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Veteran artist Fereydoun Ave is having not one, but two exhibitions held concurrently in Tehran this month!
Tehran based gallery Sam Art Gallery is exhibiting an installation by the artists titled ” References, Cues & Favorite Things”. This exhibition will run until April 20.
Concurrently, the Dastan’s Basement gallery will be showcasing his other work titled “7 works on paper” until April 25.
Both exhibitions together are said to show the various facets of the artist’s vision as a whole.
According to the British Museum website, artist Fereydoun Ave (Tehran, Iran, 1945) is currently based in Tehran and Paris.
He attended school in England, then studied Theatre Arts at Arizona State University where he received a BA in Theater Arts.
He continued his education at the Film School of New York University (1969–70).
Prior to the Iranian Revolution, he worked as a stage and graphic designer at the Iran American Society in Tehran, and was resident designer for the National Theatre, Tehran, as well as advisor to National Iranian Television and the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Between 1974 and 1979 he was acting artistic director of the Zand Gallery in Tehran.
After the Revolution in 1979, Ave created his own alternate space, 13 Vanak Street, which stopped working in June 2009.
Ave’s work is represented in various collections in the US including that of Cy Twombly’s Foundation, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Lloyds Bank, Geneva.
If you have a chance, be sure to go see these exciting exhibitions showcasing an artists who is considered to be a major player in the Iranian art scene in Tehran!