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Curious in Tehran series

Size/146 x 110 cm
Price/$2,000

Curious in Tehran series

Size/110 x 146 cm
Price/$1,800

Curious in Tehran series

Size/110 x 146 cm
Price/$1,800

Curious in Tehran series

Size/146 x 110 cm
Price/$1,800

Arash Akbari Sene

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1982

Iran

Iran

Artist’s Story

Arash Akbari Sene is a freelance photographer whose work has been showcased, published and awarded since 2008 in various Art Magazines, Social Media outlets, andd Solo & Group Photography exhibitions / His talent has been recognised in esteemed museums and spaces around the world such as The Getty Museum in LA (2018) and Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio (2015) / Arash’s work is mostly driven through urban photography and the hidden corners of different cities that have been often overlooked through the general perception / Tehran is Arash’s favorite spot for photography as it offers vast amounts of raw and unpredictable scenes perfect for his unique style / He embraces each and every corner of Tehran as a potential scene; worthy to be captured and to be remembered so the next generations look back and see how this iconic city once was looked like/

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions in Iran

2018 - The Tehran Collection – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Hamun Hamishegi Café Gallery at Zendegi Sport Complex” – Tehran, Iran
2017 Curious In Tehran – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Elahe Art Gallery” – Tehran, Iran
2017 Déjà vu – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Golab Cefe Gallery” – Tehran, Iran
2017 I Am The City – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Elahe Art Gallery” – Tehran, Iran
2015 Here – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Haft Samar Gallery” – Tehran, Iran
2014 Etats-Unis : A Place Far & Away – Solo Photo Exhibition in “Haft Samar Gallery” – Tehran

International Group Exhibitions

2018 Getty Unshuttered Photography Exhibition, Getty Museum, LA, USA
2015 Mobile Photo Now Photography Exhibition, Columbus Museum Of Art, Ohio, USA
2014 Mobile Photography Exhibition, Polaroid Fotobar Museum, Nevada, USA

International Photography Awards

2018 - Image of the Week for “The Oddly Satisfying Challenge” at INSTAGRAM Official Account, California, USA
2018 Image of the Month for “The Earth Series Challenge” at APPLE Computers Official Instagram’s Account, California, USA
2017 Image of the Month for “The Abc7 Television Monthly Challenge” at ABC7 Television, California, USA

Local Photography Awards

2013 The 1st “Ketab Dar Ayneh Photo and Arts Festival”
2013 The 1st “Tehran, Kashi-E-Noo Film and Photo Festival”
2013 The 1st “Khayyam International Exhibition of Photography”
2013 The 1st “Tehran Mobile Film & Photography Competition”
2013 The 1st “Baft Tarikhi Tehran Photo Festival”
2011 The 2nd “City Postal Cards” Photo Festival – In association with Tehran Municipality
2011 The 1st “Taste of Awakening” Photo Festival - In association with AMA Charity Foundation
2010 The 2nd “Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts & Photography”
2010 The 6th “International Art Festival on Water” –In association with Tehran Province Water
2010 The 5th “Ordibehesht Hormozgan Film and Photo Festival”
2009 - The 2nd Annual “National Iranian Health Photo Festival” – In association with WHO
2008 - The 11th “Iranian National Photo Biennial”

Group exhibitions in Iran

2018 “Group Photography Exhibition” in Golab Cefe Gallery – Tehran
2018 “Group Photography Exhibition” in Haft Samar Gallery – Tehran
2018 “Group Photography Exhibition in Memory of Ebrahim Jafari” in Haft Samar Gallery
2017 “Annual Art Sale” in The 6 Art Gallery
2017 “Group Photography Exhibition in Memory of Taleeye Kamran” in Haft Samar Gallery
2017 “Homage to Abbas Kiarostami : A Piece of Life Group Photo Expo” in E1 Art Gallery
2016 “Haft Samar & Friends Annual Art Exhibition” in Haft Samar Gallery
2016 “Group Photography Exhibition in Memory of Iradj Zand” in Haft Samar Gallary
2015 “Haft Samar & Friends Annual Art Exhibition” in Haft Samar Gallery
2014 “Tehran Group Exhibition” in Dastaan Basement Gallery
2013 “Tehran Art Walk” Photo Expo in Saad Abaad Palace Complex
2012 “City of Istanbul” Group Photo Exhibition in Eyvan Gallery – Tehran, Iran
2012 “Saba Art & Photography Expo” in Saba Art & Cultural Institute
2011 “Experiences & Perspectives” Group Photo Exhibition in Eyvan Gallery – Tehran, Iran
2009 “1/15 Group Photo Exhibition” in Mah-e-Mehr Gallery – Tehran, Iran

Career Highlights

  • 2018 Getty Unshuttered Photography Exhibition, Getty Museum, LA, USA
  • 2018 - Image of the Week for “The Oddly Satisfying Challenge” at INSTAGRAM Official Account, California, USA
  • 2015 - Mobile Photo New Photography Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Artist Statement

“Curious in Tehran”: The Statement

Tehran has always been the main subject of my photographs as this city got me mesmerized head to toe from its sophisticated yet unsuspecting street life, it’s endless super-fast construction/deconstruction phases and to all the unique happenings that come and go on the surface of it in a blink of an eye; These rapid changes have left a wonderfully visible effect throughout the face of entire street life of Tehran in the most immaculate and distinctive way compared to any other metropolitan city on the planet earth.

The photographs showcased in the “Curious in Tehran” collection happens to be only a small glimpse of a much bigger portrayal that I’ve been constantly trying to capture from the street life of Tehran in hopes to preserve this chapter of my personal life encountering with my outer world in form of visual memories for the last 12 years.

Arash Akbari Sene
2018