Mamali Shafahi

Exhibited Artist

Mamali Shafahi (b. 1982, Tehran, Iran) studied photography and film in Tehran and pursued his studies in fine arts in France. His work brings together diverse media: drawing, painting, photography, film, installation, and performance, in long-term, themed projects. As a project progresses, it may give rise to intermediate exhibitions in various media at different stages. Shafahi’s earlier works dealt with taboos and stereotypes, fame and narcissism, intimacy and intruding into private spaces. Whether through delving into personal boundaries or apparent political themes, the thread that runs through all of his oeuvre is the question of identity, its roots, and its representation. Shafahi is particularly concerned with how technology has transformed our lives and our perception of reality. Frequent curatorial projects with other artists such as Neil Beloufa, Katja Novitskova, and Florian Auer among others, nourished and enriched his practice. Shafahi has held numerous exhibitions in Iran and throughout the world, including France, the US, the UK, the Netherlands, and the UAE. He lives and works between Paris and Tehran.