Raha Raissnia

Born in 1968, in Tehran, Iran.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

EDUCATION

 

2002

MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1999

Vermont Studio Center, VT

1995-99

Internship, Anthology Film Archives, New York

1992

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Canto, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.

2017

Alluvius, The Drawing Center, New York

2015

Selected Works: Raha Raissnia, Ab/Anbar Gallery, Tehran, Iran Aberration, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

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

2006

Stele, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York Anemophily, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

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2005

Aphelion, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2004

Epitaphios, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

2003

Court House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York

2002

Court House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Laraaji, Raha Raissnia & Panagiotis Mavridis, Simon Trottier, OK LÀ, Stationnement Éthel, Montreal.
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan Theater Main Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI.Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice Lecture Series, University of Washington –Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Film-Performance with Charles Curtis, The Drawing Center, New York.Film-Performance with Panagiotis Mavridis, The Drawing Center, New York.

2017

As World Colliding, Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, TurkeySedentary Fragmentation, curated By Kimia Maleki, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, ILIn Between: Contemporary Iranian Art (Part 1), curated by Shahram Karimi, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ EXTENDED COMPOSITIONS, Art Centre Pasquart, Biel, SwitzerlandST AGNES: Three positions. Six directions. Chapter III: construction-destruction-reconstruction, organized with r/e projects, König Galerie, BerlinAbraaj Group Art Prize Exhibition, curated by Omar Berrada, Art Dubai, UAEPattern Recognition, Galerie Xippas, ParisWe need to talk..., Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

2016

consensus, Signal, Malmö, SwedenBienal de Cuenca, curated by Dan Cameron Cuenca, EcuadorOff Screen, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NYSummer installation of works by gallery artists, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

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, NYFIAC, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Paris, FranceArt Basel Miami Beach, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Miami, FL

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, NYArt Basel, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Basel, SwitzerlandFrieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

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

2013

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NYEncyclonospace Iranica, curated by Mohammad Salemy, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012

Frieze New York, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NYARCO Madrid, Marta Cervera, Madrid, SpainBook Week II: In Translation, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY accrochage, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

2011John Zorn Presents the Obsessions Collective: Works by Artists of Extreme Interest, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY Art|Basel|Miami Beach – Art Galleries, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Miami, FLNext Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, BAM, Brooklyn, NYThere are two sides to every coin, and two sides to your face, Galerie Xippas, Paris, FranceA Place to Which We Can Come, curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu, Saint Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NYNew 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 The Alchemy of Things Unknown and a Visual Transformation on meditation, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Herd Thinner, curated by David Hunt, Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami, FL Leave No Trace: Ridges, Troughs & Phantom Limbs, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY

Don’t Perish, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NYStip/Stripe, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NYPractice vs. Object, organized by Margaret Liu Clinton, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY Form As Memory, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

2006

Holy Land: Diaspora and the Desert, curated by Joe Baker & Lara Taubman, Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art, Phoenix, AZHands Up / Hands Down, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Shangri-la Annual Benefit, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NYReport from NYC, Susquehanna Arts Museum, Harrisburg, PA Mechanisms, curated by Duk Ju L. Kim, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL Mystery History, curated by Warren Holt, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

2004

Spatial Reflections, curated by Warren Holt, Gallery 456, New York, NY Annual Fine Art Auction Brooklyn, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NCArt Forum, Berlin, Germany

2003

Art Forum, Berlin, Germany

2002

Beyond the Gates, Art in General, New York, NY and Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY (simultaneous two-part exhibition)Secrets, Pat Hearn, NYUrban Dreams, curated by

Melina Finkelstein, The Drawing Room, Point Reyes Station, CA

2001

Art is a Spirit that Never Dies, curated by Jonas Mekas, M8A Contemporary Art Gallery Den-Hag, The Netherlands Pratt MFA, curated by Charlotta Kotik, Puck Building, New YorkWorks on Paper, curated by Melina Finkelstein, The Drawing Room, Point Reyes Station, CA

2000

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

 

 

FILM & PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION

 

2018
Freeway I, Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, The Drawing Center, New York.

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

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, NY

2016

Nadir 2, Raha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of Dreamlands: Expanded, organized in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NYRaha Raissnia/Panagiotis Mavridis, part of Perpetual Motion, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA Mneme 3 and Nadir, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Modern Mondays, The Museum of Modern Art, NYBasement Performances, curated by John Zorn, The Drawing Center, NY

2015

Holotype Editions Showcase, Ε.Δ.Ω., Athens, GreeceMneme, part of Render Series, MoMA PS1 Printshop, Queens, NY

2014

Briggan Krauss’ The Need v.3, The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NYmpld: sottosopra/Vioi 3, Raha Raissnia/Gill Arnò, part of Slide Slide Slide, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY NHK’Koyxen, Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Arnolfini - Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, UKLitany, 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, NYRaha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Outpost Artist Resources, New York, NYInterzone, Raha Raissnia/John Zorn, The Stone, New York.

2013

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

2012

As If Someone Erased Outlines, Raha Raissnia/Aki Onda, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NYSlide and film projection performance with the Search & Enjoy choir condcted by Dalius Naujo, part of Surface Affect, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

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

2011

Pulso Iraniano, fotografias & videos, energia de uma nova geração revelada, curated by Marc Pottier, OI Futuro- Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBrick and Mortar International Video Art Festival, curated by Christoph Cox, Greenfield, MACosmography, Raha Raisnia/Briggan Krauss, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2010

Film Screenings and performances, curated by Jonathan Thomas, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN 2009

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

2008

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

2007

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Tonic, New York, NYRaha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Tank film series, Collective Unconscious, New York, NY

2006

Raha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Xippas Gallery, Paris, France Installation, Xippas Gallery, Paris, FranceThe Stone, New York, NYRaha Raissnia/Charles Curtis, Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Systems with Briggan Krauss, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY Raha Raissnia with Nightwatch, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Systems with Briggan Krauss (performance series), Thomas Erbin Gallery, New York, NY Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Isfahan, Iran

 

 

CURATION

 

2003

Saatchi & Saatchi, Harlem Art Project, New York, NYCourt House Gallery at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2002

La Miroiterie Gallerie, Paris, France

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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, SeptemberSmith, Roberta, “Art for the Planet’s Sake at the Venice Biennale,” The New York Times, May 15Roerig, 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.comVozmediano, Elena, “La película plástica de Raha Raissnia,” El Cultural, December 10Folguera 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, NovemberBen La Rocco, “Raha Raissnia,” The Brooklyn Rail, OctoberMartha Schwendener, “Raha Raissnia” The New Yorker, October 1John Haber “Painting as Subtext” John Haber’s News and Views, October 16Sarah 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, September24-30

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

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2014

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, 2011

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2008

Pratt Institute Delacroix Award for Painting Excellence, 2001

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, 1999

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

 

COLLECTIONS

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