FARHAD MOSHIRI Read biography


Farhad Moshiri is known for his satirical depictions of consumerist culture in Iran and abroad. He uses unusual materials and plays with iconic images of both popular and/or traditional figures. Using objects from knives and icing dispensers to Swarovski crystals, he offers a novel and boundary-pushing interpretation of culture in Iran. Whether fusing religious imagery with childish cartoons, using weapons to spell out statements, or imitation cupcakes to mark out a chalk silhouette, he employs the playful to spell out the sinister and satirise the iconic.

Select solo exhibitions include The Fire of Joy, Galerie Perrotin, Paris (2012), Shukran, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai (2011), Love is not Everything, Farjam Collection, Dubai (2011). Select group exhibitions include ARTandPRESS, Martin Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin (2012), The World Belongs to You, François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2011), Raad O Bargh, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2009) and Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009). Moshiri lives and works between Tehran and Paris.