Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1963. He lives and works between Tehran and Paris.
Moshiri developed a personal language in which to discuss Iranian and Western cultures. Inspired by Pop art, Moshiri overturns both pop culture and highbrow imagery by transforming it into figurative artwork. His pieces are made using everyday objects as well as sparkly, luxurious materials such as pearls, crystals, sequins, and gold leaf. Though his work appears to be playful and decorative, beyond the shimmering surfaces Moshiri casts a more cynical — and often critical — eye. He addresses the flaws of contemporary Iran all while toying with its traditional forms; he acknowledges the appeal of the Western world in addition to its limitations.

Solo exhibitions

Go West, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh



Float, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA.



Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong, China.

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium.



"The Fire of Joy", Galerie Perrotin, Paris



Shukran, The Third Line, Dubai

Louis Vuitton commissioned works, Louis Vuitton UAE Stores, Dubai, UAE



Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg



Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris



Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels

Galerie Perrotin, Art Basel Miami, USA



Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, Chelsea NY

CANDY STORE, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai



Threshold of Hap, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome 

Albareh Gallery, Bahrain 

Operation Supermarket, with Shirin Aliabadi, The Counter Gallery, London 

Operation Supermarket, with Shirin Aliabadi, Kolding Design School, Copenhagen 

The Third Line Gallery, Dubai



e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome 

Art Space Gallery, curated by Isabelle Van Den Eynde De Rivieren, Dubai 

Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York



Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Geneva

Leighton House Museum, curated by Rose Issa, London



13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran



Heaven,13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran



13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran



Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran

Group exhibitions


The Great Game, Iranian Pavilion , Venice Biennial 2015, Venice, Italy.



One Way: Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA.



"Love Me/ Love Me Not", Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its "Neighbors", The 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
"DISASTER - The End of Days", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin



"ARTandPRESS", Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin



"How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art", JAMM Art, Kuwait

"The World Belongs to You", François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy



"Raad O Bargh", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

"Iran Inside Out", Chelsea Art Museum, New York


"Art without borders", Tehran Gallery, University of Tehran.

"Neighbours in Dialogue", Feshane cultural center, Istanbul, curated by Beral Madra



Iran.com, Museum of New Art, Freiburg 

Images of the Middle East, Copenhagen 

Art without Borders, Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan 

V-Day, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York 

Word into Art. Artists of the Modern Middle East, curated by Venetia Porter, British Museum, London 

Ethnic Marketing, 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran



After the Revolution, curated by Octavio Zaya, KM Kulturunea Erakustaretoa, San Sebastian. quasi niente / almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome Welcome, curated by Farhad Moshiri, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York



It’s Hard to Touch the Real, Kunstverein, Munich - Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallinn - Unge Kunstnerers Samfund UKS (The Association of Young Artists), Oslo - Yeans (artist-run-space), Gothenburg - Bildmuseet Umeå, University College of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden



Entfernte Nähe, curated by Rose Issa, House of World Cultures, Berlin Iran under the Skin, curated by Firouz Firouz, CCCB, Barcelona Ethnic Marketing, curated by Martine Anderfuhren e Tirdad Zolghadr, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva Turning Points, curated by Media Farzin, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York



Iranian Pool, curated by Maria Chus Martinez, Casa Asia/ARCO, Madrid 

Casa Asia, curated by Maria Chus Martinez, Barcelona 

Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE

Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden

Continuous Stroke of a Breath, curated by Afsaneh Firouz, Harvard University, Boston 

Haft, curated by Michket Krifa, l’Espace Landowski, Ville de Boulogne- Billancourt, France



Tehran Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran



Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles

Public and private collections


Louis Vuitton Foundation



Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa



François Pinault Collection, Venice 



Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha



British Museum, London


United Arab Emirates

Farjam Collection, Dubai 

Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi



The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA