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Bobak Etminani

Lives and works in Tehran
Born March 3, 1957, Tehran, Iran

 

Education
1991  MFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US

1989  BFA (high distinction), California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US

Solo Exhibitions
2017  Organic Expanses, Dastan+2, Tehran, Iran

2016  The Cradle of Time (performance/installation), No. 6 Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2013  Grey Paintings, Art People Gallery, San Francisco, California, US
2011  Genesis, Matn Gallery, Esfahan, Iran
2010  Observations, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2008  Recent Works, Khak Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007  A Retrospective of Bobak Etminani, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
2001  Creations, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1995  Constellations, Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1991  Persian Themes (MFA Thesis show), California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US
1989  101 pieces of Work (BFA show), Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, California, US

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016  Art and HIV/AIDS Exhibition, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2016  4th Art for Peace Festival, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
2015  Two-Person Exhibit, Mim Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US
2014  Expression and Abstraction, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2014  From the Colloection of Lajevardi Foundation, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, Iran
2012  Extraterrestrial, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
2010  Thinking about art, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010  Protect Wildlife Heritage, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India
2009  UN-HABITAT, University of Westminster, London, England
2008  Three Generations of Iranian Contemporary Artists, Art Center gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007  Iranian Spring, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2006  4th International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran 
2006  Abstract painting, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2005  Group Exhibit, Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004  Abstract, Abstract-figurative, Mah Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2003  Spiritual Outlook, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2003  A Group of Contemporary Artists, Bamdad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2001  10th Biennale of Dhaka, National Museum of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1999  Contemporary drawing of Iran, Bag Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1998  Inaugurating Nil Gallery, Nil Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1997  Commemorating Master Shahvaq: Contemporary Artist, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1988  Iranian Collective Artists, Ackerman Hall Gallery UCLA, Los Angeles, California, US
1986  Faculties and Students in Drawing Department, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US
1985  Group Exhibit of Foreign Students, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US
1984  Local Artists, Picked by Glen Miles, Café Au Coquelet, Berkeley, California, US

Jury Panel
2016  1st National Jokal Festival of Painting Students, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011  4th Biennial of Damonfar Festival, Pardis Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2009  UN-HABITAT, University of Westminster, London, England
2008  3rd Annual Montakhab-e Nasl-e No, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran
2006  6th Youth Art Festival of Western Provinces of Iran, Uramantakht, Kurdistan, Iran
2004  4th Annual of Contemporary Painters of Esfahan, Esfehen Museum of Contemporary Arts, Esfahan, Iran
2003  6th Tehran Contemporary Painting Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2001  1st Youth Art Festival of Western Provinces of Iran, Marivan, Kurdistan, Iran

Awards
2006  Chosen Artist, 4th International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran 

1985  Third Prize, Group Exhibit of Foreign Students, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, US