Nasrin Iravani Selected for London Art Biennale 2021

Nasrin Iravani

Nasrin Iravani, DDes Candidate

Nasrin Iravani, Doctor of Design candidate, has been selected to have her art featured in the London Art Biennale 2021 award exhibition that gathers contemporary art from all around the world. The exhibition, held at the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall in London, UK, June 30- July 4, 2021 will show the work of over 400 international artists representing countries from across the globe.

Nasrin Iravani has been selected and invited by the committee to represent her home country of Iran with her ceramic work “Mutuality” in the Biennale, said Marie Gagliardi, Biennale Director.

“It is a very prestigious award exhibition, the final participants have been selected by the committee from several thousand submissions,” Gagliardi said. “The selection committee considers Nasrin Iravani a very talented artist and we look forward to her participation at this prestigious event.”

Abstract ceramic by Narin Iravani

“Mutuality,” ceramic by Nasrin Iravani. Artwork dimensions: 18 x 20 x 10 in Image courtesy of Iravani and London Art Biennale 2021.

Iravani’s artwork reframes historical sculptures from a contemporary, cross-cultural perspective.

“By exploring the dialogue between traditional and contemporary art, in many ways, they represent simultaneously the strengths of tradition and modernity elements,” she said. “I juxtapose these concepts to build a bridge between traditional values and modern concepts.”

Iravani is currently working on discovering how computer-aided technologies incorporated into creative art practices. Her recent artwork involves conventional ceramic installations/sculptures, part of which were created with 3D printers and robots. Her research explores how how robotic technology and manufacturing processes can be optimally utilized to create specifically modern ceramic projects.

As a Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation student, Iravani is studying fabrication culture: material and technology. Her work is engaged in a dialogue between traditional Persian art and western contemporary art. She has participated in many national and international art exhibitions and conferences including Artigiano in Fiera Handicraft Exhibition in Milan (Italy), Fitur exhibition Feria Internacional de Turismo in Madrid (Spain), International Integrated Design Camp in Seoul (South Korea), International Handicraft Exhibition in Tehran (Iran), Graduate Student Biennial Exhibition of The Clay Studio in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Content Matters Exhibition of Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Novato, (California), and more. She has a master of fine art in ceramics from the University of Alabama and a BA and MA in handicrafts from the Tehran University of Art.

About the London Art Biennale

The London Art Biennale offers a museum-quality award exhibition organized by one of the oldest art galleries in Chelsea and curated by professionals. The 2019 edition was inaugurated by a member of the Royal Family, Lady Sophie Windsor, and the event was attended by many esteemed guests and collectors. Artists have the opportunity to win numerous awards including monetary prizes of up to a £5,000 GBP. The Biennale’s wide range of awards consists of multiple monetary rewards, subcategory awards, and the opportunity to have worked professionally critiqued by the International Confederation of Art Critics.

The London Art Biennale is a museum-quality award exhibition that gathers contemporary art from around the world. There is no theme for the exhibit thus allowing for all artistic movements to be presented with a focus on a professionally curated journey of art that creates a stimulating yet coherent experience for viewers and collectors.