Massimo Antonaci
Billy Apple
Rasheed Araeen
Siah Armajani
Fereydoun Ave
Bertozzi & Casoni
Matthew Brandt
Faiza Butt
Szelit Cheung
Vittoria Chierici
Christopher Doyle
Naiza Khan
Abbas Kiarostami
Lee Mingwei
Amal Lin
Ma Desheng
Erbossyn Meldibekov
Shubigi Rao
Tenzing Rigdol
Leang Seckon
Tsherin Sherpa
Elisa Sighicelli
Nicole Wong
Fereydoun Ave
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Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1945, and educated inEngland and the United Stated, Fereydoun Ave is a leading figure in the first generation of Iranian contemporary artists.

Prior to the Iranian Revolution, he worked at the Iran-American Society in Tehran, the National Theatre, Tehran, and as an advisor to National Iranian Television and the Shiraz Arts Festival. Since the 1970s, when Tehran rose to become one of West Asia’s most active visual cultural centers, Ave maintained a central position in the Iranian art community. In 1984, he established Tehran’s first alternative art space, 13 Vanak Street, where he launched the careers of many of Iran’s most celebrated artistsof today.

Ave’s works are included, among others, in the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art Museum,Tehran; the British Museum, London; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East. He has participated in many important group exhibitions including The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London, UK (2013);Roundabout: Face-to-Face at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2011); GodsBecoming Men at the Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (2004); and Iranian ContemporaryArt at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (2002).

Selected Works
Four Sacred Elements
Mixed media and collage on paper
49 x 33 cm
The Fig and the Fig Leaf
Mixed media on paper
38 x 28 cm
Mixed media on paper
62 x 42 cm
Wind I
Mixed media on canvas
66 x 80 cm (26 x 31 ½ in)
Wind III
mixed media on canvas
138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
Wind V
Mixed media on canvas
138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
Wind VI
Mixed media on canvas
150 x 198 cm (59 x 78 in)
Radioactive Rostam
Inkjet print on canvas
99.5 x 65.5 cm
Rostam in Late Summer Revisited
Inkjet print on paper
100 x 80 cm
Shah Abbas and His Page Boy, Lahaf 5
Mixed media on patchwork of various fabrics
196 x 131 cm
Shah Abbas and his Page Boy
May 27
May 27, 2017
The Sacred Elements: Wind
Sep 2
Oct 7, 2010