Bahman Mohammadi (Tehran)


Protozoan-Self Portrait

Pop-up Installation

Synopsis: A reflection on reality rooted in human paleoanthropology as an archive of evolutionary processes. Mohammadi studies the progression of human development by tracing the earlier stages of the “homo/I species” all the way back to the protozoans, or single-celled microbes. Through his self-portraits, he argues that man has moved further away from his central position in the world, and that there is little distance between the evolutionary progress of humans and other living organisms. The use of photographic paper intentionally renders his work as scientific evidence, whereby he speculates on the possibilities of his own mental and physical evolution as other kinds of species.
Bahman Mohammadi’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Mah Art Gallery (Tehran).
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Bio: Born in Hamadan, Iran, Bahman Mohammadi is an artist who lives and works in Tehran. Intrigued by matters related to “human beings” such as birth, nurture, social constructions, and evolution, Bahman’s artworks encourage viewers to reposition or reconsider natural and constructed occurrences that are often overlooked. His work has been exhibited in more than 50 group shows, nationally and internationally, including at Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Etemad, and Mah Art Gallery in Tehran among many others. In 2009, he was awarded in the Seventh Iranian Painting Biennale and has been given multiple awards since. He is a member of the society of Iranian painters and an honorary member of the Institute for the Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art in Iran.