015 | What Are You Waiting for, Laleh June Galerie, Basel, 2015 | MOPCAP Shortlist Exhibition, Dubai, 2015 | The World Viewed 1, Igreg Art Studio, Tehran, 2015 | Les Enfants du Sabbat n°14, Centre d’art Contemporain Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, 2013 | Prix ICART, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, 2013 | A Men, Aun Gallery,Tehran, 2012 | Iranian Arts Now, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, 2012 | Respect to time, Rira Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Ciphers, Tension with Tradition in Contemporary Iranian Photography, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, 2012 | Charivari’s FREAKS, Curiosities & Realities, Berlin, 2011 | Iran Incorporated, West beyond 51””40 Gallery Annie Gentils, Anvers, 2011 | Iran & co, 11 Emerging Artists ‘La Brugeoise’ Brugge, 2010 | Melika and Mamali Shafahi, Château de la foret, Paris, 2010 | June Begins May, Laleh June Gallery, Basel, 2008 | Green, Photography Exhibition, Mehrva Gallery, Tehran, 2006 |

P eyman Shafieezadeh

Born: 1983

Biennales: Painting Biennial, Tehran, 1993 |

Education: B A, Painting, Art & Architecture Faculty, Tehran, 2006

Publications: W hispers, A Book of Watercolors, Negar Publications |Alefba, A Philosophical Analysis of 50 works of A. Sadeghi, Farhangan Publication | Postal Cards, Album No. 1, 2 & 3, G ooya Publications | Ali Akbar Sadeghi: Selected works 1 977-1997, Myth & Math Collection, Iranian Art Pulishing Co, 1997 | Kerman, Memorial of Presence, Kerman Studies Center, 1977 |

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Jaay-gaah, Pejman Foundation, Tehran, 2018| The Negative P ositive Space, Etemad Gallery,Tehran, 2016 | Notes by a Carbon Paper, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2013| Baudrrduab, M ohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2011| Burda, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2010|

M elika Shafahi

Born: 1984

Education: M A, Visual Art (DNSEP), Ecole Nationale Superiure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 2012 Selected Solo Exhibitions: P irsook Art Space, Shiraz, 2018 |Beautiful People, Etemad

Selected Group Exhibitions: Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2018 | Precious F ragments, CAP Kuwait, 2016 | COME(E)PASS, Hinterland, V ienna, 2016 | 2nd ICAB The Culture of Peace, Niavaran C ultural Center, Tehran, 2016| EXTENTION.IR: Tehran, Capital in Capital Letters, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2016 | This is Just an Image, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, 2015 | MOPCAP Shortlist Exhibition, Private Residence, Dubai, 2015 | Ghaza, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2014 | Ja Be Ja, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2014|Ja Be Ja, Unpack Studio, Toronto,


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M aryam Shirinlou

Shaghayegh Shojaian

Born: 1978

Education: BA, Painting, Art & Architecture Faculty, Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, 2004 Selected Solo Exhibitions: A aran Gallery, Tehran, 2015 |Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Daryabeigei Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Atashzad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Selected Group Exhibitions: M onaco Art Week, Monte Carlo, 2018 |Kamil Gallery, M onte Carlo, 2018 |CAMA Gallery, London, 2018 | Hilton Hotel, London, 2018 |Shokouh Gallery, Tehran, 2018 |Artfix G allery, Boca Raton, 2018 | Artix Gallery, Doha, 2018 | C helsea College of Arts, London, 2017 | Magic of Persia Auction Gala, Monte Carlo, 2017 |Athens Festival, Athens, 2 017 | Artfix Gallery, Doha, 2017 |Negah Gallery, Tehran, 2 016 | Ahvaz Contemporary Art Museum, Ahvaz, 2015 | Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2015 | Aaran Gallery, Tehran, 2015 | Tirgan Festival of Art and Culture, Toronto, 2013 |Artpeople Gallery, San Francisco, 2012 | Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 |

Shirin Tabeshfar

Born: 1958

Education:

Born: 1966 BA, Graphic Design, Bath Academy of Art, Bath, 1982

Education: BA, Graphic Design & Painting and Drawing, California State University, Northridge, 1990 Selected Solo Exhibitions: F igurative Painting, Mansoureh Hosseini Gallery, Tehran, 1994 | Tehran Private Residence, Tehran, 1996 | Calligraphy E xhibition, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2000 |Calligraphy Exhibition, TarhoRang Gallery, Tehran, 2001 | Selected Group Exhibitions: N ezami Building,Tehran, 1994 | Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1 998 | TarhoRang Gallery, Tehran, 2001 | Ejlas Building, Tehran, 2001 | 10 Iranian Women Painters, Brussels, 2001 |

Selected Solo Exhibitions: Cricket Fine Art Gallery, London, 2018 | Galerie du Cygne, St. Tropez, 2017 | Galerie du Cygne, St. Tropez, 2014 | Cricket Fine Art Gallery, London, 2013 | Galerie du Cygne, St. Tropez, 2011| Lyric Theatre, London, 1990 | Selected Group Exhibitions: Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, 2018 | Josie Eastwood F ine Art, Hampshire, 2016 |Highgate Contemporary Art, London, 2015 | Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, 2015 | Royal College of Arts, London, 2014 | Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire, 2013| Royal College of Arts, London, 2012 | Josie Eastwood Fine Arts, Hampshire, 2011 | Cricket Fine Art Gallery, London, 2011| Swann Gallery, Rye, 2011 | Swann G allery, Woodstock, 2010 | Fairfax Gallery, London, 2009 | K ufa Gallery, London, 2004 | Tabernacle Gallery, London, 1995|


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The Life Book is a survey of Ali Akbar Sadeghi’s seminal works, which moulded his artistic aesthetics over two decades, resulting in substantial reforms in the history of Iranian art. In this era, he experimented with various media and techniques such as graphic design, vitrail, film and etc., and re-examined many different genres and schools of art. Reviewing this phase of his activities reveal certain aspects of the artistic and sociological history of Iran during 1950’s to late 1970’s

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Credit: Edited by: Ali Bakhtiari Designed by: Studio Karkah Translation by: Sanam Kalantari Archive by: AS Studio Photography: Javad Seyedabadi and Afshin Sadeghi Texts by: Ali Bakhtiari, Javad Mojabi, Nader Ebrahimi, Parviz Kalantari, Sharooz Mohajer, Noureddin Zarrin Kelk

Publisher: Ali Akbar Sadeghi Foundation; 1st edition (2016) Edition – 800 Copies ISBN-10: 0989430634 ISBN-13: 978-0989430630 Package Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 13 cm Overall Weight: 10 KG


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INDEX Parastoo Ahovan Alaleh Alamir Fereydoun Ave Mohammad Bahabadi Nima Behnoud Ladan Broujerdi Mohammad Bozorgi Shahrzad Changalvaee Josiane Cohanim Henry Dallal Maryam Eisler Younes Faghihi Firouz Farmanfarmaian Sahand Hesamiyan Farbod Mehr Dana Nehdaran Dariush Nehdaran Shirin Neshat Jason Noushin Yari Ostovany Farnaz Rabieijah Maryam Rastghalam Saeed Ravanbakhsh Ali Razavi Katayoun Rouhi Bahar Sabzevari Ali Akbar Sadeghi Marjane Satrapi Melika Shafahi Peyman Shafieezadeh Maryam Shirinlou Shaghayegh Shojaian Shirin Tabeshfar

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Parastoo Ahovan Alaleh Alamir Fereydoun Ave Mohammad Bahabadi Nima Behnoud Ladan Broujerdi Mohammad Bozorgi Shahrzad Changalvaee Josiane Cohanim Henry Dallal Maryam Eisler Younes Faghihi Firouz Farmanfarmaian Sahand Hesamiyan Farbod Mehr Dana Nehdaran Dariush Nehdaran Shirin Neshat Jason Noushin Yari Ostovany Farnaz Rabieijah Maryam Rastghalam Saeed Ravanbakhsh Ali Razavi Katayoun Rouhi Bahar Sabzevari Ali Akbar Sadeghi Marjane Satrapi Melika Shafahi Peyman Shafieezadeh Maryam Shirinlou Shaghayegh Shojaian Shirin Tabeshfar


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