Fereydoun Ave

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Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1945, Fereydoun Ave is one of the major players in the Iranian art scene in Tehran. With a career grounded in the theatre and film world, he gained a BA in Theatre Arts from Arizona State University in 1969 and studied film at New York University in 1969-70. Prior to the Iranian Revolution, he worked as a stage and graphic designer at the Iran American Society in Tehran, was Resident designer for the National Theatre, Tehran, and was advisor to National Iranian Television and the Shiraz Arts Festival. Between 1974 and 1979 he was acting artistic director of the Zand Gallery in Tehran. Besides being an avid collector and artist, in the 1980s after the revolution, he created his own alternate space, 13 Vanak Street, which launched many Iranian artists. A life spent between Europe, America, and Iran has informed the formal and theoretical basis for his art.

He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions including Routes at Waterhouse & Dodd in London; Creek Art Fair in Dubai as well as Art Dubai; Salon d’Automne de Paris and the Iran Heritage Show in London. Ave has had solo shows at the Silk Road Gallery and the 13 Vanak Street gallery in Tehran and the Herve Van Der Straten Gallery in Paris among others.

His works are in many prestigious collections such as La Caisse des Deptos et Consignations and the Centre Georges Pompidou Collection in Paris, the Rose Issa Collection in London and the Contemporary Art Museum in Tehran. Most recently in February 2014 one of his mixed-media collage pieces using the iconic and historical Iranian hero figure Rostam was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

  • Fereydoun Ave
    Rostam in Late Summer
    1999
    Mixed media and collage on paper
    100 x 70 cm (39 ½ x 27 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Victory 1
    2012
    Mixed media
    121 x 81.5 cm (47 ½ x 32 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Victory 2
    2012
    Mixed media and gold leaf
    170 x 80 cm (67 x 31 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet I
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet II
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet III
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet IV
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet V
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet VI
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet VII
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet VIII
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    D-Artboards for Tibet IX
    2008
    Mixed media
    Diameter: 46 cm (18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind III
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind II
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind I
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    The Sacred Elements Series: Wind
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    66 x 80 cm (26 x 31 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind IV
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind V
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    138.5 x 178 cm (54 ½ x 70 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind VI
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    150 x 198 cm (59 x 78 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind VII
    2009
    mixed media on canvas
    150 x 198 cm (59 x 78 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind I
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind II
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind III
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind IV
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind V
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind VI
    2010
    mixed media on paper
    58 x 76 cm (23 x 30 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 3
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    54.7 x 45.7 cm (21 ½ x 18 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 1
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 2
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 4
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Four Sacred Elements
    Mixed media and collage on paper
    49 x 33 cm (19 ¼ x 13 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Four Sacred Elements
    Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
    49 x 33 cm (19 ¼ x 13 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Four Sacred Elements
    Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
    49 x 33 cm (19 ¼ x 13 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Four Sacred Elements
    Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
    49 x 33 cm (19 ¼ x 13 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Four Sacred Elements
    Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
    49 x 33 cm (19 ¼ x 13 in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 5
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 6
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 7
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Love Letter 8
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    55.5 x 47 cm (21 ¾ x 18 ½ in)
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