Mahmoud Bakhshi /   Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar

Iran (islamic Republic Of) 1977

Installation, Sculpture

Mahmoud Bakhshi
Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar
Iran (islamic Republic Of)
February 4, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Mahmoud Bakhshi is an Iranian contemporary artist working across a wide range of media including sculpture, installations, photography and video. The artist reflects on the recent history of Iran and reacts to the current social situation in his homeland, through a recontextualization of the official symbolism of the propaganda art of Iran. He tries to give direct answers to the situations he observes in Iran by looking for connections with the historical past of his country.

Industrial Revolution Series

Mahmoud Bakhshi - Tulips Rise from the Blood of the Nation’s Youth, Industrial Revolution series
Mahmoud Bakhshi – Tulips Rise from the Blood of the Nation’s Youth, Industrial Revolution series

Born in 1977 in Tehran, Mahmoud obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. For the past 10 years, he has participated in numerous individual and collective shows in his homeland and abroad. He has exhibited his work in such art spaces as Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Barbican Art Centre, London, Museum of New Art, Freiburg, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, and Narrative projects, London, among others.
Bakhshi was chosen from the six MOP CAP Finalists as the inaugural MOP CAP Winner in 2009.

He is represented by Weng Contemporary.

Artworks by Mahmoud Bakhshi

Iranian artist Mahmoud Bakhshi - Table of Options, 2015 - new
Mahmoud Bakhshi – Table of Options, 2015
Mahmoud Bakhshi - news - 2016
Mahmoud Bakhshi – Untitled 92-­08, Hard Copy Series, 2013 (Left) / Untitled 92-­11, Hard Copy Series, 2013 (Right)

Mahmoud Bakhshi lives and works in Tehran.

Featured image: Mahmoud Bakhshi – Air Pollution of Iran, 2004–2006
Images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Art Rotterdam 2016Narrative gallery, LondonGroup
2015Mahmoud Bakhshi and Arash HanaeiAb/AnbarDuo
2014TalkCloudNarrative gallery, LondonSolo
2014TalkCloudNiavaran Cultural Centre, TehranSolo
2014Recalling the Future: postIrevolutionary Iranian artBrunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, London Group
2013Love Me - Love Me Not, Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors, The 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice BiennaleVeniceGroup
2013DISASTERGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisGroup
2012Hard Copy, Art Gwangju 2012GwangjuSolo
2012RecycleEtemad Gallery, TehranSolo
2012Transformed VisionsTate Modern, LondonGroup
2012The Elephant in the DarkDevi Art Foundation, New DelhiGroup
2012Private-Corporate, Works from Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS LtdTel Aviv and the Daimler Art Group
2012Collection Stuttgart, BerlinDer Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Berlin Group
2011Bah ManGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisSolo
2011Bah ManAun Gallery, TehranSolo
2010The Engaged Artist; Influences of Graphics on Sculpture in the Middle AgesSaatchi Gallery (Project Room), LondonSolo
20101 Mile² TehranAzad Art Gallery, TehranGroup
2010Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, The 4th Auckland TriennialAuckland Group
2010Employment, PerformanceAzad Art Gallery, TehranGroup
2009Tulips Rise From The Blood Of The Nation’s YouthAzad Art Gallery, TehranSolo
2009Untitled (From: Rose Garden)Khastoo Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2009RaadIoIBarghGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, ParisGroup
2008Untitled (Exploring contemporary Iranian film and video art) Barbican Art Centre, LondonGroup
2008Lion Under The Rainbow (contemporary art from Tehran)AthensGroup
2008In the State of WeightlessnessSilk Road Gallery, TehranGroup
2007Solo Show (NamayeshgahIeIEnferadi), PerformanceAve Gallery, TehranSolo
2006Mahmoud’s Driving SchoolTehran Gallery, TehranSolo
2006Asian Art NowAlternative space Loop, SeoulGroup
2006Iran.Com, Iranian Art todayMuseum of New Art, FreiburgGroup
2006Eastern ExpresswayEvangelische Stadtakademie, FrankfurtGroup
2005UnknownRebel Minds Gallery, BerlinGroup
2004Oh AbolfazlBazaar Mosque, Enghelab Avenue and Golestan Gallery, TehranSolo
2004VictimNiavaran Cultural Centre, TehranGroup
200411th Bangladesh BiennialDakaGroup
2003A Spritual VisionMuseum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup
2003UnknownCite international des Arts, ParisGroup
2002Mahmoud BakhshiBarg Gallery, TehranSolo
2002New ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup
20023rd Tehran Sculpture BiennialNiavaran Cultural Centre, TehranGroup
2001Mahmoud BakhshiBarg Gallery, TehranSolo
20011st Exhibition Of Conceptual ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup
2000Mahmoud BakhshiBarg Gallery, TehranSolo
20002nd Tehran Sculpture BiennialMuseum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup