Arash Hanaei


Lives and works in Tehran/Iran and Paris/France Born in Tehran/Iran in 1978


2002 BA in Photography from Art & architectural Azad University, Iran, Tehran

Awards and Collections

2014 LACMA Museum, Permanent collection, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
2001 Special Award of the 2nd Iranian Contemporary Drawing Festival,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran.
2014 Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern
Art city of Paris). Paris, France, Exhibition titled “UNEDITED HISTORY”, Director : Fabrice Hergott
curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine
Sadeg, Vali Mahlouji – Archéologie de la Décennie Finale
2014 MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, (National Museum of
XXI Century Arts), Exhibition titled “UNEDITED HISTORY”,
curated by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine
Sadeg, Vali Mahlouji – Archéologie de la Décennie Finale
2014 Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France, Table ronde
“Téhéran : Projections d’une ville”
2013 Horizon 4 Culture Center in collaboration with Nomadisch
Kunstencentrum Moussem Bruges, Belgium, “(One) Hope Map”, curated
by Ikoubaân Mohammed and Michel Dewilde
2011 Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Pulso Iraniano”,
curated by Marc Pottier
2010 KUNSTMUSEUM BOCHUM, Bochum, Germany, “UNEXPECTED”, curated by Necmi Sönmez
2009 CHELSEA Museum of Art. New York, USA Exhibition titled
“Iran Inside Out”, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
2004 Photo-Dialogue Contest, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, Iran
2004 9th Bienniale of Iranian Contemporary Photography,
Academy of the Arts, Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions

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 Art, Paris, France, “Iranian Arts Now”, curated by Fereshteh Daftari, Barbad Golshiri, Leila Heller, Nader Homayoun, Sandra Skurdiva, Amirali Ghasemi
2011 MoronoKiang Gallery, LA, USA, “My super hero”

2010 THIRD LINE Gallery,” I.U.[HEART]”, Dubai
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, “self/destruct”
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

Solo Exhibitions

2015 AG Gallerie, Tehran, Iran, “Cyclothymia of a Land/Free Adaptation:
2012 Aaran Gallery, Tehran Iran Exhibition titled: “02-blissefullartist-arriving-shoes-empty-earth.psd”
2010 Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran, “Miscellaneous”
2009 Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran,” CAPITAL”
2004 Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran, “The Benefits of Vegetarianism”

Art Fairs

2012 “Art Dubai”, Dubai, via Aaran Gallery
2010 “ME.NE.SA” Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon, via F&A Projects
2010 “Art Dubai”, Dubai, via Aaran Gallery
2005 “DFOTO”, San Sebastian, Spain, via Silkroad Gallery
2004 “Paris Photo”, Paris, France, via Silkroad Gallery
Art Residencies:
2006 “Bag Factory” Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2005 “Khoj” International Artists’ Association, New Delhi
2008 Hillyer Art Space, International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, USA
Press and Publications:
“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, Juillet- Août 2014

BeauxARTS magazine, Juin 2014, Fabrice Bousteau.
L’Oeil magazine, Mai 2014
Tehran Art, 2012, Compiled by Ehsan Lajevardi.
Amidst Shadow and Light, 2011 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 Devoile 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 Nr.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.