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BIO
Seyed Amin Bagheri born in 1981, Iran, works and lives in Tehran. His artistic activity is related to his experiences in graphics, drawing, painting, sculpting, and video arts. In recent years he has presented most of his ideas in installations including various Media, but mainly he is interested in drawing. There is a close connection between image, imagination, signs, language, philosophy, and society in his works.  As a multidisciplinary artist, he has a critical viewpoint his surroundings. As a Middle Eastern citizen, he is inspired by his situation. It is to be mentioned that he considers the cultural and artistic origins of his country.
He received many awards including The superior selected in Iran Contemporary drawing festival, Imam Ali Museum of Art, Tehran, Iran (2007); The superior selected in The Islamic Countries Youth 14th Visual Art Festival (Painting), Urumia, Iran (2007); and The superior selected in The Islamic Countries Youth 13th Visual Art Festival (Drawing), Ardabil, Iran (2006).
He also was selected for Fordsburg Artists´ Studios Bag Factory residency in Johannesburg, South Africa (2016). 
 
CV
Education:
Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, Tehran Azad University, MA in Painting, 2010
Soureh University, Shiraz, Iran, BA in Painting, 2005
 
Membership:
Member of The Iranian Association of Graphic designers
Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art of Iran
 
Exhibitions 
Solo: 
2016  “Grafenberg Area” , Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015  “Bitterfly”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010  “Bipardekhani”, with narration by  Salman Farkhondeh (Exhibition of  3 Art pieces), Shiraz, Iran
2009  “Third Class Citizen”, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009  “Double Creativity”, Iranian Artists’ Forum,  Mirmiran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008  “Walking with Brain”, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
Duo:
2013  “Communicate to Survive”, Vali Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2005  “Our Pets”, The Artists´ Forum, Shiraz, Iran
2003  “Human in the margin”, Baran Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
 
Selected Group:
2016  National Gallery of Macedonia / Chifte hamam, Skopje, Macedonia
2016  Return, Not Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015  Summer Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015  Drawing Week 3, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015  “Spring Hesitance”, Negarestan Garden, Tehran, Iran
2014  “Thirsty on Sepidrood Bank”,  Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014  “The Feeling of Happiness”, Drawing Week 2, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014  “Non-Hatred Movement”,  Day Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013  “History Game”, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013  “+88”, Semnan’s Art University’s masters and students, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013  “Still life”, Vali Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013  “Contemporary Iranian Art Exhibition”, Pro Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013  “The Young Collectors Auction”, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013  “Upcoming Iranian Artists Exhibition”, Pro Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013  “Drawing Week ”, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012  “The Game”, Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011  “Living in Transition”, Fravahr Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010  “Design Facing Design II”, Homa Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010  “On the Human Pulse”, Art Center, Tehran, Iran
2010  “The Cat, Petroleum Products, Territorial Divisions ”,  Mehrva Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010  “Every Painting counts”,  Bayat Abdullah Campaign, Kuwait
2007  “Iran Contemporary Drawing Group Exhibition”, Imam Ali Museum of Art, Tehran, Iran
2006  “Human, Repetition, Human”, Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004  Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, Britain
2003  “Shid”, Vesal Gallery, Shiraz, Iran
2003  Conceptual Art Group Exhibition, The Artists´ Forum, Shiraz, Iran
2003  Workshop & Painting Group Exhibition, The Artists´ Forum, Shiraz, Iran
 
Residency, Workshop, Open Studio, Biennial :
2016  Bag Factory Artists´ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  Osten Biennial of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia
2016  open studio, Darbast Platform, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016  open studio, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016   The Second Rybon International Artists´  workshop, Tehran, Iran
2016   open studio, Deegar Platform, Tehran, Iran
 
Text, review, Interview: 
Alipanahlou, Mahrokh, " lack", Honar Agah Contemporary Art Magazine, vol. 14, Nov, 2016, p.25-27
Dalvand, Ahmadreza, "An Adventurous Dreamer´s Axonometric Images", Asia weekend Magazine, vol. 49, Mar. 11, 2015, p. 84
Javid, Setareh, Interview: "A Bitter tears which are pinned to the Mind", Asia weekend Magazine, vol. 49, Mar. 11, 2015, p. 85-87
Feshangchi, Mina, "From Corporeal to Spritual", Tandis Art Magazine, vol.293, 2015, p. 8
"Best Exhibitions in 2013", Tandis Art Magazine, vol. 270, 2014, p. 71
Maghrebi, Ziba, Interview: "How Emiratis have an influence on Iran art scene?", Kasb-o-Kar Newspaper, No. 120, Oct. 26, 2013, p. 12
Rouhani, Omid, "About Amin Bagheri´s Drawing", www.aftab.ir, Jan. 6, 2010
Amin, Hoda, "From Delicacy to Decay", Bahar Newspaper Yearbook, No. 148, Mar. 13, 2010, p. 130
Eskandar, Nima, "Continues Happening named Being", Tehran Emruz Newspaper, Jan. 4, 2010, p. 11
Soltani, Mitra, "Social Sarcasm", www.roozonline.com, Dec. 9, 2009
Amin, Hoda, "Where everything becomes simple", Etemad Newspaper, No. 2128, Dec. 16, 2009, p. 9
Kamrani, Behnam, "Walking with Pencil", Tandis Art Magazine, vol. 132, 2008, p. 12
 
Publication:
Mourizinezhad, Hassan, "Contemporary Drawing Art of Iran", Peikareh Publication, 2013, p. 241
"The Young Collectors Auction", Ayyam Gallery, 2013
Tandis Art Magazine, vol.195, 2010, p. 9
"Annual Book of Graphic Design", Nazar research and cultural institute, 2008, p. 126-129
Iran Contemporary Drawing "The Future inscription Lines", Soundozi Art museum & Imam Ali museum publication, 2007, p. 131
Tandis Art Magazine, vol.114, 2007, p. 5
"Just Drawing", Tandis Art Magazine, vol. 69, 2005, p. 15
 
Teaching:
2013-2014  Lecturer, Teaching Advanced Drawing, Faculty of Fine Arts, Semnan University, Iran
2014  Guest Lecturer, Teaching Illustration, Elm–o-Farhang Art University, Tehran, Iran
 
Activities:
Art Director of Asr-e-Pandjshanbeh Literary Magazine, NO.85-94, 2005-2006
Art Director of Kheimeh Magazine, Vol.25-28, 2006-2007
Illustrator at Hamshahri Kheradnameh Magazine, Vol.30-39, 2009
Illustrator at Hamshahri Dastan Magazine, Vol.3-7, 2009
 
Awards:
2010  Commended by Iran Contemporary Perspective drawing festival, Rasht, Iran
2007  The superior selected in Iran Contemporary drawing festival, Imam Ali Museum of Art, Tehran, Iran
2007  The superior selected in The Islamic Countries Youth 14th Visual Art Festival (Painting), Urumia, Iran
2007  The 1st prize winner in Iran Contemporary Imam Reza Visual Art festival (Poster), Shiraz, Iran
2007  The 3rd prize winner in Iran Contemporary Imam Reza Visual Art festival (Painting), Shiraz, Iran
2006  The superior selected in The Islamic Countries Youth 13th Visual Art Festival (Drawing), Ardabil, Iran
2005  The 2nd prize winner in “Thousand Hands, Thousand Pieces” Painting festival, Shiraz, Iran
2004  The 1st prize winner in The “Naghsh e Khial” Visual Art Festival , Hafiz Tomb, Shiraz, Iran
2003  The 3rd prize winner in The First Fars great Visual Art festival (Drawing), Shiraz, Iran