Nairy Baghramian, an artist of Iranian origins, was born in Isfahan in 1971. Her work overturns the boundaries between strength and fragility, organic and mechanical. Using a wide range of materials, including steel, silicon, resin and leather, she produces sculptures that investigate the relationships between shapes, and their ways of interacting with, balancing and contradicting each other. She puts the history of sculpture into context and builds and plays on the institutional context, while borrowing some of her references from the fields of design, architecture and theatre. For Baghramian, sculpture involves undergoing a corporal experience that is necessarily conditioned by the surrounding space. Instability, one of the recurring themes in Baghramian’s work, becomes apparent in her use of tenuous and flimsy supports to prop up and display her sculptures in a misleadingly precarious balance, as though they were about to fall and crumble.
Her work was included in the exhibitions 'Slip of the Tongue' (2015-16) and 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.