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Ali Banisadr’s works have been acquired by prestigious public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Saatchi Gallery, London, the British Museum, London and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria. Through effective use of colour and painterly control, Banisadr translates the imagery of his childhood, his extensive understanding of art history, and his sharp observations of everyday life onto canvas. Select exhibitions include A Selection of Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013), We Haven’t Landed on Earth Yet, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (2012), Contemporary Iranian Art in the Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012), Referencing History, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2012), It Happened and It Never Did, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks, New York (2011), XXSmall, Gemeente Museum, The Hague (2011) and Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2009). Ali Banisadr was born in Tehran, Iran and currently lives and works in New York.