Habib Farajabadi

Habib Farajabadi is known for his perseverance in abstraction, continuity, and empiricism. His works usually float in the world between his conscious and unconscious. Using the all-over composition, Farajabad creates tension through the use of forceful tools’ trace of paint on unprimed canvas and powerful concentrations of rudimentary marks, often layered on top of each other. Farajabadi’s sensitive and highly energetic gestural paintings escape any geographical categorisations but instead relate to recent developments and the history of the medium painting.
His works displayed on fifteen solo exhibition venues such as Mottahedan Projects in Dubai, GNYP Gallery in Berlin, TWine Arts in Brisbane, Dastan Gallery in Tehran, Duane Thomas Gallery in NY and Etemad Gallery in Tehran, besides tens of group exhibits including Art Abu Dhabi, Art Dubai, Art Geneva, Enter Art Fair and SCOPE Basel.

born in 1982 in Shahrood, Iran

Solo Exhibitions:
2024   Etemad Gallery 1&2, Tehran, Iran
2024   Contemporary Cluster, Rome, Italy
2022 Etemad Gallery 1&2, Tehran, Iran
2021 “CATCH 22”, Duane Thomas Gallery, NewYork, USA
2020 “Merely Stand Up in the Crowd”, TWFineart, Brisbane, Australia
2019 Etemad Gallery 1&2, Tehran, Iran
2019 “Monotone”, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 “Vis-à-Vis”, Dastan 2, Tehran, Iran
2018 “Mono Extreme”, GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 “How Black”, Dastan 2, Tehran, Iran
2015 “Bright Veil” Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 “Unnamable”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 “Rummage”, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, UAE
2013 “On Paper” Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 “Titbits” Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 “Pinch” Series, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 Gallery Rotor2, Gothenburg, Sweden
2007 Drawing Exhibition, Mirmiran Gallery, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions:
2021 “All I Think About Is You”, Galerie Georg Nothelfer and Kunstsaele Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2021 “Black Square”, Emkan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 “We Never Know How High We Are”, Ever Gold [Projects], Los Angles, USA
2018 “3x Sculpture”, GNYP gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 “Besh Risvig Collection”, Huset for Kunst Og Design, Holstebro, Denmark
2016 “Fearless”, A Fereydoun Ave Project, Total Arts Courtyard (Dubai,UAE) & Lajevardi Foundation (Tehran,Iran)
2015 “Visual Dialogues”, Total Arts Courtyard, Dubai, UAE
2014 “Good News From Iran”, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
2014 “The Other Side of Visibility”, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, UAE
2014 “Contemporary Iranian Art”, Magic of Persia, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA
2013 “Drawing Week 1”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 “Good News From Iran”, Galerie Frank Pagès, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 “Words Unveiled”, Galerie Frank Pagès, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 “The Next Generation: Contemporary Iranian Calligraphy”, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2012 “Alternative Calligraphy”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 “Summer Collection”, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 “5th Annual New Generation Painters”, Homa Art Gallery, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 “Good50×70”, LaTriennale Design Museum (Milan, Italy), Norrbottens Museum(Luleå, Sweden)
2009 “2nd Contemporary Drawing Festival”, Dr. Sandouzi Museum and Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2008 “Visual Art Festival”, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2007 Illustration Exhibition, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Tehran, Iran
2006 “4th Islamic World International Contemporary Painting Biennial”, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2006 “Visual Art Festival”, Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, Iran

Fair Booths: 
2024   Art Paris, Paris, France
2023   Asia Now, Paris, France
2022   Asia Now, Paris, France
2021   Asian Now, Paris, France
2020   Enter Art Fair, GNYP Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019   Ever Gold [Projects] at Art Market San Francisco, USA
2018   Art Geneva, GNYP Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2017   Dastan Gallery, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
2014   Mottahedan Projects, Art Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012   Kashiha Gallery, SCOPE Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2019 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Kurt Beers, Thames & Hudson Publication, UK