NARGES HASHEMI

Painting

Born in 1979 in Tehran, Narges Hashemi grew up in a traditional household. She completed her BA degree at the University of Tehran in fine art, later completing another degree in Ancient Persian language. Hashemi’s work, intimate observation of the dualities that permeate her daily existence in Iran, is presented in a variety of techniques and mediums including mono-printing, macramé, graph paper and acetate. Hashemi’s early works have often been described as being figurative depictions of intimate, domestic and celebratory scenes. However, her style has developed over time to encompass the abstract, and the artist currently uses a mixture of mediums to create her geometric compositions. Her work, though abstract in nature, always maintains clear links to her ritualistic and routine orientated upbringing. They reflect the contradictions and dualities of such an upbringing, depicting conflicting senses of belonging and detachment, nostalgia and uneasiness, comfort and entrapment. The decorative nature of Hashemi’s work cannot be overlooked. The use of patterns is a dominant element of her work and appears in more than one series, in many varying forms as both literal and abstract manifestations of the influence of environment and tradition. Her work, relevant beyond the borders of her own country has been shown across Europe and the Middle East. 



Solo Shows:


2019 - I will build a tall city interconnected by cul-de-sacs, Khak Gallery, Tehran
2018 - I will build a tall city interconnected by cul-de-sacs, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

2014 - The Pleasure in Boredom, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
2012 - I, In Our Midst, Khak Gallery, Tehran
2011 - Nargess Hashemi 2012, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
2010 - Wrap Me Up in You, La B.A.N.K. Gallery, Paris

2010 - Wrap Me Up in You, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

2008 - God’s Gift, Aaran Gallery, Tehran

2008 - Stories from The Boudoir, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

2008 - Nar Gallery, Tehran

2007 - Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

2006 - Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

2005 - Golestan Gallery, Tehran

2002 - Atashzad Gallery, Tehran



Group shows:


2018 - Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home, in collaboration with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR), Turin

2018 - Good Morning... Good Night!, Ducal Museum Palace, Mantova

2016 - The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, in collaboration with Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
2016 - Domestic Affairs: Reshaped, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai

2015 - Nice Drawings, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai
2014 - The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah 2013 - Khak Gallery, Tehran
2011 - JAMM Gallery, Kuwait

2011 - Cutting Edge Artists, Mellat Gallery, Tehran

2011 - Painting & Photography Exhibition, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran

2010 - Alive (22 artists), Beauchamp Club, London

2009 - Alive THE BEAT of Young Iranian Contemporary Art, Music Rooms Space, London

2009 - 1001 Colors, Contemporary Art from Iran, New York

2009 -Nar Gallery, Tehran
2008 - Whispered Secrets, Murmuring Dreams, Mall Galleries, London

2007 - Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

2007 - Wishes and Dreams, Touring exhibition of Meridian International Centre, Washington DC and New York 2006 - Cultural Center of Rákosmente, Lazar Gallery, Tehran

2005 - Mah Art Gallery, Tehran Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

2004 - Guest Artist at The Dena Group, University Sciences ZanjanIranian Spring, Municipality of Paris

2004 - Gardens of Iran: Ancient Wisdom, New Vision, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

2004 - Bam, Warehouse space in Central Tehran
2003 - 6th Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

2003 - Barg Gallery, Tehran

2001 - Atashzad Gallery, Tehran

2001 - Shafagh Gallery, Tehran

 

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