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Selected works of Shahpour Pouyan
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Exhibitions outside the gallery




Shahpour Pouyan
www.shahpourpouyan.com



Biography

Born in Iran, 1979.


Lives and works in New York and Tehran.



Education

2012
MFA, New Forms, Pratt Institute, NY, USA



2007
MFA, Painting, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran



2005
Neoplatonism studies, Iranian Institute of Philosophy, Tehran, Iran

2004
BFA, Painting, Art University, Tehran, Iran



Solo exhibitions

2019
- After examining the logbook, the doctors assume they are dealing with the plague., Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2017
- We owe this considerable land to the horizon line, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

2015
- History Travels at Different Speeds, Copperfield Gallery, London

2014
- PTSD, LawrieShabibi Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2011
- Full Metal Jacket, LawrieShabibi Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2010
- The Hooves, Sixty Six Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009
- Bana Bar In, Nar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- XVA Gallery Bastakia, Dubai, UAE

2008
- Towers, Ave Gallery, Tehran, Iran



Group exhibitions

2019
- La Nuit était papier, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
- The Moon: A Voyage Through Time , Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

2018
- The New Minimalists , Abrons Art Center, New York, USA
- In the Fields of Empty Days : the intersection of past and present in Iranian art, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
- Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- White Anxieties, WhiteBox, New York, USA
- Punk Orientalism , MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

2017
- Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
- Iranian Voices, Recent Acquisitions of Works on Paper, British Museum, London, UK
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2016
- For an Image, Faster Than Light , Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Yinchuan, China
- Home Land , Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, USA

- The Jameel Prize 4 exhibition, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
- Recentring Modernism, Insights Sector, with Lawrie Shabibi, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- But Still Tomorrow Builds into My Face, Curated by Nat Muller, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE
- Memory and Continuity: A Selection from the Huma Kabakci Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
- Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Artists From Iran, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York, USA

2014
 - Young Collectors, The Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
 - The Tower of Babel Project, Deuxpiece, Basel, Switzerland
 - The Grand Cypher, Rush Gallery, NY, USA
- Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi Island, India
- UNTITLED Art Fair, with Lawrie Shabibi and Copperfield, Miami Beach, Florida, USA,
 
2013
- Traces, Lawrieshabibi, Dubai, UAE
- For Which it stands, The Lodge Gallery, NY, USA
- Chambres à Part VII: Dark to Light, Tower of London, London, England
- Art 13 London, Olympia Grand Hall, London, England
- ArtCycle Discovers: MFA Prize, Gallery Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Nearly Neutral, Barbara Walters Gallery, NY, USA
 
2012
- Pulse Art Fair, Lawrieshabibi, Miami, USA
- Video-therapy, Session one: Recovery, Pratt Institute, NY, USA
- Dialogue: Shahpour Pouyan + Marwan Sahmarani, Art Basel, Volta8, Basel, Switzerland
- Pulse Art Fair, Lawrieshabibi, NewYork, USA
- Curate NYC Project, Rush Arts Gallery, NewYork, USA
- Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon, Traffic, Dubai, UAE
 
2011
- Artbeat Istanbul, Center Lutif Kirdar, Istanbul, Turkey
- Contemporary Sculpture and the Liability of Forms: The Expo 90, Tehran, Iran
- State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, India
 
2010
- Performance Box Curatorship, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- The Emerging Iranian Scene, The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut, Lebanon
- Total Arts at The Courtyard, Dubai, UAE
- Sous Le Radar, JTM, Paris, France
- Under Radar Revelation, Sixty Six Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- 1389, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
 
2009
- “Baz in che shouresh ast,” Video Project, Silk Road Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- 1001 Colors, Canvas Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
- The 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran, themed Urban Jealousy, Magacin, MKM, Belgrade, Serbia
- Auto Portraits, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- Nar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
 
2008
- Third International Digital Miniprinte Exhibition, Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Canada
 
2005
- 100 Paintings-100 Painters, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
 
2004
- Tehran Art Expose, Tehran, Iran
 
2003
- Tehran Art Colleges Students’ Paintings, Niavaran Culture house Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- Teachers and Students of Science and Culture University, Bahman Art and Culture House, Tehran, Iran
 


Collections

Cornell University Herbert F. Jonhson Museum Of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art, New York, USA
The Farjam collection, Dubai, UAE
Zoroastrian Cultural Institute, Paris, France
Fereydon Ave, Tehran, Iran
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
Houston Fine Arts Museum, Houston, TX
British Museum, London

Bibliography

2017
Elizabeth Sutton, Exposition – Shahpour Pouyan expose pour la première fois à Paris, IDBOOX, 11 mars 2017
Robin Gerson, Le monde artistique de l’Iran perce à Paris, LA VIE DES ARTS, 10 mars 2017
Interview :Shahpour Pouyan, DREAMIDEAMACHINE, 09 mars 2017
Shahpour Pouyan | We owe this considerable land to the horizon line, ARTSHEBDOMEDIAS, 13 février 2017
Philippe Régnier, Le monde (de l’art) frappé par le décret anti-immigration de Donald Trump, QDA, 3 Février 2017
Rachel Donadio, Visa Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo, and Institutions Perplexed, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 29 janvier 2017
NYC-ARTS Profile: Shahpour Pouyan, NYC-Arts, (https://www.nyc-arts.org/showclips/142080/nyc-arts-profile-shahpour-pouyan) 27 janvier 2017

2016
Gabrielle Gopinath, Home land Security at the Presidio, SFAQ, 15 Décembre 2016
Martine Robert, L’iran, Vivier de talents artistiques, L’OEIL, Décembre 2016
Amei Wallach, Awaiting Armageddon, ART IN AMERICA, novembre 2016
Kevin Jones, Shahpour Pouyan Teheran days, ARTASIAPACIFIC, septembre-octobre 2015
Anna Wallace Thompson, “Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Artists from Iran”, ARTFORUM, 20 mars 2016
Livia Alexander, Tracing Tradition in a Survey of Six Iranian Artists, HYPERALLERGIC, 18 mars 2016
Holland Cotter, Six artists from Iran at Grey Art Gallery, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 16 janvier 2016

2015
Parviz Tanavoli, Global/local 1960-2015 : six artists from Iran, ARTASIAPACIFIC, Juin 2015
Dale Berning Sawa, Unfamiliar Territory : artists navigate the complexities of the refugee crises, THE GUARDIAN, 28 septembre 2015
Rob Sharp, How the Global refugee Crisis Is Impacting and Influencing Artists, ARTSY, 5 novembre 2015

2014
Amy Kisch, “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” Fine Art Magazine, December
Kevin Jones, “PTSD SHAHPOUR POUYAN,” Flash Art, May 4
Bharti Lakwani, “PTSD Review,” Harpers Bazaar, May 1
Anna Seaman, “SHAHPOUR POUYAN AT LS,” The National, March 31
Radio Report and Conversation between Murtaza Vali and Lee Xie, In Book of Lee Program, March 31

2013
Jyoti Kalsi, “Traces of Humans,” Gulf News, July 4
Danna Lorch, “A Scientist And A Philosopher,” Danna Writes, July 2
Shahrouz Nazari, “Drown without water,” Tandis Maggazin, September 14
Paddy Johnson, “ArtCycle Discovers Prize,” Art Fag City, January 30

2011
Ali Bakhtiari, “Path and Glory,” Contemporary Practices, November 1
Amy Sutcliffe, “Power Play,” Art In The City, May 24
Jyoti Kalsi, “Allegory of Authority,” Gulf News, May 13
Charlie R Neyra, “Full Metal Jacket,” Khaleej Times, April 29
Jason Rezaian, “Inside Iran: The Art of Resistance,” Global Post, April 19
Ali Bakhtiari, “One to Watch,” Canvas Guide, April 16
Chandana Khan, “An Art Bonanza,” Deccan Chronicle, March 7
Ingo Arend, “It’s All About Change,” Nafas Art Magazine, February

2010
Bavand Behpour, “Matn va Tasvir,” Reviews.Behpour.com, November
Joelle Zebouni, “L’Art sous l’ombrelle des Mollahs,” Femme Magazine, October 10
Daniel Barney, “Iranian artists portray life under regime”, The Christian Science Monitor, September 28



Awards/Fellowships

2016
Shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 4, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Awarded the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship for Visual Arts, Umbria, Italy

2014
Residency program, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan, USA

2013
ArtCycle Prize, Finalist and Second Award, Gallery Brooklyn, US

2011
Pegasus Art Foundation residency and work shop in Rock art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

2007
Recipient of a Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art’s grant of residence at International
Cite Des Arts, Paris, France