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About Afsoon


Afsoon is an Iranian artist. She spent her childhood in Iran and youth in California before settling in London in 1988. Her nomadic life is reflected in her work where East merges with West, and the result is simultaneously familiar and foreign.

Afsoon is unafraid to combine text and images as well as various techniques such as linocut, photography, collage and etching in a single piece. Though her art is frequently deeply personal, it contains multiple meanings and speaks to different people in a myriad of ways. Despite the layered interpretations and methods, her work is not convoluted and the viewer is easily engaged as her art can be humorous, playful and sophisticated all at once.

Her works have been extensively exhibited and can be found worldwide in prominent collections and museums, including the British Museum, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum), and the Berger/YSL Collection amongst others.



Persian Expression, Shirin Gallery, New York, USA April 2016

Traveling Birds and the Flags of Dharma, The Long Gallery London Oct 2013

Once upon a Time, 127 Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco. April 2013- May 2013 (showed work inspired by my residency in Marrakech)

Icons of the 4 corners, Xerxes Gallery, London, England,March 2011- May 2011 (showed The Icons of the 4 Corner Series)

The Fairy Tale Continues, LTMH Gallery, New York,USA, Nov 2010-Dec 2010 (Showed the Fairy Tale Icons series)

Asia House, London, England – Part of the 30 years of solitude season, November 2008 (Showed the series of Persian Speaking Objects)

Foreign Press Association Club, London, England – Persian New Year celebration, May 2007 (Showed the Conference of the Birds series)



Marrakech Biennales, Morocco. Feb 2014-March 2014

IV Splitgraphic International graphic art Biennial, Split, Croatia Oct -Dec 2009

The 28th biennial of graphic arts, International Center of Graphic   Arts.Ljubljana, Slovenia Sep-Dec 2009


Group Exhibitions and Auctions:

A Bridge Between You and Everything. Group show. High Line Nine Gallery NYC. 8th of November- 15th December 2019

Making the Postcard Women’s Imaginarium.Group show. Willesden Gallery. London. Oct 2019

We Grow into the Forest. Group show. Art Pavilion. London March 2019

In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art. LACMA Los Angeles County Museum.6th of May- 9th of September  2018

The World is my Home, Advocartsy. Los Angeles. California May 20th-June 10th 2018

In Einem Fernen, Fernen Land.  Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany 29th April- 16th of September

Two Women show. Afsoon and Paula Rego, De Queeste Art Belgium April 8th– May 6th 2018

Abolish 153 Kuwait April 2018

In a Country Far Far Away, Art Pavillion London 1st-17th of March 2018

Women and War Festival London 4-30th July 2017

I AM, Jourdan National Gallery of Fine Arts, and traveled to St Martin-in –the-Fields London and various USA Venues April 2017- 2019

Abolish 153 Kuwait. May 2017

Iranian Voices at the British Museum Nov 2016- April 2017

Traditions at the Art Pavilion, London Feb 1st to 19th

Art Brief III at the Advocartsy, Los Angeles, CA Feb 9th to 19th

The Ocean can be yours, Gerald Moore Gallery, London Feb 11th to April 29th

Allusive Moment, MiM Gallery LA , USA, June-July 2011

Lointains Souvenirs, 127 Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco, May-June 2016

Vinyle Icons, Newcastle, England April-June 2016

Persian Colours, Shirin Gallery, New York, USA, January 2016

Paper Conversations, Hafiz Gallery, Jeddah, KSA, Decemner 2015-January 2016

Mirage, Haleh Gallery, Munich, Germany Sep-Nov 2015

Al Mutanabbi street Starts Here, Group Exhibition at Harold F. Johnson Library Center.Hampshire College USA June- September 2015

“Opening Up”, Group Ehibition, Francis Boeske Project, Amsterdam. Jan-Feb 2015

Fem.Pluriel, group show in Dar Bellarj in Marrakech. Oct 2014-April 2015

Les Portraits, Epi Plage. Saint-Tropez, France, July 2014

AYYAM Auction, Dubai, UAE ,January 2014

The Wise Men of the East, The British Museum, London Oct 2013-April 2014

Women collectors, Women artists. 2Q13 Lloyds Club . London. September 2013 –Dec 2013

Foto Fever. Paris, Brussels. Oct 2013 and Nov 2013

ROOTS, Haleh Gallery,Munich Germany, Sept 2013-Nov 2013

Iran Eternel, Epi Plage. Saint-Tropez, France. August 24-Aug 31st 213

I Ran with Iran, Galerie Nicolas Hugo, Paris, France, Oct 2012-Dec 2012

AYYAM Auction, Dubai, UAE, Oct 2012

Christies Auction, Dubai, UAE, Oct 2012

The Horse”from Arabia to Royal Ascot, The British Museum, May 24-Sept 30th 2012

The Queen’s Jubilee exhibition,The Pump House Gallery, London, June 5th-June 24th 2012

Ayyam Auction, Dubai, UAE, May 2012

Christies Auction, Dubai, UAE, April 2012

Interaction.Art & Media, AB Gallery,Lucerne, Switzerland, Oct 2011-Dec 2011

Jasmin Orientalischer Sommer, Sabine Knust gallery,Munich,Germany,
July 2011- Sept 2011

LTMH Summer show, New York, USA, June 2011-Aug 2011

Popli Foundation Auction, London, England, June 2011

Christies Auction, Dubai, UAE, April 2011

Bonhams Auction, Dubai, UAE, April 2011

COMMON THREADS, Al Serkal Heritage House, Dubai, UAE, March 2011-April 2011 Art Dubai,UAE, Feb 2011

The Dropped Pearls, Uusi Kipina Gallery, Lahti, Finland, Dec 2010-Jan2011

Concerning Angels, Janet Rady Fine Arts, London, England, Dec 2010

One Night With Rostam, London,Dec 2010

Abu Dhabi Art fair,UAE, Nov 2010

Magic of Persia Auction, UAE Nov 2010

Istanbul Art Fair, Turkey,Nov 2010

Iran Today, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Koln, Germany, Nov 2010-Dec 2010

“400 Women”, London, England, Oct 2010-Nov 2010

AAF, London, England, Oct 2010

Iran Today, Il Gabbiana Gallery, Rome, Italy, July 2010-Sept 2010

The Art Flexum, International artist Colony, Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary, July 2010

Art in Marylebone, London, England, June 2010

The 5th International Ex Libris contest of Biblioteca di Bodio Lomnago Italy, April 2010

In a Different Light Artists from Iran, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, England, June 2009-July 2009

Chrysalid, Amelia Johnson Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, June 2009-Aug 2009

Magic of Persia art auction, Dubai, UAE, April 2009

The Drawing Process, Green Cardamom Gallery, London, England, June 2008-Aug 2008

The Artroutes ,Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, England, Oct 2008-Nov 2008

Magic of Persia art auction, Dubai, UAE, November 2007

London Print Studio, London, England, Summer Show 2007

London Print Studio, London, England, October 2006


The British Museum, London, (Department: Middle East)

La Fondation Pierre Berge, Paris, France

Sabanci Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

SPM.Salsali Private Museum,UAE,

Farjam Collection, UAE



In the Fields of Empty Days. The Interesection of Past and Present in Iranian Art. Linda Komaroff 2018

Contemporary Iranian Art, From the street to the studio, By Talinn Grigor, 2014

The Horse,From Arabia to Royal Ascot. The British Museum Press, London 2012

New York Times editorial page, January 6th/2010

“Pearls on the Ocean Floor”, a documentary by Robert Adanto. 2010

“The 28th biennial of graphic arts, International Center of Graphic Arts” Ljubljana, Slowenia 2009

“Different/Sames. New perspective in Contemporary Iranian Art.” By Hossein Amirsadeghi, Thames & Hudson 2009

Green Cardamom; “Drawn from Life”, part one, Drawing Process. Catalogue. 2008

Artroutes; “A major exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern Art” Catalogue. 2008


Various international magazines and periodicals (list available upon request)

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