Cursed into Slum2, from Fictionville series, 2010

Rokni Haerizadeh
Cursed into Slum2, from Fictionville series, 2010
Mixed media on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection


Rokni Haerizadeh's oeuvre traverses various media including assemblage and performance-based work, in which he often collaborates with his brother Ramin. Rokni earned an MA from the University of Tehran and has held solo exhibitions in Dubai, Istanbul and Tehran. He participated in Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London (2009) and Be Crowned with Laurel in Oblivion, Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2010).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 10


Haerizadeh, Rokni


'Devoid of pitiful moralising and surpassing fetishistic infatuation with depictions of human sordidness, in the series Fictionville Rokni Haerizadeh cunningly (and controversially) violates and perverts found photographic media images depicting human suffering into an anthropomorphic Orwellian world of fairytales: humourous,grotesque, satirical, bitter.'