Behrang Karimi

Behrang Karimi was born in Schiraz, Iran in 1980. He now lives and works in Cologne, Germany.


Behrang Karimi studied at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf with Peter Doig.


Karimi’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: coming for your job and wifes, TRAMPS, London (2021); SPIT, BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2021); Behrang Karimi, Zarinbal Khoshbakht, Cologne (2020); Alistair MacKinven and Behrang Karimi, Maureen Paley, London (2019)

His work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: Fifteen Painters, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2021); Everything Is Personal, TRAMPS, New York (2020); Alles Notwendige, BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2020); Here Here, BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2018); Salon des Amateurs, TRAMPS, London (2018); Eggy and Seedy, Reading International Festival, Reading/UK (2017)

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Behrang Karimi’s practice transports to a dreamy dimension of unsettling scenes and slow contemplative moments inhabited by fictional characters. It is ironically visceral, deeply seducing, similar to a late night conversation when language leaves space to the metaphorical. When figurative, it tells stories, which acquire significance in the observer, connecting to places and moments of affection.






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