Avish Khebrehzadeh (Born in Tehran, Iran, 1969) studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and has lived and worked in Tehran and Rome, before moving to Washington DC where she is currently based. Her work explores the power of figures and their multifaceted narrative aspect in multitude of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, film, as well as video projections onto drawings and paintings.

Her work was awarded the Leone d’oro at the 50th Venice Biennale.

Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared around the globe in Institutions such as  MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome Italy), and MONA (Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia). Avish Khebrehzadeh is a Civitella Ranieri fellow and a Smithsonian Artist Research fellow.


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Gallery Exhibition

M77 Gallery presents I Sing with My Tongue Silent, a solo exhibition from the Iranian artist Avish Khebrehzadeh, which will open to the public on Monday 19 November at 7pm.

Born in Tehran in 1969, Avish is part of the group of artists from the Iranian diaspora: raised in a family of Persian intellectuals who greatly influenced her artistic education, she left her country at a very young age at the outbreak of the revolution and moved to Rome, the city where she started studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. She later moved to Washington DC, USA, where she still lives and works.

In 2003, she participated in the Venice Bienniale, on which occasion she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Young Artist.

The exhibition, curated by Danilo Eccher, starts on the ground floor with a series of paintings set in the context of a large mural work, created especially for M77 Gallery, depicting a night-time landscape. A tangled forest of blue branches envelops the space, absorbing the entire narrative scene and projecting the visitor into a suspended and restless atmosphere.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with a critical text by Danilo Eccher and will be open to the public from Tuesday 20 November 2018 until Saturday 2 February 2019.