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Thu 24– Aug. ’23
Sun 21 Jul. ’24
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Odunpazarı Modern Museum
Odunpazan
Under Two Suns

Selected from the Erol Tabanca Collection, the works on display share a sensibility towards optical, thermal, metamorphic, and affective phenomena surrounding sunlight and its atmospheric refractions, exploring aesthetic possibilities surrounding mimicry as a biological and cultural impulse.
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Wed 20– Dec. ’23
Sun 14 Jul. ’24
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Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago
Chicago Works: Maryam Taghavi

Taghavi’s practice insists on positionality: where one stands determines what—and how—one sees. For the past several years, her work with talismans, calligraphy, and the Islamic occult has coalesced into a series of sculptures and paintings that strive to signify the unseen.
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Thu 01– Feb. ’24
Sun 16 Jun. ’24
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Jameel Arts Centre
Dubai
Vikram Divecha: Short Circuits

Developing long-term collaborations with workers, contractors and decision-makers, the arist takes an interest in the otherwise invisible structures of planning, construction, demolition and maintenance that shape the cities of the United Arab Emirates and beyond. His works, playful and poetic, rely on what he calls “found processes” in which the artist inserts himself, observing how individuals navigate, experiment with and bypass these systems.
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Thu 22– Feb. ’24
Sun 09 Jun. ’24
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Nyuad Art Gallery
Abu Dhabi
In Real Time

This is an exhibition about visiting and revisiting, about being physically present in the space, with the traces left by artists who have been there, or hints of those who will be there. Watch for updates, here and elsewhere.
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Sat 24– Feb. ’24
Sun 16 Jun. ’24
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Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah
Lala Rukh: In the Round

The first major international survey of work by Lala Rukh. The exhibition reflects on three decades of her drawing, printmaking, photography and video, produced against the backdrop of political turmoil and feminist movements in Pakistan.
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Thu 29– Feb. ’24
Sun 25 Aug. ’24
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Sursock Museum
Beirut
Sympoietic Fabrics

Delving into Charbel Samuel Aoun’s exploration of matter and kinetic artistry, the exhibition highlights the artist’s unique engagement with processes of co-creation and features new productions that bring to life earth, stones, wood, and wax through motors, amplifiers, and microphones. Running through each gallery is an installation showcasing the intricate weaving between matters and the continuum of movement.
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Mon 04– Mar. ’24
Thu 15 Aug. ’24
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Bassam Freiha Art Foundation
Abu Dhabi
Reclaiming Visions

A group exhibition featuring selected pieces from Sama Alshaibi’s ‘Carry Over’ project and sculptures by Azza Al Qubaisi. By engaging in a direct dialogue with 19th century Orientalist portrait photographs of Middle Eastern women, captured by Western photographers, the exhibition critically explores the representations of Arab women in historical images and navigates the nuanced interplay of history, power, and representation to ultimately reclaim the narratives.
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Fri 08– Mar. ’24
Fri 07 Jun. ’24
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Sooleh Art Space
Kashan
In Praise of Colors

The exhibition presents the second part of the personal collection of Homa Zarrabi with the efforts of Hassan and Hossein Rowshanbakht.
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Thu 14– Mar. ’24
Sun 20 Oct. ’24
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Istanbul Modern
Istanbul
Ozan Sağdıç: The Photographer’s Testimony

Presenting a wide selection of works by Ozan Sağdıç (b. 1934), one of the most prominent names in the history of photography in Türkiye, the exhibition focuses on documentary photography, a widespread genre of photography in the world, while also shedding light on the country’s social, political, economic, cultural, and visual history from the 1950s to the present day.
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Sat 16– Mar. ’24
Sun 09 Jun. ’24
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Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen
Düsseldorf
Pocket Call

For this solo exhibition, Behrang Karimi brings new works together in a dialog in which continuities and connections emerge between painting, furniture, tapestry, drawings, and prints. These connections occasionally blend into the space of everyday life. Various events will be held during the exhibition, including a walk-through with Behrang Karimi and Kathrin Bentele, Director of the Kunstverein.
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Fri 22– Mar. ’24
Sun 16 Jun. ’24
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The Mosaic Rooms
London
Performing Colonial Toxicity

An archival survey exhibition documenting France’s secret nuclear programme in Algeria during and after the Algerian Revolution (1954-62). This expansive research project, put together by architectural historian and exhibition maker Samia Henni, unfolds across a series of audio-visual assemblages — each consisting of maps, photographs, film, stills, documents and archival testimonies.
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Fri 05– Apr. ’24
Sun 25 Aug. ’24
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MAM Musée d'Art Moderne
Paris
Arab Presences. Modern Art and Decolonisation: Paris 1908-1988

The Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is inviting visitors to rediscover the diversity of 20th-century Arab modernism and to take a fresh look at the history of art scenes still little known in Europe. Through a selection of over 200 works, most of which have never before been exhibited in France, this exhibition focuses on the relationship between Arab artists and Paris throughout the 20th century. With works by Etel Adnan, Nadia Saikali, Mona Saudi, and Juliana Seraphim, among many others.
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Thu 11– Apr. ’24
Sat 08 Jun. ’24
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Hinterland
Wien
The Mourning of Nature and Humanity

In this exhibition, the invited artists, Fırat Bingöl, Havin-Al Sindy, Maryna Markova/Dr. Olesya Chayka, Mehmet Ali Boran, Muhammed Kaya, among others, convey direct messages concerning environmental issues or provoke contemplation on sustainability through their creative endeavors.
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Sat 20– Apr. ’24
Sun 24 Nov. ’24
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La Biennale di Venezia
Venice
La Biennale di Venezia 60th International Exhibition

Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere is the title of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The part of the exhibtion called Nucleo Storico is gathering works from 20th century Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Much has been written about global modernisms and modernisms in the Global South, and a number of rooms will feature works from these territories, much like an essay, a draft, a speculative curatorial exercise that seeks to question the boundaries and definitions of modernism. Around forty artists who were active in the art contexts of West Asian and North Africa such as Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, and Tehran, are included in the exhibition, among them Dia al-Azzawi, Huguette Caland, Gazbia Sirry, Marwan, and Bahman Mohasses.
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Sat 27– Apr. ’24
Wed 26 Jun. ’24
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Pace Gallery
Berlin
Mute Counsel

In the artist’s first show in Germany, Maysha Mohamedi continues her exploration of fundamental relationships between colour and shape, language, matter, and being.
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Wed 01– May. ’24
Sat 21 Sep. ’24
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Museum Archive Nasser Bakhshi
Tabriz
Revelation in the Darkroom

This project has been developed using the visual archive of a entomologist from Tabriz and the collection of Nasser Bakhshi. It aims to depict the viewer being placed or positioned in a situation that is relevant to contemporary human. Placing the human on a path where their expectations are met.
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Tue 07– May. ’24
Fri 28 Jun. ’24
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The Third Line Gallery
Dubai
Looking, dwelling, leaving

The five works in this exhibition by Khalid Jauffer form a constellation of things brought together, in spite of and because of their thingness, to elucidate their sociological underpinnings.
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Fri 10– May. ’24
Fri 07 Jun. ’24
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Electric Room
Tehran
Dreams within Dreams

The exhibition showcases an installation by Nargers Hashemi, in collaboration with Akram and Azam Hashemi.
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Fri 10– May. ’24
Wed 19 Jun. ’24
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Rischee29 Gallery
Tehran
Rhizome

A group show including artworks by artists, Pooneh Oshidari, Mahsa Karimizadeh, Mahmoud Mahroomi, Mitra Soltani and others.
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Fri 17– May. ’24
Fri 07 Jun. ’24
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Aaran Art Gallery
Tehran
Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh, one of the oldest stories in the world, is an epic born in the land where Shirin Mellat Gohar was born, which is close to where she lives now. Gilgamesh is a story of life and death, rejecting death and eventually surrendering to it, somewhere between denial and acceptance. Adaptation of this multi-layered story, besides paintings other materials. This is the story of Resilience and Perseverance of me and millions of others in this region.
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Fri 17– May. ’24
Fri 19 Jul. ’24
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Argo Factory
Tehran
Encounter Zone

This exhibition presents photos of Alfred Yaghobzadeh, based on his 2024 publication, War (Photographs from the Iran-Iraq War; A Requiem: 1980–1988).
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Fri 17– May. ’24
Fri 21 Jun. ’24
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Barvinsky Gallery
Wien
Between ornament and structure

Farniyaz Zaker has long been interested in how architecture, textiles and the body interact to shape our perception of space, boundaries and identity. The same theme reoccur in her current show, where the focus largely lies on the space-making qualities of textiles.
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Fri 17– May. ’24
Mon 17 Jun. ’24
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d'Angers Art Gallery
Semnan
Masoud Sadedin

The exhibition showcases drawings by Masoud Sadedin.
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Fri 24– May. ’24
Fri 14 Jun. ’24
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Soo Contemporary
Tehran
The Disappeared Red

This collection has been formed over the past two years by gathering old decorative popular paintings from various parts of the country. In the works and presentation of this exhibition, Vanoosheh Kazemian has made changes to these paintings to align with the prevailing taste of today.
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Fri 24– May. ’24
Sun 16 Jun. ’24
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Emrooz Gallery
Isfahan
Beyond Painting

A solo show with paintings and drawings by Masoud Sadedin, in collaboration with 009821 Projects, Tehran.
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Sun 26– May. ’24
Sun 13 Oct. ’24
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Georg Kolbe Museum
Berlin
Roots

The Hamburg-based French-Egyptian artist Hoda Tawakol ( born 1968 in London) is developing a new site-specific work for the garden of the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin. With her outdoor textile work, she creates spaces for dialogue: with native and non-native plants, with her own and other identities, as well as experiences and challenges that appeal to the senses and stimulate the mind.
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Tue 28– May. ’24
Sun 02 Jun. ’24
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Cromwell Place
London
The Casablanca Art School & Beyond l A New Moroccan Generation

This landmark exhibition offers a captivating glimpse into the Moroccan artistic landscape from the 1960s to the present day, with a spotlight on a new generation of multidisciplinary and ingenious Moroccan artists. Hosted by Janet Rady Fine Art and House of Beau Gallery.
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Tue 28– May. ’24
Tue 18 Jun. ’24
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Maryam Art Gallery
Kashan
Baftegi

An exhibiton with works by Amir Mohmmadzadeh.
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Wed 29– May. ’24
Sun 02 Jun. ’24
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Cromwell Place
London
Nine Works of Iranian Modern Art

During the London Gallery weekend, the group show surveys the works of nine of the most distinguished artists of Iranian modern art, who’s works are essential to both contemporary and historical understandings of the richness of Iranian culture. With works by Aydin Aghdashloo, Massoud Arabshahi, Mohammad Ehsaei, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Sirak Melkonian, Ali-Akbar Sadeghi, Parviz Tanavoli, Manoucher Yektai, Hossein Zenderoudi. In collaboration with Bavan Gallery, curated by Takin Aghdashloo.
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Thu 30– May. ’24
Mon 10 Jun. ’24
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Shavadoon Art Gallery
Shooshtar
Tasitan tes

In this solo exhibition, Hossein Shoorab shows drawings and installation, focusing on the role of pitmen (moghani) and their life-threatening job in the history of Iran.
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Thu 30– May. ’24
Sun 30 Jun. ’24
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Fiuz Gallery
Kashan
The Body Language

Presentation of a collaborative and multi-dimensional art project, conceptualized and supervised by artist Fouzieh Foroudnia.
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Fri 31– May. ’24
Fri 14 Jun. ’24
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Dastan Gallery
Tehran
Mirza's Shelter

This solo exhibition of murals by Mirza Hamid is hosted in the courtyard and five salons at the former Forouzan Factory which the artist has chosen as a venue; the space used to be a refrigerator manufacturing plant. In this exhibition, the artist employs his single signature material – a mixture of red soil and water – to depict mostly human forms on the walls of a factory. For the past decade, Mirza Hamid has anonymously painted more than 500 murals, many of which have been destroyed by harsh climate or municipal authorities.
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Nian Gallery
Tehran
In Search of Wild Orchid

Works by Shantia Zakerameli, Bahareh Babaei, Shaghayegh Ahmadian, Najme Kazazi, among others, are on view in this group exhibition.
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Fri 31– May. ’24
Tue 18 Jun. ’24
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Homa art Gallery
Tehran
Supervised Space and Moderate Atmosphere

This solo exhibition presents new and recent works by the established artist Arsia Moghadam.
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Fri 31– May. ’24
Fri 21 Jun. ’24
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Emkan Gallery
Tehran
Drawings: Vali Javadiazar

The exhibition presents a collection of landscape drawings.
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Sat 01– Jun. ’24
Sat 22 Jun. ’24
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TJ Boulting
London
Before Freedom

Adam Rouhana wants to challenge stereotypical perceptions of the war-torn country in two London shows. Amidst a backdrop of war and devastation, Rouhana is hoping to challenge the narrow perceptions of Palestinian life and culture. His photography offers a different view of the country, embracing everyday joys, the beauty of the land—as well as the struggles of living under occupation. Curated by Lobna Sana.
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Mon 03– Jun. ’24
Sun 09 Jun. ’24
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Beirut Center of Photography
Beirut
Beirut Photo

Beirut Photo is back for a third edition with the support of BERYT project & l’Institut Français du Liban. It offers a dense educative program, aiming to respond to the problems young Lebanese amateur or professional photographers face. The festival extends its activities in a plural way, supported since the first edition by the Beirut Center for Photography – BCP and SOURA, associative structures, having the common objective of defending the plurality of photographic writings in Lebanon.
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Wed 05– Jun. ’24
Sun 09 Jun. ’24
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Cromwell Place
London
Time in motion

Time in Motion features works by Assadour Bezdikian (b. 1943), a renowned Lebanese-Armenian figure. Predominantly recognised for his engravings, Assadour also crafted a distinguished collection of gouaches on paper and oils on canvas. This exhibition will present a show of 28 artworks from a private collection and marks the first exclusive showcase of Assadour’s works in the United Kingdom spanning over four decades. Hosted by Janet Rady Fine Art and Artscoops.
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Cromwell Place
London
Expression Unbound, Contemporary Art from the Middle East

A veneration of Middle Eastern art as a universal language, speaking of hope, change, and human spirit as twelve contemporary artists come together to break boundaries and transcend borders. Hosted by Janet Rady Fine Art with Kaf Gallery.
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Tue 25– Jun. ’24
Thu 01 Aug. ’24
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Galerie Tanit
Beirut
Oro Tenebris: Zad Moultaka

Zad Moultaka is a composer and visual artis presenting installation, painting, photography, and video in this solo exhibition.
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