Born in Iran in 1978, Nima Nabavi is a self-taught Iranian-American artist who was raised in the United Arab Emirates. 


Even though he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business and was an independent business owner for 20 years – he unexpectedly changed paths in 2016 inspired by the geometric art of his late grandfather. He is now based in Dubai, where he dedicates himself to an art practice driven by a mathematical approach and a contemplative execution of intricate geometries.


Selected solo exhibition include; Duality, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2023)' Visiting, Roswell Museum, New Mexico, USA (2023); 1,2,3, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2018).


Selected group exhibitions include; Geometry and Art in The Modern Middle East, Misk Art Institute Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2023); Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival – ‘Graduate’, Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, UAE (2022); Ways of Seeing Abstraction - Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Palais Populaire, Berlin, Germany (2021); There is Fiction In The Space Between, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2020); Crafting Geometry: Abstract Art from South and West Asia, Sotheby’s, New York, USA (2020); Fragments, Yesterday and Today, Gateway, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2019); Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist #2, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, USA (2019); Horizon, Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah, UAE (2018).


Nima's work is part of private and public collections, including the Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin, Germany and the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE.