Ali Zakeri


Ali Zakeri is an Iranian artist, born in 1959. Zakeri’s work features in 18 solo exhibitions and 80 group shows with various themes both at home and abroad. His works are largely figurative, focusing first and foremost on the nature of every object and phenomenon. Zakeri views and narrates nature in his own personal language through his art. 

Zakeri is an associate of the Iran Painters Association and teaches at the University of Tehran College of Fine Arts and other higher education institutes. Zakeri’s works have been awarded at several art festivals including the First Biennale of Iranian Painters, Iranian Landscape Painters Festival, and the First Winter Illustration Festival (Imagination and Dream).



  • M.A. in Painting from Tarbiat Modarres Art University
  • B.A. in painting from Tehran University 




Selected Events


  • 2002      7th Biennale of Graphic, Museum of Contemporary Arts,  TehranIran
  • 2002      First Exhibition of Dream and Fantasia, TehranIran
  • 1995       Free Design Exhibition, Sabz Gallery, TehranIran
  • 1991       2nd Exhibition of Flower Painters, Tehran International Trade Fair, TehranIran (winner)
  • 1991       First Exhibition of Flower Painters, Tehran International Trade Fair, TehranIran (winner)
  • 1991       First Biennale of Iranian Painters, Museum of Contemporary ArtsTehranIran (winner)
  • 1991       Sabz Gallery, 1991, TehranIran
  • 1991       Tehran International Tade Fair, 1991, TehranIran
  • 1991       Sabz Gallery, TehranIran
  • 1990       Talar Honar Gallery, RashtIran
  • 1990       Tehran Trade Fair Center, TehranIran
  • 1989       Kargah-e Honar Gallery, TehranIran
  • 1989       First Exhibition of Children Book Designers, Museum of Contemporary Arts, TehranIran
  • 1988       Ghasedak Honar Gallery, MashhadIran
  • 1987       Talar Honar Gallery, RashtIran
  • 1987       Tehran University, Faculty of Fine Arts, TehranIran
  • 1987       Musem of Contemporary Arts, TehranIran
  • 1986       Talar Honar Gallery, 1986, RashtIran
  • 1982       Tehran University, Faculty of Fine Arts, 1982, TehranIran
  • 1980       First Exhibition of Journal Photographers of Earthquake, Museum of Contemporary Arts, TehranIran



  • 1991        Winner of first Biennale of Iranian Painters
  • 1991        Winner of first Flower Painters
  • 2002       Winner of first Exhibition of Dream and Fantasia


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