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Shahram Karimi Born 1957 in Shiraz, Iran Lives and has worked since 1988 in Germany and New York, USA


  • 2021 Auction House Tehran, Iran
  • 2020 Phillip auction London UK
  • 2020 Auction House Dorotheum, Austria
  • 2020 Self- reflection.New York, USA
  • 2020 Auction House Tehran, Iran
  • 2019 I lost myself somewhere, Gallery Etemad Tehran, Iran
  • 2019 PINK Dreams in a Land with no Name, Gallery Elga Wimmer New York, USA
  • 2019 Auction House Tehran, Iran
  • 2017 The Garden is My Skin, Kunsthaus Troisdorf, Germany
  • 2016 The Cold Earth Sleeps Below (in Collaboration with Shoja Azari), Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2015 Remembrance , Gallery Syra, Washington D.C., USA
  • 2015 Longing for Myself, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Germany
  • 2015 Open the Door, Kunsthaus Troisdorf, Germany
  • 2014 The Rose Garden of Remembrance, Mah Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2013 Magic of Light, Mana Contemporary, Jersey city, NJ USA
  • 2011 The Rose Garden of Remembrance, Leila Hella Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010 Museum Siegburg, Germany
  • 2008 Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2008 Gallery Leo Castelli, New York, USA
  • 2006 Gallery II Gabbiano, Rome, Italy
  • 2006 Art Basel Galerie Marco Noire, San Sebastiano / Turin, Italy
  • 2005 Kölner Stadt Anzeiger, Cologne, Germany
  • 2004 Studio Shirin Neshat in New York, USA
  • 2001 Pumpwerk, Siegburg, Germany
  • 1998 Museum Siegburg, Germany
  • 1987 Gallery Taehr, Shiraz, Iran
  • 1981/86 Gallery Wesal, Shiraz, Iran


  • 2018 Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2018 The World is My Home, ADVOCARTSY, LA. USA
  • 2018 Art Cologne, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2016 Art Cologne, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2015 Abu Dhabi Art, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2014 Look at Me, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2014 Art Fair Dubai, UAE
  • 2012 The Elephant in the Dark, Devi Art Foundation, India
  • 2012 Magic of Persia, Dubai, UAE
  • 2011 The Mask & The Mirror, curated by Shirin Neshat, Leila Heller Gallery Art Dubai, Brigitte Schenk Gallery
  • 2011 Art Cologne, Brigitte Schenk Gallery, Germany
  • 2010 Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 2010 Art Cologne, Germany
  • 2009 Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
  • 2009 Art Cologne, Germany
  • 2009 Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • 2008 Art Paris, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2009 Gallery Taginia, New York, USA
  • 2009 Art Fair Miami, USA
  • 2009 Art Fair Bologna, Italy 2
  • 007 Art Fair Bologna, Italy
  • 2006 Museum Las Palma (CAAM), Spain
  • 2006 ART20 The International Art Fair New York, USA
  • 2003 “Poetic Justice”, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2003 Gallery of Contemporary Arts in Pancevo, Yugoslavia
  • 2001 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2001 Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 2000 “25 Years of Separation”, Iranian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2000 Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 1997 Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 1994 Kunstforum Bonn, Germany
  • 1979 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
  • 1976 Gallery Takhte Jamshid, Tehran, Iran


Shahram Karimi has collaborated with the visual artist/filmmaker, Shirin Neshat as the key production designer for the following films:

  • 2012 “Desert Dancer” Richard Raymond
  • 2010 “To Be and Not To Be” Filmmaker Nederland/Frank Schaffer
  • 2008 “The White Meadow” Iran/Mohammad Rasoulof
  • 2007 “Women Without Men”
  • 2003 05 Feature length film “Women Without Men”, shot in Morocco
  • 2003 “The Last Word”, Shot in New York
  • 2002 04 “Logic of the Birds”, a multi—media performance, USA and European tour
  • 2002 “Tooba”, Shot in Mexico
  • 2001 “Passage”, “Possessed”, “Pulse”, Shot in Morocco, Film “K” in the US
  • 2000 “Fervor”, shot in Morocco
  • 1999 “Soliloquy”, shot in Turkey
  • 1999 “Under the Sun” Pasoulini film production, shot in Egypt

Shahram Karimi has also been the production designer for American filmmaker Shoja Azari in several of his productions, including his feature length film “K” (2002) and “Windows” (2006)


  • 2009 Golden Lion for Women without Men
  • 2009 Special Jury Prize Award Dubai Film Festival
  • 2009 The White Meadows, Mohammad Rasoulof
  • 1997 First Prize “Art Price” Rhein—Siege V, Germany

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Last Event

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Past Event
Saturday, October 9, 2021
5:00 PM
Grand Opening & Inaugural Exhibition: Dancing Where the Dreams Live

After over a year and a half of shutdown, distancing, and virtual correlation, we are extremely excited for you to experience this unique and exclusive body of work in person. This event brings together seven world-renowned and celebrated American-Iranian artists in a group exhibition.


Last Exhibition

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Dancing Where The Dreams Live
Past Exhibition
October 9 -
November 6, 2021
Dancing Where The Dreams Live

Dancing for one’s own pleasure is one of the most gleeful expressions of happiness. It opens up the heart and connects us to our innermost self. Similarly, an artist’s process induces a state of euphoria in them. When engrossed in their work, they dance, as if bearing witness to creation.

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