Mirak Jamal was born in 1979 in Tehran (Iran) and has formerly lived in the USSR, Germany, U.S.A., and Canada. He’s currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.
There is definitely something related to story (and stories) in Mirak Jamal’s art. Personal history is incorporated in a temporality made up of multitudes of stories which men have successively drawn in the matter in order not to forget.
It’s in building materials that Mirak Jamal has found his favorite matter. He writes stories, pictures, reminiscences of a past of wandering after his family fled Iran at the dawn of the revolution.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Best View In Town, Galerie Sultana - Paris and at Kunsthall Oslo (2020), Full Circle at Galerie Sultana - Paris (2020) ; -cornered-, 427 gallery (Riga, Latvia, 2017) ; IRONIMUS ’91, Galerie Rolando Anselmi (Berlin, 2016); In Praise of Limestone, L’Ascensore (Palermo, Italy, 2016); Mother! Minsk! Where are you?, Galerie Sultana (Paris, 2016), my dear friends in berlin, Ashley Berlin, (Berlin, 2016).
Recent group exhibitions include MERZBAU GARTEN at Kinderhook & Caracas - Berlin (2020) ; Les Enfants de Saturne at MAC Haut Vienne - Rochechouart (2020) ; A Good Neighbour cur. Elmgreen & Dragset at 15th Istanbul Biennial (Istanbul, 2017); The Stillness of a Departure with Anna Ročňová & Sung Tieu, cur. Christina Gigliotti, Polansky gallery (Prague, 2017); moving is in every direction, cur. Anna-Catharina Gebbers & Gabriele Knapstein, with Christopher Kulendran, Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, 2017); Nada Miami, Galerie Sultana (Miami, 2016); Dream Song 386, Cooper Cole Gallery (Toronto, 2016).
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