Shahriar Ahmadi


This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2024.

ISBN: 9788857241708 Category:

Marco Meneguzzo


A monograph dedicated to one of the main figures of the Iranian contemporary art scene.

Shahriar Ahmadi is one of the leading exponents of the new Iranian art.40-something, he has been able to elaborate a painting that also visually is the crossing between Middle East and West, in the purest spirit of the Persian tradition.

The Sufi philosophy of Rumi together with the Existential Western Philosophy meet in the large canvases that Ahmadi has been painting since the mid-nineties: great pictorial cycles of a figurative expressionism Persian that combine imagination with symbols and meanings of a globalize world.

Shahriar Ahmadi was born in 1978 in Iranian Kurdistan.Once he moved to Tehran, he studied western modern painting and the philosophical currents related to Sufism. His first solo exhibition dates to 2000 at the Barg Gallery of Tehran.His international recognition was sealed by his participation to the exhibitions at the AB Gallery in Luzern in 2014, at the Etemad Gallery in Dubai and culminated with the Iranian Pavilion at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennal in 2015.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Publisher name Editions Skira Paris
Publication date 26 November 2024
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Weight 300 g


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Marco Meneguzzo is professor of Contemporary Art History and Museology at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. He is also art critic and independent curator, and contributor for "Artforum". Since the New Millennium he started studying the issues related to globalization in art: his volume "Concise history of globalization in art" is released in 2012 edited by Johan e Levi Publishers, in 2015 he has been the Commissioner for the Iranian Pavilion at 56th International Biennial of Venice.