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Eric Parnes
(USA - Iran)

1979, New York
Lives and works in New York

Dream a Little Dream, in Farsi, 2014 Neon glass, transformer Various dimensions Courtesy of the artist


  • 2002 New York University, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Custodian of Vacancy, Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
  • 2012 I Dream of Jeannie: I See Demons, Katara Cultural Village Gallery, Doha

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Hip Hop in Iran, Rush Art Gallery, New York
  • 2012 Stuck Up, Maxwell Collette Gallery, Chicago
  • 2011 9—11, New York Times Exhibition Gallery, New York
  • 2011 Dumbo, Verge Art Brooklyn, New York
  • 2009 I-RAN Home, Fridge Gallery, Washington

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.