Fereydoun Ave

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Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1945, and educated in England 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 has 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 artists of 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, New York. 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); Gods Becoming Men at the Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (2004); and Iranian Contemporary Art at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (2002).

  • Fereydoun Ave
    Rostam in the Dead of Winter
    2010
    Mixed media and digital print on paper
    57.5 x 76 cm (22 ½ x 30 in)
  • 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 2
    2012
    Mixed media and gold leaf
    170 x 80 cm (67 x 31 ½ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Wind II
    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 I
    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
    Persian Miniatures 1
    2003
    Photograph
    16.5 x 12.1 cm (6 ½ x 4 ¾ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Persian Miniatures 2
    2003
    Photograph
    16.5 x 12.1 cm (6 ½ x 4 ¾ in)
  • Fereydoun Ave
    Persian Miniatures 2
    2003
    Photograph
    16.5 x 12.1 cm (6 ½ x 4 ¾ 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 3
    2008-2011
    Mixed media on paper
    54.7 x 45.7 cm (21 ½ x 18 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)
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  • June 15 2017 South China Morning Post | PDF
    01 Jan 1970
  • ArtAsiaPacifc Issue 65 | PDF
    01 Jan 1970

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