Ramin + Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

2019 Exhibition Artist

Ramin Haerizadeh (born in 1975, Tehran, Iran), Rokni Haerizadeh (born in 1975, Tehran, Iran) and Hesam Rahmanian (born in 1980, Knoxville, USA) formed a collaborative practice as early as 1999 in Tehran. However, it was in the United Arab Emirates where their practice flourished, and it is where the artists have resided in self-imposed exile since 2009. The artists work individually and collectively and often incorporate friends and people from different walks of life into their practice. The trio’s work is often referred to as a landscape, where the complex nature of processing is integrated into the nested system that forms the landscape of their shows.


Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Lo’bat is an installation comprised of narrative text, roses, locks of hair, and a jellyfish-like robot that responds to the presence of viewers. Lo’bat is a Farsi word that loosely translates to “puppet,” taken from a poem by the eleventh-century Persian mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam. The installation emerged from the artists’ unique process of […]

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September 21 – December 1, 2019