Amir Khojasteh


Born in 1988, Tehran, Iran.
Lives and works in Tehran, Iran.

Depicting fantastic expressive pictures and portraits, he is playing with the concept of fear and fear-maker. The artist is mostly inspired by the political condition of the Middle East, specifically Iran, and happenings around the world which have a dramatic impact on people’s life. Khojasteh plays with the idea of violence and power, dictatorship and sacredness of fear, and represents it through fantasy, dark humor and expressive painterly style simultaneously. He also refers to art history, popular culture and his personal life in his works.

Education

2007-2011 BFA, Graphic Design, Marlik Art University, Noshahr, Iran

Solo Exhibitions

2016
“When stung by a bee, Lie down and scream”, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2017
“Good Face and Incurable Flaws”, Carbon 12, Dubai
2016
“Visages”, Fereydon Ave’s private collection, Lajevardi foundation, Tehran
 “Running Toward Dreams”, Sugar gallery, Arkansas
“Running Toward Dreams”, Negar art gallery, Tehran
2015
“Don’t look directly”, Mohsen art gallery, Tehran
2014
“The rabbit hole project “, Mehrva art gallery, Tehran
“The 8th annual montakhab – e nasl e no”, Shirin art gallery, Tehran
2013
“Drawing week”, Homa art gallery, Tehran
“Revolver”, Raff art galery, Tehran
“The 7th annual montakhab – e nasl e no”, Shirin art gallery, Tehran
“The 7th annual montakhab – e nasl e no”, Ahwaz Museum of Contemporary Art, Ahvaz
2012
“ON (PHOTO) PAPER without name”, Parkin gallery projects, Tehran “Warm up”, Laleh art gallery, Tehran
2011
Selected in the 7th image of the year exhibition in 2011 at Tehran “Entitled space-less”, Siin Art Gallery, Tehran
2010
Selected in Tokyo designer’s week exhibition (TDW 2010)/ Japan
Selected in the 4th World Biennial exhibition of student poster Novi sad / Serbia
2009
The pen is mightier than the sword (poster4tomorrow) / France

Awards/Grants/Residencies

2010, Winner of 1st Iranian Contemporary Art Contest, Persbook, Iran
2010, Second prize winner, Tasvir Estandard competition, Tehran

Collections

The Davis Museum Collection, Wellesley College


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