Reza Aramesh Iranian, b. 1970
Reza Aramesh (b. 1970, Iran) currently lives and works in London. Working in photography, sculpture, video and performance, Aramesh’s profound understanding of the history of art, film and literature is ever-present in his artwork. As a response to war reportage images from sources such as newspapers, online articles and social media, Aramesh de-contextualises scenes of reportage of violence from their origins, exploring the narratives of representation and iconography of subjected body in the context of race, class and sexuality in order to create a critical conversation with the western art history. Reza Aramesh’s work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions most recently at the 14 Bienal de la Habana 2022, Muntref Centro De Arte Contemporåneo, Buenos Aires (2022); Pejman Foundation, Argo Factory, Tehran (2022); the 9th Edition of Sculpture in the City, London (2021); Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (2020); Asia Society Museum, New York (2021); Met Breuer, New York (2018); SCAD Museum, Georgia, Atlanta (2018); Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (2016); the 2015 Venice Biennale; Art Basel Parcours (2017), Frieze Sculpture Park (2015 and 2017), and at Maxxi Museum, Rome (2016). He has orchestrated a number of performances and exhibitions in such spaces as at Barbican Art Centre,Tate Britain and ICA, London. His works have entered public and private collections worldwide.
- Site of the Fall - Study of the Renaissance Garden. Action 181: At 10:00am Sunday 14 April 2013, 2017
- Site of the Fall - Study of the Renaissance Garden. Action 190: At 5:00am Wednesday 9 July 2014, 2017
- Study of the Head as Cultural Artefacts. Action 194, 2017
- Metamorphosis - a study in liberation, Action 186, 2016
- Study of the Head as Cultural Artefacts, Action 166, 2016
- Study of the Head as Cultural Artefacts, Action 173, 2016
- Action 110. Wednesday 8 January 2009. A man sits beside the body of two youths killed. Gaza City., 2011
- Action 123 - Korean prisoner of war awaiting execution, 1950., 2011
- Action 126. A Vietnamese paratrooper threatens a suspected Viet Cong soldier with a bayonet during an interrogation in 1962., 2011
Frieze | "Soft Edge of the Blade"No.9 Cork Street 10 Feb - 1 Mar 2022 Dastan:OutsideDastan presents the first in a new series of exhibitions, called 'Soft Edge of the Blade', at Frieze's No.9 Cork Street in February 2022. Title: 'Soft Edge of the Blade'...
FIAC | Online Viewing RoomsFiac 2021 4 - 7 Mar 2021 Art FairsDastan is pleased to announce its participation in Fiac OVR , 4-7 March 2021, with works by Reza Aramesh , Bita Fayyazi, Ghasemi Brothers , Amir Kamand , Ardeshir Mohassess...
SOUTH SOUTH VEZA | Online Viewing RoomSouth South Veza 2021 24 Feb - 7 Mar 2021Dastan is pleased to announce its participation at SOUTH SOUTH VEZA with a presentation of works by Reza Aramesh, Andisheh Avini, Maryam Eivazi, Bita Fayyazi, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Sahand Hesamiyan, Hoda...
Reza Aramesh at 14th Edition of Havana BiennialNational Museum of Decorative Art Havana February 8, 2022We are very excited to announce Reza Aramesh's participation in the 14th Edition of Havana Biennial with a solo presentation at the National Museum of...
New York’s Asia Society Museum triennial hopes to heal divisionsFinancial Times July 30, 2021Financial Times reports on 'We Do Not Dream Alone,' Asia Society's first triennial, which was due to open in 2020 but was postponed after the...
Reza Aramesh | "Study of the Vase as Fragmented Bodies"Asia Society Museum April 8, 2021'Study of the Vase as Fragmented Bodies' by Reza Aramesh at Asia Society Triennial is on view until June 27, 2021. This year's triennial, 'We...
Reza Aramesh at Royal Academy of Arts as part of "Summer Exhibition 2020".Royal Academy of Arts October 3, 2020'Action 166: Study of the Head as Cultural Artefact' by Reza Aramesh is on view until the 3rd of January, 2021 at Royal Academy of...
Sensual/Virtual: Two Coloured SculpturesFitzwilliam Museum August 20, 2020'Action 125: Tikrit city, Iraq. Mondays, April 14, 2003.' by Reza Aramesh on view until the 25th of October, 2020 at Fitzwilliam Museum's Octagon Gallery...