Bahareh Navabi

Born in 1985 - Iran


Bahareh Navabi, born in 1985 in Tehran, was a student at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since her arrival in Paris from Iran in 2005, Bahareh Navabi turned to figuration after several years of abstract painting.

Since 2008 she has built up a portrait gallery of bizarre characters in black and white. Her approach is gradual, made through experiments. In the series La Solitude du Rêveur, made in 2009, Bahareh Navabi uses Indian ink, creating compositions where thin lines contrast with bold black shapes. Her drawings are both portraits and figures, almost objects.

Drawn on tracing paper, her works can be superimposed to create a multiple compositions. The possibilities are endless, as if each drawing was a word to create a new sentence. Bahareh Navabi uses the idea of palimpsest by summoning the memory, erasing and re-writing.

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2013 | Dastan galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran
2012 | LMD galerie – Paris
2007 | Mah Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran
2006 | Niavaran Cafe? Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran 2005 Baran Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran


2013 | D DESSIN (13), Atelier Richelieu – Paris
2012 | Mise-en-sce?ne, Etemad Galerie, Dubai
2011 | Le salon du dessin contemporain DRAWING NOW – Paris
2010 | Aaartfoundation – Autriche
2010 | Exposition MOVE, LMD galerie – Paris
2010 | Salon du dessin contemporain – Carrousel du Louvre – Paris 2009 Three Generations – Art Center Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran 2008 Exhibition of contemporary Iranian paintings – Vancouver, Canada
2008 | Summer Group Exhibition – Mah Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran 2007 Collected Memories New Trends Iranian Painting – Artspace Galeries – London
2006 | Atelier Exhibition – Ecole National Supe?rieure des Beaux Arts – Paris, France
2005 | Opening Exhibition – Atelier de Sevre?s – Paris 2005 Summer Group Exhibition – Golestan Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran
2005 | Group Exhibition By 4 artistes – Mah Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran
2004 | Summer Group Exhibition – Mah Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran 2004 Contemporary Iranien Artistes – Lazar Art Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran
2001 | Participation in the 6th Group Exhibition Of Barg Galerie – Te?he?ran, Iran


2002 | Province Painting Contest 4th Kharazmi Festival Te?he?ran, Iran
2001 | Drawing First prize – Te?he?ran Municipality Compe?titions du dessin, Peinture et Calligraphie Te?he?ran, Iran
2001 | Painting Second Prize – Te?he?ran Municipality Compe?titions du dessin, Peinture et Calligraphie Te?he?ran, Iran

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