Born in Dewsbury, Bijan Amini-Alavijeh is an artist, teacher and technician with a studio based in Wakefield. Amini-Alavijeh’s practice is informed
by Medieval English and Persian art and architecture, referencing both cultures’ understanding of sacred geometries and their extensive lexicons of decoration. His work incorporates the motifs and patterns commonly found on the facades and stonework of buildings, and the floral and abstract decoration seen within crafted items such as Persian rugs or ironmongery.
Past awards, exhibitions and panels have included Steering Group Member of PANIC!, The Tetley (21-22); recipient of the Arts Council’s Develop Your Creative Practice (2021); nominated for the Tetley Jerwood Commissions (2020); Material Matters, Sunny Bank Mills (2021); PISINmail, PISIN (2021); Engagement artist, Yorkshire Sculpture International (2019).
For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Bijan worked with refugees and migrants in Leeds, focusing on links between sculpture, construction and architecture, with a particular focus on materials common to building.
Yorkshire Sculpture International has an extensive engagement programme, spanning education, community collaborations and artist support.
We explore sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us. We are currently working with a group of 25 artists across Yorkshire as part of our 2022 Sculpture Network.
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