Haleh Redjaian (born 1971, Frankfurt) lives and works in Berlin. She studied Art History at the Goethe University of Frankfurt and furthered her studies in Drawing and Printmaking followed by Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp. She completed a Postgraduate degree in Fine Art from the Higher Institute of Fine Art in Antwerp. Later, Redjaian moved to Berlin where she worked as assistant to well-known Venezuelan artist Arturo Herrera for eight years.
During these years, Redjaian maintained her own practice and participated in several group exhibitions at independent project spaces and institutions and also created site-specific installations in temporary exhibition spaces. She staged her first solo exhibition at Arratia Beer in Berlin in 2015. She works in a variety of medium, predominantly works on paper, textiles, murals and spatial installations often referring to architecture. Grounded in geometry, she uses its rules to reshape and retrace the apparent order of angles and lines. Her compositions subtly belie their own errors and form what she calls a ‘natural abstract language’.
She has recently staged solo exhibitions in German institutions including in sequence I at Bregenz Kunstverein, Austria and in sequence II at Munich's Federkiel Foundation (2016). Later that year, she presented Verknupft, Haleh Redjaian und die Sammlung (Entangled – Haleh Redjaian and the Collection) at Museum for Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt where she also participated in the travelling exhibition entitled Out of Office, which was first staged at the Museum fur Konkrete Kunst in 2017, followed by the Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen in 2018. Her works are held in the BIC Collection (France), and will be exhibited at Le Centquatre, Paris (2018) as part of the collection’s exhibition, the Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland (USA) and Marli Hopper Ritter collection, among others.
Bio text courtesy of Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde.