Skip to main content

Firouz Farman-Farmaian

Browse more artists
Firouz Farman-Farmaian

“It is circumstance that ultimately shapes lives,” says the artist, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. Rooted in Persian lore, and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, Farman Farmaian’s diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture. The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship.

Firouz Farman-Farmaian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1973 and lived there until fleeing to Paris to escape the Islamic Revolution. He went on to study Architecture and Visual Arts, which was the beginning of his career as a multi-disciplinarian artist. Firouz employs a range of media which includes paint, print, sculpture, film and even music, and are often presented as installations or performances. They are intended as momentary meditations on the energy and the motivation of the visible world. Common themes found in his works can range from nature to architectonics and the play between realism and abstraction, but each one is an instinctive moment of emotional and intellectual energy. He lives and works in between Marbella and Paris.

Career Highlights

                        2017 – Iranian Heritage Foundation’s Nowrouz Auction, Bonhams, London, UK

                        2017 – Middle Eastern Contemporary Art – Artnet Auction, London, UK

                        2016 – Solo show, Galeria Maior Momentary Meditations, Mallorca, Spain

 

Exhibitions

2017

  • September 2017 - Solo show ‘Nomadic Displacement’, Musée de Marrakech, Morocco
  • July 2017 - Magic of Persia’s Christies Auction & Exhibit, Monaco
  • Iranian Heritage Foundation’s Nowrouz Auction, Bonhams, London, UK
  • Middle Eastern Contemporary Art – Artnet Auction, London, UK
  • Art Brief III: The (Un)Draped Woman, Advocartsy’s multi-artist exhibition, LA, USA
  • Auction-Exhibition, Atlas Golf Cultural Center, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Solo show, RH Modern Seattle, USA
  • Solo show ‘Hybrids II & V’, RH Modern Flatiron, New York, USA
  • Solo show ‘Oceanic Asphalts I & II’, RH Modern Las Vegas, USA

2016

  • Joint exhibit, Future & Memory / Memory & Future, Shirin Gallery NY, USA
  • Joint exhibit Firouz FarmanFarmaian and Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar, NY, USA
  • Group exhibit Persian Color II, Priscilla Payne Gallery, PA, USA
  • Dark Matter Exhibit Part II, Cadiz, Spain
  • Solo show, Galeria Maior Momentary Meditations, Mallorca, Spain
  • Group exhibit, RH MODERN GALLERY, LA, USA
  • Dark Matter Exhibit Part I, El Posito Cultural Center – Los Barrios, Cadiz, Spain
  • Retroprojection solo show, Soleiman Palace, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Magic of Persia Foundation, Remembering Tomorrow Touring Exhibit & Auction, Dubai, UAE
  • Niavaran Cultural Centre, Magic of Persia Foundation, Tehran, Iran
  • Musee de Marrakech Fondation Omar Benjelloun, RetroProjection Solo Exhibit, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Persian Colors Group exhibit, Shirin Gallery, NY, USA

2015

  • RETROPROJECTION solo show, Golan Rouzkhosh Gallery, Paris, France
  • Group exhibit, U.N Zero Hunger Milan Expo, Milan, Italy
  • MY LOST ORIENT solo show, Tarifa, Spain
  • A Blue Taxi to Paradise solo show, Nando Argüdlles Art Project, Sotogrande, Spain
  • Concordia Charity, Marbella, Spain
  • ICAM New Year Auction, Monaco
  • Magic of Persia, Christie’s Auction, Dubai, UAE
  • Madrid Polyptic Performance, Madrid, Spain

2014

  • Panorama group exhibit, GRK Gallery, Paris, France
  • Cadmium Black solo Exhibit, Moghadam Gallery, Monaco
  • Waves solo exhibit, GRK Gallery, Paris, France
  • Scope – Janet Rady Fine Arts, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Waves solo exhibit, Golan Rouzkhosh Gallery, Paris, France
  • Black Gold group exhibit, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • Iranian Heritage Foundation Auction, London, UK
  • Junkspace solo exhibit, Mews 42 Gallery & Layli Shirazi, London, UK
  • Christie’s benefit Auction, Prince Alireza Pahlavi fund, Monaco
  • Cadmium Black exhibit, Manart Gallery/GRK Gallery, Paris, France

Collection