Amir H. Fallah spent his formative years in California. Working with a range of media including painting, sculpture and installation, the artist uses a brilliant palate and found objects often in constructions he calls 'forts'. For the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Fallah showed Watch Tower (2009), an installation that included a series of paintings and a two-storey 'fort' within the atrium of the Sharjah Art Museum.

Fallah is founder of Beautiful/Decay, an international arts magazine that explores new concepts in art, music, fashion and Creative Director of Something In The Universe, an LA based think tank and design agency.

He has exhibited internationally at galleries, museums and biennials including the Sharjah Biennial (2009) and at Redux Art Center, Charleston, USA (2008). Fallah is also a regular speaker at colleges and universities across the US, and international conference panellist at events including UNBOUND: How LA’s Art Magazines are Changing the Face of Popular Culture (2006) and the Congreso Creactivo design conference in Mexico (2007).

Fallah received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2002) and an MFA from UCLA in 2005. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.

October 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9


Fallah, Amir H.

Watch Tower

Watch Tower is a two-story sculpture that was built entirely on location in the atrium of Sharjah Art Museum for Sharjah Biennial 9.