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MAGIC OF PERSIA NOWROUZ AUCTION GALA BENEFIT J U M E I R A H E M I R AT E S T O W E R S

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CHAIRLADY'S MESSAGE Dear friends, colleagues, supporters and MOP habitués, It’s hard to believe we’re eleven years old this year. MOP was started as an idea back in 2004, an exercise in cultural ground breaking as never before applied to the contemporary art scene in Iran. An organisation dependent on the pure muscle of passion and commitment, I can say in all modesty that the success of MOP in the last 10 years has been made possible by its committed and dedicated staff, its patrons and partners, the international artist community and above all the generous support of donating artists who see worth and value in our enterprise. We are an organisation that provides opportunities, platforms, space, art initiatives and cultural structures. Our bursaries, residency programmes, scholarships and grants through various notable international institutions like the Delfina Foundation, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, the London Film School, Goldsmiths University of London, and the British Museum have nurtured talent and helped to grow the next generation. This year’s notable project has been the launch of the MOP CAP Artist Directory, with the support of the British Council. Over 1,600 Iranian artists have applied to MOP CAP in the past seven years, their works archived for free public access. This will have a lasting legacy in the documentation and development of Iranian contemporary art.

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Another initiative, under the rubric of ‘Curate Archive’, identifies three curators each year to put on a four-month online exhibition using the artists from the MOP CAP archive. We aim to further expand our reach and to grow deeper roots within the cultural bedrock of contemporary Iranian artistic practice. Our aim is to further strengthen our international partnerships, to raise global awareness in order to create an atmosphere of sustainability and expansion beyond our present brief. We are, if nothing else, hopeful. This hope has a purpose, aiming beyond the brief from which we started. Our commitments and objectives can only be sustained through joint efforts and the mutual reinforcement of those with a love of art, culture, and country. I invite you all to take part to see, to feel and to taste the moment in our enlightenment process so that you too can grasp what has been realised so far and what can be achieved in the future with your support. Let us join hands once again and break new ground together. Shirley Elghanian

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PROGRAMME AUCTION PREVIEW I 10:00am - 2:00pm LADIES’ PRIVATE VIEW I 2:00 - 4:30pm In the presence of HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan

VIP PREVIEW COCKTAIL RECEPTION I

6:30pm

DINNER I 8:30pm Keynote speech HE Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan Ministry of Culture, Youth and Social Development, UAE

Guest speaker Venetia Porter Curator, British Museum

LIVE AUCTION I

10:00pm Conducted by Christie’s

NOWROUZ CONCERT I

11:30pm Shahram Shabpareh

CARRIAGES I

3:00am

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ABOUT MOP FOUNDATION

A NON-POLITICAL, NON-RELIGIOUS, UK/US REGISTERED CHARITY

Established in 2004, Magic of Persia promotes Iranian art and culture to a wider audience 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 Art & Education programmes include: A series of artists’ panel discussions entitled ‘Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art’ in collaboration with the British Museum Art residencies and exhibitions for young Iranian artists at the Delfina Foundation and Parasol unit in London Curate Archive, online residency Publication Grants Scholarships and grants in higher education at the Royal College of Art, London Film School and Goldsmiths University of London The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP); a global search for the next generation of Iranian visual artists The MOP CAP Artists’ Directory 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 UK and the UAE, the success of these fundraising events relies entirely on the participation and support of artists and patrons alike. Sponsorship from organisations and individuals also supports MOP’s various projects.

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BENEFICIARIES MAGIC OF PERSIA SUPPORTS A NUMBER OF CHARITY ORGANISATIONS & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

ABBOOKNESS, A project of documentation of Iranian movie posters, Tehran Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, Dubai Future Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi Ilia School for Afghan Refugee Children – Shahre Rey - Tehran Parasol unit, Education workshops, London Sponsorship of Symposia Iranica, Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews, Fife Magic of Persia Art & Education programmes

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#archiveseries is an online exhibition through the histories and geographies of contemporary Iranian art. It is realized in form of video, a succession of transitory frames that need to be continually reactivated by the viewer. Each series creates a different type of visual and suggest other methods of ordering. The space to which the user is exposed is about new subjectivities, new imagination and aesthetic models that involve reasons beyond the boundaries of art.

# archiveseries curated by Marianna Orlotti

MOP Foundation CURATE ARCHIVE online Residency

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Shahrzad Changalvaee, Ala Ebtekar, Aylene Fallah, Asad Faulwell, Arash Fayez, Mohammad Ghazali, Abbas Kowsari, Bijan Moosavi, Anahita Norouzi, Claudia Parwaneh Djabbari, Foad Rahnama, Shirin Sabahi, Behnam Sadighi, Sona Safaei-Sooreh, Mohsen Shahmardi, Najaf Shokri, Abolfazl Talooni, Ali Zanjani

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DONATING MASOUD AKHAVANJAM AMIR NASSER AKHLAGHI FARD NAZGOL ANSARINIA SIAH ARMAJANI POOYA ARYANPOUR ALIREZA ASTANEH ABOL ATIGHETCHI FEREYDOUN AVE SARA BAGHERPANAH MOHAMAD BAHABADI MAHMOUD BAKHSHI BEHZAD BEHNAM SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR MOHAMMAD BOZORGI LADAN BROUJERDI HENRY DALLAL HOSSEIN EDALATKHAH WALID EL MASRI LALLA ESSAYDI HABIB FARAJABADI AMIR FARHAD FIROUZ FARMANFARMAIAN


ARTISTS KOUROSH GOLNARI SARVIN HAGHIGHI SAHAND HESAMIYAN MUBARIK JAFERY DZAMIL KAMANGAR FATMA LOOTAH MANI MEHRZAD ARDESHIR MOHASSESS ALI MOUSAVI STEVEN NAIFEH NICKY NODJOUMI NASSER PALANGI ERIC PARNES LEILA PAZOOKI BABAK RASHVAND SHADI REZAEI NATASHA RIBOUD BEHNAM SADIGHI MAMALI SHAFAHI REZA SHAFAHI SANDRA SHASHOU PARVIZ TANAVOLI


SPECIAL THANKS HOSSEIN AMIRSADEGHI KAMBIZ ATABAI ALI BAKHTIAR NIMA BEHNOUD IAN FAIRSERVICE BASTIEN GONZALEZ VALERIE HESS

PAUL HEWITT KASHYA HILDEBRAND EHSAN HOSSEINI SHIRIN JOURABI COLIN MORRIS VENETIA PORTER SAGHI OUSHAL

Magic of Persia is especially indebted to HH Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan and HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan for their continuous support and on going generosity. A special thanks to HH Farah Pahlavi for her support and personal tribute to Magic of Persia and its artists. Magic of Persia would like to acknowledge the tireless support of all the artists, collectors and galleries without whom this event would not be possible.

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NAZGOL ANSARINIA Mendings (Plate) / 2012 China plates, 2pc. 22.5 x 18.8 x 2.5cm / 19 x 13.8 x 2cm Courtesy of the artist & Green Art Gallery STARTING BID: $1,500

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ALIREZA ASTANEH Love / 2014 140 x 140cm Relief on canvas by nail Courtesy of the artist & Homa Art Gallery STARTING BID: $2,500

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SANDRA SHASHOU “Broken” Pink & Green / 2014 Finebone vintage china on canvas 76 x 76 x 34cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,000

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SAHAND HESAMIYAN Chini Band Zan / 2010 Aluminum, Electrostatic Paint, and outdoor paint Edition 1 of 3 70 x 48 x 48cm Courtesy of the artist & The Third Line Gallery STARTING BID: $3,800

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SARVIN HAGHIGHI When I found love, I became immortal / 2014 Mixed Media 78.74 x 89.9cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $2,000

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STEVEN NAIFEH Saida XI: Hunter Green / 2010 Acrylic on 60 canvases 221 x 221cm Courtesy of the artist & Leila Heller Gallery STARTING BID: $12,000

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LEILA PAZOOKI Democracy / 2013 Solid blue neon tubes 60 x 140cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,000

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LADAN BROUJERDI Art Is a Big Machine / 2013 Water-base colour on cardboard 60 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist & Homa Art Gallery STARTING BID: $2,500

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BEHZAD BEHNAM Le Vent / Wind [Poem by Forough Farrokhzad] / 2010 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $8,000

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MOHAMMAD BOZORGI Déjà Vu 2 / 2014 Mixed media on canvas 150 x 201cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $8,000

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BABAK RASHVAND Compeer [ii] , Letters Series / 2014 Mixed media on canvas 120 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $2,200

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ABOL ATIGHETCHI Hobb (Love) / 2010 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 130cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $4,800

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MOHAMAD BAHABADI Shahr-va / 2014 Currency, wood and glass 58 x 180cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $3,000

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MAHMOUD BAKHSHI Engaged Artist / 2010 Canvas panels and fabric 100 x 180cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $4,500

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REZA SHAFAHI Untitled / 2015 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 100cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $1,000

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ALI MOUSAVI 80*81 / 2014-2015 Mixed Media on canvas 100 x 100cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $2,300

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MAMALI SHAFAHI Interior 9 / 2014 Print on plexiglass 80 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Nicolas Silin STARTING BID: $1,800

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KOUROSH GOLNARI Memory / 2011 Print on MDF Edition 1 of 5 177 x 133 x 11cm Courtesy of the artist & Aun Gallery STARTING BID: $4,500

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FIROUZ FARMANFARMAIAN Price of Freedom [A Tribute to Mandela] / 2014 Acrylic, industrial paint and print on plastic canvas 110 x 150cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,500

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WALID EL MASRI Cocoon / 2014 Mixed media on canvas 130 x 97cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $4,000

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BEHNAM SADIGHI The Reminder, Ghazal / 2014 Photography Edition 2 of 5 +2 AP 120 x 150cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $1,500

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NATASHA RIBOUD The Photographers / 2009 Selenium toned silver gelatin print Edition 3 of 10 73.66 x 91.44cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,000 61


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LALLA ESSAYDI Bullet 3 / 2009 Chromogenic Print 102 x 76cm Edition of 15 Courtesy of Kashya Hildebrand Gallery STARTING BID: $11,000

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FATMA LOOTAH Tangeah Digital printing and acrylic 150 x 300cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $13,000

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HENRY DALLAL Galloping Grace / 2015 C-Print mounted on aluminium with gloss seal Edition 1 of 7 66.04 x 101.6cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $5,000

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SHADI REZAEI I am not “I“, Nor am I No. 5 / 2015 Acrylic and sewing on C-Print canvas 120 x 90cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $3,600

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POOYA ARYANPOUR Unfinished Architecture / 2014 Acrylic on canvas Diameter 170cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $18,000

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MASOUD AKHAVANJAM Heart I / 2014 Mirror-finish stainless steel 122 x 54 x 31cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $60,000

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NICKY NODJOUMI The Starry Night / 2003 Oil on canvas 177.8 x 127cm Courtesy of the artist & Taymour Grahne Gallery STARTING BID: $25,000

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ARDESHIR MOHASSESS Untitled / 1974 Watercolour, pencil and ink on paper 33 x 23cm Courtesy of Dr. Ari Babaknia STARTING BID: $15,000

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SIAH ARMAJANI Garden Door / 2015 Cloth, ink, wood, plastic, metal, cardboard 41.28 x 64.14 x 10.8cm Courtesy of the artist & Alexander Gray Gallery, New York STARTING BID: $35,000

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MANI MEHRZAD Shahnameh Collection: Scattered Cavalries [TOP LEFT] / 2013 Shahnameh Collection: The End of Shahnameh [BOTTOM LEFT] / 2013 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 120cm each Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $4,800

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MOHAMAD BAHABADI Mosaddegh’s Memorial / 2013 Wood and paint 230 x 178cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $2,400

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AMIR NASSER AKHLAGHI FARD Boogy Voogy / 2014 Mixed Media 160 x 128cm Courtesy of the artist & Homa Art Gallery STARTING BID: $2,000

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AMIR FARHAD Untitled / 2014 Permanent marker & silkscreen on paper Unique edition 130 x 92cm Courtesy of the artist & Homa Art Gallery STARTING BID: $2,700

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HOSSEIN EDALATKHAH Breathing Money / 2014 Silicone PVC gas mask and Swarovski crystal diamond 40 x 30cm Courtesy of the artist & Baha Sadat-Tehrani STARTING BID: $6,000

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DZAMIL KAMANGAR The United Arab Emirates Visa [LEFT] / 2015 The Iran Visa [MIDDLE] / 2014 The US Visa [RIGHT] / 2014 45 x 40cm each Bead Knitting Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $9,000

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DZAMIL KAMANGAR The US Passport [LEFT] / 2014 The Iranian Passport [MIDDLE] / 2014 The United Arab Emirates Passport [RIGHT] / 2015 31 x 16cm each Bead Knitting Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $7,000

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MUBARIK JAFERY Captain Iran / 2014 Aluminum and spray paint Edition of 3 + 1 AP 60cm diameter Courtesy of Farnaz Fazaipour STARTING BID: $2,600

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NASSER PALANGI Nostalgia Series / 2011 Mixed Media on canvas 140 x 100cm Courtesy of the artist & Salwa Zeidan Gallery STARTING BID: $7,500

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ERIC PARNES Queen of Queens [LEFT] / 2014 King of Kings [RIGHT] / 2014 Ink, acrylic on canvas Edition 2 of 5 each 89 x 89cm each Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $4,000

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HABIB FARAJABADI Untitled / 2014 Acrylic and pencil on canvas 90 x 120cm Courtesy of the artist & Homa Art Gallery STARTING BID: $2,500

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SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR 33 Pol / 2014 Luster photo paper 93 x 140cm Courtesy of the artist & Debut Contemporary Gallery STARTING BID: $2,000

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SARA BAGHERPANAH Home / 2014 18 x 25 x 3cm [TOP] / 14 x 20 x 4cm [BOTTOM] Collage Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $1,000

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FEREYDOUN AVE Poppies and Artichaut / 2014 Mixed media and collage on canvas 50 x 70cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,000

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PARVIZ TANAVOLI Pink Heech / 2007 Fiberglass Edition 15 of 25 60 x 34 x 22cm Courtesy of the artist STARTING BID: $6,000

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Farideh Lashai / Catching the Moon

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Parviz Tanavoli / The Grand Book of Heech

Parvaneh Etemadi / Fish and Moon

ABBOOKNESS Three original artist books STARTING BID: $13,000 THE FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS LOT WILL KICK START THE AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF THE DOCUMENTATION OF IRANIAN MOVIE POSTERS In this age of technological advancement and communication when emerging technologies continuously challenge the conventional concept and meaning of a book as a medium for the transfer of information, ABBookness attempts to capture the essence of a book. Bookness was a phrase coined in the 70s by Philip Smith to describe how the ordinary book is transformed into an actual medium of art, much like a canvas, and not just a means of disseminating information about art or indeed an art form in its own right such as Bookbinding. It allows the artist to express himself through a book in exactly the same way that he would through a canvas, a sculpture or an installation. Whilst Artist Books are not a new concept in the West, in the Middle East where it is actually probably much more desperately needed, to chronicle an artist’s ephemeral creations due to scarcity and limitation of museums, foundations and collectors, there have been few attempts to create them. ABBookness is also a continuation of a long-lived tradition of the art of bookmaking as the primary art form in the Islamic World. The art of painting and most other visual arts were born out of the art of bookmaking. Continuity in this practice in contemporary times may be transformed into Art Books where once again the book produced is the art object that the artists produce. -Ali Bakhtiari

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FARIDEH LASHAI / Catching the Moon A suite of: 10 aquatint etchings / Image size 30 x 41cm / Paper size 35 x 51cm 7 still frames / C print / 13 x 13cm 1 original drawing / Mixed media on paper Edition 20 of 50 Collection: The British Museum & Centre George Pompidou

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PARVIZ TANAVOLI / The Grand Book of Heech / 2014 14 pages of relief on hand made hemp paper Edition of 30 + AP

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PARVANEH ETEMADI / Fish and Moon / 2014 A suite of: 10 photos / Intaglio etchings Image size 22 x 34cm / Paper size 33 x 44cm Edition 3 of 50 113


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ARTISTS' BIOGRAPHIES


MASSOUD AKHAVANJAM B. 1969 EDUCATION B.S. degree Biology, 1995 | MBA 2005 Kempten University of Applied Sciences, 2005 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Solo exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2015 | Bronze sculptures, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2013

residence outside the Nordic region” grant, Dale, Norway, 2007 | Unidee artist in residence, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, 2006 | Selected artist-in-residence by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2006 | Merit scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2002

Participated in various group shows.

COLLECTIONS Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA | Tate Collection, London | British Museum, London | Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India | Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE | Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; San Francisco, CA

AMIR NASSER AKHLAGHI B. 1988

SIAH ARMAJANI B. 1939

EDUCATION BS in Microbiology, Azad University, Karaj 2008 | Self Educated artist

EDUCATION Macalester College, Minnesota, 1960

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS “Ending point, Starting then”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | “The Silver Legs” series, Tehran 2012 NAZGOL ANSARINIA B. 1979 EDUCATION M.F.A, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2003 | B.A. Graphic Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, 2001 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (Upcoming), 2015 | Change of Skin, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Refractions/Subtractions, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Reflections/Refractions, Daniela da Prato Gallery, Paris, 2012 | Just Words, The Free Word Center, London, 2011 | Interior Renovations, Green Cardamom, London, 2011 | Patterns, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | Patterns, Skanes Konstforening, Malmo, Sweden, 2008 | Untitled (do not give your opinion), Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2006 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Adventure of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915- 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, upcoming 2015 | Recalling The Future: post revolutionary Iranian art, The Brunei Gallery SOAS, University of London, London, 2014 | Statue of Limitation, Green Art Gallery. Dubai, 2013 | Longing Persia: Exchange and reception of art in Persia and Europe in the 17th Century & Contemporary Art from Tehran, Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013 | Safar/Voyage, The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2013 | When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2013 | A Permanent Record For Future Investigation, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2012 | Systems & Patterns, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012 | When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2012 | Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India, 2012 | 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011 | Drawn from Life, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal, UK, 2011 | Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE | Iran inside-out, The Farjam Collection, Dubai, 2010 | Tarjama/Translation, Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, 2010 | Golden Gates, F&A projects, Paris, France, 2009 | Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, 2009 | Iran inside-out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, 2009 | Made in Iran, Asia House, London, UK, 2009 | Tarjama/Translation, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2009 AWARDS AND GRANTS MOP/Parasol Unit Research Residency, London, 2014 | Recipient of Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Dubai, 2008 | Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative, finalist and the receiver of the finalist grant, Switzerland, 2008 | Recipient of the nkd “One artist in 172

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Siah Armajani, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, 2013 | Siah Armajani: Citizen Artist, a Retrospective, The Orange Country Museum of Art, 2013; The Walker Art Centre, 2014, Upcoming | Siah Armajani, 1957-1964, Meulensteen, New York, 2011 | Murder in Tehran, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 2009 | 3 Sculptures 3 Drawings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 2009 | Siah Armajani: Dialog with Democracy, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2008 | Siah Armajani, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, 2007 | Siah Armajani, Centro de Arte Y Naturaleza, Huesca, 2007 | Siah Armajani: Fundacion CesarManrique, Lanzorate, 2007 | Siah Armajani: MAMCO Retrospective, Geneva, 2007 | Siah Armajani, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, 2005 | Siah Armajani: Glass Room for an Exile and Related Works, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, 2002 | Siah Armajani: Glass Room for Walter Benjamin, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, 2002 | Siah Armajani: Glass Room, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, 2000 | Siah Armajani, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2000 PERMANENT SCULPTURES The Chess Garden, Des Moines, 2006 | Floating Poetry Room, Ijborg, Amsterdam, 2005 | Bentley Plaza, Ohio University, Athens, 2003 | Glass Bridge, Cheekwood Museum and Garden, Nashville, 2003 | George Simmel Footbridge, Strasbourg, 2003 | Gazebo, Village Shalom, Overland Park, 2001 | Mural, The Sosland Foundation, Kansas City, 2001 | Gazebo with Picnic Table, Strasbourg, 2000 | Bridge for Iowa City, Iowa City, 2000 | Picnic Table for Huesca, Bielsa, Huesca, 2000 NON-PERMANENT SCULPTURES Room for Noam Chomsky: The Last Anarchist. P.S. 1, Long Island City, 1998 | Room for the First Anarchist Henry David Thoreau, Galeria der stadt Esslingen, Esslingen, 1994 | Gazebo for One Anarchist: Emma Goldman, Storm King Art Centre, Mountainville, 1991 | Sacco and Vanzetti Reading Room No. 4, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 1990 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS September 11, MoMA PS1, 2011 | Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 2010 | Artists and War, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, 2008 | The Contemporary Persian Scene: The American and European Experience, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2006 | Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London, 2006 | Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, 2006 | Gardens of Iran: Ancient Wisdom, New Visions, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2004 | Architecture and Arts: 1900-2000, Genoa, 2004 | Far Near Distance: Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists, House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2004 | Symmetries: Armajani, Artschwager, Le Va, LeWitt, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, 2004 | Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, 2002 | Doors: Image and Metaphor in Contemporary Art, New Jersey Centre for Visual Arts, Summit, 2002 | Art Unlimited: Art/32/Basel, Basel, 2001 | Drawing Projects: Drawing by Seven Artists, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, 2001 | New Work: Recent Additions to the Collection, Addison Gallery, Andover, 2001 | Follies: Fantasy in the Land


scape, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, 2000 AWARDS AND GRANTS Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 2010 | McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist Award, 2011 | Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt | The Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis COLLECTIONS Museum of Modern Art, New York | The Guggenheim Museum, New York | The British Museum, London | The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam POOYA ARYANPOUR B. 1971 EDUCATION M.A. Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1999 | BA Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1997 | Diploma, Plastic Arts School, Tehran, 1993 SELECTED 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 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 Ph.D of Art in Calligraphy, 2014 | | BA Graphic Design, Belford University of Texas, 2008 | Elite Diploma of the Iranian Calligraphers Society, 1997

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 ABOL ATIGHETCHI B. 1948 EDUCATION B.Sc, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK | Fine Arts, Mid-west City College, USA SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts-Saad Abad, Tehran, Iran, 2013 | Solo exhibition Seihoon art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Solo exhibition, Seihoun art gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Exhibition at Business Club, Dubai, UAE, 2014 | Masters of calligraphy exhibition, Niavaran cultural center, Tehran-Iran, 2014 | the second “Painting and Calligraphy” annual exhibition, Iranian artists forum, Tehran, Iran, 2013 | Masters of calligraphy exhibition at Niavaran cultural center, 2013 | Masters of calligraphy exhibition at ECO, Tehran, Iran, 2013 | Masters of calligraphy exhibition, Burj Milad, Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Masters of calligraphy exhibition, Niavaran cultural center Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Iran –Indian cultural week exhibition, Iranian artists forum Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Art feast exhibition, Iranian artists forum, Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Magic of Persia Charity Auction, Dubai, UAE, 2012 | Courtyard art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2012 | TMCA, Tehran museum of contemporary art-Iran, 2011 | Magic of Persia Charity auction, Dubai, UAE, 2010 | Bonhams auction, Dubai, UAE, 2009 | Charity Auction DIFC, Dubai, UAE, 2009 | Magic Of Persia, Charity Auction, Dubai-UAE, 2009 | Exhibition at Business Club DIFC-Dubai,UAE, 2008 | Collaboration with Art Space DIFC Dubai, UAE, 20082010 | Collective exhibition at Mellat art gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008 | Exhibition at Art Dubai, UAE, 2008 | Exhibition at DIFC, 2007-2010 | Exhibition at Saba cultural institute,Tehran Iran, 2007 | Collective exhibition at Contemporary Museum of Fine Arts, SaadAbad, Tehran, Iran, 2007 | Collective exhibition at Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran, 2007 | Exhibition at XVA Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2006 | International Exhibition Contemporary Art, Toulouse-France, 2001 | International Exhibition Futurescope, Poitier-France, 2000 SELECTED COLLECTIONS Tehran museum of Fine Arts, Iran | Imam Ali museum, Tehran, Iran | Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran FEREYDOUN AVE B. 1945

SELECTED 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

EDUCATION New York University, Film School, New York, USA | University of Seven Seas, Orange, California, USA | Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

SELECTED 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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS The Warrior’s Rest, Ermion Technis, Kikladhas, Greece, 2014 | The Sacred Elements: Wind, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK, 2010 | Rostam in the Dead of Winter, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2009 | Lal Dahlias, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE | 1970-2007 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran | Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran | Événement du Jeudi, Paris, France | Sheikh Gallery, Tehran, Iran | Omega Gallery, Athens, Greece | 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran,

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Iran | Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran. Iran | Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France | Zand Gallery, Tehran, Iran, Litho Gallery, Tehran, Iran | Iran-America Society Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS ROOTS, Total Art, Dubai, 2014 | The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination, Brunei Gallery, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 2013 | Victory! Triumph in Classical and Contemporary Asian Art, Rossi & Rossi, London, 2012 | What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding? Rossi and Rossi, London, UK, 2011 | Inaugural Exhibition, JAMM, Shuwaikh, Kuwait, 2011 | Roundabout:Face to Face, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011 | Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Boys and Girls Come out to Play, Summer exhibition, Rossi & Rossi, London, 2010 | Demons and D-Artboards, with Malekeh Nayiny, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK Contemporary Art Museum, Teheran, Iran The Contemporary Persian Scene: The American and European Experience, LTMH Gallery, New York, USA, 2009 | Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA, 2005 | Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece* Iran Under the Skin, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain, 2004 | Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK, 2002 | Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris, France, 2001 | Iran Heritage Show, London, UK Salon d’Automne de Paris, Paris, France Contemporary Art Museum, Teheran, Iran Zand Gallery, Teheran, Iran Hayden Zand Gallery, Washington DC, USA Basel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland COLLECTIONS The British Museum, London, UK | La Caisse des Dépôt et Consignation, Paris, France | Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran | Lloyds Bank, Geneva, Switzerland | Centre Georges Pompidou Collection, Paris, France | Cy Twombly Foundation, USA SARA BAGHERPANAH B.1979 EDUCATION ACS (Training Certificate in Visual Art) from UK, 2013 | B.A Painting | Graphic Design Diploma | Film-making course (2 years) in Behandish Academy, 2000 | Make-up Certificate from Rasam-Honar Academy, 1997 | Honor Diploma and Glass Figure in Make-up and Mask from The 7th Omid Festival of Child & Young Theater in Hamedan, 1997 SOLO EXHIBITION Laleh Art Gallery, 2008 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Iranian Artist from home, 2013 | Sheila art Gallery, 2014 | Aria art Gallery, 2014 | Iranian Artist from home, 2014 ACTIVITIES Director of several scenes and short films | Designing and execution of linear theater rolls for Love Line Prophet scene (Dr. Ghotboddin Sadeghi), 1999 | Designing paining acts in The Seven Lost Tribes scene Dr. Ghotboddin Sadeghi), 2000 | Make-up execution for Consultant serial (Channel 2 of TV), 2003

MAHMOUD BAKHSHI B. 1977 EDUCATION Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland, 2014 | BA Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2001 | Graphic Diploma, Tehran, Iran, 1995 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Talk Cloud, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2014 | Talk Cloud, narrative gallery, London, 2014 | Hard Copy, Art Gwangju, Gwangju, 2012 | Recycle, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Bah Man, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2011 | Bah Man, Aun Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | The Engaged Artist; Influences of Graphics on Sculpture in Middle Ages, Saatchi Gallery, London 2010 | Tulips Rise from the Blood of the Nation’s Youth, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Ave Gallery, Tehran, 2007 |Mahmoud’s Driving School, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Oh ABOLFAZL, Bazaar Mosque, Enghelab street; and Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2004 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2002 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2001 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Recalling the Future: post-revolutionary Iranian art, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, London, 2014 | Love Me/ Love Me Not, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors, The 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013 | DISASTER, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2013 | Transformed Visions, Tate Modern, London, 2012 | 1 Mile Tehran, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, The 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, 2010 | Untitled, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009 | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009 | Iran: New Voices, Barbican Centre, London, 2008 | Lion Under the Rainbow, Athens, 2008 | In the State of Weightlessness, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Asia Art Now, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, 2006 | Asia Art Now, Arario Gallery, Beijing, 2006 |Iran.com, Museum of New Art, Freiburg, 2006 | Eastern Expressway, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt, 2006 | Rebel Minds Gallery, Berlin, 2005 | Victim, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2004 | 11th Bangladesh Biennial, Daka, 2004 | Exhibition of a Spiritual Vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 | Cite International des Arts, Paris, 2003 | Exhibition of New Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2002 | 3rd Tehran Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2002 | 1st Exhibition of Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2001 | 2nd Tehran sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 AWARDS Winner of the MOPCAP Prize, 2009 | Second Prize, Third Tehran Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2002 | Research Scholarship, Cite International des Arts, Paris, 2002 | Honour Plaque, Second Tehran Sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 COLLECTIONS Tate Modern Collection, Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Devi Art Foundation, Private Collections SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR B. 1984 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2014-2015

MOHAMMAD BAHABADI B. 1971 EDUCATION B.A. 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 MOP 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, USA, 2014 | Rojan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Haft-Khan Gallery, Yazd, 2013 | Iran Artists Organization, Tehran, 2013

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS MOP 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, USA, 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


BEHZAD BEHNAM B. 1945 EDUCATION Licensed in History/Political Science, Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Brussels | Tehran University, Tehran | The Royal Academy of Arts, Brussels SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Entre L’Orient Et L’Occident, Salle Des Fetes, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, 2013 | Galerie Ecole De Murat, Dubai, 2012 | Galerie Ecole De Murat, Murat, 2011 | Galerie Ecole De Murat, Murat, 2010 | MJC Gallery, Paris, 2008 | Belles Pages Gallery, Murat, 2006 | Maison D’Auvergne, Paris, 2006 | Maison D’Auvergne, Paris, 2004 | Maison D’Auvergne, Paris, 2003 | MSJ Neuilly Gallery, Paris, 1999 | Grand Cerf Gallery, Paris, 1998 | MJC Gallery, Paris, 1996 | Wulfingen Gallery, Switzerland, 1994 | Mathis Gallery, Switzerland, 1992 | Mathis Gallery, Switzerland, 1990 | Essence Gallery, Paris, 1989 | Gallery 24, Paris, 1986 | Gallery 24, Paris, 1984 | Gallery MJC, Paris, 1984 | Gallery Partovi, Tehran, 1976 | Palais de Marbre, Tehran, 1975 | Gallery Sullivan, Tehran, 1974 | Palais de Marbre, Tehran, 1974 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Bridge of Persia, Magic of Persia, Royal College of Art, London, UK 2013 | Magical Nights, Exhibition of Auction Highlights, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE 2012 | Magic of Persia, Magical Nights, Exhibition of Auction Highlights, DIFC, Dubai and YAS Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 2010 | Magic of Persian, Dubai, 2008 | Magic of Persia, Magical Nights Art Auction, Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE, 2009 | Magic of Persia, Magical Nights Art Auction, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE, 2007 MOHAMMAD BOZORGI B. 1978 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

Tehran, 2014 | Historica blunders, Art Miami, Miami, 2013 | historica blunders, Scope Base, Switzerland, 2013 | Art Feast 2, Iran artists forum, Tehran, 2013 | Peace, Opera Gallery, London, 2013 | Drawing week 1, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Historica Blunders, Scope Fair, Miami, 2012 | Alternative Calligraphy 2, Viennafair, Vienna, 2012 HENRY DALLAL B. 1955 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, 2008 | Harrods, London, 2006 | Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, 2006 | Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 2004 | Naples Museum of Art, Naples, 2004 | Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, 2004 | Windsor Castle, Windsor, 2003 | Guildhall Windsor, Windsor, 2003 | Royal Geographical Society, London, 2002 | Kensington Palace, London, 1999 COMMINSSIONS Her Majesty The Queen, 2007 | HRH The Princess Royal, 2007 | Her Majesty the Queen, 2002 | HRH Princess Haya and HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum HOSSEIN EDALATKHAH B. 1979 Hossein Edalatkhah has exhibited in 13 solo exhibitions and 31 group exhibitions. His primary focus is on the political discourse and status quo in the revolutionary era of the late 70s. Born in Iran 1979, the year that the Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was driven out of the country to be replaced by the Islamic rule of Ayatollah Khomeini. Edalatkhah’s works reflect the traumatic effects of this political background. He now lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, 2014 | Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012

WALID EL MASRI B. 1979

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS MOP 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, USA, 2014 | 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

EDUCATION B.A, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, 2005 | The art of mosaic, Summer Academy of Darat Al-Funun, Amman

COLLECTIONS Islamic Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS MUCEM museum of the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, La caravane culturelle syrienne, 2014 | The Palace of Fine Arts Bruxelles, La caravane culturelle syrienne, 2014 | Fluid Forms II, Samsung Blue Square, Seoul, South Korea; Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea, Curator: Yu Yeon Kim, 2014 | Magic Of Persia 10 Year Anniversary celebration Exhibition and Auction Los Angeles / New York, 2014 | Syria: Cris-Action (Artists in Creation), Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France, 2014 | Contemporary Arabia, Ayyam Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2014 | Syria’s Apex Generation, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon; Ayyam Gallery, London, 2014 |Melting Pot, Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, 2012 |12th international cairo biennale, Cairo. Egypt, 2010 | Ayyam Summer Festival, Ayyam Gallery, Damascus, Syria, 2007 |Annual spyring exibtion - khan assaad pasha Damascus, Syria, 2006 | Contemporary Painting Biennial, Tehran, Iran, 2006 | Photography days The French Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria, 2005 | Darat Al-Funun, Amman, Jordan, 2003 | Exhibition at Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria, 2003

LADAN BROUJERDI B. 1971 EDUCATION Alzahra University, 1996 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Dettournement, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Frogs & crux series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | “historical blunders” series, Homa Art Gallery, 2010 | Hostage, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Atbin Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Textile, Naghsh Jahan Gallery, Tehran, 1996 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Neo-traditionalism, Tehran Contemporary Musuem, Tehran, 2014 | The Rose and Nightingale, Jamm Gallery, Dubai, 2014 | Ey Iran, Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Black Gold, Shirin Gallery,

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

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PRIZES Third Prize competition Ayyam gallery, 2007 | Second Prize “The Colors of Damascus” For young Syrian artists Ricerca Cooperazione, Syria-Italy, 2005 | Certificate of Excellence Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Damascus, Damascus, 2004

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

LALLA ESSAYDI B.1956

SELECTED 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, Geneva, 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 5070 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

EDUCATION M.F.A 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 Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism, Benjamin-Constant Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2015 | She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2015 | Lalla Essaydi: Photographs 200513 The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, 2015 | Re-Orientations IDEA at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2015 | Lalla Essaydi: New Work, Ohio University Museum, 2015 | She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Iris & B. Gerald Canto Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, Sanford, California, 2015 | Lalla Essaydi: Writing the Self, Writing Others, Bahrain National Museum, 2014 | Shared Realtiy, Tampere Art Museum + Backlight 2014 Photo Festival: Finland, 2015 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Re-Orientations, Colorado College, 2015 | Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism: Benjamin-Constant in his time Montreal, Canada, 2015 | National Museum of Art, Rabat, Morocco, 2014 | The World Bank Art Program, Washington DC, 2014 | Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Cherye R. and James F. Pierce Collection Honolulu Museum of Art, May 2014 | Centre Culturel Le Botanique, Belgium, 2014 | FotoFest 2014 Biennial, Houston, 2014 | i.d.e.a. Arizona Museum of Youth: A Way with Words, Arizona Museum of Youth, 2014 | She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2014 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

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AMIR FARHAD B. 1977 EDUCATION B.A in Graphic Design, Tehran Art & Architecture College, 2002 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS “Shokoufe no” series, Homa Art Gallery, 2012 | “Albuquerque`s Fortune” series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Hoor art gallery, Tehran, 2006 | Matn-e Sepid art gallery, Saari, 2005 |Dada art gallery, Babolsar, 2005 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS “Good News From Iran”, Pasinger Fabrik cultural center, Munich, Germany, 2014 | “The feeling of Happiness”, Iran & Turkey Contemporary Drawing, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2014 | “Zoo”, Shirin Art Center, Tehran, Iran, 2014 | “Ey IRAN”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2014 | “Drawing week, Persian Contemporary Drawing”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013 | “New Perspective in Persian Miniature”, Gallerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland, 2012 | “SURVIVANT”, 6 Iranian Artist, BAC museum, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012 | “Summer Collection”, Young artists group show, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011 | “in memory of Parviz Maleki”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2010 | “Iran/ Painting/Now”, Silk Road Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2009 | “Iran on paper, the last 10 years” from Fereydoun Ave`s collection, Aaran art gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2009 | “The song of nightingales from the oil rich fields”, Museum of contemporary arts, Isfahan, Iran, 2008 | “Radical Drawing 2”, Tehran art gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008 | “Radical Drawing 1”, Tarrahan-e Azad gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2008 FIROUZ FARMANFARMAIAN B. 1973 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS PANORAMA 2014 Group Exhibit, Grk Gallery, Paris, 2015 | CADMIUM I & V exhibit at MOGHADAM GALLERY, Monaco, 2014 | BOZKACHI Exhibit at Nando Arguëles Art Project, Sotogrande, Spain, 2014 | RETRO-PROJECTION 001- Janet Rady Fine arts, ART BASEL, Switzerland, 2014 | JUNKIE WAVE 02 Mural Performance (13.00 x 2.50), DP center, Tarifa, Spain, 2014 | RAICES Group exhibit, Galleria 360, Algeciras, Spain, 2014 | JUNKIE WAVE 01 Mural Performance ( 7.00 x 2.00 ), Cocotera art center, Tarifa. 2014 |BLACK GOLD Group exhibit, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2014 | LA COCOTERA Art Center Award winner with ‘ Levante V’, Tarifa,Spain, 2014 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Solo Exhibit & residency at BARCLAYS BANK FOUNDATION, Paris, 2014 | Solo Exhibit, GRK Gallery, Paris France, 2014 | LEVANTEPONIENTE, Solo exhibit. Posada la Sacristia,Tarifa, 2013 | JUNKSPACE - Solo exhibit curated by Layli Shirazi, Mews 42 Gallery, London, 2013 | ICONS, Figurative solo exhibit. L’Ozu, Palais de Chaillot - Paris, France, 2011 | KHAYYAM RUBAIYS, Residency exhibit. Ryad 63 – Marrakech, 2010 | MOROCCO VINTAGE, Solo photography


exhibit, Café des épices & Azar Restaurant, Marrakech, 2010 | PASSION PLAYERS, Figurative solo exhibit, Sotogrande Polo Club. Sotogrande, Spain | COLLAGES - First solo exhibit- Le Glaz’art, Paris | SHANGHAÏ LADIES, Painting Residency. Calligraphic studies, Beijing | POLO PLAYER IV, Auctioned at Salons Drouot, Paris | COLLAGES - First solo exhibit- Le Glaz’art, Paris KOUROSH GOLNARI B. 1964 EDUCATION M.A. Advanced Studies in Art, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 2000 | BA Sculpture, Tehran University, Tehran, 1997 | High school diploma in architecture, Shiraz, 1983 SOLO EXHIBITONS Sovereign, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011 | Cité internationale des arts, Paris, 2009 | Something& Nothing, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | The Earth, a Place for Everyone, environmental work, Damavand, Iran, 2007 | Atrvash Gallery, Shiraz, Iran, 1990 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Bounds of Meaning, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | The Art of Iran, Opera Gallery, Dubai, 2013 | 1st Festival of Environmental Art, Laleh Park, Tehran, 2012 | Earth and Sky, 1st group show of Iranian environmental artists, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2012 | Without Borders, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2012 | 1st Annual Exhibition of Iranian Artists’ Forum, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2012 | Human and Contemporary approach, Selected by Kourosh Golnari, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | Group show selected by Mohammad Hossein Emad, residence of ambassador of Belgium, Tehran, 2012 | A selection of contemporary sculpture in Iran, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Recycle, 2nd Environmental Art Festival of Qazvin, Qazvin, 2011 | Shadow, 2nd Environmental Art Festival of Shiraz, Shiraz, 2011 | Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | 1st Environmental Art Festival of Shiraz, Shiraz, 2010 | 6th exhibition of miniature sculptures, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | Iranian sculptors, Art Center, Tehran, 2010 | 1st Biennale of Urban Sculptures, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | Media Exhibition, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, 2008 | Glimpses of Iranian Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2007 | 5th Biennale of Sculpture, Tehran, 2007 | 12th Asian Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006 | Contemporary Sculptors from Iran, Esmeralda University, Mexico, 2006 | 4th Biennale of Sculpture, Tehran, 2005 | The Spiritual Art Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005 | Museum of Contemporary Arts, Abadan, 2005 | 3rd New Art Exhibition, Molavi Cultural Center, Tehran, 2004 | AWARDS First Prize, 1st Biennale of Urban Sculptures, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 | First Prize, 5th Biennale of Sculpture, Tehran, 2007 | First Prize, 4th Biennale of Sculpture, Tehran, 2005 | First Prize, 1st Student Festival of Visual Arts, Art University, Tehran, Iran, 1998 | First Prize, 2nd Biennial of Art Students, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1995

| Pars Equality Centre Nowruz Gala Auction, San Francisco, 2014 | All that glistens, Robin B Gallery, Chicago, 2013 SELECTED PRESS S e l e c t e d f e a t u r e d a r t i s t i n T h e S t a t e o f A r t , A r t i s t b o o k Vo l I I , L i s b o n , 2 0 1 4 SAHAND HESAMIYAN B. 1977 EDUCATION B . A . o f S c u l p t u r e , T e h r a n U n i v e r s i t y , 2 0 0 7 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS K h a l v a t , T h e T h i r d L i n e , D u b a i , 2014 | Sulook, The Third Line, Dubai, 2013 | Memory L i v e s o n , A u n G a l l e r y , T e h r a n , 2 0 1 1 | D o Yo u S e e M e ! , Av e G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 8 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS C u l t u r e o f P e a c e , L a j e v a r d i C o l l e c t i o n , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 5 | T h e L a n g u a g e o f H u m a n C o n sciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2014 | The Blue Route, Musee National Adrien Duboche Limoges, Limoges, France, 2014 | Art for Peace, Mohsen Gall e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 4 | T h e B l u e R o u t e , V i l l a E m p a i n , B r u s sels, Belgium, 2013 | Summer Exhibition, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2013 | Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Dubai, 2013 | Summer Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2012 | Group Exhibition, organized by Belgian Ambassador t o I r a n , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 2 | U n d o n e , M o h s e n G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2011 | My Super Hero, simultaneously in Morono Kian G a l l e r y , L o s A n g e l e s a n d A a r a n A r t G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 1 | S e l f d o m , H a f t s a m e r G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 1 | T h e F o u r t h Ye a r , M o h s e n G a l l e r y , T e h r a n , 2 0 1 0 | T h r e e G e n e r a t i o n s o f I r a n i a n S c u l p t o r s , F r a v a h r A r t G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 0 | I r a n d i v e r s o : B l a c k o r W h i t e ? , Ve R S O G a l l e r y , Tu r i n , 2 0 1 0 AWARDS T h e 1 s t w i n n e r o f t h e P a d i d e h C o n t e m p o r a r y Sculpture Symposium | Finalist for the Magic of Persia C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t P r i z e | 1 s t p r i z e o f t h e 1 s t Te h r a n S t e e l S c u l p t u r e S y m p o s i u m | 3 r d p r i z e o f t h e 1 s t Te h r a n International Sculpture Symposium | 1st prize of the Faj r e N o o r E x h i b i t i o n | N o m i n e e f o r t h e B i e n n i a l Te m P r i z e of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial | Winner of the Municipality Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial MUBARIK JAFERY B.1975

SARVIN HAGHIGHI EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts / Spanish literature, Azad University of Foreign Languages, Tehran, Iran SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Selected artist for the juried 2015 London Biennale, London, 2015 | Magic of Persia Auction Gala Benefit, Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE, 2015 | BEMIS Spring art Show, Seattle, 2014 | Flower Power group Exhibit - Robin B Gallery, Chicago, 2014 | Fractured yet rising, Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, 2014 | The juried competition for Agora Gallery, NY, 2014 | 9th Annual emerging artist Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, 2014

Mubarik Jafery was born and raised in the UAE. After studying in Miami and San Francisco he returned to Dubai and founded Ink, a brand identity firm. Mubarik has privately been producing art works that demonstrate his engagement with contemporary culture. He had a solo show during Art Dubai at FN gallery in the art district of Dubai Al Serkal Avenue. SELECTED COLLECTIONS B a r j e e l A r t F o u n d a t i o n | B a s e l D a l l o u l Collections | Al Shamsi Collection

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Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran, 2007 | The Second International Poster Biennial of the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran, 2006 | The Art Festival (Implemented by Faber-Castell Company), Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2006

EDUCATION Master of Handicrafts, 1973 | Kermansah University of Fine Arts, Iran SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Parallax, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014 | On Foreign Land, Mikkeli Art Museum, 2014 | On Foreign Land, Kerava Art Museum, 2014 | Delights of Life, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, 2014 | God Knows He Is Naked, Jokigalleria, Eura, 2014 | Northern Souls, Space Station 65, London, UK, 2014 | Port Izmir 3, Izmir Triennale, Izmir, Turkey, 2014 | Fabrications, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014 | Garden of Undocumented, Villa Arttu, Hyvinkää , 2013 | liquid Cities & Temporary Identities, Finland, Espoo, 2013, On Whiteness, Gallery Villa Arttu, 2013 | Space For Freedom, The world of Tango Festival, Tampere, 2013 | Land in Situ, Näkymä , Environmental Art Exhibition in Akaa, 2013 | Koti-ikävä , Jokigalleria, Eura, 2013 | Reality Bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012 | Fittja Open, Fittja Konsthallen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012 | Takes on Memory and Flight-Paths, August Gallery, Helsinki, 2012 | Urban Festival, Zagreb Croatia, 2012 | Art is so Gay, Forum Boz, Helsinki | On Freedom, Finnish Museum of Photography, 2012 | Takeaway 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, Egypt, 2010 | Porin juhalviikot, Galleria 3h+k, Pori, 2010 | Kettupäivät, Helsinki 2010 | Nordisk Film Festival, Fredrikshavn, Denmark, 2009 | Finland in Full Colour, Kööpenhamina, Denmark, 2009 | Alternative Art, Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2008 | Bolzano Short Film Festival, Bolzano, Italy, 2008 | Northern Vision, Belfast Community TV, UK 2008 | Trunk 07, Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden, 2007 COLLECTIONS Helsinki City Art Museum | Lönnström Art Musuem | Tampere Hospital | Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art FATMA LOOTAH EDUCATION Verona based artist studied Fine Arts in Baghdad Art Academy and at the American University SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS in Italy, Verona, Milano, Modena, Brescia, Carpi and Europe such as Paris, Monaco, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Paris. She has also exhibited in Middle Eastern countries such as Morocco, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE. MANI MEHRZAD EDUCATION M.A.Graphic Design, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, 2006 | B.A. Restoration and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, Baahonar University, Kerman, Iran, 2004 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2004 GROUP EXHIBITIONS The Sixth Tehran International Illustration Biennial, Tehran, Iran, 2012 | Art Center Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2009 | The Third Youth Arts Festival, 178

ARDESHIR MOHASSESS B.1938 EDUCATION B.A. Political Science and Law, Tehran University, Tehran 1962 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Retrospective, Ardeshir Mohasses: Art and Satire in Iran, Asia Society Museum, New York 2008 | Homa Art Gallery, Tehran 2008 and 2007 | Persian Arts Foundation, Los Angeles 1986 | Iran-America Society, 1973 | Sayhoun Gallery, Tehran 1969 | Qandriz Gallery, Tehran 1967 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS International Biennial of Illustrations, Tokyo 1986 | Politics and Arts: Ten Years of Graphic Commentary 1970 -1980, American Institute for Graphic Arts, New York 1980 | Darisi Gallery, Shiraz 1976 | drawings from The New York Times shown in a group exhibition, Musée du Louvre, Paris 1974 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris 1971 ALI MOUSAVI B. 1977 EDUCATION M.A. in Fine Art & Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston University, London, 2011-2013 | MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory, CRMEP, Kingston University, London, 2011-2013 | Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory, CRMEP, Kingston University, London, 2011-2013 | BA in Fine Art, Plymouth University, Plymouth, 2007-2010 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Group Exhibition at Salsali Private Museum, organized by Magic of Persia, March 2012, Dubai, 2012 | Student group exhibition at Exeter Castle, Exeter, 2010 | Student group exhibition at John Gandy’s, Exeter, 2009 |Collaboration project with Ruth Gidely, commissioned by New Internationalist Magazine, 2009 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Solo exhibition, Exeter Picture House Cinema, commissioned by RSG for refugee week, Exeter, 2010 | Solo exhibition, Exeter Phoenix Art Gallery, Exeter, 2010 | Solo exhibition, Picture House Cinema, commissioned by Refugee support group, Exeter, 2009 | Solo exhibition, Exeter Central library, Exeter, 2008 | Solo exhibition, Documentary Photographs commissioned by Refugee Support Group, Devon, 2006 | Solo exhibition, Torrington Art Gallery, Devon, 2006 | Solo exhibition, Exeter College, Exeter, 2005 PUBLICATIONS The winner of Black & White Photography Magazine’s competition, 2009 | New Internationalist Magazine photo essay, 2009 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 NICKY NODJOUMI B. 1942 EDUCATION M.F.A., City College of New York, NY, 1974 | B.A., Tehran University of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS The Accident, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2014 | Chasing the Butterfly and Other Recent Paintings, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY, 2013 | Educating the Horse, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, UAE, 2010 | Invitation to Change Your Metaphor , Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, 2010 | The Formulaic Nature of Appearances , Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY, 2009 | Triumph of Tradition , Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY, 2006 | Interactive Game , Thom Andriola/New Gallery, Houston, TX, 2005 | Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2005 | Private Agenda, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY, 2004 | Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2004 | Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, 2003 | Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York, NY, 2001 | Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, 1999 | Studio 24, New York, NY, 1997 | Artists Space, New York, NY, 1993 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art , The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2014 | Untitled Miami, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY, 2014 | Abu Dhabi Art, Taymour Grahne Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014 | Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014 | Iran Modern, Asia Society, New York, NY, 2013 | Nowrouz 1392, Artspace, London, UK, 2013 | IMAGE/CLOT, curated by Dan Mills, Zolla/Liberman Gallery, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2012 | The Young Collectors Exhibition, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY | The Mask and the Mirror, curated by Shirin Neshat, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2011 | Tale Spinning, curated by Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME, 2011 COLLECTIONS British Museum, London, UK | Depaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago | Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE | Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY NASSER PALANGI B. 1957 EDUCATION PHD candidate, in the filed of photo media, Sydney College of the Arts, 2010 | March M.A. in painting, Tehran University, 1988 | B.A. in Visual Arts, Tehran University, 1984 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Nostalgia Photo Media Middle East Gallery, Tehran, 2011 | Persia now, Lost identity series, photo media, Pardis Melat Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 | 20 years of artists works review, Photo-collage and painting, Isfahan Contemporary Museum, Isfahan, 2008 | Iranian History of

ERIC PARNES B. 1979 EDUCATION M.A. Arts, New York University, New York, 2002 SOLO EXHIBITIONS The Walter’s Art Museum “Gérôme’s Helmet”, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014 | Ayyam Gallery “Custodian of Vacancy”, Dubai, UAE, 2013 | Sharjah, Islamic Art Festival “Neo Orientalism TM”, Sharjah, 2012 | Maraya Art Center, “Neo Orientalism “Sharjah, UAE, 2012 | Katara Cultural Village, “ I Dream of Jeannie: I See Demons”, Doha, Qatar, 2012 GROUP EXHIBITIONS American University Katzen Museum, “Duchamp@100”, Washington DC, 2014 | Watermill Art Center “Summer Benefit Auction”/ featured artist, Watermill, New York, 2014 | Tolhuistuin “Fight History”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 | “IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art”, Moscow, Russia, 2014 | Tolhuistuin “The End of History”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014 | The Window “Contemporary Art and Geopolitics”, Paris, France, 2014 | Watermill Art Center “Winter Benefit Auction”, New York, New York, 2014 | JAMM Contemporary Art Auction, Kuwait, Kuwait City, 2014 | Ayyam Gallery Young Collectors Auction, Dubai, UAE, 2014 | Watermill Art Center “Summer Benefit Auction”, Watermill, New York, 2014 | JAMM, Kuwait City, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 2014 | JAMM Contemporary Art Auction, Kuwait, Kuwait City, November DNA, Doha, Qatar, 2012 LEILA PAZOOKI B. 1977 EDUCATION M.A. Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, 2009 | MA in Sculpture, KHB, Weissensee Kunst Hochschoule, Berlin, 2007 | MA in New Media, Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, 2002 | B.A. in Painting, State University of Arts, Tehran, 2000 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Magical Thoughts, Laggeng Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, 2012 | Untitled, Gallery Ernst Hilger, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, 2011 | Fair Trade, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, 2011 | Two Minute Photo, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 | Pixel Diary, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, 2006 | Photocollage, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, 2004 | Hydromania, Silkroad Gallery, Tehran, 2003 | Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1998 | Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1996 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Summer Selects, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2013 | The Space Between: Contemporary perspectives on tradition and society, Middle East Centre for the Arts (MECA), Jersey City, 2013 | Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Roaming Images, Thessaloniki, 2012 | The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM Museum, Berlin, 2012 | Westend, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, 2012 | Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, 2012 | New Positions, Participant Finalist, Art Cologne, Cologne, 2012 | See the Light, Louis Vuitton Boutique, Hong Kong, 2011 | Illumination, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2010 | Bild Texte, Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna, 2010 | One Year, Gallery Christian Hosp, Berlin, 2010 | Photo Ablum, The Archivist’s Impatience, The LOFT, Mumbai, 2010 | The Augmented Flaws, Kunstagenten Gallery, Berlin, 2009 | Promise of Loss, Ernst Hillger Gallery, Vienna, 2009 | Iran Inside Out, The Chelsea Art Museum, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2009 | Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Centre for Art, San Francisco, 2008 COLLECTIONS Devi Art Foundation, India | Nadour Collection, Germany | Langgeng Art Foundation, Indonesia | Boghossian Foundation, Belgium | Farook Collection, Traffic Art Centre, United Arab Emirates | Salsali Private Museum, United Arab Emirates

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NATASHA RIBOUD B.1986

EDCUATION Tehran University-Faculty of Fine Arts | Visual Communications, Masters of Arts, 2009

Photography became my passion when I discovered film almost ten years ago. I use traditional black and white processes to develop and print my photographs in my darkroom; however, I love experimenting with many photographic mediums and techniques that have passed their time, while I use digital for my color work.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS Calligraphy Painting Solo Exhibition, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Calligraphy Painting Solo Exhibition”, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 | This is my song ..., Calligraphy Painting Solo Exhibition, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Visual Arts Group Exhibition, Art Center, Tehran, 2014 | ALTERNATIVE CALLIGRAPHY 3, Calligraphy Group Exhibition, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Calligraphy Group Exhibition & Workshop, Nicolas Flamel Art Gallery, Paris, 2013 | Visual Arts Group Exhibition, Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 | Visual Arts Group Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, 2013 | Visual Arts Group Exhibition, Art Center, Tehran, 2013 | Painting Group Exhibition, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran, 2013 | | The Beauty of Calligraphy, the Calligraphy Group Exhibition, Pro Art Gallery, Dubai, 2012 AWARDS First award at the 22th National College Student Festival (The section of Typography), Tehran, 2007 | Second award at National College Student Festival (The section of Calligraphy Painting), Tehran, 2006 | First award at “Falaq”, National College Student Festival (The section of Poster), Tehran, 2006 |Third award at the 21th National College Student Festival (The section of Poster), Tehran, 2006 | First award at the 13th International Festival and Exhibition of Quran (The section of Calligraphy Painting), Tehran, 2005 | Third award at National College Student Festival (Graphics Knowledge), Sari-Iran, 1999 | First award at the First National Festival of Graphics, Tehran, 1997 SHADI REZAEI B. 1986 EDUCATION M.F.A Fine Arts, UAL, Chelsea College of Art, London, 2014 | B.F.A, Graphic Design, University of Art, Tehran, Iran SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Office Session III, 140 artists, London, 2014 | Art for Youth London 2014, Royal College of Arts, London, 2014 | Without Border, Persbook Art’s Continual Exhibitions, SIN Gallery, Project: Untold Things, Tehran, 2011 | The first Persbook Art’s Continual Online Exhibitions, 2010 | The Shadows, khane-ye-Honarmandan-e Iran The House of Iranian Artists, Tehran, 2009 | Image of the year, Iranian Artist`s Forum, Tehran, 2008 |Twenty six minus two, University Of Art, Tehran, 2008 AWARDS AND HONORS Winner of London Reach prize/ Art for youth London, 2014 | Shortlisted of Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013 London, UK (Project: Persian Story), 2013 | One of the four selected, nominated by BBC Art & Culture recording program for Royal Academy summer Exhibition. London, UK (Project: I am not I, Nor am I), 2012 | Shortlisted of Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012 London, UK (Project: I am not I, Nor am I), 2012 | Winner of the First Persbook Art’s Continual Exhibitions (Edward Lucie-Smith) Tehran, 2010 PUBLICATION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY “Arabesque 2: Art and Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia” -Book, Published in Dublin, 2011 | “TALK” Iranian E-magazine of visual arts, 2010 | “The body-Nothing Else” Online study exploring how women artists approach their body as subject as it changes through different circumstances, 2010 | Editorial report, Mediterraneaonline E-magazine (the “Untold things” Project review), 2009

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I am a mother of two and live in Brooklyn with my family. BEHNAM SADIGHI B. 1979 EDUCATION B A i n P h o t o g r a p h y , F a c u l t y o f F i n e A r t , U n i v e r s i t y o f Te h r a n , 2 0 0 8 SOLO EXHIBITIONS T h e r e m i n d e r , T h e S h o w R o o m G a l l e r y , L o n d o n , 2 0 1 4 H o l i d a y s , S i l k R o a d G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 3 | E k b a t a n , W e s t o f Te h r a n , F a r y a d G a l l e r y , K e r m a n , 2 0 1 1 | E k b a t a n , W e s t o f Te h r a n , G a l l e r y o f H o z e H o n a r i , S h i r a z , 2 0 1 0 | E k b a t a n , W e s t o f Te h r a n , G a l l e r y o f H o z e H o n a r i G u i l a n , R a s h t , 2 0 1 0 | E k b a t a n , W e s t o f Te h r a n , A r i a G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 9 | L i f e i n B a m , I r a n i a n A r t i s t F o r u m G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2004 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS P a r i s P h o t o , S i l k R o a d G a l l e r y , 2 0 1 4 | Silk Road, Mils Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2014 | The Other and Me, Sharjah Art Museum, 2014 |, Magic of Persia C o n t e m p o r a r y A r t P r i z e S h o r t l i s t E x h i b i t i o n s , E F T To w e r s , Dubai, 2013 | Art takes Times Square, Billboard Presentat i o n , N e w Yo r k , 2 0 1 2 | P r e s e n c e , A r i a G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 1 | National Museum of Fine Art, Bishkek, 2011 | Mohsen G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 0 | P h o t o g r a p h y a n d I n s t a l l a t i o n , B o o m e r a n g A r t G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 1 0 | P o r t r a i t i n P h o t o g r a p h y and Painting, Molaeian Galler y, Babol, 2008 | Self Portrait of Photographers, Gallery of Iranian Photographers Centre, Te h r a n , 2 0 0 7 | N o w r o u z , L a l e h G a l l e r y , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 6 SELECTED AWARDS 1 s t P r i z e , 4 t h M a s h h a d N a t i o n a l P h o t o F e s tival, 2012 | 1st Prize, 2nd Hamrahan Festival, Rasht, 2011 | 1st Prize, 3rd Photo Festival of Islamic Azad University, 2 0 1 0 | 2 n d P r i z e , F e s t i v a l o f I r a n i a n Yo u n g C i n e m a S o c i e t y , O r o u m i e h , 2 0 0 9 | 3 r d P r i z e , F i r o u z e h F e s t i v a l , Ta b r i z , 2 0 0 8 | 2 n d P r i z e , B l a c k a n d W h i t e F e s t i v a l , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 8 | 3 r d P r i z e , F o r B e t t e r L i f e F e s t i v a l , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 7 | 1 s t P r i z e , Te h r a n ’s F i l m a n d P h o t o F e s t i v a l o f S t u d e n t s , 2 0 0 7 | 1 s t P r i z e , E n v i r o n m e n t C o n t e s t , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 7 | 2 n d P r i z e , H e a l t h P h o to Contest, 2007 | 3rd Prize, Documentary Photo Contest of Iran, Isfahan, 2007 | Honourable Mention, Kaveh Golestan Press Photo Contest, 2006 | 3rd Prize, Annual Photo Contest, Rasht, 2006 | 1st Prize, Abrang Festival, Mashhad, 2 0 0 5 | 1 s t P r i z e , P a l m s o f H o p e F e s t i v a l , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 4 | 2 n d P r i z e , F e s t i v a l o f I r a n i a n Yo u n g C i n e m a S o c i e t y , Q a z v i n , 2003 | 2nd Prize, Annual Photo Contest of Iran, Rasht, 2003 | 1 s t P r i z e , H u m o u r F e s t i v a l o f H o z e y e H o n a r i , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 3 | 1 s t P r i z e , G h a s e d a k H a v e S o u k h t e h , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 2 | 1 s t P r i z e , O u r C i t y P h o t o C o n t e s t , Te h r a n , 2 0 0 2


MAMALI SHAFAHI B. 1982 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Broken SD, Video installation, Dastan Basement Gallery, Tehran, 2014 | Daddy Sperm, video installation, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, 2013 | Occidental icons, painting exhibition, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, 2012 | Wonderland (2,500 years celebration), Video Installation, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, France, 2010 | Mamali and his doves in art?! Installation, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2009 | Blonde descending a staircase. Video performance, “Urban Jalousie” biennial, Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, Germany, 2008 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Only for export, Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014 | Dixit, Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, 2013 | Iranian arts now, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, 2012 | Good city for dreamers, Nicolas Silin Galerie, Cruator and exhibitor, 2011 | Carte Blanche, With his multiple reflections he feels secure, Art Video Film Festival, Cannes, France, 2011 | I. U. (Heart). The Third Line, Dubai. Curator and exhibitor, 2010 | “Collection Dubai.” SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands, showing 60 collages from the Wonderland series, 2009 | Ashura, Aaran gallery, Tehran, 2009 | Everybody needs a show, Photographic installation, “Lion under the Rainbow,” Athens, Greece, 2008 PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS BROWNBOOK magazine, No.92, “I.U.Heart”, Pp 87, 2010 | Artasiapacific magazine, No.71, “I.U.Heart”, Pp 133, 2010 | Time out magazine, I.U.Heart”, Pp 23, 2010 | “Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art,” by Hossein Amirsadeghi. Thames & Hudson. 2009 | Mother Magazine, No.5, Spring, “Mamali needs a show”, Pp. 120-121, 2008 | Highlight Magazine, No.34, May, “Lion under the rainbow”, Pp.88-91, 2008 OTHER Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize: nominee 2011 | Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize: nominee, 2009 | “Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution,” conference at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Invited as guest speaker on “Art and the representation of masculinity.” 2009 | UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists 2009: winner, 2008 REZA SHAFAHI B. 1940. He started drawing in 2012 as part of a long-term art project, Daddy Sperm, by his son Mamali Shafahi. The idea was for father and son to work on identical subjects and show them side-by-side in the Daddy Sperm exhibition in Paris. Since then, Reza Shafahi has continued drawing from his own imagination and with his own inspiration. SANDRA SHASHOU EDUCATION B.A. in Painting, City and Guilds London Art School, Kennington Park Road, London, 2005 | BETEC in Painting Kensington and Chelsea Art School, 2001 | Foundation Degree Slade, UCL, 1999 | Design Degree Chelsea Art School, 1980 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Gggalery, Solo Show, Blenheim Crescent, London, 2012 | Solo show at Studio, Primrose Hill, London, 2011 | Solo show Magdalena Kruszenwska show space, Belgravia, London, 2010 | Solo show, Robert Sandelson Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London, 2009

GROUP EXHIBITIONS Art Basel Miami, Dillon Gallery, Miami, 2014 | International arts and antiques fair at The Armoury, 643 Park Ave, New York, 2014 | Gold show, Dillon Gallery, New York, 2014 | Group show “ Found Objects” at Woolf Gallery, London, 2014 | Art Southampton, The Hamptons NY, Dillon Gallery, NY, 2014 | Group Show, Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, bfami , London, 2013 | | Rio de Janeiro Group show, Leite Barbosa Gallery, 35 Rua do Mercado, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 2012 | The European Arzebajan Society, International art exhibition in Baku, 2010 | Christies St James, bfami , London, 2010 | Elephant Parade, Elephant Family, London, 2010 | Sex sale at Phillips de Pury, 9 Howick Place, London, 2010 | Opera Gallery, In the Mood for Love, London, 2008 | Mall Gallery, London, 2008 | The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, Sieff Gallery, London, 2008 |Phillips de Pury, 9 Howick Place, London, 2008 | Hammerson plc, London, 2008 | Art London with Sieff Gallery, Chelsea’s Royal Hospital Gardens, London, 2007 | Climate Change, group show, London, 2007 | Sieff Gallery and Ramsey Prints, London, 2007 | Royal College, group show, Kensington Gore, London, 2007 | Group show at the Truman Brewery, London, 2006 | Group show with Vanessa Suchar, London, 2005 | Graduate Show at City and Guilds London Art School, 2005 AWARDS AND PRIZES The Laszlo Foundation Prize for Portraiture, 2005 | Laurent Perrier Graduation prize for best painter, 2005 PARVIZ TANAVOLI B. 1937 EDUCATION Brera Academy of Milan, 1959 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Poet in Love’, Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 2011 | Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2009 | Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2006 | Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003 | Rudolf Mangisch Galerie, Zurich, 1989 | Hirschberg Galerie, Cologne, 1988 | Galerie am Rosenberg, Graz, 1988 | Bessim Gallery, Vienna, 1986 | Galleria Greminger, Genoa, 1980 | Aachen Neue Galerie/Samlung Ludwig, Aachen, 1978 | Zand Gallery, Tehran, 1978 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Art Dubai, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery stand, Dubai, 2009 | Art Paris, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery stand, Abu-Dhabi Routes, 2008 | Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London Word into Art, British Museum, Dubai, 2008 | International Financial Center, Dubai, 2008 | British Museum, London, 2006 | Persian Garden (installation), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004 | Armenian National Museum, Yerevan, 2004 | Iranian Contemporary Art, Christie’s, London Picturing Iran: Art, Society and Revolution, 2002 | Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 2002 | Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Center, London, 2001 | Continental Shift, Aachen, Maastricht, Heerlen, and Liege, 2000 | 7th International Shoebox Sculpture, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, 2000 COLLECTIONS Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (Wien Samlung Ludwig Museum Moderner Kunst), Austria | Forum Ludwig, Aachen, Germany | Royal Museum of Jordan, Jordan |Isfahan City Center Mellat Park, Tehran Sculpture Garden of Khaneh-ye Honarmandan (The Artists’ Home), Tehran Shiraz University Campus Mellat Park, Iran |The City Theater, Tehran Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran | Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea | International Financial Center (DIFC), Dubai Qatar National Museum, Doha | British Museum, London Noor Foundation, London | Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Museum of Modern Art, New York | Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York St. John University, Collegeville, Minnesota | University Art Museum, Iowa Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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AKNOWLEDGMENTS Abshar Restaurant

Roseline D’Souza

Michael Jeha

Seyed Azin Roshan

Masoud Akhavanjam

Henry Dallal

Shirin Jourabi

Seyed Hassan Roshan

Amir Nasser Akhlaghi Fard

Hashem Damaski

Dzamil Kamangar

Siavash Sabba

Alexander Grey Gallery

Debut Contemporary Gallery

Michael-Henry Krayem

Behnam Sadighi

Sara Ameri

Isabelle de La Bruyère

Leila Heller Gallery

Nikoo Saffari

Hossein Amirsadeghi

Dusit Thani Hotel

Fatma Lootah

Sheikha Salmeen

Nazenin Ansari

Hossein Edalatkhah

Mani Mehrzad

Ramin Salsali

Nazgol Ansarinia

Maryam Eisler

Michael Michael

Babu Sathar

Hisham Aqeel

Shirin Elghanayan

Hengameh Moammeri

Shahram Shabpareh

Art Dubai

Roya Elghanian

Saghar Moayeri

Mamali Shafahi

Parul Arya

Walid El Masri

Arsalan Mohammad

Reza Shafahi

Pooya Aryanpour

Delfina Entrecanales

Mondo Hospitality

Sandra Shashou

Alireza Astaneh

Camelia Esmaili

Fereshte Moosavi

Praveen Sivanath

Kambiz Atabai

Lalla Essaydi

Colin Morris

Ali Sobati

Massi Atabay

Ian Fairservice

Morris Associates

Asal Sobati

Abol Atighetchi

Habib Farajabadi

Motivate Publishing

Sheerin Sobati

Fereydoun Ave

Amir Farhad

Ali Mousavi

Vajihe Soleymani

Dr. Ardeshir Babaknia

Firouz Farmanfarmaian

Sharareh Naghibi

Noor Soussi

Mahmoud Bakhshi

Mahya Fatemi

HE Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan

Parviz Tanavoli

Ali Bakhtiar

Farnaz Fazaipour

HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahayan

Taymour Grahne Gallery

Ali Bakhtiar Designs

Galerie Nicolas Silin

Steven Naifeh

Alexandra Terry

Ali Bakhtiari

Kourosh Golnari

Fariba Namaki

Third Line Gallery

Sara Bagherpanah

Bastien Gonzalez

Mansour Namaki

Vivel Patisserie

Mohamad Bahabadi

Green Art Gallery

Nicky Nodjoumi

Behzad Behnam

Sarvin Haghighi

Saghi Oushal

Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

Nasser Palangi

Ahmad Boroumand

Sahand Hesamiyan

Eric Parnes

Mohammad Bozorgi

Valerie Hess

Leila Pazooki

Ladan Broujerdi

Paul Hewitt

Pico International

Julien-Vincent Brunie

Kashya Hildebrand

Elisabetta Pisu

Aaron Cezar

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INDEX ABBOOKNESS MASOUD AKHAVANJAM AMIR NASSER AKHLAGHI FARD NAZGOL ANSARINIA SIAH ARMAJANI POOYA ARYANPOUR ALIREZA ASTANEH ABOL ATIGHETCHI FEREYDOUN AVE SARA BAGHERPANAH MOHAMAD BAHABADI MAHMOUD BAKHSHI BEHZAD BEHNAM SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR MOHAMMAD BOZORGI LADAN BROUJERDI HENRY DALLAL HOSSEIN EDALATKHAH WALID EL MASRI LALLA ESSAYDI HABIB FARAJABADI AMIR FARHAD FIROUZ FARMANFARMAIAN 184

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LOT #

110 72 85 19 79 71 20 41 107 105 42 & 82 45 34 102 37 33 67 89 57 62 101 86 55

47 28 34 1 31 27 2 12 45 44 13 & 33 14 9 43 10 8 25 36 20 23 42 35 19


KOUROSH GOLNARI SARVIN HAGHIGHI SAHAND HESAMIYAN MUBARIK JAFERY DZAMIL KAMANGAR FATMA LOOTAH MANI MEHRZAD ARDESHIR MOHASSESS ALI MOUSAVI STEVEN NAIFEH NICKY NODJOUMI NASSER PALANGI ERIC PARNES LEILA PAZOOKI BABAK RASHVAND SHADI REZAEI NATASHA RIBOUD BEHNAM SADIGHI MAMALI SHAFAHI REZA SHAFAHI SANDRA SHASHOU PARVIZ TANAVOLI

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LOT #

52 27 24 95 90-93 64 81 76 49 28 75 96 98 31 38 68 61 58 50 46 23 108

18 5 4 39 37 & 38 24 32 30 16 6 29 40 41 7 11 26 22 21 17 15 3 46

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TRUSTEES Sara Ameri Shirley Elghanian Shirin Elghanayan Asal Sobati Vajihe Soleymani

COMMITTEE Shirley Elghanian I Chief Executive Alexandra Terry I Art Director & Curator Fereshte Moosavi I Art Director Sharareh Naghibi I Bookeeper / Treasurer Thoraya Bartwi I Volunteer Noor Soussi I Intern Elisabetta Pisu I Intern

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