Ali Meer Azimi (Iran) works with various mediums from installations to audio design and texts. In his practice he studies the structures of images in Iranian modern history of art considering politics and military from a cinematic point of view.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Ali intends to consider the question of how it might be possible to bear witness collectively as a political form of art practice.

Ali has participated in: Ashkal Alwan’s 2016-17 Home Workspace in Beirut; Shifting Panoramas, the Feldfünf-Goethe Institute residency in 2018 in Berlin; and the 2020 DAAD programme also in Berlin. He was one of the three artists participating in the Iranian national pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). His group exhibitions include When Legacies Become Debts, The Mosaic Rooms, London (2019); Space Edits (The Trouble with Language), Beirut Art Center (2018); The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) Finalist Exhibition, Bonhams, London (2017); and Accentism, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck (2017). His most recent solo shows took place in Argo Factory in Tehran and Liste Art Fair Basel.

Ali is based in Tehran, where he studied graphic design and computer engineering.


MOP Foundation


Winter 2023


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