Overview

Ramin Haerizadeh (born 1975, Tehran) has been living and working in Dubai since 2010. His practice involves carving into the debris of imagery that surrounds us. Collage remains at the core of Haerizadeh way of working but he also incorporates drawing, assemblage and video, and in doing so, he lifts his collages off the two-dimensional canvas. Common across the artist’s body of work is his galling laughter, instinct to show that history and meaning are articulated through easily manipulated imagery, and disregard for any assumed hierarchy of images in an age of digital reproduction.

 

Spanning almost 20 years, Haerizadeh’s body of work carries concealed messages about questions around gender roles and identity, religious intolerance, media manipulation, political propaganda and contemporary art. He also presents works alongside his brother Rokni Haerizadeh and long-time friend Hesam Rahmanian. The collaborative has participated in several institutional exhibitions such as Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2020), Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2019), Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2018), MACBA, Barcelona (2017), the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston (2015), Kunsthalle, Zurich (2015) among many.

 

His works are held in the collections of Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Open Space Contemporary Collection, Istanbul; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; British Museum, London; Charles Saatchi Collection, London, among others.

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