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Dadbeh Basir



2007 – 2009 Diploma in Digital Film Montage and Visual Effects, Tehran Institute of Technology. Tehran, Iran

1999 – 2005 BA in Photography from The Faculty of Art and Architecture, Azad University. Tehran, Iran                     

1994 – 1998  Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, Matin High School. Tehran, Iran


2016 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Permanent Collection. USA

Exhibitions (Museums)

2016  Islamic Art Now, Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA museum. Los Angeles, USA

2009 165 Ans de Photographie IraniennePhotoquai world images biennial, Musée du Quai Branly. Paris, France

2007 Ey Iran, Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA). Adelaide, Australia

Selected Exhibitions (Galleries)

2019 Fragile Frontiers, Yarat Contemporary Art Space. Baku, Azerbaijan 

2019 Iran: Visual Poetries, Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie. Quebec, Canada 

2019 Urban Chaos, Aaran Projects Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2017-2018 Iran Year 38, JIMEI X ARLES International Photo Festival. Xiamen, China

2017 Iran Year 38 . Arles, France

2017 Aaran Projects Nourouz Photography Show. Tehran, Iran 

2016 Looking Yesterday a Tomorrow, IFA Gallery (Art and Architecture Foundation). Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany

2015 A’INA-KARI Looking Glass, La Caja Blanca Gallery. Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2015 Tehran, Virtual or Real, Aaran Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2015 Why Did You Wake Me Up?, Solo show of Photography and video, Aaran Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2015 Strangeness of banality and other Stories, Super Market 2015 Stockholm, Independent Art Fair. Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Tehran Mon Amor, Galerie Royal. Munich, Germany

2014 Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, Rogue Space. New York, USA

2013 Untitled, Dar Al Funoon Gallery. Kuwait

2010 In Commemoration of Bahman Jalali, Faravahr Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2009 Revealing Truths: Contemporary Iranian Art Photography, Sultan Gallery. Kuwait                                          

2008 Ey Iran, Auckland Festival of Photography, Lopdell House Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand

2006 Ey Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland Festival of Photography. Brisbane, Australia

2006 Contemporary Iranian Photography, Iranian Fine Art Photography, De Santos Gallery. Huston, USA

2005 Untitled, Khak Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2004 Untitled, Assar Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2004 Self-Portrait, Silk Road Art Gallery. Tehran, Iran

2004 Exposition Collective du Printemps Persan 6 jeunes regards Iraniennes, Fnac Montparnasse. Paris, France

Biennials and Contests

2004 The First Photo-Dialogue Contest, Iranian Artistes’ Forum. Tehran, Iran

2004 The Ninth Biennial of Contemporary Iranian Photography,

Saba Cultural Center. Tehran, Iran

Art Fairs

2009 Paris Photo, Assar Art Gallery booth, Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France

2004 Paris Photo, Silk Road Gallery booth, Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France

Professional Affiliation

2007 – Present Honorary member of the Institute for Promotion of Visual Arts. Iran

2016 – Present Official member of the National Iranian Photographers’ Society. Iran

Selected Publications

2017 Iran: Annee 38, ISBN: 978-2-84597-581-1, TEXTUEL / Arte Editions. Paris, France

2016 dem gestern ein morgen geben … Iran: Architekture Und Kunst, ISBN: 978-3-921970-57-7, Production by Offizin Scheufele. Stuttgart, Germany

2015 Tehran Mon Amour, ISBN: 978-3-928804-28-8, Publisher: Icon Verlag. Munchen, Germany

2014 Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, Catalogue in PDF format. USA

2012 La Photographie Iranienne: Un regard sur la création contemporaine en Iran, ISBN: 9782919507061. France

2011 Amidst Shadow and Light: Contemporary Iranian Art and Artist, ISBN: 9787802134, Production by Liaoning Creative Press LTD. Hong kong

2003 Herfeh: Honarmand No. 5, Magazine. Tehran, Iran

2003 AKSNAMEH No. 11, Experiences, Published by Cultural Research Bureau. Iran