Mahmoud Bakhshi (b. 1976, Tehran, Iran) has a BFA in Sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran. His work has been exhibited in the 56th Venice Biennale at Iran’s national pavilion. Bakhshi’s works are acquired by numerous collections around the world, including those of Tate Modern, Devi Art Foundation, and Thaddaeus Ropac. He won the second prize at the 3rd Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial held at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center and received the honorary award of the 2nd Sculpture Biennial held at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Bakhshi also won the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, after which he was granted the privilege of holding an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London. He was also the artist in residence in Rijksakademie for 2 years. He currently lives and works between Tehran and Amsterdam.