Born in Tehran in 1982, Morvarid K grounds her artistic work in what she calls the invisible frontiers, desired or forced, personal or public, real or imaginary. Intrigued by human complexity, she creates dialogues between opposing forces in which she sees beauty and poetry. Through her projects, she aims at creating bridges between identities and cultures.

Her art pieces have a photographic base, refined through collages, superposition, sometimes layered with ink and drawings. They are often unique pieces. Morvarid K also explores her themes through performances and interdisciplinary collaborations with artists such as Sherwood Chen and the butoh performer Yuko Kaseki.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION – SELECTION

2018 – Fisheye gallery, Paris
2018 – Green Hill gallery, Berlin
2015 – Etemad gallery, Tehran
2013 – Yavuz gallery, Singapore
2013 – Wonderwall gallery, Delhi

 

GROUP EXHIBITION – SELECTION

2019 – Circulation(s) Festival, Paris
2018 – Folia Gallery, Paris
2016 – Nuit de la Photo Festival, La Chaux-de-fonds
2015 – Arles Photo Festival, CDA gallery
2015 – Craft Museum, Los Angeles
2014 – Berlin-Baku gallery, Berlin
2014 – Apeejay Arts complex, Delhi
2014 – Quad/Format, Derby UK
2013 – Salwa Zeidan gallery, Abu Dhabi
2013 – The Stainless gallery, Delhi
2011  – Yavuz gallery, Singapore

 

PERFORMANCES

2020 – Circulation(s) Festival, Paris. Trace with Yuko Kaseki & Sherwood Chen
2018 – Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin. Cassures Sublimées with Yuko Kaseki & Sherwood Chen
2018 – Green Hill gallery, Berlin. Cold Lace with Yuko Kaseki
2017 – Dock 11, Berlin.  E-rase M E-go (9 hours) with Yuko Kaseki, Lisa Stertz & Sajan Mani

 

COLLECTIONS

CNAP, Paris
Lespien Art Foundation, Dusseldorf
Behnam Bakhtiar Foundation, Monaco
Pejman Foundation, Tehran

 

ART FAIRS – SELECTION

2019 – Paris Photo, Curiosa section, Paris, by Fisheye gallery
2019 – Unseen, Amsterdam, by Fisheye gallery
2019 – MIA, Milan, by Fisheye gallery
2015 – Photo Doc, Paris – awarded “Prix du Deuxième Regard”
2015 – New Delhi Art Fair, by Wonderwall gallery
2013 – Scope Basel, by Salwa Zeidan gallery
2013 – Abu Dhabi Art Fair, by Salwa Zeidan gallery