Installation shot of work by Nairy Baghramian as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International at The Hepworth Wakefield. Courtesy the artist and The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo: Nick Singleton

Nairy Baghramian

The Hepworth Wakefield

For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Nairy Baghramian displayed works from her Maintainers series, recent sculptures that combine aluminium casts, coloured wax and lacquer painted braces with cork. The resolute materiality of each independent element is seemingly contradicted by the tentative physical relationships between them, which suggest the possibility of continuous rearrangement.

Alongside the Maintainers Baghramian also presented a new work that was displayed for the first time at The Hepworth Wakefield developing ideas explored in the Maintainers works.

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Selected solo exhibitions include: Nairy Baghramian, Festival d’Automne, Ecole nationale des Beaux-arts de Paris, France (2018); Breathing Spell (Un respire), Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain (2018);   Déformation Professionnelle, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2017); SÅ LAENGE DET VARER (As Long As It Lasts), Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2017);  Dwindle Down, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (2017); Nairy Baghramian: Scruff of the Neck, Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2016);   Déformation Professionnelle, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium (2016); Nairy Baghramian – Scruff of the Neck (Supplements), Zürich Art Prize, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland (2016);  Nairy Baghramian: Hand Me Down, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2015)

b. 1971, Iran
Lives and works in Berlin

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