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Siah Armajani

°1939, Tehran (IR) – lives and works in Minneapolis (US)

Siah Armajani is internationally renowned for his extensive public art commissions, which include bridges, reading rooms and poetry gardens. His work is rooted in his own Persian cultural heritage, his knowledge of Western philosophy, literature and poetry, and his interest in American vernacular architecture, with which he acquainted himself while studying in the United States in the early 1960s. Throughout his career Armajani has made surprising and thought-provoking connections between architecture, poetry, history, democracy and communication.

Siah Armajani has been the subject of over fifty solo exhibitions since 1978, including shows at MAMCO, Geneva; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and ICA, Philadelphia. His work has been included in extensive group exhibitions at venues such as British Museum, London; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; and MoMA, New York. He represented the American Pavilion at the 39th Venice Biennale in 1980 and participated at Documenta 5 in 1972, 7 in 1982 and 8 in 1987 in Kassel.

His work is represented in many important public collections worldwide, including the MoMA, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; and the British Museum, London.

Siah Armajani is represented by the following galleries;
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Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Beam contemporary art, New York / London

Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin