'Two Moderns from the Middle East: Reza Derakshani and Alfred Basbous' at Sotheby's Honk Kong Gallery, ChinaNov 3 - 20, 2017 Special Projects Over the past decade, Middle Eastern art has gained increasing recognition on the international stage and has begun to capture the attention of Asian collectors. Sotheby’s first exhibition of Middle Eastern art in Asia will present works by two iconic artists: Reza Derakshani (b. 1952), one of Iran’s most celebrated living painters, and Lebanese-born modern sculptor Alfred Basbous (1924 – 2006). The show will provide Asian collectors a unique opportunity to discover the work of these outstanding artists, whilst introducing Middle Eastern art to an even wider global audience. The selling exhibition is guest-curated by international art advisors Arianne Levene Piper and Eglantine de Ganay-d’Espous, in association with Sophia Contemporary Gallery and the Alfred Basbous Foundation, and will offer for sale twelve bronze and marble sculptures by Alfred Basbous and fifteen new oil-on-canvas works by Reza Derakshani.
'Exhibition As Editing Exercise': A project by Nader Koochaki, Winner of MOPCAP 2015Curated by Mika Savela Nov 11 - 17, 2016 Special Projects Sophia Contemporary Gallery is pleased to announce that Magic of Persia Foundation Contemporary Art Prize 2015 Winner Nader Koochaki is currently completing his three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation in London as part of his prize. This unique opportunity has been accompanied by a year-long mentorship with curator Mika Savela and will result in a solo exhibition at the Sophia Contemporary Gallery and a publication to be launched at the Delfina Foundation.
'Reza Derakshani' at The Museum Gunzenhauser, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, GermanyAug 21 - Oct 16, 2016 Special Projects Solo exhibition at The Museum Gunzenhauser, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany