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Jahangir Shahdadi has actively been working on visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture), both in theory and practice, for more than half a century. He began his higher education in the School of Fine Arts at Tehran University, initially majoring in painting, and then architectural engineering, from which he graduated in 1972. Since then, Shahdadi has been contributing to Iran’s contemporary art by participating in more than 40 group and solo exhibitions in and outside the country, plus having his work recognized in Christie’s Auction (Dubai) and Tehran Auction.

In addition to several honorary diplomas for participating in painting biennales and exhibitions, Shahdadi’s achievements also include attaining two 1st place wins in design competitions (painting), four 1st place accolades in sculpturing, and three 1st place awards in architectural competitions.

Besides private collections, his work is currently held in the Academy of Arts Collection, Tehran Municipality Museum of Art, Isfahan Museum of Arts, and Dubai Higher Colleges of Technology.

Exhibitions

HAFT NEGAH - 2016
HAFT NEGAH - 2016
GOLESTAN - 2010
GOLESTAN - 2010
  • October 2017, Expo Malaysia
  • September/October 2017, “Birth of Timing” Group Exhibition, Farmanfarma Art Gallery, Tehran
  • April to May 2017, “Figure and Figuration” Group Exhibition of the Celebrated Contemporary Artists, Farmanfarma Art Gallery, Tehran
  • Jan. 2017, “Corners of Isfahan” Solo Exhibition, Isfahan Contemporary Arts Museum
  • Dec. 2016, “Haft Negah” Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • June 2015, Tehran Auction (recognized)
  • July 2010, “Dementia”, Iran Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Benefits: Elderly Suffering From Alzheimer, Rah-e Abrisham Gallery, Tehran
  • June 2010, “Layers of the Nature”, Group Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran
  • May 2010, Solo Exhibition, “Man & the Beast”, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
  • April 27, 2010, International Modern & Contemporary Art, Christie’s Dubai (recognized)
  • Feb. 2010, “Haft Negah” Group Exhibition, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran
  • Aug. 2009, “100 Artworks, 100 Artists” Group Exhibition, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
  • Aug.  2008, “100 Artworks, 100 Artists” Group Exhibition, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
  • Sept. 2008, Solo exhibition: “Enigma”, Nar Gallery, Tehran
  • June 2008, “The Color of Love”, Group exhibition, an artistic donation to Mahak Organization for Children with Cancer, Niavaran Palace, Tehran
  • April 2008, Solo exhibition, “Three Periods of Paintings”, Garden Museum of Persian Art, Pardis Gallery, Tehran
  • April 2008, Group exhibition, Saba Arts and Cultural Center, Tehran
  • Feb, 2007, “Haft Negah” Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • Fall 2007 “Shams-e Farhangestan Collection” Group exhibition, followed by the publication of selected artwork for a book on Mulana Jalaledin Rumi’s poems by the Academy of the Arts, Tehran
  • 2006 ‘The 4th Int’l Painting Biennial of the Islamic World’ Saba Arts and Cultural Center, Tehran
  • 2004 “Encore le Regard Persan”, Group exhibition of selected Iranian artists, Paris, France
  • Fall 2004 ‘The 1st Tehran Art Expo’, Tehran Int’l Expo Center, Iran
  • 2001 “Iranian Artists Exhibition’ sponsored by Isfahan Classic Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2000 “The Taste of Dream”, Iran Contemporary Painting, the 5th Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1999 Solo exhibition, “The Iris”, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
  • Dec. 1999-Jan 2000, The 1st Int’l Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1998 “Contemporary Iranian Artists” Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 1997 Solo Exhibition, Negah Gallery, Isfahan
  • 1997 “Pol-e Isfahan”, exhibition of Iranian contemporary painters and sculptures at Classic and Kosar Galleries, Isfahan
  • 1996 Solo exhibition, Green Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • 1995 Solo exhibition, “After the Qajars”, Golestan Gallery, Tehran
  • 1995 ‘Iran Contemporary Painting’, The 3rd Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1994 Group exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • 1993 ‘Iran Contemporary Painting’, The 2nd Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1993 “Pictures”, the 1st Biennal of Iranian-Islamic Painting, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1993 Int’l Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Tehran Int’l Exp Center, Iran
  • 1992 Solo exhibition, “Corners of Isfahan”, Classic Gallery, Isfahan
  • 1991 Solo exhibition, Classic Gallery, Isfahan
  • 1990 “Four Artists”, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • 1989 Solo exhibition, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, UAE
  • 1988 Solo exhibition, Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain, UAE
  • 1987 Group exhibition, “Gol-o-Morgh” (Flower-and-Bird), Classic Gallery, Isfahan.
  • 1986 Solo exhibition, Freeman Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 1985 Group exhibition as a tribute for Parviz Fannizadeh (late film director), Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran
  • 1985 Group exhibition as a tribute for Asghar Mohammadi (late artist), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
  • 1984 Solo exhibition, Int’l Center, Stanford University, CA, USA
  • 1984 Solo exhibition, Stanford School of Humanities, CA, USA
  • 1984 Solo exhibition, Sharon Height Gallery, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Contemporary Arts Museum Isfahan
Contemporary Arts Museum Isfahan
GARDEN MUSEUM - 2008
GARDEN MUSEUM - 2008

Other Contributions

  • 2004 Member of the committee for exploring “The Priorities in Research in Visual and Functional Arts”, RIC, Iran
  • 1997 The founder and organizer of exhibitions and series of lectures under the title of “Pol-e Isfahan”, in collaboration with the Office of Isfahan Culture and Islamic Guidance, Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Classic and Kosar Galleries.
  • Series of lectures on “Identity in Persian Painting” and “Creativity”, at different art schools, including School of Fine Arts, Tehran University (1986), University of Seda and Sima, Tehran (1987), School of Fine Arts, Farabi University, Isfahan (1987), Azad University, School of Arts, Isfahan

Awards

  • 1983, 1984 & 1985 First Place in three architectural contests (with co-architects at Sokna Consulting Engineering) – projects executed
  • 1977 First Place for the design of a fresco for Dez Dam, Khusestan
  • 1977 First Place for the design of Mohseni Square and its obelisk
  • 1977 Second Place for the design of a statue for Resalat Square on the theme of “Mother”
  • 1976 First Place for the design of fountain-sculpture for Manuchehri Square – executed
  • 1975 First Place for the design of a fresco for the main office of Arak Machinery Manufacturing Co., Iran – executed
  • 1966 First Place in Design, Iran Universities Arts Competitions, Romsar, Iran
  • 1967 First Place in Design, Iran Universities Arts Competitions, Romsar, Iran