Avish Khebrehzadeh (b. 1969. Iranian - American) studied painting at the Academy of fine arts in Rome and has lived and worked in Tehran and Rome before moving to Washington DC, USA where she is currently based.

 

Her work explores the power of figures and their multifaceted narrative aspect in a multitude of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, film as well as video projections onto drawings and paintings. 

 

Solo exhibitions of her work have appeared around the globe in institutions such as National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Victoria and Albert museum (London), MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, MAXXI (National Museum of 21st century Arts, Rome, Italy), and MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia) Her work has been featured in the in 50th Venice Biennale 2003, where she received the Golden Lion Award for the best Young Italian Artist.  6th Istanbul Biennale 1999, the 5th Liverpool Biennale in 2008, the 8th Site Santa Fe Biennale (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and the inaugural exhibition of MAXXI, Rome’s first museum of 21st century art. 

 

Khebrehzadeh's works have been included in prestigious Institutional collections such as MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome), Albertina Museum (Vienna, Austria), MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, Rhode Island), MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Italy), and GAM museum in Turin, Italy.