Haftsamar Art Gallery Oct Nov 2012 Mina Nouri 02
Solo Exhibitions (at Tehran-Iran)
Self Portrait by Mina Nouri - 2007
2010 Homa Art Gallery, Chalcography and Painting
2009 Assar Art Gallery, Chalcography
2007 Haft Samar Gallery, Painting & Chalcography
2002 Haft Samar Gallery, Chalcography
2000 Aria Gallery, Painting
1996 Haft Samar Gallery, Painting & Monoprint
1994 Seyhoun Gallery, Painting & Monoprint
1991 Seyhoun Gallery, Painting
1978 Iran-America Society, Painting
1977 Litho Gallery, Xylography
1975 Tehran Gallery, Painting
1971 Ghandriz Gallery, Painting
Group Exhibitions (Printmaking)
2011 Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 8th International Triennial of Printmaking-AMAC-Chamalieres, France
2010 Mellat Art Gallery, Chalcography, Tehran, Iran
2009 The Ninth International Biennial of Engraving, Acqui Terme, Italy
2008 Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Painting-Chalcography, "The Greatest Show of the Year", Tehran, Iran
2007 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the First Biennial of Printmaking, Xylography- Chalcography, Tehran, Iran
2006 The Seventh International Triennial of printmaking-AMAC-Chamalieres, France
2003 la Scuola Italiana di Tehran, Chalcography, Iran
1999 Aria Art Gallery, Chalcography, Tehran, Iran
1999 Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Monoprint, Tehran, Iran
1998 Sabz Art Gallery, Monoprint, Tehran, Iran
1997 The Ninth Triennial of Contemporary Art,Monoprint, New Delhi, India
1996 Aria Art Gallery, Monoprint, Tehran, Iran
1994 Haft Samar Gallery,Painting-Monoprint, Tehran, Iran
1979 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Xylography-Painting, Iran
1975 Istituto Statale d'Arte Urbino, Xylography, Italy
Group Exhibitions (Painting)
2004 Vahdat Hall, Tehran Art Expo, Iran
2004 Contemporary Art of Iran, Geneva, Switzerland
2003 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sixth Biennial of Contemporary Painting, Tehran, Iran
2001 Iranian Artists' Forum, "Imagery in the Iranian Painting", Tehran, Iran
2000 Exhibition of Modern Persian Art, the Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Maryland, USA
2000 Atrium Gallery, "The Silent Brush", Washington DC, USA
2000 The Center of Iranian Modern Arts, New York, USA
2000 International Artexpo, New York, USA
1999 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the First Tehran International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Iran
1995 Khavaran Cultural Center, Tehran,Iran
1994 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Second Biennial of Iranian Painters, Iran
1993 Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, Iran
1992 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the First Biennial of Iranian Painters, Iran
1991 The International Fair Ground, the First Specialized Export Exhibition of Painting, Tehran, Iran
1988 Karpay Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1984 Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran, Iran
1980 The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran
1978 Iran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1974 Ghandriz Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1975-1996 Member of Faculty at Isfahan University of Art and Tehran University of Arts.
A Practical Study of Serigraphy (Silk screen), 2006 Fourth Edition, 2001 Third Edition, 1992 Second Edition, 1981 First Edition
Printmaking, The Chalcography Technique, 1995 First Edition.
Printmaking, The Chalcography Technique, 2011 2nd Edition.
The Etchings of Mina Nouri, 2002 First Edition.
Genesi della forma written by Mario Arnaboldi and Enrico Garbagnati, Published by University of Art, 2001 Second Edition, 1994 First Edition,Tehran, Iran.
Overview and History
Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.
Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.
But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.
In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.
The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.
The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."
Mehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.
Tehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.
The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.
Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.
People and Culture
More than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.
Things to do, Recommendations
Take the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.
If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.
Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.
Tehran is also full of museums such as:
the Contemporary Art Museum
the Abghine Musuem (glass works)
the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museum
the museum of carpets (!!!)
Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniatures
and most stunning of all,
the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.
Text by Steve Smith.