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4Where is Waldo?, 2020, acrylic and coll


The Iranian artist collective consisting of Ramin Haerizadeh (*1975 in Tehran), Rokni Haerizadeh (*1978 in Tehran), and Hesam Rahmanian (*1980 in Knoxville) describes itself as a "creature with six eyes". They understand their opulent, expansive installations as an ongoing work in progress, as immersive landscapes in which Oriental tradition and Western modernity, high culture and camp, history and contemporary history flow seamlessly into one another. They transport us into a world of their own, characterised by intense and powerful visual effects, furious dynamics and exuberant materiality, as well as uninhibited staging and aestheticisation. In a humorous, eccentric, and multi-layered ways, their paintings, sculptures, collages, and video works provoke surprising encounters that focus attention on today's urgent political and social conflict and question power mechanisms as well as normative gender roles or the art world per se.  

Exhibitions at HELDENREIZER 

  • 2021 - "Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh und Hesam Rahmanian," 16.09. - 22.10.2021 in München

Further Exhibitions (Selection) 

  • 2021 – "Screen Series," New Museum, New York, USA

  • 2020 – "Either he’s dead, or my watch has stopped, Groucho Marx (while getting the patient’s pulse), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 

  • 2020 –"Around The Day In Eighty Worlds," CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

  • 2020 –"I Put a Spell On You: On Artist Collaborations," SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

  • 2020 – "NIRIN," The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum and Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia

  • 2019 – "The Rain Doesn’t Know Friends from Foes: Ramin Haerizadeh Rokni Haerizadeh Hesam Rahmanian," Frye Art Museum, Seattle, USA

  • 2019 – "Homeless Souls," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

  • 2019 – "The Warmth of Other Suns," The Phillips Collection in partnership with the New Museum, Washington DC, USA

  • 2019 – "Lo’bat," Toronto Biennale of Art, Toronto

  • 2019 – "On the Fringes of Identity," Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Lissone (MAC), Italy

  • 2019 – "Journey of a Thousand Miles," Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Quito, Ecuador

  • 2019 – "On the Fringes of Identity," Museo Storico dell Città di Lecce (MUST), Italy

  • 2019 –  "The Warmth of Other Suns," The Phillips Collection in partnership with the New Museum, Washington DC, USA

  • 2018 – “Like clouds, the forms of the world turn into one another," Centre d’art Contemporian Chanot, France

  • 2018 – "Busan Biennial," South Korea

  • 2017 – “The Maids," Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

  • 2017 – "Propositions #1: What we Mean," basis voor actuele kunst (BAK), Utrecht, Netherlands

  • 2017 – "The Restless Earth," Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy

  • 2017 – "Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play," National Pavilion of United Arab Emirates, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy

  • 2017 – "Speak Lokal," Zurich Kunsthalle , Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2017 – "The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence," Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

  • 2016 – "Social Calligraphies," Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • 2016 – "9th Liverpool Biennial: Festival of Contemporary Art," Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • 2015 – “The Birthday Party," Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, USA 

  • 2015 – "Those Who Love Spiders, and Let Them Sleep in Their Hair," Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Kopenhagen, Denmark

  • 2015 – "Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky," Zurich Kunsthalle , Zurich, Switzerland


  • Städel Museum, Frankfurt

  • Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

  • Fundació Han Nefkens, Barcelona

  • Collection Le Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris

  • Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

  • Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Orsières

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