OUR INSPIRATIONS | Barbad Golshiri

Golshiri Barbad

Barbad Golshiri is an artist whose practice is prolific and wide-ranging—extending from photography and sculpture to installation, films, and critical writing. Central to some of his recent pieces is the examination of how media is used and how it manipulates the regime and its masses in his homeland of Iran.

Golshiri earned his BA in painting at Azad University’s School of Art and Architecture and won third prize in the 6th Tehran Contemporary painting Biennial at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Golshiri has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, some of which include: Curriculum Mortis, Thomas Erben Gallery, NY (2013); A Twenty-One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Four Minutes Unworsenable Aplastic, Götenborg Konstmuseum, Sweden (solo with Francis Bacon) (2009); THE OTHER, Azad Gallery, Tehran (2007); and Light Art and Video Works of Art, Golestan Gallery, Tehran (2002).