Arash Hanaei

At the crossroads of several media and techniques, Arash Hanaei’s (born in Tehran in 1978) praxis focuses on prolonging the procedures and codes of the documentary tradition, through amateur photography and new networks for disseminating vernacular images. The Recreational Areas (2008) series, offering an ironical look at the isolation of the individual and the repression of desire, and Capital (2009), a drawn map of Tehran which questions the transformation of the public place in the post-war period, both illustrate a productive interference somewhere between digital drawing and photographic memory. His works have been exhibited in several solo shows (the Silk Road, Aaran and AG galleries in Tehran) and group shows (CAB-Contemporary Art Center in Brussels, Chelsea Museum of Art in New York, Asia House in London, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAXXI in Rome, and the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, Tuscany).