Biography

Born in 1971, Pantea Rahmani studied visual arts at the University of Teheran, her birthplace. From this time on, inspired by Balthus, Giacometti or Modigliani, the artist developed an interest in portraits, which she has been producing through painting or drawing.

Her work illustrates a visual quest for the expression of space, shapes or chromatics. In a tension connecting fullness and vacuity, the absence of decors, the quasi-monochromic aspect of her pallet a

nd the stiff attitude of the model, characterize her portraits. Beyond any representation restraining her practice to clichés or stereotypes inherent to her Iranian identity, the artist asserts herself through an intimate approach. With the representation of her own body on monumental canvases that could be readily mistaken for pencil drawings, Panthea Rahmani invites us to an inner journey to discover oneself.

 

Shown in many personal exhibitions in Iran, her work is also being diffused on the European and International scenes, particularly in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium, where it has been included in group shows. The works of Panthea Rahmani have notably been exhibited at the Museum of contemporary art in Teheran, in Museu da Agua in Lisbon as well as the Palacio da Bolsa in Porto. It has also been part of several bienniales of drawing or painting in her native land.

Educations

1994 – 99 Art University, Fine Art Department, Tehran, Iran

(BFA) with Honours. Diploma: Painter, concentration in Painting and Drawing.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1999 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran “Portraits”

2002 Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran “Whites”

2004 Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, Iran “Cities & Towns”

2006 Mah Gallery, Tehran, Iran “Demons”

2006 Hungarian Sculptor’s Association

2009 Gallery b21, Dubai, UAE “Exposed”

2012 SPM, Dubai “The Seismic Sanctuary”

2014 Dastan Outside the Basement @Â Sam Art Tehran “Impermanency and Change”

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions

1996 University of Arts & Design, Kyoto, Japan

2000Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran

Tehran 1st drawing biennale

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran

Tehran 5th painting biennale

2003 Approaching Art Association, Pécs, Hungary

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran

Tehran 6th painting biennale ; White series of oil painting.

Decourtney Gallery, Mons, Belgium

Léspace CROQU Árt, Brussel, Belgium

2004 Csepel Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

House of Arts, Szekszárd, (H)

Kaposfüredi Gallery and Sculpturepark, Kaposfüred, (H)

Kék Iskola Gallery, Budapest, (H)

5th Biennial of Fine & Applied Artists of Csepel, Csepel Gallery, Budapest, (H)

2005 15th Hungarian Medallion Biennial, Sopron, (H)

Museu da Água, Lisboa, Portugal

Palácio da Bolsa, Porto, Portugal