Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri

Frieze New York 2017

May 5 - 7, 2017

Farhad Moshiri, 'Orange', Installation View

Group Show


September 12 - October 27, 2011


Artists: Abbas Akhavan, Huda Lutfi, Arwa Abouon, Amir H. Fallah, Fouad Elkoury, Farhad Moshiri, Hassan Hajjaj, Laleh Khorramian, Slavs and Tatars, Susan Hefuna, Youssef Nabil

To begin the fall season, The Third Line invites guest curator Rami Farook to continue a conversation about the state of the world today. Comprising of works from The Third Line, Traffic and The Farook Collection and exhibiting at the two spaces, the show attempts to question and discuss the state of the contemporary environment through artistic representations depicting social behavior, ecology and psychology.

THE STATE: SOCIAL / ANTISOCIAL? is inspired by and, a continuation from, previous shows at Traffic also titled ‘the state’. This exhibition resumes a dialogue explored earlier in shows held at Traffic: THE STATE(2010), the inaugural exhibition, questioned the socio-political state post September 11; anTHE STATE: UPPERS & DOWNERS(2011) ran a commentary on the global condition, from an economic perspective, with the city of Dubai as a focal point. This third installment of investigation combines works from the collection of The Third Line, Traffic and The Farook Collection, and is exhibited at both galleries to connect the conversations previously limited to one physical space. 

Farhad Moshiri


March 14 - April 14, 2011

Shukran , Farhad Moshiri , March 2011_Installation (2)_650

Farhad Moshiri returns with a third solo exhibition delivering humor, sarcasm and his ability to detract from social situations to the more simplified actions of daily life.

Moshiri presents a single new work which continues to simplify his subject through his composition and style within the neo-pop movement. He continues to experiment with his materials, using cake icing dispensers, Swarovski crystals, and even assortments of kitchen knives to make works that incorporate increasingly textured and sculptural approaches.

Farhad Moshiri

Candy Store

March 03 - May 26, 2007

FM_Three Pillows _2006_190X150cm _650

This exhibition sees Moshiri adopt a more direct approach towards his subject. Using a cake icing dispenser to sculpt elaborate patterns on canvas, his theme is literal to the title of the exhibition: candy. 

Despite over the top ornamentation, including Swarovsky Crystals and Baroque drapery, Moshiri's paintings maintain a minimalist elegance, while simultaneously questioning the connotations of good taste and the implications of aesthetics.

Farhad Moshiri

Farhad Moshiri

January 25 – February 16, 2006


Comprised mainly of Moshiri's jar series, the paintings in this exhibition have a sculptural quality to them. Their massive presence does not overshadow their sentimental fragility: both in terms of content and treatment. 

Often incorporating calligraphic renditions of contemporary Farsi love songs, Moshiri's crackled archeological findings subtly toy with orientalist expectations, and speak to us in an elegantly subversive tone that we can only pensively marvel at.