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


Farhad Moshiri’s mixed-media practice spans painting, assemblage, and sculpture. Inspired by pop art and conceptualism, he has developed a profoundly hybrid aesthetics at the crossroads of the Middle East and the West. While he usually draws his motifs from American consumer culture (comics, advertising, pop music), he reinterprets them through equally clichéd traditional Persian craftsmanship. His embrace of delicate ornamental techniques, ranging from hand embroidery to calligraphy, offers an ironic and powerful contrast to 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 inclination toward pure embellishment. Beneath its humorous and light appearance, Moshiri’s oeuvre takes on a slightly subversive dimension by touching upon his native country’s current transformation.

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

solo shows

- First Snow, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria 

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

- Float, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

- Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
- Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- The Fire of Joy, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Shukran, The Third Line, Dubai
- Louis Vuitton commissioned works, Louis Vuitton UAE Stores, Dubai, UAE
- Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
- Galerie Perrotin, Paris
- Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
- Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
- Galerie Perrotin, Art Basel Miami, USA
- Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, Chelsea NY
- CANDY STORE, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai
- 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
- 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

- Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Geneva
- Leighton House Museum, curated by Rose Issa, London
- 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran
- Heaven,13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran
- 13 Vanak Street Gallery, Tehran
- 1992 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

group shows

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

- 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
- ARTandPRESS, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin
- 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
- Raad O Bargh, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
- Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

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

-, 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Tehran Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

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Interview AsiaPacific - Galerie Perrotin

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Farhad Moshiri "Silly you, Silly me", Perrotin Paris

Farhad Moshiri "Silly you, Silly me", Perrotin...