Sahand Hesamiyan was born in Tehran in 1977 and graduated from Tehran University with a BFA in Sculpture in 2007.

Sahand has exhibited in a number of group shows in Iran, UK, USA, Italy, Mexico and Saudi Arabia since 1999; Solo exhibitions include those held at Ave Gallery, Tehran, Aun Gallery, Tehran and Project Space presentation at The Third Line, Dubai.

He has also participated in six Biennials and Symposiums in Tehran from 2005 to 2014, including the 1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space in Tehran (2008).

Sahand won the first prize at the Padide International Symposium of Contemporary Iranian Sculpture (2014), was a finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (2009), was the winner of the Municipality Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial, and has received awards for the 1st Tehran Steel Sculpture Symposium, 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium and the Fajr e Noor Exhibition.

Sahand’s works are included in Delfina Entrecanales Collection, The Samawi Collection and MAC Collection and numerous private collections.

He currently lives and works in Tehran.

Biography

Birth 1977

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Education

2001-2007 Bachelor of Sculpture, Tehran University

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Solo Exhibitions

2015

Frame Reference, Sam Art, Dastan’s Outside the Basement, Tehran, Iran

Tavizeh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran, Iran

2014 Khalvat, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2013 Sulook, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2011 Memory Lives on, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 Do You See Me!, Ave Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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Group Exhibitions

2016

Remembering Tomorrow, Niavaran Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran

Iran Art Now!, Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

 

2015

Suspended, Aaran Projects, Tehran, Iran

Firefly, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Made in Iran, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

Less is More, Aaran Projects, Tehran, Iran

Imago Mundi, Private collection of Luciano Benetton, Venice, Italy

Centerfold: Spring of Recession, Sazmanab Center, Tehran, Iran

Persian Garden Party, Nicolas Flamel Gallery, Paris, France

Iran Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Group Sculpture Exhibition, Aseman Gallery, Mashhad, Iran

13 Artists for a New Day, Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, Iran

Culture of Peace, Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, Iran

 

2014

Approaches to Tradition, Neo-Traditionalism in Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Blue Route, Musee National Adrien Dubouche Limoges, Limoges, France

Art for Peace, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

2013

Paykan Iranian Automobile, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

The Blue Route, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

Summer Exhibition, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

The Scope of Meaning, the Encounter of Calligraphy and Sculpture, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Sculpture by the Sea, Tangkrogen, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2012

Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Group Exhibition, Organized by Belgian Ambassador to Iran, Tehran, Iran

 

2011

Undone, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

My Super Hero, simultaneously in Morono Kian Gallery, Los Angels, and Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran

Selfdom, Haftsamer Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

2010

The Fourth Year, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Three Generations of Iranian Sculptors, Fravahr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Iran diverso: Black or White?, VeRSO Gallery, Turin, Italy

 

2009

Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK

The Seed of Baobab, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Manifest, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

2008

Five Artists X 3 Dimensions, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Group Exhibition, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran

 

2007

Meraaj & Molavi, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran

Small Sculptures, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran

Selected Models of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran

 

2006

Art of Resistance, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibition, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibition, Sooreh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Installation Group Exhibition, Tehran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Iranian Sculptures in Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Group Exhibition, House of Artists, Tehran, Iran

 

2005

1st Exhibition of the Youth Handcrafts Arts, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

Fajre Noor Exhibition, Osveh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibition for Granting the Handcrafts Week, Ghanbeigi Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

2004

Group Exhibition, Atashzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

2002

Group Exhibition of the Khavaran Cultural Center, Khavaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran

 

1999

Group Exhibition of the Graduated Individuals of the Art Workshop Institute, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran

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Biennial

2015

4th Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Tehran (Ghasr Museum)

 

2008

1st Sculpture Biennial for Urban Space, Tehran (Barg Gallery)

 

2007

3rd Art, Sport, Olympic Biennial, Tehran (Olympic Academy)

5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Tehran (Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art)

8th Contemporary Iranian Ceramic and Glass Biennial, Tehran (Saba Cultural Center)

 

2005

2nd Art, Sport, Olympic Biennial, Tehran (Olympic Academy)

4th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Tehran (Saba Cultural Center)

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Symposium

2014

International Symposium of Padideh Contemporary Sculpture, Mashhad (Padideh Dream City)

 

2009

1st Tehran Steel Sculpture Symposium, Tehran (Barg Gallery)

 

2007

1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium, Tehran

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Awards and Nominations

The 1st winner of the Padideh Contemporary Sculpture Symposium

Finalist for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

1st prize of the 1st Tehran Steel Sculpture Symposium

3rd prize of the 1st Tehran International Sculpture Symposium

1st prize of the Fajr e Noor Exhibition

Nominee for the Biennial Tem Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial

Winner of the Municipality Prize of the 4th Contemporary Iranian Sculpture Biennial

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Works and lives in Tehran.