(Kerman - Iran, 1970)
At the age of fifteen, due to the Iranian Revolution and the Iraqi war, Sirous Namazi leaves his native country and moves to Malmö, Sweden. In 1998 Namazi graduates with a M.A. in Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy. The same year he starts to exhibit in major museums and galleries around the world. In 2012 he participates at the inaugural exhibition Place at the Artipelag of Värmdö (Stockholm). In 2010 his works are presented in a solo show at Fundacio Joan Miró in Barcelona (Spain) and in 2009 at Lunds Konsthall (Lund, Sweden). We also recall his participation in Fragile Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne (France), Art Berlin Contemporary (2008 - Germany), Eurasia at the MART- Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto and Moto Proprio at the Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo.
In 2007 Namazi represents Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, curated by Robert Storr, with two monumental artworks currently on show in the La Gaia collection in Busca (CN). Since 2004 he participates to the Attraktion Art Fair in Stockholm and to several editions of Art Basel and Art Unlimited (Art Basel). His awards include the Edstrandska Award in 2012 and the Carnegie Art Award as Best Young Emerging Artist in 2006.Seriously engaged in public art projects, he is currently working on two different art commissions for Bromstenstaden (Spånga, Stockholm) and Stockholm hospital, led by Stockholm Art and Stockholm city. The forthcoming exhibitions will be at Karlskrona Konsthall (Sweden, June 2013) and at the Third Line Gallery’s project room in Dubai, (September 2013).
Sirous Namazi, Patterns of Failure, 2009
Porcelain and epoxy glue
cm 190 x 35 x 35