Born in Iran in 1978, Nima Nabavi is a self-taught Iranian-American artist who was raised in the United Arab Emirates.
Even though he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business and was an independent business owner for 20 years – he unexpectedly changed paths in 2016 inspired by the geometric art of his late grandfather. He is now based in Dubai, where he dedicates himself to an art practice driven by a mathematical approach and a contemplative execution of intricate geometries.
Nabavi's first solo exhibition '1,2,3' at The Third Line, Dubai, consisted of 27 new works in three series.
Nabavi's group exhibitions include; Ways of Seeing Abstraction - Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Palais Populaire, Berlin, Germany (2021); There is Fiction In The Space Between, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2020); Crafting Geometry: Abstract Art from South and West Asia, Sotheby’s, New York, USA (2020); Fragments, Yesterday and Today, Gateway, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2019); Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist #2, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA (2019); Horizon, Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah, UAE (2018).
Nima's work is part of private and public collections, including the Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, Germany and the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE.
NEGUSyasiin bey 25 Mar - 5 May 2021The Third Line and Sole bring yasiin bey's audio and visual installation, Negus, to the Middle East for the first time. Negus is a 28-minute listening experience consisting of 8...
THERE IS FICTION IN THE SPACE BETWEEN23 Mar - 30 Jul 2020The Third Line is pleased to present There Is Fiction In The Space Between , a group exhibition celebrating the gallery’s fifteenth anniversary. This exhibition draws on the breadth of...
1, 2, 3Nima Nabavi 24 Sep - 3 Nov 2018The Third Line is pleased to present 1, 2, 3, the first solo exhibition of Nima Nabavi at the gallery. Influenced by geometric abstraction, numeric symbolism and their connection to...