Raha Raissnia

Born in 1968, in Tehran, Iran.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

EDUCATION

 

2002  MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

1999  Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA

1995-99  Internship, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

1992  BFA, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Remain, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

2019

Galvanization, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

2018

Canto, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

2017

Alluvius, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2015

Selected Works: Raha Raissnia, Ab/Anbar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Aberration, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

2014

Vioi, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

 

2013

Series in Fugue, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

 

2011

Early Spring, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

 

2010

Glean, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

 

2009

Shorthand of Sensation, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

 

2008

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

2006

Stele, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

Anemophily, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

2005

Aphelion, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

2004

Epitaphios, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2003

Court House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

2002

Court House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Long Live Modern Movement, CSS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

2019

The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA's Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Scrapbook (or, Why Can’t We Live Together), Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA 

The Projective Drawing, curated by Brett Littman, Drawing Lab Paris, France

A Rain of Light & Death, 17Essex, New York, USA

Blackout, curated by Julian Ross, Ambika P3, London, UK

International Film Festival of Rotterdam | Deep Focus: Blackout, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018

Laraaji, Raha Raissnia & Panagiotis Mavridis, Simon Trottier, OK LÀ, Stationnement Éthel, Montreal, Canada
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Theater Main Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: Raha Raissnia, Lecture Series, University of Washington –Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Film-Performance with Charles Curtis, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Film-Performance with Panagiotis Mavridis, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2017

As World Colliding, Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Sedentary Fragmentation, curated By Kimia Maleki, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

In Between: Contemporary Iranian Art (Part 1), curated by Shahram Karimi, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, USA

EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS, Art Centre Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland

ST AGNES: Three positions. Six directions. Chapter III: construction-destruction-reconstruction, organized with r/e projects, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Abraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, curated by Omar Berrada, Art Dubai, UAE

Pattern Recognition, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

We need to talk..., Petzel Gallery, New York, USA

2016

consensus, Signal, Malmö, Sweden

Bienal de Cuenca, curated by Dan Cameron Cuenca, Ecuador

Off Screen, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Summer installation of works by gallery artists, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

 

2015

All the World's Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Venice Biennale, Italy

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

NYFIAC, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Paris, France

Art Basel Miami Beach, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2014

A Politics of Drawing: Proposal for a Method of Transformation, curated by Philip Glahn and John O’Connor, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, USA

Art Basel, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

Looking Back – The 8th White Columns Annual, selected by Pati Hertling, White Columns, New York, USA

2013

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

Encyclonospace Iranica, curated by Mohammad Salemy, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

ARCO Madrid, Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Book Week II: In Translation, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York,USA 

accrochage, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

 

2011

John Zorn Presents the Obsessions Collective: Works by Artists of Extreme Interest, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York 

Art|Basel|Miami Beach – Art Galleries, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Next Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, BAM, Brooklyn, New York, USA

There are two sides to every coin, and two sides to your face, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

A Place to Which We Can Come, curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu, Saint Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, New York, USA

New York to London and Back: The Medium of Contingency, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

 

2010

Engaging the False Mirror, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, curated by Gilian Rappaport, St. Louis, MO, USA

The Alchemy of Things Unknown and a Visual Transformation on meditation, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2009

Herd Thinner, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Leave No Trace: Ridges, Troughs & Phantom Limbs, ISCP, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Don’t Perish, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, USA

Stip/Stripe, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA

Practice vs. Object, organized by Margaret Liu Clinton, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

 

2007

Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA 

Form As Memory, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

 

2006

Holy Land: Diaspora and the Desert, curated by Joe Baker & Lara Taubman, Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Hands Up / Hands Down, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

 

2005

Shangri-la Annual Benefit, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, USA

Report from NYC, Susquehanna Arts Museum, Harrisburg, PA, USA

Mechanisms, curated by Duk Ju L. Kim, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA 

Mystery History, curated by Warren Holt, Broadway Gallery, New York, USA

 

2004

Spatial Reflections, curated by Warren Holt, Gallery 456, New York, USA

Annual Fine Art Auction Brooklyn, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA 

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC, USA

Art Forum, Berlin, Germany

 

2003

Art Forum, Berlin, Germany

 

2002

Beyond the Gates, Art in General, New York, USA and Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA (simultaneous two-part exhibition)

Secrets, Pat Hearn, New York, USA

Urban Dreams, curated by Melina Finkelstein, The Drawing Room, Point Reyes Station, CA, USA

 

2001

Art is a Spirit that Never Dies, curated by Jonas Mekas, M8A Contemporary Art Gallery Den-Hag, Netherlands

Pratt MFA, curated by Charlotta Kotik, Puck Building, New York, USA

Works on Paper, curated by Melina Finkelstein, The Drawing Room, Point Reyes Station, CA, USA

 

2000

Paintings, curated by Matt Gonzales, Adobe Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

FILM & PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION

2019

Galvanoscope 4, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA 

Performance with Panagiotis Mavridis and Dalius Naujokaitis, part of Presents for Jonas!, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Mneme II & Galvanoscope, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of Deep Focus: Blackout, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

2018

Raha Raissnia: Expanded Film Performances, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Essential Cinema – Live Scores to Films by Maya Deren, Marie Menken, and Raha Raissnia, Music by John Zorn, National Sawdust, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia & Stom Sogo with musical accompaniment by Panagiotis Mavridis, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, 

Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of OK LÀ, Stationnement Éthel, Montreal, Canada

Longing, Ann Arbor Film Festival (Films in Competition), Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Freeway I, Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

Nadir 2, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2017

Mneme 3 and Nadir, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of the Syros International Film Festival, Syros, Greece

Free Way (Part II), part of Dreamlands: The Color of Light, organized by Chrissie Iles, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

 

2016

Nadir 2, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of Dreamlands: Expanded, organized in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of Perpetual Motion, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA, USA 

Mneme 3 and Nadir, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Modern Mondays, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Basement Performances, curated by John Zorn, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

 

2015

Holotype Editions Showcase, Ε.Δ.Ω., Athens, Greece

Mneme, part of Render Series, MoMA PS1 Printshop, Queens, New York, USA

2014

Briggan Krauss’ The Need v.3, The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA

mpld: sottosopra/Vioi 3, Raha Raissnia/Gill Arnò, part of Slide Slide Slide, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

NHK’Koyxen, Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Arnolfini - Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, UK

Litany, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of A Particular Kind of Solitude: An exhibition inspired by writings of Robert Walser, curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu, Elizabeth Street Garden, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Outpost Artist Resources, New York, USA

Interzone, Raha Raissnia/John Zorn, The Stone, New York, USA

2013

Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, part of Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2012

As If Someone Erased Outlines, Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA

Slide and film projection performance with the Search & Enjoy choir conducted by Dalius Naujo, part of Surface Affect, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, part of And Up Pears L the S, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA

2011

Pulso Iraniano, fotografias & videos, energia de uma nova geração revelada, curated by Marc Pottier, OI Futuro- Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brick and Mortar International Video Art Festival, curated by Christoph Cox, Greenfield, MA, USA

Cosmography, Raha Raisnia/Briggan Krauss, The Kitchen, New York, USA

2010

Film Screenings and performances, curated by Jonathan Thomas, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

 

2009

Raha Raisnia/Charles Curtis, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

2008

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Kill Your Timid Notion Festival, Dundee Contemporary Art Festival, Scotland, UK

2007

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Tonic, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Tank film series, Collective Unconscious, New York,USA

2006

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Xippas Gallery, Paris,

France Installation, Xippas Gallery, Paris, France

The Stone, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

2005

Systems with Briggan Krauss, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

Raha Raissnia with Nightwatch, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2004

Systems with Briggan Krauss (performance series), Thomas Erbin Gallery, New York, USA 

Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

 

 

CURATION

 

2003

Saatchi & Saatchi, Harlem Art Project, New York, USA

Court House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

2002

La Miroiterie Gallerie, Paris, France

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

Kotecha, Shiv, “Raha Raissnia,” Art In America, April

Wiley, Chris, “Raha Raissnia,” Frieze, No. 202, April

Turner, Matt, “Blackout: sliding out of obsolescence,” Sight & Sound, February 28

Clifford, Benjamin, “Raha Raissnia: Galvanization,” BrooklynRail.org, February 12

“10 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” ARTnews, January 7

 

2018

Berg, Tatiana, “Must-See Art Guide: Madrid,” Artnet News, February 22

 

2017

Hat eld, Zack, “Raha Raissnia,” Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, December
“Raha Raissnia,” Goings On About Town: Art, The New Yorker, December

Schultz, Charles, “In Conversation: Raha Raissnia with Charles Schultz,” BrooklynRail.org, December 13

2016

Ringborg, Theodor, “Consensus” Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, October

Moyles, Amber, “Interview with Raha Raissnia,” DrawingCenter.org

2015

Cruz, Milton, et al., Raha Raissnia: Selected Works, Tehran: Ab/Anbar Gallery (exhibition catalogue)

Jeppesen, Travis, “Reading Capital in Venice,” Art in America, September

Smith, Roberta, “Art for the Planet’s Sake at the Venice Biennale,” The New York Times, May 15

Roerig, Tim, “Raha Raissnia,” All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia (exhibition catalogue)

2014

González Panizo, Javier, “Raha Raissnia: La imagen y su exceso,” BlogeArte.com, July 16

2013

Liotta, Jianne, “Raha Raissnia,” Artists on Artists, BOMB Magazine, Issue 136 

Winter Bosco, Roberta, “El arte sin velo de las creadoras iraníes,” El Pais, April 21

2011

“Raha Raissnia, Early Spring,” Time Out New York, June 11

Barragán, Paco, “Raha Raissnia,” ArtPulse, Winter

2010

González Panizo, Javier, “Arte, imagen y tiempo expandido,” Arte10.com

Vozmediano, Elena, “La película plástica de Raha Raissnia,” El Cultural, December 10

Folguera de la Cámara, Ana, “Raha Raissnia en la Galería Marta Cervera,” Revistaclavesdearte.com, November 23

“Raha Raissnia,” Art.es, December

2009

“Shorthand of Sensation,” Paris-Art.com, April 15

2008

Eva Díaz, “Raha Raissnia,” Modern Painters, November

Ben La Rocco, “Raha Raissnia,” The Brooklyn Rail, October

Martha Schwendener, “Raha Raissnia,” The New Yorker, October 1

John Haber “Painting as Subtext,” John Haber’s News and Views, October 16

Sarah Schmerler “Afternoon Delight: LES Art Scene’s a Sunday Surprise,” New York Post, September 27

Stephanie Buhmann “Fall frontier on the Lower East Side: New dimensions of digital art and installations,” The Villager, Vol. 78, No. 17, September 24-30

2007

Adrian Dannatt, “Raha Raissnia,” Flash Art International, No. 252, Jan-FebAaron Yassin, “Painting Epitaphios and Performing Systems,” New York Arts Magazine, May-June

 

 

 

TEACHING

 

2014 – present

Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

2010 – 2014

Adjunct Professor of Drawing, City College of New York, NY

 

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014  Pollock-Krasner Foundation

2011  Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award

2008  Pollock-Krasner Foundation

2001  Pratt Institute Delacroix Award for Painting Excellence

1999  Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

1998  Dodd's Travel Grant, Travels to Italy, Spain, and France

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Colección INELCOM, Madrid, Spain

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Pejman Foundation, Tehran, Iran

Pinault Collection