Arash Hanaei________________________________________________
Born Tehran, Iran 1978
Lives and works in Paris, France

2002 BA in Photography from the Faculty of Art & Architecture, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Awards and Collections________________________________________
2019 Centre National des Arts Plastiques (The French National Contemporary Art Collection, managed by
The National Centre for Fine Arts), permanent collection, Paris, Paris, France
Peters-Messer Collection (SAMMLUNG PETERS-MESSER), Berlin/Viersen
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), permanent collection, Los Angeles, USA
Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2001 Special Award, 2nd Iranian Contemporary Drawing Festival,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran


Solo Exhibitions______________________________________________
2020 Online film screening, Cyclothymia of a Land on Vdrome
(, An online cinema Curated by: Edoardo Bonaspetti, Andrea Lissoni, Filipa Ramos with Enrico
Boccioletti as Managing Editor.
Pop-up Clouds, Yassi Foundation, Tehran, Iran
Capital Complex, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies, Ludlow 38, New York, USA
curated by Nina Tabassomi
Cyclothymia of a Land/Free Adaptation: Landscape/Mountain, AG Galerie, Tehran, Iran
02-blissefullartist-arriving-shoes-empty-earth.psd, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Miscellaneous, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
CAPITAL, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
The Benefits of Vegetarianism, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran,


Group Exhibitions (Museums) ___________________________________
2019 Potsdam Art space, an exhibition of the Art ‘Us Collectors’ Collective
RealitätsCheck, Potsdom, Germany
Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
‘What Paradise?’ an exhibition of the Peters-Messer Collection, including artists: Kader Attia, Viktoria
Binschtok, Peggy Buth, Yvon Chabrowski, Arash Hanaei, Jonathan Hernández, Thomas Hirschhorn, Pieter Hugo,
Sven Johne, Jon Kessler, Douglas Kolk, Bjarne Melgaard, Thomas Rentmeister, Achim Riethmann, Julian Röder,
Tom Sachs, Santiago Sierra, Kon Trubkovich, Susan Turcot
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
‘The End of the World’, curated by director Fabio Cavallucci, along with curatorial board consisting of: Elena
Agudio, Antonia Alampi, Luca Barni, Myriam Ben Salah, Marco Brizzi, Lorenzo Bruni, Jota Castro, Wlodek
Goldkorn, Katia Krupennikova, Morad Montazami, Giulia Poli, Luisa Santacesaria, Monika Szewczyk and Pier Luigi
The Palais de Tokyo Research Lab with Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
‘THE HIDDEN GARDEN [LES LUNDIS DU PAVILLON]’, curated by the Pavillon Neuflize OBC
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
UNEDITED HISTORY, curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine
MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
UNEDITED HISTORY, curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine
Horizon 4 Culture Center with Nomadisch Kunstencentrum Moussem Bruges, Belgium
‘(One) Hope Map’, curated by Ikoubaân Mohammed and Michel Dewilde
Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
‘Pulso Iraniano’, curated by Marc Pottier
‘UNEXPECTED’, curated by Necmi Sönmez
CHELSEA Museum of Art, New York, USA
‘Iran Inside Out’, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
2004 Photo-Dialogue Contest, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, Iran
Academy of the Arts, Tehran, Iran
‘9th Bienniale of Iranian Contemporary Photography’


Selected Group Exhibitions (Galleries) _________________________________
2016 Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia, Tehran: capital in CAPITAL letters, curated by Natalya Nusinova and
Нomayoun Askari Sirizi
2016 EQUINOX GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada,
Where/Between, curated by Pantea Haghighi
2015 AB/ANBAR Gallery, Tehran, Iran,
Solo Exhibition
2013 CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium, Fold, curated by Michel Dewilde and Azar Mahmoudian
2012 Cité Internationale des Arts
, Paris, France, Iranian Arts Now, curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Barbad Golshiri,
Leila Heller, Nader Homayoun, Sandra Skurdiva and Amirali Ghasemi
2011 MoronoKiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA,
My Super Hero
2010 THIRD LINE Gallery, Dubai, UAE, I.U.[HEART]’
2010 Verso Gallery, Turin, Italy, Iran diVerso: Black or White?
2009 Contemporary Art from the Middle East, organized by F&A Projects,
Paris, France,
Golden Gates
2009 Asia House, London, England, MADE IN IRAN, curated by Arianne Levene and Églantine de Ganay
2009 Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran,
ASHURA- The 10th Day
2008 Contemporary Art from the Middle East, organized by F&A Projects,
Paris, France,
Breaking News
2008 Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, Iran
2008 Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran, ‘In the state of Weightlessness’
2006 Bag Factory Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa,
2006 Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia, Iran
2005 Rebel Minds Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Thinking Cypresses
2005 Tammen Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Berlin meets Tehran
2005 N Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2005 Khoj Gallery, New Delhi, India,
Only Delhi
2005 Khak Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004 Asar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2002 Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Art Residencies and programs_______________________________________________
2018 Shifting Panoramas on Visual Conception and Recent Transformations of Urban Landscapes in Tehran and
ifa ((Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin
Cité International Des Arts, Artist residency program from 04/01/2016 to 10/11/2017
2014 Round table, Téhéran: Projections d’une ville’,
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
Bag Factory, Artists’ Studios, Artist residency program,Johannesburg, South Africa
Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi
Hillyer Art Space, International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, USA


Art Fairs____________________________________________________
2017 ‘Code Art Fair’, Copenhagen, Denmark, Solo show, AG Galerie
2016 ‘PHOTO LONDON’ exhibition with Bahman Jalali, AG Galerie
2012 ‘Art Dubai’, Dubai, UAE, Aaran Gallery
2010 ‘ME.NE.SA’ Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon, F&A Projects
2010 ‘Art Dubai’, Dubai, UAE, Aaran Gallery
2005 ‘DFOTO’, San Sebastian, Spain, Silkroad Gallery
2004 ‘Paris Photo’, Paris, France, Silkroad Gallery


Press and Publications_________________________________________
Multitudes Review, ‘de Téhéran et d’Ivry’,
article by Gaëtane Lamarche-Vadel, Issue 74, Spring 2019
‘Unedited History’ 1960_2014 (Séquences du moderne en Iran des années 1960 à nos jours), Musée
d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
, 2014, Paris, France (Catalog)
Le Magazine Littéraire, July-August 2014
BeauxARTS Magazine, Juin 2014, Fabrice Bousteau
L’Oeil Magazine, May 2014
Tehran Art, 2012, compiled by Ehsan Lajevardi
Amidst Shadow and Light, 2011 article by Hamid Keshmirshekan
‘Pulso Iraniano’, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (catalog)
‘UNEXPECTED’ von der Islamischen kunst, KUNSTMUSEUM BOCHUM 2010, Bochum, Germany, (catalog)
Art Press Magazine, special issue ‘L’Iran dévoilé par ses artistes – Iran Unveiled’. May June July 2010. Article
by Helia Darabi
‘Iran diVerso: Black or White?’ Verso Gallery, 2010, Turin, Italy (catalog)
‘Iran Inside Out’, CHELSEA Museum of Art, 2009, New York, USA
Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, 2009, by Hossein Amirsadeghi
Guardian U.K. June 2009, ‘Made in Iran unveiled at London gallery’
Monopol Magazine, Issue 1/2009, January 2009, article by Ralf Hanselle.
Iranian Photography Now, 2008, by Rose Issa
Canvas Magazine, January/February 2007, text by Arash Hanaei
Bidoun Magazine, Fall 2004, article by Tirdad Zolghadr