Bahram Dabiri


Born on December 1950 in Shiraz, he is a tiger on Chinese and archer on the Greek calendars, On 1966, he migrated to Tehran with the family and entered the School of Fine Arts of Tehran University four years later.on 1975 he under gradute degree in painting.

The works in brief

A keen look at the contents of his works shows three specific periods of mental and artistic process in him.

1-                 Years of romance (1971-78). The works of this period are fram the school years and surrealistic works colored by flash paints that reflect his dreams and nightmares in those days. His attraction to the lines and longing to draw baby, keeps him working for endless hours.

2-                 Ayears of large screens (1978-84). This period coincides with early years of the revolution in Iran. Being influened by social emotions, his works are presented on large screens with historic and social messages addressed to the general public.

3-                      Years of enlighrenment (1984-onward). After the secend period, he began his endless search and effort to experience all materials and technics. The contents of the works became still life, mythology,and Iranian historic and artistic heritage. His stuggle to experience more, led him to bring up and enhance the Shiraz School and Manichean painting in his latest works.In these years he experienced the functional arts to bring the modern painting into the people’s homes.His works with ceramics,forged steel,felt rugs and “gabbeh” are explicit samples.


      1968-Sepeed Gallery, Tehran

      1976-Gothe Institute, Tehran

       1976-Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran

1977-Shared exhibition with Honibal Al Khas, Naqsh Gallery, Tehran

1977-Shared exhibition with Honibal Al Khas, Shiraz

1979-Tehran Gallery

1979-Museum of contemporary Arts, Reopening, Tehran

1979-Live painting Show, Bagh Ferows, Tehran

1980-Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran

1980-Wall Painting, Khazeneh Bus Terminal, Tehran

1980-Iranian Writers & Artists Assembly, Tehran

1980-Exhibition on Tour, Southern Caspain Coasts

1981-Musium of Contemporary Arts, Tehran

1981-Iranian Writers & Artists Assembly, Tehran

1982-Musium of Contemporary Arts, Tehran

1984-Still Life studies exhibition, private workshop, Tehran

1984-Landskape studies exhibition, private workshop, Tehran

1985-Mythologic studies exhibition, private workshop, Tehran

1986-Portraits studies exhibition, private workshop, Tehran

1987-Iranian Mythologic Drawing’s exhibition, private workshop, Tehran

1988-Nashr Noghreh, Tehran

1989-Pafar Gallery, Tehran

1990-70 works, Private viewing, Tehran

1991-Birds & Looks, open air exhibition, Darakeh Mountains, Tehran

1991-Collages, Gollestan Gallery, Tehran

1992-Shared exhibition with Honibal Al Khas, Abi Gallery, Babol

1992-50 Works, Private viewing, Tehran

1992-Group exhibition in support of Bosnian Children & Women

1993-Aria Gallery, Tehran

1994-Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran

1995-Felt Pads, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

1996-Felt Pads secend generation, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

1996-Group exhibition, French Embassy, Tehran

1996-Eching & Drawing, Private, Tehran

1996-Metal & Ceramic works, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

1997-Studies in Shiraz School, Private exhibition, Tehran

1998-Dabiris Chickens, Golestan Gallery, Tehran

1999-Tensil Paintings, Pasargad Gallery, Tehran

2000-Envelope exhibition, Book city, Niavaran, Tehran

2000-Group exhibiton, Ukrane, Kiev, Shefchenko Museum

2000-Contemporary Drawing exhibition, Tehran, Museum of Contemporary Arts

2000-Symbolic expression in the Iranian contemporary painting, Tehran, Museum of Contemporary Arts