Ali Banisadr

1976 · Iran

Artist biography

Ali Banisadr is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Iran, like other celebrated artists such as Soraya Doolbaz, Gohar Dashti, Alireza Varzandeh, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and Atena Karimi. Ali Banisadr was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ali Banisadr is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the United States, Austria, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria, and Sperone Westwater in the United States. Ali Banisadr's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cristea Roberts Gallery in London (13 February 2020 until 12 March 2020) with the exhibition Print Projects Space. Ali Banisadr's only other exhibition is The World Upside Down, which took place at Blain|Southern | Berlin in Germany (29 September 2018 - 17 November 2018).

Ali Banisadr in private collections

On Artland Ali Banisadr's art can be found in the following collection: Rob Westerholm which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Philipp Keel, and Adejoke Tugbiyele.

Further Biographical Context for Ali Banisadr

Born in 1976, Ali Banisadr was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era.

The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ali Banisadr

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  • Exhibitions 2

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