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LA I 2014

INSPIRATION INSISTENCE ASPIRATION PERSISTENCE


Front/ back cover image: Glenn Ligon Study for Negro Sunshine #119 2012 Oil stick, coal dust and gesso on paper 12 x 9 in


CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION DOHA 13 OCTOBER 2014

ALI BANISADR The Chase, 2011 Estimate $180,000–250,000 Enquiries London +44 020 7293 5714 Doha +974 4452 8333 New York +1 212 606 7254 Register now at sothebys.com SOTHEBY’S, INC. LICENSE NO. 1216058. © SOTHEBY’S, INC. 2014


MOP 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISING AUCTION

IN THE PRESENCE OF DISTINGUISHED ARTIST

Parviz Tanavoli

AND GUEST OF HONOUR

INSPIRATION INSISTENCE

Ali Bakhtiar

ASPIRATION PERSISTENCE

Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 September 2014 9:00am-5:00pm Exhibition open to the public, Sotheby’s Los Angeles Tuesday 16 September 2014 7:00-9:00pm Private View and Cocktail Reception, Sotheby’s Los Angeles Wednesday 17 September 2014 7:00-10:00pm Launch of Iran:RPM Vol. 2 and B|ta’arof Magazine Issue #3, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles Friday 7 – Tuesday 11 November 2014 Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Sale Exhibition open to the public, Sotheby’s New York Featuring artwork donated to MOP Wednesday 12 November 2014 Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Day Sale Artwork donated to MOP auctioned by Sotheby’s

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PARVIZ TANAVOLI Born in 1937 in Tehran, Parviz Tanavoli is known as the forefather of modern sculpture in Iran. He was one of the key founders of Saqqakhaneh, an artistic movement that began in Iran in the 1960s, and has influenced two generations of artists. Tanavoli has achieved global fame for his artistic practice. He has held solo exhibitions in Iran, Europe, Dubai, United States and Canada and has participated in numerous biennales and group exhibitions. His work appears in many valuable collections around the world including the British Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Esfahan City Centre; and Royal Society of Fine Arts, Amman. A passionate collector and researcher in the area of Iranian craft, Tanavoli’s books and research on Rugs, Jewellery, Ceramics, and Sormehdan, to name a few, have been among the most important contributions to Iranian crafts and public art. Tanavoli’s career is infused with a deep passion, knowledge and understanding of Iran’s rich visual and literary heritage. Because of the love and care that he has for his people, and for Iranian art and culture, Parviz Tanavoli has been one of the most valuable supporters of MOP since 2007. As an artist, teacher, scholar, collector, and generous forefather of Iran’s Modern art, Tanavoli has embraced our cause and has helped us to help many. On behalf of those who have benefited from our programmes we would like to express our sincere appreciation to our distinguished friend Ostad Tanavoli, for his generosity and support.

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ALI BAKHTIAR

Achieving over 15 years of experience in architectural and interior design, wedding and event planning Ali Bakhtiar is the founder of the Ali Bakhtiar Foundation and Ali Bakhtiar Design LLC, an international company focused on high-end projects for clients around the world. Successfully accomplishing numerous projects across the globe the Ali Bakhtiar Foundation has been one of the principal sponsors of MOP since 2007. Ali Bakhtiar, with his extensive talent and generous heart, along with the support of his dedicated team, has been the core figure of MOP galas and fundraising events with their stunning stage designs, astonishing dance floors, beautiful table settings, breathtaking flower arrangements, and electric lighting. MOP, on behalf of those who have benefited from our programmes would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the distinguished award-winning Ali Bakhtiar for his generous support, patient guidance, committed team, unique talent, and whole-hearted care for our vision.

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Well, we’ve reached the magic number 10! 10 years since MOP came into being on a whim and a whisper, an idea born of love of culture, country and art all rolled into one, rolling across the international cultural landscape to present a platform for contemporary art from Iran. Why Iran? Well, apart from being Iranian with the love of country and its culture, I’ve always believed that culture is the best bridging tool for social intercourse across borders and political boundaries. We are always fighting the odds in such a cultural exercise given our mortal presence and the speed of change. How swift the passage of time in the face of history? How tortuous and slow the contemporary seems set against the grand schemes of that history? How small our collective and individual contributions appear when facing the daunting tide of change? Cultural bridging, even small attempts, could lead to people crossing divides, venturing to the other side of steadfast beliefs born in the heat of national, religious and cultural self-interest. In the last decade, through our various initiatives we have tried to tap into this latent energy and make sense and order of life through the language of art. Contemporary art to match the contemporary scene, as reflected on a piece of canvas, a sculpture, a video installation or a photograph magic-ing out the mood of the moment. MOP is a portal through which a great number of Iranian artists have been given the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional aspirations. Through our art and education programmes including the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP), collective projects and international involvement, MOP has expanded its field of activities to engage in a critical discourse and cultural exchange.

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Aiming to attain a significant voice in the vast cultural landscape, MOP presents a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and cross-disciplinary events with both emerging and established artists in the UK, USA, and UAE. To show the brilliance and magnificence of Iranian artists set against their daily struggles, often facing impossible odds. To see the nation and its people in a different light, to platform the vibrant intellectual and artistic scenes, to highlight hidden talent and to promote and preserve the artistic production. The success of MOP in the last 10 years has been made possible by the goodwill of its staff, its patrons and partners, the international artistic community, and last but not least the generous support of the donating artists who see worth and value in our enterprise. Admittedly, it’s been hard work this past ten years, tougher at times than others. But we’ve been inspired, we’ve insisted, we have aspired and persisted, so that today we can proudly present our programmes, projects and activities on an expanded field and explore new possibilities. I invite you all to take part, to see, to feel and to taste the moment in our enlightening process so that you too can grasp what has been realised so far, and what could be achieved in the future with your individual support. Our sincere thanks to each and every one of you who have shared our vision, offered your tireless support, and provided generous assistance to MOP these past ten years. Here’s to the next decade! Shirley Elghanian

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MOP BENEFICIARIES 2014 I 2015

Delfina Foundation, artist residencies, London Dierent Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art, artist lectures and seminars, British Museum, London Farhang Foundation, Los Angeles Goldsmiths College University of London, Master of Research Curatorial/Knowledge, London Kanoon Iran, Iranian Cultural Centre, London London Film School, MA Filmmaking Scholarships, London Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) 2015, London & Dubai Magic of Persia & Parasol unit Research Residency, London Omid Foundations, London Parasol unit, education workshops, London Publication Grants Queens Museum, artist residency grant, New York

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MOP Magic of Persia (MOP) promotes Iranian art and culture to a wider audience outside of Iran, and strives to make a notable contribution to its long-term advancement worldwide. This is accomplished by establishing programmes in modern and contemporary Iranian art, music, media and academia in partnership with world-class institutions. MOP’s programmes include: The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP), a global search for the next generation of Iranian visual artists Curate Archive, an online residency open to Iranian/ non-Iranian curators and cultural practitioners Art residencies and exhibitions for young Iranian artists at the Delfina Foundation, Parasol unit and Royal College of Art in London Scholarships and grants in higher education at the Royal College of Art, London Film School, and Goldsmiths University of London A series of artists’ panel discussions entitled ‘Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art’ in collaboration with the British Museum. Family days bringing together more than 120,000 people at the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London The charity’s primary source of funding derives from the auction of artwork generously donated by established and emerging Iranian and international artists. Conducted by Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and held in the US, Europe and the Middle East, the success of these fundraising events relies entirely on the participation and support of artists and patrons alike. Sponsorship from organisations and individuals also support MOP’s various projects. MOP is a non-political, non-religious UK registered charity #11004066. The Friends of MOP Foundation (EIN #20-3773879) is a public charity that is exempt from US Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

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MOP CAP 2015 The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) is a worldwide search for the next generation of contemporary Iranian visual artists who have the potential to make a significant impact in their field. The goal of the prize is to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to gain international exposure, and to engage in artistic experimentation and cultural exchange. Through its archival material, including an online artist database and printed publications, MOP CAP aims to provide an educational interchange and contribute to the development of Iranian art and culture. SELECTION COMMITTEE Shiva Balaghi, Professor and Historian Dr. Hamid Keshmirshekan, Art Historian, Critic, and Editor Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator and Writer

The Judging Panel will be announced in Autumn 2014. October 2014 l London Announcement of the Shortlist March 2015 l Dubai Shortlist Exhibition Announcement of the Finalists October 2015 l London Finalist Exhibition Announcement of the Winner

Background image: Anahita Norouzi One Hundred Cypresses 2013 Video documentation MOP CAP 2013 Finalist


CURATE ARCHIVE An online residency programme open to artists/curators/cultural practitioners across the globe, which aims to operate as a dialogical structure to enunciate possibilities and impossibilities of working with ‘archive’. This project intends to provide opportunities for a re-presentation of its extensive archive through an online platform within a curatorial approach. Since the launch of MOP CAP in 2008, hundreds of portfolios submitted by Iranian artists have established a thought-provoking archive of artworks and text-based material. As an on-going project, MOP CAP is generating new data every other year and expanding the archive excessively. Through CURATE ARCHIVE an artist/curator/writer/researcher will be appointed by MOP every four months, to reflect upon the existing MOP CAP archive of emerging Iranian artists, encouraging an open exchange of knowledge in the form of an online exhibition, including textual materials and weblogs. This archive will be accessible to the public from 2015

CURATE ARCHIVE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS THROUGH AN ONLINE PROCESS OPEN TO IRANIAN/NON-IRANIAN CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS THIS AUTUMN

More details to follow www.mopcap.com

CURATE ARCHIVE is supported by British Council


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AILEEN AGOPIAN POOYA ARYANPOUR ALIREZA ASTANEH AUN GALLERY AYYAM GALLERY SAEED BABBAEEN MOHAMMAD BAHABADI SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR MOHAMMAD BOZORGI SUZY ELGHANAYAN WALID EL MASRI MEHRAN ELMINIA NAFISEH EMRAN SONIA ERAM LALLA ESSAYDI MANDANA FARAHMAND HABIB FARAJABADI NAZ FARZANEH FARHANG FOUNDATION MAHYA FATEMI ANDREA FIUCZYNSKI JOHANNA FLAUM SARAH FLORA IDA GIRON HOMEIRA GOLDSTEIN GUSFORD GALLERY HASSAN HAJJAJ NARGES HAMZIANPOUR MIETY HEIDEN KASHYA HILDEBRAND HOMA GALLERY SHEREE HOVSEPIAN JACQUELINE HSU RASHID JOHNSON

DZAMIL KAMANGAR KHAK GALLERY LEILA HELLER GALLERY GLENN LIGON JULIE MEHRETU HENGAMEH MOAMMERI SAGHAR MOAYERI ARSALAN MOHAMMAD MICHAEL MOORE COLIN MORRIS CARTER MULL TIM MURPHY STEVEN NAIFEH SHULA NAZARIAN JAHANGIR NAZEMIAN SHIRIN NESHAT AFARIN NEYSSARI TAHER POURHEIDARI PRINT PRO MEDIA ROSHI RAHNAMA CLAIRE ROBERTIELLO SIAVASH SABBA STEVEN SANDERS SHULAMIT GALLERY ELIE SIANI SLS HOTEL NOOR SOUSSI DEBBIE TABIBZADEH YVONNE VAN PELT ADRIANA VAREJテグ ROBIN WOODHEAD JANET YONATY ROXANE ZAND LOULUA ZAWAWI

Magic of Persia would like to acknowledge the tireless support of all of the artists, galleries and patrons without whom this event would not have been possible. 14


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

HUSHANG ANSARI I CUCINA BENE DJ DAVID I PARY ELGHANAYAN I STEVEN ELGHANAYAN EMPTY VASE I JAMES LINDON ROGER LOW I FARHAD MATLOOB EBRAHIM MELAMED I MORRIS ASSOCIATES SIA SALEK I STAN TOMCHIN I STEVEN SANDERS

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DONATING ARTISTS 2004 I 2014 SARA ABBASIAN AFSOON SHAHRIAR AHMADI SHIVA AHMADI MOHSEN AHMADVAND FAIG AHMED FARHAD AHRARNIA NADER AHRIMAN MANIA AKBARI ROYA AKHAVAN AZADEH AKHLAGHI ALALEH ALAMIR ALI ALAVI SHIRIN ALIABADI SAMIRA ALIKHANZADEH AFRUZ AMIGHI MARYAM AMINI AHMAD AMIN NAZAR HAMIDREZA ANDARZ NAZGOL ANSARINIA SHAQAYEQ ARABI MASSOUD ARABSHAHI KAMROOZ ARAM REZA ARAMESH SIAH ARMAJANI POOYA ARYANPOUR MARYAM ASHKANIAN HOMAYOUN ASKARI-SIRIZI ALIREZA ASTANEH ABOL ATIGHETCHI FEREYDOUN AVE ANDISHEH AVINI NIYAZ AZADIKHAH SHOJA AZARI SHOJA AZARI & SHAHRAM KARIMI JAVAD AZIMI MOHAMMAD BAHABADI MAHMOUD BAKHSHI SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR MASOUME BAKHTIARY SONIA BALASSANIAN ALI BANISADR RANA BEGUM TAHA BEHBAHANI BEHZAD BEHNAM MOHAMMAD BOZORGI SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE ALI CHITSAZ HENRY DALLAL MORTEZA DAREHBAGHI 16

IRAN DARROUDI GOHAR DASHTI ALA DEHGHAN HANIEH DELECROIX & KEYVAN SABER REZA DERAKHSHANI PASHA EBRAHIMZADEH MOHAMMAD EHSAI WALID EL MASRI MEHRAN ELMINIA YAGHOUB EMDADIAN NAFISEH EMRAN YASMINE ESFANDIARY SAMIRA ESKANDARFAR LALLA ESSAYDI BOBAK ETMINANI SHIRIN FAKHIM MITRA FARAHANI HABIB FARAJABADI MEHDI FARHADIAN MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN GOLNAZ FATHI ARASH FAYEZ BITA FAYYAZI SHAHAB FOTOUHI MOHSEN FOULADPOUR FARHAD FOZOUNI DARA GALLOPIN SHADI GHADIRIAN AMIRALI GHASEMI MINA GHAZIANI BABAK GOLKAR KOROUSH GOLNARI YASSI GOLSHANI RAMIN HAERIZADEH ROKNY HAERIZADEH HASSAN HAJJAJ OMID HALLAJ RODIN HAMIDI NARGESS HASHEMI SAHAND HESAMIYAN PEYMAN HOOSHMANDZADEH SHAHLA HOSSEINI SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY SHEREE HOVSEPIAN HOSSEIN IRANDOUST SEDAGHAT JABBARI BAHMAN JALALI MOHSEN JAMALINEEK POURAN JINCHI RASHID JOHNSON


DZAMIL KAMANGAR Y.Z. KAMI NIKKI KARIMI ARIA KASAEI HOSSEIN KASHIAN BABAK KAZEMI NAEEME KAZEMI KAMRAN KHAVARANI AVISH KHEBREHZADEH ABBAS KIAROSTAMI ABBAS KOWSARI BEHDAD LAHOUTI FARIDEH LASHAI GLENN LIGON HOSSEIN MADANI TALA MADANI REZA MAFI FARROKH MAHDAVI SHAHRIAR MAZANDI JULIE MEHRETU FARSHID MESGHALI AMIR MOBED ARDESHIR MOHASSES MEHRDAD MOHEBALI AHMAD MORSHEDLOO MORVARID FARHAD MOSHIRI ALI MOUSAVI CARTER MULL STEVEN NAIFEH KAVEH NAJMABADI MOHAMMAD NAMAZI ALI NASSIR MALEKEH NAYINY ARASH NAZARI DANA NEHDARAN DARIUSH NEHDARAN SHIRIN NESHAT NICKY NODJOUMI FEREYDOUN OMIDI FARAH OSSOULI NASSER OVISSI LEILA PAZOOKI FARAMARZ PILARAM TAHER POURHEIDARI SHAHPOUR POUYAN MYRIAM QUIEL IMAN RAAD FARNAZ RABIEJAH SAGHAR RAD

BEHROUZ RAE MANSOUR RAFIEE SARA RAHBAR HESAM RAHMANIAN AZADEH RAZAGHDOOST NEDA RAZAVIPOUR GHASS ROUZKHOSH SHIRIN SABAHI BAHAR SABZEVARI EINODDIN SADEGHZADEH BEHNAM SADIGHI BIJAN SAFFARI HAMED SAHIHI KOUROSH SALEHI OMID SALEHI SEIFOLLAH SAMADIAN YASHAR SAMIMI MOFAKHAM MAMALI SHAFAHI HADIEH SHAFIE SHIRANA SHAHBAZI ROZITA SHARAFJAHAN VAHID SHARIFIAN KOOROSH SHISHEGARAN ARMAN STEPANIAN SADEGH TABRIZI SHIDEH TAMI PARVIZ TANAVOLI MOHAMMAD TARAGHIJAH MOHAMMAD TATARI NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN SADEGH TIRAFKAN ATOOSA VAHDANI ADRIANA VAREJテグ MAHMOUD VASEFI DARIUSH YEKTAII FIROUZ ZAHEDI MORTEZA ZAHEDI MEHRAN ZIRAK CHARLES HOSSEIN ZENDEROUDI

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10 YEARS OF MOP

2004 I 2014


2004


SEPTEMBER I LONDON I 450

The inaugural gala was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Head of the UAE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development in benefit of the Encyclopaedia Iranica.


I LONDON I 400 20 Fingers

I LONDON I 250

Tara Kamangar & Fariborz Kiani

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NOVEMBER I LONDON I 250

Age of Awakening & The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam


NOVEMBER I LONDON I 15,000

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Forgotten Empire: The Splendours of Ancient Persia, 15,000 people participated this multi-medium interactive learning event featuring performing artists, film and storytellers.

I LONDON I 1,500

Interactive workshops held to raise awareness of the history of Ancient Persia.


2006

I LONDON I 600


I LONDON I 400 Empowerment through Knowledge Benefit dinner featuring honorary speakers Lord Temple-Morris, President of the Iran Society and Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founder and Director of Kids Company. Funds were raised in support of Omid Foundations and the MOP Education Programme.

SEPTEMBER I LONDON I 40,000

Weekend of events held in conjunction with the opening of the permanent exhibition at the Jameel Islamic Gallery.


2007

AFSOON I NADER AHRIMAN I SHIRIN ALIABADI I KAMROOZ ARAM I POOYA ARYANPOUR I ANDISHEH AVINI BEHZAD BEHNAM I HENRY DALLAL I IRAN DARROUDI I MOHAMMAD EHSAEI YAGHOUB EMDADIAN I BITA FAYYAZI I SHAHAB FOTOUHI SHADI GHADIRIAN I RAMIN HAERIZADEH ROKNY HAERIZADEH I PEYMAN HOOSHMANDZADEH BAHMAN JALALI I Y.Z. KAMI AVISH KHEBREHZADEH I FARIDEH LASHAI FARHAD MOSHIRI I SHIRIN NESHAT I NASSER OVISSI MYRIAM QUIEL I BEHROUZ RAE GHASS ROUZKHOSH I SADEGH TABRIZI PARVIZ TANAVOLI I MOHAMMAD TATARI I LONDON I

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Funds raised for the MOP Education Programme at the British Museum.

NOVEMBER I I 2,000 Magical Nights in Dubai

A two-week exhibition of auction highlights featuring artwork donated to the Magical Nights Charity Art Auction, curated by Ebrahim Melamed.


NOVEMBER I I 450 Magical Nights in Dubai Thirty-one artists donated artwork to a Christie’s conducted auction with sales totalling $1.2 million in benefit of the Future Centre for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi, the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in Dubai and the Encyclopaedia Iranica.

NOVEMBER I I 400 Magical Nights in Dubai A classical Iraninan concert with performances by Satar and Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam.


2008

I LONDON I

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Funds raised to benefit the MOP Education Programme at the British Museum.


SEPTEMBER I LONDON I 200 The launch of MOP CAP, held in the presence of distinguished guests from the international art community.

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Featuring keynote speaker Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.


2009

I LONDON I 30,000 A two-day celebration of Nowrouz on the eve of the Persian New Year including free family activities, performances, music, art and crafts.


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I 250

Featuring work from the thirty-four shortlisted artists. The Judging Panel included Stuart Comer, Kamran Diba, Rose Issa, Y.Z. Kami, Abbas Kiarostami, Axel Langer, Shirin Neshat, Julie Peyton-Jones, Venetia Porter, Dr Alireza Sami Azar, Parviz Tanavoli, and Sheena Wagstaff [ Chair of the Judging Panel. ]


I I 2,000 Magical Nights

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A two-week exhibition of auction highlights, curated by Ramin & Rokny Haerizadeh, featuring artwork donated to the Magical Nights Charity Art Auction.


I I 450 Magical Nights A fundraising auction held in benefit of the Future Centre for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi, Omid Foundations in London and MOP CAP. The Christie’s conducted auction raised $555,000 and featured his Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Al Mubarak Al Nahayan as the keynote speaker.

AFSOON I ABBAS KIAROSTAMI ABOL ATIGHETCHI I ALA DEHGHAN I ANDISHEH AVINI AVISH KHEBREHZADEH I BEHROUZ RAE I BEHZAD BEHNAM BITA FAYYAZI I EINODDIN SADEGHZADEH FARIDEH LASHAI I FARSHID MESGHALI FEREYDOUN AVE I GHASS ROUZKHOSH HENRY DALLAL I HOSSEIN KASHIAN I HOSSEIN MADANI IRAN DARROUDI I KAMRAN KHAVARANI KOUROSH SHISHEGARAN I MAHMOUD VASEFI MANIA AKBARI I MARYAM AMINI I MASSOUD ARABSHAHI MOHAMMAD TARAGHIJAH I MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN MYRIAM QUIEL I NARGESS HASHEMI NASSER OVISI I PARVIZ TANAVOLI I POOYA ARYANPOUR RAMIN HAERIZADEH I ROKNY HAERIZADEH SADEGH TABRIZI I SEIFOLLAH SAMADIAN SHADI GHADIRIAN I SHAHRIAR AHMADI I SHIDEH TAMI SHIRIN NESHAT I TAHA BEHBAHANI VAHID SHARIFIAN I Y.Z. KAMI YASMINE ESFANDIARY I YASSI GOLSHANI


MAN IA AK B PARA STOU ARI F SHAH AB FO OROUHAR RODI N HA TOUHI M BEHN AM K IDI AMRA SIMIN N K AVISH ERAMATI I KHOS KHEBREHZ A R FARID O KHOSR DEH AVI E MAN H L ASHAI DANA MALE M KEH N OGHADA NEDA M A RAZA YINY HAM E D SA V I P O U R HI ROZIT A SHA HI RAFJA HAN

2009

I LONDON I 700

The first major show of contemporary Iranian video artists in London, Facts & Illusions, curated by Dr Sami Azar, featured work by fourteen artists and was held to coincide with the MOP CAP 2009 Finalist Exhibition.


FARHAD AHRARNIA MAHMOUD BAKHSHI [ MOP CAP 2009 WINNER ] VAHID CHAMANI SAHAND HESAMIYAN ABBAS KOWSARI NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN

I LONDON I 700

An exhibition of the six Finalists’ artwork, followed by an auction conducted by Christie’s, benefiting the MOP Arts and Education Programme.


2010

I LONDON I 40,000 A two-day Nowrouz celebration including an array of musicians, dancers, art installations and family workshops.


I LONDON I 300

Iranian Diaspora and its Cinematic Imagination Panel discussion with Golshifteh Farahani, Tina Gharavi, Babak Jalali, Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, moderated by Dr Hamid Naficy.


I LONDON I 5,000

2010

The Engaged Artist: Influences of Graphics on Sculpture in Middle Ages Mahmoud Bakhshi, MOP CAP 2009 Winner


Magical Nights

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I 2,000

A two-week exhibition of artworks donated by Iranian contemporary artists, curated by Fereydoun Ave. Exhibition inaugurated by his Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan.

Magical Nights

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I 100

SARA ABBASIAN I AFSOON I SHAHRIAR AHMADI I SHIVA AHMADI MOHSEN AHMADVAND I MANIA AKBARI I ROYA AKHAVAN I ALI ALAVI SAMIRA ALIKHANZADEH I AFROOZ AMIGHI I MARYAM AMINI I AHMAD AMIN NAZAR NAZGOL ANSARINIA I SHAQAYEQ ARABI I REZA ARAMESH I POOYA ARYANPOUR HOMAYOUN ASKARI-SIRIZI I ABOL ATIGHETCHI I FEREYDOUN AVE I ANDISHEH AVINI JAVAD AZIMI I MAHMOUD BAKHSHI I SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR MASOUME BAKHTIARY I SONIA BALASSANIAN I BEHZAD BEHNAM SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE I ALI CHITSAZ I HENRY DALLAL I ALA DEHGHAN REZA DERAKHSHANI I PASHA EBRAHIMZADEH I YASMINE ESFANDIARY SAMIRA ESKANDARFAR I MITRA FARAHANI I MEHDI FARHADIAN I MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN GOLNAZ FATHI I BITA FAYYAZI I SHADI GHADIRIAN I AMIRALI GHASEMI RAMIN HAERIZADEH I ROKNY HAERIZADEH I OMID HALLAJ I RODIN HAMIDI NARGESS HASHEMI I SAHAND HESAMIAN I PEYMAN HOUSHMANDZADEH SHAHLA HOSSEINI I SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY I MOHSEN JAMALINEEK POURAN JINCHI I Y.Z. KAMI I AVISH KHEBREHZADEH I ABBAS KIAROSTAMI ABBAS KOWSARI I BEHDAD LAHOOTI I REZA MAFI I FARROKH MAHDAVI AMIR MOBED I ARDESHIR MOHASSES I AHMAD MORSHEDLOO I FARHAD MOSHIRI KAVEH NAJMABADI I MOHAMMAD NAMAZI I DARIUSH NEHDARAN I SHIRIN NESHAT NICKY NODJOUMI I FEREYDOON OMIDI I FARAH OSSOULI I LEILA PAZOOKI FARAMARZ PILARAM I SHAHPOUR POOYAN I MYRIAM QUIEL I IMAN RAAD BEHROUZ RAE I MANSOUR RAFIEE I SARA RAHBAR I AZADEH RAZAGHDOOST NEDA RAZAVIPOUR I HAMED SAHIHI I OMID SALEHI I SHIRANA SHAHBAZI MAMALI SHAFAHI I ROZITA SHARAF JAHAN I VAHID SHARIFIAN I SADEGH TABRIZI JINOOS TAGHIZADEH I SHIDEH TAMI I PARVIZ TANAVOLI I NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN MAHMOUD VASEFI I DARIUS YEKTAI I MORTEZA ZAHEDI CHARLES HOSSEIN ZENDEROUDI


NOVEMBER I I 400 Magical Nights Fundraising Concert

2010

A classical Iraninan concert with performances by Reza Derakhshani, Vida Edalat & the Saba Ensemble and Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam.


NOVEMBER I Magical Nights

I 450

A Christie’s conducted auction raising $1.1 million from the sale of donated artwork in benefit of The Future Centre for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi, the Magic of Persia Art Initiatives and Education Programme and MOP CAP. Featuring keynote speaker His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan.

NOVEMBER I Magical Nights

I 200

A Ladies’Private View of the Exhibition of Auction Highlights in the presence of HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan.


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I 1,000

2011

A one-week exhibition of the 25 shortlisted artists. The Judging Panel included Zaha Hadid, Ramin & Rokny Haerizadeh, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ali Khadra, Idris Khan, Abaseh Mirvali, Matt Mottahedan, Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

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I 150

Cultural Brokering: Locational Allegiance and Transnational Identity Panelists: Ali Khadra, Idris Khan, Vali Mahloudj, Abaseh Mirvali, Matt Mottahedan, Hans-Ulrich Obrist


I LONDON I 500

An exhibition of the eight Finalists’ artwork, followed by an auction conducted by Christie’s, benefiting the MOP Arts and Education Programme.

NIYAZ AZADIKHAN SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE MEHDI FARHADIAN ARASH FAYEZ BABAK GOLKAR DARIUSH NEHDARAN HESAM RAHMANIAN SHIRIN SABAHI [MOP CAP 2011 WINNER]


2012

SHIVA AHMADI I FARHAD AHRARNIA I SHIRIN ALIABADI I KAMROOZ ARAM REZA ARAMESH I POOYA ARYANPOUR I ABOL ATIGHETCHI I FEREYDOUN AVE SHOJA AZARI & SHAHRAM KARIMI I MAHMOUD BAKHSHI I ALI BANISADR BEHZAD BEHNAM I HENRY DALLAL I GOHAR DASHTI SHIRIN FAKHIM I BITA FAYYAZI I SHADI GHADIRIAN I RAMIN HAERIZADEH ROKNY HAERIZADEH I NARGESS HASHEMI I AVISH KHEBREHZADEH I FARIDEH LASHAI TALA MADANI I FARSHID MESGHALI I ARDESHIR MOHASSES I MEHRDAD MOHEBALI SHIRIN NESHAT I NICKY NODJOUMI I LEILA PAZOOKI I IMAN RAAD I SAGHAR RAD BIJAN SAFFARI I KOUROSH SALEHI I PARVIZ TANAVOLI I NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN SADEGH TIRAFKAN I FIROUZ ZAHEDI I CHARLES HOSSEIN ZENDEROUDI AFSOON I SHAHRIAR AHMADI I ALALEH ALAMIR I ALI ALAVI I HAMIDREZA ANDARZ SHAQAYEQ ARABI I MARYAM ASHKANIAN I ALIREZA ASTANEH NIYAZ AZADIKHAH I JAVAD AZIMI I SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE ALA DEHGHAN I YASMINE ESFANDIARY I ARASH FAYEZ I MOHSEN FOULADPOUR FARHAD FOZOUNI I MINA GHAZIANI I BABAK GOLKAR I SAHAND HESAMIYAN HOSSEIN IRANDOUST I ARIA KASAEI I NIKKI KARIMI I NAEEME KAZEMI FARROKH MAHDAVI I SHAHRIAR MAZANDI ALI MOUSAVI I ALI NASSIR I ARASH NAZARI I DANA NEHDARAN DARIUSH NEHDARAN I FEREYDOUN OMIDI I SHAHPOUR POUYAN FARNAZ RABIEJAH I HESAM RAHMANIAN I SHIRIN SABAHI I OMID SALEHI YASHAR SAMIMI MOFAKHAM I MAMALI SHAFAHI I ARMAN STEPANIAN ATOOSA VAHDANI I MEHRAN ZIRAK

I Magical Nights

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A two-week exhibition of auction highlights with over 80 works donated by 79 contemporary Iranian artists.

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A gala dinner and auction conducted by Christie’s and attended by 59 donating artists. Funds were raised to benefit Kids Company, London; Omid Foundations, London; and the Future Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi.

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A Ladies’ Private View of auction highlights in the presence of HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan, HH Sheikha Mouza Bint Mubarak, HH Sheikha Osha Bint Shaikhbut, HH Sheikha Bint Saif and other members of the Al Nahayan family.

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Tomorrow Another City Works by Shirin Sabahi


I LONDON I 500 Between the Motion and the Act Falls the Shadow, Launch of Iran: RPM Vol.1, a selection of vinyl covers from soundtracks of Iranian films from 1965-1974, compiled by Ali Bakhtiari in conjunction with a video installation by the renowned artist Farideh Lashai.


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A week-long exhibition of the 19 shortlisted artists and announcement of the seven finalists. The Judging Panel included Phillipa Adams, Dr Ziba Ardalan, Mat Collishaw, Dr. Anthony Downey, Professor Irit Rogoff and Payam Sharifi.


I I 100 What Does Art Do: The Production of Knowledge in a Globalised Cultural Economy Panel discussion featuring Zeina Arida, Nat Muller, Michael Rakowitz, and Payam Sharifi, moderated by Dr. Anthony Downey


I LONDON I 200 Who is this Hossein the World is Crazy About? Different Prespectives of Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art

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FARHAD AHRARNIA I AZADEH AKHLAGHI SIAH ARMAJANI I FEREYDOUN AVE ANDISHEH AVINI I SHOJA AZARI MAHMOUD BAKHSHI I RANA BEGUM BEHZAD BEHNAM I MOHAMMAD BOZORGI MORTEZA DAREHBAGHI REZA DERAKHSHANI I BOBAK ETMINANI SHAHAB FOTOUHI I SHADI GHADIRIAN KOUROSH GOLNARI I SAHAND HESAMIYAN SHEREE HOVSEPIAN I BABAK KAZEMI AVISH KHEBREHZADEH I SHIRIN NESHAT NICKY NODJOUMI I LEILA PAZOOKI SHAHPOUR POUYAN I MYRIAM QUIEL BAHAR SABZEVARI I BEHNAM SADIGHI PARVIZ TANAVOLI I NEWSHA TAVAKOLIAN

I LONDON I 350 Bridge of Persia Donations from 48 Iranian and international artists auctioned by Christie’s raised $520,000, to benefit the Omid Foundations, London; Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation, London; Snowflake School for Children with Autism, London; and the MOP Arts and Education Programme.


NOVEMBER I LONDON I 350 Bahman Mohasses Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art Keynote speaker: Ebrahim Golestan Film screening: Fifi Howls from Happiness, Mitra Farahani, 2013


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I LONDON I 500 A fundraising club night in celebration of Nowrouz


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Nazgol Ansarinia [ 2014 resident ] in conversation with Leyla Fakhr, assistant curator, Tate


Aileen Agopian joined Sotheby’s in 2011 as the Senior International Specialist of Contemporary Art. Ms. Agopian is known for her expertise and strategic vision of the contemporary art market, focusing on Post-1980s art, and her well-recognized strength as a key advisor for private sales to clients worldwide. Ms. Agopian played a pivotal role in Sotheby’s successful sale of Contemporary Art in Doha (April 2013), bringing the highest total ever achieved for any Contemporary Art auction taking place in the Middle East. She was instrumental in achieving nine new artists records, including the world record for Julie Mehretu’s Rising Down, as well as the record for a living Arab Artist. As an accomplished auctioneer, Ms. Agopian conducts sales for Sotheby’s worldwide, and has auctioneered charity auctions across the globe in Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Kuwait, and Beirut. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Ms. Agopian was a key member of the global team at Phillips from 2000 to 2010 and their primary auctioneer since 2005. From 1996-2000, Ms. Agopian was a dynamic force as the sales director in London at White Cube. Ms. Agopian graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a BA in Art History and French Literature, and completed her Master’s Degree with Honors in Post-War and Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute in London.


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Pooya Aryanpour Unfinished Bridge 2014 Acrylic on canvas 66.9 in diameter Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $30,000

Unfinished Bridge from Pooya Aryanpour’s new series entitled ‘Transient Dreams in Passing Fantasy’, are “forms of organic phenomena of the past that reminisce dissected or lacerated organs recreated through blending with residual materials and elements of oriental fantasy.”Aryanpour has held several solo exhibitions in Sweden and Iran and participated in a number of group shows internationally. Aryanpour’s work has been included in sales at auction houses such as Christies’ and Bonhams. [ Excerpt from the artist’s exhibition catalogue at Boom Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ]

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Alireza Astaneh The Red Love 2014 Relief on canvas with nails 59 x 59 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $4,000

Astaneh is a mixed media artist living and working in Tehran. Nakhoni Script [employed on this series of Astaneh’s work] is a method in which the artist embosses and makes writing apparent only through a slight pressure of his fingernails on the back of a delicate piece of paper. A skilled calligrapher and painter, Astaneh’s interest in Nakhoni Script is not only to demonstrate his skill and extraordinary technical ability, rather he is attracted to very different and novel compositions and parallel to writing Nasta’liq script. [ Excerpt from a text by Aydin Aghdashloo on the artist’s website ]

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Mohammad Bahabadi Red for Red 2014 Mixed media 50 x 30 in Courtesy of the artist and Aun Gallery Guide Price: $5,000

In connection with his background in literature and language, Bahabadi’s recent series of work is a superimposition of an artistic statement by a Yazdi artist onto various rug patterns in a poetic format. The text repeated on each rug pattern humorously reflects on the difficulties of being an artist in Yazd, Bahabadi’s home town. The rug drawings are taken from original designs and illustrated with calligraphy. [ Excerpt from artist’s statement from Aun Gallery, Tehran ]

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Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar Cap-Ferrat 2014 Luster photo paper 37.4 x 37.4 in Edition 2 of 4 Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $3,500

One of Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar’s most recent body of works - The Real Me Part I series - is a clear representation of the reality behind most Iranians today contrary to what the global media tries to portray. This series of works is a result of the artist’s frustration towards the orchestrated international brainwash of media organisations against his fellow nationals.” [ Excerpt from an article written by Samir Ceric, 2014 ]

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Mohammad Bozorgi Destiny 3 2013 Acrylic on canvas 46.4 x 70.9 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $10,000 Mohammad Bozorgi approaches calligraphy with an architectural eye that is evident in the mathematical structure and symmetry of letters, especially those comprising his Crying for Honour series. Bozorgi’s masterful command of the centuries-old tradition is the result of intensive studies in classical calligraphic forms. After training with the Society of Iranian Calligraphers for over a decade, Bozorgi left to pursue more innovative calligraphic forms. Drawing from his background in engineering, he makes quantitative calculations when constructing his works, using the directives of geometry to create abstract illusions of movement and space. Building on the breakthroughs of his predecessors, such as those who led the Saqqakhaneh school of Iranian painters in the 1960s, Bozorgi is recognized as a leading figure among the “New Generation” of contemporary calligraphers. [ Excerpt from the artist’s website ]

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Walid El Masri The Vow Tree 2013 Mixed media on canvas 39.4 x 31.5 in Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery, London Guide Price: $6,000 In his new series, Syrian artist Walid El Masri continues formal investigations of movement, repetition, and the transcendence of the boundaries of the picture plane through expressive compositions that utilize space to create a sense of instability in the representation of time. Here, movement refers to four stages in the life-cycle of a butterfly, with a cocoon being, “the silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects, as silkworms, serving as a covering while they are in the pupal stage,� whereas repetition refers to multiple representations of the same subject, and transcendence refers to the reach beyond the physical limits of the canvas, causing the viewer to find himself in media res, surrounded by pictorial elements. [ Excerpt from a statement on his 2014 exhibition at Ayyam Gallery, London ]

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Mehran Elminia Untitled 2014 Mixed media 31.5 x 23.6 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $5,000

The works of Iranian painter Mehran Elminia hover between abstractionism and unintentional figuration, an enormous variety of brush strokes, form and his vivid palette. He often works for up to twenty hours at a stretch, never being further away than a meter from the canvas, and attempts to arrive at an almost ecstatic state where he can totally lose himself in the act of painting. Mehran Elminia was born in 1975 in Tabriz, Iran and currently lives and works in Tehran. He has exhibited with several galleries and at art fairs in Italy including Rome International Art Fair and Milan International Art Fair. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions in Tehran and London as well as group exhibitions in Dubai and Rome. [ Excerpt from artist’s profile, Saatchi Online ]

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Nafiseh Emran GG BG 2011 Acrylic on canvas 65 x 59 in Courtesy of the artist and Aun Gallery Guide Price: $3,000 “This is an invitation to an odd show whose actors are purposefully placed in a staged historical scene. While depicting different aspects of our lives, I question our role in society at large and how we confront contradictions. The scenes from my plays are current, while the actors are derived from another time; the mise-en-scene is derived from traditional Iranian theatre (Roo-Hozi in Farsi), circus with dolls and cartoon characters. I juxtapose real and imaginary, colourful and black & white in my paintings to create a spectacular scene without making a statement. I place my characters like ancient Iranian portrait painters; however, I try to achieve a contemporary multifaceted and carnival like result. A show from ourselves and from our memories.” [ Excerpt from the artist’s statement from Aun Gallery, Tehran ]

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Lalla Essaydi Bullet 3 2009 Chromogenic print 40.2 x 29.9 in Edition of 15 Courtesy of Kashya Hildebrand Gallery Guide Price: $18,000

Lalla A. Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives in the USA where she received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University in May 2003. Her art, which often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. In much of her work, she returns to her Moroccan girlhood, looking back on it as an adult woman caught somewhere between past and present, and as an artist, exploring the language in which to “speak” from this uncertain space. Her paintings often appropriate Orientalist imagery from theWestern painting tradition, thereby inviting viewers to reconsider the Orientalist mythology. She has worked in numerous media, including painting, video, film, installation, and analog photography. [ Excerpt from the artist’s website ]

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Habib Farajabadi Untitled 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 27.5 x 27.5 in each Courtesy of the artist and Homa Gallery Guide Price: $3,000 78


Born in 1982 Farajabadi is a self-taught Iranian artist from Shahrood, Iran. Farajabadi has made a name for himself through prolific exhibitions both within Iran and abroad. Insisting on his canvases remaining unprepared and untreated in the conventional way of painting, Farajabadi conceives his work in a unique manner: the canvases are turned over and heavily stitched together in an uncanny resemblance to a “barrier�, after which the artist proceeds to paint on the reverse side of these gesso free surfaces. Favouring extreme abstraction, Farajabadi nevertheless betrays a prediliction for the human figure and a penchant for raw, unschooled drawing. [ Excerpt from Habib Farajabadi: Rummage, from Mottahedan Projects, Dubai]

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Hassan Hajjaj Malicious Look in Green 2000 Digital C Type 15.3 x 13.2 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $4,500

“At the heart of Hajjaj’s eclectic practice is a celebration of the popular visual culture of the Moroccan market or souk, and its integrated role within the souk as a social space for interaction and exchange. Fusing pop cultural influences from his dual cultural experiences, the interior brings together such recycled North African objects as road signs transformed into table-tops, and upturned Coca-Cola crates made into stools, with refined handcrafted items such as kilim cushions, lanterns and kitsch, and 1970’s household items. The riot of colour, playful juxtaposition of patterns, and co-existence of old and new creates an ebullient, feel-good environment.” [ Excerpt from Zahed Sultan, 2008, M.I.A. Gallery ]

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Sheree Hovsepian Sleight of Hand #76 2013 C print 39.8 x 29.9 in Edition 1 of 3 Courtesy of the artist and BISCHOFF/ WEISS

Guide Price: $6,500 “These photographs are made in my studio where I use multiple exposures, within the camera, to make abstract forms. Between exposures, I move or shift the object being photographed. The studio is important conceptually to these works. I move in and out of the picture to manipulate the objects. In this way, I see these works as recording a performance within the studio. The wall and floor of the studio create a stage, or horizon line. I use studio experimentation as a vehicle to explore abstraction. This work takes on greater conceptual bearing when viewed in context of the “Decisive Moment” of photography. The phrase, coined by Henri Cartier Bresson, describes the precise instant that a photograph is captured. This way of thinking about the photographic image has been a guiding philosophy of modern photography. The Sleight of Hand series is made through a series of decisions. There is not one single moment, rather several over time, culminating in the finished photograph.” [ Artist statement on the Sleight of Hand Series]

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Rashid Johnson The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Butter Hold) 2011 Silver gelatin print 40 x 30 in Edition of 3 + 2 AP Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth Guide Price: $15,000 Johnson’s series ‘The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club’ (2008 - ongoing) revisits Johnson’s interest in portraiture within the setting of a fictional organisation modelled after African American secret society, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, also known as the Boulé, the first Greek-letter fraternity to be founded by African American men. Images in the series capture a similar sentiment to the work of James Van Der Zee, who documented real sports teams, churches, schools, and clubs during the Harlem Renaissance. The character of ‘The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Butter Hold)’ cradles a lump of shea butter, a material abundantly used in Johnson’s work that is much admired for its soothing and healing properties. [ Excerpt from artist’s statement ]

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Dzamil Kamangar The Iran Visa 2014 Bead knitting 17.7 x 15.7 in

The Iranian Passport 2014 Bead knitting 12.2 x 6.3 in

The US Visa 2014 Bead knitting 17.7 x 15.7 in

The US Passport 2014 Bead knitting 12.2 x 6.3 in

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Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $22,000

Dzamil Kamanger (born 1948 Kurdistan, Iran) is a visual artist living in Finland. Kamanger’s works combine traditional Central Asian craft skills with modern themes. He presents four beadworks made using a traditional Kurdish technique. As an Iranian Kurd, Kamanger is experienced in these things, because he arrived in Finland over 15 years ago as a political refugee. He has seen in practice the difference that travelling with different passports can make. [ Excerpt from the artist’s statement ]

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Glenn Ligon Study for Negro Sunshine #119 2012 Oil stick, coal dust and gesso on paper 12 x 9 in Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine Guide Price: $20,000

Glenn Ligon is a New York based Conceptual artist. Taken from a 1909 novella by Gertrude Stein about a mixed-race woman, “negro sunshine” is the kind of ambiguous phrase that Ligon uses to speak of the history of African-Americans. Since the 1980s Ligon has been using phrases written or uttered by personalities such as Mary Shelley, James Baldwin and Malcolm X. These phrases are often oblique raising controversial or mysterious questions and leaving the viewer to work for the answers. [ Excerpt from ‘The Inside Story on Outsiderness’ by Carol Vogel, NY Times ]

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Julie Mehretu Untitled 2014 Watercolour on paper 16 ½ x 23 ¼ in Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Guide Price: $50,000 Julie Mehretu makes large-scale, gestural paintings that are built up through layers of acrylic paint on canvas overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink and thick streams of paint. Mehretu’s work conveys a layering and compression of time, space and place and a collapse of art historical references, from the dynamism of the Italian Futurists and the geometric abstraction of Malevich to the enveloping scale of Abstract Expressionist colour field painting. In her highly worked canvases, Mehretu creates new narratives using abstracted images of cities, histories, wars and geographies with a frenetic mark making that for the artist becomes a way of signifying social agency as well as suggesting an unravelling of a personal biography. (Excerpt from the artist’s statement)

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Carter Mull Talking With Objects 2013-14 Vibra and ultraviolet ink, acrylic and printed, perforated vinyl on chiffon, dispersion and acrylic on prepared muslin 64 x 44 x 1 ¼ in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $24,000

Carter Mull studies the construction of identity. He is particularly interested in the relationship of the individual with the community, including an analysis of how identity is constructed using the trademark and other cultural symbols. Strict codes of the world of fashion and consumerism, as well as their communication through image, are the central themes of Mull’s latest exhibition at the CAPC in Bordeaux. In redesigning the symbols of fashion and mass culture, he updates the social mechanisms and creates his own visual world. Garish colours, logos, typography and screenshots of online shops for hipsters are careful pictorial material of the artist, through which he questions the status and production of consumer goods and, hence, the art. [ Excerpt taken from a statement for We Tell Apple Stories in Order to Live, CAPC, Bordeaux ]

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Steven Naifeh Saida XI: Hunter Green 2010 Acrylic on 60 canvases 87 x 87 in Courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery Guide Price: $20,000 Born in Iran in 1952 to American diplomats, Steven Naifeh lives and works in Aiken, South Carolina. During his childhood – spent throughout the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and the U.A.E. - Naifeh became enamored by the beauty of the geometric shapes and patterns that decorated everything from the textiles to the buildings of the Islamic world. Naifeh also became interested in the mathematical basis of these shapes, and has adapted those ancient formulas to modern purposes in conceiving his geometric, often large-scale works. Naifeh is perhaps best known as the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Jackson Pollock: An American Saga (with Gregory White Smith). His most recent work, Van Gogh: The Life (also with Smith,) has been praised as “definitive” by the curator of Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and was named “Art Book of the Year” by The Times of London. [ Excerpt from artist biography, Leila Heller Gallery ]

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Shirin Neshat Pari from the ‘Women without Men’ Series 2008 Color print and original calligraphy with ink 14 x 18 in Edition 20 of 25 Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $15,000 “In large part the ambiguities of difference between men and women, between Islam and democracy, between Western and Iranian feminists that remained dormant in Neshat’s earlier work find their expression in her 2009 film Women Without Men, which won her The Venice Film Festival’s Silver Lion (best director) award. It’s in Women Without Men that we clearly see women’s lives are imperiled only when they remove themselves from the enclaves of women’s homosociety.” [ Excerpt from an article by G. Roger Denson, Huffington Post, 2010 ]

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Shirin Neshat From the Passage series 2001 Gelatin silver print 22.5 x 18.8 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $15,000

“In Passage (2001), we find a more nuanced if also more mystical vision of women discreetly collaborating to achieve a common end. On screen we witness a ritualistic unity at work as the women move through a desert of obvious symbolic isolation whereby they are enabled to break free from the constraints imposed on them by men - however transiently and however isolated from Iranian society such outbreaks mark them. It matters little that the actions the segregated men and women performed in Neshat’s films and photographs are ritualistically ambiguous, prone to portentous signification and spectacle, or appear poetically obscure, even absurd (men marching herd-like through a desert; women forming a huddle on their knees to dig a hole in the desert with their bare hands as they become encircled by fire). The message that is central is the determination and solidarity forged in homosocialization -- in the desire (whether asexual or sexual) to enjoy the companionship and collective productivity of one’s own sex.” [ Excerpt from an article by G. Roger Denson, Huffington Post, 2010 ]

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Taher Pourheidari Pale Blue Pool 2013 Oil on canvas 45.3 x 74.8 in Courtesy of the artist Guide Price: $4,000 Taher Pourheidari was born in 1984 in Kerman and currently lives in Tehran. Abandoned, leftover spaces, and houses lost in memories, are spaces reminiscent of his paintings. He describes a locality replete with memories. Using layers of paint, he depicts aging walls, floors and objects, and rarely uses figures in his paintings except for an occasional lone child, staring out in silence. The houses and neighborhoods are used to show the concepts of oblivion and constant change; a transformation that sometimes destroys innocence and beauty, replacing it with something coarse and soulless. [ Excerpt from the artist’s profile, Saatchi Online ]

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Adriana Varejão Panacea Phantastica 2003 Silk screen printing on tiles Variable dimensions Edition 219/1,000 Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong Guide Price: $8,000 “Panacea Phantastica” consists in taxonomy of 50 hallucinogenic plants from all over the world, from South and Central America to Asia, passing through Europe and the Middle East. It is accompanied by a scientific text that refers to the effect of the hallucinogenic plants. In this work the artist uses this idea as a reference to the sensation that art provokes on people. “Panacea Phantastica” is a multiple of 1.000 editions. Each edition is composed by 101 tiles: 51 silk-screened (1 text and 50 hallucinogenic plants) and 50 white, measuring 6.06 x 6.06 in each one. There are many installation options; the tiles can be placed on a wall, on a bench or on a table, etc. [ Excerpt from the artist’s statement ]

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The Reminder, Negar | 120 x 150 cm | C-type | 2014


The Reminder Behnam Sadighi MOP CAP 2013 Winner’s Exhibition Through a reconstruction of the portraits their authorship is lost in the midst of their as well as all of the elements that characterise them. Does such loss of the authorship and privation of

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POOYA ARYANPOUR B. 1971

Design, Belford University of Texas, 2008 | Elite Diploma of the Iranian Calligraphers Society, 1997

EDUCATION MA Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1999 | BA Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1997 | Diploma, Plastic Arts School, Tehran, 1993

SOLO EXHIBITIONS The Verbal Cage series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | “Tehran Taxi series”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Castelli series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011

SOLO EXHIBITIONS Transient Dreams in Passing Fantasies, Boom Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2010 | The Cut, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | The Cut, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 | Cerindipity Gallery, Sweden, 2004 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1998 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1994

GROUP EXHIBITIONS Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran Auction, Azadi Grand Hotel, Tehran, 2014 | The Young Collectors Auction, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2014 | Ey Iran, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Cheragh, Iranian Artist Foroum, Tehran, 2014 | City of Tales, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2014 | Alternative Calligraphy 03, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Voyage, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 | The Young Collectors Auction, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, 2013 | Peykareh, Sareban Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Art Feast, Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran Auction, Azadi Grand Hotel, Tehran, 2013 | Drawing week 01, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | 11th Art Basel, Miami Beach, 2012 | Words Unveiled, Geneva, 2012 | The First Middle Eastern auction of Millon auction house, Opera Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | 7th Vienna Fair, Vienna, 2012 | 9th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, 2012 | Art Dubai, Kashya Hildebrand Art Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Magic of Persia, Dubai, 2012 | Alternative Calligraphy 01, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | 10th Art Basel, Miami Beach, 2011 | Christie’s Orientalists Auction, Paris, 2011 | Summer Collection, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Nastaliq Masters, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Abstraction & Expression, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Transparency, AB Gallery, Lucerne, 2013 | Iranian Heritage, Charity Event, London, 2013 | Artists for Conservation, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Color of Love, Assar Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | Faravahar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | AB Gallery, Lucerne, 2010 | Radical Galley at Radical house, Zurich, 2009 | In the mood for paper, F2 gallery, Beijing, 2009 | Hussenot Gallery, Paris, 2009 | Dar Al-Funoon Gallery, Kuwait, 2009 | Mall Gallery, London, 2008 | Magic of Persia, Dubai, 2008 | Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Exhibition to aid Cancer Patients, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 | Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Maah Gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Islamic World Biennial, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, 2006 | East of Dream, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2006 | Contemporary Iranian Art, Beijing, 2004 | Gardens of Iran, Conceptual Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2004 | Turning Points: Seven Iranian Artists, Columbia University, 2004 | The Sixth Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2004 | Abim Group Exhibition, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, 2004 | A Spirtual Vision, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2004 | Abim Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2003 | Second Biennial of contemporary painting of the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran (The Winner) 2002 | Don O>Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, 2002 | A Breeze from the Garden of Persia, Meridian International Center, NY, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Florida, Texas, Vermont, 2002 | Second Conceptual Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2002 | Exhibition to aid Earthquake Survivors, Tehran, 2002 ALIREZA ASTANEH B. 1982 EDUCATION PhD of Art in Calligraphy, 2014 | | BA Graphic 134

MOHAMMAD BAHABADI B. 1971 EDUCATION BA in Sculpture, Tehran University of Fine Art, Tehran, 1999 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Aun Gallery & Aun Iranian Art Foundation, Tehran, 2014 | Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2001 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Rojan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Haft-Khan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Iran Artists Organization, Tehran, 2013 SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR B. 1984 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2014-2015 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale,


New York, Nov 2014 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, June 2014 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, May 2014 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, March 2014 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, February 2014 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, December 2013 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, November 2013 | Magic of Persia Bridge of Persia, Royal College of Art, London, 2013 | Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, October 2013 | Entre L’Orient et L’Occident Salles Des Fetes, Nouveau Port St Jean Cap Ferrat, 2013 | Magic Of Persia Magical Nights, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 2010 | A Walk Through Persia, Gallerie Du Cap, 2008

| Samsung Blue Square, Seoul, 2014 | The Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2014 | The Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris, 2014

MOHAMMAD BOZORGI B. 1978

GROUP EXHIBITIONS Aun 92, Aun Gallery Tehran, 2013 | Eraser curated by Behnam Kamrani, Shirin Gallery Tehran, 2013 | The Second Painting & Sculpture Annual Exhibition of Artist Forum, Tehran, 2013 | The First Painting & Sculpture Annual Exhibition of Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, 2012 | The Game, Shirin Gallery Tehran, 2012 | “Lightness”, curated by Rozita Sharafjahan, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Charity, Azad Art Gallery And Takesh Gallery, Tehran & Isfahan, 2012 | The Second Exhibition of Works by Leading Youth, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Unified in Diversity, Total Art Gallery, Dubai, 2011 | The Doll, curated by Behnam Kamrani, Shirin Art Gallery Tehran, 2011 | 5th Anniversary of Shirin Art Gallery, Shirin Art Gallery Tehran, 2010 | The Window, Illustration & Drawing Exhibition, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | The Cinema, curated by Behnam Kamrani, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2010

EDUCATION Executive MBA Degree, Industrial Management Institute, Tehran, 2009 | Momtaz (Outstanding/Excellent) Degree from Calligraphy Association of Iran, Tehran, 2009 | BA Biomedical Engineering, Tehran, 2002 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, 2014 | Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Alternative calligraphy 3: Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Voyage: Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 | The Fest of Art: Iranian Painter’s Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Word Unveiled: Geneva, 2012 | The Next Generation of Contemporary Iranian | Calligraphy: Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, 2012 | Calligraphy: Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Alternative Calligraphy: Homa Art Gallery Tehran, 2011 | In Remember of Master Roubakhsh: ART center Tehran, 2011 | Iran Invocation Land: Munich, 2010

NAFISEH EMRAN B. 1986 EDUCATION BA in Painting, Sooreh University, Tehran, 2010 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Co-Disintegration, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | GG BG, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2011

AWARDS Mellat Gallery, Winner of Damonfar (Faber-Castel) Festival of Young Contemporary Iranian Artists, Tehran, 2010 MEHRAN ELMINIA B. 1975

COLLECTIONS Islamic Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia WALID EL MASRI B. 1979 EDUCATION BA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, 2005 | The art of mosaic, Summer Academy of Darat Al-Funun, Amman SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Ayyam Gallery, London, 2014 | Europia Gallery, Paris, 2014 | Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, 2013 | Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, 2013 | Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai, 2012 | Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai, 2009 | Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, 2009 | Art Hong Kong Art Fair, 2009 | Ayyam Gallery Damascus, 2008 | SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Busan Museum of Art, 2014

EDUCATION Masters in Art from Rome University of Fine Arts SOLO EXHIBITIONS Mehran Elminia: Revealing Harmonies, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, 2012 | Smoldering Incense, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | The Road to Contemporary Art, Rome International Art Fair, Rome, 2010 | Exhibition at Art Basel, 2010 | Exhibition at Milan International Art Fair, Milan, 2010 | XIV Biennale of Contemporary Religious Art, Stauròs Museum, Isola del Gran Sasso, 2010 | Title: Antitle, V. M 21 Artecontemporanea, Rome, 2009 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Respect to Time, RIRA Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | V. M 21 Artecontemporanea, Rome, 2009 | M att Dive Gold: 20 Artists from 20 Countries, Lipanje Puntin Gallery, Rome, 2009 135


AWARDS Winner of the Rome Art Critic’s Commission for Italian Padiglione (foreign artist category), Venice Biennale | Selected as one of the Top 10 to graduate from Rome University of Fine ArtSelected within the top 28 artists from Italy for the Liquid Flags group show LALLA ESSAYDI B.1956 EDUCATION MFA in Painting and Photography, School of The Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University, Boston, 2003 | Diploma in Photography and Installation, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1999 | BFA FOCUS–Women and Art, Tufts University, Medford, 1999 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Lalla Essaydi: New Beauty, Karen Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, 2014 | Lalla Essaydi: POÉSIE LUMIÈRE Galerie Tindouf, Marrakech, 2014 | Lalla Essaydi: Beyond Time and Beauty, Museum of Modern Art, Baku, 2014 | Lalla Essaydi: Beyond Beauty, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London, 2013 | Lalla Essaydi, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, 2013 | Lalla Essaydi: Writing Femininity, Writing Pleasure, Oakland University Art Gallery Rochester, 2013 | Lalla Essaydi: BOUNDARIES, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2013 | Universe, Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, Sharjah, 2012 | Lalla Essaydi: Revisions, a Retrospective, Smithsonian African Museum of Art, Washington D.C., 2012 | Les Femmes du Magreb, Orientalist Museum, Doha, 2013 | Harem, Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, 2011 | Les Femmes du Maroc, Karen Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, 2011 | Lalla Essaydi: Power of Writing, National Gallery, Tangier, 2011 | Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc, National Gallery, Fes, 2011 | Lalla Essaydi: Power of Writing, Bab Rouah National Gallery, Rabat, 2011 | Harem, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich, 2011 | Harem, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2010 | Les Femmes du Maroc, Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, 2010 | Les Femmes du Maroc, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, Hamilton, 2010 | Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc, Zimmerli Musem at Rutgers, New Brunswick, 2010 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2014 | Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Cherye R. and James F. Pierce Collection, Honolulu Museum of Art 2013-2014 | A Way with Words, i.d.e.a. Arizona Museum of Youth, Mesa, 2013-2014 | IN Focus: Recent Acquisitions in Photography New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, 2012 | In Her Eyes: Women Behind and in 136

Front of the Camera, Newark Museum, 2012-2013 | Regards Africans Croises, Atijariwafa Bank, Casablanca, Maroc, 2012 | Sargazers: Elizabeth Catlett In Conversation With 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum, 2011 | Résonance: artistes contemporains marocains du monde, Musée privé de Marrakech, 2010 | Art of Today, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2010 | Mapping Identity, Haverford College, Haverford, 2010 | Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, 2010 SELECTED COLLECTIONS 21C Museum, Louisville, KYAddison Gallery of American Art, Andover | Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore | Bank Al-Maghrib Collection, Rabat, Morocco | Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston | Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University Museum, Stanford | Christian Dior Couture | Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland | deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln | DZ Bank, Kunstsammlung | Fondation Carmignac Gestion, Paris, | George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester | Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge | Hunter Museum of American Art | Jordan National Museum of Art, Jordan | Longwood Center for the Visual Arts | Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Maramotti Collection of Contemporary Art, Via Fratelli, Emilia | Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase | Newark Museum of Art, Newark | Private collection of Catherine Woloch Lavergne, Directeur General of Europe and Middle East | Private collection of HRH Shaikha Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, UAE Private collection of HRH Princess | Sibilla of Luxembourg AWARDS Recipient of The School of the Museum Of Fine Arts Boston Medal Award, 2012 | Rencontre Internationale TYPOGRAPHIE – CALLIFRA – GRAVURE, 2003 | La Fondation Taylor, 2001 HABIB FARAJABADI B. 1982 SOLO EXHIBITIONS On paper series, Homa Gallery, Tehran 2013 | Titbits Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Pitch Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, 2010 | Drawing Exhibition Iranian Artist Forum, Mirmiran Gallery, Tehran, 2007 | Afrinesh Gallery, Shahrood, 2004 | Aftab Gallery, Shahrood, 2000 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Good news from Iran, Frank Pages, Geneva, 2013 | year2, Iranian Art Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Drawing week 1, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Words Unveiled, Gene


va, 2012 | Art Basel, Scope, 2012 | Next Generation, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich 2012 | Alternative Calligraphy, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | The Fifth Annual New Generation Painters, Homa Art Gallery in Parrdis Mellat, Tehran, 2010 | Group Travelling Show of Good 50×70 Posters Design, Triennale, Norrbottens Museum, Milan, 2009 | Dr. Sandouzi Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2009 | Kanoon Parvaresh Koodakan Va nojavanan, Tehran, 2007 | The Visual Art Festival Niyavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2006 | Baanoo Artistic Creation Foundation, Tehran, 2004 HASSAN HAJJAJ B. 1961 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS My RockStars Experimental, Volume 1, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, 2014 | Kesh Angels, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2014 | My RockStars, Volume 2, Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014 | Vogue-Arab Issue, Middle East Film Festival, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, 2013 | Vogue-Arab Issue, Marrakesh Biennale, Marrakesh, 2013 | 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 1:54 Forum, Somerset House, London, 2013 | My RockStars, Volume 1, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Doha, 2013 | My RockStars, Volume 1, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Marque depose, Matisse Gallery, Marrakesh, 2011 | Mi Casa Tu Casa, Matisse Gallery, Marrakesh , 2011 | 1430 in Casa, Bab Hotel, Marrakesh, 2010 | My beautiful Rubbish, Freies Museum, Berlin, 2010 | Kesh Angels, Rose Issa Projects, London, 2010 | 1430 in Casa, Matisse Gallery, Casablanca, 2009 | Dakka Marrackesh, 8th Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial, INA, 2009 | Reuse 2.0, El boutique at Lothan Exhibition Space, 2008 | Dakka Marrakesh’, Leighton House Museum, London, 2008 | Noss Noss: Photographic Works and Other Moroccan Stories, The Third Line, Doha, 2008 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS CC Ter Dilft Bornem, Belgium, 2014 | Couleur Café Festival, Brussels, 2014 | The Future of Fashion is Now, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 11 October 2014 to 18 January 2015 | More material, Salon94, New York, 2014 | Special Flag, L’Atelier 21, Casablanca, 2014 | True to Life, New Photography from the Middle East, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, 2014 | Fluid Form II, NEMO Blue Square and Busan Museum of Art, Seoul, 2014 | Fotofest 2014 Biennal-Contemporary Arab Photographic Art, Houston, 2014 | International Photo Festival, Knokke-Heist, 2014 | My Rockstars, Volume 1, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2014 | 10 photographes contemporains marocains, Fondation Mohammed VI de Promotion des œuvres Sociales de l’Education,

Rabat, 2014 | In the name of Honour, Christie’s, London, 2013 | Beyond the Cloth: The Kafiye project’, White Box Projects, New York, 2013 | Africa Centre Festival, photography exhibition, Africa Centre, London, 2013 | Au Bazar du Genre, MUCEM, Marseille, 2013 | Tunisia Fashion Week, Tunis, 2013 | Chaos into clarity: Re-possessing a funkdioning Utopia, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, 2013 | 10 photographes contemporains marocains, MMPVA, Marrakesh, 2013 | SyriArts’ (auction/exhibition in benefit of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon), Beirut Exhibition Centre, 2013 | Light from the Middle East, V&A Museum, London, 2012 | Re-Orientations’, Rose Issa Projects, London, 2012 | Moroccan Contemporary Art, Doha, 2012 | Daba Maroc, Brussels, 2012 | Between Walls, Rabat, 2012 | London Twelve, City Gallery, Prague, 2012 | The Bravery of Being Out of Range II, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, 2012 | Mi Casa Tu Casa, Marrakesh Art Biennale, 2012 | ReUse 5.0, Envearth, Kuwait, 2012 | Aurs Al Arab, OltreDimore Gallery, Bologna, 2012 AWARDS Winner of the Pulse Art Fair Prize, 2014 | Winner of the Sovereign African Art Prize, 2011 | Frame Magazine (frame 34) Arabian nights recycling, Paris, 2003 | French award ’Fooding 2003’ for the best restaurant design granted to Andy Wahloo Bar, Paris, 2003 COLLECTIONS LACMA, Los Angeles | Institut Des Cultures d’ Islam, Paris | Wedge collection, Wedge curatorial projects, Toronto | Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia | Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond | Farjam Collection, Dubai | Barjeel Collection, Sharjah SHEREE HOVSEPIAN B. 1974 EDUCATION MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2002 | BA University of Toledo, Toledo, 1999 | Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 1998 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, 2014 | Domes, Bischoff/Weiss, London, 2013 | Haptic Wonders, Monique Melouche, Chicago, 2012 | Column, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, 2011 | Contact, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, 2011 | Spare Room, West Street Gallery, New York, 2010 | Portraits of Young Jewish Women, Spertus Museum, Chicago, 2009 | The Death of Pluto, NEIU University, Chicago, 2007 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Present Tense Future Perfect 137


, curated by Teka Selman, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, 2013 | All F@$%ing Summer, curated Mia Romanik, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, 2013 | Bass! How Low Can You Go?, curated by Amir Shariat, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2013 | Traces of Life, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, 2013 | Farewell Rodney, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 2013 | Twenty Days Later, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, 2012 | Photorealism, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London, 2012 | West Street Gallery, New York, 2012 | Brucennial, 2012: Harderer, Betterer, Fasterer, Strongerer, 159 Bleecker Street, New York, 2011 | Karl Haendel & Walead Beshty, Sheree Hovsepian and Barbara Kasten, Moniquemeloche, Chicago, 2010 | The Arbitrariness of Signs, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, 2010 | Herd Thinner, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, 2009 | Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2009 | It Figures, Moniquemeloche, Chicago, 2009 | Emerge 10, Aljira Centre for Contemporary Art, Newark, 2009 | How Do I Look? Moniquemeloche, Chicago, 2007 | The World is Flat, Lifebomb, Berlin, 2007 | Pan Sonic, NIU Gallery, Chicago, 2006

Stranger Villages’, Berlin, 2010 | Massimo De Carlo, ‘25 Days after October’, Milan, 2010 | Salon 94, ‘Our Kind of People’, New York, 2010

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 57 Walker Street, ‘Black Eye’, New York, 2014 | Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, ‘30 Americans’, New Orleans, 2014 | De La Cruz Collection, ‘From the Collection: Looking at process’, Miami, 2014 | Knoxville Museum of Art, ‘Facets’, Knoxville, 2014 | Leila Heller Gallery, ‘Look at me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present’, New York, 2014 | Lille 3000, ‘Secret Passions. Private Flemish Collections’, Euralille, 2014 | Museum of Modern Art, ‘Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium’, New York, 2014 | Untitled, ‘George Nakashima: In Conversation’, New York, 2014 | Acquavella Galleries, ‘White Collar Crimes’, New York, 2013 | Beaux-arts de Paris: L’école nationale supérieure, ‘Angel of History’, Paris, 2013 | Dairy Art Centre, ‘Island’, London, 2013 | LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, ‘Painting in Place’, Los Angeles, 2013 | National Art Museum of China, ‘Darkness Visible’, Beijing, 2013 | ‘RUN to Merci-Mercy’, New York, 2013 | GRANTS Aljira Emerge 10 Residency, Newark, 2008 | Com- Shanghai Biennale, ‘Re-activation’, Shanghai, 2012 | Chrysler munity Arts Assistance Grant, Chicago, 2005 | Travel Grant, Museum of Art, ‘30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection’, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2002 | Graduate Virginia Beach, 2012 | Curator’s Office, ‘An architect’s dream’, Grant, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2000 Washington DC, 2012 COLLECTIONS The Spertus Museum, Chicago | The Art Insti- AWARDS David C. Driskell Prize 2012 tute of Chicago | The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York DZAMIL KAMANGAR RASHID JOHNSON B. 1948 B.1977 EDUCATION Master of Handicrafts, Kermansah University of EDUCATION School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2004-2005 | Fine Arts, 1973 Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, 2000 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Parallax, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winter- Mexico City, Mexico, 2014 | On Foreign Land, Mikkeli Art Muthur, 2014 | George Economou Collection, ‘Magic Numbers’, seum, 2014 | On Foreign Land, Kerava Art Museum, 2014 | Athens, 2014 | Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, ‘New Delights of Life, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, 2014 | Growth’, Denver, 2014 | Ballroom Marfa, ‘New Growth’, Texas, God Knows He Is Naked, Jokigalleria, Eura, 2014 | Northern 2013 | Hauser & Wirth, ‘The gathering’, Zurich, 2013 | High Souls, Space Station 65, London, UK, 2014 | Port Izmir 3, Izmir Museum of Art, Atlanta ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Triennale, Izmir, Turkey, 2014 | Fabrications, Botkyrka KonFolks’, Atlanta, 2013 | Kemper Art Museum, ‘Rashid Johnson: sthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014 | Garden of UndocumentMessage to Our Folks’, St. Louis, 2013 | Mildred Lane Kemper ed, Villa Arttu, Hyvinkää , 2013 | liquid Cities & Temporary Art Museum, ‘Message to Our Folks’, Atlanta, 2013 | David Identities, Finland, Espoo, 2013, On Whiteness, Gallery Villa Kordansky Gallery, ‘Coup d’état’, Los Angeles, 2012 | Hauser & Arttu, 2013 | Space For Freedom, The world of Tango Festival, Wirth, ‘Rumble’, New York, 2012 | Miami Art Museum, ‘Rashid Tampere, 2013 | Land in Situ, Näkymä , Environmental Art Johnson: Message to Our Folks’, Miami , 2012 | Museum of Exhibition in Akaa, 2013 | Koti-ikävä , Jokigalleria, Eura, 2013 Contemporary Art Chicago, ‘Rashid Johnson: Message to | Reality Bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012 Our Folks’, Chicago , 2012 | South London Gallery, ‘Shelter’, | Fittja Open, Fittja Konsthallen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012 | London, 2012 | Galerie Guido W. Baudach, ‘There are Takes on Memory and Flight-Paths, August 138


Gallery, Helsinki, 2012 | Urban Festival, Zagreb Croatia, 2012 | Art is so Gay, Forum Boz, Helsinki | On Freedom, Finnish Museum of Photography, 2012 | Take-away Art, Botkyrka Konstahll, Botkyrka, Sweden, 2012 | Food Chains- Halikonlahti Green Art, Salo Art Museum, 2011 | Fittja Open, Fittja Konsthallen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011 | Pizzeria Babylon, Chiang Mai University Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2011 | Pizzeria Babylon, Small Projects, Tromso, Norway, 2011, Pizzeria Babylon, Institut finlandais, Paris, France, 2011 | X-OP Cultural Study Group, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia, 2011 | Untoldd Stories, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia, 2011 SCREENINGS Lens Politica, Helsinki, 2013 | Art Fair 2012, Cable Factory, Helsinki 2012 | Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films,Ismailia, 2010 | Porin juhalviikot, Galleria 3h+k, Pori 2010 | Kettupäivät, Helsinki, 2010 | Nordisk Film Festival, Fredrikshavn, 2009 | Finland in Full Colour, Kööpenhamina, 2009 | Aletrenative Art, Cable Factory, Helsinki 2008 | Bolzano Short Film Festival, Bolzano, 200 | Northern Vision, Belfast Community TV, UK, 2008 | Trunk 07, Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, 2007

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, 2016 | Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, 2015 | Telfair Museum, Savannah, 2015 | University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2015 | Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, 2014 | 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2014 | Man in the Mirror, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, 2014 | Point of View: African American Art Masters from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, 2014 | Bloodflames Revisited, curated by Phong Bui, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2014 | Somos Libres II, Pinacoteca Gianni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, 2014 | Reliable Tension, or: How to Win a Conversation About Jasper Johns, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, 2014 | Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2014 | UNE HISTOIRE (art archi design/des années 80 à nos jours) / A HISTORY (art architecture design, from the 80s to now), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014

AWARDS 18th Annual Medal Award, School of the Museum of COLLECTIONS Helsinki City Art Museum | Lönnström Art Fine Arts, Boston, 2013 | International Association of Art Critics Musuem | Tampere Hospital | Award, 2012 | United States Artists Fellowship, Los Angeles, 2010 Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art | Studio Museum’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, New York, 2009| Skowhegan Medal for Painting, New York, 2006 | Academy GLENN LIGON Awards in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, B. 1960 2006 | John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York, 2003 | DAAD, Berlin, 2001 | ArtPace International EDUCATION Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Artists-in-Residence Program, San Antonio, 1998 | Joan Mitchell New York, 1985 | B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, 1982 | Foundation Grant , 1997 | Residency, Rockefeller Foundation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1980 Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, 1994 | National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, Painting, 1991 | Art Matters, Inc. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION Glenn Ligon: Come Out, Thomas Fellowship Dewar’s Young Artist’s Recognition Award 1989/90 P.S. Dane Gallery, London, 2014 | Glenn Ligon: Narratives, Schmucker 1 National Studio Program, The Clocktower, New York, 1990 | NaArt Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, 2014 | Glenn Ligon, tional Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship, Drawing, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 | Glenn Ligon: Neon, Luhring Augus- 1989 | National Endowment for the Arts, Curatorial Internship, The tine, New York, 2013 | Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, Whitney Museum Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 1982 of American Art, New York, 2011 | Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2011 | The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, SELECTED COLLECTIONS Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo | Bal2012 | Glenn Ligon, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, 2010 timore Museum of Art, Baltimore | Birmingham Museum of Art, | Glenn Ligon: ‘Nobody’ and Other Songs, Thomas Dane Gallery, Birmingham | The Bohen Foundation, New York | Eli Broad Family London, 2009 | Glenn Ligon: Off Book, Regen Projects II, 2010 | Foundation, Santa Monica | Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh | Glenn Ligon: Figure/Paysage/Marine, Yvon Lambert, Paris, 2008 Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines | Detroit Institute of Arts, De| Glenn Ligon Love and Theft, Power House, Memphis, 2008 | troit | Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City | Harvard Art MuseGlenn Ligon, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, 2007 | Unauthor- um, Cambridge | High Museum of Art, Atlanta | Hirshhorn Museized, Bill Hodges Gallery, New York, 2007 | Glenn Ligon: Bril- um and Sculpture Garden, Washington | M.I.T. List Visual Arts liant Corners, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, 2006 | We Had Center, Cambridge | Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Everything Before Us, We Had Nothing Before Us, Galerie | Museum of Modern Art, New York | Museum of Modern Yvon Lambert, Paris, 2006 | Glenn Ligon, Grossman Gallery Art, Fort Worth | Orange County Museum of Art, Newport at Lafayette College, Easton, 2006 Beach | Peter Norton family Foundation, Santa Monic 139


| Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco | Seattle Art Museum, Seattle | Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York | St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis | Tate Modern, London | Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford | Walker Art Center, Minneapolis | Whitney Museum of American Art, New York JULIE MEHRETU B. 1970 EDUCATION MFA, Honors, Rhode Island School of Design, 1997 | BA Kalamazoo College, 2002 | University Cheik Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, 1990-1991 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Liminal Squared, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2013 | Liminal Squared, White Cube, London, 2013 | Mind, Breath and Beat Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, 2013 | Notations After The Ring, Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 2010 | Grey Area, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2010 | Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, High Point Prints, Minneapolis, 2009 | Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2009 | City Sitings, Williams College Art Gallery, Williamstown, 2008 | Eye of the Storm, Carl Scholsberg Gallery, Montserrat College, Beverley, 2008 | City Sitings, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 2008 | Julie Mehretu: Black City, Kunstverein Hanover, Hanover, 2007 | Julie Mehretu: Black City, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, 2007 | Julie Mehretu: City Sitings, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2007 | Julie Mehretu: Black City, MUSAC-Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, 2006 | Julie Mehretu: Heavy Weather, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, 2006 | Julie Mehretu: Heavy Weather, The Print Center, Philadelphia, 2006 | Julie Mehretu: Drawings, Projectile Gallery, New York, 2005 | Currents 95: Julie Mehretu, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 2005 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Summer Highlights, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, 2014 | Love Story, Anne & Wolfgang Titze Collection, Belvedere, 2014 | Dak’art: Biennal of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, 2014 | Lost in Landscape, MART, Rovereto, 2014 | The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, 2014 | INTERACT, East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute, London, 2014 | Du Bois in Our Time, University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s University Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013 | The Gesture and the Sign, White Cube, Sao Paulo, 2013 | The Temptation of the Diagram, Andrea Rosen Gallery 140

2 , New York, 2013 | Highlights 2012, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, 2012 | Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012 | The Painting Factory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012 | Multiplicity, Smithsonian, Washington D.C., 2011 | The Bearden Project, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2011 | Seeing/Knowing, Graham Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Ohio, 2011 | In Praise of Doubt, Punta della Dogana, Venice, 2011 | New Order, White Cube, London, 2011 | Three Artists: Julie Mehretu, Julian Lethbridge, Wayne Gonzales, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, 2011 | Subversive Abstraction, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2010 | Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, 2010 | Automatic Cities, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2009 | Who’s Afraid of the Artists?, Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, 2009 | Extreme Frontiers, Urban Frontiers, Institute of Contemporary Art (IVAM), Valencia, 2009 GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES American Academy in Berlin Fellowship, 2007 | The Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Council Artistic Achievement Award, Rhode Island, 2006 | MacArthur Fellow, 2005 | American Art Award, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2005 | Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, 2005 | Artist-in-Residency, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2003 | Artist-in-Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, 2003 | Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2003 | Penny McCall Foundation Grant, 2002 | The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, 2001 | AIR Program at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2001 | Pat Hearn Inaugural Award, 2001 | Artists-in-Residence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 2001 | CORE Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1997-1998 | The Rhode Island School of Design Presidential Scholar Fall Tuition Award, 1995-1997 CARTER MULL B. 1977 EDUCATION California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, 2006 | Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2000 SOLO EXHIBITIONS We tell stories in order to live, curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2014 | The princess is caged in the ©, (with Tobias Kaspar) curated by Giovanni Carmine, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Saint Gallen, 2014 | Hearts of Gold, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2014 | We live entirely, ©, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate imahes, by the ‘ideas’ with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience, Marc Foxx,


Los Angeles, 2013 | The Day’s Specific Dreams, IIY Axe, New York, 2011 | Metametrica, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2010 | Triggers for Everyday Fiction, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2008 | Ethics of Everyday Fiction, Rivington Arms, New York, 2007 | State of Shifting Mirrors, Champion Fine Art Los Angeles, 2005 | Shifting States, Rivington Arms, New York, 2005 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen at Liste, Curated by Giovanni Carmine, Liste Art Fair, Basel, 2014 | Leonor Antunes, Jason Meadows, Carter Mull & Alessandro Pessoli, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2014 | Art Post-Internet, curated by Robin Peckham, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014 | Just Now, Sotheby’s, London, 2014 | Murmurs, curated by Rita Gonzales, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2013 | An-Americana, curated by Vincenzo de Bellisa, American Academy, Rome, 2013 | Fabian Marti – Marti Collection, Kunsthaus PasquArt, Biel, 2013 | Roger Hiorns, Carter Mull, David Musgrave, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2013 | Digital Infinity, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2013 | Nathan Hylden, Carter Mull, Chadwick Rantanen, United Artists Limted, Marfa, Texas, 2013 | Paint Hotel, Joe Scheftel Gallery, New York, 2013 | Anette Kelm, Carter Mull, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2013 | Glitter and Folds, curated by Jennifer Burris, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 2013 | Set Pieces, curated by Andrew Berardini and Lauren Mackler, Cardi Black Box, Milan, 2013 | Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan | Needles in the Camel’s Eye, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012 | The Magic of Photography, Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Daegu Bennale, Seoul, 2012 | Venice Beach Biennial, Curated by Ali Subotnik, Venice, California, 2012 | Bold Tendencies, Peckham Garage, London, 2012 | Palma Photo, Majorca Landings, Palma de Majorca, 2012 | The Shaping of New Visions: Photograph, Film, Photobook, Curated by Roxana Marcoci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012 | First Among Equals, Curated by Alex Klein and Kate Kraczon, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia (with P& Co.), Philadelphia, 2012 | Utopia / Dystopia in Constructed Photography, Curated by Yasufumi Nakamuri, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2012 COLLECTIONS The Getty Research Institute | Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | The Museum of Modern Art, New York | Orange County Museum of Art | UCLA Hammer Museum | The Walker Art Center | Whitney Museum of American Art

STEVEN NAIFEH B. 1952 EDUCATION Ph.D. in the Humanities The Julliard School, New York, 2012 | Ph.D. in Humane Letters, University of South Carolina, Aiken, 1991 | Ph.D. (ABD) in Fine Arts, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, 1981 | M.A. in Fine Arts, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, 1979 | Harvard Law School, Cambridge, 1977 | A.B. Summa cum laude in American History, Princeton University, Princeton, 1974 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation, Middle Eastern Center for the Arts (MECA), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, 2014 | Steven Naifeh: Found in Translation, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2014 | Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, 2013 | Embassy of the United States, Abu Dhabi, 1975 | Princeton University Art Museum 1974 | Consulate General of the United States, Karachi, 1971 | Consulate of the United States, Kaduna, 1969 | Consulate of the United States, Kano, 1969 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Summer show, Henri Gallery, Washington, D. C, 1974 | Art in Embassies Program, Lagos, 1970 | American Artists, United States Information Service, 1968 AWARDS Edgar Allan Poe Award in Fact Crime in 1994 for Final Justice, 1994 | Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, 1991 | National Book Award Finalists in Nonfiction for Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, 1990 SHIRIN NESHAT B. 1957 SELECTED SOLO EXHBITIONS Shirin Neshat, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2014 | Shirin Neshat, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, 2014 | Shirin Neshat: Our House is on Fire, Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York, 2014 | Written on the Body, Espacia Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, 2013 | Shirin Neshat, Dirimart, Istanbul, 2013 | The Book of Kings, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, 2013 | Shirin Neshat, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2013 | The Book of Kings, Gladstone Gallery, New York | The Book of Kings, Galerie Jermone du Noirmont, Paris, 2012 | Women Without Men, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2011 l Games of Desire, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, 2009 l Games of Desire, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, 2009 l Women Without 141


Men, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2009 l Turbulent, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, 2009 | Shirin Neshat, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2008 l Shirin Neshat: New Works, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, 2008 l National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, 2008 | Secret of the Veil, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, 2006 l Shirin Neshat, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, 2006 l Zarin, Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2005 l Shirin Neshat, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum Fur Gengewart, Berlin, 2005 l La Ulitma Palabra/Last Word, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Leon, 2005 l Through the Eyes of Shirin Neshat, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2004 l Tooba Asia Society Museum, New York, 2003 l Shirin Neshat, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, 2003 l Shirin Neshat, Tensta Konstall, Spanga, 2003 | Shirin Neshat, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2002 l Shirin Neshat, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 2002 l Shirin Neshat, Centre Cultural Banco di Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2002 l Shirin Neshat, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 2002 l Shirin Neshat, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, 2002 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Songs of Loss and Songs of Love, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea, 2014 | Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Lelia Heller Gallery, New York, 2014 | I Look at Things… Work From the Collection, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, 2014 | CONFLICT: Art and War,” Contemporary Art Society, London, 2014 | Shirin Neshat: Don’t Ask Where the Love is Gone, Moscow Photobiennale 2014, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, 2014 | Pionniéres: Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Roni Horn, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Spero, Niki De Saint Phalle, CAB Art Center, Brussels, 2014 | ToledoContemporánea, Centro Cultural San Marcos, Toledo, 2014 | My Third Land, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, 2013 | Collection Exhibition II, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2013 | Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, New York, 2013 | The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised Gifts, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2013 | SKIN, an artistic atlas, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2013 | She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2013 | Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2013 | All You Need is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2013 | Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi-Francoise Pinault Foundation, Venice, 2012 | TRA. Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 2011 l I Know Something About Love, 2011 l Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection, San 142

Francisco Museum of Modern Ar t, San Francisco, 2010 | The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim & Read, New York, 2009 | Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men, Prospect. 1: New Orleans International Biennial, New Orleans, 2008 AWARDS Cr ystal Award, World Economic Forum, Davos, 2014 | Silver Lion, 66th Venice Film Festival, 2009 | Cinema for Peace Special Award, Hessischer Filmpreis, Germany, 2009 | Lillian Gish Prize, New York, 2006 |Hiroshima Ar t Prize, Hiroshima City Museum of Ar t, Hiroshima, Japan, 2005 | Grand Prix, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea, 2000 | First International Prize, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice, 1999 | Prize for Best Project, ARCO, Madrid, 1999 PERFORMANCES OverRuled, PERFORMA 11, 4th Edition of New Visual Ar t Per formance Biennial, Cedar Lake Theater, November 11 - 12, 2011 | Logic of the Birds,” Or tigia Festival, Syracuse, Sicily, July 25 – 27 | Logic of the Birds, Walker Ar t Center, Minneapolis, June 20 – 23, 2003 | Logic of the Birds, Lincoln Center, New York, July 12 – 13, 2003 | Logic of the Birds, Ar tAngel, London, November 7-17, 2003 | Logic of the Birds (Phase One), The Kitchen, New York, 2001 TAHER POURHEIDARI B. 1984 EDUCATION B.F.A. Painting from Ar t University Of Shahed, Tehran, 2009 | M.F.A. Painting from Ar t University Of Tehran, 2011 SOLO EXHIBITIONS La Belle Mariee Series, Homa Ar t Galler y, Tehran, 2012 | Nezam- Abadi Series Homa Ar t Galler y, Tehran, 2011 GROUP EXHIBITIONS At the Crossroads 2: Contemporar y Ar t from Istanbul to Kabul, Sotheby ’s London, 2014 | Painting and Sculpture Annual Exhibition of Iranian Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Drawing Week 1, Homa Galler y, Tehran, 2013 | Long Day ’s journey Into Night, Khorshid Cafe, Lavasan, 2012 | Exhibition with Academy Group Of Ar t University of Tehran, Tabriz, 2010 | Selected in 5th Nasl-e no annual exhibition, Homa Ar t Galler y, Tehran, 2010 | Par ticipated in 3th & 4th Nasl-e no annual exhibitions, Homa Ar t Galler y, Tehran, 2008 and 2009


ADRIANA VAREJÃO B. 1964 RESIDENCIES Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 2004 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Carnivorous, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, United Kingdom Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, 2014 | Polvo, Lehmann Maupin, New York, 2014 | Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo, 2014 | Polvo, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 2013 | Historias at the Margins, Museo de Arte Latinamericao de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 2013 | Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 2013 | Historias at the Margins, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Sãu Paulo, 2012 | Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, 2012 | Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 2011 | Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, 2009 | Lehmann Maupin, New York, 2009 | Opening of CACI Pavilion, Inhotim, 2008 | Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, 2008 | Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2007 | Solo booth, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, 2006 | Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, 2005 | Centro Cultural Belém, Lisbon, 2005 | Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, 2005

Recife, 2011 | Gigante por la propia naturaleza, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, 2011 | Mappamundi, Fundacao de Arte Moderna e Contempranea, Museum Berado, Lisbon, 2011 | Testing Ground, Time Scale, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2011 HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS APCA Grande Prêmio da Crítica, Visual Arts, São Paulo, 2012 | Order of Cultural Merit, Brazil Ministry of Culture, Rio de Janeiro, 2011 | Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, French Ministry of Culture, Paris, 2008 PUBLIC COLLECTIONS The Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe | Fondation Cartier Pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris | Ellipse Foundation, Cascais | Inhotim Center of Contemporary Art, Brazil | Fundació “la Caixa,” Barcelona | Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo | Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego | SMAK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent | Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam | The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York | Tate Modern, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Cruzamentos, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, 2014 | White, Dickinson, New York, 2013 | Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, 2013 | Gulf, Center Gallery, Fordham University, New York, 2013 | Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 2013 | Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, 2013 | On Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2013 | From Margin to the Edge, Somerset House, London, 2012 | Espelho Refletido – O Surrealismo e a Arte Contemporânea Brasiliera, Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, 2012 | Cartographies, Fundacio “la Caixa”, Madrid; Fundacio “la Caixa”, Barcelona, 2012 | St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, 2012 | Amazonia, ciclos da modernidade, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2012 | Projecto Outdoor, P-28, Porto; Lisbon, 2012 | 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2011 | destricted.br, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, 2011 | Fotografos da Cena Contempranea, Museu de Arte Contemporanea da USP, São Paulo, 2011 | All cannibals, me Collectors Room, Berlin, 2011 | Tous cannibals, Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, 2011 | Vieira da Silva/Arpad Szenes e rupturas do espaco na arte brasiliera, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, 2011 | The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation Art Centre, Cascias, 2011 | Vestigios de Brasilidade, Santander Cultural, 143


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Alireza Astaneh Mohammad Bahabadi Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar Mehran Elminia Nasifeh Emran Habib Farajabadi Hassan Hajjaj Shirin Neshat Taher Pourheidari Adriana Varej達o

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Pooya Aryanpour Mohammad Bozorgi Walid El Masri Lalla Essaydi Sheree Hovsepian Rashid Johnson Dzamil Kamangar Glenn Ligon Julie Mehretu Carter Mull Steven Naifeh Shirin Neshat

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