Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

 

Ramin Haerizadeh (born 1975, Tehran), Rokni Haerizadeh (born 1978, Tehran) and Hesam Rahmanian (born 1980, Knoxville) have lived and worked together in Dubai since 2009. They work independently and together propagating a form of collaboration that doesn’t suppress individualism. The seeds of their language were sown as early as 1999, back in Iran. Their practice offers up a novel redefinition of the collective, as theirs is constantly growing and contracting to incorporate friends, writers, and artists at large. Their individual practices differ stylistically while political and social commentary become inherently subversive in a common reflection. The exhibitions they conceive are as much insights into their daily practice, which they designate as the ritual of living and working together.

  

The collaborative has presented solo exhibitions at OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2018), MACBA, Barcelona (2017), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston (2015), Kunsthalle Zurich (2015) and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2015). They presented a multi-room installation for The Creative Act at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (2017), and immersive installations across three venues for the 9th Liverpool Biennial (2016). In 2015, the trio presented All the Rivers Run Into The Sea. Over. / Copy. Yet, The Sea Is Not Full. Over. at Queensland Gallery for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. A monograph of their work, entitled Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh Hesam Rahmanian, was published by Mousse Publishing in 2015. Editions Patrick Frey published a facsimile of their artist book Her Majesty? in 2015.