Shahriar Asdollah - Zadeh

Design-based sculpture/installation artist B.F.A, PGDIP F.A (Distinction) Asdollah-Zadeh is an Auckland based sculpture and installation artist.

He is of Iranian/Filipino descent, born in the Philippines and raised in New Zealand. In 2004 Asdollah-Zadeh moved to Israel where he lived for two years, this greatly influenced his practice. He moved back to New Zealand in 2006 to study at Elam school of fine art. He completed his Post Graduate diploma at Elam in 2010. He particularly works with design based large scale sculptures, light based objects, video and installation works.

Asdollah-Zadeh's art practice and academic research has mainly focused around diaspora and migration of local and global displaced communities in the Middle East and the West. His current research is focused around place/displacement, diaspora/migration and community.

Recent exhibtion projects include: Poznan Academy of Fine Art in Poland 'Stand up' international group show 2009, Whangarei Art Museum 'Ey Iran' international group show 2009, Media Interdisciplinary Centre in Auckland 'The truth behind the persecution' group show 2009, George Fraser Gallery in Auckland 'The revolution has not yet succeeded' group show 2010, Whangarei Art Museum 'Credo and Quest' retrospective show 2010, Media Interdisciplinary Centre in Auckland 'The revolution continued: what lays in the abyss it has created' 2011, Snake Pit in Auckland 'Persepolis' 2012, Mangere Arts Centre in Auckland 'Globalising Wall' group show 2012, Finalist at the Waikato contemporary award exhibition 2013, Papakura art Gallery in Auckland 'Fear Faith and Persian Pop' 2013, The Film Archive in Auckland 'The revolution continued: the metamorphosis of memory' 2014, Enjoy Public Art Gallery in Wellington, group show 'The Screen' 2014.

Selected Exhibitions

Passionate Instincts, Physics Room, Christchurch
The Hive Hums With Many Minds, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau

2014 The Screen, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington