Shiva Ahmadi

1975 · Iran

Artist biography

Shiva Ahmadi is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Iran, like other celebrated artists such as Mirak Jamal, Kamran Behrouz, Ramin Haerizadeh, Ramak Fazel, and Behrang Samadzadegan. Shiva Ahmadi was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shiva Ahmadi's work is available for viewing at Haines Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Shiva Ahmadi's work has most recently been exhibited at Haines Gallery in San Francisco (06 September 2018 until 27 October 2018) with the exhibition Shiva Ahmadi: Burning Song & David Simpson: The War Room.

Further Biographical Context for Shiva Ahmadi

Shiva Ahmadi was born in 1975 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Shiva Ahmadi