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New life

Living Fish 

Sand Prints

Bicycle Art

Red Earth Painting

Hidden Treasures  

Carved stones

Death Fish

Installation

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Web Art

Journeys

Festivals

Performance

 Recycling

Collaboration with Children


Publications

New Borders

Green People


 

 

"A website is not only a place to introduce an art work, but a contemporary way of conveying  ideas and art."   Nadalian

 

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More works

 

Salt Sculptures

 

Tempered People : Iron- Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Iron- Sculptures

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beachesand parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

Nuclear energy

Sinless

 

Nadalian: River Art

An interview by John K. GRANDE

Nadalian is an Iranian sculptor whose life's work involves engendering respect for living creatures and the natural environment. To achieve this, besides living with nature himself, he established sculpture grounds in a peaceful environment in natural surroundings. Water is a living element that contributes to his sculptures, and many of the symbols he engraves and sculpts are derived from ancient mythology and the rituals of pre-Islamic civilizations. more

 

Nadalian in Green Museum

By carving simple fish shapes and other forms onto small stones and river rocks, artist Ahmad Nadalian seeks to repopulate the spirit of neglected streams and rivers in his native Iran and around the world and share these treasures with future generations.  more

 

Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders. 
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About Ahmad Nadalian

By : Edward Lucie-Smith
 

In Iran, Ahmad Nadalian (b.1963) is in the process of creating an immense River Art installation along the banks and amidst the waters of the Haraz River, near Mount Damavend More



Art Tomorrow

 

 

On 14 Nov 2002   Edward Lucie-Smith in a  lecture at the British Museum  said: "works by Nadalian  being the most advanced of its kind, especially the way in which you use the internet".

 

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan
 

 

"I was so impressed with your concept, working at low tide in the early mornings to carve signs that during the day would be concealed.  It calls into question so much about time, history, language, meaning, and sculpture."

 

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Works by Nadalian in USA

 

       


    

Rock Art   Photographs  Cartoons

Persian Gardens

 

Works by Nadalian in USA

 

About Ahmad Nadalian
By : Edward Lucie-Smith
In his recent book
Art Tomorrow

 

Travel to France : Exhibition & Works by Nadalian in Ramatuelle- Golfe de Saint Tropez in France  (From Escalet to Pampelonne)

  

Hidden Treasures: An Art Exhibition for next Millenniums  Persian




Nests

Works In Italy

 

Works In Germany

Photographs 

Paintings

Drawings

 

Works in China

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Works in Tajikistan

 

The image has significant meaning for Native Americans in that it is a vessel for the spirit and holiness of peoples and place.  A constant reminder also that "No one should harm or disrespect their sacred burial ground".

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

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Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

Photographs

Paintings

Drawings

Sinless

Cartoons

 

 

In Paradise

 

 

In Paradise

 

 

 

Earth Paintings - Hormoz Island March 2009

 

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 A gift of Persian Gulf from me to people and from people to tourists

 

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

 

In Paradise

 

 

Green People

 

 


 

Polluted Paradise: The 28th Environmental Art Festival - Paradise Garden - Polour- Iran

 

Salt Sculptures: Collaboration of animals to realize art

 

 

Tempered People : Iron- Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

 

Painted Earth Goddesses: Some Thousands Years Continuation of Tradition

 

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs

 

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

 

Earth Artist &  Earth Painting
Works by Ahmad Nadalian

 

Manifestations of Contemporary Art in Iran

 

Exhibition of works by Ahmad Nadalian

 

The Art of Recycling: Ahmad Nadalian

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

A journey to Hormoz Island- Persian Gulf - March 2010
 

 


 

Earth and Time : Exhibition of works by Iranian Environmental Artists

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Ahmad Nadalian

Ahmad Nadalian who is internationally known for his environmental art projects.  His works draw upon a wide range of symbols from ancient rituals and mythologies with new interpretations to those belonging to the contemporary subject matters that emerge from the use of his new style of languages and technologies. His concepts therefore, are expressed through a variety of media and techniques, including carved stones, installations, performances, video, and web art and interactive pieces which require the participation of the general public.  

He is internationally known as one of the most active environmental artists. He has been supported and sponsored by many different organizations in many countries throughout the world, where he has performed numerous environmental art projects in countries such as; Italy, Germany, USA, UK, Spain, France, China, Netherlands, Russia, Uzbekistan,  Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Finland, Lebanon, Syria,  Azerbaijan,  Denmark,  United Arab Emirates,  Qatar,  Kuwait, Turkey, Serbia, South Africa, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Cypress, Georgia, Malaysia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, India, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador .and his homeland Iran.

Also he has been invited as a guest lecturer to different universities, organizations and art centers, during his visits he has given talks and workshops on a variety of relevant art issues such as Environmental and Interactive arts

He also organized many major environmental art festivals in his native country Iran, and has helped to supervised young environmental artists around the globe.

The Environment

Nadalian is very sensitive about environment in which he lives. One of the important characteristics of his works is that he always inspired by natural, social, and political environments. Environmental crises, Natural disasters, lack of respect towards old heritage, war, and terrorism. These are issues that he focuses upon, and shows them in his works. The Environment is not only sources of his work, but he finds it the best place in which to present his work.

 

Virtual Space

Nadalian uses diverse media to promote his works. Via photography, videos and text he documents his work and shows them as a video installations. He presents his works via new media, and utilizes the capabilities of the digital age, such as the Internet. Some of his work is  not a documentation of his environmental art. The work has been produced in cyber space. A number of websites, such as  www.riverart.net and www.nadalian.com are dedicated to his work. He believes that a website is not only a place to introduce his work, but a contemporary way of conveying his ideas and art.

 

 

Interactivity

In Nadalians work the audience is not passive. They can touch, discover, and through interaction they can be creative. Within this interaction people can create their own environment. They discover that his work is human friendly. In the installations they can change the multimedia, and they can click and change the sequence, color,and composition. 

 

 

Synthesis primitivism and high tech

Works by Nadalian show a primitive synthesis and high tech. Some of his subject maters existed from the beginning of time when humans first started to evolve on earth in relation to global mythology. On the other hand Nadalian takes issues of the digitization of the beginning of 21 century and produce them in cyber space with the possibility of interactivity. In the one hand his works are very solid or permanent and on the other hand they are temporary and cannot resist in the long-term.

 


 

Artist Short Biography

1963 Born in Sangsar, Iran

1983- 1988 Studies Painting Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran University
1991- 1995  Studies Mphil/ Ph.D. at the University of Central England (UCE).

Selected Environmental Art projects

2015 A Journey to Armenia

2015 A Journey to South America (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Ecuador)

2014 Journey and Workshop in India

201 A Journey in the land of Black People - Art Works in Tanzania and Zanzibar

2013  Connection with Nature Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Malaysia

2013 Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Malysia

2012 The Danger of Nuclear- Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Japan

2012 Journey Under the Sea - Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Syprus

2011 Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

2011 Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

2010 A Journey to South Korea with the Bicycle of Peace

2010 The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

2009 Journey Across Russia: Swimming Against the Tides

2008 Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

2008  A Journey to Serbia: My Fish Cross Borders, Danube River

2007 Journey across the USA The Holiness of Image: Washington D.C, New York City, Kansas City, Missouri & Santa Fe (New Mexico)

2007  Journey across China The Land of Dragon, Lijiang River

2007  Journey across Tajikistan The Holiness of Rocks,  Pamir Mountain

2007  Iranian Fish in British Water: Works in London (River Thames),  Chalford (Golden Valley) Stroud River,  SVA Art Center, Bristol Canal,  and University of West England

2006 Goddess of Fertility, Verdearte  Pescia (PT- Tuscany)  Italy

2005 Thirsty Fish, Seattle - USA

2005 Hidden Treasure - New York- Manhattan Central Park, USA

2005 River Art project, in the occasion of  L'Eau Partagee:,  in South of France (La Mole, Gogolin - Toulon)

2005 Hidden Treasure, Seine River, Paris, France

2004 Environmental Installation, Purification, Palma, Spain

2004 Carving on the Rock of Fairies, Ramatuelle, France

2004 Carving on the Rock of beach in Sant Tropez

2003 Lido Still has Fish  in Open 2003 in Lido of Italy

2000 International Symposium of Sculpture Aley- Lebanon
 

 

Selected Exhibitions and Prizes

2012  Sand Print Installation - Hungary Granary Nature Art Center

2010 The Exhibition in Arco Museum -  contemporary art center in South Korea.

2009 Exhibition of the Selected works by Ahmad Nadalian in Mahe Mehr Gallery

2007 May  the exhibition, Wishes and Dreams: A New Generation of Artists from Iran, organized by Meridian International Center in Washington D.C. USA

2005 Third Tashkent Biennale  - Uzbekistan The winner of Grand Prix

2004 Interactive Multimedia work at Tehran Contemporary Art Museum

2004 Unclaimed Language, Installation, Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid

2004 Individual exhibition, Galleria Portal Mallorca of Spain

2004 Multimedia Art ant Aluminum exhibition Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan)  

2003 Video Installation of River Art,   50 biennale of Venice-  Italy

2003 Installation at the Goethe Institute- Mannheim- Germany

2003  Group Exhibition of Group What is Art? What is Sound? in Luisen Park of  Mannheim- Germany

2003  Group exhibition,  Member of Group 30+  in Hayart cultural center in Yerevan , Armenia , April

2002  Web Art in New Art exhibition at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

2002  Group exhibition,  Member of Group 30+   Triennale De Paris:  International d'Art Contemporain

2002   Installation in Orientalism: Inside & Outside: International exhibition of Conceptual Art - Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan)

2002 Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Painting, Muscat  Oman

2001  Group exhibition Member of Group 30+  at Tokyos Metropolitan Museum

2001   Video installation in The First Exhibition of Iranian Conceptual Art at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

2001  Individual exhibition, drawing on fabric, paintings, carved Stones & installation - Gallery of the Association of Sculptors and Painters of Lebanon - Beirut .


1994 Group exhibition, Painting, Exhibition Hall- The University of Central England in Birmingham

1993 Individual exhibition, Carton Drawing- Exhibition Hall- The University of Central England in Birmingham

1986 Group exhibition, Painting, Brass House Birmingham

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Nadalian works show:

Respect towards the natural environment

The vulnerability of mankind

The internationality of the problem of terrorism

New technologies and freedom of expression

(Eva Shakouri Torreadrado).

 

Ahmad Nadalians works are mainly symbolic. His sketches, paintings, carvings and rock structures focus on themes of fertility and creation. In recent years, alongside his sketches, paintings and carvings, he has presented his concepts in rock installations. Spending most of his time in the mountain region of Damavand, he derives his forms from those already in nature. 

 

His works are based in primitive art. He concentrates upon the ancient concepts and methods that are slowly vanishing. His choice of stone as a medium, and his technique, are in accordance with ancient traditions. Yet he does not attempt to give a primitive appearance to his art. His technique is different from ancient approaches. He displays his work in nature, on the ground. The presence of newborns in his work testifies to his interests; he is drawn not only to the past, but also to the future.
His only concern is that humanity, at present or in the future, may be less in harmony with the past, and with the earth and heavens.

 

 

 

Nadalian presents his works via new media, and utilizes the capabilities of the digital age, such as the Internet. A number of websites, such as  www.riverart.net and www.nadalian.com are dedicated to introducing his works.  He believes that a website is not only a place to introduce his work, but a contemporary way of conveying his ideas and art.

 

01  was the title of a piece by Ahmad Nadalian at the Second "New Art" exhibition.  A white screen measuring 3.45 x 2.45 cm, printed with an allover design of the digits 0 and 1, reflected the silhouette of spectators who passed between the screen and a projector set up behind it. A webcam installed on the other side of the screen recorded the passing figures as a streaming file, displayed them on the monitor of a computer nearby, and placed them on the artists' website (www.nadalian.com).

The virtual world recreated by this piece was not its only reference to the internet. Its interactive nature, allowing the spectators to take part in the creation of the final projected image, was an important element drawn from the interactivity of hyperspace. For Nadalian, the internet is transformed space; temporally continuous but spatially fragmented. He displays this fragmentation in the continuity of his webpages.

The 01 pattern within and around the silhouette of the human body highlights the virtual forays of the contemporary state, conducted through the medium of zeros and ones. And while the artwork had been conceived as a conceptual representation with modern technology as its medium, the artist had not completely discarded aesthetic considerations. The contrast of black and white was especially effective in a sequence in which a young spectators moved before the screen with transparent sheets in various colors.

The work was an allegory of the digital and virtual landscapes which surround contemporary man.
 

 

New Borders

 

 

In Paradise
 

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More Freed Fish

 

 

Pleasure of New life

 

Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

 

Works by Nadalian in USA

 

 

 


 

Journey Across Russia: Swimming Against the Tides

 

 

 

Nuclear Worries-   Environmental Art Works in Japan

 

 

L'Eau Partagee: Work in South of France )

 

 

Works by Nadalian in USA

 

Freed Fish in Africa

Reaction to ignoring historic site

  

 

Free fish in Serbia  

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in Bangladesh

 

Works in Tajikistan

 

 

Works in Italy  Venice 

Works in Tajikistan

 

 

Works in Italy  Venice

 

 

Works in Paris

 

Works  in Spain

 

 

Works by Nadalian in Bangladesh

 

 

Journey Across Russia: Swimming Against the Tides

 

Works  in Spain

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

 

 

 

Works by Nadalian in Uzbekistan

 

 

Works in China

 

 

Works in Iran

 

Cosmological Order

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

 
 

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

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Art Tomorrow
 

 
 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

Ahmad Nadalian  . More  

 

 

The Death of Fish:  The River No Longer Has any Fish 

 
 

Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders. Nadalian  has traveled widely, leaving graphic messages on all continents but Antarctica in the form of etched stones ...
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Art in the Landscape
Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beachesand parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

 

The Inner Journeys and Visions

Note By Sibyll  Kalff

 

 

 



A Comment by American artist Abigail Doan

 

  

Report: Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

  

 

Art of Nadalian: I enjoy with this little fish...

Herman Prigann

 

 

Environmental Art in the Internet

Abstraction of form and content in the case of Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Nadalian: River Art

An interview by John K. GRANDE

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Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

  
 

This is a Good Way to Look Nature in the Future
To Ahmad Nadalian

Martin Bauer

  

Dialogue with contemporary Artists and History

 

  

 

Ahmad Nadalian: Mediator of the Earth

 

  

 



A Comment by American artist Abigail Doan

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Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sand Prints

 

 

Print in the Coast of Pesian Gulf
 

 

Print of Goddess

 

  Bicycle Art & Recycle ArtI used my bicycle and  realized my new environmental art project.  The tire of the bicycle bears an imprint of the phrase "Dream of Peace in the Persian Gulf" and anybody who rides the bicycle will cause the phrase to be engraved in the sands.   

Prints on Earth

 

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

 

Sand Print in Shahdad Desert
 

   

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

 

Deer feet

  

   

New Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf

 

 

Installation of cylinder and Sand Print

 

 
   

Print on Sand in Maranjab Desert

 

 

Sand Print in Desert

 
 

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

       
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Earth Paintings


 

 

             

Paintings by Red Earth
 

 

For me symbolism of snake and its contradictory interpretations in different cultures is very interesting. 

 

Earth Painting in Noshahr

 

Black & White People

 

           

Earth Painting in Hormoz

 

 

Painted Body

 

 

seduce of Mother god

 

 

Adam & Eve

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

           
       

Earth Painting In Persian Gulf Art Center

 

   
   

Seduced Couple

 

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 

Earth Paintings - Hormoz Island March 2009

 

Designs on Portraiture by Red Earth

 

 

More: Painting on fabric by colored Earth

 

Painting by Red earth

 

 A gift of Persian Gulf from me to people and from people to tourists

   

Paintings by Coloured Earth

 

       

Drawing on Fragmented Potteries

         

Earth Artist &  Earth Painting
Works by Ahmad Nadalian

 

Drawing on Earth

 

 



Drawing on Earth

 

Design of fish-  Sea of Salt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carved Rocks


 

 



Goddess

 

 

Jumping Frogs

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

 

Works in Iran

 

The day of Photographers

  

 

Carved Stones in New York

 
 

Works  in Spain

 

 

Fish

 

   

Works by Nadalian in USA

 

 

 

 


 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 



Works in Italy Lido

 

 

     

Travel to France : Exhibition & Works by Nadalian in Ramatuelle- Golfe de Saint Tropez in France  (From Escalet to Pampelonne)

 

   


 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

 

Animals

 

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

 

 

New works by Nadalian in Verdearte 2006:  Italy

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

     

Works In Germany

 

 

   

Link with Prehistoric Art

 

 

         

New Carved Rocks in Hormoz Island (Persian Gulf)  March 2007

 

   

Stone Garden

 

 

 

 
   

Carved Stone in Hormoz

 

 

Adam & Eve in Sunrise

 

     

New Carved Rocks in Hormoz Island (Persian Gulf)  March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Death Fish

 

 

The death of goddesses

 

 

 

   

Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Darabad - North Tehran
 

 



Works on Wali Asr St. Tehran

   

Works In Arangeh

 

 

 

 

Works in Bangladesh

 

 

 

Works by Nadalian in Uzbekistan

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carved Stones


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Hidden Treasures


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Video, Multimedia and Web Art


 

 

 

 

 


 

Installation & Performance


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

No terror & No_war


 

 

 

 


 

Collaborative Projects


 

 

The International Center for Creation and exhibition of  Art in Nature

 

 

Paradise Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

 

 

Festivals

 

 

 

Peace in Persian Gulf

 

 

 

 

Mythological Bird: 20th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Hormoz :  (February 2009)  

 

Works with Garbage

 

 

           

Collaboration with Children

     

Collaboration with Iranian Children

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs

 

 

 

About Kaniz

 

 

 

 

Memory of Objects Recycling a doll

 

 

 

Paradise Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

 

Painting by colored Earth

 

 

   

Environmental Installation and Music with Garbage

 

 

 



The Fall of Paradise: 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan :  (October 2008)  

   

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 



Nests

 



Dandelions

 

   

Fire: 23ed Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Paradise Environmental Art Center

 

 

 

Home of Hassan: New residential Art Center

 

 

 

Second section: Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

 

Music of Bells

 

 

 

Polluted Paradise: The 28th Environmental Art Festival - Paradise Garden - Polour- Iran

 

 

 

Goddesses and Nanotechnology

 

 

The 27th Environmental Art Festival  -  Kotena,  Ghaemshahr - Mazandaran - North of Iran

 

 

 

 


 

Media & Films


 

 

 

 


 

Early Works