Reza Abedini

Reza Abedini

Reza Abedini

 

Reza Abedini Born in 1967 Tehran, Iran Graduated in graphic design from the school of Fine Arts, 1985 B. A in Painting from Tehran Art University, 1992 Professional career as graphic designer since, 1989 Founded Reza Abedini Studio, Tehran 1993.

Reza Abedini, is an Iranian designer and a professor of graphic design and visual culture at Tehran University.

Abedini is one of the most famous graphics designer in Iran because of his modern Persian typography. He combined modern and traditional themes in his unique style.

His design influences include Aleksander Rodchenko, Ikko Tanaka, Sani’ol Molk Ghafari, Roman Cieslewicz and Mirza Gholam-Reza Esfahani.

Reza Abedini has won dozens of national and international design awards. In 2006 Abedini received the Principal Prince Claus Award in recognition of his personal creativity in the production of special graphic designs, as well as for the personal manner in which he applies and redefines the knowledge and accomplishments of Iran’s artistic heritage, thus making them highly interesting. The award also focuses attention on the diversity of both the historical and the modern Iranian culture, recognizing the impact of graphic design as an influential international means of communication.

He is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) since 1997, and the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2001. Abedini was a member of jury at several biennials throughout the world. His name is listed in Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, as one of the world’s outstanding post digital designers.

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EXHIBITIONS:
Film Poster, Tehran 1993, 94, 96 | Biennale Tehran, 1991, 99, 03 | Cultural Posters, Qeshm Island, 1998 | 4th Generation, Tehran1998 | Self-promotional Posters, Tehran, Iran, 2001 | In the Opposite Direction, Iran, Solo, 2001 | In The Beginning, Iran Solo Exhibition, 2001 | Return, Iran, Solo, 2002 | Answer?, Solo, 2002 | Brno | Hong Kong | Korea | Warsaw | Paris | Qazvin | Japan | Echirolles | Toyama | Trnava | China | Ukraine | Colorado | Essen | Choumont | Istanbul | Beirut | Doha …

AWARDS:
First Prize: best film poster of Fajr International Film Festival Iran 1993-94-96
Film Critics Special Award for the Best film poster Iran 1994
I R I B’S Special Award: The Best film poster, Iran 1996
3rd Award: poster, The 6th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers, Tehran 1999
Special Award: Creativity from Iranian Graphic Designers Society, Tehran 1999
Special Prize: China International Poster Biennale China 2003
Honorable mention: 13 Colorado international poster exhibitions USA 2003
The Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic Award, Brno 2004
Second prize: 15th Festival d’affiches de Chaumont France 2004
Gold Prize: Hong Kong International Poster Triennial Hong Kong 2004
First prize and gold medal: 8th International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2004
Silver Prize: Second international poster Biennale Korea 2004
First prize: The First international Biennale of the Islamic world Poster Iran 2004
Bronze Medal: The 2nd China International Poster Biennial CIPB China 2005
First prize: 9th Press Festival of Children & Young Adults Iran 2005

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ACTIVITIES:
A member of Iranian Graphic Designers Society, 1997,
A member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI) 2001
The Supervisor of the cultural committee of I.G.D.S, 1999
Writer and Critic in the field of Visual arts since, 1990,
Editor of the visual Section of Sureh monthly magazine, 1992-1993,
Managing director and editor-in -chief of Manzar, Occasional Pictorial magazine

 

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BOOK:
The Prophet by Khalil Jibran, Iran, 1997
Manzar Pictorial Book, Iran, 1999
The Art of Print, The textbook of Iran Art Schools, Iran, 2000
Qeseye Kutuleha va Derazha (A Tale of Dwarfs and Lankier), Iran, 2000
Autobiographic, A Selection of works, Iran, 2002
In The Beginning …, Selection of works, Iran, 2003
REZA ABEDINI, Design & Designers, PYRAMYD, France, 2004

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TEACHING:
From1996 Graphic design, Visual Design, Printmaking, Poster Design, Typography, type and image in Tehran University, Fine Arts School, Azad University, Alzahra … | Professor: Tehran University
Workshops: ECV France, Paris | Hallo Academy, Holland | Intuit/Lab France, VCUQ, Qatar | LAU, Lebanon | Mimar Sinan, Turkey

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