Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1963. He lives and works in 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

2013


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong


Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium


 


2012


"The Fire of Joy", Galerie Perrotin, Paris


 


2011


Shukran, The Third Line, Dubai


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


 


2010


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


 


2009


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris


 


2008


Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels


Galerie Perrotin, Art Basel Miami, USA


 


2007


Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, Chelsea NY


CANDY STORE, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai


 


2006


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


 


2004


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


 


2003


Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Geneva


Leighton House Museum, curated by Rose Issa, London


 


2002


13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran


 


2001


Heaven,13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran


 


2000


13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran


 


1992


Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran


Group exhibitions

2013


"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


 


2012


"ARTandPRESS", Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin


 


2011


"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


 


2009


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


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




2007


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


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


 


2006


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


 


2005


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


 


2004-2005


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


 


2004


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


 


2003


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


 


1993


Tehran Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


 


1989


Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles