Mehdi Nabavi

Mehdi Nabavi (1978) is an Iranian contemporary artist living in the UK. He is mostly famous for
his artworks are composed of broken mirrors and glass shards on wood which reflect the world in
fragmented pieces that shift and flicker into a thousand moving images of light and shadows.
He inaugurated his first solo exhibition by exhibiting some of his paintings in Tehran in 2010. Since
then, he participated in tens of group and solo exhibitions in art galleries, art fairs and
auctions in Iran, UAE, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Lebanon, Kuwait, Italy, USA, Portugal,
Netherlands and Canada, and his artworks have also been exhibited at museums such as Tehran
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunst Haus Rapperswil Museum-Zurich, Salsali private Museum-
UAE, and Rijks Museum-Amsterdam.

Solo Exhibitions:
2024 Capital Art London, London, UK
2022 Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2021 One of Us Gallery, Tehran
2020 Podium Zuidhaege, Assen, Netherlands
2017 Ariana Art Gallery, Tehran
2016 Negah Art Gallery, Tehran
2014 Naghshe Jahan, Tehran
2014 Henna Art Gallery, Tehran
2014 Aun Art Gallery, Tehran
2012 Azad Art Gallery, Tehran
2010 Mah Art Gallery, Tehran

2024 PKCF, London, UK
2024 Art For Peace, Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar
2018 Tirgan Auction, Toronto,
2016 Tehran auction, Tehran, Iran
2013 Ayyam auction, Jeddah, Saudi
2013 Christie’s, Dubai, UAE
2013 Ayyam auction, Dubai, UAE
2012 Ayyam auction, Dubai, UAE
2012 Opera Gallery auction, Dubai

Group Exhibitions in Museums:
2019 Rijks Museum, Amsterdam. Netherlands
2017 Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
2015 Kunst Haus Rapperswil Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1997 Tehran Museum of Contemporary

Art Fairs:
2018 Art Ankara ( Portagal Cicegi Sanat Kolonisi ) Ankara, Turky
2017 Parma Art Fair (Neo Art ) Parma, Italy
2015 Scope Basel ( AB Contemporary ) Basel, Switzerland
2013 Art Dubai ( Ayyam Gallery ) Dubai, UAE
2013 Art Kuwait, Kuwait
2014 Art Expo New York ( Mojdeh Art Gallery ) New York, USA
2012 Abu Dhabi Art ( Ayyam Gallery ) UAE
2011 Beirut Art Fair ( Azad Art Gallery ) Beirut, Lebanon

Group Exhibitions in Art Galleries:
2024 Londoners, Capital Art London, London , UK
2023 Back to the Future, Gallery Nikolas Flamel, Paris
2023 The Visible Tragedy, Online on Artsy
2021 Galerie Erga, Montreal, Canada
2020 Martini Plaza, Groningen, Netherlands
2017 Meeting Art Gallery, Atelier Natalia Gromicho, Lisbon
2016 Etemad Art Gallery, Tehran
2015 National Library, Tehran
2014 Opera Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2014 AB Gallery, Emmenbruke, Switzerland
2014 Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran
2014 Gallery Nikolas Flamel, Paris
2013 Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran
2011 Azad Art Gallery, Tehran