Abbas Akhavan

Abbas Akhavan (born in Tehran, Iran; lives in Montreal, QC, Canada)practice includes site-specific installation, sculpture, video, and performance. Akhavan received his BFA from Concordia University, Montreal and his MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is the recipient of the Sobey Art Award (2015), Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014), and Berliner Kunstpreis (2012).


Abbas Akhavan at Small Arms

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building

Study for a Garden consists of a stack of bronze sticks sharpened at one end. They may be posts for a garden fence, a faggot (a bundle of wood to fuel a fire), or a collection of crude spears. Praised for its strength and ductility, bronze has long been used…