Dana Nehdaran

Dana Nehdaran

Dana Nehdaran was born in the Iranian neighborhood of Chaharbagh on the anniversary of his maternal grandfather’s death in 1982. He took his given name, Rahmatollah, from his grandfather who was an art, antique and rare gem merchant; however, he has always been known by his Persian name, Dana, meaning wise. His grandparents’ home held a marvelous collection of paintings and antiques, and his mother and father were arts aficionados, traveling the world to view noted institutional and residential collections. As a child, Dana took great wonder and inspiration from this family’s passion for art and became motivated to study painting after discovering an uncle’s discarded box of art supplies at his grandmother’s house. His mother recognized his passion and talent, nurtured by sharing images from her world travels, and enrolled Dana in private art classes with Hassanpour, a well-known artist who taught Dana fundamentals of art that would eventually lead him to study painting at the Soureh Art University in Shiraz. The most recent series of Esther’s Children was shown in Tehran, Dubai and Los Angeles. Of the more than eight series that Dana has created, all have a focus on the tension between past and present. Dana has been a member of the Iranian Painter Association from 2007.

DANA NEHDARAN (B. 1982)

Education
2007 - BA Painting, Sooreh University, Shiraz, Iran
2002 - Associate degree, Carpet design, Isfahan, Iran
Solo Exhibitions
2013 - Esther's children, Rira Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2011 - Esther's children, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 - My Mona Lisa, Nar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 - The Inside Layers, Morteza Momayez Gallery, Iran Art Organisation, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibitions
2016 - States of Being Abstract, Elga Wimmer Gallery New York, USA
2016 - Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary North America, Los Angeles, California, USA
2016 - Untitled, Smash Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2016 - On Figures, Vista Gaallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 - The Young Artist, Sareban Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014 - Third Tehran Auction, Parsian Azadi Hotel, Tehran, Iran
2014 - Eraser, Shirin art center, Tehran, Iran
2013 - History Game, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013 - Second Tehran auction, Parsian Azadi Hotel, Tehran, Iran
2012 - WONDERLAND, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 - First Tehran auction, Parsian Azadi Hotel, Tehran, Iran
2012 - Opening RIRA gallery, Dubai, UAE
2012 - Jinn (painting), Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 - Haft Negah (painting), Farhangsara Niavaran, Tehran , Iran
2012 - Magic of Persia, Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
2012 - Iranian Contemporary Artist (painting), Middle East Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 - 1st Modern & Contemporary Visual Art Auction, Tehran, Iran
2011 - Cutting Edge Artists (painting), Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 - Iranian Painter Association (painting), Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, Iran
2011 - The first Tehran painting market: Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 - little dancer (painting), Henna Art gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 - Young Avant-garde (painting), Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 - Encyclopaedia Iranica (Charity Art Exhibition), New York, USA
2010 - Auto-portraits II, Silk road gallery ,Tehran, Iran
2010 - Untitled (painting), Art Center, Tehran, Iran
2010 - Untitled (painting), Neel Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009 - 1001 Colours (painting), Canvas Gallery, New York, USA
2009 - Colours for the Green (painting), Mellat Cinema Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 - Global Generation Freiburg Group Exhibition, Freiburg, Germany
2008 - Untitled (painting), Nar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 - Photography Expo, Esteqlal hotel, Tehran, Iran
2007 - Eternal Papers (photography), Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, Iran
Professional Experience
2010/2013 Graphic design for Ofogh-E-Bina Journal (Tehran Jewish Committe)
2008 - Painter for stage/set for feature film, ‘The Remember’, Iran
2007 - Painter for stage/set for TV series, The Forbidden Fruit, IRIB, Iran
Membership
2007-Present - Member of the Iranian Painter Association
Competitions
2012 - Selected for 9th Image of the year Festival, Short Film Category for ‘Last Supper’ Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2011 - Selected for short list of MOP CAP, Traffic gallery, Dubai, UAE
2008 - Selected for Damoonfar Festival, Tehran, Iran
2006 - Selected for Damoonfar Festival, Tehran, Iran
Awards
2004 - Winner of Special Prize in Persian New Year Photography, Isfahan, Iran
2003 - Winner of Special Prize in Sketching, Hafezieh Competition, Shiraz, Iran
Dana Nehdaran

Dariush Nehdaran

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Iranian photographer / Dariush is an official member of the Iranian Photographer's Society / After his degree in Painting from Elm & Farhang University in Tehran / Dariush takes his audience inside Persian contemporary society / He captures personal and intimate moments suspended in time / Dariush draws us into his works as if we are one with his subjects / Spectators and participants / Dariush's photography takes us on his journey

DARIUSH NEHDARAN (Born 1984 Isfahan, Iran)

EDUCATION
2007 - BFA, Painting, Elm & Farhang University, Tehran, Iran
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Since 2010 - National Iranian Photographers Society
AWARDS
2015 - International Nikon Photo Contest, Category D Open theme, photo story: 3rd place, Japan
2010 - Hamghadam Photo Festival, Environment Category: 1st place, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
2010 - 7th Image of the Year Festival, Video Category: 1st place, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2016 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA
2015 - Didi Museum, Mazandaran, Iran
2012 - Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
RECOGNITION
2017 - 14th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division/Social documentary, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2016 - 13th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2015 - Auction 2.0, Emergeast, VIDA Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2014 - 11th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2013 - 10th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2013 - 10th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2012 - Centrefold 8, London, UK
2012 - 12th Iranian National Biennial of Photography, Tehran and Yazd, Iran
2012 - 9th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2012 - 9th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2012 - 3rd Photos of Women and Urban Life Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2011 - Slamdance Film Festival genius, Utah, California, USA
2011 - 1st Katara Art Center International Video Art and Digital Art Festival, Doha, Qatar
2011 - Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist, Royal college of Art, London, UK
2011 - 8th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2011 - 8th Image of the year Festival, Video Category, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2011 - Contemporary Art Prize, Shortlist, Traffic Gallery, Dubai
2011 - Noor Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2010 - 1st Hamghadam Festival, Video Category, Sorbonne University, France
2010 - 7th Image of the Year Festival: Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2009 - International Photo Exhibition and Competition: Iran the land of Monotheism Religion, Imam Ali Museum Of Arts, Tehran, Iran
2008 - 6th Image of the Year Festival, Innovation Division, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2008 - Human & Traffic Festival, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2008 - Selected for Art’s Month Photography Festival, Mah–e–Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 - Selected for 2nd Damoon Far Visual Art Festival, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2007 - Iranian Students International Photography and Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
2006 - 10th Iranian Photo Biennial, Innovative Photographer Category, Saba Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran
2004 - 1st Digital Photography Competition, Niavaran Place, Tehran, Iran
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 - Shadows of the Tenderloin, Smash Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2012 - Ettelaat, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008 - Urban Rivers, Iran Art Organization, Tehran, Iran
2007 - Contemporary Portrait, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 - Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary North America, Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016 - Untitled, Ordibehesht Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 - Untitled, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California
2013 - By Iranian Contemporary Photographers, Mellat Gallery & Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
2013 - Untitled, Shokouh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 - Text me, lawrieshabibi Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2012 - Saba Photo, Farhangsaraye Saba gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 - Magic of Persia, Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE
2011 - Iranian Pulse, Cultural Center "Hello Future", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 - 1st Modern & Contemporary Visual Art Auction, Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 - The first Tehran Painting Market, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 - Magic of Persia Charity Art Exhibition & Auction Gala, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2010 - Encyclopaedia Iranica Charity Art Exhibition, New York, USA
2010 - Seven...?!, Day Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 - Untitled, Neel Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 - Eternal Papers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Isfahan, Iran
2007 - Photography Expo, Esteqlal hotel, Tehran, Iran
2005 - Untitled, Bahman Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran