Arash Hanaei
Born Tehran, Iran 1978
Lives and works in Paris, France

2002 BA in Photography from the Faculty of Art & Architecture, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Collections and Awards
2022 BMW Art Makers, program winners, Artist Arash Hanaei and Curator Morad Montazami, Paris, France
2020 Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, (Paris Museum of Modern Art) Paris, France
2019 Centre National des Arts Plastiques (The French National Contemporary Art Collection), managed by The National Centre for Fine Arts), permanent collection, Paris, Paris, France
2017 Peters-Messer Collection (SAMMLUNG PETERS-MESSER), Berlin/Viersen
2014 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), permanent collection, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Salsali Private Museum,Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Special Award, 2nd Iranian Contemporary Drawing Festival, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions
2022Suburban Hauntology, Les Rencontre de la photographie d’Arles, BMW Art Makers - CLOÎTRE SAINT-TROPHIME (Arles photography festival), France
2021 An archaeological study of a star, POUSH Manifesto gallery, Clichy, France Curated by Alexandre Colliex
2021 The wind appears and blows, Saint-Séverin gallery, A contemporary art showcase, Paris, France Curated by Odile Burluraux
2020 Online film screening, Cyclothymia of a Land on Vdrome (, An online cinema platform, Curated by: Edoardo Bonaspetti, Andrea Lissoni, Filipa Ramos with Enrico Boccioletti as Managing Editor.
2019 Pop-up Clouds, Yassi Foundation, Tehran, Iran
2016 Capital Complex, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies, Ludlow 38, New York, USA curated by Nina Tabassomi
2015 CyclothymiaofaLand/FreeAdaptation:Landscape/Mountain, AG Galerie,Tehran,Iran
201202-blissefullartist-arrivingshoes-empty-earth.psd, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 Miscellaneous, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 CAPITAL, Aaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004 The Benefits of Vegetarianism, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran,

Group Exhibitions (Museums - Art institutions)
2022-2023 POUSH, Le paysan, le chercheur et le croyant (“The farmer, the researcher and the believer”), Curated by Yvannoé Kruger
2022 Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, (Paris Museum of Modern Art), film screening, selected by Committee for contemporary creation, from the series titled Intérieurs 2020, Paris
2022 Pavillon Vendôme,Clichy, France, Border Line, Curated by Yvannoé Kruger
2020 The National Museum of Modern Art, Film screening, Intérieurs 2020,Kyoto
2020 Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, (Paris Museum of Modern Art), Online film screening, selected by Commite for contemporary creation, from the series titled Intérieurs 2020, Paris
2020 The mosaic rooms, Online film screening, curated by Tehran’s New media society, Dust to come..., London
2019 Potsdam Art space, an exhibition of the Art ‘Us Collectors’ Collective RealitätsCheck, Potsdom, Germany
2018 Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany, What Paradise? an exhibition of the Peters-Messer Collection, including artists: Kader Attia, Viktoria Binschtok, Peggy Buth, Yvon Chabrowski, Arash Hanaei, Jonathan Hernández, Thomas Hirschhorn, Pieter Hugo, Sven Johne, Jon Kessler, Douglas Kolk, Bjarne Melgaard, Thomas Rentmeister, Achim Riethmann, Julian Röder, Tom Sachs, Santiago Sierra, Kon Trubkovich, SusanTurcot
2016 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy The End of the World, curated by director Fabio Cavallucci, along with curatorial board consisting of: Elena Agudio, Antonia Alampi, Luca Barni, Myriam Ben Salah, Marco Brizzi, Lorenzo Bruni, Jota Castro, Wlodek Goldkorn, Katia Krupennikova, Morad Montazami, Giulia Poli, Luisa Santacesaria, Monika Szewczyk and Pier Luigi Tazzi
2016 The Palais de Tokyo Research Lab with Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France THE HIDDEN GARDEN [LES LUNDIS DU PAVILLON]’, curated by the Pavillon Neuflize OBC
2014 Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
UNEDITEDHISTORY, curated by CatherineDavid, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami,Narmine Sadeg
2014 MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
UNEDITEDHISTORY, curated by CatherineDavid,Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami,Narmine Sadeg
2013 Horizon 4 Culture Center 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, Iran Inside Out, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
2004 Photo-Dialogue Contest, Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran, Iran
2004 Academy of the Arts, Tehran, Iran, 9th Bienniale of Iranian Contemporary Photography

Selected Group Exhibitions (Galleries)
2021 CIAM de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, REACH THE WORLD, curated by Laura Samori
2016 Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia, Tehran: capital in CAPITAL letters, curated byNatalyaNusinova and Нomayoun Askari Sirizi
2016 EQUINOX GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada, Where/Between, curated by Pantea Haghighi
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 Arts, Paris, France, Iranian Arts Now
2011 MoronoKiang Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, My Super Hero
2010 THIRD LINE Gallery, Dubai, UAE, I.U.[HEART]’
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 aran 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

Art Residencies and programs
2020-2023 POUSH Manifesto,Atelier residency programme, Paris
2021 L’Air ARTS Association, Atelier 11, Artist residency, Paris
2018 Shifting Panoramas on Visual Conception and Recent Transformations of Urban Landscapesin Tehran and Berlin, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Berlin
2016 Cité International Des Arts, Artist residency program from 04/01/2016 to 10/11/2017
2014 Round table, Téhéran: Projections d’une ville’, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
2006 Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Artist residency program,Johannesburg, South Africa
2005 Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi
2008 Hillyer Art Space, International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, USA

Art Fairs
2022 PARIS PHOTO, BMW Art Maker 10-13 November 2022, Paris
2022 Asia now Art fair, 21-24 October 2021, Paris
2021 Asia nowArt fair, 21-24 October 2021, Paris
2017 ‘Code Art Fair’, Copenhagen, Denmark, Solo show, AG Galerie
2016 ‘PHOTO LONDON’ exhibition with Bahman Jalali, AG Galerie
2012 ‘Art Dubai’, Dubai, UAE, Aaran Gallery
2010 ‘ME.NE.SA’ Art Fair, Beirut, Lebanon, F&A Projects
2010 ‘Art Dubai’, Dubai, UAE, Aaran Gallery
2005 ‘DFOTO’, San Sebastian, Spain, Silkroad Gallery
2004 ‘Paris Photo’, Paris, France, Silkroad Gallery

Press and Publications
ARLES 2022, Catalog, Les Rencontre de la photographie d’Arles, (P 100, 101,102,103)
FISHEYE, BMW ART MAKERS : les fantômes architecturaux d’Arash Hanaei et Morad Montazami (Arash Hanaei and Morad Montazami’s architectural ghosts), July, 2022
FISHEYE Catalog for the exhibition Suburban Hauntology, Rencontre d’Arles, BMW Art Makers,Sponsorship program dedicated to the visual arts and contemporary images, July, 2022
Libération Aux Rencontres d’Arles, voyage jusqu’au bout du monstre, 12 Juillet 2022
Le Point Special edition, Dans le laboratoire de l’image de demain, by Victoria Gairin, Rencontre d’Arles, 2022
Financial Times Chinese, (Moving Utopian Architecture in to the Metaverse), by Peifen Sung, July 22,2022
Forbes The Cofounder of Paris first Asian contemporary art fair speaks about the Iranian art scene, by Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle, August 1, 2022
The New York Times, ‘Iran joins the lineup at Asia Now, Nov 3, 2021
Multitudes Review, ‘de Téhéran et d’Ivry’, article by Gaëtane Lamarche-Vadel, Issue 74, Spring,2019
Hyperallergic, article by Sehp Rondy, May 9, 2016
‘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
Le Magazine Littéraire, July-August 2014
BeauxARTS Magazine,Juin 2014 Fabrice Bousteau
L’Oeil Magazine, May 2014
Tehran Art, 2012, compiled by Ehsan Lajevardi
Amidst Shadow and Light, 2011 article 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 dévoilé 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 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.