Born in Tehran in 1954, he moved to Italy in 1975 and now divides his time between Rome, Chiusi (Siena) and Tehran. He started presenting his works in exhibitions in 1981 and has since participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Bassiri's artistic research began by exploring a diverse range of materials including surfaces of papier-mâché, steel and bronze, lava elements, and photographic elaborations. He is the author of Manifesto del Pensiero Magmatico (Manifesto of the Magmatic Thought) (1984-2016), an ongoing project that offers a poetic expression of his theory of Pensiero Magmatico (Magmatic Thought) concerning the process of artistic creation.