Nairy Baghramian was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1971, and has lived and worked in Berlin since 1985. Her work examines political and social systems of power and encompasses questions of context, production, and reception within contemporary art. Her sculptures, constructed of materials ranging from silicon and resin to leather, evoking abject imagery of a feminine body. For Baghramian, exhibition spaces are conceptual structures as much as they are habitable buildings. Their historically determined design and layout become both reference and structure of the work.
Recent exhibitions include solo shows at MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Vancouver Art Gallery, a two-person show with Phyllida Barlow at Serpentine Gallery in London, and solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunstverein Aachen, and Kunstverein Nürnberg. Her work has been featured in several major international exhibitions including Sculpture Project Münster, the Berlin Biennial , and Illuminations at the 54th Venice Biennial. Baghramian was awarded the 2012 Hector Kunstpreis, which included an artist publication and an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim.
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