Exhibition of works by Ahmad Nadalian

Most of my artworks during the past decade have been dedicated to nature, and the cultural aspects of the artworks are my first priority.  In this exhibition, though, I presented works for selling.  I sold carvings that appeared to be fragmented and broken. The prices of these works were very affordable. I believe that those who buy fragmented stones or necklaces bearing images of my goddesses or fish will help me to share the message of my art.  I welcomed the opportunity to develop my ideas in this new environment. More

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

Works by Nadalian in USA


Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage


View in Heaven


New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy


Environmental Installations and Performance


Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth



Performance and Environmental Installations


Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage


More: Painting on fabric by colored Earth



Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande


Nadalian: River Art

An interview by John K. GRANDE

Nadalian is an Iranian sculptor whose life's work involves engendering respect for living creatures and the natural environment. To achieve this, besides living with nature himself, he established sculpture grounds in a peaceful environment in natural surroundings. Water is a living element that contributes to his sculptures, and many of the symbols he engraves and sculpts are derived from ancient mythology and the rituals of pre-Islamic civilizations. more


Nadalian in Green Museum

By carving simple fish shapes and other forms onto small stones and river rocks, artist Ahmad Nadalian seeks to repopulate the spirit of neglected streams and rivers in his native Iran and around the world and share these treasures with future generations.  more


Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders.   More


About Ahmad Nadalian

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan

"I was so impressed with your concept, working at low tide in the early mornings to carve signs that during the day would be concealed.  It calls into question so much about time, history, language, meaning, and sculpture." More


About Ahmad Nadalian

By : Edward Lucie-Smith

In Iran, Ahmad Nadalian (b.1963) is in the process of creating an immense River Art installation along the banks and amidst the waters of the Haraz River, near Mount DamavendMore


Art Tomorrow


Works by Nadalian in USA


Works by Nadalian in Bangladesh


Collaboration with Children


Works in Paris


Works In Arangeh


L'Eau Partagee: Work in South of France )


Hidden Treasures: An Art Exhibition for next Millenniums  Persian


Travel to France : Exhibition & Works by Nadalian in Ramatuelle- Golfe de Saint Tropez in France  (From Escalet to Pampelonne)


Works In Italy


Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande



The Vision of Children & My Carvings

I recently exhibited my carvings and artwork at the Mahe-Mehr Gallery in Tehran, from May 14 - 27, 2008.  More

On my invitation card, children were invited to visit the exhibition and participate in a workshop entitled, “We Want to Remain Alive”.  Together we aimed to realize a collaborative project.  The children would draw images on paper, and I would then carve their drawings on stones.  

Children are very important to me. In the past two decades, many of my art works depict a mother and child as well as fetuses.   Focusing on children -- or on the fetuses, to be more specific -- focuses attention on our own initial form and stage of life. I also see the future in them.

Children have an imaginary vision.  How they see and describe things influences the creation of my artwork. Children’s art -- like primitive drawings -- represents a kind of innate art.  They have the talent to draw figures simply and abstractly.  Such artworks, often drawn by simple lines, are the best patterns for my carvings.