Shirana Shahbazi, ‘[Komposition-46-2012]’, 2012, Deweer Gallery

Although ‘Komposition-46-2012’ at first sight is a complete abstract composition, nothing is less true. What we see is a colour print of a photographic shot of the still-life Shirana Shahbazi composed in her studio using three-dimensional, geometric objects and colours. The work is most representative for the most recent developments of the oeuvre of the artist.
Works by Shirana Shahbazi have been acquired for the public collections of MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur,

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain, Tate Modern, London, and The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark. From October 17, 2014 onwards the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, will host a large retrospective show of her work.

Structures for Viewing, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, BE, 2014

Parkett N°94, 2014, p. 176

About Shirana Shahbazi

Shirana Shahbazi uses the tropes of traditional photography as a springboard for her bold multimedia practice. Shahbazi teases out the formal and conceptual possibilities of portrait, still life, and landscape photography by gathering the different genres together and translating images into different mediums, including large-scale installations. A favorite photograph might start as a traditional c-print and then be transformed into a massive painted mural or a complex rug. In crisp, vibrant images of mountains, human bodies, and abstract geometric shapes, Shahbazi honors the infinite facets of form, color, and photography.

Iranian, b. 1974, Tehran, Iran, based in Zurich, Switzerland

Group Shows

New York,
Fixed Unknowns
GASK - Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, 
Kutna Hora, Czechia,
Images For Images (Artists fir Tichy)
Internationale Foto -Triennale Esslingen, 
Esslingen, Germany,
Mapping Worlds: Welten verstehen – Aufbruch in die Gegenwart