Nairy Baghramian, an artist of Iranian origins, was born in Isfahan in 1971, and lives and works in Berlin. Her work reflects on traditional statuary, and questions the differences between ornament and function, industry and craftsmanship, and between mass-produced items and artistic objects. Her works often explores the theme of instability: fragile and poetic, they often seem on the verge of collapsing or breaking. For her, looking at a sculpture is a quintessentially physical experience, conditioned by the surrounding space.
Her recent exhibitions include those held at Tamayo Museum in Mexico City (2015), at Serralyes Museum in Porto (2014), at Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2013), Galerie Buchholz, Köln (2012), the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (2012) and Kunsthalle Basel (2006).