Masoud Akhavanjam

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1969 in Tehran, Iran, Masoud Akhavanjam was sent to Boarding School in Marburg Germany, at the age of 14. In 1989 Akhavanjam moved to the United States and attended the George Washington University, receiving a degree in Biology in 1995. In 2005 he received an Executive MBA degree from the Kempten University of Applied Science in Germany. From 1997 to 2011 Akhavanjam managed the Design Department the his family’s Iranian manufacturing company for household appliances. During his high school years he took a sculpture class to make ceramic sculptures. He made hundreds in the 80's, some of which were sold. Later with the knowledge he had gained through the manufacturing and the interest he always had in sculpture, he established his own workshop, making his first bronze sculpture in 2011.

In 2013 Akhavanjam had his first solo exhibition at the Etemad Gallery in Tehran, followed by a solo exhibition at the Niavaran Cultural Palace in 2015, and then a solo exhibition at the Shirin Gallery in 2016. In addition, he participated in Abu Dhabi Art in 2016, and CONTEXT Art Miami in 2016 with Shirin Gallery. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in places such as Opera Gallery, Mojdeh Gallery, Mohsen Gallery and Ariana Gallery in Tehran. In 2015 Akhavanjam participated in the Magic of Persia Auction Dubai, and 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the Tehran Auction. His latest exhibition was a solo exhibition at Khak Gallery in Tehran in February 2019. Akhavanjam lives and works between Spain and Iran.