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April 25, 2016


Farzad Kohan’s sculptures and paintings explore themes such as love, migration, and identity, and often incorporate appropriated media and found objects. Partially inspired by his personal history and surroundings, Kohan places an emphasis on form, allowing the successive stages of art making to become analogous to d...

March 6, 2016

Fondation Behnam Bakhtiar travels to Tehran for the very special group exhibition 'Remembering Tomorrow' held at the Niavaran Cultural Center. 

 

Remembering Tomorrow is a touring exhibition and auction that will take place in Tehran and Dubai this year throughout February and March. Dedicated to contemporary...

January 19, 2016

 

Leila Fatemi is a Toronto-based photographer of Iranian, German, and Indian descent. Currently completing her B.F.A. in Photography at Ryerson University, Leila is influenced by her own life experience and understandings as a visual artist living between cultures. Her work results from personal reflections as well as...

September 22, 2015

Azadeh Akhlaghi lives and works between Iran and Australia. Azadeh is a post-conceptual artist, beginning her career in 2001. Her main concern is photography, video-arts and making short movies.

 

Azadeh’s practice acknowledges conceptual and postmodern approaches to contemporary art through photography. She has an MA i...

July 31, 2015

Born in Iran in 1957, Salar Ahmadian's works, known for their unique use of Persian calligraphy, have been exhibited in Iran, North America, Europe, and the Persian Gulf region. They have also been sold at Christie's auctions, as well as Art Expo sales in Kuwait.
 

 

FBB. Tell us a bit about yourself, Salar.

 

I was born...

April 10, 2015


Shirin Neshat’s solo show The Book of Kings at Faurschou Foundation in Beijing, China features a new body of photography works and a video installation by the internationally acclaimed Iranian artist. The project is inspired by the 60.000 verse epic poem, Shahnameh (Book of Kings), by the 11th century Islamic conques...

April 7, 2015


The new Taymour Grahne Gallery in TriBeCa couldn’t wish for a more auspicious kickoff than its excellent inaugural show of new paintings and drawings by Nicky Nodjoumi. Born in Iran in 1942, Mr. Nodjoumi arrived in New York City in the late 1960s, when he became involved in protest movements against the Pahlavi regim...

April 6, 2015


Fact after revelatory fact spills out of the Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli. The 78-year-old, Tehran-born sculptor, scholar and polymath is ruminating on his life and work during an absorbing Skype chat from his home in Vancouver.

He describes, for instance, how in 1962 he put together a contemporary Iranian art exhib...

April 5, 2015

 

To mark the opening of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre in Baku on 24 March 2015, YARAT is delighted to announce the exhibition Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes. This is a major new commission, produced following the artist’s time in Azerbaijan and also includes two of Neshat’s earlier works, the s...

September 1, 2014

1. Quelle est votre histoire M. Behnam? / What is your story Mr. Behnam?
 

Mon histoire est la vie d’un homme qui, malgré les soubresauts de la grande histoire, est toujours resté heureux et positif, avec beaucoup d’amour. / My story is the life of a man who, despite the turmoil of history, has always been happy a...

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