Iran

Nima Hashemian

Nima Hashemian
Born 1974, Tehran, Iran. Lives and work in Iran.

Inspired by his father an architect and strongly encouraged by his mother, Nima pursued the arts from a young age, and at the age of 14 was admitted into Teheran´s Conservatory of Fine Arts. In the presence of masters such as Manuchehr Mo´tabar, Reza Imani, and his mentor Ahmad Vakili, Nima focused his attention  on traditional Persian and Oriental painting. Later, he attendet the Tarbiat Modarres University of Arts, where he began experimenting with the sculpture, which greatly influenced his painting style.

Mansour Rafiei

Mansour Rafiei
born 1965 in Tehran, Iran

Studied at The Surikov Art institute in Moscow.

Mohammad Eskandari

Mohammad Eskandari
Born in 1982, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Teheran, Iran

Graduating from high school, he entered the UNIVERSITY OF ART and studied painting (2000-2005). He submitted his thesis on “The influences of the Islamic Revolution on Iranian Contemporary painting” in 2008. He has held 5 solo exhibitions in Daryabeygi Gallery (2000), Elahe Gallery (2004) , Mah Art Gallery (2006) and Tarrahan Azad Gallery (2009)-(2010). He has also participated in 20 group exhibitions from which the most prominent ones are the 3rd and 4th Tehran’s biennial of the Islamic World painting, respectively in 2004 and 2006. Mohamad Eskandari has participated in several exhibitions in Europe.

Jaret Vadera

Jaret Vadera
Born 1976 in Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in New York, USA

Jaret Vadera is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, the Cooper Union in New York, and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited in a number of venues including: the Queens Museum of Art, New York; Project 88, Mumbai; Thomas Erben, New York; Paved Art + New Media, Canada; The Travancore Palace, New Delhi; The Cultural Foundation of Corsica, France; and the New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival, New York.

Samad Ghorbanzadeh

Samad Ghorbanzadeh

Born in 1984, Urmia , Iran
Lives and works in Iran

Started photographic activities in 2006, B.A in the major of graphics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Photography resumes: The most sorrowful songs of humans would be composed when your are hanged on the rope of time, between the ground and the air, yesterday and today, with a cold smile on your face and with a distressed mind to look upon the events that happened in the past and fearfully waiting for the coming events that will happen in the future.

Ali Banisadr

Ali Banisadr
Born 1976 Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in New York, USA

Ali Banisadr was born in Tehran in 1976 and moved to California with his family when he was a child. Banisadr once remarked that his childhood memories, notably of the Islamic revolution and the brutal Iran-Iraq war, were a mix of images, half abstract and the other half with recognizable forms. Present in all of his works is a sense of sound and movement that is due to the way in which Banisadr condenses his imagery, and chooses a wide range of colours to bring his subject to life.

Kambiz Sabri

Kambiz Sabri
Born April 18, 1967, Kashan Iran

Kambiz Sabri was born on April 18, 1967 in Kashan and grew up in Shahroud. He became familiar with the arts during his childhood at the "Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults", where he learned painting. However, the years of his youth however did not prove prosperous ones for the arts in general in the country.

Mahmoud Kashfipour

Mahmoud Kashfipour
* 1974, Yazd, Iran.
Lives and works in Iran

Mahmoud Kashfipour was born in Yazd-Iran 1974. After receiving graphic diploma from school of visual arts he began to work and make experience in graphic and photography for about 20 years. During this time he had special consideration to contemporary art and fine art photography. Also he has been creating artistic works and teaching while working in the field of graphic.

Shadi Ghadirian

Shadi Ghadirian

*1974, Tehran, Iran.
Lives and works in Iran.

Shadi Ghadirian’s photography takes conflicting visual signifiers and drags them into ironic yet subtly unnerving relationships with the viewer. Born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran, Ghadirian emerged in 2000 among a generation of photographers prepared to tackle the confusing reality of a woman’s place in contemporary Iran and to play with understandings of the region.

Hadi Tabatabai

Hadi Tabatabai
* 1964 Mashad, Iran
Lives and works in USA

Hadi Tabatabai was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a BS in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995.

Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Turin, Bonn, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at the Anthony Grant Gallery in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa, Texas.

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