Nima Zaare Nahandi
Nima Zare Nahandi (b. 1983, Tehran) starts his works with research and analytically finds his way through his expressional concerns. Graduating in Pure Mathematics from the University of Tehran, and later continuing his studies in arts from Beaux-Arts in Paris, and spending a two-year-long art residency at Casa de Vèlazquez in Madrid, he developed his personal style and philosophy. His delicate technique and ultra-fine details, like his approach to his subjects, develop over time, in instances taking over months of continuous work to evolve into the final oeuvre. In most of his recent works, using the most basic drawing material, pencil, in a man-against-machine challenge, he adds ultra-fine details to an already-detailed layer of archival print.
b. 1983, Tehran, Iran
2007–2010. École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Paris, France
2006–2007. Atelier de Sèvres. Paris, France
2001–2005. BS. Pure Mathematics. Campus of Sciences. University of Tehran. Tehran, Iran
2014. Artist in Residence. Galerie Delacroix in Collaboration with the Institut Français de Tanger. Tangier, Morocco
2010–2012. Artist in Residence. Casa de Vèlazquez. Madrid, Spain
Member. Académie de France à Madrid. Madrid, Spain
2015. “Cosa Mentale”. Dastan+2. Tehran, Iran
2017. “Update 5.0”. V-Gallery. A Dastan:Outside Project. Tehran, Iran
2017. Art Dubai 2017. Dastan's Basement Booth. Dubai, UAE
2016. Dastan+2. Tehran, Iran
2015. Art Dubai 2015. Dastan's Basement Booth. Dubai, UAE
2014. Dastan's Basement. Duo Exhibition with Lucien Murat. Tehran, Iran
2014. DDessin 14 Art Fair. Dastan's Basement Booth. Atelier Richelieu. Paris, France
2013. DDessin 13 Art Fair. Dastan's Basement Booth. Atelier Richelieu. Paris, France
2012. Drawing Now Art Fair, Sixth Edition. La Galerie Particulière Booth. Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France
2011. Espace Évolution Pierre Cardin. Paris, France
2011. Estampa Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain
2011. Palacio Ducal de Medinaceli. Soria, Spain
2011. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain
2011. ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration. Madrid, Spain
2011. DEARTE Art Fair, Tenth Edition. Madrid, Spain
2010. Galerie Nicolas Silin. Paris, France
2009. Traffic Gallery. Paris, France
2008. Atelier de Sèvres Foundation. Paris, France
2013. Winner. DDessin Drawing Prize. DDessin Art Fair. Paris, France
2012. Jury Member. Drawing Art Prize. New Art Fair. Paris, France
2011. Winner. Casa Falconieri Prize. Estampa Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain
2010. Jury’s Special Mention. Pierre David-Weill Drawing Prize. Académie des Beaux-Arts. Paris, France
2008. Jury’s Special Mention. Lacourière Etching Prize. Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris, France
2011. Casa de Vèlazquez. Madrid, Spain
2008. Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris, France
"Encircle the Apple or Shadowlessness"Dastan:Outside | V-Gallery 27 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 Dastan:OutsideA group exhibion of works by Ashkan Abdoli, Ali Beheshti, Raana Farnoud, Mirmohammad Fattahi, Amirkasra Golrang, Vahid Hakim, Farrokh Mahdavi, Ardeshir Mohassess, Mehrdad Pournazarali, Kolsum Salehi and Nima Zaare Nahandi. This is the 3rd project of the Search Event, curated by Aidin Xankeshipour.
Nima Zaare Nahandi | "Le Premier"Galerie Nathalie Obadia 14 Mar - 4 May 2019A solo presentation of works by Nima Zaare Nahandi at Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Inspired by "References, Clues and Favorite Things" | Curated by Fereydoun AveArt Dubai 2017 12 - 18 Mar 2017 Art FairsA presentation inspired by Fereydoun Ave's project "References, Clues, and Favorite Things"
The Sun that Rises from the WestArt Dubai 2016 16 - 19 Mar 2016 Art FairsA presentation fo works by Farah Ossouli, Amin Montazeri, Farhad Gavzan, Peybak, Bahareh Navabi, Nima Zaare Nahandi and Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh
Nima Zaare Nahandi | "Cosa Mentale"Dastan +2 22 Jan - 13 Feb 2016 +2Solo Exhibition of Drawings by Nima Zaare Nahandi
Dastan at Art Dubai 2015Art Dubai 2015 18 - 21 Mar 2015 Art FairsA presentation fo works by Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh, Nima Zaare Nahandi, Amin Montazeri, Dara Gallopin
''Year in Review''Dastan:Outside | Sam Art 13 - 17 Mar 2015 Dastan:OutsideYear in Review Over the past year, Dastan has held 25 exhibitions inside and outside the Basement. This year also marked the opening of Sam Art, a pop-up space, dedicated...
Nima Zaare Nahandi & Lucien Murat | "Duel"Dastan's Basement 10 - 18 Oct 2014 The BasementDuo Exhibition of Works by Nima Zaare Nahandi and Lucien Murat at Dastan's Basement
The Timeless and Placeless DeadSharghdaily October 23, 2019Shargh Newspaper has recently published a review on 'Encircle the Apple or Shadowlessness', a group exhibition at V-Gallery curated by Aidin Xankeshipour [in Farsi]. Click...
An Anchor for Our Unfocused ThoughtsEtemad Newspaper October 16, 2019Etemad Newspaper has recently published a review on 'Encircle the Apple or Shadowlessness', a group exhibition at V-Gallery curated by Aidin Xankeshipour [in Farsi]. Click...
The 8 Booths To Look Out For At Art Dubai 2019harpersbazaararabia March 22, 2019Harper's Bazaar Arabia has recently published a review of some of Art Dubai 2019 booths including Dastan's Basement. Click here to read it in full.
''Amid a Gloomy Economic Forecast and Simmering Political Tensions, Art Dubai Tries to Find Stability''artnetnews March 22, 2019artnet has recently published a review on Art Dubai 2019 in which Dastan's Basement has a booth. Click here to read it in full. From...
Art Dubai 2019: A Closer Look at the Projects and Artists on Showselectionsarts March 21, 2019Selections has recently published an article on Art Dubai 2019 reviewing the projects and artists, including Dastan's Basement booth. Click here to read it in...