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

2018


First Snow, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria




2017 
Go West, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA




2014


Float, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA


 


2013


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Hong Kong, China


Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium


 


2012


The Fire of Joy, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France


 


2011


Shukran, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE


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


 


2010


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


 


2009


Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France


 


2008


Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium


 


2007


Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York, USA


CANDY STORE, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAD


 


2006


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


Albareh Gallery, Bahrain 


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


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


The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAD


 


2004


e x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, Italy


Art Space Gallery, Dubai, UAD


Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA


 


2003


Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland


Leighton House Museum, curated by Rose Issa, London, UK


 


2002


13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


2001


Heaven, 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


2000


13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


1992


Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Group exhibitions

2015


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


 


2014


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


 


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, France


 


2012


ARTandPRESS, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany


 


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, USA




2007


Art without borders, Tehran Gallery, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Neighbours in Dialogue, Feshane cultural center, Istanbul, Turkey


 


2006


Iran.com, Museum of New Art, Freiburg, Germany


Images of the Middle East, Copenhagen, Denmark


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


V-Day, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA


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


Ethnic Marketing, 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


2005


After the Revolution, KM Kulturunea Erakustaretoa, San Sebastian, Spain


quasi niente / almost nothing, e x t r a s p a z i o, Rom, Italy


Welcome, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA


 


2004-2005


It’s Hard to Touch the Real, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany


Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallin, Estonia


Unge Kunstnerers Samfund UKS (The Association of Young Artists), Oslo, Norway


Yeans (artist-run-space), Gothenburg, Bildmuseet Umeå, University College of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden


 


2004


Entfernte Nähe, House of World Cultures, Berli, Germany


Iran Under the Skin, CCCB, Barcelon, Spain


Ethnic Marketing, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland


Turning Points,  LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA


 


2003


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


Casa Asia, curated by Maria Chus Martinez, Barcelona, Spain


Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE


Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden


Continuous Stroke of a Breath, Harvard University, Boston, USA


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


 


1993


Tehran Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran


 


1989


Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


Public and private collections

France


Louis Vuitton Foundation

 

Israel


Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa


 


Italy


François Pinault Collection, Venice 


 


Quatar


Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha


 


UK


British Museum, London


 


United Arab Emirates


Farjam Collection, Dubai 


Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi


 


USA


The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA