Artista, MIA Fair 2023 @ Ag

Ali Ahadi, Shit Hi, 2018

Courtesy: Artist and Ag Galerie

Digital photo, wooden frame, lace
Digital photo, wooden frame, lace
Dimensioni / Size: 23.3X35X4.5 CM
Edizione / Edition: 1/3
Prezzo / Price: 1100

A permeable barrier of black lace mesh stretches against the facade of numerous photographic and text-based images in the exhibition. Visitors are called to engage with a series of flat monopatterns, behind each of which resides a different image and text, which in order to be viewed, require a persistent look from their beholder, perhaps similar to that of a voyeur.The veiled images and texts circumscribe the art attendant’s condition of vision within the long-standing dichotomization of, and reciprocity between, human excrement and gold, as two extremes of a polar value system in art (and beyond). The exhibition attempts to address the state of today’s semiotic problem in which contemporary regimes of image-production condition the individual and group subject’s relationship to the “ideological real”. Correspondingly, “گُه بله آکادمی” concerns the contingent relations between the art object and possibilities of meaning, aspiring to locate signification and objecthood in an internally contradictory scenery – a contradistinction between “gold” and “shit” induced by the intervention of homogenizing patterns of lace.
With the increasing rise of right-wing populism and the striking return of nationalism all across the globe, it is of an imperative for contemporary arts to properly account for the stakes of scrutinizing the mechanisms that condition human vision today. The works in “گُه بله آکادمی” focus on how contemporary art could seize to address the ways in which the optico-political apparatuses engage in transforming the “shit” of what is shown into the “gold” of what is viewed today.

A permeable barrier of black lace mesh stretches against the facade of numerous photographic and text-based images in the exhibition. Visitors are called to engage with a series of flat monopatterns, behind each of which resides a different image and text, which in order to be viewed, require a persistent look from their beholder, perhaps similar to that of a voyeur.The veiled images and texts circumscribe the art attendant’s condition of vision within the long-standing dichotomization of, and reciprocity between, human excrement and gold, as two extremes of a polar value system in art (and beyond). The exhibition attempts to address the state of today’s semiotic problem in which contemporary regimes of image-production condition the individual and group subject’s relationship to the “ideological real”. Correspondingly, “گُه بله آکادمی” concerns the contingent relations between the art object and possibilities of meaning, aspiring to locate signification and objecthood in an internally contradictory scenery – a contradistinction between “gold” and “shit” induced by the intervention of homogenizing patterns of lace.
With the increasing rise of right-wing populism and the striking return of nationalism all across the globe, it is of an imperative for contemporary arts to properly account for the stakes of scrutinizing the mechanisms that condition human vision today. The works in “گُه بله آکادمی” focus on how contemporary art could seize to address the ways in which the optico-political apparatuses engage in transforming the “shit” of what is shown into the “gold” of what is viewed today.


Ali Ahadi

Canada/Iran @ Canada/Iran
https://www.aliahadi.com/

ALI AHADI (Tehran, 1984)

EDUCATION
2022, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Concentration in Continental Philosophy & Visual Art), University of British Columbia
2012 MFA in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia,
2007 BFA in Photography, Art and Architecture Faculty, Azad University of Central Tehran

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 GOH Ballet Academy (Shit Yes Academy)“, Ag Galerie, Tehran Iran
2016 ”This, too, is not [ ].“, Lajevardi Foundation & The New Media Society, Tehran Iran
2012 ”Warning Use By Other Than Registered Owner Prohibited By Law“, AMS Art Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2012 ”Here There Nowhere, Flaccid Means Without End“, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2007 ”Off the Record“, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran Iran

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 ”Intervals, FWAR“, Ferndale Washington
2013 ”Ten Thousand Suns, Satellite Gallery“, Vancouver British Columbia
2013 ”Encyclonospace Iranica“, Access Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2013 ”MONOMANIA“, Trench Contemporary Art gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2013 ”Hold Them Up in Good Light“, Access Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2013 ”Warning Use by Other than Registered Owner Prohibited by Law“, ”dadabasenyc.com: Permanent Web-based Visual Arts exhibition“
2012 ”Hail to the destroyers“, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2011 ”Where Nothing is in its Place Lies Disorder“, Koerner Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2011 ”Picturing Intuition“, AMS Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
2008 ”Fanoosphoto“, Permanent Web-based Visual Art Exhibition, Tehran Iran
2007 ”Art Directory of the Middle East“, web-based Visual Art Exhibition, Dubai UAE
2007 ”The 4th Iranian Festival of Marine Photos“, Public Relations Gallery, Tehran Iran
2007 ”The 2nd Fanoos Film & Slideshow Festival“: The short film named The Encyclopedia Of Shabdolazimica was appreciated in Creative Works section, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran Iran
2006 ”Image of the Year“, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran Iran
2006 ”The 2nd Annual Golestan Photography Festival“, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran Iran

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS / CATALOGS
2019 ”Goh Ballet Academy“, Exhibition Publication, Essays and Monograph by Gareth James, Mo Salemy, Matt Browning, and Ali Ahadi, Ag Gallery – (Book) 2018-2019 Gareth James, Essay for the ”Goh Ballet Academy“ Exhibition, Ag Galerie Publication (Upcoming)
2018-2019 Matt Browning, Essay for the ”Goh Ballet Academy“ Exhibition, Ag Galerie Publication Upcoming (2018-2019) Mohammad Salemy, Essay for the ”Goh Ballet Academt“ Exhibition, Ag Galerie Publication (Upcoming)
2017 ”Metaphoric approach to a metonymic displacement“, Ali Ahadi, Photography Magazine, Tehran – (Essay)
2013 Kevin Griffin, ”Encyclonospace Iranica: Say Goodbye to the White Cube“, The Vancouver Sun
2012 Cayley Malo, ”Ali Ahadi, Here There Nowhere, Flaccid Means Without End“, Decoy Magazine, Vancouver Brit- ish Columbia
2012 Mohammad Salemy, ”Language and the Eventuality of the Avant-garde“, Hail to the Destroyers, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, p. 3-5
2012 Mohammad Salemy, ”Cyclical Rejection & Viral Transformation A literal reading of Ali Ahadi’s recent work Warning Use by Other than Registered owner Prohibited by Law“
2012 Ahmad Tabrizi, ”On Here There Nowhere, Flaccid Means Without End“, Grunt Gallery Journal, Vancouver
2014 ”Membering and Remembering: collectivity and the question of meaning“, Ali Ahadi, ‘Dialectic of Fail ure’, West Vancouver Museum Publication, Vancouver British Columbia - )Book Essay(
2014 ”Three Metamorphosis of Spirit in Reverse: On Control and Semantic Institutions“, Ali Ahadi, Payam Mofidi’s Exhibition ‘Cohesive Disorder’, Asar Art Gallery Publication, Tehran Iran - )Book Essay(
2011 ”Talk“, Iranian Journal of Visual Arts, Self Portrait Special Issue, Issue.3, Tehran
2011 ”VASA Newsletter“, AHVA Press, Issue. 2, p. 12-14, Vancouver British Columbia- )Interview(
2007 ”The 4th Iranian Festival of Marine Photos“, Exhibition Book: Two photographs and an exhibition essay published, Ports & Maritime, p. 73-74, Tehran
2006 ”The 2nd Annual Golestan Award“, Exhibition Book: One photograph and an exhibition essay published, Silver Sculpture, p. 14-15, Tehran – (Book)

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2017 ”Ibn Battuta Award for Field Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UBC, Dr. Firoz Verjee,
Vancouver
2017 ”Faculty of Graduate Studies Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2016 ”Faculty of Graduate Studies Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2015 ”Artist in residence at Ferndale Writer & Artist Residency“, FWAR, Ferndale Washington
2015 ”Faculty of Graduate Studies Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2014 ”Faculty of Graduate Studies Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2014 Art and Science Award, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec
2013 Nominated for the 2014 Canada Council International Artist Residency, La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
2012 AMS Gallery’s Annual Artist Residency, Vancouver British Columbia
2011 ”Elsie and Audrey Jang Scholarship in Cultural Diversity“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 2011 ”Faculty of Arts Graduate Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2010 ”Faculty of Arts Graduate Award“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2010 ”Roloff Beny Foundation Scholarship“, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
2009 ”Art Directory of Middle East - Photography Prize“, Art East, Dubai UAE
2007 ”The 4th Iranian Festival of Marine Photos“, Public Relations & International Affairs of Ports &
Shipping Organization, Tehran Iran
2006 ”The 2nd Annual Golestan Award“, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran Iran

CONFERENCES / CURATORIAL AND PUBLIC PRACTICES
2018 ”This, too, is not a [ ]“ III, Artist Talk, University of British Columbia
2017 2016 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 Member of the Board of Directors at Vancouver’s Grunt Gallery.
”This, too, is not a [ ]“ II, Artist Talk, The Lajevardi Art Foundation, Tehran, Iran ”This also is not a pipe, Ali Ahadi.“, Artist Talk, University of British Columbia ”What’s the good of this?“, Artist Talk, University of British Columbia
”Incredible Machines: Digitality and the Modern System of Knowledge at the Threshold of the 21st Century“, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver British Columbia
”Guest member of the curatorial and the exhibition selection committee“, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia
”No Rules: Negotiating Art and Deregulation“, Art & Education Symposium, Cooper Union, New York USA


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