Biography

 

Bijan Nemat’i-Sharif

Born 1947 -2012

 

Education:

1973 Faculty of Art, University of Tehran, B.A degree in Fine Art - Sculpture

 

Membership:

Iranian Society of Sculptors

Honorary member of the Iranian Society of Painters

Union of international Muppet makers

 

Lecturer at:

1984-up to now  University of Tehran, University of the Arts, Film and Drama Faculty, Soureh                                     University, Azad University

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2011 Mah Gallery, sculpture, Tehran

2010 Farvahar Gallery, sculpture, Tehran

2010 Seyhoun Gallery, sculpture, Tehran

2009 Assar Gallery, sculpture, Tehran                                                            

2008 Assar Gallery, sculpture, Tehran

2007 Elaheh Gallery, sculpture, Tehran

2004 Barg Gallery, sculpture and painting, Tehran

2003 Elaheh Gallery, sculpture and painting, Tehran

2002 Aria Gallery, sculpture and painting, Tehran

2001 Barg Gallery, painting, Tehran

2000 Barg Gallery, painting, Tehran

1999 Elaheh Gallery, painting, Tehran

1998 Bamdad Gallery, Painting, Tehran

1996 Aria Gallery, sculpture and painting, Tehran

 

Group Exhibitions:

2008 The 1st Sculpture Biennial for urban space, Tehran

2007 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran

2007 The Fifth Sculpture Biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts

2006 Tehran Gallery (selected artists from four Sculpture Biennials)

2005 The Fourth Sculpture Biennial, Saba Cultural Center, Tehran

2005 Members of the Iranian Society of Sculptors, Barg Gallery, Tehran

2005 The Second Beijing International Art Biennale

2004 Members of the Iranian Society of Sculptors, Iranian Artists’ Forum

2004 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Vancouver, Canada

2003 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Laleh Gallery, Tehran

2003 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Barg Gallery, Tehran

2002 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Iranian Artists’ Forum

2002 The Third Sculpture Biennial, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran

2001 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Iranian Artists’ Forum

2000 Members of the Iranian Society of Painters, Iranian Artists’ Forum

 

Awards:

 

2008 Recipient of Plaque of Appreciation, the Twelfth Tehran International Puppet Theater Festival  

2005 Selected artist at the Fourth Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennale

2005 Recipient of Medal and Plaque of Appreciation on the World Theater Day, the Artists’   Forum

2002 Recipient of Plaque of Appreciation, the Ninth Tehran International Puppet Theater Festival

 

Other Activities:

Design and fabrication of puppets for more than 58 dramatic and non-dramatic projects.

Selected works:

 

2002      Design and construction of booths for the Children’s Press Festival, the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults Center, Tehran

1996      Stage and costume design for the play “The Butterflies”

1990      Design and fabrication of puppets for the play “The Journey of Green in Green”

1989      Participating in staging the play “Six Baby Crows and a Fox”, the Third Asia-Oceania International Puppet Theater Festival, Taiwan

1987      Design and fabrication of puppets and props for the play “Detective 2”

1986      Design and fabrication of puppets for the play “The Radish and Grandpa”

1986      Restoration of more than 120 decorative dolls coming from different countries for an Iranian collector

1985      Fabrication of textile puppets for the Constructive Entertainments Department, the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults Center

1985      Design and fabrication of puppets for the play “The Little Mouse”

1983      Design and fabrication of masks and props for the play “Everything is Good In the Right Place at the Right Time”

1983      Restoration of 8 Iranian traditional puppets and sending them to the Philadelphia Museum of Traditional Art

1983      Restoration of more than 50 Iranian traditional puppets

1975      Design and fabrication of masks for the play “Ariadacapo”

1975      Design and fabrication of puppets for various puppet shows at the theater department of the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults Center

 

Installed Sculptures:

2008     “sun and sail”,sadaf park,heravi square, Tehran

2005     “Jouvenile Sculptures” (4 pieces), Koudak Park, Shahrak-e Gharb, Tehran

2003    “Tree”, Derakhti Park, Seyyed Khandan, Tehran

1997    “The Torch”, Entrance of the in-door stadium, Azadi Sports Complex