Abbas Akhavan

2019 Exhibition Artist

Abbas Akhavan (born in 1977, Tehran, Iran; lives and works in Montreal, Canada) works in mediums ranging from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video, sculpture, and performance. Abbas received his BFA from Concordia University, Montreal and his MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sobey Art Award; the 2014 Abraaj Group Art Prize; and the 2012 Berliner Kunstpreis.


Abbas Akhavan at Small Arms

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 to make weapons, shelter, and […]