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Alice in the land of Iran

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Exit of Shirin & Farhad

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Exit of Shirin & Farhad

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Exit of Shirin & Farhad

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Babak Kazemi

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1983

Iran

Iran

Artist’s Story

Babak Kazemi, born in Ahvaz, Iran in 1983, comes from a new generation of Iranian photographers / From a young age, Kazemi obtained the classical skills of photography by self-instruction / Traditional techniques and his experimentation with chemicals – often likened to that of an alchemist – continue to dictate his production / Kazemi explores the history of the province of Khuzestan in which he grew up, focusing on the impact of oil production on the region / In 2012 he was awarded the Magic of Persia residency at the Delfina Foundation in London / His work has been featured in collections at the Maraya Art Centre, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tehran, The Museum of War in Tehran and in the private collection of Sheikh of Sharjah in UAE and in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago / He most recently completed a six week artist residency in Lebanon’s first artist residency of its kind, Beirut Art Residency (BAR)/

Full CV

Selected Solo shows

2017 AB43 CONTEMPORARY, Thalwil/Zurich, Switzerland
2016 A Report for D’Arcy, AB43 Contemporary, Thawil/Zurich, Switzerland
2013 A Report for D'Arcy, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Iranian Pickle, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 Alice in Persianland, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 Babak Kazemi, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 Past Continuous Tense, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 Black Cow, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Woman, Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Gavmish Abaad Documentary, Mahe Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 H2S, Mehrva Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003 Shahid Mofateh, University Gallery, Hamedan, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Made in Iran, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Made in Iran II, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
Dastdovvom Photography Competition, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran Magie und Macht: Von fliegenden Teppichen und Drohnen, Marta, Herford, Germany
Burnt Generation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, USA
Secrets of Eternity, Khayyam and Contemporary Art, Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2015
Iran Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2014
Ey Iran, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Eyes on Iran, Hinterland Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Burnt Generation, Somerset House, London, UK and Calgary Museum, Calgary, Canada
Black Gold, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Trace, Embassy of Spain's Cultural Office in Tehran and Silk Road Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013
Embody. The Gender Issue of PIX Magazine, New Delhi, India
The Interior. The Iran Issue of PIX Magazine, New Delhi, India

2012
Infinity, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Tessellation Make-up, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Bob, Tarahan-e-azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran C
ome invest in us, You'll strike gold, HilgerBROTKunsthalle, Vienna, Austria Still Life, Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011
Television, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Iranian pulse, Cultural Center "Hello Future", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13.18 Portrait, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010
The Other, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Career Highlights

  • 2016 A Report for D’Arcy, Solo show, AB43 Contemporary, Thawil/Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2016 ‘Made in Iran’, Group show, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
  • 2012 Delfina foundation residency, London, UK
  • 2012 ‘Alice in Persianland’, solo show, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran