Abbas Akhavan

Abbas Akhavan

Abbas Akhavan’s practice encompasses site-specific ephemeral installations, drawing, video and performance. The domestic sphere, as a space of both hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of interest in his work. More recently he has shifted focus, wandering into spaces just outside the walls of the home – the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes. Akhavan is the recipient of Kunstpreis Berlin (2012), Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014) and Canada’s Sobey Art Award in 2015. He has shown extensively across Canada, Europe and the Middle East. You can find out more about Abbas at his website

Please send us an email at ihyw(at) and include “Abbas” in the subject, to make sure you are notified when we launch Abbas Abkhavan’s Art Futures concept.

Image shown is of recent work and do not represent the artist’s concept for I Heart Your Work Art Futures.

Study for a Courtyard: Variations on a Garden (installation detail), 2013. Image courtesy of the artist.