Ali Banisadr

  • We work in Shadows
    September 6, 2019 - December 1, 2019
    Akademie der bildenden Künste
    Lobkowitzplatz 2
    Vienna, Austria

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  • Foreign Lands
    April 6, 2019 - August 25, 2019
    Noordbrabants Museum
    Verwersstraat 41
    's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

    The spring of 2019 will see Ali Banisadr's European museum début with a retrospective exhibition at Het Noordbrabants Museum. The exhibition aligns with the museum’s aspiration to introduce artists who are yet or seldom to be seen in the Netherlands.

    The work of Ali Banisadr (b.1976, Tehran, Iran) demonstrates a careful balancing act between chaos and composure, and abstract and figurative painting and drawing. His complex, expansive paintings are rich with figurative allusions rooted in autobiographical narratives, sonic recollection, invented stories, world history, collective memory and mythology.

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    February 2, 2019 - July 28, 2019
    ‘Micro-Macro: Andrew Sendor and Ali Banisadr’ opens Saturday 2 February at MOCA in Jacksonville.
    AliBanisadr ‘s semi-abstract paintings are juxtaposed with Sendor’s stylistically photo-realistic works, presenting the viewer with two diverging stylistic approaches to
    painting. However, the two artists share an extraordinary attention to detail and process.
    Ali Banisadr is known for his frenetic, fractured compositions, inspired by the world that surround him as well as by his own memories. Growing up during the Islamic Revolution, his
    approach to abstraction evokes notions of displacement, chaos, memory and violence. His fragmented backgrounds are particularly influenced by the artist’s recollection of shattering
    windows during bombings, alluding to a relationship between acoustic and visual memory, which is a common thread throughout his oeuvre. Making use of a colour palette which
    includes tones of blue and gold, Banisadr’s paintings remind the viewer of European religious imagery.

    The exhibition will remain open through July 28, 2019.
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    January 14, 2016 - January 16, 2016
    Paris Marais

    Finissage: January 14, 2016 : 6.30pm - 8pm
    Book Signing: January 16, 2016: 6pm 

    We would like to invite you on the 14th of January 2016  from 6.30pm until 8pm to celebrate the last days of the exhibition In Medias Res by Ali Banisadr in the presence of the artist. 

    We would also like to invite you for the book signing of the new Ali Banisadr catalogue that accompanies the exhibition In Medias Res at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Marais on the 16th of January 2016 at 6pm. This would be the perfect moment to meet the artist and discover the new publication In Medias Res with a text from french professor and art critic Philippe Dagen.

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  • Love Me, Love Me Not
    April 3, 2014 - May 31, 2014
    Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
    Baku, Azerbaijan

    This exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours, curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, features recent work by 16 artists from Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Georgia. It is produced by YARAT, a not-for-profit contemporary art organisation based in Baku, and will be open to the public at the Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku.

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  • Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours
    June 1, 2013 - November 24, 2013
    Tesa 111, Arsenal Nord, 55th Venice Biennale
    Venice, Italy

    Love Me, Love Me Not is an unprecedented exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours, featuring recent work by 17 artists from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and Georgia. The exhibition is produced and supported by YARAT, a not-for-profit contemporary art organisation based in Baku. Curated by Dina Nasser Khadivi.

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  • Safar/Voyage
    April 20, 2013 - September 15, 2013
    Museum of Anthropology at The University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, Canada

    This group exhibition of 16 contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region, curated by Fereshteh Daftari, will bring together works on the universal theme of voyage, from the external and geographical to the internal, emotional and existential.

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    March 18, 2013 - April 25, 2013
    The Moving Museum

    This group exhibition brings together a diverse pool of artists working seamlessly across mediums and disciplines, contextualizing their approaches and identifying the new direction of art in a climate of rapid change, capturing the sense of urgency that is redefining contemporary art and laying the groundwork for its future. Ali Banisadr and Tom Sachs' works are featured in this exhibition.


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  • Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection
    February 10, 2013 - March 11, 2013
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

    Since 2010, key donations and purchases have brought significant artworks in a range of media, from paintings and sculptures to works on paper, videos, and installations, into the MoCA's permanent collection. This exhibition, which features a select group of objects acquired over the past two years, celebrates this invaluable local patronage and the artworks it has championed, including Ali Banisadr's It's in the Air (2002).

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  • The Sound of Painting
    November 10, 2012 - November 30, 2012
    Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Torino, Italy

    Curated by Margherita Artoni and Marco Marrone, this group exhibition features the work of six painters, including the work of Ali Banisadr. In all of Banisadr's works there is a sense of sound and mouvement that along with his choice of colour and condensed imagery brings his subject to life.

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