History and memory inform the work of Persian-born artist Firouz Farman Farmaian, whose lifetime of living in exile in Paris, France profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual 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, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. Each work is the result of careful contemplation of the techniques and tools that will achieve a singular aesthetic and emotional intention. These in turn are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film and music.


Firouz lives and works in Tarifa, Spain and Paris, France



Galeria Maior 
Group Exhibition ongoing

Private Viewings July - Sept 2016

Plaça Major, 4 E07460 - Pollença, Mallorca.


Dark Matter Joint Exhibit Part II

Opening July 23rd - Festival Del Estrecho.

La Lonja Vieja Cultural Center - Barbate, Cadiz.

Plaza Inmaculada, s/n Barbate · La Janda.

RH Modern Gallery New York

Hybrids Serie - Group Exhibit

Opening September 2016

935 Broadway - New York

NY 10010-6009


Shirin Gallery
Future & Memory / Memory & Future

Joint Exhibit in collaboration with Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

Curated by Janet Rady - Opening October 20th 2016

511 W 25th Street | Suite 507

New York |  NY | 10001


FIAC 2016 - Galerie Golan Roozkhosh

Artabazos Magazine Booth - October 2016


Galerie Golan Roozkhosh Hamburg - Strata Exhibition

Solo Exhibition - November 2016


RetroProjection Exhibit at Soleiman Palace 

Exhibit Running March to May 2016

Dar Layadi, Kaa Machraa Marrakech


Magic of Persia Foundation

Remembering Tomorrow Touring Exhibit & Auction

Exhibition VIP Preview & Auction Sunday March 13th

In the presence of HE Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan I  Exhibition Opening & Cocktail Reception

Monday 14th March Running Through Thurs.17th

JAMM Art Gallery Street 8, Al Quoz Dubaï, UAE

Galeria Maior Momentary Meditations

Solo Exhibition - Opening March 27th 2016

Plaça Major, 4 E07460 - Pollença, Mallorca, Spain


Dark Matter Joint Exhibit

In Collaboration with Daniel Jameson Saffe

El Posito Cultural Center - Los Barrios, Cadiz

Asosiasion Hercules - Opening April 1st 2016


Innocense en Danger Foundation Auction

August 2016, Gstaad, Switzerland


GRK Gallery Hamburg

Solo Exhibition - Opening October 2016


RH Modern Gallery Los Angeles  

Hybrids + Various Recent Works - Group Exhibit

Opening Nov 4th Running Through March 2016

8772 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA 90048


RH Modern Gallery Denver 

Hybrid VII - Group Exhibit,  Running Through March 2016


ArtRepresent Gallery

Online exhibit Courtesy of Janet Rady Fine Arts

July 2015 - July 2016. London, UK


Niavaran Cultural Center

Magic of Persia Foundation 

Remembering Tomorrow - A Touring Exhibit & Auction

Exhibition Preview & Cocktail Feb 19th 2016

Exhibition open to public 20-23rd Feb.

Niavaran Cultural Center Pasdaran Ave. Tehran, Iran


Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun 

RetroProjection Solo Exhibition  

Marrakech Biennale Artist Presentation & Cocktail

Friday Feb. 26th  - Jan 4th Running Through March 2016

Place Ben Youssef Marrakech Medina, Morocco


Shirin Gallery NY

Persian Colors Group Exhibit

Jan 7th- Jan 30th  2016

511 W 25th Street Suite 507
New York, NY 10001



Golan Rouzkhosh Gallery

Solo Exhibit Opening October 21st 2015

Running through Nov 12th 2015

32 Rue Feydeau 75002, Paris


U.N Zero Hunger Milan Expo 2015

Group Exhibit - Art for a Better Future

May 1st Running Through Oct 31st 2015

Milan World Fair, Milano, Italy


My Lost Orient 

Hurricane Hotel, Tarifa, Spain

Solo Exhibit , July - Sept 2015

Ctra Nac 340, Km 78, 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz


A Blue Taxi to Paradise

Nando Arguelles Art Project, Sotogrande

Installation- Solo Exhibit, 30th April- 31st May 2015

BlueSotogrande Marina N° 18, Sotogrande, Spain


25.04.15 Concordia Charity, Marbella

In Aid of the Concordia Foundation, Aloha Golf Country Club


18.04.15 ICAM New Year Auction , Monaco

In association witth IHF,Raising Funds for UNAKids

Monaco Yacht Club


21.03.15 Magic of Persia I Christie's Auction

Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Godolphin Ballroom, Dubaï UAE


28.02.15  Madrid Polyptic Performance

Huber Platform Courtesy of Nando Arguelles

Off ARCO Madrid 2015 ' De Prestado ' Event, Madrid


05.12.15 / 05.01.15 Panorama 2014 Group Exhibit

GRK Gallery, Paris


09.14 / 12.14 Cadmium Black Solo Exhibit

Moghadam Gallery, Monaco

07.14 / 10.14  Waves Solo Exhibit

Barclays Bank - GRK Gallery, Paris

19.06.14 / 22.06.14 Scope - Art Basel 2014
Janet Rady Fine Arts Booth - Basel, Switzerland

01.05.14 / 15.05.14 Waves Solo Exhibit
Golan Rouzkhosh Gallery, Paris, France

11.04.14 / 22.04.14  Black Gold Group exhibit
Shirin Gallery Tehran, Iran.

22.03.14 Iranian Heritage Foundation
Auction, Fund for the protection of Iranian
wildlife & environment. London, UK

05.06.13 / 20.06.13 Junkspace Solo Exhibit.  
Mews 42 Gallery & Layli Shirazi, London, UK

25.04.13 Christie's Benefit Auction  
Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi Fund, Monaco
For Ancient Iran Scholarship at Harvard 

28.02.13 / 15.02.13 Cadmium Black Exhibit
ManArt Gallery / GRK Gallery, Paris, France

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