Morteza Ahmadvand

He is a multimedia artist and filmmaker, and he holds an MA from Tehran University. His video pieces draw attention to themes such as freedom and generational changes. Ahmadvand’s career started in painting and traces of his painterly gestures can be observed in his videos as they possess characteristics, which allude to painting. He has participated in a number of solo exhibitions in galleries and museums, including; “Becoming”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2018; “To Become”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2014; “Regards Persans”, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, 2013; “Video Installation Exhibition”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, 2011; “Painting Exhibition and The Visual Art Gallery”, the University of Tehran, Tehran, 2009.

Born in 1981 in Khoram Abad, Iran, and lives and works in Tehran

2006-2009 MA Degree in Painting, Fine Art Faculty of Tehran University, Iran

2006 BA, Painting, University of Yazd, Iran

Solo Exhibitions:
2021 Abbe, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2018 Becoming, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 To Become, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 The University of Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions:
2021 Progetto Genesi, ASSISI, Museo Diocesano and Italy Chiesa di Santa Croce
2021 Progetto Genesi, VARESE, Villa Panza Italy
2021 Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, Asia Society New York, USA
2019 The Spark Is You: Parasol unit in Venice, Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia, Italy
2019 Nine Iranian Artists in London: The Spark Is You, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, UK
2018 Spring Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX, USA; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
2013 Persian Looks, Morteza Ahmadvand and Abbas Kiarostami, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
2012 Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward: Mirrors on Iran, Pi Art Works, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Iranian Pulse, Contemporary Art from Iran, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 Traffic Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2011 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, London, UK
2009 Iran Without Border, Gallery Almine Rech, Paris, France
2009 New Art Exhibition, Saba Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 New Art Exhibition, Saba Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2006 Picha Pouch, Tehran Gallery, University of Tehran
2006 The Fourth International Painting Biennial of Islamic World, Saba Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2005 First Annual Drawing Exhibition, Karaj, Iran

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Musee de la chasse et de la nature, Paris, France
Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
San Patrignano Foundation, Milan, Italy