Three works from the ongoing series Cultural Diplomacy: An Art We Neglect and Modern Entanglements, U.S. Interventions, by Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, are included in the book Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War. The book is the outcome of several years of historical research by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) curatorial team for the homonymous exhibition presented in 2017.
Nazgol Ansarinia and Hera Büyüktaşciyan will be part of the exhibition Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa, bringing together an extraordinary collection of work from the British Museum for the first time.
We are pleased to announce Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck's inclusion in the book Immanent Vitalities: Meaning and Materiality in Modern and Contemporary Art, published by the University of California Press as part of the Studies in Latin American Art series, supported by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art.
Z33 presents the first two-person exhibition of internationally acclaimed artists Kamrooz Aram and Iman Issa. Entitled Lives of Forms, this exhibition focuses on the artists’ explorations of the personal and political significance of aesthetic forms.
Ana Mazzei’s first commission for a public institution in the UK is a large-scale site-specific installation; an unfurling series of rooms, filled with abstracted sculptural forms each pertaining to states of mind, which taken together suggest an open-ended narrative.
Jaber Al Azmeh, Nazgol Ansarinia and Hera Buyuktaşciyan are featured in the new publication Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa, bringing together an extraordinary collection of work from the British Museum for the first time.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck will be part of the group exhibition Figuraciones modernas en recurrencia (Modern Figurations in Recurrence), which include works in various media by local and international artists.
Known for her site-specific explorations of memory-charged spaces, Istanbul-based artist Hera Büyüktaşcıyan fathoms the aquatic currents of our minds. Her work navigates the sharp edge of social/political rupture, and floats through the endlessness of petrified time.
Nazgol Ansarinia will be part of DEMO, a group exhibition exploring the lines between demolition, transformation, and extinction. Four different records and results of four different spatial ruinations will be situated in the landmark R.M. Schindler Kings Road House in West Hollywood, California.
How do landscapes (both territorial and cultural) shift as carriers of cyclical time? Can we translate volatile geographies into architectures of memory? These are amongst the concerns Hera Büyüktaşcıyan delves into in her exhibition On Stones and Palimpsests, marking her second solo at the Gallery. Looking at territorial divisions and historical ruptures in different cities across time, she unravels these unstable spaces across a series of drawings, sculptures and video.
Kamrooz Aram is among the 50 artists to participate in Public Art Fund's Art on the Grid, a multi-platform exhibition of new work by a group of 50 New York-based, emerging artists. The exhibition was conceived in the spring of 2020 in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are excited to announce our participation in this year's June Art Fair, in collaboration with ArtReview and international gallery Hauser & Wirth, which will host the fair on its website. A special, dedicated microsite featuring additional content that supports each participating gallery will be available on artreview.com.
Marking the inaugural online sale by an international auction house in the Middle East, This Too Shall Pass brings together sixty works from seven of Dubai’s leading art galleries in a project that is the first of its kind.
The auction will be open for bidding from 18 – 25 June, with 10% of the galleries’ proceeds to be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s response to the pandemic’s impact on refugee families and children across twenty countries in the MENA region.
Kamrooz Aram will be part of the group exhibition Desorientalismos, which seeks to investigate an imagined geography as a result of colonialism characterized by the intention of "orientalizing the oriental" in cultural representations.
Seher Shah and Randhir Singh's collaborative body of work, Dhaka Library, will be part of Dhaka Art Summit's On Muzharul Islam: Surfacing Intention exhibition, responding to the built and unbuilt legacy of the ground-breaking Bangladeshi architect Muzharul Islam (1923-2012).
As part of Lahore Biennale 02, Hera Büyüktaşçiyan, in curatorial collaboration with Haajra Haider Karrar, will be showing a video work which derives from poetics of space focusing on Sikh heritage that carries traces of 1947’s Partition.
For its inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated Argo Factory building, Pejman Foundation presents The Room Becomes a Street, a solo exhibition by Iranian artist Nazgol Ansarinia. Conceived as a series of discrete interventions dispersed throughout the foundation’s galleries, the exhibition is Ansarinia’s largest presentation to date and surveys the artist’s work of the last 15 years in sculpture, installation, drawing, and video.
Hera Büyüktasçiyan is among the finalists for the 12th Benesse Prize at the Singapore Biennale 2019. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding artist or artist collective chosen from the artists participating in the Biennale.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan’s research-based practice revolves around the fluidity of history and the relation between our present lives and our unseen roots; these interests find differentiated expressions in two works presented at SB2019.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck is among the selected artists for Monumento Piazza Largo Venezuela, an exhibition that promotes and supports the activity of Comitato Monumento Piazza Largo Venezuela.
As part of the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial, architects Hamed Khosravi and Roozbeh Elias-Azar with artist Nazgol Ansarinia reflect on spatial imaginaries of domestic spaces in the city of Tehran.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan joins the inaugural edition of Toronto Biennial of Art with the installation Reveries of an Underground Forest (2019), consists of carpets rolled to resemble the stumps of trees, inspired by the forests that once flourished in the Toronto region and are now buried under the foundations of our modern city.
Maryam Hoseini will be part of Heartbreak exhibition. Taking the classical story of Dido and Aeneas as its starting point, the exhibition will include the work of nine contemporary artists, each exploring the theme of heartbreak.
Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present, through a prism of classical Persian poetry, an exhibition of works by nine contemporary Iranian artists, including Nazgol Ansarinia, at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia.
Seher Shah’s drawings, prints and sculptures explore ideas around space, landscape, objects and aesthetics. This Artist’s Room features two major works: a three-part graphite drawing, Emergent structures: relative noise, planar landscape and capital mass, and Studies in form, a collaborative body of work with photographer Randhir Singh.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck will be part of Crude, an exhibition that explores oil as an agent of social, cultural and economic transformation across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a driver of geo-political upheaval.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, an exhibition that will present an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art that is also an archaeology of our troubled times.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan in School Square Galatasaray, a contemporary exhibition exploring the multi-layered architectural, art-historical and sociological significance of the Galatasaray High School on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
Ana Mazzei will be part of Brazil. Knife in the flesh, an exhibition that shatters conventions and stereotypes without, however, setting out to draw a portrait of the country or its artistic scene, reflecting instead on their inherent conflict: the fights and violence, the political, social, racial, ecological and cultural abuse.
For Hands, Spells, Papers Ana Mazzei explores the materiality and the pictorial representations generated by the host of interlocking visual cultures making up her native Brazil, whether their sources be indigenous, colonial and Catholic, ethnographic and scientific, or contemporary.
A long-term exhibition, A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation, opens at the Sharjah Art Museum featuring a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, including works of Chaouki Choukini.
Nazgol Ansarinia in Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, an exhibition that presents a focused look at a group of artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture, and socio-political issues today.
Hera Büyüktaşçiyan in Chasing a Coin: Signs, Traces and Stories, an exhibition that brings together a selection of Yapı Kredi coin collection and three contemporary art commissions inspired by the coin collection.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in The Matter of Photography in the Americas an exhibition that presents a wide range of creative responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies.
The present exhibition pulls into dialogue the work of two artists—Kamrooz Aram (b. Iran, 1978) and Anwar Jalal Shemza (b. India, 1928 – 1985)—concerned with the relationship between ornamental art and modernist abstractions.
Jaber Al Azmeh in Instantanés d’Orient, a selection of photographs from the Biennal of contemporary photographers from the Arab world shown in Paris at the Arab World Institute as well as at the European House of Photography in 2017.
Shadi Habib Allah's 30kg Shine (2017), a video installation that examines various states of existence-object, body and spirit-and how they exchange roles and share enmeshed forms of agency, will be on view at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF).
In collaboration with Media Farzin, Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck will be showing The Larger Picture, 1941-1942. From the series Modern Entanglements, U.S. Interventions, 2006-2009 at 4.543 billion. The matter of matter exhibition.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan will be participating in a group exhibition exploring the theme of Homeland. The works will be exhibited in four different locations; the BBK’s Kunst-Quartier, the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, and the Kunstraum hase29.
Nazgol Ansarinia will be part of the exhibition Planet 9, a cluster of presentations, performances, screenings, lectures, readings, and conversations which connect the visual arts with the neighboring disciplines of theater, film, music, and literature, and which are also set to include contributions from the natural sciences.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in the exhibition Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously, which explores the ideas emanating from this story, of countries dissolved and populations dispersed, meditating on the role that arts plays in the times of upheaval.
Shadi Habib Allah to participate in the Sharjah Biennial 13 Tamawuj, featuring over fifty international artists, the biennial encompasses exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long education programme in Sharjah; projects in Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul and Beirut; and an online publishing platform.
Laura Egerton profiles Dubai-based, Syrian-rooted contemporary gallery, Green Art, as part of this issue's focus on Syria. The article brings insight on how Green Art, dubai's oldest gallery continues to stay relevant.
In Electoral Autocracy, his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck combines previously existing and recent works to broadly examine the chaos of his home country, probing the problematical historic narratives that bring us to our present.
We are pleased to announce Shadi Habib Allah's fall residency at Delfina Foundation in London for the period September - December 2016. The residency has been kindly supported by Alserkal Avenue, Artschool Palestine and Qattan Foundation.
Nazgol Ansarinia in Metatextile, an exhibition drawing together historic and contemporary works united in their employment of fabric and textiles as a means of challenging prevalent social hierarchies, historical narratives and perceived value systems.
Shadi Habib Allah's film entitled Daga'a, first shown at the New Museum Triennial in 2015, will be shown at the Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium, alongside films by Chantal Akerman, Cyprien Gaillard and Avi Mograbi among others.
Nazgol Ansarinia has been nominated for the Queen Sonja Print Award, among thirty exceptional and exciting artists that have been recommended by curators, museum directors and fellow artists from many parts of the world.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan participates in the exhibition If you can't go through the door, go through the window, an exhibition that celebrates ingenuity, one of most complex human processes, and the ways in which individuals modify in order to participate in society.
We are proud to announce that the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane has acquired 3 works of Iranian artist Nazgol Ansarinia from her Reflections/Refractions series.
Nazgol Ansarinia in KURZ / DUST / غبار, an international exhibition that reunites artists, activists and writers whose works interact directly with their surrounding environment.
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan in the exhibition GRANDCHILDREN, New geographies of belonging, which intends to look closer at personal and communal affiliations in the Armenian transnation, the mechanisms that empower and nurture the diasporic identities and its patterns of representation as well.
Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the ways in which contemporary artists from North Africa and the Middle East, including Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, are utilizing and disrupting the function of the archive and, in so doing, are simultaneously highlighting a systemic and perhaps irrevocable crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region.
Hale Tenger participates in Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities, a group exhibition that brings together aspects of three private, independent collections in order to open a dialogue and critique around the act of collecting and to publicly share the works they have come to hold.
Kamrooz Aram and Seher Shah in Geometries of Difference: New Approaches to Ornament and Abstraction, an exhibition that brings together the work of seven contemporary artists who subtly subvert modernist abstraction through strategies of difference, pushing geometry and pattern to the verge of ornament.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck and Media Farzin in "Beyond the Supersquare", an exhibition that explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck and Media Farzin have been commissioned to produce a new work as part of the exhibition entitled "Liquid Assets In the Aftermath of the Transformation of Capital" at the Steirischer Herbst Festival of Art in Graz, Austria.
Seher Shah in "Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space", an exhibition that explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in "Order, Chaos, and the Space Between", drawn from the internationally renowned Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, the exhibition presents contemporary, cutting edge works by Latin American artists who question the nature of the creative process.
Hale Tenger's installation, "Balloons on the Sea", 2011, will be shown for the first time in Paris at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton as part of the exhibition entitled "Journeys: Wanderings in Contemporary Turkey".
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck is included in "When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes", curated by Jens Hoffmann, at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. This exhibition is a sequel to, and a reevaluation of, the legendary 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form, which was curated by Harald Szeemann at Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland.
Kamrooz Aram is participating in a group show at Vogt Gallery in New York entitled “The End”, featuring works by mostly New York-based artists ranging from sculpture over drawing and painting to video and installation.