Fereydoun Ave is in two different frames in Dubai
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Fereydoun Ave is in two different frames in Dubai

Iranian artist Fereydoun Ave will showcase collections of artworks in two different exhibitions in Dubai.

ArtDayMe: Dubai’s Jameel Arts Center will be hosting the first exhibition, curated by Negar Azimi and Sohrab Mohebbi, Iran Art reported on Monday. 

The exhibit, which will open on September 29, will feature works from Ave's personal collection that contains pieces from four generations of Iranian visual artists. 

A total of 36 pieces, chosen from Fereydoun Ave's personal collection of "La'al" (Spinel), will be on display at the exhibit, which will continue until March 23, 2024.

The second exhibition is a display of Fereydoun Ave's artworks, ranging from painting to collage and sculpture, which have been created over the past four decades.

Organized by Tehran’s Dastan Gallery, the exhibit will open in Dubai’s Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde on September 30. 

Curated by Ave himself, the exhibition will run until the end of October.


Born in Tehran in 1945, Fereydoun Ave has played a significant role in shaping Iranian contemporary art. His academic background includes a BA in Applied Arts for Theatre from Arizona State University in 1964, Film studies at New York University in 1969, and a stint at the University of Seven Seas (also known as Semester at Sea) in 1964. 

His artwork has been inspired by Iranian art, which employs the entire canvas surface, and Western minimalism, which leaves vast portions unoccupied. Ave's collaborative projects with artists, galleries, and institutions are an integral part of his practice, reflecting his role as a curator, collector, and gallerist.

Ave's artwork has been highlighted in numerous solo exhibitions and hundreds of group shows hosted by galleries and museums across the globe. 

Fereydoun Ave decided to Continuous cooperation with Courtyard Collection in owners of the Total Art Gallery, Dariush Zandi and Shaqayeq Arabi in recent years. That friendship and companionship led to the creation of fascinating artistic events, and their collaboration continues.


His works have been acquired by several reputable art institutions, including the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Cy Twombly Foundation, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and Carnegie Museum, among others.

In 2020, a major retrospective was held in Ave’s honor at the British Museum.