Exhibitions

2024

1. Number 207
At Chiesa San Fantin, Venice, Italy
Curated by Serubiri Moses
16 April - 2 October 202
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2023

1. Weltgeist
At Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria
Curated by Bjorn Stern
18 January - 18 February 2023


2Realism
At Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London
Presented by Dastan gallery
13 - 29 April 202
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3. The many faces of the self
28 boulevard the Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium
Works from the Stjarna Collection, curated by Ars Belga
19 April - 19 May 2023

4. Action 182: At 01:01pm
Collect Pond Park in Lower Manhattan, New York, USA
Presented by Dastan and Night galleries in collaboration with the Armory Show
8 September 2023 - 2024

5. Soft Edge of the blade vol.2
Zaal Art gallery, Toronto, Canada
Presented by Dastan gallery
26 October - 28 December 2023

6. Deviants
Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria
19 October - 17 November 2023


2022

1. Rupture; A Thousand and One Times
14 Bienal de la Habana
At Museo de Artes Decorativas, Habana
Curated by Marianne Wagner and Nelson Ramirez de Arellano
21 January - 22 June 2022

2. Vanishing Point
Pejman Collection at Pejman Foundation, Argo Factory, Tehran, Iran
Curated by Zohreh Deldadeh
6 May - 9 September 2022


3. Capitulo I - Presente continuo
Muntref collection at Muntref Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
11 June 2022 - 31 October 2022

4. Soft Edge of the Blade
At Frieze No.9 Cork Street, London
Presented by Dastan gallery
3 February - 1 March 2022


Past
1. We Do Not Dream Alone
Asia Society Triennial
At Asia Society Museum, New York
Curated by Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe and Boon Hui Tan
October 2020 - June 2021

2. Action 180: At 9:15am Sunday 28 May, 1967
Sculpture in the City - 9th Edition, London
2019 - March 2021


3Sensual/Virtual: Two Coloured Sculptures
At Fitzwilliam Museum’s Octagon Gallery
Curated by Dr Victoria Avery and Luke Syson
August - November 2020

4Dreamsongs: from Medicine to Demons to Artificial Intelligence 
At Colnaghi London
Curated by Bjorn Stern
October - December 2020

5. Summer/Winter show at the Royal Academy of Art
Curated by Jane and Louise Willson
October 2020 - January 2021

6Scramble, 1967.
Nocturnal Creatures 2019 - Bury Court, London


7Action 213, A taste of austere luminance.
BIENALSUR 2019 - Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (MNAD), Buenos Aires.

8. 12 noon , Monday 5 August 1963.
Asia Society Museum. 2019, New York.


10WAR / VOJNA der KREIG.
Koroška Art Museum, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

11Crumbling Down, Up and Up we Climb.
Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbeijan

12Bilder Fragen.
H2- Centre for Contemporary art in the Glass Palace Kunstsammlungen and Museen Ausburg, Germany

13Uncertain States - Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency.
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

14L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI.
Exhibition of works from the MOCAK Collection in Rome

15. Migrations in Contemporary Art
MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires





Mark


Weltgeist
At Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, Austria, 2023
Curated by Bjorn Stern

 



Action 164: Study of the Head as Cultural Artefact
Hand carved carrara marble
45 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm
2016


Action 163: Study of the Head as Cultural Artefact
Hand carved carrara marble
45 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm 
2016



Action 149: Study of the Head as Cultural Artefact
Plaster, fabric
Variable dimension
2016



Curated by Bjorn Stern for Galerie Kandlhofer, the exhibition “Weltgeist” opening on January 17 2023 aims to explore the power of humanism and how it has equipped itself through history to fathom the enormity of not knowing the fundamentals of its own existence, which has caused ideologies, governmental systems, religiosity and other belief systems to function in its ersatz. Stern has included seven international artists whose respective practices illuminate the subject. Janine Antoni - USA, Reza Aramesh - IRAN/U.K., Arvida Byström - SWEDEN, Alejandro Jodorowsky - CHILE/FRANCE, Hermann Nitsch, AUSTRIA, John Robinson, U.K., and Penny Slinger - USA.

Reza Aramesh who’s works across multiple media in sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography looks at the notion of the historical sublime in art through the filter of contemporary reportage images of violence and horror as portrayed in media and the world of entertainment. His works operate in entendres of knowingness about the history of art, a deep sense of empathy for the subjects he depicts in the present and a delivery of irreverence, desire and beauty that has been focused into a reckoning for our age of tired watching, disinterest, spiritual lethargy and myopia.
Text by Bjorn Stern
Mark