Iranian, born in 1971
Nairy Baghramian's work questioning traditional sculpture challenges the borders between strength and fragility, organic and mechanical. Made from a wide range of materials including steel, silicon, resin and leather, they explore the relationship of shapes to each other, their ways of dialoguing with, balancing and contradicting each other.
The Iranian artist puts the history of sculpture and the institutional context into perspective while borrowing references from design, architecture and performance. She attaches great importance to how her works are presented, particularly through the instability of their support, and their articulation in space, thus testing the functions and history of the places they occupy.
There have been many shows of her work, including at the MUDAM, Luxembourg (2019) and the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2017). It is being shown for the first time by the Pinault Collection at the “Untitled, 2020” exhibition at the Punta della Dogana, Venice (2020).