Morehshin Allahyari

1985 · Iran

Artist biography

Morehshin Allahyari is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Iran, like other celebrated artists such as Nikta Samimi, Sia Aryai, Narmine Sadeg, Nazanin Pouyandeh, and Mirak Jamal. Morehshin Allahyari was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Morehshin Allahyari's work is on display at D21 Kunstraum Leipzig in Germany. Morehshin Allahyari most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at arebyte Gallery in London (19 January 2019 until 06 March 2019) with the exhibition RE-FIGURE-GROUND. Morehshin Allahyari's work has also been exhibited during the How to Travel in Time exhibition at apexart in New York, the United States (08 November 2018 - 22 December 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Morehshin Allahyari

Morehshin Allahyari was born in 1985 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Morehshin Allahyari

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