Ali Banisadr

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Born in Tehran in 1976, Ali Banisadr grew up during the Islamic revolution and the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. In 1988, he and his family left Iran, first to Turkey and then to California. In 2000, he moved to New York City where he currently lives and works. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005, and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2007. Since his first solo exhibition in 2008, Banisadr has exhibited in the United States and abroad. The artist’s work has been featured in recent group shows at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK) in Ghent (2010), Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana in Turin (2012), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2013), The Moving Museum in Dubai (2013) as well as in “Love Me/Love Me Not: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and Its Neighbors” at the 55th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale (2013). Banisadr’s works are in important public collections, including The British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg.

 

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Ali Banisadr
Paper Tiger, 2013
oil on linen
16 x 16 inches (40,6 x 40,6 cm)
SW 13137
Private Collection

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Ali Banisadr
It's In The Air, 2012
oil on linen
82 x 120 inches (208,3 x 304,8 cm)
Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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Ali Banisadr
Burn It Down, 2012
oil on canvas
30 x 36 inches (76,2 x 91,4 cm)
SW 12369
Private Collection

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Ali Banisadr
Hypocrisy of Democracy, 2012
oil on linen
30 x 36 inches (76,2 x 91,4 cm)
Private Collection

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Ali Banisadr
Selection, 2011
oil on linen
66 x 88 inches (167,6 x 223,5 cm)
Collection of Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

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Ali Banisadr
Interrogation, 2010
oil on linen
48 x 60 inches (121,9 x 152,4 cm)
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York

Artist exhibitions

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Ali Banisadr
Motherboard
1 March - 19 April 2014
Sperone Westwater, New York

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