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Mahmoud Hamadani was born in Iran, in 1958. Lives and works in New York City.

Mahmoud Hamadani's work has been internationally exhibited and was included in numerous solo and group shows in New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. Public exhibitions include: The British Museum, London; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. He is a recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.  


Hamadani earned a BA in Mathematics from State University of New York and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University



Mahmoud Hamadani's Picks

“Andrea Tese: Inheritance”

De Buck Gallery, NYC

1/09/2013 - 2/15/2014


"If only you knew what trash gives rise to verse." Anna Akhmatova


Andrea Tese spent two years taking photographs of things left behind by her grandfather in the house where he lived. She assembles objects from the detritus of a lifetime in a touching yet unsentimental way. The collection is a powerful and coherent visual narrative depicting a life, a style and an era.


“Richard Serra: New Sculpture”

Gagosian Gallery, NYC

10/26/2013 - 3/15/2014



Creation is an intervention in space and Richard Serra is a master of creation.  He is among the few artists who are lucky to transform their heavy, bulky and expensive fantasies into real objects.  And how lucky we are that he can do this.  The works currently on display might not be Serra's best, but they are evidence of his unflinching exploration of shape, heft and weight.


"Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition”

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

12/6/2013 - 2/23/2014


How can one make forks and knives look glamorous?  Go to Edward Steichen's show at the Whiney and find out.  The show presents a series of photographs, mostly portraits but also commercial works including an advertising image for forks and knives.  The portraits are beautiful not so much for what they reveal or conceal but for retaining the mystery of their subjects. That ineffable quality that transmits not who we are but who we might be.

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