Reza Aramesh Iranian, b. 1970

Reza Aramesh (b. 1970, Iran) is an artist who focuses mainly on photography and sculpture. He currently lives and works in London, where he moved at 15. He received his MFA from Goldsmiths University, London (1997).

Working in photography, sculpture, video, and performance, Reza Aramesh’s understanding of the history of art, film, and literature is ever-present in his artwork. As a commentary on war reportage, for example, Aramesh chooses images of violence appearing in newspapers, online articles, and social media, taking them out of their original context to explore the narratives of representation and iconography of subjected body apropos race, class, and sexuality. His work, as such, is a critical engagement with Western art history.