Born in 1963 in Shiraz, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Lives and works between Tehran and Paris, France

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Farhad Moshiri’s mix-media practice spans across painting, assemblage and sculpture. Inspired by pop art and conceptualism, he has developed a profoundly hybrid aesthetics at the crossroads between the Middle East and the West. While he usually draws his motifs from the American consumer culture (comics, advertising, pop music), he reinterprets them through equally clichéd traditional Persian craftsmanship. Ranging from hand embroidery to calligraphy, his embrace of delicate ornamental techniques offers an ironic and powerful contrast with his otherwise lowbrow visual references. His signature use of sparkly materials (beads, glitter, diamonds) further creates a palpable tension between the primarily figurative quality of his works and their incline towards pure embellishment. Beneath its humorous and light appearance, Farhad Moshiri’s overall oeuvre takes on a slightly subversive dimension by touching upon his native country’s current transformation.
 

education

1984
- MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, USA

solo shows

2018
- First Snow, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria 

2017
- Snow Forest, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
- The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA

2014
- Float, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

2013
- Galerie 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 Perrotin, Paris
 
2008
- Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
- Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- 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, Iran

group shows

2014
- One way : Peter Marino, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, United States.

2013
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25ans, TRIPOSTAL, Lille, France
- Love Me/ Love Me Not, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors, The 55th
- International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
- DISASTER, 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
- Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

2007
- Art without borders, Tehran Gallery, University of Tehran, Iran
- Neighbours in Dialogue, Feshane cultural center, curated by Beral Madra, Istanbul, Turkey

2006
- Iran.com, Museum of New Art, Freiburg, Germany
- Images of the Middle East, Copenhagen, Danmark
- 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, United Kingdom
- Ethnic Marketing, 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2005
- After the Revolution, curated by Octavio Zaya, KM Kulturunea Erakustaretoa, San Sebastian, Spain;
- Quasi niente / almost nothing, E x t r a s p a z i o, Rome, Italy
- Welcome, curated by Farhad Moshiri, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, USA

2004-2005
- It’s Hard to Touch the Real, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany,
- Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallinn, Estonie
- Unge Kunstnerers Samfund UKS (The Association of Young Artists), Oslo, Norway
- Yeans (artist-run-space), Gothenburg, Sweden
- Bildmuseet Umeå, University College of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden

2004
- Entfernte Nähe, curated by Rose Issa, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
- Iran under the Skin, curated by Firouz Firouz, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
- Ethnic Marketing, curated by Martine Anderfuhren e Tirdad Zolghadr, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
- Turning Points, curated by Media Farzin, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA

2003
- Iranian Pool, curated by Maria Chus Martinez, Casa Asia/ARCO, Madrid, Spain
- Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE, United Arab Emirated
- Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
- Continuous Stroke of a Breath, curated by Afsaneh Firouz, 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

Farhad Moshiri - Life is Beautiful

Farhad Moshiri - Life is Beautiful

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Farhad Moshiri - Catalogue Perrotin

Farhad Moshiri - Catalogue Perrotin

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Farhad Moshiri - Fire of Joy

Farhad Moshiri - Fire of Joy

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Farhad Moshiri - Natural

Farhad Moshiri - Natural

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Farhad Moshiri - Red Head

Farhad Moshiri - Red Head

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Farhad Moshiri - Curl

Farhad Moshiri - Curl

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Interview AsiaPacific - Galerie Perrotin

Interview AsiaPacific - Galerie Perrotin

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