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Nuclear energy

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

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
[Iran]

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



Art Tomorrow

 

On 14 Nov 2002   Edward Lucie-Smith in a  lecture at the British Museum  said: "works by Nadalian  being the most advanced of its kind, especially the way in which you use the internet".

 




Nests

 

Works by Nadalian in USA

 

Works in Iran

 

Living Fish

 

Hidden Treasures: An Art Exhibition for next Millenniums  Persian

 

 

Anahita: The Goddess of Fertility

 

Works in Selected Countries
 

Nuclear energy

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

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
[Iran]

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


Educations      Travels      Books    Nadalian works in Book and Press    Awards    Exhibitions  Conference and articles      Teaching

He was born in 1963, in Iran (Sangsar). He began his art activities in 1979s.  His early works at school were cartoon drawings and caricatures.  

Educations

In 1983 he entered the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University,  studying for a Bachelor Degree in the field of Painting (BA).  He completed his studies in1988.  In 1991 he began studies at Mphil/ Ph.D. level at the University of Central England (UCE).  His research focused on "The Impact of Mysticism on Art".  He completed his studies in 1995 and was awarded a Ph.D. degree.

Travels

During university years he traveled extensively to all parts of Iran and prepared more than 10000 slides from various aspects of  Persian culture, social life, customs and art (paintings, architecture, mural decoration, folk art and handicrafts). These activities affected the subject matter and style of his drawings and paintings.

In 1990 he went to France and stayed for two years in Paris, studying aspects of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Greek, African and European Modern art at different museums. Most of the work done in France was cartoon drawings.

 

 

After his PhD study, in 1996, he went back to his homeland Iran and started carved stones and focused on environmental art. In spring, summer and most holidays he lives in his garden home in Poloor (a village 65 K.M. from Tehran) and enjoys collecting stones, which he considers to be ready made sculptures. 

From the year 2000 he started to travel to many countries in Middle East, Europe, US, Asia and preformed his environmental art project.  His environmental art project include the carving on rocks that can be seen in many countries such as  Italy, Germany, USA, Spain, France, Uzbekistan, Lebanon and his homeland Iran. 

A number of small carved stones by Nadalian have been hidden or buried in different countries such as: Australia, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt,  Greece, UK,  Finland,  Morocco,  South Korea, Japan, Ireland, India, China, Russia, Brazil,  Uzbekistan, France,  USA,  ... These mostly show images of fish and human hand and foot traces and animals.  

Books

Human life was  the main subjects of his early  works. His early works were published as a collection of drawings, by J.D.H.Z of Tehran University in 1987.  The second collection of his drawings, "Ahmad Nadalian" was published by Barg Press in 1993.  He has also illustrated four books of poetry and stories for children.

1987   "Didar (Vision)"   (A collection of drawing)  Published by J.D.H.Z of Tehran University.  

 1993  "A collection of drawings by Ahmad Nadalian”.  Published by Barg Press. 

During his Ph.D. studies he showed interest in cartoon drawing. "A Collection of Cartoon Drawings; Research: By Ahmad Nadalian" was published by The University of Central England in Birmingham in 1994 (ISBN- 1- 869954- 35-1).

Nadalian works in Books and Press

Nadalian has been introduced as one of the world's leading environmental artists by Edward Lucie Smith in his recent book Art Tomorrow He was also chosen for the book "The most exciting Contemporary Artists (a work of 7 years and much travels in the world) by Gottfried Junker.   In addition many catalogues and journals and newspaper introduce his environmental works.

Awards

Project of . A. Nadalian has been awarded a Netdays Europe 2002 label. Netdays Europe is an initiative of the European Commission. It's objective is to raise awareness of the use of new technologies in the areas of education and culture and to encourage the creation of projects which demonstrate excellent pedagogical content.  Netdays labels are only awarded to good quality projects. In recognition of this, the European Commission is delighted to award project of Dr. Nadalian with a Netdays label.

After carving the Rock of Fairies in south of France Nadalian receive the medal of Ramatuelle city

óAfter the participation in the Third Tashkent international Biennale Nadalian win the Grand Prize of   Biennale. The Third Tashkent international Biennale opened in the 1st October 2005.  75 artists from 26 countries presented their works in this biennale. These were by artists from Greece,  France, United States, Spain Germany, Denmark, Poland, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Malaysia... and states neighboring Uzbekistan.  Work by Nadalian  consisted a video installation and was based on his environmental works.

Exhibitions

His environmental art, videos, multimedia, installations drawings, paintings, reliefs (stone carvings) and fabric have been exhibited in 16 individual exhibitions and he has participated in more than 80 group exhibitions.   

In the 50th Biennale of Venice and Nadalian presented his RiverArt project.  Then he was invited to many countries for promoting his environmental art. 

Ahmad Nadalian,s works have been exhibited in many exhibitions around the world as follows:

2007 5th Biennale of Sculptor - Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2007  Environmental Art Project in China

2007  Environmental Art Project in Tajikestan

2007  Contemporary Art in Iran- Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2007 Sand Print at Shahdad Desert,  Kerman Environmental Art Festival

2007 Environmental Art Project at Shahroud

2007 Performance and Environmental Sculptor - 7th Environmental Art Festival at Paradise 

2007 4th New Art Exhibition, Saba Cultural Compelex 

2007 Environmental Art Project - in USA -  Rock Creek River- Washington DC, Kansas City Missouri, New York and  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

2007 Environmental Art Project - in United Arab Emirate

2007 Environmental Art Project - in UK-   London (River Thames),  Chalford (Golden Valley) Stroud River

2007 Environmental Art project Turkey - Istanbul

2007 Environmental Art Project in Kerman  (Meymand,  Stone Garden) and Shiraz (Rahmat Mountain and Siwand)

2007 Carved Stones Hormoz Island- Persian Gulf

2007 Interactive Installation - Print Exhibition-  Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2006  Sand Print-  Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

2006  Carved Stones Wali Asr Street Tehran

2006 Environmentaal Art Zahedan

2006 Goddess of Fertility, “Verdearte”  Pescia (PT- Tuscany)  Italy

2005 Thirsty Fish, Seattle - USA

2005  Export of Culture , Hidden Treasure in France and USA

2005  Carved Stones, Modern Art,  Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2005  Third Tashkent Biennale  - Uzbekistan

2005  Interactive Multimedia, Nature in the East,  Khial Gallery, Saba Cultural Complex

2005  Carved Stones- Second Exhibition of Quran , Niavaran Cultural Complex

2005  L'Eau Partagee: Exhibition,  in South of France (La Mole, Gogolin - Toulon)

2005  Carved Stones  Artitude Gallery, Paris

2005  Hidden Treasure,  New York-  Manhattan, and  Seattle - Bottle

2005  Environmental Works,  Seine river ,  Paris

2005  Interactive Multimedia, in group Exhibition of Difficult Start, Member of Association of Iranian Painters

2005 Interactive Multimedia in the exhibition of Masterpiece of Persian Painting, Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2004  Carving on the Rock of Fairies, Ramatuelle, France

2004  Carving on the Rock of beach in Sant Tropez

2004  Individual exhibition, Carved Stones, Installation, and Performance at Epi Plage (Art- Hotel) South France

2004 Interactive Multimedia work at Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2004  Environmental Installation, Mehr Festival, Isfahan

2004  Unclaimed Language, Installation, Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid

2004 Third New Art Exhibition, Student Union, Tehran University

2004  Individual exhibition, Galleria Portal Mallorca of Spain

2004  Environmental Installation, Purification, Palma, Spain

2004  Individual exhibition, Installation in Can Marques, Mallorca of Spain

2004  Installation & Carved Stones at the Gallery of Artist House

2004  Search for life  Virtual work in the web

2004 Multimedia Art ant Aluminum exhibition Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan)  

2003 Video Installation of River Art,   50 biennale of Venice-  Italy

2003  Installation  at the Goethe Institute f  Mannheim- Germany

2003  Group Exhibition of Group What is Art? What is Sound? in Luisen Park of  Mannheim- Germany

2003  Lido Still has Fish  in Open 2003 in Lido of Italy

2003  Group exhibition Member of Group 30+   carved stones, Barg Gallery  Tehran.

2003  Group exhibition Member of Group 30+  in Hayart cultural center in Yerevan , Armenia , April

2002 Group exhibition Member of Group 30+  in Zanjan Uninersity, December

2002  Web Art in New Art exhibition at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

2002  Individual exhibition , carved stones, installation & Multimedia Art, Barg Gallery  Tehran.

2002  Group exhibition Member of Group 30+   Triennale De Paris:  International d'Art Contemporain

2002   Installation in Orientalism: Inside & Outside: International exhibition of Conceptual Art - Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan)

2002   Group Project in Tochal Mountain with collaboration of Group 30+.

2002  Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Painting, Muscat  Oman

2002   Exhibition of  the Photo of  River Art , Poloor.

2001  Group exhibition Member of Group 30+  at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Museum

 2001 Group  exhibition Member of Group 30+ ,   at the Esfahan Museum of Contemporary Art

2001   Video installation in The First Exhibition of Iranian Conceptual Art at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

2001   Group exhibition , installation,  conceptual art exhibition of Barg Gallery.

2001  Exhibition at the Niavaran Cultural Complex (November )

2001  Individual exhibition, drawing on fabric, paintings, carved Stones & installation - Gallery of the Association of Sculptors and Painters of Lebanon - Beirut .

2001   Group exhibition, carved stones, painting on fabric, Member of Group 30+ Niawaran Cultural Complex

2001  Group exhibition, New Experiences: Members of Society of Iranian painters, Gallery of Iranian artists.

2001   Group exhibition, carved stones, installation and painting,  Member of Group 30+ Niawaran Cultural Complex

2000 Group exhibition, sculpture, The second Biennial of sculptor of Tehran at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
2000 Individual exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, Arya Gallery, Tehran of Tehran.
2000 International Symposium of Sculpture Aley
2000 The fifth biennial of Iranian contemporary painting at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1999 Group exhibition, Painting, Tehran Gallery
1999 Group exhibition, Drawing, Shys Gallery, Tehran
1999 Group exhibition, Painting, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1999 Group exhibition, Drawing, The third exhibition of contemporary drawing, Barg Gallery.
1999 Group exhibition, Drawing, The first international exhibition of drawing of Tehran. at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1998 Group exhibition, Painting Arya gallery, Tehran
1998 Group exhibition for Green frontline (Jebhe-i sabz), Painting Arya gallery, Tehran
1998 Individual exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, Sureh Gallery, Tehran
1998 Group exhibition, painting, Sureh Gallery, Zahedan
1997 Third Biennial of Painting, Tehran
1997 Group exhibition, Painting, Tehran Gallery - Tehran

1996 Group exhibition, Painting, Sureh Gallery - Tehran


1995 Group exhibition, Painting, Bahman Cultural Center - Tehran

1994 Group exhibition, Painting, Exhibition Hall- The University of Central England in Birmingham

1993 Individual exhibition, Carton Drawing- Exhibition Hall- The University of Central England in Birmingham

1986 Individual exhibition, Drawings Shahed Gallery - Tehran
1986 Group exhibition, Painting, Brass House Birmingham

1989 Group exhibition, painting, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1988 Individual exhibition, Paintings and Drawings - Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University

1986 Individual exhibition, Drawings - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1986 Group exhibition, Painting, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts- Tehran University
1986 Group exhibition, Drawings and painting - Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts- Tehran University
1986 Group exhibition, painting, Shahed Gallery - Tehran

1985, Group exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1985, Group exhibition, Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts- Tehran University

1984 Individual exhibition, Paintings and Drawings - Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University

1983 Group exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1982  Individual exhibition, Paintings, Shariati School at Tehran
1982 Group exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1981 Group exhibition, Paintings and Drawings Shariati School at Tehran

Conferences, Lectures and Articles:

Nadalian has taken part in several conferences and seminars and his articles on Persian art and modern European art and its impact on the contemporary art of Iran have been published in different art journals and magazines.

2004  "Iranian Contemporary Art" Conference of Tashkent international Biennale Uzbekistan

2004  "Dialogue of Artists and Scientists with Nature"  presented at the Art Culture Nature conference University of Washington.

2004 Video in Net Aban Gallery- Tehran

2004  Virtual Interaction,  Galeria Portals  Mallorca Spain.

2003  New Art: Challenges and Approaches,  Film Magazine 

2002  Land Art: Unity of Human and Nature

2002  "Web Art" presented in Conference of New Art Exhibition at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

2002 "How Cultures Blossom"  presented at the Conference of the 8th  General Meeting of International Association of Residential Arts Centers in Helsinki of Finland.

2002  "Conceptual Art from Beginning up to Today. presented at the Arasbaran Cultural center

2002  "Safavid Art and its impact on Contemporary art. In conference of Orientalism: Inside & Outside: International exhibition of Conceptual Art - Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan)

2001  "Conceptual Art in Iran"  Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art  It will be unpublished.

2001   “An Attempt to Understand Conceptual Art”  presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

2000  "Critic of Visual Art Center of Ministry of Islamic culture and Guidance" 

2000 “The Painting of Islamic World”,  (About The First International Painting Biennial Of The Islamic World) , It will be unpublished.

2000 “Iranian Art In The Mirror Of American Art (P.D. Movement)”, It will be unpublished.

2000 “An Attempt to Understand Postmodern Art”, presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and published in Nagsh No. 3.

2000  “Crises of Modernism in the West and its Impact on Contemporary Iranian Painting”, presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and published in Daneshvar magazine No. 28.

2000 “Global Modernism or Iranian Identity”, presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

1999 " The Bird of Celestical Garden (Peacock) ",  published in Daneshvar magazine,  No 25.

1999 “An Analysis of Contemporary Iranian Drawing”, presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

1999  “An Introduction To Persian Mural Decorations”, published online

1999 “An Analysis of Contemporary Iranian Miniature Painting (Negargari)”, abstract of the article published online.

1999  " The Signification of Persian New Year (Norouz) and Its Reflection in Persian Art " , published online.

1999 “Critique of the Activities of the Visual Art Center of the Iranian Ministry of Islamic Art and Guidance”, unpublished article.

1998 “Shamss (The Sun)”, printed in Shahed University’s Daneshvar magazine No 21.

1998 “Lost Values: A Comparative Study of Contemporary and Traditional Iranian Paintings”, printed in Faslnameh-ye Honar-e Tajassomi ,  No 1.

1998 “The Social and Historical Background of Modern Art”, presented at the Faculty of Art in Zahedan

1998 “The Impact of the Islamic Revolution in the Development of Contemporary Iranian Painting”, published by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. published by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tajdid-e Misaq.

1998  “The Islamic Revolution in Contemporary Iranian Painting”, presented at an exhibition in Esfahan

1997 “The Symbolic Meaning of Persian Art”, presented at the Talar-e Aftab in Semnan.

1997 “The Role of Iranian Ancient Religion in the Development Of Persian Art”, presented at the Talar-e Ejtemaat in Zahedan.

1997 “The Spiritual Meaning of Persian Painting”, presented at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and published in Mahnameh Honarhay-i tajasomi  No. 55

1997 “The Characteristic of Contemporary Miniature Painting”, presented during a panel discussion at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

1997 “The Influence of Mysticism on the Decorative Features of the Mosques of Esfahan”, presented at the Conference Mosque Architecture, Esfahan.

1996 “ Image In Monotheism Religions “The Image in Monotheistic Religions”, presented at the second Seminar on Arts and Humanities Ph.D. students in the Birmingham (UK).

1995 Vision of Heart Or Pupil of Eye:  A Study On The Perspective And Its Developments in Persian Mural Decorations, presented at the first Seminar on Arts and Humanities by Ph.D. students in the , Sheffield (UK)

1984 “An Analysis of Children Paintings”, published in J. D. of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University No 1. 

Teaching

He taught drawing and art history (the pre-university foundation course) from 1984 to 1990 at the Faculty of Art Tehran University and Shahed School of Arts in Tehran. From 1987 to 1990 he was a tutor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University. From 1988 to 1992 he also  taught drawing and art history at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University, Alzahra University and Faculty of Art at the Islamic Azad University at a graduate level.  He is currently teaching at the Faculty of Art in Shahed University of Tehran.

 

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