Ali Divandari

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Ali Divandari
علی دیواندری
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Born (1957-09-06) September 6, 1957 (age 59)
Sabzevar, Iran
Nationality Iran Iranian
Education Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University
Known for Painting, Cartooning, Drawing, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Photography, Illustrating
Movement Surrealism, Action painting, Cubism, Conceptual art, Abstract art, Digital Art
Awards 1 national and 43 int'l awards
Website AliDivandari.com

Ali Divandari (Persian: علی دیواندری‎‎; also Romanized as Alī Divāndarī, Persian pronunciation: [æliː diːvɒːndæriː]; Born 6 September 1957 in Sabzevar) is an Iranian Cartoonist, Painter, Graphic Designer, Sculptor and Journalist.

Biography[edit]

Divandari studied Graphics at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University. He began his career as Graphic Designer and Cartoonist in 1975. In 1997, He directed a new International Cartoon Festival in Iran with a main theme of "man and Nature - Only one, Share & Care". Over his career, Divandari was a jury member of several cartoon exhibitions in Iran and Turkey. His works have been published in many international newspapers and magazines and have been exhibited in over than 34 countries.[1][2]

Exhibitions[edit]

Cartoon by Ali Divandari

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • Kavir Gallery / Sabzevar-Iran / 1976
  • Andisheh Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 21-30 Jan 1996 / 50 Works
  • Abshar Art House / Sabzevar-Iran / Sep-Oct 2000 / 30 Works
  • Seyhun Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 20-25 Apr 2002 / 30 Works
  • Yasemi Gallery / Tabriz-Iran / 18-22 Oct 2002 / 40 Works
  • Kolbe-ye-Javan Gallery / Ardebil-Iran / 10-18 Aug 2004 / 36 Works
  • Isfahan Cartoon House / Isfahan-Iran / 29 Aug-9 Sep 2004 / 40 Works
  • Sales Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 7-20 Jan 2005 / 28 Works
  • Aban Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 22-27 Jan 2005 / 30 Works

About 300 Works in 9 Solo Exhibitions since 1976

Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • Afrand Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 26 Dec 1994-5 Jan 1995 / 8 Works
  • Iran Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 25 Feb-6 Mar 1996 / 10 Works
  • Seyhun Art Gallery / Tehran-Iran / 14-19 Jul 2007 / 12 Works

About 32 Works in 3 Group Exhibitions since 1995


Publications[edit]

Book[edit]

Title: Smile Monalisa[3]
Drawings & Cartoons by Ali Divandari
Rozane Publications
Graphic Designer: Jamal Rahmati
270 Pages - Grayscale
First Edition: 2001
ISBN 964-334-084-8

Awards[edit]

Festival Title Prize Title Country Year
Yomiuri Int'l Cartoon Contest Honorable Mention  Japan 1992
The 3rd Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work  Japan 1992
Xll Mostra Int'l del disegno Umoristico Sportivo Ancona Special Prize  Italy 1993
25th World Cartoon Gallery Skopje '93 III Prize  Macedonia 1993
47th International Festival of the Humor of Bordighera Special Prize  Italy 1994
4th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Honorable Mention  South Korea 1994
6th Olense Kartoenale, Dieren Fourth Prize - De Lekkerbekpot  Belgium 1994[4]
3rd Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize  South Korea 1994[5]
The 6th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work  Japan 1995
4th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Winning Prize  South Korea 1995[6][7]
5th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Main theme winning  South Korea 1995
The 7th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work  Japan 1996
1st Aydın Doğan Int'l Cartoon Competition Honorable Mention  Turkey 1996[8]
6th Seoul Int'l Cartoon Festival Open theme winnig  South Korea 1996
19th Int'l Cartoon Exhibition, Beringen Press Award  Belgium 1996
6th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize  South Korea 1997[9][10]
Satyrykon Int'l Cartoon Exhibition Award of the Director of the culture & sport department  Poland 1997[11]
The 8th Okhotsk Int'l Cartoon Festival Special Merit Work  Japan 1997
Int'l Golden Mouflon Cartoon Festival Silver Mouflon Prize  Cyprus 1997
13th Int'l Cartoon Festival, Slavonski Brod Special Award  Croatia 1997
7th Taejon Int'l Cartoon Contest Fifth Prize  South Korea 1998[12][13]
8th Int'l Cartoon Festival in Omiya Most Popular work  Japan 1998
Courage World Cartoon Contest Bronze Goad  Taiwan 1999
4eme Festival Int'l du dessin d'Humour et de Presse Second Prize  France 1999
Int'l Cartoon Competition on the Occasion of EXPO 2000 Top Ten Work  Germany 2000
20th Int'l Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest Special Prize of the Association of Political Science School Graduates  Turkey 2000
Courage World Cartoon Contest Prize of Importance  Taiwan 2000
1st Int'l Mediterranean Cartoon Competition Special Prize of Alanya Head Official  Turkey 2001
29° Premio di Forte dei Marmi per la Satira Politica Award for The Int'l Graphic Design  Italy 2001[14][15]
2nd Int'l Caricature Contest, Independence Second Award  Ukraine 2002[16]
The 1st LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Bronze Prize  China 2002[17]
The 1st LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Prizes for Excellence  China 2002
2nd Golagha Int'l Cartoon Competition Worthy for approciation  Iran 2003[18]
The 2nd LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Excellence Prize  China 2003[19]
2nd Free Cartoons Web Int'l Cartoonet Festival Bronze Prize  China 2004[20]
The 3rd LM Int'l Cartoon Competition Excellence Prize  China 2004
1st Red Man Int'l Cartoon Humour Competition Selected Prize  China 2006
5th Free Cartoons Web Int'l Cartoonet Festival Selected Prize  China 2006
7th Int'l Mediterranean Cartoon Competition Third Place  Turkey 2007[21]
Master Cup Int'l Cartoon and Illustration Biennial Selected Prize  China 2007
16th Daejeon Int'l Cartoon Contest Honorable Mention  South Korea 2007[22][23]
2nd Red Man Int'l Cartoon Humour Competition Excellent Prize  China 2008
Zero Int'l Cartoon Exhibition Mussel & Fish Honorable Mention  Bulgaria 2009
The First Int'l Cartoon Contest Quebec Banana Prize of the Jury  Canada 2010[24]

Panorama[edit]

Ali Divandari in his ancestral village
Ali Divandari in his ancestral village

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