Charles Hossein Zenderoudi

(b. 1937) Born in 1937, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi has become one of the most important protagonists of the international artistic scene since 1960. His works, including paintings, photographs and videos feature in prominent private and public collections. He also regularly works on public commissions. Zenderoudi was born in Tehran in 1937 and before leaving his native country Iran in 1960, he laid the foundations for an artistic revolution known as Saqqakheneh in 1958, the name of which stems from the title of one of his works. Zenderoudi’s artistic influence still has a strong impact today on the younger generations of artists in the Middle East. Zenderouidi’s oeuvre is eclectic and complex in terms of expression. It explores various thematic’s such as the obliteration of time, the preservation of spaces and the fluidity of though. His oeuvre is a witness to an optimistic universalism. As early as 1960, Charles-Hossein Zenderoudi was recognized by the international critic. He was award-winner of the Venice, Sao Paulo and Paris Biennales among others. His works showcased in prestigious museums such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The British Museum, London; The Modern Arab Museum, Doha; the Alborg Museum, Denmark and the Amman Museum, Jordan.