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Mahmoud Bahkshi Moakhar

The main inspiration for my projects comes from political and social issues. Most of my projects are direct answers to situations I observe and connections I make with the historical past of my country. I have often had conflicted feelings about this approach and have always looked at artworks that are disconnected from political issues, that are beautiful and important for art history, with envy. But, I was born in Iran, grew up after the Revolution and during the Iran-Iraq War period (1980-1988). I have found it difficult to create artworks disconnected from my surroundings.

BIOGRAPHY

Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar, was born in 1977. He lives and works in Tehran. He studied graphic art and visual arts at Tehran University, specialising in sculpture. Mahmoud explores various mediums: sculpture, installations, but also photography and video. He has become internationally well-known as a result of a number of group exhibitions, and has exhibited in Berlin, Paris, London, Athens and Beijing. Author of ‘Sculpture’, a textbook for art schools in Iran, Bakhshi was once Editor in Chief and Art Director of Mojassameh (sculpture) magazine.

EDUCATION

2001
Sculpture B.A., Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran

1995
Graphics Diploma, Tehran, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITION

2010
Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOPCAP) 2009 Winner’s Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2009
Tulips rise from the blood of the nation's youth, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007
Solo Show (Namayeshgah-e-Enferadi), Ave Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006
Mahmoud's Driving School, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2004
Oh ABOLFAZL, three openings - exhibition (Bazaar mosque, at Enghelab street, at Golestan gallery),
Tehran, Iran

2002
Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2001
Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2000
Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran

GROUP EXHIBITION

2009
Galerie T

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