Avish Khebrehzadeh

Avish Khebrehzadeh is born in Tehran, Iran, in 1969. She lives and works in Washington D.C., USA

She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and has lived and worked in Tehran and Rome, before moving to Washington DC where she is currently based. Her work explores the power of figures and their multifaceted narrative aspect in a multitude of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, film, as well as video projections onto drawings and paintings.

In her works this artist brings two apparently distant dimensions of human sensibility into communication: on the one hand everyday life made up of intimacy, simple and recurrent things, animals, friendships and couple relationships, and on the other hand the idealistic and transcendental dimension. The subjects Avish Khebrehzadeh depicts transmit a sense of fragile precariousness and gentle naturalness which are also reprised on the formal plane in which the artist unites a delicate and minimal stroke with great attention to the material of the support utilized, making her drawings flat but powerfully materic works. Real and transcendent, fragility and chthonic power, transparent and tactile: it is in the composition of these dualisms that she reveals the spiritual nature that animates the world at its simplest degree.

Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared around the globe in Institutions such as MACRO (Museum of Con- temporary Art, Rome), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome Italy), and MONA (Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia). Avish Khebrehzadeh is a Civitella Ranieri fellow and a Smithsonian Artist Research fellow.

Exhibitions

M77 Gallery presents I Sing with My Tongue Silent, a solo exhibition from the Iranian artist Avish Khebrehzadeh, which will open to the public on Monday 19 November at 7pm.

Born in Tehran in 1969, Avish is part of the group of artists from the Iranian diaspora: raised in a family of Persian intellectuals who greatly influenced her artistic education, she left her country at a very young age at the outbreak of the revolution and moved to Rome, the city where she started studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. She later moved to Washington DC, USA, where she still lives and works.

In 2003, she participated in the Venice Bienniale, on which occasion she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Young Artist.

The exhibition, curated by Danilo Eccher, starts on the ground floor with a series of paintings set in the context of a large mural work, created especially for M77 Gallery, depicting a night-time landscape. A tangled forest of blue branches envelops the space, absorbing the entire narrative scene and projecting the visitor into a suspended and restless atmosphere.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with a critical text by Danilo Eccher and will be open to the public from Tuesday 20 November 2018 until Saturday 2 February 2019.

Artworks

I Find My Last Consolation in the Untrivialness of the Woods

Year: 2014
Technique: Olio su carton gesso
Dimensions: 505 × 405 cm

As for Me I Confess That I Should like to Be Like Him

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 41 × 51 cm

Ah, to be Happy and Unknown (Avish Khebrehzhadeh)

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 102 x 76 cm

As For Me I Confess That I Should Like To Be Like Him

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 41 x 51 cm

There Are Autumn Days That Are Like Miracle

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 92 x 122 cm

Well, Perhaps It Was Not so Curious

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 183 cm

The Vacant Hour

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 152 x 183 cm

Sloth

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 46 x 61 cm

Crane II

Year: 2018
Technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 41 x 51 cm

I Was Freed from the Anxious and Narrow Life of the Average

Year: 2014
Technique: oil on gesso board
Dimensions: 35,5 x 28 cm

Publications

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