Mehrdad Mohebali Iranian, b. 1960


Mehrdad Mohebali (b. 1960, Tehran, Iran) is a graduate of Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Iran and internationally; including at the Lajevardi Foundation in Tehran (2016), the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Salsali Private Museum in Dubai (2012), the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (2004 and 2001), and the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art (2002). In his works, Mohebali looks at the society and each individual’s role as well as exploring the contrasts of tradition and modernity. He describes, “The world that I know, includes a very crowded and extremely lonely population. Human beings who have narrowly missed each other. They are all playing a role that they have not chosen themselves; yet they take these roles survive.”