Installation view "Sirous Namazi - Wellfare Fare Well", The Nordic Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2007

Sirous Namazi

Sirous Namazi was born in 1970 in Kerman, Iran. He lives and works in Stockholm. In 2018 he participated in the Athens Biennale: ANTI, two years earlier (2016) he took part in the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and in 2007 he represented Sweden (with Jakob Dahlgren) at the 52nd Venice Biennial in the Nordic Pavilion. He has had solo exhibition at Fundació Joan Miró (Espai 13), Barcelona (2010), Lunds Konsthall (2009) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2003). In 2014 he was awared the Gannevik Art Prize and previously the Edstrandska Award in 2012, the Ljunggrenska Konstnärspriset in 2003 and the Carnegie Art Award (Best Emerging Young Artist) in 2006. The Carnegie Art Award exhibition toured extensively internationally. Recently he participated in group exhibitions at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017), Magasin III, Stockholm (2015), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen (2014), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (2011), Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Metropole (2009), MART Trento e Rovereto (2008) and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2007) among others.

Chandelier, 2014, glass, brass, lamps, 240 x 75 x 75 cm

Carpet, 2014, printed saxony carpet, 21 x 220 x 320 cm

Refigerator, 2015, polyurethane, valchromat, PLA-plastic, lacquer, 143 x 80 x 80 cm

Patterns of Failure, 2013, epoxy glue, porcelain, 197 x 37 x 37 cm

Leaning Horizontal, 2012, supermarket shelving, supermarket products, 180 x 249 x 94 cm

Untitled (Collage Sculpture), 2012, aluminium, digital printed adhesive foil, 154 x 72 x 58 cm

Untitled (Modules), 2012, iron, enamel paint, 175 x 173 x 42 cm

Untitled, 2012, mechanical wall structure (dry-rock sheets, metal wall studs, wall paint, 2x motors and related mechanics, motion detector), 240 x 281 x 28 cm and 240 x 261 x 28 cm

Installation view "Sirous Namazi - Wellfare Fare Well", The Nordic Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2007

Sign, 2003, aluminium, anodized sheet aluminium,16 spotlights, 402 x 359 x 78 cm

Periphery, 2002, aluminium, wood, corrugated sheet metal, parabolic antenna, 150 x 220 x 190 cm