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Mehrdad Khataei

1976
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Iran

Born in Tabriz, Iran, 1976

He got his M.A. Fine Art from the Azad University of Tehran, 2001.

Mehrdad Khataei has started teaching at the University of Tehran since 2001. He founded the first Printmaking studio at the University of Tehran.

He was the first artist who could prove the Iranian printmaking place, by participating in many international biennials.

His artworks have been shown in numerous national and international biennials, exhibitions and are held in the collections of Library of Congress, Washington, DC (USA) – Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo (Japan) – International Biennale of Graphic Art Łódź (Poland) – Museum of Printmaking, Acqui Terme (Italy), etc. In which he achieved international prizes.

Selected Events

PRINCIPAL SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016, Drawing and MixedMedia Solo Exhibition, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2014, Drawing and Video Art Solo Exhibition, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009, Printmaking and Drawing Solo Exhibition, Dey Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007, Printmaking Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006, Painting Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Galley, Tehran, Iran

2005, Painting Solo Exhibition, Aria Art Galley, Tehran, Iran

PRINCIPAL JURIED and GROUP EXHIBITIONS, BIENNIALS:

2017, 19th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria

2016, XXX International Premio Fibrenus 2016, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy

2016, VII Atlante International Awards  of  The “Fundación Museo de Artes del Grabado” Spain

2016, 1st International Biennial of Graphic Art, Lodz, Poland

2016, International Biennial Print Exhibit, ROC, Taiwan

2016, 8th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal

2016, 5th International Printmaking Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey

2016, International Triennial of Contemporary Printmaking, 21×21, Barcelona, Spain

2015, Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2015, XXIX International Premio Fibrenus 2015, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy

2015, Third International Mezzotint Festival-2015, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2015, 1st International Contemporary Printmaking Biennale, Iasi, Romania

2015, 6th International Art Days of Egeart, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

2015, TRIBUNA GRAPHIC 2015 – International Art Exhibition – Romania

2014, The 9th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan

2014, Art Festival 2014, Munich, Germany

2014, the ART SLOY International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Volgograd, Russia

2014, The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand

2014, Second International Graphic Biennial, Cacak, Serbia

2014, 2nd International Printmaking Triennial, Belgrade, Serbia

2013, Ural International Print Triennial, Russia

2013, the 16th International Biennial of Printmaking, Sarcelles, France

2013, The 10th “Iosif Iser” International Contemporary Print Biennial, Romania

2013, 5th International Art Days of Egeart, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

2013, The 17th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria

2013, IPCNY, New Prints/New Narratives: Summer 2013, New York, USA

2013, 8th The Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada

2013, Second International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2013, The 12th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad Exhibition, Pittsburgh, USA

2013, The XI Edition of the International Biennial of Printmaking “Acqui Prize”, Italia

2013, International Print Triennial – Krakow, Falun Exhibition 2013, Sweden

2012, International Print Triennial – Krakow, Main Exhibition of MTG Krakow 2012, Poland

2012, 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal

2012, 2th Yunnan International Print Exhibition, China

2011, Giving Pause/Reflecting Still juried exhibition, USA

2011, The 15th International Biennial Exhibition of Engraving, Sarcelles, France

2011, Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

2011, 7th The Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada

2011, Persona Art Festival, London, UK

2011, 1st The International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2011, Arkansas State University, The 2011 Delta Prints Exhibition, USA

2011, “I Read The News Today” Group Exhibition , The Benicia Public Library, California, USA

2010, Pop Up – Mock Up – Outside Inside, Group Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK

2010, 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal

2010, International exhibition NORD ART 2010, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2010, International Painting, Print & Drawing Exhibition, tactileBOSCH Gallery, UK

2010, 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition (PIPE 2010), Malaysia

2009, Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

2009, Art Festival, Munich, Germany

2009, Drawing Group Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009, ‘Acqui Prize’ IX International Biennial of Printmaking, Italia

2008, 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2008, Drawing and Painting Group Exhibition, Niavaran Art Center, Tehran, Iran

2008, Painting Biennial, Saba Museum, Tehran, Iran

2007, 1st Printmaking Biennial, Tehran, Iran

2007, Printmaking Group Exhibition, Laleh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2005, Printmaking Group Exhibition, Artist’s House Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2003, Group Exhibition of  Al-Zahra University Professors, Tehran, Iran

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2017, Equal Prize, 19th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria

2016, Nomination – 1st International Biennale of Graphic Art, Lodz, Poland

2016, Selected Award, International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, Taiwan

2016, Honorable Mention in 5th International Printmaking Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey

2015, First Prize – PREMIO FIBRENUS 2015 – XXIX Edizione, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy

2015, Semi Grand-Prix – Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2015

2012, Honorable Mention in 2th Yunnan International Print Exhibition, China

2011, Honorable Mention in The 15th International Biennial of Engraving, Sarcelles, France

2011, Honorable Mention in Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

2011, Honorable Mention in Arkansas State University, Delta Prints Exhibition, USA

2010, Finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010

2010, Honorable Mention in 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal

2009, Honorable Mention in Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

2009, Finalist in ‘Acqui Prize’ IX International Biennial of Engraving, Italia

2008, Finalist and Honorable Mention in 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

2007, Honorable Mention in International Drawing Annual, Manifest Drawing Center, Ohio, USA

2000, Honorable Mention in Drawing Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1999, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1997, Award of Honor Miniature Biennale, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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