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NILOUFAR BANISADR

Born in 1973, Téhéran, Iran.
Lives and works in Paris.
www.niloufarbanisadr.com
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BIOGRAPHY
EN
Niloufar Banisadr was born in 1973, in Tehran, where she grew up and trained herself in the art of photography. She had just turned 30 when she decided, in 2003, to settle in France in order to polish her craft. First in Strasbourg then in Paris a few years later, she worked in earnest to expand her palette and broaden a catalogue of photographs which were exhibited in Dubai, Istanbul, Arles and the City of Light. After being granted French citizenship, and while enjoying a growing reputation in the world of photography and contemporary art, Niloufar contributed, in 2013, to the foundation of the Parisian Gallery 55Bellechasse, which, for its inauguration, organized a successful retrospective exhibition of her work. The œuvre Niloufar Banisadr has been creating for more than 20 years strings together series which are sometimes abstract, often representational, but always preoccupied with a certain idea of womanhood. When she is asked about her artistic approach, usually seen as politically committed and controversial, Niloufar replies that it ought to be interpreted as an introspective and reflective work on what being a woman today signifies and entails, a work she mostly fulfils in a narrative and illustrative mode. Closely listening to the stirrings of her own body as well as to those of the women of her generation, both in the East and in the West, the Franco-Iranian artist has often represented herself in her works, either as self-portraits or as dreamlike figures. Having been fascinated, since her very beginnings, by the “clash of cultures” in her native land, Niloufar Banisadr is today internationally renowned and exhibits in a growing number of museums and galleries, notably Basel, Miami, New York and Paris.

FR
Niloufar Banisadr est née en 1973 à Téhéran, où elle grandit et se forme à la photographie. Elle s'installe en France en 2003, d’abord à Strasbourg puis à Paris, où elle approfondit sa pratique de la photographie. Elle continue une production déjà féconde qui s'expose à Dubaï, Istanbul mais également en Arles et à Paris et commence à bénéficier d'une visibilité dans le paysage de la photographie et de l’Art Contemporain. En 2013, Niloufar Banisadr qui obtient la nationalité française participe à la création de la galerie 55 Bellechasse, inaugurée par la rétrospective de 15 ans de son travail, en partie constituée de plusieurs séries inédites. L'œuvre que Niloufar Banisadr construit depuis 22 ans enchaîne des séries parfois abstraites, la plupart du temps figuratives, toutes liées par le fil rouge d'une certaine idée de la féminité. Interrogée sur une démarche d'auteur perçue comme engagée et parfois controversée, Niloufar Banisadr la présente comme une introspection sur ses questions et ses expériences de femme, menée sur un mode narratif et illustratif. À l’écoute de son corps mais également du contexte de sa génération en orient et en occident, l’artiste expatriée n’hésite pas à se mettre en scène. Mêlant autoportraits et figures oniriques, interprétant son questionnement sur le « clash apparent des cultures » en Iran, Niloufar Banisadr s'impose aujourd'hui en artiste internationalement reconnue, dont le travail s'expose en galeries et en musées, aussi bien à Miami et à New York qu'à Bâle et à Paris.
EDUCATION
Nov 2011 : Photoshop training, école Gobelins, Paris , France.
2004 - 2006 : Master's Degree in Visual Arts, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France.
2004 - 2005 : Diploma in Professional Photography, SpéosParis Photographic Institute, France.
2002 - 2003 : Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Audio-Visual Arts, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France.
1995 - 2001: Bachelor's degree in photography, Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Since December 2019: Permanent artist, Bel-Air fine Art Gallery (Switzerland-France)
Since 2013: Permanent artist, 55Bellechasse Gallery (Paris, France)
2013 - 2017: Associate, Art director Galerie 55Bellechasse, Paris, France.
2007-2013: Teaching at Spéos and (Winter Session) with "RISD", USA-Paris, France.
July 2010: Participation in "Wocmes" (World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies) Barcelona, Spain.
2005: Training Course at Esther Woerdehoff Gallery, Paris, France
1997 - 2002 : Freelance Photography, Portrait & Advertising photography, Tehran, Iran.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 : Galerie 55Bellechasse, Noor, Paris, June-July
2020 : Institut Français de Serbie, Ici et par là…Paris…Téhéran, Belgrade Photo month, Belgrade, Serbia, septembre-october
2020 : Retrospective of 20 years, Bel Air fine art gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, June
2019 : Hommage à Magritte, Galerie 55Bellechasse, Paris, France september
2019 : Fotofever, Paris, France, November
2019 : Iran : Visions irréelles ; Photographes iraniens contemporains, Paris
2018 : Aipad, New York, April
2018 : Brave, Rétrospective, O Vello Cárcere de Lugo, Spain
2018 : Frame Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2017 : Aipad , New York, April
2017 : Photo london, London, May
2017 : Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2016 : Art 16, Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2016 : Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2016 : Art16, London, Uk
2016 : The Solo Project Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2016  : Aldama Fabre gallery, Bilbao, Spain, November
2015 : Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2015 : Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre,Paris
2014 : Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2013 : Rétrospective 1998-2013, 55 Bellechasse Gallery, Paris, France
2012 : Here..There…, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 : The Imprint,Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2010 : Empreinte, Spéos Gallery, Paris, France
2007 : Tribute to Madeleine Riboulet,(Mme Banisadr), NegPos Gallery, Nîmes, France
2001 : History of Polish Chair, Art Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 :
- Maison Tahissa, Paris, June-July

2020 :
- Bel Air fine Art gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, September
- Art Lausanne, Bel Air art gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland, September
- Bel Air Fine Art, Megève, France, january till mid-april

2019 :
- Frame Miami, december till march 2019
- A star was born, 3 iranian artists, gallery 55Bellechasse, Paris, march
- Frame New York, Orensanz Fondation, New York, USA, may
- Frame Basel, Basel, Switzerland, june
- Schimming gallery, Hamburg, Germany, june-july
- Frame Paris, galerie 55Bellechasse, mairie 7ème, Americcan University of Paris, Paris, october
- Participate at Auction, maison de ventes, Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, october
- Art Market, Budapest, Hungary, october
- Association Badguir, Visions irréelles, galerie 92, Paris, October
- Frame Miami, Miami, USA, december

2018 :
- Art Palm Beach, Miami, January
- London Art Fair, London, January
- Art Capital, Paris, Feburary
- Art Wynwood, Miami , Feburary
- Volta New York, New York, March
- Art on Paper, New York, March
- Art Market Sanfrancisco, SFC, April
- Art New York, New York, May
- Art Photo Barcelona, Barcelona, May
- Photo london, London, May
- Frame Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June
- Art Market Hamptons, Hamptons, July
- Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, August
- Contemporary Istanbul, september
- Art Market Budapest, september
- Frame Experience, Paris, october
- Fotofever, Paris, november
- Frame Experience, Miami, 2 december till 15 march 2019

2017 :
- Art Palm Beach, Miami, January
- London Art Fair, london, UK, January
- Art Wynwood, Miami, February
- Art Capital, grand palais, paris, February
- ia Art Fair, Maastricht, Netherlands, March
- Art Boca Raton, Miami, March
- Yia Art Fair , Brussels, April
- Art Market San Francisco, April
- Mois de la photo Off, Galerie 55Bellechasse, Paris- (April-May)
- Art New York, New York, May
- Galerie Immix, Paris,May
- YIA Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June
- Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June
- With my Roots, Asia House, London, June
- YIA Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
-Art Salzburg contemporary, Salzburg, June
-Art Pampelonne, Saint Tropez, France,july
-Art Market Hamptons, Hampton, July
-SeattleArt Fair, Seattle, August
-Cosmoscow, Moscow, September
-Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, September
-Cube Brussels, Brussels, October
-Yia Art Fair , Paris, October
-Sofia Chicago, Chicago, November
-Fotofever, Paris, November
-Photo Brussels Festival Portraits, Brussels, (November–December)
-Art Miami, Miami, December

2016 :
- Scope Miami , Miami, USA
-Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
-Art Fair Cologne, Cologne, Germany
-YIA Art Fair, Paris, France
-Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
-Opening 55Bellechass gallery outpost, Miami, USA
-Art New-York, New-York, USA
-Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, USA
-Art Wynwood, Miami, USA
-YIA art fair, Brussels, Belgium
-SCOPE New-York, New-York, USA
-Art Palmbeach, Palm Beach,USA

2015 :
- Context Miami, art fair, Miami,USA
-YIA, art fair,Paris, France
-Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo,USA
-Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
-Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen,Denmark
-Exposition collective, Musée Van Gogh (Mesdag collectie Den Haag), The Hague, Netherlands
-Art Southampton, southhampton,USA
-Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
-Art Miami NY, New-York, USA
-Art Wynwood, Miami, USA

2014 :
- Scope Miami, Miami, FL,USA
-Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
-Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
-Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
-Cutlog NY, New-York, USA
-Black & White, Gallery 55Bellechasse, Paris,France
-SCOPE NY, New-York, USA
-Art Wynwood, Miami, USA
-THE (UN)SCENE, New-York, USA

2013 :
- Valerie Saudan’s Gallery, Mêgeve, France
-Wynwood - during Art Basel - Miami, Florida, USA
-Festival Iran Eternel, Epi Plage, Ramatuelle, France
-Summer exhibition on the French Riviera, -Nouchine Gallery, Beaulieu, France

2012 :
- Tessellation Make Up, Istanbul, Turkey
-« L’empreinte », NegPos Gallery, Nîmes, France

2011 :
- La Quinzaine culturelle Iranienne, Strasbourg, France

2009 :
- Voice of vision, Spéos Gallery, Paris, France
-Rencontre Arles, Photo Folio, Arles, France

2007 :
- Buenos Aires photo 07, Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Arténîm, Nîmes, France

2003 :
- Dress and nudity, Stimultania Gallery, Strasbourg, France
-Ateliers Ouverts, Stimultania, Strasbourg, France
-Exhibition Festival at Palais Universitaire, Strasbourg

2001 :
- City Photography Museum,Tehran, Iran
-Contemporary Photographers, Art Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2000 :
- Exhibition organized by the Canadian Embassy in Tehran,for celebration of the International Women's day, Barg Gallery,Iran
-"L'art dans le Monde", a representation of young artists from different continents, Paris, France

COLLECTION
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
- DORCAM - Doral Contemporary Art Museum (Miami, USA)
- Cisneros Fondation, Miami, Florida, USA
- Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Duke Ellington Foundation, Washington DC, USA
- Art Found, ONEPOINT, Paris, France
- The Jefferson school - African-American heritage center Charlottesville
- The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Brazil

REFRENCES
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