Mahmoud Bakhshi

Mahmoud Bakhshi

Mahmoud Bakhshi was born in 1977 in Tehran, Iran where he lives and works. In 2001 he graduated with a BA in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. In recent years, he has participated in several group shows in Iran and Europe. Bakhshi's installations and sculptural works deal with the aesthetics of post-revolutionary Iran, composed of a distinctive combination of ideological Islam, industrial capitalism and the liberational iconography of the 1979 Revolution. His work represents a struggle between an art that is self-conscious of its independence and the propaganda of the state.
Recently Bakhshi has integrated everyday objects from Iran into his work, objects that have acquired a political character beyond their banal everyday character.

Awards

2009  


Winner of MOPCAP prize


 


2002  


Second prize of the third Tehran Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran artistic creations foundation, Tehran


Research scholarship in Cite international des Arts, Paris


 


2000 


Honor plaque from the second Tehran Sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran.


Solo exhibitions

2014


Talk Cloud, YAY Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan


 


2012 


Hard Copy, Art Gwangju 2012, Gwangju, South Korea


Recycle, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


2011 


Bah Man, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France


Bah Man, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran


 


2010


The Engaged Artist; Influences of Graphics on Sculpture in Middle Ages, Saatchi Gallery (Project Room), London


 


2009  


Tulips rise from the blood of the nation’s youth, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran


 


2007 


Solo Show (Namayeshgah-e-Enferadi), Ave Gallery, Tehran


 


2006  


Mahmoud’s Driving School, Tehran Gallery, Tehran


 


2004  


Oh ABOLFAZL, three openings - exhibition (Bazaar mosque, at Enghelab street, at Golestan gallery), Tehran


 


2002 


Barg Gallery, Tehran


 


2001  


Barg Gallery, Tehran


 


2000   


Barg 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


Transformed Visions, Tate Modern, London, UK


 


2010 


1 Mile² Tehran, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, The 4th Auckland Triennial, Auckland


 


2009  


Untitled (from: rosegarden), Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


 


2008  


Iran: New Voices (Exploring contemporary Iranian film and video art) Barbican Centre, London


Lion under the rainbow (contemporary art from Tehran), Athens


In the state of weightlessness, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran


 


2006 


Asia art now, Alternative space Loop, Seoul; 2007 Arario Gallery, Beijing


Iran.com - Iranian Art today, Museum of New Art, Freiburg


Eastern Expressway, Evangelische Stadtakademie, Frankfurt


 


2005  


Rebel minds gallery, Berlin


 


2004  


Victim, Niavaran artistic creations foundation, Tehran


11th Bangladesh Biennial, Daka


 


2003  


Exhibition of a spiritual vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


Cite international des Arts, Paris


 


2002 


Exhibition of New Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


3rd Tehran sculpture Biennial, Niavaran artistic creations foundation, Tehran


 


2001  


1st exhibition of conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


 


2000  


2nd Tehran sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran


Public and private collections

Tate Modern Collection


Private collections