Foundation

The Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam Foundation was created in Rome in 2017 following the wish of the Artist and his sons. Its goal is to spark a wide public interest and a modern understanding of Vaziri’s visual arts, promoting and protecting the artworks through archive’s project and publication of a catalogue raisonné.

The aim of the Foundation is also to organize exhibitions and set up cultural activities in the field of music and visual arts, whilst constantly carrying out research and conservation activities of the artist’s works. The Foundation benefits from an artistic heritage of priceless historic value with a wide selection of works in different media, original documents and materials related to Vaziri’s life and work…

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Palma Bucarelli, director of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) in Rome, at G.Lester Gallery, 1963
Painting the work that won the Art Prize of the Italian Prime Minister Segni on the occasion of the National Art Competition «Marina di Ravenna» in Ravenna, Italy, 1959

Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam

Mohsen Vaziri was born in Tehran on 27th July 1924.

In 1943 having first studied for the diploma of the Agricultural Institute, he enrolled in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran, attending for three years. At the same time he worked as an illustrator of books of folk tales.

In 1952 he held his first solo exhibition at the Iran-America Society of Tehran. In the mid 1950’s he moved to Rome and graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1958. In April 1956 Vasiri opened his first Italian exhibition, showing his figurative paintings at the Galleria d’arte Portonovo in Rome.

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Projects

Our aim is also to organize exhibitions and set up cultural activities in the field of music and visual arts, whilst constantly carrying out research and conservation activities of the artist’s works.

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News & Exhibitions

15 Jun 18

Exhibitions, News

Geometric Reliefs. Solo show at Etemad Gallery in Tehran

28 Feb 18

Exhibitions, News

Düsseldorf solo show at Setareh Gallery