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Mahsa Karimizadeh

1980
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Iran

Mahsa Karimizadeh is an Iranian artist, born in 1980.

Education

  • 2004     BA Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Art, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

Born in Shiraz, Iran in 1980, Mahsa Karimizadeh has been active as an artist since 2005. She gaduated with a BA sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran. Until now, she has been creating a wide body of works, ranging from sculpture to installations and paintings.

Before university, she focused on the production of expressive portraits, but soon after, she decided to turn her attention and sensibility to sculpture. Her work covers a wide variety but remain simplistic and focused primarily on visual elements such as lines and dots. There is a subtle sense of contrast in her work that seems both unfinished and tuned to perfection.

Karimizadeh won the second prize in the 5th Tehran Sculpture Biennial, for which she was awarded a two-month artist residency at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. Karimizadeh also participated in a one-year residency in “Lepsien Art Foundation” in Dusseldorf, Germany, where Zero foundation invited her to participate in the “Socle Du Monde” biennale 2017 at the Heart Museum, Denmark.

Selected Events

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2018      Exhibition of sculpture and installation, Iranshahr Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015      Exhibition of sculpture and installation, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2014      Exhibition of sculpture and installation, Khak Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2013      Exhibition of sculpture and installation, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2012      Exhibition of sculpture, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2011      “Portraits” Solo Exhibition of painting, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2011      Exhibition of sculpture and installation, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2010      “Portraits” Solo Exhibition of sculpture and painting, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2009      Exhibition of sculpture and painting, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2006      Exhibition of sculpture and photo-sculpture, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2006      Exhibition of Painting, Zarif Gallery, Shiraz, Iran.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2017      Socle Du Monde Biennale, Zero Foundation, Heart Museum, Denmark.
  • 2017      Opening of the new building for Zero foundation in the old studios of Zero group, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • 2016      15/16 International Grant Program Emerging Artists, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • 2015      13 Artists for a new day by Freydoun Ave, Lajvardi collection.
  • 2013      Extraterrestrial, Aun Gallery, Tehran.
  • 2012      Flying Colors, visual exhibition Queen Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2012      Sculpture  and painting, Aun gallery, Tehran.
  • 2012      The other half of Iran, SEM_ART Gallery, Monaco.
  • 2012      Sculpture Exhibition, Belgium Embassy, Tehran.
  • 2011      “TILL”Sculpture Exhibition, Henna gallery.
  • 2011      The Second Sculpture EXPO, Shirin gallery.
  • 2010      Sculpture Exhibition and workshop, Farvahar gallery, Tehran.
  • 2010      Sculpture Exhibition, Farvahar gallery, Tehran.
  • 2009      5 Artists x 3Dimensions XVA gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2008      The First Iranian Annual Sculpture EXPO artists forum.
  • 2008      The First Urban Sculpture Biennial, Barg gallery.
  • 2008      Sculpture Exhibition,  Iranian Artists Forum.
  • 2008      Sculpture Exhibition, Iranian Garden Museum.
  • 2008      Creek Art Fair, Bastakiya, XVA gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2008      5th Iran Sculpture Biennial, (Winner second prize) Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • 2007      Sculpture Exhibition, Self portrait, Imam Ali Museum.
  • 2007      Visual Arts Festival, (Winner second prize) Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • 2006      Selection of 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Imam Ali Museum.
  • 2006      Installation Exhibition, Tehran Gallery.
  • 2006      Sculpture Exhibition, Consulta INBA Center,  Mexico city.
  • 2006      Sculpture Exhibition,  Iranian Artists Forum.
  • 2006      Sculpture Exhibition (selection of under 35- year-old sculptors), Iranian Artists Forum.
  • 2005      4th Iran Sculpture Biennial.
  • 2005      Sculpture Exhibition of Graduated students Tehran University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran, Iran.

 

Awards:

  • 2012       Papillon Award for Best Artwork, Flying Colors, visual exhibition Queen Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2008      5th Iran Sculpture Biennial, (Winner second prize) Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2007      Visual Arts Festival, (Winner third prize) Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran.

 

Residency:

  • 2015       1 year artist residency in Lepsien Art Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • 2008      2 months artist residency in Cite’ Des Art Paris (as a prize for winning the second prize of the 5th Tehran Sculpture Biennale).

 

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