Hazem Harb | Biography


Born in 1982, Tehran, Iran

BA in Painting, Tehran University Faculty of Fine Arts


Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Sohrab & the Bees & the Rose & the Nightingale, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014 Lion and Banana, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012 I Scream, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011 XVA Gallery, Asia One, Art Hong Kong 11, Wanchai, Hong Kong

2008 XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2008 Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006 Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Group Exhibitions:

2016 Mossavar Nameh, Dastan's Project, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2016 Summer Group Exhibition, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, curated by: Roya Khadjavi Heidari and Masoud Nader, Rogue Space Gallery, New York, USA
2014 The Feeling of Happiness, Drawing Week; Iran-Turky, curated by: Saeed Ensafi, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 ZOO, Modern to Contemporary Artists (1941-2014), curated by: Iman Safaei, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Paper Works,10 Artists, curated by: Fereydoun Ave, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013 Some Like It Hot, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2013 Modern and Contemporary Iranian Drawing, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 Paper, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2011 Auction in Support of Wildlife Conservation Projects in Iran, Afra Tower, Tehran, Iran

2011 Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation Auction, London, UK

2011 The First May, Tribute to Masoumeh Seyhoun , Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011 Between the Lines, A Group Show of Works by Middle Eastern and Western Artists, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2010 To Paint Cinema, A Group Painting Exhibition, Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2010 4x4, Group Painting Exhibition , Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 From Past to ...Tomorrow, An Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Art, Day Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009 Group Art Exhibition, Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Looped and Layered, A Selection of  Contemporary Art from Tehran, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2009 Iran on Paper (The Last 10 Years) from Fereydoun Ave’s “LAAL Collection”, Aaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 Second Tehran Art Expo, Vahdat Hall (Rudaki Hall), Tehran, Iran

2008 Second Annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair (ACAF- NY), New York, USA

2008 ART&SATIRE, Ardeshir Mohassess and Mohsen Ahmadvand, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2008 The first exhibition on selected artists’ works from Iranian galleries, SABA Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran

2007 Radical Drawing, A selection of contemporary Iranian drawing, Tehran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2007  Selected artists of the first visual arts festival, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2006  First Visual Arts Festival, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2005  Fine Arts Gallery, Department of Visual  Arts, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

2004  Central Library, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran



– British Museum

–  Private Collections



2015 Campus France Award by French government

2011 Nominated for Jameel Prize 2011, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2006 First Visual Arts Festival Prize by Faber Castel, Tehran, Iran



2015 World Champion “Jahan Pahlevan”, complied by Arash Tanhai , Look Publications

2014 Contemporary Iranian Art, Roots and New Perspectives, Hamid Keshmirshekan, Nazar art publications, Tehran, Iran

2014 “A Selection of Drawings by Mohsen Ahmadvand”, Bon-gah Publications, Tehran, Iran

2014 Pioneers of new art, Javad Mojabi, Behnegar Publications, Tehran, Iran

2013 Drawing Art in Iran, by Hasan Morizi, Peykareh Publications, Tehran, Iran

2013 Contemporary Iranian Art: New perspectives, Hamid Keshmirshekan, Saqi Books, London , UK

2007 A Book of Persian Cartoon, Koochak Publications, Tehran, Iran



2016  “Shahnameh, The Perpetual Narrative” A survey of impact of Shahnameh on modern and contemporary art of Iran, by Akram Tavana, foreword by Dr.Firuza Melville.

2014 Tandis Magazine Norouz Issue

2013 Saudi Gazette Newspaper, ”Group Exhibition to Celebrate Paper Medium”

2012 Golestaneh Magazine, No.120, "The Euphoria of Forgetfulness” Vahid Sharifian in conversation with Mohsen Ahmadvand, Tehran, Iran

2012 “The Bittersweet Drawings of Ahmadvand” by: Dr.Behnam Kamrani, Art Tomorrow Contemporary Art Magazine, No.+8, spring 2012, Tehran, Iran

2010 “Unstableness of Familiar Scenes” by: Nazgol Ansarinia, Golestaneh Magazine, No.107, Tehran, Iran

2009 Art in Review, The New York Times, By Holland Cotter, June3, 2009

2009 “More Iranians are Coming”, Artnet News

2009 Looped and Layered, Fine Art Thailand, June 2009

2008 TimeOut Dubai, Art and Culture Spotlight, Vol.8, Issue40

2008 The National Newspaper, Visual Arts, ”The Pen is Mightier”, Preview by Arsalan Mohammad, Dubai, UAE