Soheyl Bastami

Soheyl is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. Born in Iran in 1987, he holds a degree in Graphic Design. From the beginning, he had an interest in sculptures, where finally in 2009, he taught himself how to create sculptures out of wood and metal. Most of his sculptures are figurative, where he focuses on works that show humans in their basic forms, hunting for knowledge about the world and themselves.

Biography

After many group exhibitions across Iran, he held his first solo exhibition at Tehran (E1 Art Gallery) in 2016. He has attended several international symposiums and group exhibitions worldwide, where he collected several awards for his sculptures. Some of his sculptures are installed in a number of cities in Iran, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic, where the public can still visit them.
Through all of his exhibitions, he has collected several prestigious awards, such as the second place in the International Contemporary Sculpture in Iran (Padideh) 2014, the special prize in the International Wood Sculpture Symposium in Italy (Castello Tesino) 2017, a Biafarin prize in NordArt 2017, and the first place in the International Wood Sculpture Symposium in the Czech Republic 2018, to name a few.

Exhibitions
    Awards
    2021 Honorable Prize – 5th LIH PAO International Sculpture Biennial, Taiwan
    2018 Winner of International sculpture Symposium, Krusne Mountain, Czech Republic
    2017 Winner of Biafarin Prize – International Exhibition, NordArt. Budelsdorf, Germany
    2017 Winner of the Art Gallery Atrebates special prize, International sculpture Symposium, Castello Tesino, Italy
    2014 Second Prize: International Symposium of Padideh Contemporary Sculpture, Mashhad, Iran
    2012 Receiving Honor Diploma from 19th International Festival of Gorgan Visual Arts, Gorgan, Iran
    2010 Second Prize: 6th International Festival of Sand Sculpture, Babolsar, Iran
    2009 Second Prize: 5th International Festival of Sand Sculpture, Babolsar, Iran
    Symposiums
    2018 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, St.Blasien, Germany
    2018 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Ringkobing, Denmark
    2018 International Sculpture Symposium, Krusne Mountain , Czech Republic
    2017 International Sculpture Symposium, St.Blasien, Germany
    2017 International Competition Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Castello Tesino, Italy
    2017 International Sculpture Symposium, Davos, Switzerland
    2017 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Brienz, Switzerland
    2016 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Sonderborg, Denmark
    2016 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Sur-En, Switzerland
    2015 International Wood-Sculpture Symposium, Ringkobing, Denmark
    2014 International Symposium of Padideh Contemporary Sculpture, Mashhad, Iran

    Exhibitions
    2021 Group Exhibition – Sahar K. Boluki Gallery – Toronto, Canada
    2021 Solo Exhibition “Knot” – Sahar K. Boluki Gallery – Toronto, Canada
    2020 Group Exhibition – Full Length… – e1ArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
    2020 Group Exhibition – The Memoires of the Samite-Wearing Lady – Shirin Gallery, Tehran, Iran
    2020 Group Exhibition – WEP Artspace at the Itan Switzerland chamber of commerce, Tehran, Iran
    2019 Group Exhibition – Minus Yesterday – Ace Gallery, Tehran, Iran
    2018 International Exhibition, NordArt. Budelsdorf, Germany
    2018 Group Exhibition (winners of sculpture symposium), Art Gallery Atrebates, Italy
    2017 International Exhibition, NordArt. Budelsdorf, Germany
    2016 Solo Exhibition, E1 Artgallery, Tehran, Iran
    2015 Group Exhibition, Aseman Gallery, Mashhad, Iran
    2015 Group Exhibition of 4rd Urban Sculptures Biennial of Ghasr Museum, Tehran, Iran
    2014 Group Exhibition, Unique Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
    2014 Group Exhibition, Rose Gallery, Amol, Iran
    2014 Group Exhibition, Haftayeneh (Haftan) Gallery, Sary, Iran
    2014 Group Exhibition, Art Gallery, Sary, Iran
    2013 Group Exhibition of 3rd Urban Sculptures Biennial of Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition of Figurative Sculptures of Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition, Khayam Gallery, Babol, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition, Art Gallery, Sary, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition, Raha Gallery, Sary, Iran
    2012 Group Exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran
    2011 Land Art, Koochaksara Village, Iran
    2011 Photography Exhibition, Sary, Iran
    2006 Poster Group Exhibition, Sary, Iran
    Professional Experience
    2021 Install urban sculpture, “All I have” – Toronto, Canada
    2020 Sculpting workshop at Boom Art Institute – Rasht, Iran
    2018 Sculpting workshop at Miras Khak Ceramic Center – Siahkal, Iran
    2018 Sculpting workshop at Islamic Art University – Tabriz, Iran
    2018 Sculpting workshop at Art and Architecture School – Sary, Iran
    2017 Sculpting workshop at Art and Architecture School – Sary, Iran
    2017 Install urban sculpture, “Dependence” – Tehran, Iran
    2016 Sculpting workshop at Khak Art Institute – Sary, Iran
    2016 Install urban sculpture, “Tree Man” – Sary, Iran
    2015 Install 4 urban sculptures, “Busts of Famous Historical Figures” – Sary, Iran
    2014 Install urban sculpture, “Suitcase” – Mashhad, Iran
    2013 Install urban sculpture, “Shepherd” – Tehran, Iran
    Online Periodicals
    2016 “ZH Magazine”
    2016 “360Cities”
    2016 “E1 Art Gallery”
    2015 “PANART Contemporary Iranian Visual Artists Magazin”
    2014 “My Modern Met”
    2014 “Stupiddope”