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The Labirynth

These pieces are an insight to life through a dark hatch.
these hatches challange the audiences who are the spectator of the outside world, to become the observers of the onlooker from time to time.
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"No way out
No pathway
No night
No moon
Neither day, nor sunshine
We are standing outside of time
With the bitter daggers in our shoulders
No one is speaking to the other
For silence is speaking in a thousand languages
We are looking at our dead, with a trace of smile
And wait our turn without a smile"
Ahmad Shamloo (Modern Iranian poet)

Mehdi Darvishi
Tehran, Fall 2014

Size
45*60 cm
Prints
5
Technique
Etching

Mehdi Darvishi

Mehdi Darvishi
1988, Iran
Email address: Mehdi.darvishi222@gmail.com

Education:
2012 BFA in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibition:

2017 "Untouchable " Artlab gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 “The End of the Game” Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
2016 “The End of the Game” O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 “Trope” Art lounge Gallery, Tehran
2013 “The Hatch”, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran
Awards:
2017, "Second Prize" Ural Print Triennial, Russia
2016, "Second Prize" Istanbul Printmaking Biennial, Turkey
2015 “Honorable Mention” in “Awagami International Print Festival” Tokushima, Japan
2015 "Grand Prize" 9th BIECTR,Canada
2012 “Cultural and Art center Prize” II graphic art biennial, Romania
2007 “Honorable Mention” in the 1st international painting competition of university students, Iran
2004 Prized in 5th visual arts competition of Iranian students, Mashhad, Iran


Selected Juried exhibitions:

2015. Finalist in 3rd International Mezzotint Festival, Shortlisted for “Prize for adhering to the traditions of skills of graphic work” Russia
2015. Shortlisted in 7th Splitgraphic International Printmaking Biennial, Croatia
2015. Selected in VI Premio Atlante International Engraving Festival, Spain
2015. Selected in 2nd Global Print International Printmaking Biennial, Portugal
2015. Shortlisted in 43rd Carmen Arozena International Print Award, Spain
2015. Selected in 5th Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial, Japan
2015. Selected in 5th Guanlan international printmaking biennial, China
2015. Selected in 15th Acquiprint international printmaking biennial, Italy
2014. Selected in III International graphic art biennial, Romania
2014. Shortlisted in 42nd Carmen Arozena International Print Award, Spain
2014. Selected in 2nd Belgrade International Print Triennial, Serbia
2013. Selected in the 7th Annual “Montakhab-e Nasl-e No” Iran
2013. Selected in 11th Acquiprint international printmaking biennial, Italy
2013. “B+W” International juried group exhibition, Bushwick Print Lab, New York, USA
2012. Selected in 4th Damounfar Painting festival, Tehran, Iran
2012. Selected in II International graphic art biennial, Romania
2011. Selected in 3rd Guanlan international printmaking biennial, China
2011. Selected in 3rd Iranian Contemporary Drawing Biennial (Sondoozi), Tehran, Iran
2010. Selected in 5th Iranian youth Art Festival (Painting), Tehran, Iran
2010. Selected in 5th Iranian youth Art Festival (Drawing), Tehran, Iran
2010. Selected in 3rd Damounfar Art festival, Tehran, Iran







Selected group Exhibitions:

2016. International group exhibition and Exchange project (Invitational project by Carpeta Grafica). Mexico city, Mexico
2014. International group exhibition of selected artists of 42nd International Carmen Arozena Print Award, (held by Brita Prinz Arte) Canary Islands, Spain
2014. The 1st Annual Postcard Print Exchange, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014. The 3rd Art Expo of Several Generations of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014. “Nowruzaneh” Mini Print Exhibition, Chav Studio, Tehran, Iran
2013. “20+5” Group painting exhibition (Curated by Ehsan Nasri), Hoom Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. The 2nd Art Expo of Several Generations of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Hoom Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. International printmaking group exhibition, Guanlan Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China
2013. “The Other” Group painting exhibition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. The 3rd Art Expo of Several Generations of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. “Small works” Group drawing exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. “Drawing Week” Group drawing exhibition, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013. “51 from 1001” Group printmaking exhibition, (Curated by AidinKhankeshipour) Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012. “Disguise” the 9th International Postcard Printmaking Exchange, Iowa State University, USA
2012. “The Present Terriority” Group drawing exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012. “100 Artists, 100 Artworks” The 20th Annual Art Expo, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012. “Printmaking Today” Exhibition the works of Printmaking Artists, (Curated by Shokoufeh Fallah), Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran
2012. “Haft Negah” Art Expo of Several Generations of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Niavaran Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran
2011. Group Printmaking Exhibition, Haft Samar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011. “Small works” Group drawing exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010. “Happening” Group drawing exhibition, Day Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010. Group Printmaking Exhibition, Sarv Art Gallery, Tabriz, Iran
2009. Group drawing exhibition,(Art students of University of Tehran) Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Teaching Experience:

2011-present, Printmaking instructor, Mess Professional Studio, Tehran, Iran
2011-2012. Printmaking instructor, Mazyar University of Royan, Mazandaran, Iran

Collections:

Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Mezzotint Collection, Russia
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran
Museum of Engraving Collection - Paleologi Castle in Acqui Terme, Italy
Brita Prinz Arte Museum, Spain

Residency:

2016. Guanlan International Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China

Other experiences:
2014. Printmaking workshop, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran
2014. Art secretary of the 1st Iranian Postcard Print Exchange, Tehran, Iran
2015. Art secretary of the 2nd Iranian Postcard Print Exchange, Tehran, Iran
2015. “Mezzotint” printmaking workshop, Mess Atelier, Tehran, Iran

Birthdate: 13/08/1988

Nationality: Iranian

Exhibitions:
  • 2013 “The Hatch”, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 “Trope” Art lounge Gallery, Tehran
  • 2016 “The End of the Game” O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 “The End of the Game” Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia(Upcoming)
  • 2017. "Untouchable " Artlab gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

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