De Kunstenaars

"ta.bu" january - march 2016

Born in Iran in 1975, he lives and works in Dubai.

Ramin Haerizadeh is one of Iran’s most prominent contemporary artists. His work brings together different kinds of found images to create highly colorful and politically charged collages. Haerizadeh fled his home country in 2009, after Iranian officials had laid their hands on the catalogue of the exhibition Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East (Saatchi Gallery, 2009), which featured partially naked self-portraits of the artist. These self-portraits were part of his series Men of Allah, in which he mixes sexual imagery and traditional Islamic patterns. Since 2009, he has been living and working in Dubai together with his brother, Rokni, who is also an artist.