The idea of still life and its codes of representation is one the bases of my creative process. I’m treating body and object as the same. They constitute two parts of a relation and they influence each other. Each artwork shows some fragments of this relation in B&W shades, without any background and uncontextualized. The different parts of body (ex: mouth, hand, feet…) are in relation/alienated with one or many objects (ex: book cover between toes). The absurd and exaggerated use of these objects removes the principal function of the organs, making the body static and more object-like.
1987 Born in Teheran
1999 Moved to France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Amelie von Wulffen, Matthias Herrmann & Martin Guttmann (Clegg & Guttmann)
"Unter Strom" - Verbund Exhibition / Group Exhibition - 20.03 - 27.03
20.03.2014 at 7pm
Semper Depot – EG Nord
Hrobsky Gallery Showroom – Vienna – A.
RemapKM 4 Art Biennal – Athens – GR.
4th Independent Publishers Fair | Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna – A.
Zeichnung Wien (Drawing Vienna), Gallery Lang, Vienna – A.
Basel Art Book Fair, Volkshaus, Basel – CH.
ViennaArtBookFestival, Ostlicht Gallery, Vienna – A.
“de Neige & Zadoorian”, UBIKSpace, Vienna- A.
Rundgang 2013, Martin Guttmann class, Vienna – A.
Academy of Fine Art Vienna, Aula, New Directions in Photography, Vienna – A.
Naoussa Film Festival 2012, “Behemoth” – Won Best Experimental Film Award - GR.
Exhibition in Gallery Lang, Vienna – A.
Founding UBIKSpace, Vienna – A.
Rundgang 2012, Martin Guttmann class, Vienna – A.
1min Filmfestival, with “back(to the)ground”, Lille – FR.
Rong – Wrong Magazine (Amsterdam). Künstlerhaus, MetamArt – A.
Kunsthalle Wien, Zine*Fair, Vienna – A.
Leopold Museum, Eikon Photography Contest, Vienna – A, Mo.E, Werkschau, Vienna – A, Artelaguna Prize, Venice – IT.
“Surface of Everyday Life”, Landjäger Magazin Anniversary Edition : “Self Discovery”.
Rundgang 2011, Matthias Herrmann’s class, Vienna – A. Group exhibition in Atelier Vote, Vienna – A.
Collaboration in execution of wall drawings in Jean Nouvel’s Tower Project, Vienna – A.
Group exhibition in the gallery After the Butcher, Berlin – DE. Rundgang 2010, Amele von Wullfen’s Class, Vienna – A.
Group exhibition in Les Subsistances, Lyon – FR.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2014 Project Prize – State of Vienna
2013 Project funding – Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2012 Best Experimental Film Award in Naoussa Film Festival with “Behemoth” 2011 Artelaguna Prize.
2011 Eikon Photography Contest.
2011 Jerkfilm Prize for Young Contemporary Artist.
2009 Digital Photo Awards, L’internaute.Design Contest, Hugo Boss.