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Mohammad Hossein EMAD

Born in 1957 in Arak, Iran. Mohammad Hossein Emad is one of the dominant figures among Iranian sculptors. Emad attractively and imaginatively materializes his poetic and abstract vision towards existence through unique sculptures and invites his audience to get connected with his personal world and observations through his artwork. The unrefined surfaces of his sculptures and their simplicity are essential characteristics that serve as a real life function. As a sculptor it is very important to Emad to increase an objective engagement with his audiences. He invites his viewers to look through the artworks, walk around them, sometimes listen to the natural sound made by them, be mesmerized by the designed shadow that is cast on the floor and eventually get lost in the naïve yet very contemporary aura of each sculpture. His choice of material, the spatial forms he innovatively creates and the way he places them in space all together form his visual and conceptual language. By laying emphasis on void and the complementary connection between lightness and solidity, Emad aesthetically portrays the driving force of nature: the opposite ends of a cycle and the interconnection between contrary forces: empty and full, light and weighty, dark and light, fire and water, high and low, day and night.. His brief stay in Paris from late 2008 to 2010 inspired him to reflect more on modern-day manifestations. Exports from Iran (2010) and Battling Amnesia (2009) were created during and after his stay in France. Using corrugated cardboard in Exports form Iran made him become more interested in the material, its interior texture and the way it led light through its cells. His most recent series, Lit Shadow, is the outcome of his two-year experiment with layers of corrugated cardboard and certain synthetic materials with similar makeup, as well as with light and aluminum. Mohammad Hossein Emad lives and works in Tehran. He has exhibited worldwide in the past twenty years and won many awards. Several of his works are installed in public spaces in Tehran and other cities of Iran and his work has been exposed in several art fairs and national and international biennials.

CV of the Artiste
Membership
Member of Association of Iranian Sculptors
Member of La Maison des Artistes à Paris
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Sketch,Sculpture, Emkan Gallert, Tehran, Iran
2016 Acceptance, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Lit Shadow, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 Exports from Iran, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 Battling Amnesia, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2006 Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, lran
2006 Iranian Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran
2004 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1999 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1997 Afrand Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1994 Afrand Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1994 Sepehri Gallery, Tehran, Iran 1994 Afrand Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 From where to where, Sales Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Emkan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 SmallStatues-Part One, Aran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 7th Sculpture Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2016 Aaran Project, Tehran, Iran
2016 Tehran Auction, Tehran, Iran
2015 Emkan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 Tehran Auction, Tehran, Iran
2013 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 Iranian Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran
2011 6 th Sculpture Biennale, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2011 Regarding Iran, Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2011 Unified in Diversity, Total Arts at the Courtyard, Dubai, UAE
2010 Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2009 Hussenot Gallery, Paris, France
2008 Small Sculptures, Iranian Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran
2008 1st Fajr International Visual Art Festival, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2008 1st Sculpture Expo, Iranian Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran
2008 5th Sculpture Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2007 Planting New Roots, Dar Al-Funoon Gallery, Kuwait
2006 1st Wood Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, Iran
2005 4 th Sculpture Biennale, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2005 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2004 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2004 Tehran Art Expo, Vahdat Hall, Tehran, Iran
2004 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004 Iranian Artists' Forum, Tehran, Iran
2003 3 rd Sculpture Biennale, Niavaran Cultural Center Tehran, Iran
1999 Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Art Fairs
2015 Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 ArtInternational Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Artlnternational ─░stanbul, ─░stanbul, Turkey
Installed Sculptures
2004 Wazir (Minister), Goft-o-gu Park, Tehran, Iran
2004 Beheshti Monument, Shahid Beheshti University Square, Tehran, Iran
2001 Professor Hessabi, Tajrish Square, Tehran, Iran
2000 Professor Hessabi, Bushehr, Iran
1999 Professor Hessabi, Arak, Iran
Symposiums
2013 1st Tehran international Wood Sculpture Symposium, Tehran, Iran
2011 1st Kerman National Sculpture Symposium, Kerman, Iran
Awards & Nominations
2011 Get Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Ministry of Culture of Iran
2005 Selected as best artist, the Fourth Tehran Sculpture Biennale, Tehran, Iran
2005 Recipient of Tandis Art Magazin Award and Diploma of Honor, Tehran, Iran
1996 Winner of the first prize and recipient of Diploma of Honor, Ayeneh Honar Exhibition, Bahman Cultural center, Tehran, Iran
Other Activities
Member of the Jury for the 6th Sculpture Biennale, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
Adviser to the Scientific Council for Sculpting at the Tehran Beautification Organization, Tehran, Iran
Instructor at the University of Art since 2006, Tehran, Iran
Director of Visual Arts Festival “Breath”, summer 2016
Presentation in the project of Artistique Talk, Mahe Mehr Gallery, 2017
Judge of 5th Sculpture Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Judge of Urbane Sculpture Biennale, 2015
Judge of Young Festival, 2015, 2016 and 2017
Member of the Selection Board of Wood Symposium, 2014