“My work is largely based on geometry which, as you know, always begins with a single point and can move from there into a circle. Or a point can become three leading to a triangle, or four to a square, five to a pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and so on — it’s endless. I was inspired by the geometry I found in old mosques with their tile, metal, wood, and plaster work.”

Monir Farmanfarmaian in conversation with Lauren Oneil Butler in: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Art Forum, 2015.



Upcoming Exhibits:


Sharjah Art Museum

Sharjah, UAE

Drawings and Mirror Works, 1974–2014

October, 2019

Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Group Exhibit

May 17, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Institute of

Contemporary Art

Boston, Massachusettes

Less is a Bore

Group Exhibit

May 26 - October 22, 2019

Serpentine Museum

London, UK


Background photo courtesy of Haines Gallery.