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.