Mehrdad Afsari

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Mehrdad Afsari
Born (1977-09-21) September 21, 1977 (age 40)
Khoy (Iran)
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Photographer, visual Artist and Video Director
Movement Photography Visual art Video

Mehrdad Afsari Persian: مهرداد افسری‎ (born 1977) is an Iranian photographer best known for his artistic and unusual landscapes with a conceptual and philosophical approach.

Life and work[edit]

Mehrdad Afsari is an Iranian fine art photographer, documentary film director and video artist.[1][2] He was born in 1977 in Khoy. He got a B.A. in photography from University of Tehran in 2000 and M.F.A in photography from Tehran University of art in 2006. He has been professor at Tehran University of Art for 14 years. He is an honorary member of Iranian Visual Artists Society.[3]

Since 2001, he has had 15 solo exhibitions[4] in different galleries in Iran and his works have been shown in more than 80 exhibitions around the world such as Iran, China,[5] Germany, US,[6] UAE,[7] Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey,[8] Georgia,[9] France, Norway, UK such as Photo London[10][11] 2018 , Venice Biennial in Italy, Paris Photo in France, Contemporary Art Istanbul[12] in Turkey, Queens Museum of Art (QMA) in USA, MOA Museum of Art, The Reina Sofia Museum in Spain, Georgia Museum of Art, "University of Westminster in London and Tehran museum of contemporary art (TMOCA).[13]

He has also been the Jury member[14][15], lecturer[16][17] and curator of many national and international festivals and exhibitions.

Afsari curated the group exhibition Confined Landscape at Mohsen Gallery in Tehran in 2012[18] and the group exhibition Winter there in 2015.[19]

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Publications[edit]

Publications by Afsari[edit]

  • Eye 39: Mehrdad Afsari. Iran: Mahriz, 2010. Compiled by Iman Safaei. ISBN 978-964-94321-7-5. Persian (Farsi) and English text. Edition of 1500 copies.[29][30]
  • The Gradual Disappearance of Things. Iran: Mohsen gallery, 2014.[31] Edition of 1296 copies.

Publications with contributions by Afsari[edit]

  • La Photography Iranienne. Paris: Loco, 2011.[32]
  • Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspective. London: Saqi, 2013. By Hamid Keshmirshekan. ISBN 978-0863567216.[33]

Collection[edit]

Afsari's work is held in the following permanent collection:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 1st Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition". The 1st Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  2. ^ "Magmart | international videoart festival". website. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Association of visual arts of Iran". avoa.ir. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Mohsen Gallery | Mehrdad Afsari". mohsen.gallery. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  5. ^ "PhotoFairs | Shanghai 2016 Records Strongest Ever Sales | World Photography Organisation". www.worldphoto.org. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Contemporary Iranian Photography | Hillyer Art Space". hillyerartspace.org. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  7. ^ "uNclear deal - Ground floor | The Mine". www.themine.ae. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Persian art show in Ankara". www.iran-daily.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  9. ^ Pertenava, Lali. ""SubTehran: Subjective Truth from Iran" at Center of Contemporary Art | Tbilisi". artforum.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  10. ^ "Photo London convince pubblico e collezionisti con un'offerta internazionale". Il Sole 24 ORE (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  11. ^ London, Photo. "Photo London". Photo London. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  12. ^ "Contemporary Istanbul 14–17 September '17, 12th year". www.contemporaryistanbul.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  13. ^ "آثار 84 هنرمند نوسنت‌گرا روی دیوار موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران می‌رود". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in Persian). 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  14. ^ Tabatabai, Behzad. "Focus Iran 3, a juried exhibition by Craft & Folk Art Museum and Farhang Foundation | 2018 | Press". farhang.org. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  15. ^ Tabatabai, Behzad. "Focus Iran 3 - Rules | Programs". farhang.org. Retrieved 2018-07-04. 
  16. ^ yahoo.com, Vahid Alinaghizadeh :: v_alinaghizadeh [at]. "انجمن عکاسان ایران". www.nips.org.ir. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  17. ^ "گزارش دومین روز «۱۰ روز با عکاسان»". tandismag.com (in Persian). Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  18. ^ "Mohsen Gallery | Mehrdad Afsari". mohsen.gallery. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  19. ^ "Mohsen Gallery | Winter". mohsen.gallery. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  20. ^ "دومين جشنواره عكس‌هاي دريايي پايان يافت". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in Persian). 2005-11-28. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  21. ^ "Tehran Photo Biennial winners announced". Islamic culture and relations organization. 
  22. ^ "Tehran Photo Biennial winners announced". Tehran Times. 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  23. ^ "چهارمين جشنواره‌ي عکس‌هاي دريايي ايران برترين‌هايش را شناخت". ایسنا (in Persian). 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  24. ^ "Participants". International Arts & Artists. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  25. ^ "1mile² Tehran - Visiting Arts". Visiting Arts. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  26. ^ "Tehran: 1 mile2 at Azad Art Gallery | Parkingallery Projects | Tehran". www.parkingallery.com. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  27. ^ "exchange program Iran Norway". www.stiftelsen314.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  28. ^ "Nominated Artists for Iran-Norway Program - Kooshk Residency". Kooshk Residency. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  29. ^ "کتاب کتاب چشم 39". iranbuybook.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  30. ^ "چشم ۳۹". opac.nlai.ir (in Persian). Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  31. ^ "Mohsen Gallery | Publications". mohsen.gallery. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  32. ^ "Loco / Catalogue / La photographie iranienne". www.editionsloco.com (in French). Retrieved 2017-05-16. 
  33. ^ "Contemporary Iranian Art | Saqi Books". www.saqibooks.com. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 

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