Ramin, Rokni and Hesam are known for their immersive and surreal projects, performances, paintings and animations, which have been exhibited internationally, in several biennials and major museums (including the Liverpool, Sydney and Toronto biennials, and Kunsthalle Zurich, ICA Boston, MACBA Barcelona, and an upcoming project at Hayward Gallery, London).
Originally from Iran, the trio adopted the United Arab Emirates as their homeland. Parthenogenesis bears witness to 13 years of artists in Dubai living and working together, creating an ever-changing landscape and tapestry of ideas and dialogues with collaborators, artists and visitors to their home, and offering a deeper insight into their practice rooted in ideas of transformation, play and collaboration.
The works in this exhibition were produced with the participation of Homa Farley, Lamya Gargash, Nazli Ghassemi, Christopher Lord, Minnie McIntyre, Mohammed Rahis Mollah, Sara Saghari, Jaleh Shaditalab, and the Cross Project refugees and asylum seekers -Danish Red in travel with art at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark). Their collaborators on several projects include Vahid Davar, Kiori Kawai, Mandana Mohit and Pirouz Taji.
Founded in 2014, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery is the first and only university gallery in the Gulf with a program of scholarly and experimental museum exhibitions. The exhibition space is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free entry. A vaccination certificate with a booster and a valid 14-day PCR test is required.
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