Farhad Abdi 1976 - Iran

  • Profile

    Farhad Abdi, born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran, is a distinguished contemporary artist, painter, graphic designer, illustrator and animator and official member of International Council of Museums (ICOM).

    Farhad Abdi's artistic journey is rich with a tapestry of experiences that illuminate his passion for the visual arts. Beginning with a solo exhibition in 2002 at the Tehran Emrooz Art and Cultural Foundation, he laid the foundation for a career marked by creativity and innovation. Farhad's work exudes a unique blend of aesthetic prowess and conceptual depth.

    His involvement in the Tehran International Short Film Festival in 2003, where he served as a screenwriter for the short animation "Carton," showcased his early foray into the realm of storytelling through moving images. This was further solidified at the Tehran International Animation Festival in 2005, where his directorial work "For Zero" earned the prestigious accolade of being chosen as the best short animation by the festival's student jury.

    In subsequent years, Farhad continued to expand his artistic horizons, venturing into filmmaking as a screenwriter for shorts such as "Black, White, Gray" and "Elevator" in 2007. However, it is his contributions to the world of visual arts through exhibitions that truly underscore his creative vision.

    Farhad's participation in solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, highlights his ability to transcend cultural boundaries and collaborate with a diverse array of partners. His collaborations with the Cultural Sections of embassies, renowned institutes, and international councils underscore his commitment to fostering cultural exchange through art.

    From solo exhibitions at esteemed galleries like the Eco-Cultural Institute and Shahrava Art Gallery in Tehran to group exhibitions in collaboration with institutions such as the Music Museum of Iran, the Embassy of Italy and Germany, and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Farhad's artistic journey serves as a testament to the power of visual storytelling and the transformative potential of art to bridge divides and foster understanding across cultures. Through his work, he invites viewers into a world where imagination knows no bounds and creativity reigns supreme.

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  • Exhibitions

    2023 - Labyrinth Group Exhibition, HK Art Gallery / Istanbul - Turkey
    2019 - Solo Exhibition, Hotel Marina / Kish Island - Iran
    2018 - Mehr-e Mandegar Solo Exhibition, ECO Cultural Institute / Tehran - Iran
    2017 - Group Painting Exhibition in Celebration of International Museum Day, Shahr Ava Gallery / Tehran - Iran (In collaboration with the University of Art and the International Council of Museums - ICOM)
    2016 - National Memories Group Exhibition, Shahrava Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran
    Memories of My Homeland Group Exhibition, Music Museum of Iran and Shahr Ava Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran
    2015 - Group Exhibition, Shahr Ava Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran (In collaboration with the Cultural Section of the German Embassy, the IFA Institute, and the University of ULM, Germany)
    Musical Painting Group Exhibition, Shahr Ava Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran (In collaboration with the Cultural Section of the Embassy of Italy and Music Museum of Iran)
    2012 - Solo Exhibition, Tasvire Roya Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran
    2010 - Solo Exhibition, Tasvire Roya Art Gallery / Tehran - Iran
    2007 - Screenwriter - Black, White, Gray (Short Film)
    Screenwriter - Elevator (Short Film)
    2005 - 4th Tehran International Animation Festival. Director - For Zero (Short Animation) (Chosen as the best short animation by the student jury of the festival)
    2003 - 20th Tehran International Short Film Festival. Screenwriter - Carton (Short Animation)
    2002 - Graphic Art and Environmental Design Solo Exhibition, Tehran Emrooz Art and Cultural Foundation / Tehran - Iran