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About Us Over the past 13 years Magic of Persia Foundation has operated on the cutting edge of Iranian art, carving a path for artists to present their work to an international audience. Through various programmes the charity has created a platform for Iranian artists living inside and outside of Iran to have their voices heard through the universal language of art. mop has established numerous projects in partnership with world-class institutions in the uk, uae, usa, and Iran. Through the dynamism and expertise of mop’s team, projects are delivered to a diverse audience. By establishing trust amongst a global community, mop is a trailblazer that has launched an international platform for Iranian art and patronage. Various programmes and events complement our annual Art Auction Galas, which are the main source of Magic of Persia’s fundraising gestures.

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ongoing projects and Beneficiaries The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (mop cap) A global search for the next generation of Iranian visual artists

Publication Grants Sponsoring artist books and research-based publications

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

A nonprofit organisation in New York dedicated to re-imagining education for the youth.

Art Residencies

Alireza Pahlavi Foundation Ancient Iran Studies at Harvard University

A platform for young Iranian artists at the Delfina Foundation in London

Offering future generations of young Iranians the opportunity to attend Harvard University.

Art Exhibitions

Monaco Department of Education, Youth and Sport

Showcasing contemporary Iranian art in conjunction with various programmes in Dubai, London, Los Angeles, and Tehran

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

Curate Archive An online residency for international curators

Scholarships And Grants in Higher Education At the Royal College of Art, London Film School, and Goldsmiths University in London

On the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day concert by Kids United

The Process A peep into the mind of a struggling writer, a film by Monkeys in Donkey Outfits Ltd.

La Fondation Princesse Grace Founded in 1964 by Princess Grace, the Foundation annually contributes considerable help to humanitarian projects which benefit children and also helps students through cultural projects.


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

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sara ameri Nina ansary Ali Bakhtiar bakhtiar design Sassan and Marie Behnam-Bakhtiar Joobin Bekhrad reorient Nima Behnoud nimany Sebastien Besson armand de brignac champaigne Isabelle de l a bruyere Kamil Davaripour kamil art gallery Hugh Edmeades christie’s Serge Ethuin hotel metropole fairmont Bastien Gonzalez rÉvÉrence de bastien Caroline Jelmoni kamil art gallery Samira Jourabchi Dina Nasser-Khadivi Colin Morris morris associates Patti Rubin Siamak Salek gerard senehi the experimentalist Flora and paul Tesei stan tompchin anna wall ace-thompson

and all those who wish to remain anonymous


magic of persia foundation would like to acknowledge the support of the artists, collectors, galleries and organisations without whom this event would not be possible.

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A Worldwide Search for the Next Generation of Contemporary Iranian Artists

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mop cap 2015 shortlist exhibition, Dubai


A Worldwide Search for the Next Generation of Contemporary Iranian Artists

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mop cap 2015 ďŹ nalist exhibition, London


Curate Archive is an online residency programme open to artists/curators/cultural practitioners across the globe, which offers an opportunity to work with the mop cap Artist Directory. This online archive includes thousands of artworks submitted to the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (mop cap) by hundreds of emerging Iranian artists since 2008. This collection cultivates a thoughtprovoking range of art in various mediums. mopcap.com/curate-archive Current & Previous Residents: Where are they now? May–August 2017 Shirin Fathi Pour la petite histoire   January–April 2017   Michela Alessandrini The Future of Iranian Theatre  September–December 2016  Zoya Sardashti  Dear XXX  January–April 2016  You Mi  Archiving the online witness  September–December 2015  Sevie Tsampalla The Current Express  May–August 2015  Mika Savela #archiveseries  January–April 2015  Marianna Orlotti 


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Sell with Christie’s

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© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART

CHARLES-HOSSEIN ZENDEROUDI (B. 1937) SAIEE CETAREHA, 1962 ink, natural pigments and acrylic on canvas laid down on panel 42 ⅛ x 35 ½ in. (107 x 90 cm.) Estimate: US$200,000–250,000 Sold for: US$391,500 Dubai, 18 March 2017

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auctioneer: Auctioneer: hugh edmeades

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Hugh took his first auction for Christie’s in 1984 and has since conducted 2,400 more, selling some 300,000 lots for a total sum of £2.3 billion. He has sold 258 lots in excess of £1 million. The highlight of his career in the rostrum came in Hong Kong in November 2014 when he sold a 15th Century Chinese Imperial embroidered silk Thangka for HK$348 million (£28.9 million), the world record for any Chinese work of art sold by an international auction house. Hugh is a much sought after auctioneer for high profi le national and international charity auctions and throughout his career has conducted over 700 sales raising in excess of £83 million for numerous charitable causes. His charity work has taken him around the world, including Bahrain, Chandigarh, Moscow, New Delhi, Paris, New York, Geneva, Monaco, Dubai, Beirut, Zurich, Doha, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Casablanca. In 2005, he was chosen to conduct the BBC’s inaugural televised celebrity auction in aid of Children in Need. In 2008, he conducted the auction for Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Gala in London, selling the eight lots for a total of £4.3 million. Hugh joined Christie’s in 1978 as a furniture specialist. In 1984, he became Head of the Furniture Department at Christie’s South Kensington. In 1990, Hugh became Director of Specialist Departments and then after three years as Deputy Chairman, he was appointed Chairman of Christie’s South Kensington in 1999. In 2006 Hugh was appointed Christie’s International Auctioneer.


the auction


Contributing Artists Rasoul Akbarlou

Fereydoon Omidi

Pooya Aryanpour

Yari Ostovany

Fereydoun Ave

HM Farah Pahlavi

Keyvan Azad

Farnaz Rabiejah

Niloufar Banisadr

Maryam Rastghalam

Behzad Behnam

Saeed Ravanbakhsh

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar

Ali Razavi

Henry Dallal

Shadi Rezaei

Morteza Darebaghi

Hossein Rezvani

Shiva Eini

Katayoun Rouhi

Firouz FarmanFarmaian

Yashar Samimi Mofakham

Ghalamdar

Marjane Satrapi

Dzamil Kamangar

Maryam Shirinlou

Shokoufeh Malekkiani

Koorosh Shishegaran

Manou Marzban

Shaghayegh Shojaian

Ali Nassir

Farah Soltani

Nicky Nodjoumi

Parviz Tanavoli

Jason Noushin


part one: affordable art auction Affordable


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rasoul akbarlou Untitled 2014 Mixed media on canvas 125 × 125 cm courtesy of Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Starting Bid € 3,500

Rasoul Akbarlou (born 1985 in Khoy, Iranian Azerbaijan) received his BA in painting from Shahed University, followed by an MA in the same field from Tehran University of Art. He also completed a diploma at the Society of Calligraphy in Tehran. Akbarlou’s unique visual language incorporates Persian script into visually powerful compositions. Letters are broken up and rearranged in colour and space, harnessing the power of the alphabet to convey emotions through abstract shapes that emerge from the canvas and connect with the viewer. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Tehran, including Shirin Gallery, Imam Ali Museum, Homa Art Gallery and the Visual Art Festival for Young Artists, of which he was a winner

in 2010. His solo exhibitions include Painting and Calligraphy Work at Mah Art Gallery and Atbin Art Gallery in Tehran.

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Keyvan Azad Gymnasium 2015 Laser cut and acrylic on wood 120 × 70 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,000

Keyvan Azad (born 1971 in Tehran, Iran) received his mfa in painting from the Islamic Azad University in Tehran in 1997. From the early 2000s onwards, he has since participated in numerous group exhibitions in Tehran, most recently at Haft Samar Gallery, 2016; Zhinous Gallery, 2015; Banafshe Gallery, 2011 and Assar Art Gallery, 2010. Azad is also an accomplished musician who has written scores for film and musical performances, as well as a documentary filmmaker. His film Abass was chosen as the selected film of the Fajr Music Festival in Tehran in 2013 and his film Darakeh won the One Take Film award at the Tehran Street Festival in 2004. Informed by his broad background and intimate relationship with the various

elements in his experience of graphics, film, music and painting, his work combines the ancient geometrical forms prevalent in tile work within what he deems a chaotic contemporary world. “The complex geometry of traditional tilework starts from simple shapes and patterns; creating a peaceful sense of unity by duplicating and expanding these elements.”

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Niloufar Banisadr Voiles Aux Vents No 1 2012 Inkjet printing on Baryta paper 78 × 110 cm Edition 6/10 +2 EA courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,700

Niloufar Banisadr (born 1973 in Tehran, Iran) has been living and working in Paris since 2003. She holds a ba in photography from Azad University, Tehran, as well as a ba in cinema and an ma in visual arts from Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg. She also has a diploma in professional photography from Spéos, the Paris-London photographic institute. Banisadr’s controversial series of self portraits, Freud, reflects her background and life, focusing on the duality of East and West. The collection Voiles aux Vents (or Sexy Window) is a series of images of her curtains, shot naturally from the outside, displaying some of the artist’s exploratory work with fabrics. Her latest work, My Journeys, is a superimposition of the Freud series that focuses on her journey through Europe and the usa. Banisadr’s work can be found in the collections of institutions including the mam, Rio de Janeiro and the Cooper Cafritz-Duke Ellington Foundation in Washington and have been exhibited at De Mesdag Collectie, and the Van Gogh

Museum in the Netherlands. Her work has also been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Iran, France, the uae, uk and us, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and Turkey. “Most of my art is narrative. Only recently have things become more abstract. My themes are a part of the story of my life, but I am sure that my story and those feelings around my experiences are familiar to many other Iranian women.”

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Shiva Eini Identity 2014 Acrylic, chalk and collage 40 × 30 cm each courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,500

Shiva Eini (born 1984 in Iran) received her certificate in painting from Varounej University in Russia and a ba in painting from Elm-o-Farhand in Tehran. She has participated in a number of exhibitions at galleries across Iran, including Fereshteh Gallery, Shirin Gallery, Mojdeh Gallery and Aria Gallery (all in Tehran), as well as several group exhibitions in countries such as the uae, Italy and the uk. She began painting at a young age, with her first experience as a child on the walls of her kindergarten, a work she called Ant War. Eini’s work has always been an exploration of her identity and an effort to try and answer some of the questions that so heavily weigh on the human mind regarding our purpose and existence.

Magic of persia is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Shiva. Our heartfelt condolences go to her family and friends.

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Ghal amdar Sin Without God 2017 Ink and spray paint on coffee coated paper 59 × 91 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,800

Ghalamdar (born 1994 in Tehran, Iran) currently lives and works in Rotherham, England and is undertaking a ba in Fine Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University. His name, in Farsi, is literally translated as ’the writer’. Growing up in Tehran, Ghalamdar sought to break the monotony of the grey walls that surrounded him, and began leaving his mark on the city’s surfaces, infusing them with colour and pattern. Looking to the Saqqakhaneh movement of the 1960s and 70s for inspiration, his style draws together Shi’i iconography, graffiti work, calligraphy and the delicate brush painting of Iranian miniatures (Negar-Gari). However, he avoids the strict rules and preparation rituals of the craft in favour of abstraction, moving beyond traditional calligraphic practice to create works that interlock the aesthetics of both the traditional

form, and ’wild style’ graffiti in an amalgamation of two cultures. Commonly, Ghalamdar creates deconstructions of Iranian folklore stories, legends, talismans, superstitions and Iranian culture and tradition as a whole. He takes a critical look at Iranian contemporary identity, particularly within the frame of post-modern philosophy, making his art a personal investigation through Iranian art and history. Recent exhibitions include The Ocean Can Be Yours, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2017; Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran, Coulter Art Gallery, Stanford, 2016; Magic of Persia Contemporary Iranian Art exhibition, Los Angeles, 2016; and Mine Pop-Up Show XIV, The Mine Gallery, Dubai 2016.

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Manou Marzban Qajar Streak Seven Shahs 2017 Acrylic on canvas 60 × 80 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,500

Manou Marzban (born 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a created using acrylics with broad strokes (usually delivered Swiss-born Iranian-American artist, known for his use of with a spatula) in an approach called ’streaking’ that infuses psychedelic colours and strong narratives. He studied film and his paintings with immense energy and movement. He has design in the US before embarking on a career as a technology had exhibitions in Berlin, Cannes, Nice, Paris, Monte Carlo, theorist in Europe. He first exhibited work in 2011, however, Baltimore, Geneva and Stockholm, and his paintings have after a visit to Berlin in 2012, he was inspired by the street-art been auctioned globally. that decorates the city, and since then has gained a steady following in Europe, the Middle East and the us. Marzban is “The Qajar period was fascinating, with kings who were unique in how they looked as well as how they ruled. The paintings influenced by history, cinema and popular culture, and he likes from that period are usually quite dark and heavy. So these to think of his art as ’entertainment’. His work is infused with kings with their majestic hats and unique features were not symbols and references to history and his Qajar series, Qaj that much fun to look at. I wanted to lighten up the past and Streaks and Qaj Mayas, follow in that tradition, employing a combination of bright colors and exaggerated cartoon- make these images more vibrant and contemporary. I wanted to make them fun.” like reiterations of Persian Qajar kings (’Shahs’). This series is

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Ali Nassir Reflexion 2011 Mixed media on paper Diameter 75 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,000

Ali Nassir (born 1951 in Tehran, Iran) studied fine arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin from 1978 – 83 and from 1991–2004. He taught different levels at Hochschule der Künste, Sommerakademie, Paderborn and Technische Fachhochschule in Berlin and was a visiting professor at Tehran and Azad Universities in Tehran in 2005. His first period of work began with a poetic depiction of objects and the human figure, but this gradually developed into a work that was no longer about portraying a world and the objects within it, but rather, about the discovery of other spaces and their position and relationships with each other. He does not attempt to imitate the structural systems of Iranian painting, instead

working in a direct comparison with, and using the influences of, Western art. This practice engages the artist with artistic possibilities, allowing perspectives that are both unfamiliar and close. In this manner and with hidden layers in his enigmatic works, Nassir investigates human issues on a variety of levels. He has achieved a unique style, and the content of each of his works is connected to the subject of another work and in this way, a chain of works is created whose purpose is to examine the human condition. He has exhibited in various countries worldwide, including Iran, Germany, Poland, the uae, Sweden and Japan with his latest exhibitions held at O Gallery in Tehran and Khak Gallery in Dubai.

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Maryam Rastghal am Cypresses 2016 Ink and collage on handmade paper 78 × 98 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,500

Maryam Rastghalam (born 1981 in Esfahan, Iran) studied graphic design at the Art and Architectural Azad University, Tehran. She moved to Florence, Italy to continue her studies, and, after graduating with a degree in decoration moved to Milan where she received an ma in visual art from the Milan Fine Arts Academy, Academia delle belle arti di Brera. Inspired by the depths of her dreams and nightmares, her fears and doubts, hopes and worries, myths, Persian miniatures and architecture, nature and objects, she combines these influences to create multilayered works that speak both to her Iranian heritage and her experiences of living abroad in Europe. Rastghalam’s illustrations and paintings combine a

variety of media, including watercolour, ink and collage. She currently lives and works in Milan. “In these series of the works cypresses, anthropomorphic figures are a combination of the figures and the Cypresses in Persian miniatures. cypresses are seeking for a new garden or territory of peace, solidarity and prosperity.”

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Ali Razavi Untitled 2015 Fluorescent acrylic and marker on canvas 100 × 100 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,500

Ali Razavi (born 1977 in Tehran, Iran) studied mechanics in Iran. His interest in graffiti and graphic design led to 18 years of practice in the field. Recent group exhibitions have included Salvation Gaza, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran; Takhti, Shirin Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran and Ahvaz; Experience, Panjereh Gallery, Tehran and Happy Days, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris (all 2014). “The spontaneous formation of the simple and banal details, used to attain an attractive result, is what I am looking for.”

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Katayoun Rouhi Vers Le Non Où 2012 Oil on canvas 146 × 97 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,500

Katayoun Rouhi (born 1965 in Shiraz, Iran) received her degree in painting from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 1991 and received a doctorate degree in 2003 in Aesthetics and Sciences of Art from the Sorbonne. Her practice focuses on the essence of poetry, combining its aural qualities with a unique pictorial quality. Rouhi is concerned with the poësis of painting, its very beginning and searches for the essential link between poetry and representation. An effort to create a singular being in each of her paintings is achieved through the memories imbued in the work and the intricate and playful details that fill her works, drawing the viewer ever closer and revealing only gradually its true being. Rouhi has exhibited widely across the Middle East and Europe, and her works can be seen in the collections of the Polychronopoulos Foundation, Athens and the Méshkinfam Foundation and Museum, Shiraz, among others.

“I make out a singular being in my paintings. This singularity is achieved through memory, a kind of game where the image gradually appears. It comes into existence by the way it is made, thanks to the closeness of the viewer. This is part of a series of work around Na Koja Abad.”

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Yashar Samimi Mofakham Paperball 2010 Silkscreen on plexiglass mounted on board 138 × 138 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,500

Yashar Samimi Mofakham (born 1979 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian artist and curator who began his professional career as a painter and printmaker in 1999. He has since held several solo and two-person shows in Iran, Armenia and Dubai and participated in more than 40 group shows nationally and internationally. In 2011, he embarked on a career as a contemporary art curator and ever since, he has curated several shows, working with international galleries, institutions and museums. In 2008 with his partner, Tarlan Rafiee, he founded Bread & Salt Curatorial Project and ka:v Editions, a publisher devoted to contemporary and modern limited editions, creating prints and multiples by renowned Iranian artists. Yashar’s own works are part of several public and private collections around the world including the British Museum.

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Farah Soltani Banana 2015 Acrylic on canvas 180 × 220 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 2,500

Farah Soltani (born 1986 in Tehran, Iran) completed a degree in graphic design at the Saba Technical and Professional School before moving to Dubai to pursue a ba in studio art at The American University in Dubai. Her practice explores representations of the human body as well as an expressive exploration of an ’Easternised’ style of Pop art. Following her studies, she partook in several group exhibitions in Dubai, before she returned to Tehran, where she held her first solo exhibition at the Ariana Gallery. This exhibition featured a highly acclaimed performance titled Bubble Gum Reading by Mohamad Rahmanian, a performance inspired by a sense of nostalgia, history and storytelling wrapped in Soltani’s portrayals of bubble gum wrappings in her paintings.

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part two: art auction


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HM Farah Pahl avi Sud Marocain 2011 Lithograph 100 × 72 cm Edition 1/10 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,500

In accordance to Her Majesty‘s wishes 75 per cent of the proceeds from the auction of this work will be donated to the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Foundation for Ancient Iranian Studies at Harvard University. hm Farah Pahlavi began drawing while studying at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris. Inspired by the pictures taken by hh Prince Reza Pahlavi, some of which were published in 1986 in Crépuscules, Photographies Reza Pahlavi, hm created a series of paintings. These limited edition lithographs of the paintings have been created in the remembrance of Prince Alireza Pahlavi.

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Henry Dall al Gulf Winds ii 2010 Archival C-Print 102 × 152 cm Edition 2/6 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 4,000

London-based photographer Henry Dallal (born 1955 in Tehran, Iran) was given his first camera, a box brownie, by his father at the age of nine, during an outing in the mountains of Iran. His mother taught him how to ride a horse when he was a child, sparking a lifelong interest in the companionship between man and horse. Combining this love of travel, adventure and the world of horses, Dallal journeys to remote areas to portray the splendour of rarely seen landscapes—his diverse subjects ranging from the nomadic tribes of the Turkaman Steppes to the Household Cavalry in Knightsbridge. He has self-published a number of coffee-table books and also contributed to numerous other publications, including Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky. Dallal’s work has been exhibited worldwide and featured in publications internationally. He has been honoured with commissions to photograph Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other senior world figures. A fellow of

the Royal Geographical Society and Alpine Club Member, he is also a board member of the Hamdan International Photography Award (hipa) based in Dubai. His non-digital photography has been exhibited in Blenheim Palace; Kensington Palace; Naples Museum of Art, Florida; Royal Geographical Society; Smithsonian Institution; Balmoral Castle, and Windsor Castle. In addition to his photography, Dallal is also the passionate founder of Addressing Climate Change, In Focus, a photography competition for the youth of the world which has been exhibited during cop21 in Paris and cop22 in Marrakech in partnership with National Geographic and the Lucie Foundation. He published The World Came To Paris commemorating the famous 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 70 | 71


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HM Farah Pahl avi Moyen Atalas Vessant Saharien Maroc 2011 Lithograph 100 × 72 cm Edition 1/10 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 3,500

In accordance to Her Majesty‘s wishes 75 per cent of the proceeds from the auction of this work will be donated to the Prince Alireza Pahlavi Foundation for Ancient Iranian Studies at Harvard University. Founded by Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, the Foundation is a memorial to her beloved son Alireza Pahlavi, a man who experienced the best and worst of Iran and whose life was animated by an enduring love for the land of his fathers. In keeping with this ongoing spirit, the Foundation will offer future generations of young Iranians the opportunity to attend Harvard University and, with commitment and pride,

transform the ancient history of their country into a vibrant and living testament for the modern world. All money raised by the Foundation, with the exception of nominal and essential expenses, such as external auditing costs, will be donated to Harvard University. www.alirezapahlavifoundation.org

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Marjane Satrapi Persepolis 2017 Giclee print on paper 70 × 70 cm each Unique editions courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 15,000

Marjane Satrapi (born 1969 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian artist and writer. She grew up in Tehran before moving to Austria when she was 14 years old to escape the war. She returned later to study at the Beaux Arts of Tehran before moving to Paris where she now lives and works. Her highly acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, was first published in 2000 and depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. A second book, Persepolis 2.0 was published in 2001, depicting a later part of Satrapi’s story. Originally published in French, her books have been translated into several languages including English. Her original comic boards have been exhibited extensively at venues like the MoMA, the gallery of Artludik and Beaubourg.

In 2007, her graphic memoirs were turned into a FrenchIranian animated film, which was co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Marjane’s other films Poulet aux Prunes, and the Voices have also won numerous prizes. Marjane also writes children’s books and participates in musical projects, conferences and film and painting projects. These prints are a unique edition, created specially for Magic in Monaco 2017.

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Shadi Rezaei I am not “I” nor am I #5 2015 Acrylic, hand stitching & C-print on canvas 120 × 90 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 4,500

Shadi Rezaei (born 1986, in Tehran, Iran) is a London-based interdisciplinary artist. She received her ba in graphic design from the University of Art in Tehran in 2009 and her ma Fine Arts from ual, Chelsea College of Arts and Design in London in 2017. Her passion for the visual arts comprises an exploration of the relationships between tradition and contemporary art and her own eidetic memory. A wide range of themes, such as power, gender, animalism/humanity, oddity/beauty and identity, are depicted in her work. Rezaei’s journey of examination and exploration is carried out through various creative media and the use of unconventional materials, which enable her to create and question metaphoric expressions

of the untold. Her subjects are often invited to play a part in the creation of the work, and a combination of photography, performance, dance, painting and the use of video creates work that is truly multidimensional. Rezaei’s works have been exhibited in several group exhibitions and auctions in the uk, the us and the uae, as well as having been presented in panels and publications. Her next solo exhibition 245° Of Freedom, will be held at grk Gallery, Paris, 2017.

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Jason Noushin We Are Not Interested In Your Machine! 2017 Oil, shellac, ink, turmeric and comic book leaves on linen 122 × 122 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 4,000

Jason Noushin (born 1969, in the uk) grew up in Tehran, Paris and London, and currently resides in Connecticut. He works in a multitude of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance art. He explores the temporal frameworks of bicultural identity through a wide-ranging lexicon of socio/geo-political references. Noushin is an inveterate experimenter who decontextualises imagery and meaning with organic and synthetic materials to assemble narratives that strike a universal chord. Recent exhibitions include The Ocean Can Be Yours, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2017; Image of Self, Courtyard, uae, 2017; context Art Miami, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2016, and

Between Invitation and Intrusion: A Conversation in Form, Rogue Space, New York, 2015 to name a few. “This painting is a part of a series which incorporates comic book leaves from books and periodicals I used to collect as a child in Tehran. I transcribe the English text into Persian calligraphy, creating an abstraction of the two languages, Farsi and English, the tongues of my dual homelands, in effect creating a new language.”

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Shokoufeh Malekkiani Magic of Words ( ) 2011 Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Monet canvas 100 × 150 c m Edition 2/4 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 10,000

Shokoufeh Malekkiani (born 1977 in Tehran, Iran) is an award-winning Iranian photographer, lawyer, philanthropist and humanitarian activist who has dedicated her career and life to overcoming hunger, which she strongly believes is the root of numerous societal problems. As such, she uses art and photography to draw attention to themes and issues of common concern that would otherwise go unnoticed. Shokoufeh’s great determination has helped her win many national and international awards and underscore her dedication to the underprivileged. In addition, her work was chosen to be included in the Oscars gift bag for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011, and was dedicated to the United Nations World Food Programme. Malekkiani has been the recipient of notable awards, such as second place in the Canadian Association for Photographic Art’s 2006 Annual

Digital Competition, as well as other accolades in the us, the uk and Belgium, to name a few. Malekkiani was included as a representative of Iran in the Fourth Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography at the Berlin Foto Biennale 2016. She has recently also been a Finalist for the Eighth Julia Margaret Cameron Award, also 2016, at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards in Europe with Honourable Mention at the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards in the us. Her works have appeared in magazines around the world, and she was a spotlight artist in ARTisSpectrum magazine in New York 2014. Malekkiani has been serving as the Honourable Artistic Consultant of the United Nations World Food Programme since 2009.

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Koorosh Shishegaran Cedars 2017 Acrylic on cardboard 100 × 70 cm each courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 20,000

Koorosh Shishegaran (born 1944 in Qazvin, Iran) graduated from the Tehran Fine Art High School, before entering the Faculty of Decorative Arts where he received his ba in interior decoration in 1974. His oeuvre encompasses a wide range of experimentation on different media and with a range of approaches. Works before 1981 could be classified into different series, including Mass Production Works, 1973 – 74; Appropriation of Works of Great Artists, 1974–76; Postal Art, 1976; Art+Art, 1976–77; and two periods in collaboration with his brothers, Behzad and Esmail, Art for Production, 1977– 78 and Political Social Posters, 1978–81. Since 1983 he has concentrated more on painting and drawing with his familiar feature, Khat-Khaty (lines, doodles and scribbles). Throughout these years, aside from developing his painting style and participating in many group exhibitions, both inside and

outside Iran, he has created other series of works, such as War Drawings, 1990, Photographic Works, 2006, and Self Portraits, 2008. Shishegaran’s last solo exhibition was in London, 2012 and a review on some of his paintings in Tehran, 2015. Group exhibitions have taken place at the Barbican Centre in London and the Beijing Biennial, amongst others.

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Koorosh Shishegaran Vase 1997 Acrylic on cardboard 49 × 33.5 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 10,000

Koorosh Shishegaran (born 1944 in Qazvin, Iran) graduated from the Tehran Fine Art High School, before entering the Faculty of Decorative Arts where he received his ba in interior decoration in 1974. This is a small but gorgeous acrylic on cardboard piece created in 1997. Few such pieces by Shishegaran are available on the market. These delicate drawing-like artworks bring to light the creative process in the mind of the artist and specially clarify the distinctions of his style and his so-called ’modern calligraphy’ by providing a better insight into their spontaneous nature.

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Maryam Shirinlou Sought Him With One Thousand Hands 2007 Mixed media on canvas 180 × 120 c m courtesy of Maryam Eisler

Starting Bid € 15,000

Maryam Shirinlou (born 1966 in Tehran, Iran) received her ba in art in 1990 from the California State University Northridge. She returned to Iran shortly afterwards to work primarily with calligraphic forms, inspired by Persian mysticism. Her paintings and mixed media collages are often eloquent reflections on human spirituality, an attempt to try and capture the indefinable through the use of imagination and form. Her use of mixed media allows for multitudes of layer, texture and meaning, which emerge through her distinct use of collage and figurative and calligraphic shapes. Shirinlou has exhibited in Iran and internationally, including Yan-Huang Gallery in Beijing, Mah Gallery in Tehran and Blanche Gallery in Belgium.

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Morteza Darehbaghi Life 2008 Mixed media on canvas 130 × 130 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 5,000

Morteza Darehbaghi (born 1969 in Tehran, Iran) received his diploma from the Plastic Arts School, Tehran, in 1991 and went on to study at Azad University, where he received a ba in art in 1995. Darebaghi’s works contain geometrical configurations and a unique use of colour and light to create atmospheric representations of ancient eras. A search for the past serves as the unconscious drive behind his work and reveals a yearning for the past traditions and ancient civilizations that were responsible for the emergence of the motifs and elements in his works, including fretwork, figures in Persian painting and geometry, and an artistic practice deeply rooted in dreams and visions. Darebaghi has held numerous solo exhibitions

internationally, including at the Etemad Gallery, 2009; the Niavaran Cultural Center, 2007 (both Tehran); Hermitage Gallery, Washington, dc, 2005 and Rica Gallery, Stockholm, 2004. He has also participated in various group exhibitions in Iran, Italy, the uae, uk and us. His awards include first place at the Third Islam World Biennial, Tehran, and the Fourth Biennial of Painting, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, ( both 2004).

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Behzad Behnam Laissons l’avenir, laissons nos chagrins fous 2017 Acrylic on canvas 110 × 110 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 10,000

Behzad Behnam (born 1945 in Tehran, Iran) was educated in history and political science at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Tehran University. He developed his passion for art during his studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels. Having gained status as a professional painter across Europe (in Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Germany), Behzad is recognised for his original style of oriental fauvism. While successfully managing his own art gallery for over decade in Paris, he has also worked as a professor of arts for adults and children. He has held numerous exhibitions of his work internationally in Zurich, Geneva, London and Dubai. In 2003, Behzad founded an art group for young painters, sculptors and

photographers widely known as L’ecole de Murat in Cantal, Auvergne where he now has his permanent residence. In 2003, he finished a long period of studies of Persian calligraphy and miniature painting which enabled him to develop his signature style of ’Painting Poetry’ as of 2011. He is regularly invited to conferences across Europe and he has internationally dedicated himself to the origins and interpretation of Persian arts, focused on the history of miniature paintings.

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fereydoun ave Persian Miniatures Series 2, 2006 Mixed media collage on paper 126 × 90 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 15,000

Fereydoun Ave (born 1945 in Tehran, Iran) studied theatre arts at Arizona State University before continuing to study film at New York University in 1969. He is currently based between Tehran and Paris. With a career spanning four decades, Ave is one of the most important figures to emerge from the first generation of contemporary Iranian artists in the 1970s. Ave’s work is represented in various collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; British Museum, London and Lloyds Bank, Geneva. His work often explores complex conceptions of Iranian masculinity and

cultural psyche, employing poignant imagery assembled in visually acute pairings to create profound visual puzzles, decipherable through the deep reckoning of associations and histories.

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Yari Ostovany Simorgh Descending ii 2015 Oil on canvas 190 × 170 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 12,000

Yari Ostovany (born 1962 in Iran) moved to the us at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in art first at the University of Nevada, Reno and then at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he received his mfa in 1995. Ostovany has exhibited extensively in the us and internationally, and is the recipient of the Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, the Craig Sheppard Memorial Grant and the Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at venues including the Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Vorres Gallery in San Francisco, and Aria Gallery in Tehran. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut; Pasargad Bank Museum in Tehran, Iran; the University of Nevada, Reno Art Department and he is represented by Foundation Behnam Bakhtiar in France, Artscoops in Lebanon,

Gregory Mansfield Artist’s Agency in Chicago, Brave Art Consulting in Santa Fe and Art Represent, Emergeast, and Ideal Art in London uk. Ostovany currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. “The Conference Of The Birds series is a deeply personal response to the Sufi fable of the same name by Faridud-din Attar, the 12th century Persian mystic. Attar’s verse focuses on a flock of birds who, in a time of chaos and darkness, decide they are in need of a king.”

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Farnaz Rabiejah Dedicated 2015 Bronze 62 × 43 × 12 cm Edition 1/3 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 5,000

Farnaz Rabiejah (born 1981 in Tehran, Iran) obtained a ba in biology at Tehran Azad University, followed by an ma in plant biology at Tehran Payam Nour University in 2007. While studying the sciences, Rabiejah also trained in the art of sculpting and ceramics with renowned Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, later becoming his assistant at the Mahe Mehr Institute in 2010. She was winner of the Best Guest Prize at the British Art Medal Society in 2012 and took part in the 10th Iranian Contemporary Ceramics Biennial, as well as the Sixth Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Biennial (both in 2011). Her recent solo exhibitions include The Spinning Plate, The MINE Gallery, Dubai, 2017 and Cardiac Cycle, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015. Group exhibitions include The Impact of Tangency, a two person show with Nastaran Safaie, The Mine Gallery, Dubai, 2017; Art in the Hand, curated by the British

Art Medal Society, Goldsmiths Centre, London, 2017; RTL: LTR / LTR: RTL, Contemporary Museum of Art, Esfahan, 2016 and Khayyam & Contemporary Art Exhibition, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2016. “No one can deny that love in our time is in a critical condition. In this series, Cardiac Cycles, I have tried to show the lack of love in contemporary life. Persian letters refer to a verbal communication that is emotionally charged and the heart is a symbol of both the origin and destination of love.”

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Pooya Aryanpour Transient 2014 Acrylic on canvas Diameter 170 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 14,000

Pooya Aryanpour (born 1971 in Tehran, Iran) received his diploma from the Plastic Arts School, Tehran, in 1993, and went on to study at Azad University in Tehran where he graduated with a ba and ma in painting in 1997 and 1999. He has held several solo exhibitions to date, at Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, 2016; Boom Gallery, Tehran, 2014; Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2010, to name a few. Aryanpour has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Iran, Turkey, Kuwait, China, Switzerland, France, the uk, uae and us. Aryanpour first started painting “as a means of escaping the mundane academic atmosphere of the educational system,” and his work is defined by the use of abstract forms inspired

by the rhythmic fluidity of calligraphy. They are often executed in opaque and translucent white and set against darker shades of red and black. His more recent work explores the rotation of fluid circular forms, which taper off into sharp edged points, and which the artist describes as “cutting objects”.

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Hossein Rezvani Rolling Tongues 2017 Hand-knotted carpet made in Esfahan Persian highland wool and pure natural silk 400,000 knots per sqm 200 × 150 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 10,000

Hossein Rezvani (born in 1976 in Hamburg, Germany) grew up in a family of carpet connoisseurs. The idea of the Persian rug as a cultural and artistic emblem interested Rezvani, and after completing his studies in business management, he embarked on a journey to realise his dreams of creating the perfect rug. In 2009, he sketched his first Persian rug collection and designed his first works, Tabriz and Bakhtiar. Driven by intuition and emotional attachment, the idea behind Rezvani’s designs combine tradition with modern design standards: He has created what he calls “the Persian rug of the 21st century.” His carpets are woven exclusively in Esfahan, at the heart of Persian carpet weaving and the designs of his rugs combine

classical patterns and ancient symbols with contemporary colour and designs. Rezvani’s desire is to create something new that lasts, a carpet that touches its owners emotionally in their homes. Original design by Iman Raad for Magic of Persia.

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Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar Stop, Show Me Your Soul Profile 2017 from the ’Souldiers’ series Oil and acrylic on canvas 130 × 233 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 10,000

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar (born 1984 in Paris, France) was dubbed the multitalented renaissance artist of his generation from Iran by the Huffington Post in 2014, and a man on a mission to inform the world of the true nature of Iran by Harper’s Bazaar Art in 2015. His work is the carrier of an essential understanding that drives him to speak of his subjects based on their physical and mental individualism, as well as their trace in history. He considers himself a citizen of the world without boundaries, and is driven by his belief that a truth can be communicated to the outside world via his signature artistic forms of expression. In doing so, he seeks to portray a different Iran to the one seen through the lens of

the media, a necessary alternative view. Bakhtiar has exhibited worldwide, including in Abu Dhabi, London, Los Angeles and New York. He is based in the South of France.

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Dzamil Kamangar The uae, Iran, and us Visa and Passport 2014–2015 Bead knitting above: 80 × 210 cm in total below: 50 × 132 cm in total courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 25,000

Dzamil Kamangar (born 1948 in Mariwan, Iran) is of Iranian Kurdish descent and has lived and worked in Helsinki since 1994. He received his ma in handicrafts from the Kermanshah University of Fine Arts in 1973. In his art he engages his own experiences as a refugee by using traditional Iranian handicraft techniques. He has collaborated with artist Kalle Hame since 1999, and as an artist duo they explore cultural interaction and the global movements of people and plants, delving into themes such as the spaces between art, design, handicraft and everyday objects and how they communicate the state of the world’s affairs and the people in it. His beadworks—made using a traditional Kurdish technique—marry together the

traditional and the modern. His series of beaded passports and visa documents in particular relate to countries with which the artist has held some connections and explore the production of counterfeit documents as a craft, one that is increasingly becoming a complicated one.

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Nicky Nodjoumi The Newcomer 2011-2013 Oil on canvas 152.4 × 132 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 40,000

Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi (born 1942 in Kermanshah, Iran), earned a ba from Tehran University of Fine Arts before relocating to the us in the late 1960s. There, he received his ma in Fine Arts from The City College of New York in 1974. Returning to Tehran to join the faculty of his alma mater, Nodjoumi joined his politically galvanised students in their criticism of the Shah’s regime, designing political posters inspired by the revolutionary spirit sweeping the country, only to be exiled once more in the aftermath of the revolution. This political engagement has continued to the present day. His nuanced figurative paintings engage in political discourse with a light, satirical touch, layering his personal heritage and

lived experiences in Iran and the us into scenes that resonate beyond specific historical contexts or geographical boundaries. Nodjoumi’s works are conceived of as theatrical stages, where compositions of figures both serious and ridiculous allude to collective experiences underpinned by socio-political struggles. Nodjoumi’s works are in several prominent institutional collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the British Museum, London, the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, and the National Museum of Cuba. In 2014, Nicky had a solo exhibition at the Cleveland Institute of Art titled The Accident. Nodjoumi is represented by Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York.

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Saeed Ravanbakhsh Untitled 2008 Mixed media on canvas 100 Ă— 100 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid â‚Ź 5,000

Saeed Ravanbakhsh (born 1966 in Iran) is a professor at the Tehran University of Art and manager of the Charsoo Culture, Art and Publication Centre in Tehran. He received his ba in painting at the Art University in Tehran in 1996, and his ma in graphic design in 2001. Alongside his teaching and managerial roles, he is an accomplished painter and multimedia artist whose works have been exhibited both at home in Iran and abroad. Exhibitions include the Fifth Biennale of Urban Sculpture, Tehran; Book as House, Aran Gallery, Tehran; Printmaking Exhibition, Urmazd Gallery, Tehran (all 2016) and Mohreh Sorkh, a performance at the Aran Gallery, 2015. His works are currently in the collection of the Tehran

Museum of Contemporary Art, the International Foundation, International Society Iranian Studies and the Eghtesad Novin Bank, all in Iran.

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Firouz Farman-Farmaian Price of Freedom (A tribute to Mandela) 2014 Acrylic, industrial paint and print on plastic canvas 150 × 110 c m courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 6,000

The work of Firouz Farman-Farmaian (born 1973 in Tehran, Iran), is informed by history and memory. His lifetime of living in exile in Paris, has profoundly influenced both his creative practice and character. “It is circumstance that ultimately shapes lives,” says the artist, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. As such, his compositions possess a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy. Rooted in Persian lore and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, Farman-Farmaian’s diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture.

The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. These in turn are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film and music. Recent exhibitions include the solo show RetroProjection at the Musee de Marrakech, and the Persian Colours Group Exhibit at Shirin Gallery New York (both 2016). The artist lives and works between Tarifa, Spain and Paris, France. “A tribute to all forms of struggle for freedom inspired by the passing of Nelson Mandela.”

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Fereydoon Omidi No Title 2010 Oil on canvas 150 × 130 × 5 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 7,000

Fereydoon Omidi (born 1967 in Roudbar, Iran) received a ba in painting from the Azad University, Tehran in 1993 and his ma in painting from the University of Art, Tehran five years later. His calligraphic works have been widely acclaimed for their luxurious form and texture. Working primarily with oil colour, his paintings are thick and rich in volume, engaging viewers in their attempt to decipher a combination of rhythmic repetition and spontaneous texture. Omidi uses a palette-knife to disfigure the letters he creates, transforming them from their original forms for depth and new meaning. His solo exhibitions include Flags at Opera Gallery, London, 2014; Calligraphy at Opera Gallery, Paris, 2013 and xva Gallery, Dubai, 2008. He

has participated in numerous group exhibitions at Total Art Gallery, Dubai, Ehsan Lajevardi Gallery, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, the Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2005 and the Cité des Arts, to name a few.

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Shaghayegh Shojaian Modigliani In Wonderland 2016 Acrylic on canvas 100 × 145 cm courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 4,000

Shaghayegh Shojaian (born 1978 in Tehran, Iran) completed her BA in painting at Azad University of Tehran. She also completed courses in art and architecture, but her studies left more to be desired and, following her ba, Shojaian decided to depart from education and pursue her passion for painting through experience alone. She has worked as a graphic designer for organisations such as the Agricultural Ministry in Iran, but has devoted her time since then to her work as a painter. She has exhibited at the Aaran Plus Gallery, the Vista Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014, The Ahvaz Musuem of Contemporary Art, 2013 and The Tirgan Festival, Toronto, 2013.

“I asked myself, if Modigliani was a female artist who lived in Iran and he had to show his works here, what would his paintings look like?”

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Parviz Tanavoli Exercise Writing 2016 Hand-coloured screenprint on paper 58 × 38.5 cm each Edition 25/35 courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid € 7,000

Parviz Tanavoli (born 1937 in Tehran, Iran) is a pioneering figure in contemporary Iranian art and one of the most significant Iranian artists of our time — renowned for his sculptures, paintings, scholarship, teaching and his unique collections of art and Iranian cultural artefacts. His iconic Heech sculptures, composed of three Persian characters in the nastaliq style, representing the word ’nothing’ have been become one of the most widely recognised works in Iranian art. He studied sculpture in Milan in the 1950s before teaching sculpting in Minneapolis in the early 1960s. He returned to Tehran shortly afterwards, where he became involved in the formation of the Saqqakhaneh School—an avant-garde

movement in the 1960s that drew from popular culture and symbolism to produce distinctly modern re-appropriations. His work has been auctioned by the world’s leading auction houses internationally and he has, over the last five decades, exhibited extensively in institutions such as the Tate Modern, the Barbican Centre, the British Museum in London as well as the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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In the early 1960s Parviz Tanavoli created a series of works on canvas, like a writing board, referring to those used in grade school to teach penmanship, and on top in elegant Nastaliq calligraphy wrote a line which he then repeated in dashed lines below. What made this work avant-garde at the time and set it apart was Tanavoli’s conceptual approach to the canvas. In his selection of the written line, Tanavoli cleverly placed the viewer in the same position he has had in society throughout childhood and adulthood: in Iranian society and socio-cultural history people have permanently been in the position of being advised. Based on the series mentioned above and using images from it, Tanavoli has created two collections of hand-coloured screen prints, reminiscent of the schoolbooks of his youth. The collections Manners and Exercise Writing display a

socio-political approach and are based on what he created over 50 years ago, like the writing boards given to children to teach them writing and manners through the repetition of phrases and poems. This work is a suit of ďŹ ve original hand-coloured screen prints on paper. All pieces are signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 35 and 5 Artist Proofs, Colophon, and CertiďŹ cate of Authenticity are also included in the portfolio.

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Artists’ rÉsumÉs


Rasoul Akbarlou

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 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Silk Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Contemporary Iranian Arts, Art London, 2007 Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2007 Mah Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Nar Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Sad Abad Gallery, Tehran, 2007 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Maah Gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Hoor Gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2006 F2 Gallery, Beijing, 2004 ¶ Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004 ¶ Columbia University, New York, 2004 ¶ 6th Painting Biennale, Tehran, 2004 Mimara Museum, Zagreb, 2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2003 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Painting of the Islamic World, Tehran, 2002 ¶ Don O’Melveny Gallery , Los Angeles, 2002 ¶ Meridian International Center, New York, 2002 ¶ 2nd Conceptual Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002 ¶ Exhibition to support Earthquake Survivors, Tehran, 2002 Drawing ,Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 ¶ The Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, 2000 ¶ 5th Biennale of Painting , Tehran, 2000 International Artexpo, New York, 2000

Born: 1985 Education: MA in Painting, Tehran Art University, Tehran, 2014 ¶ BA in Painting, Shahed University, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Diploma, Society of Calligraphy, Tehran, 2010 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Calligraphy & Painting, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 Painting, Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2009 ¶ Painting, Atbin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Drawing Exhibition, Khoy, 2007 Group Exhibitions: Summer Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Summer Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Art for Humanity, WFP Exhibition on the occasion of World Food Day, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, 2014 ¶ IBS Auction, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Painting, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 Drawing, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ 1st International Festival of Painting of Students, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Nas-le-No Festival, Tehran, 2008 ¶ 4th Visual Art Festival for Young Artists, Painting, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Negarestan Shahed Gallery, Tehran, 2008

Born: 1971 Education: MA in Painting, Azad University, Tehran, 1999 ¶ BA in Painting, Tehran, 1997 Solo Exhibitions: Under the Shell, Sofia Contemporary Gallery, London, 2016 ¶ Boom Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2010 Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 ¶ Aun Gallery, 2009 ¶ Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Serendipity Gallery, Göteborg , 2004 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 ¶ Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Barg Gallery, Tehran, 1994 Group Exhibitions: The Breaking of Silence, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Remembering Tomorrow, Magic of Persia Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center/jam Art Gallery, Tehran/Dubail, 2016 ¶ Sol Art Gallery, 2014 ¶ Seyhoun Gallery II, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Magic of Persia, Los Angeles, 2014 ¶ Mellat Gallery, Tehran, 2013 ¶ AB Gallery, Lucerne, 2013 ¶ Iranian Heritage Foundation, Charity Event, London, 2013 Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2013 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2013 ¶ Asar Gallery, Tehran, 2012 Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2010 Faravahar Gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ AB Gallery, Lucerne, 2010 Radical Gallery, Zurich, 2009

Awards: Winner, 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Painting of the Islamic World, Tehran, 2002 ¶ Winner, 5th Biennale for Painting, Tehran, 2000 Selected Collections: Collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran Collection of Dr. Farjam, Dubai ¶ Collection of Mr. Hashemnia, Tehran ¶ Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov, London ¶ UK Collection of Ibrahim Malamad, Tehran Feredydoun Ave

Pooya Aryanpour

Awards And Competition: Winner at 5th Visual Art Festival of Young Painters, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Selected to participate at Nasl-e-no Exhibition, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Selected to participate at International Visual Art Exhibition for Students, Tehran, 2010 2nd Prize, Visual Art Festival of Young Artists, Calligraphy, Tabriz, 2003

Born: 1945 Education: Film School, New York University, New York ¶ University of Seven Seas, Orange, California ¶ Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona Selected Solo Exhibitions: Souvenirs, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Postcards from Iranestan, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, 2015 ¶ References, Cues, and Favorite Things, Sam Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ The Warrior’s Rest, Ermion Technis, Kikladhas, 2014 ¶ The Sacred Elements: Wind, Rossi & Rossi, London, 2010 ¶ Rostam in the Dead of Winter, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2009 ¶ Lal Dahlias, B21 Gallery, Dubai, 2007 ¶ Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 1970-2007 Silk Road Gallery, Tehran ¶ Événement du Jeudi, Paris ¶ Sheikh Gallery, Tehran ¶ Omega Gallery, Athens ¶ 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran ¶ Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran ¶ Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris ¶ Zand Gallery, Tehran ¶ Litho Gallery, Tehran Iran-America Society Cultural Centre, Tehran Selected Group Exhibitions: ROOTS, Total Art, Dubai, 2014 ¶ The Everlasting Flame: 122 | 123


Publications: The Sacred Elements: Wind, Rossi & Rossi, London, 2010 Contemporary Art in the Middle East, Paul Sloman, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2009 ¶ Wrestling with History: Mystical and Masculine Fereydoun Ave, Art Asia Paci c 65, 2009 Canvas Magazine, Artist pro le, 2007 ¶ Gods Becoming Men, Edward Lucie-Smith, Edition Frissiras Museum, Athens, 2004 ¶ Erotica: The Fine Art of Sex, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hydra Publishing, New York, 2003 ¶ Art Tomorrow, Edward Lucie- Smith, Pierre Terrail Editions, Paris, 2002 ¶ Art Review Magazine, 2002 ¶ Iranian Contemporary Art, The Barbican, Booth-Clibborn Editions, , 2002 ¶ Regards Persans: Iran, Une Révolution Photographique, Michket Krifa, Fondation Électricité de France, Espace Electra, Editions des Musées de la Ville de Paris, 2001

Keyvan Azad

Collections: The British Museum, London ¶ La Caisse des Dépôt et Consignation, Paris ¶ Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran Lloyds Bank, Geneva ¶ Centre Georges Pompidou Collection, Paris ¶ Cy Twombly Foundation Born: 1979 Education: MFA in Painting, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, 1997 Group Exhibitions: Group Exhibition in memory of Iraj Zand Haft Samar Gallery, 2012,13,14,15,16 ¶ Group Exhibition Banafshe Gallery, 2011 Group Exhibition Asar Gallery, 2010 ¶ Group Exhibition Banafshe Gallery, 2009 ¶ Group Exhibition A.S.P Gallery, 2008 Group Exhibition Banafshe Gallery, 2007 ¶ Group Exhibition Haft Samar Gallery, 2006 ¶ Group Exhibition Arya Gallery, 2006 ¶ Group Exhibition Seyhoun Gallery, 2005 ¶ Group Exhibition Book City, Tehran, 2004

Solo Exhibitions: Portrait A.S.P. Gallery, 2002 ¶ Sculpture, Light and Painting Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Wooden Sculpture Book City, Tehran, 2004 Sculpture ¶ Light and Painting Banafshe Gallery, 2005 ¶ Performance Art Banafshe Gallery, 2005 ¶ Permanent Exhibition, Cultural Heritage Memorial, Book City, Tehran, 2001 to 2013 Documentary Films: Walking with pen, 2001 ¶ The shadows, 2002 ¶ Bam, 2003 Tajrish, 2003 ¶ Darakeh: Winner of One Take Films award at Tehran’s Streets Festival, 2004 ¶ My land, 2005 ¶ Song and Image, 2006 ¶ Goosfarsh, 2006 ¶ Jahleh, 2007 chosen as the selected film of Fajr Music Festival in Tehran, 2013 Safarnameh, 2014 Niloufar Banisadr

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, 2011 ¶ Inaugural Exhibition, Jamm Gallery, Shuwaikh, 2011 ¶ Roundabout: Face to Face, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2011 ¶ Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington ¶ 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, Tehran, 2010 ¶ The Contemporary Persian Scene: The American and European Experience, LTMH Gallery, New York, 2009 ¶ Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, 2005 ¶ Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens, 2005 ¶ Iran Under the Skin, Casa Asia, Barcelona, 2004 ¶ Iranian Contemporary Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2002 ¶ Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris, 2001 ¶ Iran Heritage Show, London ¶ Salon d’Automne de Paris, Paris ¶ Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran ¶ Zand Gallery, Tehran ¶ Hayden Gallery, Washington DC ¶ Basel International Art Fair, Basel

Born: 1973 Education: MA in Visual Arts, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg , 2004–2006 ¶ BA in Cinema and Audio-Visual Arts, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, 2002–2003 ¶ BA in Photography, Azad University, Tehran, 1995–2001 Solo Exhibitions: AIPAD New York, 2017 ¶ Yia art fair Maastricht, Belgium, 2017 Art 16, London, 2017 ¶ Art 16, Art Fair, London, 2016 ¶ Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, 2016 ¶ The Solo Project Basel, 2016 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, 2015 ¶ Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2014 ¶ Rétrospective 1998- 2013, 55 Bellechasse Gallery, Paris, 2013 ¶ Here... There..., Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ The Imprint, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2010 ¶ Empreinte, Spéos Gallery, Paris, 2010 ¶ Homage to Madeleine Riboulet, (Mme Banisadr), NegPos Gallery, Nîmes, 2007 ¶ History of Polish Chair, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2001 Group Exhibitions: Art Wynwood Miami, 2017 ¶ Art Capital, Grand Palais, Paris, 2017 ¶ London Art Fair, 2017 ¶ Palm Beach Art Miami, 2017 Scope Miami, 2016 ¶ Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, 2016 Art Fair Cologne, Cologne, 2016 ¶ YIA Art Fair, Paris, 2016 Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 2016 ¶ Opening 55Bellechass gallery outpost, Miami, 2016 ¶ Art New York, New York, 2016 ¶ Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, 2016 ¶ Art Wynwood, Miami, 2016 ¶ YIA art fair, Brussels, 2016 ¶ SCOPE New York, 2016 ¶ Art Palmbeach, Palm Beach, 2016 ¶ Context Miami, Art Fair, Miami, 2015 ¶ YIA, Art Fair, Paris, 2015 ¶ Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, 2015 ¶ Art Cologne, Cologne, 2015 ¶ Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen, 2015 ¶ Exposition collective, Musée Van Gogh (Mesdag collectie Den Haag), The Hague, 2015 ¶ Art Southampton, Southhampton, 2015 ¶ Scope Basel, Basel, 2015 ¶ Art Miami NY, New York, 2015 ¶ Art Wynwood, Miami, 2015 ¶ Scope Miami, Miami, FL, 2014 ¶ Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, 2014 ¶ Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014 ¶ Scope Basel, Basel, 2014 ¶ Cutlog NY, New York, 2014 ¶ Black & White, Gallery 55Bellechasse, Paris, 2014 SCOPE NY, New York, 2014 ¶ Art Wynwood, Miami, 2014 THE (UN)SCENE, New York, 2014 ¶ Valerie Saudan’s Gallery,


Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar

Megeve, 2013 ¶ Wynwood - during Art Basel - Miami, 2013 Festival Iran Eternel, Epi Plage, Ramatuelle, 2013 ¶ Summer exhibition on the French Riviera, 2013 ¶ Nouchine Gallery, Beaulieu, 2013 ¶ Tessellation Make Up, Istanbul, 2012 « L’empreinte », NegPos Gallery, Nîmes, 2012 ¶ La Quinzaine culturelle Iranienne, Strasbourg, 2011 ¶ Voice of vision, Spéos Gallery, Paris, 2009 ¶ Rencontre Arles, Photo Folio, Arles, 2009 ¶ Buenos Aires photo 07, Buenos Aires, 2007 ¶ Arténîm, Nîmes, 2007 ¶ Dress and nudity, Stimultania Gallery, Strasbourg, 2003 ¶ Ateliers Ouverts, Stimultania,Strasbourg, 2003 ¶ Exhibition Festival at Palais Universitaire, Strasbourg, 2003 ¶ City Photography Museum, Tehran, 2001 Contemporary Photographers, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2001 Exhibition organized by the Canadian Embassy in Tehran, 2000 for celebration of the International Women’s day ¶ Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 ¶ L’art dans le Monde, a Representation of Young Artists from Different Continents, Paris, 2000

Born: 1945 Education: Licensed In History, Political Science From The Université Libre De Bruxelles ¶ The Royal Academy Of Arts, Brussels Group Exhibitions: Bridge of Persia / Christie’s, Royal College Of Arts, London, 2013 ¶ Magical Nights, Exhibition Of Auction Highlights, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012 ¶ Magical Nights - Exhibition Of Auction Highlights, Dubai, 2010 ¶ Magic Of Persia / Christie’s: Magical Night Art Auction, Emirates Towers, Dubai, 2009 Magic Of Persia / Christie’s: Magical Nights In Dubai, Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2007 Solo Exhibitions: Maison De Mandrin, Brioude, 2017 ¶ Galerie Ecole De Murat, Murat, 2016 ¶ Galerie Ecole De Murat, Murat, 2015 ¶ ’Entre L’orient Et L’occident’ Salle Des Fetes - St Jean Cap Ferrat, Galerie Ecole De Murat - Dubai, 2013 ¶ Galerie Ecole De Murat - Murat, 2012 ¶ Galerie Ecole De Murat - Murat, 2011 Galerie Ecole De Murat, Murat, 2010 ¶ Mjc Gallerie, (Neuilly) Paris, 2008 ¶ Galerie Belles Pages, Murat, 2006 ¶ Maison D’auvergne, Paris, 2006 ¶ Maison D’auvergne, Paris, 2004 Maison D’auvergne, Paris, 2003 ¶ Galerie Msj De Neuilly, Paris, 1999 ¶ Galerie Du Grand Cerf - Paris, 1998 ¶ Galerie Du Grand Cerf, Paris, 1998 ¶ Galerie Mjc De Neuilly, Paris, 1996 ¶ Galerie Wulfingen, Suisse, 1994 ¶ Galerie Mathis, Suisse, 1992 ¶ Galerie Mathis, Suisse, 1990 ¶ Galerie Essence - Paris, 1989 ¶ Galerie 24, Paris, 1986 ¶ Galerie 24, Paris, 1984 ¶ Galerie Mjc, (Neuilly) Paris, 1984 ¶ Galerie Partovi, Tehran, 1976 ¶ Palais De Marbre, Tehran, 1975 ¶ Palais De Marbre, Tehran, 1974 ¶ Galerie Sullivan, Tehran, 1974

Selected Group Exhibitions: Artnet Contemporary Middle Eastern Art sale, 2017 ¶ Future and Memorey/ Memory and Future, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2016 ¶ MOP x Sotheby’s exhibition and auction, Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Emergeast Auction 3, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Blue Gold, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Royal College of Art, RCA Secret Dubai, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Remembering Tomorrow, JAMM Art, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Royal College of Art, Secret Dubai, Dubai, 2015 ¶ MOP Foundation Gala, Christie’s Auction, Dubai, 2015 ¶ Contemporary Day Sale, New York, 2014 ¶ MOP 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, 2014 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 2014 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, 2014 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 2014 Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 2014 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ Magic of Persia Bridge of Persia, Royal College of Art, London, 2013 ¶ Debut Contemporary Gallery, London, 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 Collections: Maselis Private Collection ¶ Ali Bakhtiar Private Collection Behnam Bakhtiar Collection ¶ Farhad Bakhtiar Private Collection

Henry Dallal

Behzad Behnam

Collections: The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (MAM) ¶ Private Foundation in Switzerland ¶ Peggy Cooper Cafritz Foundation, Washington ¶ Agnes GUND (PS1 & MOMA)

Born: 1984 Education: IUM Business School, International University of Monaco

Born: 1955 Publications: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Home Park Private, Windsor Castle 12-15 May 2016 ¶ When The World Met In Paris - on COP21 documenting the famous UNFCCC Paris Agreement in December 2015 ¶ Gold medal winner by IBPA in humanitarian and current events category, 2015 ¶ Addressing Climate Change—launched at the UN Climate Summit at UN General Assembly meeting. ¶ The Diamond Jubilee Pageant— The World came to Windsor ¶ Desert Pageantry — The Royal Cavalry of Oman commissioned by HM Sultan Qaboos Bin Said (Gold medal winner by Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York, May 2013 ¶ Horse Warriors—India’s 61st Cavalry awarded bronze medal for Best Coffee Table Book by Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York, 2009 ¶ Pageantry and Performance—The Household Cavalry Celebrated in Pictures. Exhibitions and presentations: Best of Britain Photo Exhibition, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 2016 ¶ Museum of the Horse Chantilly, 2015 ¶ Windsor Castle, Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 2012 ¶ Balmoral Castle, 2012 ¶ Smithsonian Institution, 2006 ¶ Blenheim Palace, Oxford, 2006 Naples Museum of Art, Florida, 2004 to 2005 ¶ Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, Florida, 2004 ¶ Kensington Palace, 1999 ¶ Windsor Castle, son et lumiere, 2003 ¶ Household Cavalry 124 | 125


Contemporary, 2003 A Spiritual Vision, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003 ¶ Abim Group Exhibition, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Abim Group Exhibition, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, 2003 2nd Islam World Biennial, Tehran, 2002 ¶ 2nd Conceptual Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002 ¶ Majlis Gallery, Dubai, 2002 ¶ Exhibition in aid of earthquake survivors, Tehran, 2002 Meridian International Center, Washington, DC, 2001 The 1st Conceptual Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001 ¶ The 5th biennial Painting Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000 ¶ Contemporary Iranian Artists, Riaz, 2000 Contemporary Iranian Artists, Yerevan, 2000 Contemporary Iranian Artists, Kyiv, 1999 ¶ Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 1999 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Exhibition in support of Hemophilic Patients, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Majlis Gallery, Dubai, 1998 ¶ Exhibition in support of children suffering from cancer, Tehran, 1997 ¶ The 4th biennial Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997 ¶ Charity Exhibition of Hemophilic Patients, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Art at Your Door Gallery, Las Vegas, 1996 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, 1995 ¶ 3rd biennial Iranian Painting Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1995 ¶ 2nd National Student Exhibition Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994 ¶ Keyhan Gallery, Tehran, 1994 ¶ 1st National Student Exhibition Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 ¶ 2nd biennial Painting Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, 1993 ¶ 2nd International flower and plant exhibition, Tehran, 1993 ¶ Persian Painting Exhibition Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990 ¶ Aftab Gallery, Tehran, 1988

Born: 1969 Education: Diploma, Plastic Arts School, Tehran, 1991 BA in Art, Azad University, Tehran, 1995 Exhibitions: Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2010 ¶ Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2009 Majlis Gallery, Dubai, 2007 ¶ Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Majlis Gallery, Dubai, 2005 ¶ Hermitage Gallery, Washington DC, 2005 ¶ Rica Gallery, Stockholm, 2004 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2004 ¶ CIte International the Art, Paris, 2004 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2002 ¶ Majlis Gallery, Dubai, 2001 ¶ Kavir Gallery, Rafsanjan, 2000 ¶ Asar Gallery, Tehran, 2000 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Classic Gallery, Esfahan, 1997 ¶ Khorshid Gallery, Tehran, 1997 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Classic Gallery, Esfahan, 1995 Naghshe-Jahan Gallery, Tehran, 1995 ¶ Classic Gallery, Esfahan, 1994 ¶ Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, 1994 ¶ Classic Gallery, Esfahan, 1993 ¶ Keyhan Gallery, Tehran, 1993 Awards: First Place, 3rd Islam World Biennial, Tehran, 2004 ¶ First Place, The 4th biennial Painting Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 ¶ First Place, 1st National Student Exhibition Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 ¶ First Place, 2nd International Flower and Plant Exhibition, Tehran, 1993 Group Exhibition: Art Fair, Abu Dhabi, 2011 ¶ Christie’s Auctions, Dubai, 2011 54th Biennial Venice, 2011 ¶ Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, 2011 Bonhams Auctions, Dubai, 2009 ¶ Cornette de saint CYR Auctions, Paris, 2009 ¶ Contemporary Iranian Artists, New York, 2009 ¶ Bonhams Auctions, Dubai, 2008 ¶ Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, 2009 ¶ Mall Gallery, London, 2008 Grand Hyatt, Dubai, 2008 ¶ 4th Islam World Biennial, Tehran, 2006 Exhibition of Video Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006 ¶ Exhibition of video Art, Rome, 2005 ¶ Exhibition of Iranian Garden, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004 ¶ 3rd Islam World Biennial, Tehran, 2004 ¶ The 6th biennial Painting Tehran Museum of

Shiva Eini

Morteza Darebaghi

Museum, Horse Guards London, Permanent display and exhibition of my photographs in the new museum ¶ Oman– Zubair Museum—major exhibition to complement launch of book on Oman ¶ Qatar, Doha, major exhibition to coincide with launch of the book Qatar, Sand, Sea, Sky ¶ Henry has been honoured with commissions to photograph Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, HRH Princess Royal, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Dubai. His non-digital photography has been exhibited in Blenheim Palace; Kensington Palace; Naples Museum of Art, Florida; Royal Geographical Society; Smithsonian Institution; Balmoral Castle, and Windsor Castle and Museum of the Horse, Chantilly, France and the Household Cavalry Museum in London. His work has been sold in galleries and auction house of Christie’s. He was awarded with “Best View of Britain at 6:00 am” by the BBC Today Program.

Born: 1984 Education: Certificate in Painting, Varounej University, Russia, 2004 BA in Painting, Elm-o-Farhang University, Tehran, 2009 Exhibitions: Group Exhibition, Fereshteh Gallery, Tehran, 2017 ¶ Group Exhibition, Amin Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ B Gallery, Tehran, 2016 3rd Grand Festival of Art for Peace, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Group Exhibition The Woman in Contemporary Iranian Art, Armenia, 2015 ¶ Aria Gallery, Tehran , 2015 ¶ Group Exhibition, Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Bonhams Auction Islamic & Indian Contemporary Art, London, 2015 Group ¶ Contemporary Exhibition in Rafsanjan, Kerman, 2014 ¶ Contemporary Exhibition War & Peace for Human Rights, Italy, 2014 ¶ Group Painting Exhibition, Y Art Studio, 2014 ¶ Art Expo, NYC, 2014 Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 ¶ Dey Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 ¶ House of Artists, 2013 ¶ First Auction “Omid”, Middle East Gallery, Iran, 2013 ¶ Group Painting Stuckist Exhibition, Tabernacle Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ 2nd Annual Juried international exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, 2013 Arash Gallery, Dubai, 2013 ¶ Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013 Group Exhibition, Winter in Artists’ House, 2012 ¶ Sherveh Festival, 2012 ¶ Group Exhibition Contemporary art Museum, Esfahan, 2012 ¶ Middle East Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Shirin Gallery, 2012 ¶ Second Painting Bazar Tehran(SIP), Tehran, 2012 Middle East Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Group Exhibition, Lion,


Selected publications: Abbas Maroufi, Fereydun hatte drei söhne, Gardoon verlag, Berlin, 2016 ¶ Nicholas Ganz,” Street messages”, Dokument Press, Sweden, 2015

Born: 1973 Education: Architecture at Ecole des Beaux-Arts Selected Solo Exhibitions: Momentary Meditations Exhibition, Galeria Maior, Pollença, Mallorca, 2016 ¶ RetroProjection Exhibition, Marrakech Museum, Fondation Benjelloun, Marrakech, 2015 RetroProjection Exhibition, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Off FIAC 2016, Paris, 2015 ¶ Blue Taxi To Paradise, Nando Argüelles Art Project, Sotogrande, 2014 ¶ Waves Exhibition, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2014 ¶ Waves Exhibition, Barclays Bank Foundation, Paris, 2013 ¶ Junkspace Exhibition, Mews 42 Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ Cadmium Black Exhibit, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2013 Selected Group Exhibitions & Auctions: Dark Matter Joint Exhibition, Edificio El Posito, Los Barrios, Espacio La Lonja Vieja, Barbate, 2016 ¶ Magic of Persia Foundation, Remembering Tomorrow Touring Exhibition, Niavaran Center, Tehran, and Jamm Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016 Persian Colors Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2015 Magic of Persia Foundation Gala, Christie’s Auction, Dubai, 2015 ¶ United Nations Zero Hunger Exhibition, UN Pavilion Milan World Fair, Milan, 2015 ¶ CAM Foundation Gala, Monte Carlo, 2015 ¶ RH Modern Exhibition, Denver, Los Angeles, 2015 Panorama Exhibition, Galerie Golan Rouzkhosh, Paris, 2014 Iranian Heritage Foundation Auction, London, 2014 Scope-Art Basel, 2014 ¶ Janet Rady Fine Arts I Basel, 2014 Black Gold Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2013 Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi Foundation Gala, Christie’s Auction, Monaco, 2013 Private Collections: Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar Collection ¶ Fondation Benjelloun—Marrakech Museum Collection ¶ Ali-Reza Pahlavi Foundation Collection ¶ Magic of Persia Foundation Collection Iran Heritage Foundation Collection ¶ Farah Diba Private Collection ¶ Christiane Amanpour Private Collection

Ghalamdar

gallery, Hamburg, 2015 ¶ Iranian Urban Art, Graffik gallery, London, 2015 ¶ Few scenes from paradise, Atbin gallery, Tehran, 2014

Born: 1994 Education: BA in Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 2019 Group Exhibitions: The Ocean Can Be Yours, Gerald Moore gallery, London, 2017 ¶ Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran, Coulter art gallery, Stanford, 2016 ¶ Magic of Persia exhibition and auction, Sotheby’s Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ The Mine Pop-up show XIV, The Mine Gallery, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Inside-out Iran, Rich Mix gallery, London, 2015 ¶ Calligraffiti Ambassadors, Affenfaust

Dzamil Kamangar

Firouz Farman-Farmaian

2012 ¶ Laleh Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Iran Artists House, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Parking Gallery, Tehran, 2011 ¶ First Painting Bazar (SIP), Tehran, 2010 ¶ Group Exhibition, New Generation, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Art Cafe, Tehran, 2008

Born: 1948 Education: MA, Handcrafts, University of Fine Arts, Kermanshah, 1973 Exhibitions: Kochi Biennial, Kochi, 2016-2017 ¶ Project Gallery, Jyväskylä, 2016 ¶ Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2016 ¶ Salon Dahlman, Berlin, 2016 ¶ National Art Museum, Kyiv, 2016 ¶ HAM, Helsinki, 2016 ¶ Loški Museum, Škofja Lok, 2016 ¶ Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden, 2016 ¶ Artag, Helsinki, 2016 ¶ Foundation Lucien Paya, Paris, 2015 ¶ Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, 2015 ¶ Critical Mass Biennial, Sankt Petersburg, 2015 ¶ Riga, 2015 ¶ Virkagalleria, Helsinki, 2015 ¶ Association 150th Anniversary Exhibition, Helsinki, 2014 ¶ Serlachius Museums, 2014 ¶ The immigrant garden and other Artists books, Pukstaavi, 2014 ¶ Magic of Persia, Soho House, Los Angeles, 2014 ¶ Mikkeli Art Museum, 2014 ¶ Gallery Pirkko- Lissa Topelius, Helsinki, 2014 Jokigalleria, Eura, 2014 ¶ Izmir Triennale, Izmir, 2014 ¶ Space Station 65, London, 2014 ¶ Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm, 2014 ¶ Gallery Villa Arttu, 2013 ¶ Näkymä Environment Art Exhibition, Akaa, 2013 ¶ Reality Bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2012 ¶ Homesick, Jokig, Eura, 2013 Fittja Open, Fittja Konsthallen, Stockholm, 2012 ¶ Takes on Memory and Flight-Paths, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, 2012 Urban Festival, Zagreb, 2012 ¶ Art is so Gay, Forum Box, Helsinki, 2012 ¶ Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, 2012 ¶ away Art, Botkyrka Konsthall, Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden, 2012 ¶ Art Museum, Salo, 2011 ¶ Fittja Konsthallen, Stockholm, 2011 ¶ Chiang Mai University Center, Chiang Mai, 2011 ¶ Small Project, Norway, 2011 ¶ Institut finlandais, Paris, 2011 ¶ X-OP Cultural Study Group, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia, 2011 ¶ Untold Stories, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, 2011 ¶ Nature Gives, Nature Takes, Salo Art Museum, 2010 ¶ Nature Gives, Nature Takes, Renulund Art Museum, Kokkola, 2010 ¶ Nature Gives, Nature Takes, Salo Art Museum, 2010 ¶ Pizzeria Babylon, Diyarbakir Art Center, Diyarbakir, Turkey, 2010 ¶ Borders and Beyond, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki, 2009 ¶ Empathy Barometer, Heino Gallery, Helsinki, 2009 ¶ Windows Upon Oceans, 8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, 2009 ¶ Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki ,2008 (Un)natural, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki 2009 Windows Upon Oceans, 8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, 2009 ¶ Halikonlahti Green Art, Salo Art Museum, 2008 ¶ Modulations, Pictura, Dordrecht, 2008 ¶ Rauma Biennale Balticum, Flower Power, Rauma, 2008 Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, 2008 ¶ Colonial Grocery Store, Galleria Alkovi / Fluid Street, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, 2008 ¶ Rauma Biennale 126 | 127


Balticum, Flower Power, Rauma, 2008 ¶ Modulations, Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2008 ¶ Public Turn, Power Room, Cantralistanbul, Istanbul, 2007 ¶ Harvest, Fiskars, Karjaa, 2006 XI Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, 2006- 08 ¶ Orientalism, Salo Art Museum, Salo, 2005 ¶ Meeting Point, HTS, Poleeni, Pieksämäki, 2005 ¶ International Festival of Electronic Art 404, Rosario, Argentina, 2005 ¶ Helsinki International Festival, Korjaamo, Helsinki, 2005 ¶ Orientalism, Tikanojan taidekoti, Vaasa, 2005 ¶ Konsthantverk 2005, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2005 ¶ Crossing Borders, Pirkko-Liisa Topelius Gallery, Helsinki, 2004 ¶ Pizzeria Babylon, Northern Photographic Center, Oulu, 2004 ¶ Sensus ,Mältinranta, Tampere, 2003 ¶ A Certain Magnetism, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, 2003 ¶ Republic, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, 2003 ¶ Pizzeria Babylon, Home Delivery, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, 2002 Pizzeria Babylon, Helsinki Kunsthall, 2000 ¶ Sensus, Lahti Art Museum, 2001

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2014 ¶ Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2012 ¶ Outdoor group exhibition in Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, 2010 ¶ Canadian Association for Photographic Art group exhibition, Toronto, 2006 Selected Publications: Book of the Berlin Foto Biennale, Emotions and Commotions, published by Kehrer Verlag, Heildelberg, 2016 ¶ Black & White Spider Awards Journal, Journal Collection No.8, Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Spotlight Artist, ART is Spectrum magazine Spring/Summer Volume 31, New York, 2014 ¶ ART is Spectrum magazine Fall/Winter Volume 30, NEW York, 2013 ¶ ART is Spectrum magazine (The Chelsea Perspective) Volume 28, New York, 2012 ¶ PSA Journal (Photographic Society of America), Photographing Nomadic Horses Article & Photos, September issue, 2012 ¶ United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Post Cards package, Iran, 2012 ¶ Kalender, Oxfam Novib publications, The Hague, 2011 ¶ United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Notebook, Persian Nomadic Horses photos collection, Iran, 2011 ¶ Wereldkalender, 11.11.11 CNCD publications, Brussels, Belgium, 2011 ¶ Calendario , Intermon Oxfam publications in Barcelona, 2011 ¶ Calendrier Du Monde, La Cimade publications in Paris, 2011 ¶ kalender, Oxfam Novib Publications The Netherland, 2011 ¶ Calendrier, Helvetas Publications in Zurich, 2011 ¶ Calendar, New Internationalist Publications in Oxford, 2011 ¶ United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Bookmarks , Iran, 2010 ¶ Photo published by FOEL (Friends of the Earth International), Netherland, 2009 ¶ United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Post Cards package, Iran, 2008 ¶ Canadian Camera Magazine, Canada, 2006 Born: 1962 Education: Film and Design

Curatorial Practice: Mänttä XX Art Festival, 2015

Solo Exhibitions: Washington DC (Thermal Man series), 1994 ¶ Monte Carlo, 2010 ¶ Cannes, 2011 ¶ Cannes, 2012 ¶ Berlin,2012 ¶ Nice, 2013 Paris,2013 ¶ Nice, 2014 ¶ Geneva, 2015 ¶ Stockholm, 2015 London (to be announced), 2017

Born: 1977 Education: BA in Law, Azad University, Tehran, 1998

Group Exhibitions: Cannes, 2012 ¶ Paris, 2014 ¶ Baltimore, 2014 ¶ London (to be announced), 2017

Selected Exhibitions: 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Berlin Foto Biennale, Palazzo Italia, Berlin, 2016 ¶ The online exhibition represents the world’s finest photography as selected at the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition & Fundraising Auction, Magic of Persia, Sotheby’s Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Remembering Tomorrow, Auction & Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Jamm Gallery, Tehran/Dubai, 2016

Born: 1951 Education: Graduated in Painting , University of Arts Berlin

Ali Nassir

Shokoufeh Malekkiani

Private Collections: Lönnström Art Museum ¶ Tampere Hospital ¶ Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art ¶ Serlachius Museums ¶ Tampere Art Museum ¶ Heino Collection ¶ Aine Art Museum, Tornio ¶ Loški Musem Collection, Škofja Loka ¶ Saastamoinen Foundation

Manou Marzban

Screenings: Trunk 07, Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, 2007 ¶ Northern Vision, Belfast Community TV, UK, 2008 ¶ Bolzano Short Film Festival, Bolzano, 2008 ¶ Alternative Art, Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2008 ¶ Finland in Full Color, Copenhagen, 2009 ¶ Nordisk Film Festival, Fredrikshavn, Denmark, 2009 ¶ Kettupäivät, Helsinki, 2010 ¶ Porin Juhlaviikot, Galleria 3h+k, Pori, 2010 ¶ Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Ismailia, Egypt, 2010 ¶ Art Fair 2012, Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2012 ¶ Lens Politica, Helsinki, 2013 ¶ Peri Photograph Center, 2014 ¶ Video Channel Festival, Third Space, Helsinki, 2016 ¶ Video Channel Festival, Niagara, Tampere, 2016 ¶ Video Channel Festival, Titanik, Turku, 2016 ¶ Finnish Accent, Musical College, Izhevsk, Russia, 2016 ¶ Finnish Accent, Art Institute Concert Hall, Perm, Russia, 2016 ¶ Film Evening of the Saari Manor House, Mietoinen, 2016

Selection of Exhibitios: Annual Review Group Show, Khak gallery, Tehran, 2013 ¶ Touch group exhibition, Khak gallery, Dubai, 2013 ¶ Khak gallery, 2013, Tehran ¶ Annual Review Group Show, Khak gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Khak gallery, Tehran, 2011 ¶ Khak


Nicky Nodjoumi

gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Khak gallery, Tehran, 2009 ¶ Khak gallery, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Elahe Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Elahe gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Elahe gallery, Tehran, 2005 ¶ Tehran meets Berlin, Gallerie Tammen, Berlin, 2005 ¶ Golestan gallery, Tehran, 2004 ¶ Elahe gallery, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Sächsische Landesärtzekammer, Dresden, 2001 ¶ Isphahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isphahan, 2002 ¶ International Art Triennale Majdanek 2000, Majdanek, 2000 ¶ Second Tehran International Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Tehran, 2000 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 10 Jahre Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld, 2000 ¶ First Tehran International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Tehran, 1999 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld, 1998 Galerie Kunst und Objekt, Leipzig, 1998 ¶ Coincidence X Cologne, 1997 ¶ Fliegen, Künstlerhaus Hamburg, 1997 ¶ Studio Galerie Hamburg, 1997 ¶ Galerie am Chamissoplatz, Berlin, 1996 ¶ Galerie Golsetan Tehran, 1995 ¶ Galerie Golestan, Tehran, 1993 ¶ Studio Galerie, Hamburg, 1993 ¶ Biennale, Tehran, 1991 ¶ Galerie Sabz, Tehran, 1991 ¶ Kunstmesse Hamburg, 1990 ¶ Studio Galerie Hamburg, 1990 ¶ 2000 Jahre Französische Revolution, Kunsthalle Berlin, 1989 ¶ Galerie Hamburg, 1989 ¶ Realismusstudio der NGBK, Berlin, 1986 Studio Galerie Hamburg, 1986 ¶ Galerie Rotor, Goteborg, 1986 ¶ Die, die von heutesind, sind morgen von gestern, Kunstquartier, Ackerstraße, Berlin/Galeroe 9 bis 9, 1985 ¶ Kunst und Kultur aus drei Stadten Berlin—Wuppertal—Göttimgen, 1985 ¶ Universiade Festival Kobe 85, Japan, 1985 ¶ FBK Berlin Große Kunstaustellung NRW, Düsseldorf, 1983–1995 Born: 1942 Education: MFA, City College of New York, New York, 1974 ¶ BA, Tehran University of Fine Arts, Tehran, 1967 Selected Solo Exhibitions: You and Me, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2016 The Accident, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, 2014 Chasing the Butterfly and Other Recent Paintings, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2013 ¶ Educating the Horse, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, 2010 ¶ Invitation to Change Your Metaphor, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, 2010 The Formulaic Nature of Appearances, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, 2009 ¶ Triumph of Tradition, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, 2006 ¶ Interactive Game, Thom Andriola/ New Gallery, Houston, 2005 ¶ Homa Gallery, Tehran, 2005 Private Agenda, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, 2004 ¶ Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2004 ¶ Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, 2003 ¶ Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York, 2001 ¶ Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, 1999 ¶ Studio 24, New York, 1997 ¶ Artists Space, New York, 1993 ¶ Pictogram Gallery, New York, 1985 ¶ Leila Taghinia Milani Gallery, New York, 1984 The Alternative Museum, New York, 1983 ¶ Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1980 ¶ Shahr Gallery, New York, 1978 ¶ Roko Gallery, New York, 1976 Seyhon Gallery, Tehran, 1976 ¶ Tehran University, Tehran, 1968

Selected Group Exhibitions: A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2016 Dallas Art Fair, Taymour Grahne Gallery, Dallas, 2016 ¶ EXPO Chicago, Taymour Grahne Gallery, Chicago, 2015 ¶ Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2015 ¶ Untitled Miami, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, 2014 ¶ Abu Dhabi Art, Taymour Grahne Gallery, Abu Dhabi, 2014 ¶ Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014 Iran Modern, Asia Society, New York, 2013 ¶ Nowrouz 1392, Artspace, London, 2013 ¶ IMAGE/CLOT, curated by Dan Mills, Zolla/Liberman Gallery, Inc, Chicago, I, 2012 ¶ The Young Collectors Exhibition, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2012 The Mask and the Mirror, curated by Shirin Neshat, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2011 ¶ Tale Spinning, curated by Dan Mills, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, 2011 ¶ One Thousand and One Nights: The Narrative Tradition in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, curated by Nancy Einreinhofer, William Paterson University, New Jersey, 2010 ¶ Iran Inside Out, curated by Sam Bardouil and Till Fellrath, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2009 ¶ DePaul University Museum, Chicago, 2009 ¶ Epic Painting, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, 2009 ¶ Chelsea Visits Havana, 10th Havana Biennial, Museo del Bellas Artes, Havana, 2009 ¶ Conference of the Birds, organized by Berardi & Sagharchi Projects Ltd. and Leila Heller Gallery, Flawless, London, 2008 ¶ Fifth Annual Immigrant Heritage Week, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2008 Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, 2004 ¶ 2003 Momus Gallery, New York, 2003 ¶ 637 Running Feet: Black on White Drawings by 14 Artists, Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2003 ¶ Dubrow International, curated by Norman Dubrow, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, 2002 ¶ East Village Now & Then: 20 Year Anniversary, Studio 18 Gallery, New York, 2002 ¶ New York in Texas, New Gallery, Houston, 2002 ¶ 20th Anniversary Celebration: Stefan Stux Gallery, New Gallery, Houston, 2002 ¶ Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, 2002 ¶ Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour, New York, 2001 ¶ Maison Française, Columbia University, New York, 2000 ¶ Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, 2000 ¶ Center for Iranian Modern Arts, New York, NY Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, 1999 ¶ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1999 ¶ The Lobby Gallery at Deutsche Bank, New York, 1998 ¶ Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, 1998 ¶ Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC Bard College, Red Hook, 1998 ¶ Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1998 ¶ Burns Fine Art Ltd., New York, 1993 Metropolitan Design Center, New York, 1990 ¶ Mussavi Gallery, New York, 1988 ¶ Annual Juried Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, 1987 ¶ Pictogram Gallery, New York, 1985 ¶ Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 1984 ¶ Annual Juried Exhibition, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, 1982 Revolutionary Poster & Cartoons Exhibition, Tehran University, Tehran, 1979 ¶ Kerman Museum, Kerman Basel, 1977 ¶ Forum Gallery, New York, 1976 ¶ Parson-Truman Gallery, New York, 1975 ¶ City College Gallery, City College, New York, 1974 Gandriz Gallery, Tehran, 1967

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Songs performed by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Tribute to Masoumeh Seyhoun, Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club members exhibit, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2011 ¶ Selected participant in James Esber's This is Not a Portrait project, in collaboration with Art Space New Haven and The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, 2011 ¶ 32nd Annual Show at the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, 2011 ¶ Holiday in Eden, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, 2010 ¶ Recent works, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven ¶ Summer show, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, 2010 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club 109th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2010 ¶ Biennial 2009, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, 2009 ¶ Works on Paper, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 2009 ¶ CT + 5 : West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, 2009 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club 108th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Awarded the Club Prize, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2009 ¶ 60:10 Learn Promote Defend, Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mason Murer Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008 Awarded a 2009 Billboard Art Project in Atlanta, Georgia sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, 2008

Curatorial Projects: The Life and Art of Ardeshir Mohassess, conference and exhibition on the works of Ardeshi Mohassess, New York University, New York, 2010 ¶ Ardeshir Mohassess: Art and Satire in Iran, co-curated with Shirin Neshat, Asia Society, New York, 2008

Born: 1969 Group Exhibitions: Image of Self, Courtyard, Dubai, 2017 ¶ The Ocean Can Be Yours, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2017 ¶ deCordova Biennial, 2016–2017 ¶ deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass, 2016 CONTEXT Art Miami—Shirin Gallery, New York, 2016 Match Game Art Space, New Haven, 2016 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Member's exhibit, 2016 ¶ Me gusta el sonido, Art Space, New Haven, 2016 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, 2016 ¶ Between Invitation and Intrusion: A Conversation in Form (Three person exhibit) Rogue Space, New York, 2015 ¶ Collaborator in an original performance presented by Tania Bruguera & Artspace, Sarah Fritchey, New Haven Museum, New Haven, 2015 ¶ Armory (Alt Space), CWOS, Art Space New Haven, New Haven, 2015 ¶ Heads Will Roll, Art Space, New Haven, 2015 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club 114th annual show, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Conn, 2015 ¶ Armory (Alt Space), CWOS, Art Space, New Haven, 2014 ¶ Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, Rogue Space, New York, 2014 New Haven Paint & Clay Club members exhibit, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2014 ¶ Armory (Alt Space), CWOS. Art Space, New Haven, 2013 ¶ Lunch with Olympia on The Green, (Sarah Fritchey project), New Haven, 2013¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club members exhibit, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Conn, 2013 ¶ Handful of Art, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2013 ¶ 63rd Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, 2013 ¶ J Christopher Stevens Memorial Exhibit, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, 2013 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2013 ¶ Print Exhibit, Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2013 UN(Common) Sense, Hilles Gallery, New Haven, 2012 ¶ Political Humor, Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Durango, CO, 2012 Faber Birren National Color Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, 2012 Summer Exhibit, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ New Haven Paint & Clay Club members exhibit, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 2012 ¶ Shiny Pop, Art Space New Haven, New Haven, 2012 ¶ Works from the Bosnia series, Yale University, New Haven, 2011 ¶ CRAVE: The Art of Dependency, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2012 ¶ Tribute to Masoumeh Seyhoun, Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, 2011 Speaker, Tragedy in Art: a discussion on the role of Tragedy in Art in conjunction with Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 Symphony of Sorrowful

Fereydoon Omidi

Jason Noushin

Public Collections: British Museum, London ¶ Depaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago ¶ Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Museum of Cuba ¶ Salsali Private Museum, Dubai Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran ¶ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Born: 1967 Education: MA in Painting, University of Arts, Tehran, 1998 ¶ BA in painting, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, 1993 ¶ High school diploma in Graphic Design, Tehran, 1987 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Flags, Opera Gallery, London, 2014 ¶ Calligraphy, Opera Gallery, Paris, 2013 ¶ XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2012 ¶ XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2008 ¶ Calligraphy, Fereydoun Ave Gallery, Los Angeles, 2007 ¶ Iranian Artist’s House Gallery, Installation and Video Art, Tehran, 2001 ¶ Painting on Plates, Azad Designers Gallery, Tehran, 2001 ¶ 4 Painters, 4 Gallery, Barg Gallery, Tehran, 2000 ¶ Collection of Plants, Fereshteh Gallery, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Fereydoun Ave Gallery, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Fereydoun Ave Gallery, Tehran, 1995 Selected Group Exhibitions: Total Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Culture of Peace, Ehsan Lajevardi Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Melal Gallery, Tehran, 2015 Saba Cultural Center, 2015 ¶ Culture of Peace, Ehsan Lajevardi Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Pop Art, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 ¶ Islamic Art Museum Opening, Malaysia, 2013 ¶ Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 ¶ Shanghai Biennal, 2013 ¶ Tara Gallery, Santa Monica, 2013 ¶ Rira Gallery, Dubai, 2012 ¶ Iranian Artist’s Group Exhibition, Video Art (Elliot Lake), Canada, 2007 Spiritual Art Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005 Paris Group Exhibition, Cite des Arts, 2004 ¶ Venice Biennal, Video Art, 2003 ¶ +30 Group Exhibition, High Art, Yerevan, 2003 ¶ +30 Group Exhibition, Zanjan University, Zanjan, 2002 Adam & Eve, Art Cultural Center, 2002 ¶ Video Art, Venice, 2002 ¶ +30 Group Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2001 ¶ +30 Group, Paris Triennale, 2001 ¶ 5th


Starnberger, Germany, 2013 ¶ Thomas & Paul Gallery, London, 2012 ¶ Misho Gallery, San Francisco, 2012 ¶ Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, 2012 ¶ Estense Castle Museum, Ferrara, 2011 ¶ ArtPeople Gallery, San Francisco, 2011 Arts West Gallery, Elon, North Carolina, 2010 ¶ Gallery 133, Toronto, 2009 ¶ California State University, Fullerton Grand Central Art Center 2009 ¶ Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona, 2008 ¶ Galleria Lallihome, Varenna, 2007 ¶ la Giornata del Contemporaneo, Camaver Kunsthaus, Lecco, 2007 ¶ Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, 2006 ¶ Sheppard Contemporary, Reno, 2003 HotHouse Center for Performance & Exhibition, Chicago, 2002 Mojaveri Gallery, Cologne, 2001 ¶ Kunsthof Merten, Merten, 2000 ¶ Köln Galerie, Cologne, 2000 ¶ Aria Gallery, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Ovissi Gallery, Emeryville, 1999 ¶ Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Works Gallery, San Jose, 1999 Eklektikos Gallery, Washington, 1997 ¶ Evolving Perceptions, National Press Club, Washington, 1997 ¶ San Jose City College, San Jose, 1997 ¶ Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, 1996 ¶ Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1995 ¶ Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, 1994 ¶ Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 1994 ¶ Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 1993 ¶ Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, 1993 Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 1992 San Francisco Art Institute Spring Exhibition, 1991 ¶ Dow & Frosini Gallery, Berkeley, 1990 ¶ E. L. Wiegand Museum of Art, Reno, 1989 ¶ Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, 1988 Ackerman Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988 Nevada State Council on the Arts, Reno, 1987 ¶ Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, 1986 ¶ Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, 1986

Born: 1962 Education: MFA in Painting San Francisco Art Institute, 1995 ¶ BFA in Painting San Francisco Art Institute, 1992 Selected Solo Exhibitions: Aria Gallery, Tehran, 2017 ¶ Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, 2017 ¶ Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Ligne Roset, San Francisco, 2016 ¶ B&B&Co Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016 ¶ Mill Valley Arts Commission, Mill Valley, 2015 ¶ Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2015 Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, 2014 Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, 2014 ¶ Red Mountain Gallery, TMCC, Reno, 2014 ¶ The Shed Contemporary, Dana Point, 2014 ¶ LA Artcore, Los Angeles, 2013 ¶ Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, 2013 ¶ Ligne Roset, San Francisco, 2012 ¶ Art People Gallery, San Francisco, 2011 ¶ Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, 2010 ¶ Queen Gallery, Toronto, 2009 ¶ San Jose City College Art Gallery, San Jose, 2007 ¶ Northwest Reno Library, Reno, 2003 ¶ Art Corner Gallery, Cologne, 2002 ¶ Bochum Kulturrat (City of Bochum Cultural Center), Germany, 1998 ¶ Hourian Gallery, San Francisco, 1997 ¶ Other Art Gallery, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, 1994 ¶ Footwork Gallery, San Francisco, 1989 Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, 1988 Selected Group Exhibitions: Galerie Art Eterne, New Delhi, 2016 ¶ Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, 2016 ¶ Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Missouri, 2016 ¶ Hud Gallery, Ventura, 2016 ¶ Seyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, 2016 ¶ Madrigal Family Winery Gallery, Sausalito, 2016 ¶ Leila Heller Gallery, New York, 2016 ¶ Buckham Gallery, Flint, 2016 Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, 2016 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, 2015 ¶ LA Artcore, Los Angeles, 2015 Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, 2015 Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, 2015 ¶ MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015 ¶ Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, 2015 ¶ Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, 2015 ¶ Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New York, 2015 ¶ Limner Gallery, Hudson, N, 2015 ¶ Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2015 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, 2014 ¶ The Invisible Line Gallery, London, 2014 ¶ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, 2014 ¶ Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, 2014 ¶ Arta Gallery, Toronto, 2014 ¶ Shirin Gallery NY, 2014 ¶ The SHED Contemporary, Dana Point, 2014 ¶ Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, 2014 ¶ ABRA Gallery, Westlake Village, 2014 ¶ Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, 2014 ¶ Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, 2013 ¶ Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, 2013 ¶ Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, 2013 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, 2013 ¶ Haleh Gallery, Berg am

Collections: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut ¶ Pasargad Bank Museum, Tehran, Iran Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada - Reno Art Department and various private collections in the U.S. and abroad hm Farah Pahlavi

Yari Ostovany

Biennial of Iranian Painting, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2000 ¶ +30 Group and Gunen Group, Metropolitan, Tokyo, 2000 ¶ +30 Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2000 ¶ First Annual Exhibition of Iranian Designers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Nature Painting, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1999 ¶ Iranian Artist’s, Jordan, 1999 ¶ 4th Biennial of Iranian Painting, 1997

Born: 1966 Education: École Spéciale d’Architecture HM Farah Pahlavi is the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the former Shahbanu (Empress) of Iran. As Empress of Iran, Pahlavi promoted the arts and culture of Iran and it was through her patronage that numerous organizations were created, furthering her vision of bringing ancient and contemporary Iranian Art to prominence, both inside Iran and across the Western world. And leaving an enduring cultural legacy for the people of Iran. Her ministry encouraged a broad array of artistic expression, from more traditional arts such as weaving to more contemporary modes of performance art and theatre. Her patronage of the Shiraz Arts Festival being one of the most important cultural endevours in the recent history of Iran. HM Farah Pahlavi worked throughout her reign with various foundations and advisors, creating museums and building their collections. Significantly, she successfully purchased and 130 | 131


Maryam Rastghalam

Born: 1981 Education: MS Plant Biology, Payam e Noor University, 2003 BS Biology, Azad Univeristy, 2003, Tehran

Exhibition, BAMS medal society, Glasgow, 2012 ¶ Arab Spring, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Opera Gallery Auction, Opera Gallery, Dubai, 2012 ¶ Scope, Miami Art Fair, Miami, 2012 Vienna Art Fair, Vienna, 2012 ¶ Magic of Persia Auction, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012 ¶ The 3rd Generation & Parviz Tanavoli, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, 2011 ¶ The 6th Iranian Contemporary Sculpture, Biennial Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011 ¶ The 2nd Sculpture Expo, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2011 ¶ The 10th Iranian contemporary Ceramics, Biennial, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, 2011 ¶ Sculpture Exhibition by Varagh Group, Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Sculpture Exhibition by Varagh, Group, Art Center Gallery, Tehran, 2009 ¶ The 1st Sculpture Expo, Iranian Artists, Forum, Tehran, 2008 ¶ The 1st Outdoor Biennial, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2008 ¶ The 5th Iranian Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 ¶ The 8th Iranian Contemporary Ceramic and Vitreous Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran, 2006

Award: Best Guest Prize, British Art Medal Society, 2012 Solo Exhibitions: The Spinning Plate Prints and Installation Exhibition, The MINE Gallery, Dubai, 2017 ¶ Cardiac Cycle, Sculpture Exhibition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Iran Sculpture Exhibition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012 Selected Group Exhibitions: The Impact of Tangency, The Mine Gallery, Dubai, 2017 ¶ Art in the hand, Medal Exhibition Curated by British Art Medal Society, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London, 2017 ¶ RTL: LTR / LTR: RTL, A joint exhibition between Iran and Austria, Artmark Gallery, Vienna & Galerie Forum, Wels, and Contemporary Museum of Art, Isfahan, 2016 ¶ Abu Dhabi, Art fair, Abu Dhabi, 2016 ¶ Khayyam & Contemporary Art Exhibition, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Fabulous, Shirin Art Gallery, New York 2016 ¶ Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, 2015 ¶ Shortlist Exhibition, Dubai, 2015 ¶ Contemporary Istanbul, Art Fair, Istanbul, 2015 ¶ The 4th Tehran Art Auction, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Black Gold, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Context, Art Miami, Miami, 2014 ¶ ART14, Art Fair, London, 2014 ¶ The 3rd Tehran Art Auction, Azadi Hotel, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Scope, Miami Art Fair, Miami, 2014 ¶ Nicholas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2013 ¶ My Name is Not Rouge, Shirin Gallery, New York, 2013 ¶ Unexposed, Group Exhibition, Brussels, Athens, Warsaw, 2013 ¶ Scope, Art Basel, 2013 ¶ Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation Auction, 15th Annual Fundraising Event, London, 2013 ¶ ART13, Art Fair, London, 2013 ¶ Vienna Art Fair, Vienna, 2013 ¶ Group Medal

Born: 1981 Education: Esfahan School of Art-Graphic, 2000 ¶ Tehran Art & Architectural Azad University, 2004 ¶ Accademia di Disegno di Firenze, 2008 ¶ Accademia delle belle arti di Brera, 2012 Solo Exhibitions: Persian Garden, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2016 Group Exhibitions: Char-baq, Contemporary Art Museum of Esfahan, Esfahan, 2016 ¶ Rite of Passage, City Hall, San Francisco, 2016 Bi Lady, Apadana Gallery, Esfahan, 2016 ¶ Illusive Imagination, We Gallery, Berlin, 2016 ¶ Figurative Design, Apadana Gallery, Esfahan, 2016 ¶ Flashback, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2015 Mirage, Haleh Gallery, Munich, 2015 ¶ Who Art You, La fabbrica del vapore, Milan, 2015 ¶ Isola Isole Insulae, Assab one exposition space, Milan, 2012 ¶ Circolo del quadro Gallery, Milan, 2011 ¶ Illustration, Circolo dell’ arte e cultura del comune di Pontedera, Florence, 2007 ¶ Daryabeigi Gallery, Tehran, 2004 ¶ Kowsar Gallery, Esfahan, 2011 Collections: The Museum Funf Kontinente, Munich

Saeed Ravanbakhsh

Farnaz Rabiejah

returned a wide selection of Iranian artifacts which had found their way into the hands of foreign museums and private collections. Using these, she established several national museums, many of which survive to this day. Museums and cultural centres created under her guidance include the Negarestan Cultural Center, the Reza Abbasi Museum, the Khorramabad Museum with its valuable collection of Lorestān bronzes, the National Carpet Gallery and the Abgineh Museum for ceramics and glass works. Using limited funds allocated by the Government of Iran, she took initiative in the 1970’s, a time of relative depression in the art market, to acquire works of contemporary Art from the West as well as at home in Iran. These works were for the collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) which as a result, today houses some of the most important works of Western and Iranian art. With her guidance, the museum acquired a selection of 150 works of Western art, including works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, George Grosz and Roy Lichtenstein. The collection at TMoCA is widely considered to be one of the most significant outside of Europe and the United States.

Born: 1966 Education: MA, Graphic Design, Fine Art University of Tehran, 2001 ¶ BA, Painting, Art University of Tehran, 1996 ¶ Clay and Ceramic Diploma, Clay Studio CA, 2011 Solo Exhibitions: Arts international Town, Paris, 2009 Group Exhibitions: Fifth Biennial Urban Sculpture Tehran, 2016 ¶ Book as House, Artist Book Exhibition, Aran Gallery, Tehran, 2016 Printmaking Exhibition, Urmazd Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Mohreh


Ali Razavi

Collections: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Collection, Tehran Eghtesad Novin Bank Collection, Tehran Born: 1977 Education: ABSC in Fluid Mechanics

Specializations: Graphic Designing, Advertising, Art Print and Graffiti. Group Exhibitions: Daheshpour Charity Gallery, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Self Portrait, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, 2016 ¶ 1st Today Painter Festival, Art Garden Museum, Tehran, 2016 ¶ Fearless, Total Art Gallery, Dubai, 2016 ¶ Fearless, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, 2016 This Side Up, Panjereh Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Happy Days, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, 2014 ¶ Experience, Panjereh Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Takhti, Museum of Contemporary, Ahvaz, 2014 ¶ Takhti, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2014 ¶ Salvation Gaza, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran 2014 Shadi Rezaei

Sorkh Performance, Aran Project Gallery, 2015 ¶ 3 Painters , Cyan Gallery Esfahan, 2015 ¶ Printmaking Group Exhibition, Laleh Gallery, 2014 ¶ Haft Negah Exhibition, Pardis Mellat, 2013 london Calling: Tehran, Iran, 2012 ¶ Painting & Printmaking Exhibition, Sazmanab Platform Contemporary Arts, Iran, 2012 Printmaking Group Exhibition, Farhangestan-e Saba, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Visual Art Group Exhibition Fukushima, Los Angeles, 2012 ¶ Inbetweeneess Exhibition (beyond the specifi c medium, Style and content) Mah-e Mehr Gallery, Tehran, 2012 ¶ Group painting exhibition, Hesabi Garden Museum, Tehran, 2009 A Selection of Paintings by Art Universities’ Instructors, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2008 ¶ The First Fereydun Mambeigi Memorial painting Exhibition, Tarahane-Azad, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Art Expo, Saba Cultural & Artistic Center, Tehran, 2008 ¶ The Greatest Art Show of the Year, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2008 ¶ The 7th Iran Painting Biennale, Saba Cultural & Artistic Center, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Haft Negah, Goup Printing Exhibition , Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfehan, 2008 ¶ Group Printing Exhibition, Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Painting Exhibition, Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Iranian Spring (Iranian Poetry & Printing), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, 2007 The Greatest Art Show of the Year, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Contemporary Print Making Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Contemporary Print Making Exhibition, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2006 ¶ Contemporary Print Making Exhibition, Day Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Painting Exhibition, Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Drawing & Painting Group Exhibition, Isfehan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfehan, 2005 ¶ Painting Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, 2005 ¶ Painting Exhibition, Cultural Heritage Center, Tehran, 2005 ¶ Art Expo Painting Exhibition, Vahdat Auditorium, Tehran, 2005 ¶ Instructors and Students of Art University Painting Exhibition, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2004 Painting Group Exhibition, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2004 Instructors’ Painting Exhibition, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2004 Painting Group Exhibition, Barg Art Gallery, Tehran, 2002 Rostam & Sohrab Performance, Tehran University Auditorium, Tehran, 2001 ¶ Painting Exhibition, Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, 1996 ¶ The 3rd Iranian Painting Exhibition Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1995 ¶ The 2nd Iranian Painting Exhibition Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1993 ¶ The First Collegiate Art Competition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1993 ¶ Art University Group Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, 1992

Born: 1986 Education: MFA Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London, 2017 BA Graphic Design, University of Art, Tehran, 2009 Selected Solo Exhibitions: 245° Of Freedom, GRK Gallery, Paris, 2017 Selected Group Exhibitions: Make-Up, Group exhibition, Mills Center Gallery, London, 2017 Trans-It, Group exhibition, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2017 ¶ Art Capsule group exhibition hosted by Fiat Chrysler, London, 2016 ¶ Contemporary Iranian Art, Magic of Persia exhibition and auction, Sotheby‘s, Los Angeles, 2016 AFY London 2016, Mall Galleries, London, 2016 ¶ Sign From Iran, Moravian gallery, Brno, 2016 ¶ IBS Gala auction, The Dorchester Hotel, London, 2015 ¶ Art for Youth London, Mall Galleries, London, 2015 ¶ Magic of Persia Auction Gala, Emirates Towers, Dubai, 2015 ¶ Office Session III, Marveleon Project, London, 2014 ¶ Art for Youth London 2014, Royal College of Arts, London, 2014 ¶ Without Borders, Persbook Art’s Continual Exhibitions, SIN Gallery, Tehran, 2011 The First Persbook Art’s Continual Online Exhibitions, Tehran, 2010 ¶ The Shadows, Khane-Ye-Honarmandan-E Iran, Tehran, 2009 ¶ Image of The Year, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, 2008 26-2, University Of Art, Tehran, 2008 Awards and Honours: Winner of London Reach prize, 2014 ¶ Art for youth London, 2014 ¶ Selected & Nominated by BBC Art & Culture Recording Programme for Royal Academy summer Exhibition, London, 2012 ¶ Project: I am Not I, Nor Am I, Shortlisted, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London, 2012 ¶ Winner of the First Persbook Art’s Continual Exhibitions (Edward Lucie-Smith), Tehran, 2010 Selected Publications and Press: Sign From Iran, The Collection of The Moravian gallery in Brno, 2016 ¶ AFY LONDON invitation and auction catalogue, London, 2015 ¶ IBS Auction Book, 2015 ¶ Magic of Persia Nowrouz Gala Auction book, London and Dubai, 2015 ¶ Arabesque 2: Art and Graphic Design from the Arab World and Persia Book, Dublin, 2011 ¶ TALK Iranian E-magazine of visual Arts, Iran, 2010 ¶ The 132 | 133


Publication: L’ontologie du lieu, l’Harmattan Edition, Paris, 2010

Collections: Private collections London ¶ The Collection of The Moravian gallery in Brno

Born: 1979 Solo Exhibition: Naregatsi Art Institute, Yerevan, 2009

Born: 1976 Education: Business Management Solo Exhibitions: Tabriz Eco Video Installation, Art Basel, Miami, 2016 Carpetized, Salsali Private Museum, 2016

Yashar Samimi Mofakham

Hossein Rezvani

Body-Nothing Else Online study, USA, 2010 ¶ Editorial report, Mediterranean online E-magazine, Italy, 2009

Group Exhibitions: Hidden Consciousness with Mohammed Ghsaei, SPM, 2016 Collaboration with Reza Derakshani, Art Carpet, Dubai, 2013

Born: 1965 Education: Painting, Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris Doctorate in Aesthetics and Sciences of Art, Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Solo Exhibition: Gerald Moore gallery, London, 2017 ¶ Ismaïli Center, London, 2016 ¶ Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ 23ème marche, Auvers, 2015 ¶ AB Gallery, Zurich, 2013 ¶ National Theatre of Nacelle, Aubergenville, 2012 ¶ Taïss Gallery, Paris, 2011 ¶ 23ème marche, Auvers, 2010 ¶ Villa Honoré Daumier, Valmondois, 2009 ¶ Contemporary Art Gallery, Auvers, 2006 Group Exhibitions: Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahvaz, 2016 ¶ Contemporary Art Gallery, Auvers, 2015 ¶ International Auction-artshow, Maison Ader, Paris, 2014 ¶ International Auction-artshow, Christie’s, Doha, 2011 ¶ International Auction-artshow, Christie’s, Paris, 2011 ¶ International Auction-artshow, Sotheby’s, London, 2011 ¶ International Auction-art show, Sotheby’s, Doha, 2010 ¶ International Auction-artshow, Christie’s, Paris, 2010 ¶ International Auction-art show, Artcurial, Paris, 2009 ¶ Days of the National Heritage, Pontoise, 2009 ¶ Hoor gallery, Teheran, 2009 ¶ Arts on paper, in Nantes, 2008 ¶ The Townhall of Saint-Ouen l’Aumône, 2005 ¶ Villa Honoré Daumier, Valmondois, 2004 ¶ 38° paralelle, Skironio Museum, Athens, 2004 Collections: Skironio Foundation and Museum, Athens ¶ Meshkinfam Foundation and Museum, Shiraz

Selected Collections: The British Museum ¶ HE Shaikha Lulu Al-Sabah’s Collection HE Shaikha Paula Al Sabah’s ¶ Collection ¶ AlSharekh Private collection ¶ Zoroastrian Cultural Center, Paris ¶ Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan ¶ Naestved Municipal County’s collection, Denmark Marjane Satrapi

Katayoun Rouhi

Awards: Carpet Design Award, 2017 ¶ Best Textile Brand, 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Design Award, 2015 ¶ German Design Award, 2013 ¶ Red Dot Design, 2011

Group Exhibitions: Voices of Iran, The British Museum, London, 2017 ¶ RTL: LTR, Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, 2017¶ RTL: LTR, Galerie Forum, Wels, 2016 ¶ RTL: LTR, Artmark Galerie, Wien, 2016 Cy Twombly and the Line Calligraphic, Courtyard, Dubai, 2015 Raad Auction, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Omid-e Mehr, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Centrefold 9, Curated by Reza Aramesh, Ab/ Anbar Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ JAMM Art Gallery, Two Person Show with Tarlan Rafiee, Dubai, 2015 ¶ Manouchehri House, Two person show with Tarlan Rafiee, Kashan, 2015 ¶ JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai, 2014 ¶ The Other Sky, JAMM Gallery, Dubai, 2014 ¶ Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon, 2014 ¶ MOP, Mine Gallery, Dubai, 2014 ¶ Rose and the Nightingale, JAMM Dubai, 2014 ¶ DW2, Homa Gallery Tehran, 2014 ¶ Tehran Calling: London, LPS Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ My Name is Not Rouge, Shirin Gallery NY, 2013 ¶ Magical Nights 2012 Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, 2012 ¶ MOP, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, 2012 Haft Negah art expo, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2012 Text Me, Lawri-Shabibi Art Gallery, Dubai, 2012 ¶ How I Learned To Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art, JAMM Art & Beyond, Kuwait, 2011 ¶ Selfdom / A Personal Project, Tehran, 2011 ¶ Dar Al Funoon Art Gallery, Kuwait, 2010 ¶ 66 Gallery, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Chamaliere Triennial of Printmaking, France, 2010 ¶ BAMS, Royal Museum of Cornwall, 2009 ¶ Seyhoun Art Gallery, California, 2008 ¶ NAESTVED, Denmark, 2008 BAMS, Birmingham University, 2008 ¶ BAMS, HSBC Money Gallery, British Museum, London 2008 ¶ Haft Samar, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Society of Iranian Painters, Sa’d-abad Palace, Tehran 2007 ¶ Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, Day Art Gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Seyhoun Gallery, Two Person show with Tarlan Rafiee, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, 2006 Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, Tehran, 2005 ¶ Vending Treasure of Galleries, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, 2005 Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Esfahan, 2005

Born: 1969 Education: Graduated from L’Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Tehran ¶ Arts Deco in Strasbourg, France Publications: The Sigh, 2011 ¶ Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon, 2006


Chicken with Plums, 2006 ¶ Embroideries, 2005 ¶ Le Soupir, 2004 ¶ Persepolis volume 4, France, 2003 ¶ Persepolis Volume 3, France, 2002 ¶ Persepolis Volume 2, France, 2001 Persepolis volume 1, 2000

Koorosh Shishegaran

Farah Soltani

Solo Exhibitions: Mansoureh Hosseini Gallery, figurative, Tehran, 1994 ¶ Private Residence, figurative, Tehran 1996 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 2000 ¶ TarhoRang Gallery, Tehran, 2001 Group Exhibitions: Nezami Building, figurative, Tehran, 1994 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1998 ¶ TarhoRang Gallery, Tehran, 2001 ¶ Ejlas Building, Tehran, 2001 ¶ 10 Iranian Women Painters, Brussels, 2001

Born: 1978 Education: BA in Painting, Azad University of Tehran, 2004 Selected Solo Exhibition: Aaran Plus Gallery, 2015 ¶ Aaran Plus Gallery, 2013 Daryabeigei, ArtGallery, 2009 ¶ Atashzad, ArtGallery, 2008 Selected Group Exhibitions: Negah Gallery, 2016 ¶ Den Gallery, Kuwait, 2016 ¶ Ahvaz Contemporary Art Museum, 2015 ¶ Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2015 Aaran Plus Gallery, 2015 ¶ Negah Art Gallery, 2014 ¶ Vista Art Gallery, 2014 ¶ Tirgan Festival of Art and Culture, Toronto, 2013 Ahvaz Contemporary Art Museum, 2013 ¶ Qasr Museum, 2013 Y Art Gallery, 2013 ¶ Artpeople Gallery, San Francisco, 2012 Termeh Art gallery, 2012 ¶ Golestan Art Gallery, 2011 ¶ Aghilei Art Gallery, 2009

Born: 1966 Education: BA in 2-D Art (graphic design & painting/drawing) California State University, 1990

Born: 1986 Education: BA in Fine Arts in Visual Communication, American University, Dubai, 2015 Group Exhibitions: Group exhibition One Million Saless Gallery, Tehran, 2016 Solo Exhibition, alongside multimedia performance of AdamsKhani (Reading Chewing gum) by Mohamad Rahmanian, Ariana Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ Group Exhibition Void/Valid FNdesigns Gallery, Dubai, 2015 ¶ Group exhibition Perfect Dystopia, Rotunda Gallery, Dubai, 2014 ¶ Group exhibition Youth Reflection Rira Gallery, Dubai, 2014

Born: 1944 Education: BA in Interior Design, 1973 ¶ Tehran Fine Art High School, 1967 Projects: Reproduction Art, 1973-74 ¶ Appropriation of Works of Great Artists, 1974-76 ¶ Postal Art, 1976 ¶ Art + Art, 1976-77 ¶ Art for Production, 1977-78 ¶ Socio-Political Posters, 1978-81 ¶ War Drawings, 1981-85

Honours: Nominated in 50 Shortlisted in Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, Dubai, Ladies Club, 2012 Solo Exhibitions: Shirin Gallery, Tehran, 2015 ¶ MAXXI museum, Rome, Unedited History, 2015 ¶ Unedited History: Iran 1960-2014, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris ¶ Peace from the Bottom of My Art, Opera Gallery, London, 2013 ¶ Opera Gallery, London, 2012 Van Gogh’s Ear: Second Cut, Gallery 10, Tehran, 2010 Mona Lisa, Gallery 10, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Van Gogh’s Ear, Gallery 10, Tehran, 2008 ¶ Self-Portraits, Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2007 ¶ Khak Gallery, Tehran, 2006 ¶ Beijing International Biennial, 2003 ¶ Barbican Art Center, London, 2001 ¶ Meridian International Center, USA, 2001–03 ¶ Exhibition of Iranian Art,

Parviz Tanavoli

Maryam Shirinlou

Films: The Voices, 2014 ¶ Gang of the Jotas, 2012 ¶ Chicken with Plums, 2011 ¶ Persepolis, 2007

Shaghayegh Shojaian

Awards: Angoulême Coup de Coeur Award, 2001 ¶ Angoulême Prize for Scenario, 2002 ¶ Angoulême Best Comic Book Award, 2005 Jury Prize for Persepolis, 2007 ¶ Cannes Film Festival Best Animation, 2007 ¶ Cinema for Peace Award, 2008 ¶ Gat Perich Award, 2008 ¶ Doctor honoris causa both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Université catholique de Louvain, 2009 ¶ Noor Iranian Film Festival award for Best Animation Director, 2013

Rome, 2000 ¶ Millennium Painting Exhibition, London, 1999 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1997 ¶ Solo exhibition, Arya Gallery, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1992 Golestan Gallery, Tehran, 1990 ¶ Classic Gallery , Tehran, 1989 Basel Biennale, Switzerland, 1978 ¶ Wash Art Exhibition, Washington DC, 1977 ¶ Farah-abad Youth Palace, Tehran, 1976 Central Youth Palace, Tehran, 1976 ¶ Mess Gallery, Tehran, 1976 Talaar-e Iran (Qandriz), Tehran, 1976 ¶ Mess Gallery, Tehran, 1974 ¶ Iranian National University, Tehran, 1974 ¶ Mess Gallery, Tehran, 1973

Born: 1937 Education: Brera Academy, Milan, 1959 Collections: His works are in the permanent collection of the British Museum, the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Qatar National Museum, Royal Museum of Jordan, Royal Scottish 134 | 135


Museum, UK, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Shiraz University, Tate Modern, London, and in numerous other prestigious venues around the world. Publications: European Women in Persian Houses, London, 2016 Undiscovered Minimalism, London 2011 ¶ Afshar: Tribal Rugs from Eastern Iran, Tehran, 2010 ¶ Tombstones, Tehran, 2009 Gabbeh: Art Underfoot, Tehran, 2004 ¶ Tribal and Rustic Weaves from Varamin, Tehran, 2003 ¶ Persian Flat-Weaves, London, 2002 ¶ Horse and Camel Trappings from Tribal Iran, Tehran, 1998 ¶ Sofreh of Kamo, Tehran, 1996 ¶ Kings, Heroes and Lovers, London, 1994 ¶ Shahsavan: Iranian Rugs and Textiles, New York, 1985 ¶ Lion Rugs: The Lion in the Art and Culture of Iran, Basel, 1985 ¶ Locks from Iran, Washington, 1977


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terms and conditions Conditions of Sale For Auction Gala Magic of Persia (mop) Foundation The property offered in this sale will be offered and sold by mop Foundation. Any questions should be directed to the Charity (“mop Foundation”) and not to Christie’s, Inc., which serves merely as auctioneer for the Charity in conducting the auction sale and participates on the following terms and conditions, as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the sale, which govern the sale of all the property offered at the auction: 1.(a) Neither Christie’s nor the Charity assume any risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property offered at this auction (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified). (b) all property is sold “as is” and neither christie’s nor the charity makes any representations or warranties of any kind or nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the property, and in no event shall either of them be responsible for the correctness of any catalogue or notices or descriptions of property, nor be deemed to have made, any representations or warranty of physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, genuineness, attribution, authenticity, provenance or historical relevance of the property. No statement in any catalogue, notice or description or made at the sale, in any bill of sale invoice or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a representation or warranty or any assumption of liability. Neither Christie’s nor the Charity makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to whether the purchaser acquires any reproduction rights in the property. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored. 2.Any property may be withdrawn by Christie’s or the Charity at any time before the actual sale without any liability therefor. 3. Christie’s and the Charity reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to reoffer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the Charity’s sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. 4. If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, s/he may reject the same and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, s/he decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he may reject the advance. 5. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot subject to all of the conditions set forth herein and thereupon (a) assumes the risk and responsibility thereof (including without limitation damage to frames or glass the covering prints), (b) will sign a confirmation of purchase thereof and (c) will pay the full purchase price no later than Friday 18 August 2017 in Euros by check or wire transfer. All lots will be transferred to the 184 | 185


andre chenue warehouse in Nice, and will be released to the purchaser upon receipt of full payment to the mop Foundation. Storage and handling fees will apply from Friday 18 August 2017 at a minimum monthly storage charge for €60 and are the responsibility of the purchaser. All pickup and delivery arrangements must be made by the purchaser with andre chenue*. If the foregoing conditions and other applicable conditions are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the Charity by law, including, without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price, the Charity at their option, may either (a) cancel the sale, or (b) resell the property on three days’ notice to the purchaser and for the account and risk of the purchaser, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for payment of any deficiency, all other charges due hereunder and incidental damages. 6. Any checks and wire transfers should be payable to the mop Foundation. 7.(a) If a prospective buyer gives Christie’s instructions to bid on his/her behalf Christie’s shall use reasonable efforts to do so, provided these instructions are received no later than 24 hours before the sale. (b) If Christie’s receives commission bids on a particular artwork for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. (c) In the case of order bids or bids transmitted by telephone, Christie’s and the Charity are not responsible for any errors or omissions in connection such bids. (d) All lots are offered for sale subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. Christie’s may implement such reserve by bidding up to the reserve on behalf of the Charity. *andre chenue is a full service art handling company and can help to arrange the delivery of your purchased items. Once payment for the lot(s) have been received in full and confirmation has been provided by the mop Foundation, pickup/delivery can be arranged from the allocated warehouse in Nice by contacting the following persons at chenue storage: Frédéric Queffélec, office: +33.4.92.29.51.08 mobile: +33.6.34.22.56.87 e-mail: Frederic.queffelec@chenue.com or Carine Bryselbout office: +33.4.92.29.51.02, mobile: +33.6.09.11.18.61, e-mail: carine.bryselbout@chenue.com. Items will need to be arranged for pickup or delivery before Friday 18th August in order to fall under complimentary storage. After this date the minimum storage charges are €60 per month.


Index Rasoul Akbarlou lot 1 page 42 | 122

Yari Ostovany lot 26 page 92 | 130

Pooya Aryanpour lot 28 page 98 | 122

HM Farah Pahlavi lots 13, 15 pages 68, 72 | 130

Fereydoun Ave lot 25 page 92 | 122

Farnaz Rabiejah lot 27 page 96 | 131

Keyvan Azad lot 2 page 44 | 123

Maryam Rastghalam lot 8 page 56 | 131

Niloufar Banisadr lot 3 page 46 | 123

Saeed Ravanbakhsh lot 33 page 108 | 131

Behzad Behnam lot 24 page 90 | 124

Ali Razavi lot 9 page 56 | 132

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar lot 30 page 102 | 124

Shadi Rezaei lot 17 page 76 | 132

Henry Dallal lot 14 page 70 | 124

Hossein Rezvani lot 29 page 100 | 133

Morteza Darebaghi lot 23 page 88 | 125

Katayoun Rouhi lot 10 page 60 | 133

Shiva Eini lot 4 page 48 | 125

Yashar Samimi Mofakham lot 11 page 62 | 133

Firouz FarmanFarmaian lot 34 page 110 | 126

Marjane Satrapi lot 16 page 74 | 133

Ghalamdar lot 5 page 50 | 126

Maryam Shirinlou lot 22 page 86 | 134

Dzamil Kamangar lot 31 page 104 | 126

Koorosh Shishegaran lots 21, 21 pages 82, 84 | 134

Shokoufeh Malekkiani lot 19 page 80 | 127

Shaghayegh Shojaian lot 36 page 114 | 134

Manou Marzban lot 6 page 52 | 127

Farah Soltani lot 12 page 64 | 134

Ali Nassir lot 7 page 54 | 127

Parviz Tanavoli lot 37 page 116 | 134

Nicky Nodjoumi lot 32 page 106 | 128 Jason Noushin lot 18 page 78 | 129 Fereydoon Omidi lot 35 page 112 | 129

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Acknowledgments Rasoul Akbarloo Sara Ameri Nina Ansary Alborz Art Development Pooya Aryanpour Fereydoun Ave Keyvan Azad Niloufar Banisadr Shahnaz Bagherzade Nicole Bazyleva-Liebenguth Reverence de Bastien Ali Bakhtiar Marie Behnam-Bakhtiar Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar Nima Behnoud Joobin Bekhrad Sebastien Besson Armand de Brignac Champagne Isabelle de la Bruyere Crown Fine Art Christie’s Henry Dallal Morteza Darebaghi Nancy Dotta Kamil Davaripour Elizabeth Duggal-Taghipour Hugh Edmeades Shiva Eini Maryam Eisler

Serge Ethuin Fairmont Firouz Farman-Farmaian Mahya Fatemi Ghalamdar Bastien Gonzalez Nathalie Guibert Bibinaz Hamidi Paul Hewitt Ehsan Hosseini Svetlana Hurkova Sara Jamshidi Haadi Javadi Caroline Jelmoni Hamid Jourabchi Samira Jourabchi Kamil Art Gallery Dzamil Kamangar Shokoufeh Malekkiani Emma Mansoury Manou Marzban The Hotel Metropole John Mojdehi The Yacht Club de Monaco Colin Morris Ali Nassir Naghmeh Navabi Dina Nasser-Khadivi Nimany Nicky Nodjoumi

Jason Noushin Fereydoon Omidi Yari Ostovany HM Farah Pahlavi Farnaz Rabiejah Maryam Rastghalam Saeed Ravanbakhsh Ali Razavi Reorient Shadi Rezaei Hossein Rezvani Katayoun Rouhi Laleh Saghri Siamak Salek Yashar Samimi Mofakham Marjane Satrapi Gerard Senehi Maryam Shirinlou Koorosh Shishegaran Pooya Shishegaran Shaghayegh Shojaian Sophia Contemporary Gallery Farah Soltani Noor Soussi Alain Taghipour Parviz Tanavoli Flora Tesei Paul Tesei Stan Tompchin Anna Wallace-Thompson


credits Sara Ameri Trustee Nina Ansary Trustee Shirley Elghanian Chairman of the Board of Trustees Shirin Elghanayan Secretary of the Board of Trustees Sanam Oveyssi Trustee Asal Sobati Trustee Vajihe Soleymani Trustee Darya Alikhani Project Manager Shirley Elghanian Chief Executive Samira Jourabchi International Honorary Consultant Fereshte Moosavi Art Director and Curator Sharareh Naghibi Book-keeper and Treasurer Bibinaz Hamidi Volunteer Naghmeh Navabi Volunteer

Magic of Persia Foundation 10 Culford Gardens, sw3 2st, London, uk +44 20 7912 0748 www.magicofpersia.com

Creative direction and design by Sara Jamshidi, ma Visual Communication, Royal College of Art. www.sarajamshidi.com

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