Iran

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.

Sara Arianpour

Born in April 1980 in Teheran, Iran.

After a 3 years of attending open courses in Rassam Honar Cultural and Artistic institute she received an Arts certificate in graphics and painting from that institute in 1995. She received her diploma in graphics from the Kosar Afarin Arts high school in 1997. 

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.

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.

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.

Taravat Talepasand

Born in 1979, Eugene, OR

“I am the Corrupt Minority.”
Taravat Talepasand, born in 1979 in the United States, retained close family and artistic ties to Iran, Esfehan, where she was trained in the challenging discipline of Persian miniature painting. Paying close attention to the cultural taboos identified by distinctly different social groups, particularly those of gender, race and socioeconomic position, her work reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our “modern” society.

Mitra Tabrizian

Born in Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in London

Mitra Tabrizian has exhibited and published widely and in major international museums and galleries, including her solo exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2008. Her most recent books Another Country, withtexts by Homi Bhabha, David Green, and Hamid Naficy, is publishedby Hatje Cantz in 2012.

Her photographic and film works are represented in major public collections, including, Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art | Moderna Mussset, Stockholm | Museum Folkwang, Essen | Musée d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg amongst others.

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

*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

* 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.