Mehrdad Afsari

2-Mehrdad Afsari
Looking at photography as a personal way of experiencing life, Mehrdad Afsari's focuses his works mostly on the mere meaning of life. From his early projects to his emotional pictorial tribute to his late grandmother to his old and new Polaroid photos and all other projects of his, which are too many to mention but equally worthy to be seen and experienced. Born in 1977, Mehrdad has a BA and MFA in Photography. Since 1997 to 2014, he has participated in more than 50 national and international solo and group exhibitions. In addition, he has been teaching photography at art universities of Tehran and Tabriz since 2004. He is an Honorary Member of Iranian Visual Artists Society.
The artist has participated in 'The World Viewed' group project in IGREG ART STUDIO.

  • 2006 – M.F.A of Photography – Art University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2000 – B.A of Photography – Art and Architecture Faculty of Azad University of Tehran, Iran
  • 2004 – Present – Professor of art universties of Tehran&Tabriz
  • 2004 – Present – Honorary Member of Iranian Visual Artists Society

  • 2013 – “America, Suspended Land” – Mohsen Art Gallery – Tehran,Iran
  • 2012 – “Insomnia” – Mohsen Art Gallery – Tehran,Iran
  • 2011 – “The Sacred Geometry of Chance” – Etemad Art Gallery – Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 – “The frenzied heart of mine, Houses the passionate countenance of thine” – Assar art gallery – Tehran
  • 2008 – ” I am oblivious of all things”-Khak art gallery – Tehran
  • 2006 – “Gum bichoromate print” – Assar art gallery – Tehran
  • 2005 – “photography as a myth” – Silk road art gallery – Tehran
  • 2005 –  UNDP – Tehran
  • 2004 –  Haft samar art gallery – Tehran,Iran
  • 2003 – “Roadscape ” and ” The felts ” –  Assar art gallery – Tehran
  • 2002 – “The village of Tehran”- Aeineh gallery – Tehran,Iran

  • 2014 – “Approches to Tradition neo- Traditionalism in Contemporary Iranian Art” Tehran museum of contemporary art- Tehran, Iran
  • 2014 – “zoo” Curated by Iman Safaei- Shirin Art Gallery – Tehran,Iran
  • 2014 – “Art For Peace”- Curated by Solmaz Shabani- Same time in 3 gallery- Tehran,Iran
  • 2013 “My name is not Rouge” Shirin Gallery, New York,USA
  • 2013 “SubTehran: Subjective Truth from Iran”, Center of Contemporary Art (CCA),Curated by Sohrab Kashani- Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2013 – MEDATAK Festival “Section uncharted territory:video art in Iran”- Video – Madrid,Spain
  • 2013 – Shirin Art Gallery- “Silence”-curated by:Iman Safaei-Tehran,Iran
  • 2012 – Mahemehr Art Gallery- “Inbetwenness”-curated by: Hamid Severi-Video-Tahran,Iran
  • 2012- Mohsen Art Gallery-“Confined Landscape”-Tehran,Iran
  • 2011 – Mohsen Art Gallery –  “The 1st Tehran annual digital art exhibition” -Video-Tehran,Iran
  • 2011 – “TV Dinner project” -Video- Queens Museum of Art (QMA) -USA
  • 2011 – Mohsen Art Gallery – “Pool” -Tehran,Iran
  • 2011 – Etamad Art Gallery – “13X18 Portrait” -Video – Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Mohsen Art Gallery –  “Big Lie”-Video -Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Mohsen Art Gallery – “Obligatory Military Service”-Video-Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 – Tarahan Azad Art Gallery – “Tehran 1,6 sq Km”- installation -Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 – “Settlement and Urban Identity in the Persian Gulf Region”, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • 2008 – Hillyer Art space – Washington D.C – USA
  • 2008 – Group photo Exhibition – Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation – Tehran, Iran
  • 2006 – 10th photo biennial – Tehran museum of contemporary art, Iran
  • 2004 – Art expo – Tehran museum of contemporary art, Iran
  • 2004 – 9th photo biennial – Tehran museum of contemporary art, Iran
  • 2004 – Assar art gallery – Tehran, Iran
  • 2004 – Silk road art gallery – Tehran, Iran
  • 2000 – Assar art gallery – ” Iranian contemporary photography “- Tehran, Iran
  • 1998 – Tehran gallery – subordinate to Tehran University – Tehran, Iran
  • From 1997 – 2011 More than 50 national and international group exhibitions

  • 2010 – KAUNAS Photo Star Festival – Top finalist – Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2007 – 4th Iranian sea photo biennial – second prize -Iran
  • 2006 – 10th photo biennial – Tehran museum of contemporary art – first prize -Iran
  • 2005 – 2th Iranian sea photo biennial – third prize -Iran

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