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FIAC (Off)icielle

October 22, 2014 - October 26, 2014


Green Art Gallery is pleased to announce a solo presentation for Iranian artist Nazgol Ansarinia at (OFF)ICIELLE, FIAC’s official satellite fair, which will be held in Paris from Wednesday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 26th , 2014 at Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design. (OFF)ICIELLE will showcase new territories: young galleries and newcomers to the international art scene; emerging artists and those whose historic contribution has been overlooked. The event will provide visitors with the opportunity to discover galleries whose exhibition programs demonstrate a particular aptitude for decoding the language of contemporary creation and a gift for revealing talents, old and new.

Nazgol Ansarinia’s practice examines the systems and networks that underpin her daily life in Tehran such as everyday objects, routines, events and experiences, and the relationship they form to a larger social context. Ansarinia often seeks to reveal the ‘inner workings of a social system’ by taking its components apart and putting them together again, to uncover assumptions, connections and underlying rules of engagement. For her presentation at (OFF)ICIELLE, Ansarinia examines Tehran’s murals (in Fabrications series) to its architecture (in The Pillars) to newspapers (in Reflections/Refractions) and intricately links them to each other both visually and conceptually.

Nazgol Ansarinia took part in the 10th & 12th Istanbul Biennial and was a recipient of the 2009 Abraaj Capital Art Prize. In Summer 2014 Ansarinia was selected as the first resident at Parasol Unit, London. She lives and works in Tehran, Iran.

Select exhibitions include: Longing Persia, Exchange and reception of art in Persia and Europe in the 17th Century & Contemporary Art from Tehran, Museum Rietberg, Zurich; Safar / Travel at The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2013); When Attitudes Become Form Became Attitudes at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2012, 2013); A Permanent Record For Future Investigation, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (2012) and Interior Renovations, Tehran, 2010, Green Cardamom, London (2011).