Rokni Haerizadeh’s Biography and Exhibitions

26 04 2009


1978 Born Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Tehran, Iran


2008 The Donkey, The Pagan, The Bride, and Others, B21 Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2006 Dolme, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Paintings and Drawings by Rokni Haerizadeh, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Solo, DAY gallery Tehran, Iran Paintings by Rokneddin Haerizadeh
2005 Paintings by Rokneddin Haerizadeh, The Third Line Dubai
2001 Im Wandel der Liebe zu uns selbst und des Gesichtsinns imallgemeinen, Maschenmode Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
2000 Hard candy – berlin, kuratiert von Fiona Drummond,
galerie wieland, Berlin


2007 Haft Negah, Niavaran Creation Centre Tehran, Iran
Within and Without, Iranian, Contemporary art exhibition, London Art Cologne, Germany
Wishes and Dreams -Iranian new generation emerges, Meridian International Center, Touring exhibition starting in Washington DC,USA
2006 Iranian art today, Museum fur Neue Kunst, Freiburg,Germany
Drawing facing Design, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
What film, Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2005 Beijing Painting Biennale, China
Mah Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Second Generation, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004 Gardens of Iran, Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art Tehran, Iran
Young Painters, Day Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003 Lucky Charms Installation and performance, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
On the Road, Public art project, Tehran, Iran
Environmental Art Exhibition, Polour, Iran
2002 Atashzad Gallery (Sajadeha), Tehran, Iran
Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2001 Mural, German Embassy , Tehran, Iran
2000 Elahe Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Rokni HAERIZADEH – Peintre iranien – figurative painting

26 04 2009

Nous avons découvert le travail de Rokni Haerizadeh lors d’une exposition à la galerie Thaddeus Ropac à Paris intitulée:

Le soir du vernissage, il y avait beaucoup trop de monde pour apprécier quoi que ce soit. Alors, nous avons décidé de revenir quelques jours plus tard pour cette fois-ci être seuls dans la galerie et pouvoir discuter avec Thaddeus Ropac et Victoire (la galeriste).
Je suis tombé littéralement amoureux de la pièce la plus importante (en taille du moins) de l’exposition. il s’agit d’un triptyque de 3 mètres de haut sur 2 mètres de large, soit 3m X 6m au total.
Voici le tableau qui se nomme: « Alas, That our Love Song was Your Unfaithful Soldiers’ Serenade returning from
their conquest of the Prostitutes’ Fort « , 2008
Dans le catalogue de l’exposition, on trouve ce texte concernant Rokni:
« Rokni Haerizadeh has an amazing ability to submerge himself in the past; in memory, literature and tradition whilst being informed by modern pop culture. His upbringing in the Islamic Republic has led him to continually reassess his environment resulting in work that largely articulates social dissatisfaction amongst Iranians. Rokni Haerizadeh refers back to Persian History and literature to find material that he uses allegorically, making comparisons to the contemporary world. He will be showing an illustrative painting, the narrative for a poem by Ahmad Shamlou, a contemporary Iranian poet. »

Le travail de Rokni Haerizadeh – Urban Fairytales works from 2005 to 2009

26 04 2009

Rokni Haerizadeh employs a ‘madness of magic’ in his floating landscapes of surfaced characters and memories. His dream narratives are a kind of Garcia Marquez in paint, often bringing forth the burden of forgotten histories in order to define the current moment. In these intuitive narratives the imagined and the real, the internal and the external are juxtaposed in uninterrupted fluidity producing free-associated snapshots of human life as it is imagined.

Rokni works in extended series, sometimes creating images of densely populated urban reality and sometimes kaleidoscopic dream-solutions to the layered incongruence of the self or collective culture. Endowed with social, historical, and cultural references, the artist’s mental processing fabricates intensely individual worlds. Stock characters often inhabit the worlds, appearing and disappearing across series as in a sort of personal « Commedia dell’Arte ».

Whether coming under the theme of urban fairytales or private mythologies, these mental diaries are mirrors to a kind of Jungian « shadow » recalling to reality those primitive and awkward aspects of the collective culture that are readily rejected. (text from Thaddeus Ropac gallery)

Le travail de Rokni Haerizadeh – Private Mythologies works from 2005 to 2009

26 04 2009