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Reza Farkhondeh

Artist based in New York & Paris

Reza Farkhondeh was born in Iran and now lives between New York & Paris. He studied Economics and then went on to complete a BFA in painting at Beaux-Arts de Dijon and an MFA in video and short film at Villa Arson in Nice. He also studied at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques in Paris.


Reza Farkhondeh has collaborated with Ghada Amer on several works and projects, and they have shown in group exhibitions including Hot off the Press (2006), Art Basel Miami, and All Editions in Singapore. Their solo shows include Collaborative Drawings at Kukje Gallery in Seoul, A New Collaboration on Paper at the Singapore Tyler Institute, Collaborative Drawings at Tina Kim Fine Arts in New York, and Roses off Limits at Pace Prints in New York.

Amer and Farkhondeh make work that explores all aspects of the collaborative project. Works might begin with Reza Farkhondeh and end with Ghada Amer, or vice-versa. In their painted works in particular, the elements of the image engage in a dynamic conversation that reflects not only a number of important themes but also the way in which the two artists work together.


1991  MFA in Video and Short Films, Villa Arson, Nice, France.

1993  Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques, Paris, France.

1980  B.A. in Economics.

Solo Exhibitions


Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer at the M Building, Dec 5 - 9, Miami, Florida.

The Other I, Tina Kim Gallery, Apr 26 - Jun 2, New York, Unites States.


No Romance, Goodman Gallery, Feb 17 - Mar 4, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer: The Gardens Next Door, Galeria Filomena Soares, Sep 16 - Nov 20, Lisbon, Portugal.


Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer: Roses Off Limits, Pace Prints Chelsea, Apr 16 - Jun 13, New York, US.


Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer: Collaborative Drawings, Mar 14 – Apr 12, Tina Kim Fine Arts, New York, United States.              

Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer: A New Collaboration on Paper, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Feb 23 – Mar 20, Singapore, Singapore.


Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer, Collaborative Drawings, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Dec 15 - Jan 13, 2008, Korea.



RFGA Drawings and Ghada Amer Paintings (curated by J. Poodt), The Stedlijk Museum, July 1-November 12, 'S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.


Reza Farkhondeh: Paintings, (curated by Alain Avena), La Chapelle Sainte Elizabeth, Oct 9-Nov 7, Villefranche sur Mer, France.


Reza Farkhondeh, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris, France.

Group Exhibitions


Draw: Mapping Madness, (curated by Thomas Vu and Yuan Zuo), Dec 13 - Mar 01, 2015, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China.

Appropriate Disruption, Nov 21 - Dec 20, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

Killer Heels, Sep 10 - Feb 15, 2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA. Travelling exhibition to: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque (May 30 - Sep 8, 2015); Palm Spring Art Museum, Palm Spring (Sep 9, 2015 - Mar 1, 2016); Currier Museum of Art, Manchester (May 2, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016).


Morphology of the Print, Oct 8 - Jan 8, 2014, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY,


The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, (curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin), Bernstein Gallery at Woodrow Wilson School, Aug 27 - Oct 19, Princeton University, New Jersey, United States.

Prism-Drawings from 1990-2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mar 2 - Aug 5, Oslo, Norway.

Advance/Notice, The Goodman Gallery, Feb 2 - 25, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Onde de Choc, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Feb 3 - Apr 20, Montréal, Canada.


In Context, The Goodman Gallery, May 2 - Jul 11, Johannesbourg, South Africa.

All Editions - STPI Survey Show, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Jan 16 - Feb 20, Singapore, Singapore.

Kreemart - the Tenth Anniversary of the American Patrons of the Tate, (curated by Raphael Castoriano), (collaboration with Ghada Amer), Nov 3, Haunch of Venison.


Print Triennial, The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Nov 22 - Dec 23, New Canaan, CT, USA.


Art Basel Miami Beach, Kukje Gallery, Dec 4-7, Miami, FL.

Demons, Yarnes & Tales,  Tapestry by Contemporary Artists, (curated by Banners of Persuasion), The Dairy, Nov 10-22, London, U.K. Travelling exhibition to: Miami, Dec 2-6.


What F word ? (curated by Carol Cole Levin), Cynthia Broan Gallery, Feb 15-Mar 17, New York, NY.

Gender Stitchery: Artist Knit/Sew Art, (curated by Laurel Bradley), Carleton College, Mar 30 - May 6, Northfield, Minnesota


INK Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, Dec 7, Miami, Florida.

Hot Off The Press, (curated by Janice Oresman), Grolier Club, Dec 13-Feb 3, 2007, New York, NY.

Kitaj: Little Pictures, Marlborough Fine Art, Nov 11-Jan 1, 2007, London, UK.

Threads of Memory, (curated by Margaret Matthews Berenson), Dorsky Gallery, Feb 5-Apr 17, Long Island, NY.

Humor Me, (curated by Rachael Smith) Kansas City Art Institute, Jan 28-Mar 18, Kansas City, MO. 



Tenture de l’An 2001, Musée de la Tapisserie, Nov 19 2004 – Jan 15 2005, Aubusson, France (Catalogue).



Toys, Kagan Martos Gallery, Dec 13-Jan 30, 2001, New York, NY.

Musée de la Tapisserie,  Aubusson-Felletin, France.



Figured, Associated American Artists, New York.



Gramercy International Fair, Rizzo Gallery, Los Angeles.

Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

Gramercy Intenational, Rizzo Gallery, New York.

Orient/ation, The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World, 4th International Istanbul Biennial, (curated by René Block), November 10-December 10, Istanbul, Turkey.



Snark, Cabinet de Dessins, Pierre Nouvion Gallery, Monaco, Monte-Carlo.

Les Enfants Terribles, Antoni Estrany Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

FIAC 94, Espace Tour Eiffel, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.

Summer House, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.

Let’s Paper Talk, Rizzo Gallery, Paris, France.

Résidence Secondaire, Carré St Nicolas, Paris, France.



To be Continued, TH Gallery, Lyon, France.



At Point-Blank Range, At Breakneck Speed, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France.  

Special Projects


Ornellia Wine Labels, (collaboration with Ghada Amer), Whitney Museum, New York, NY, USA.


Video Projection “Indigestible Dessert.” Francesca Minini Gallery, In collaboration with Ghada Amer.



Performance “Indigestible Dessert.” Saint Ambroeus Restaurant, Curated by Rafael Castoriano.

Public Collections

Hillyer Art Museum of Smith College, Northampton, MA.

Musée départemental de la Tapisserie, Aubusson-Felletin.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Workshops & Residencies


Artist-in-Residence, Leroy Nieman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.



Artist-in-Residence, Pace Prints Chelsea, New York, USA.



Artist in Residence at Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Feb 6-Mar 17, Singapore.



Pôle d’Art Graphique Etendu, Scan,  March 19-22, Villa Arson, Nice.

Lectures & TV Interviews


Artist Dialogue : Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Elisabeth A. Sackler Center for Contemporary Arts, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA.

Channel News Asia, Prime Time Morning Interview, Feb 22.


Books & Catalogues


Katz, Vincent. The Natural World, the Political Context: Collaborative

Monoprints by Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh. Pace Prints, New York.



Antle, Martine. Ghada Amer / Reza Farkhondeh : A New Collaboration on Paper. Singapore : STPI.

Farrell, Laurie Ann. Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh: Collaborative Drawings. Seoul: Kukje Gallery.

Sharp, Christopher; Kent, Sarah. “Demons, Yarns & Tales: Tapestry by Contemporary Artists.” Banners of Persuasion, London.


Cole Levin, Carol ; Mc Clintic, Miranda. What F Word ? New York : Cynthia Broan Gallery.



Sabourin, Yves. Tenture 2001. Musée départemental de la Tapisserie, Aubusson, Creuse. Editions Filigranes.



Antle, Martine. Reza Farkhondeh Paintings. Villefranche sur Mer : Chapelle Sainte Elizabeth, (Text by Martine Antle).

Articles & Press


Partridge, Matthew. «No Romance: Reza Farkhondeh and Ghada Amer at Goodman Gallery.» Gauteng Reviews, Artthrob, Feb.

Jordan, Emma. «No Romance for Theses Artists.» IFor1, Feb 23.

«No Romance at the Goodman Gallery.», Feb 22.

«ArtSpot.» The Times, Feb 18.



Rubin Nathan, Nadine. «Creative Symbiosis.» Wanted, Jun.

Fee, Brian. «I Dig: Ghada Amer.»,  May 14.

Heyman, Marshall. «Paltrow, Madonna, OHM-tinis and Yoga.» Wall Street Journal, Apr 30.

Millar, Ruppert. «Ornellaia Auctions Limited-Edition Bottles.» The Drinks Business, Feb 12.

«Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Commissions Internationally Acclaimed Artists Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh ti Interpret 2007 Vintage for Vendemmia d’Artista Program.» Feb 11.

«Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh Create Original Wine Labelo for Ornellaia 2007.» Dexinger, Jan 29.

«A Generous Pour.» Artinfo, Jan 29.

De Guzman, Amanda. «Off to a Retrospective Start.» Business Times, Jan 15.

«Time to Cut a Rug.», Jan 6.



«Print Triennial to Include Artists from Canada and Latin America.», Aug 17.

Alexander, Lily. «Ghada Amer/Reza Farkhondeh: Roses Off Limits.» Whitewall, Apr 28.

«Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Roses Off Limits.», Time out New York, Apr 24.

«Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh, Roses Off Limits.» Artslant, Apr 17.

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Roses Off Limits.» NY Art Beat, Apr 17.

Nova, James. «An Indefinite Conception.» NYTCAP art tour, Apr 16.



Bancroft, Shelly; Nesbett, Peter; Sears, Rebecca. “5th Annual New Prints Review.” Art on Paper, Nov-Dec.

Bennett, Olivier. “Hanging Cool.” The Sunday Times, Oct 12.

Giovanello, Sarah. “Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh’s Artistic Collaboration.” Feminist.bloggers@brooklynmuseum, Sept 30.

“Ghada Amer & Reza Frakhondeh.” Art Forum, Mar.

“Out of the Darkness and Into the Light.” Lexean Issue 08, pp 102-103, Mar.

Withrow, Joel. “Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh: Collaborative Drawings.” Flavorpilled Events, Mar 14.

“Ghada Amer / Reza Farkhondeh: A New Collaboration on Paper.” Art Beat, Mar 7-16.

Chow, Clara. “Lust and Found.” South China Morning, Mar 11.

Martin, Mayo. “The Art of Crossing Borders.” Today, Mar 4.

Nayar, Parvathi. “A Creative Partnership.” The Business Times, Feb 29.

Shetty, Deepika. “1 Canvas, 2 Artists, Many Layers.” The Straits Times, Feb 27.

Nayar, Parvathi. “Works on Paper.” The Business Times, Feb 22.

Park, Hyun-Ju. “Brief Art News: Nam-Shin Gwak’s Gaze and Other Briefs.” Financial News, Jan 1.



“Amer e Farkhondeh: Bush e Blair come Dessert.” Tutto Milano (La Republica), May.

“Ghada Amer/Reza Farkhondeh @ Francesca Minini.” Mousse, Apr.

Fairley, Gina. “New Territory: Beyond RFGA.”, Mar.

Bradley, Laurel. “Gender Stitchery, Artists Sew and Knit Art.” Carlteton College, p. 13, Mar.

Webb, Sarah. “Artists Brush in Singapore : Art or Pornography.” Aaron’s News Post, March 12.

Nayar, Parvathi. "Empowering women through works of art". The Buisness Times (Singapore). March 16, 2007.

Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia. “Defusing the Power of Erotic Images.” Herald Tribune International, March 13.

Webb, Sara. “Art or Porn? Artists Push Boundaries in Singapore.” Reuters, Mar 7.


Egan, Maura. “Art Gâteaux.” The New York Times, Dec 3.

Thorson, Alice. “Review: ‘Humor Me’ is Heavier Than it Looks.” The Kansas City Star, Feb 23.

Thorson, Alice. “Kansas City Art Institute is a Hot Cover Story.” The Kansas City Star, Sept 7.



Nuridsany, Michel. «L’Imagination dans l’Air.» Le Figaro, May 31.

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