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Babak Afrassiabi
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Babak Afrassiabi

Babak Afrassiabi: Born 1969 in Tehran, Iran.
Lives and works in Rotterdam.

Since 2004, Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai have been working under the name Pages on joint projects and produce a bilingual magazine in Farsi and English. In 2009, they were Urban future initiatives fellows at MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles. They participated in the Documenta 12 magazine project and contributed an artist s’ project to the 27th Sao Paulo Biennale’s publication How to Live Together. Their magazine Pages was nominated for the AICA prize in 2009 and won the Best Dutch Book Design in 2008.

Their solo exhibitions includes, Two Archives, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2011), The Isle, MAK Center / Schindler house, Los Angeles (2009); Undecided Utopias, CASCO, Utrecht (2007); Sunset Cinema, Display, Prague (2006); Recreation. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes; News from Tehran 1,Witte de With, Rotterdam; and News from Tehran 2, in Kunstenfestivaldesart,. Brussels (all 2004) and Group exhibitions include Are you ready for TV? MACBA, Barcelona; Media city Seoul 2010 (both 2010); Photocairo4. The long shortcut; La otra, Bogota; and Art Sheffield 08. Yes, no, other options (all 2008); How to live together/Como viver junto. 27th Sao Paulo biennial (2007); Interrupted histories. Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana; The Unhomely, 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, (both 2006).