Mojtaba Amini (b.1979, Sabzevar, Iran) has a graphic design diploma and a BFA in Painting. Amini’s bluntly morbid installations, paintings, sculptures, and assemblage are dismal and disturbing, dealing with the recollections of his own childhood and facing death, developing from there not only to a means of psychological healing, but also to reflect on the situation of people banished from their homelands, losing their lives resisting ignorance or violence rampant in our region. His body of works is a bleak inventory of things associated with death, dread, and departure. In order to build his phantasmagoria of artworks, he makes extensive use of materials such as leather, iron, sheepskin, soap, camel wool, and animal glue. His works have been exhibited in numerous domestic and international shows. Amini lives and works in Tehran.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 “Shadow,” Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 “Xabt,” Mohsen Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 2016 The Pasio Project, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 “Talqin; Instructing the Dead,” Aaran Art Gallery, Iran
  • 2010 Children Program, Golestan Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 1998 Painting Exhibition in a former Police Station in Sabzevar

Art Fairs

  • 2019 Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2019 Teer Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 2018 Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2018 Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai
  • 2018 Teer Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Participations

  • 2017 The 8th Tehran National Sculpture Biennial
  • 2009 The 2nd Biennial of Drawing, Imam Ali Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003 The 6th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003 Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition, Turkey
  • 2002 International Biennial of Art Humor, Tolentino, Italy
  • 1999 Annual Okhotsk International Cartoon Festival, Hokkaido Island, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 “Factory 02,” Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2018 “Factory 01,” Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 “Death Is the Highest Orgasm,” MMCA Residency Changdong, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2017 “Possible Words,” Kunstraum Waschhaus Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2017 “Ideology Meets Implementation,” W139 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2016 “RTL: LTR,” Gallery Forum, Wels, Austria/Artmark Gallery Vienna, Austria/Contemporary Art Museum, Isfahan, Iran
  • 2016 “Tehran capital, in CAPITAL letters,” Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 “Haft Negah,” Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014 “Salvation Gaza,” Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
  • 2014 “Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artist, Rogue Space Gallery, New York, US
  • 2014 “The Final Exhibition of the Grant Year 13/14,” Emerging Artist, Art House, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2013 “Sub Tehran: Subjective Truth from Iran,” Center of Contemporary Art Tebilisi, Georgia
  • 2013 “Peace from the Bottom of my Art. Opera Gallery .London. UK
  • 2013 “Hill to Hill,” site-specific art, The Village of Sidi Bou Said, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2013 “A Man,” Aun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 “The Elephent in the Dark,” Devi Art Foundtaion, New Delhi, India
  • 2012 “Control Tower,” Farvahar Art Gallery, Tehran.Iran
  • 2012 “The Opening,” Siin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 “OTHERIS/TV DINNER,” IM Intl., New York.US
  • 2012 “End OF Time,” Sanandaj Iran 2012 “13×18 Portrait,” Etemad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 “Disturbing the Public Opinion,” Röda Sten Art Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2012 “My Super Hero,” Aaran art Gallery, Tehran & Morano Kiang Gallery, LA, USA
  • 2012 “Five Unusual Encounters,” presentations at Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 “Factory Garden Project,” site-specific installation, Yazd, Iran
  • 2010 “The Big Lie,” Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 “Iran & Co.,” La Burgeons (Former Bombardier Power Station), Bruges, Belgium
  • 2009 “Tehran Virtual and Real,” Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 New Generation Festival, Homa art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2007 Molavi Sculpture Exhibition, Imam Ali Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003 Caricature exhibition, Gallery of Fine Art Faculty, Tehran University, Iran