Born in 1977 in Tehran, Sahand Hesamiyan holds a Bachelor of Sculpture from the University of Tehran. The artist's versatile practice is informed by a profound understanding of construction techniques, culminating in larger than life metal sculptures and small elaborate works on paper. By creating interactive pieces that eclipse the mere repetition and reflection of these traditional forms, Hesamiyan is able to convey his acute technical abilities while taking inspiration from years of craftsmanship and historical concepts.
Embracing the close ties between geometry, mythology, and philosophy, Hesamiyan is focused on extracting traditional elements from these ancient sciences and adapting them for the present and future. His explorations often manifest in the form of complex sculptures, whether they be freestanding objects or multifaceted wall installations. As a master of designing structural systems, Hesamiyan reinterprets Yazdibandi and Rasmibandi which are historic design methods utilized in the interior ornamentation of domes in Persian architecture.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Majaz, BLOK Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Geometry, Dastan Outside, Tehran, Iran (2017); Frame Reference, Sam Art, Tehran, Iran (2015); Tavizeh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran, Iran (2015); Khalvat, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2014); Sulook, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2013); Memory Lives On, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2011); Do You See Me!,Ave Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2008).
He has taken part in the Jameel Prize 4 exhibition organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum that traveled to the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakstan (2017); the Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, Korea (2017); and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2016).
Other selected group exhibitions include There Is Fiction In The Space Between, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2020); The Spark Is You, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2019); Nine Iranian Artists in London: THE SPARK IS YOU, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2019); 8th Annual of Iranian Contemporary Art, Persbook, Yazd, Iran (2018);The International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia (2018); Beyond Boundaries, Art by Email,Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2017); LTR:RTL, Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran (2017); Centerfold: Spring of Recession, Sazmanab Center, Tehran, Iran (2015); Iran Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015); The Blue Route,Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France (2014); The Blue Route, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Summer Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2012), to name a few.
Hesamiyan currently lives and works in Tehran.
- Kanoon II, 2020
- The Spark Is You: Parasol unit in Venice, 2019
- Majaz 1, 2017
- Gole Ayneh, 2016
- Tavizeh (Print), 2015
- Khalvat (Paper Maquette with Outer Layer), 2014
- Khalvat (Metal Prototype without Outer Layer), 2014
- Khalvat (Wall Sculpture Side View), 2014
- Unknown II, 2013
- Sulook I, 2012
- Me As A Lion, As A Hero, 2010
THERE IS FICTION IN THE SPACE BETWEEN23 Mar - 30 Jul 2020The Third Line is pleased to present There Is Fiction In The Space Between , a group exhibition celebrating the gallery’s fifteenth anniversary. This exhibition draws on the breadth of...Read more
KHALVATSahand Hesamiyan 19 Nov 2014 - 31 Jan 2015The Third Line is pleased to present Khalvat, Sahand Hesamiyan’s first solo show in the UAE. Sahand’s practice primarily explores contemporary sculptural directions, which take cue from Islamic architecture and...Read more