Rokni Haerizadeh

Iranian, b. 1978

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Rokni Haerizadeh

Iranian, b. 1978

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Rokni Haerizadeh creates mixed-media collages and paintings that both emphasize and criticize the inconsistencies in Iranian culture. His work centers on the fundamental tensions between traditional customs and gender roles and the rise of Western influence. Haerizadeh often appropriates media imagery, as in Who Sank All Night in a Submarine Light (2010), where a still image of a televised protest is printed repeatedly onto the canvas in a comment on government abuse and civil unrest. His eclectic influences include Iranian history, Freudian dream interpretation, traditional Persian literature, and pop culture.

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Guggenheim Museum, and 2 more
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Biography

Rokni Haerizadeh creates mixed-media collages and paintings that both emphasize and criticize the inconsistencies in Iranian culture. His work centers on the fundamental tensions between traditional customs and gender roles and the rise of Western influence. Haerizadeh often appropriates media imagery, as in Who Sank All Night in a Submarine Light (2010), where a still image of a televised protest is printed repeatedly onto the canvas in a comment on government abuse and civil unrest. His eclectic influences include Iranian history, Freudian dream interpretation, traditional Persian literature, and pop culture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Carnegie International, and 1 more
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