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Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool, 2019, Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool, 2019

Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

600 x 360 x 300 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool, 2019, Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool, 2019

Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

600 x 360 x 300 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool (detail), 2019, Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Inverted Pool (detail), 2019

Concrete, metal, pigment and plaster

600 x 360 x 300 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanism of Growth, demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2017, Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanism of Growth, demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2017

Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanisms of Growth, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (detail), 2017, Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanisms of Growth, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (detail)

2017, Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanisms of Growth, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (detail), 2017, Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, The Mechanisms of Growth, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (detail)

2017, Plaster, pigment and glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, Membrane, 2014, Paper, paste and glue, 550 x 500 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Membrane, 2014

Paper, paste and glue, 550 x 500 cm

Installation view at Green Art Gallery, Dubai

Nazgol Ansarinia, Ceramic Brick, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2017, Poly-urethane and paint, 71 x 23.5 x 149 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Ceramic Brick, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2017

Poly-urethane and paint, 71 x 23.5 x 149 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Pillars, 2014 , Installation view at FIAC, 2014

Nazgol Ansarinia, Pillars, 2014 

Installation view at FIAC, 2014

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 49, Pillars, 2014, Cast resin and paint, 40 x 40 x 20 cm, Ed. of 3

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 49, Pillars, 2014

Cast resin and paint, 40 x 40 x 20 cm, Ed. of 3

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 47, Pillars, 2015, Epoxy resin and paint, 65 x 35 x 35 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 47, Pillars, 2015

Epoxy resin and paint, 65 x 35 x 35 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 47, Pillars (detail), 2015, Epoxy resin and paint, 65 x 35 x 35 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 47, Pillars (detail), 2015

Epoxy resin and paint, 65 x 35 x 35 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars, 2016 , Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars, 2016 

Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars (detail), 2016, Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars (detail), 2016

Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars (detail), 2016, Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each 

Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars (detail), 2016

Paper, glue and paint, 108 x 50 x 80 cm each 

Nazgol Ansarinia, Fragment 1, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2016, Video, Duration 6 mins 15 sec, Ed. of 5 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Fragment 1, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2016

Video, Duration 6 mins 15 sec, Ed. of 5 + AP

Installation view at KIOSK, Belgium

Nazgol Ansarinia, Fragment 2, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (still), 2017, Video, Duration 6 mins 15 sec, Ed. of 5

Nazgol Ansarinia, Fragment 2, Demolishing buildings, buying waste (still)2017

Video, Duration 6 mins 15 sec, Ed. of 5

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018, Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018

Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018, Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018

Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018, Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Untitled, Demolishing buildings, buying waste, 2018

Ink and marker on paper, 35.5 x 28 cm

Surfaces + Solids, Nazgol Ansarinia, Installation vew at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2015

Surfaces + Solids, Nazgol Ansarinia

Installation vew at Green Art Gallery, Dubai, 2015

Nazgol Ansarinia in collaboration with Roozbeh Elias-Azar, Fabrications, Residential apartments/ water reserve & wind towers on Sayad highway, 2013

Nazgol Ansarinia in collaboration with Roozbeh Elias-Azar

Fabrications, Residential apartments/ water reserve & wind towers on Sayad highway, 2013

Plaster, resin and paint, 18.5 x 18 x 11 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia in collaboration with Roozbeh Elias-Azar, Fabrications, Residential building/ belvedere & garden on Resalat highway, 2013

Nazgol Ansarinia in collaboration with Roozbeh Elias-Azar

Fabrications, Residential building/ belvedere & garden on Resalat highway, 2013

Plaster, resin and paint, 11 x 20 x 13 cm, Ed. of 3 + AP

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (chair), 2012, Mixed media, 97.75 x 47 x 50.75 cm, Ed. of 2

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (chair), 2012

Mixed media, 97.75 x 47 x 50.75 cm, Ed. of 2

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (carpet), 2010, Mixed media, 195 x 95 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (carpet), 2010

Mixed media, 195 x 95 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (mattress), 2012, Mattress, see-through thread, 180 x 54 x 23 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (mattress), 2012

Mattress, see-through thread, 180 x 54 x 23 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (plates), 2012, China plates, glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (plates), 2012

China plates, glue, Dimensions variable

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Death to America shouted in 7 provinces in Yemen, Explosion in Yemens Anti American Protests, 2012, Newspaper collage, 40 x 60 cm 

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Death to America shouted in 7 provinces in Yemen, Explosion in Yemens Anti American Protests, 2012

Newspaper collage, 40 x 60 cm 

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Enemies Should Know that Syria Will Never Fall- Assad / Syria Will Never Fall- Assad, 2012, Newspaper collage, 60 x 40 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Enemies Should Know that Syria Will Never Fall- Assad / Syria Will Never Fall- Assad, 2012

Newspaper collage, 60 x 40 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Minimum Social Security Pensions Will Rise to ٣٠٠ Dollars- Mortazavi / Minimum Pension 300 Dollars- Social Security, 2012, Newspaper collage, 30 x 40 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Reflections/Refractions, Minimum Social Security Pensions Will Rise to ٣٠٠ Dollars- Mortazavi / Minimum Pension 300 Dollars- Social Security, 2012

Newspaper collage, 30 x 40 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Private Assortment Series 2011 - 2013, Metal Chair, 2013, Mixed media, 50 x 46 x 80 cm

Nazgol Ansarinia, Private Assortment Series 2011 - 2013, Metal Chair, 2013

Mixed media, 50 x 46 x 80 cm

Biography

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Video still of Nazgol Ansarinia on Tehran, 'Neighbourhoods Are Changing So Fast', Courtesy of Artist Cities, co-produced by Tate and The Guardian

Nazgol Ansarinia’s work examines the systems and networks that underpin her daily life such as everyday objects, routines, events and experiences, and the relationship they form to a larger social context. Born and raised in Tehran, Ansarinia’s practice reflects upon tensions between private worlds and the wider socioeconomic realm, and how local iterations of a culture might act as a site for the hopes and fears of those living in a (faltering) globalised word.

Her recent projects, ranging across sculpture, installation, drawing, and video, represent ways of understanding the role of architecture in delineating interior and exterior spaces and private and public spheres. 

Detail of Nazgol Ansarinia, Mendings (carpet), 2010

Informed by her interdisciplinary background in art and design, projects range in approach and material to offer a perspective that considers the aesthetic and theoretical implications of vernacular architectural practices within the built environment. Ansarinia’s works are largely observational and technical in their scope, offering insight into the issues that are most pressing and urgent for today’s cities and the populations that inhabit them.

Born in 1979 in Tehran, Nazgol Ansarinia graduated from the London College of Communication in 2001 before taking a Master of Fine Arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in 2003.

Detail of Nazgol Ansarinia, Article 55, Pillars, 2016

Recent exhibitions include: The Room Becomes a Street, curated by Aram Moshayedi, Argo Factory, Tehran, Iran (2020) (solo); Fragile Frontiers: Visions on Iran’s in/visible borders, YARAT Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan (2019); Revolution Begins at Home, with Architects Hamed Khosravi and Roozbeh Elias-Azar, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah, UAE (2019); The Spark is You: Parasol Unit in Venice, curated by Ziba Ardalan, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2019); Fragments, Particles and the Mechanisms of Growth, KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium (2017) (solo); Women House, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France (2017); What We Know that We Don’t Know, KADIST, San Francisco, USA (2017); Planet 9, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany (2017); Variable Dimensions, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal (2017); The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2016); Adventure of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015).

She lives and works in Tehran, Iran.

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