• ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    GET TOGETHER AND GET THINGS DONE June 9, 2019

    Manchester Art Gallery

     

    Curated by Clare Gannaway

     

    Until 19 September 2019 


     

    Rokni Haerizadeh is currently participating in Get Together and Get Things Done which investigates what brings and binds people together from protest to partying, how power and control operate globally and historically, and how history, media and art shape collective action. This exhibition features works from the gallery’s collection as well as national and international loans from the 18th to the 21st century. Together, they examine the importance of the communal action over the past two centuries in relationship to topics such as empire, trade, and economics, as well as the role of public protest.

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  • GALLERIES AT MAS

    GALLERIES AT MAS

    April 7, 2019

    Booth: 7
    Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi 


    8 April - 8 June 2019
    Opening Reception: Monday 8 April from 6.00 to 8.00 pm


     

    We are pleased to participate at Galleries at MAS, an external collective exhibition platform, featuring works by Mohammed Kazem, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, and Nargess Hashemi. The opening night will coincide with the first day of the Culture Summit – Abu Dhabi which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism.

  • Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Publication: The Rain Doesn’t Know Friends from Foes March 4, 2019

    Text by Amanda Donnan



    Distributed by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition The Rain Doesn’t Know Friends From Foes: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian. Includes an interview between curator Amanda Donnan and artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian.

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    Digital, 2019

  • Rokni Haerizadeh

    Rokni Haerizadeh

    Media Networks March 4, 2019

    Tate Modern, London

    Curated by Helen Sainsbury


     

    Four portfolios of Rokni Haerizadeh's Fictionvile series are included in the exhibition Media Networks, displaying works from Tate Modern’s permanent collection examining how artists have responded to the impact of mass media and the ever-changing technologies that shape our world. 

    The invention of photography prompted speculation about the future of painting and whether this ancient medium remained relevant. But nearly two hundred years later, artists continue to explore the possibilities of making images with paint. For many, the flood of images from film, television, newspapers, social media and the internet has proved rich material for exploring the nature of representation.

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  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century June 10, 2018

    First Art Museum, Nashville

    Curated by Mark W. Scala

     

    22 June - 16 September


    Borrowed from the collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a selection of works from Rokni Haerizadeh's on-going Fictionville series is presented in Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. The exhibition features paintings by an international array of artists that induce feelings of disturbance, curiosity, and expansiveness through the portrayal of forces shaping and disrupting society, such as economics, ideological conflict, language, technology, science, and philosophy. "Haerizadeh's exaggerations bring out the savagery of the actions they depict, highlighting the bestial undertones of political rituals. Victim and aggressor are equally grotesque, as are landscape and architecture," notes writer Media Farzin in her essay Unpeopled: Cosmopolitan Figurations in Recent Paintings, published in the catalogue. Chaos and Awe will tour the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in November 2018.

     

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  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    Una Tempesta dal Paradiso April 3, 2018

    Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM), Milan

    Curated by Sara Raza, Paola Zatti, Omar Cucciniello

     

    11 April - 17 June


    Borrowing its title from a series of drawings by Rokni Haerizadeh, But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise - Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africaat Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM) marks the final exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Featuring works by Lida Abdul, Abbas Akhavan, Kader Attia, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ali Cherri, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rokni Haerizadeh, Susan Hefuna, Iman Issa, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hassan Khan, and Ahmed Mater, this exhibition features a diverse range of artistic voices and critical concerns from a rapidly evolving region and its international diaspora. The exhibition offers a cross-circulation of ideas rooted in science, mathematics and philosophy and raises urgent issues of migration and displacement in areas around the world, including Italy.

     

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  • ART BRUSSELS 2018

    ART BRUSSELS 2018

    April 3, 2018

    Booth C35

    Tour & Taxis, Brussels

    19 - 22 April


    We are pleased to participate in the 50th edition of Art Brussels with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem as well as collaborative and individual works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.

     

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    Rokni Haerizadeh

    But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise March 4, 2018

    Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM), Milan

    Curated by Sara Raza, Paola Zatti, Omar Cucciniello

     

    11 April - 17 June


    But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa at Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM) marks the final exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Featuring works by Lida Abdul, Abbas Akhavan, Kader Attia, Ergin Cavusoglu, Ali Cherri, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rokni Haerizadeh, Susan Hefuna, Iman Issa, Gulsun Karamustafa, Hassan Khan and Ahmed Mater, this exhibition features a diverse range of artistic voices and critical concerns from a rapidly evolving region and its international diaspora. The exhibition offers a cross-circulation of ideas rooted in science, mathematics and philosophy and raises urgent issues of migration and displacement in areas around the world, including Italy. A selection of drawings from Haerizadeh's But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise, which lent the exhibition its title will be presented.

     

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  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH WINS THE OGR AWARD November 6, 2017

    Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde congratulates Rokni Haerizadeh for winning the OGR Award for his on going Fictionville series. The works were chosen for their engaging images that find overtones in the contemporary world. The artist extends the boundaries of painting to transform news, photographs and images of current events into mythological visions that reveal a corrupt circus of humanised beasts and other unreal creatures, all inserted in a fantasy landscape. Haerizadeh sees art in everyday life, without drawing boundaries between the two worlds. The international jury composed of Fawz Kabra, New York-based independent curator, Abaseh Mirvali, independent curator of contemporary art and architecture based between Mexico City and Berlin, and Nicola Ricciardi, artistic director of OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino, chose Haerizadeh's works from 206 galleries participating at Artissima. The exceptional approach taken by the OGR Award makes collaborations with the winning artist possible; to further explore enlightening and immersive artistic practices.

     

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  • ARTISSIMA 2017

    ARTISSIMA 2017

    November 3, 2017

    Oval Lingotto Fiere, Turin

     

    Disegni

    Booth DS 05

     

    3 - 5 November

    Preview: 2 November


    We are pleased to participate in Artissima in the newly-added Disegni section with works by Dubai-based Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh from his celebrated Fictionville series. The booth will explore the visual narrative of these works, where the artist isolates still and moving images from news media and transforms them with expressive painterly gestures into scenes of grotesque fantasy and ribald humour.

  • ART DUBAI 2017

    ART DUBAI 2017

    March 15, 2017

    Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

    Booth E6

     

    15 - 18 March


    We are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Art Dubai with works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Abdelkader Benchamma, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.

     

  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH

    Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians February 12, 2017

    Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

    Curated by Fereshteh Daftari

     

    Until 4 June


    Rokni Haerizadeh participates in Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, which looks at the use of power, humour, mysticism, and poetry in contemporary Iranian art to both openly and subversively critique subjects such as gender, politics, war, religion, and spirituality. Whether in Iran or in the diaspora, the artists' narratives have been informed by conditions triggered by the 1979 Revolution and by the pressures in the larger world. While some of the works in the exhibition reflect the socio-political tensions of the past 25 years, others transcend them to create all-embracing spaces free of strife.

     

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  • Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Liverpool Biennial 2016 May 8, 2016

    9 July - 16 October 2016

    Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian have been commissioned to create a series of installations, performances and sculptures for Liverpool Biennial 2016. This will be realised through a wide range of media permeating throughout the city, with artwork revolving around the question "What if?", creating new narratives as audiences explore Liverpool Biennial. At Cains Brewery, they will create work on-site, using 'smuggled' objects shipped from Dubai to Liverpool by container.

     

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  • Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

    Frieze New York | Covered the Fingernails in Petals of Dahlia May 5, 2016

    Focus, Booth A16

    Randall's Island Park, New York

    5 - 8 May

     

    We are pleased to announce our participation in Frieze New York with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, where the conquering folds of a new work imagined by the Iranian artist trio have transformed the New York Times-published Obama: The Historic Journey (2009) into a tale of our times. An onslaught of tropes sprung from globalized corporate visual culture, collaged onto the individually traced pages of the original book, cast a silhouetted Obama as the ultimate business manager. Strategies of concealing and revealing unfold across these pages, as the original images peer out from behind the masking of collaged imagery. The 27 drawings are excerpted moments from the wider sequence, freeze-framed and contemplated-a glimpse of the curtain being lifted on a largely unfathomable collaborative creation that ultimately seems to be the product of a sole hand.

     

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  • Hassan Sharif, Haleh Redjaian and Rokni Haerizadeh

    Hassan Sharif, Haleh Redjaian and Rokni Haerizadeh

    ART BRUSSELS April 22, 2016

    22 - 24 April

    Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium  

    Prime Booth B50

    We are pleased to announce our participation in Art Brussels with a prime booth featuring works by Emirati artist Hassan Sharif and German-Iranian artist Haleh Redjaian, where a formal comparison will be drawn between the 3D weaving techniques and works on paper by both artists. The booth will be an investigation of Sharif and Redjaian's critical approach of using the grid as a measurement tool and foundation for their composition, allowing for chance and repetition. 

     

    Solo Booth B50-S

    The solo booth will centre on a video animation Letter! (2014) by Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh, which uses footage from a Femen protest, and shows how the protest is turned into its own hysterical, violent and performative spectacle once the gaze of the media is present. Haerizadeh refers to his videos as 'moving paintings' to emphasise the pulse of the video. He purposely doesn't refer to them as animations as he's not tracing a movement between frames, instead, each movement is enacted in these individual hand-painted frames to create an erratic pulse, and also merges thousand of individual paintings into one durational piece. 

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  • ROKNI HAERIZADEH AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    ROKNI HAERIZADEH AND MOHAMMED KAZEM

    But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise April 21, 2016

    Guggenheim, New York, USA

    Curated by Sara Raza

    29 April - 5 October

    But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise is the third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative and borrows its title from the 24 recently-acquired drawings by Haerizadeh. The exhibition illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region's diaspora by presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim's permanent collection. Kazem will participate with a large scroll work, entitled Scratches on Paper, which was also part of the 12th Sharjah Biennial. Following its presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to Istanbul's Pera Museum in 2017. 

     

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  • ABU DHABI ART

    ABU DHABI ART

    November 18, 2015

    Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Booth A16 

     

    18 - 21 November 2015

     

    We are pleased to participate in the seventh edition of Abu Dhabi Art with new works by Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem and Rokni Haerizadeh. Additionally, a large-scale copper sculpture by Sharif will be featured in the Beyond section, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, which aims to bring art to the public arena under the theme of Bliss.