Sahand Hesamiyan Iranian, b. 1977


Sahand Hesamiyan (b. 1977, Tehran, Iran) received his BA in Sculpture from the University of Tehran (2007). He currently lives and works in Tehran. Sahand Hessamian, sculptor, is a permanent member of the Iranian Sculptors Association, the director of the committee of the Iranian Sculptors Association. He has also been a member of the board of directors of the 6th Tehran Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture and a member of the jury of the 3rd Tehran Urban Sculpture Biennial.

Sahand Hesamiyan explores contemporary sculptural directions informed by Islamic and Iranian architecture. His works establish a relationship between science and geometry with hints at the abstract nature of spirituality. This intense relationship at times goes beyond the mere reflection and repetition of forms, influencing the titles of the pieces as well as the brief descriptions often accompanying them.

Sahand Hesamiyan work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Tehran (Dastan’s Basement; Sam Art, A Dastan:Outside Project; Aun Gallery; 13 Vanak Street) and Dubai, UAE (The Third Line*). Since 1999, hIs work has also appeared in numerous group shows in Iran, the UK, the USA, Italy, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. “Geometry”, an ongoing curatorial project by Dastan, features extensive research on geometrical forms used in works by Sahand and a number of other Iranian artists. Sahand Hesamiyan has participated in six biennials and symposiums in Tehran from 2005 to 2014, including the 1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space in Tehran (2008). He has won numerous awards including the first prize at the Padide International Symposium of Contemporary Iranian Sculpture (2014), was a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (2009) and shortlisted in Jameel Prize (2016). Sahand Hesamiyan’s works are included in Delfina Entrecanales Collection, The Samawi Collection, MAC Collection, and numerous international private collections.


* Sahand Hesamiyan is represented exclusively in the UAE by The Third Line.