The Flat - Massimo Carasi gallery is proud to host the first solo exhibition in Europe of the Kurdish-Iranian artist Hiva Alizadeh.

Alizadeh (born in Kerman in 1989) began his career following the path of his father, an experimental filmmaker. Since then, Hiva has achieved a more synthesized and personal form of expression that combines new media inspired by the decorative tradition of carpet weaving typical of his region.

The morphology of the Iranian landscape and the frequent visits of the artist in isolated areas of the country, lead Alizadeh to reproduce and reinterpret the colors of nature, using for his vibrant compositions strands of synthetic hair with bright colors.

Another source of great inspiration for this artist is the stained glass windows of Persian mosques and the reflections of light they project onto the floor.

Many other transfigured elements create a complex imaginary, with sophisticated coloristic weaves. The vaporous strands overlap and intersect, generating rhythms, voices and sounds of which the artist's perceptive background echoes.

Self-trained film-maker/artist Hiva Alizadeh started his career writing and directing experimental films and documentaries before shifting his focus to the creation of sculptural (hair) works and installations. His work has been exhibited at numerous Iranian galleries and debuted internationally at the 2018 Bienvenue Art Fair in Paris, France.

The artist first European exhibition, titled “Nomad chants“ will be held in September at The Flat - Massimo Carasi Milan.

Alizadeh’s work is held in private and public collections in Iran, Europe and USA. Some of his works were acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, KERMAN, Iran; AKZONOBEL Art Foundation - Amsterdam (NL) and from FREDERICK R. WEISMAN Art Foundation – Los Angeles (USA).