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Abbas Akhavan

Born in 1977, Tehrān, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Lives and works in Montréal, Canada


Abbas Akhavan’s practice involves a receptive contextualisation of the sites and architectures within which his installations are located; the institutions, economies, visitorship or communities surrounding, experiencing, or being experienced by his work. Akhavan is interested in domestic spaces, such as the home, the backyard and the garden, and the fluctuation between two polarities: hospitality and hostility. The artist often considers his work ‘studies’, pointing both to the works ephemerali...Read more