Nairy Baghramian

Maintainers F
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Maintainers F, 2018
Casted aluminum, painted aluminum, cork, styrofoam, paraffin wax

installed 153 x 210 x 200 cm / 60.23 x 82.67 x 78.74“
metal plate 152 x 197 x 29 cm / 59.84 x 77.55 x 11.41“
Model K (green) 151 x 104 x 41 cm / 59.44 x 40.94 x 16.14“
Model J (blue) 93 x 113 x 22 cm / 36.61 x 44.48 x 8.66“
Model i (grey) 51 x 103 x 104 cm / 20.07 x 40.55 x 40.94"

Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points
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Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2019
powder coated bronze

Installation view Mudam, Luxembourg, 2019

(NB484 & NB553)
Breathing Spell
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Breathing Spell, 2018
glass, zinc coated metal, coloured epoxy resin

16 x 17 x 13 in. (40.6 x 43.2 x 33 cm)
Installation view ”Breathing Spell“, Reina Sofia Crystal Palace, 2018

Sitzengebliebene / Stay Downers
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Sitzengebliebene / Stay Downers, 2016
polyurethane, lacquered aluminium, siilicone

Installation view ”Déformation Professionelle“, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2017

Jupon Suspendu
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Jupon Suspendu, 2017
Wax, steel, lacquered aluminium

366 x 250 x 250 cm / 144,09 x 98,43 x 98,43"

Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles)
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Drawing Table (Homage to Jane Bowles), 2017
Waxed wood, lacquered aluminium, rope, painted canvas, mouth-blown glass, polyurethane, marble plaster, steel, stainless steel, wax

as installed 290 x 610 x 130 cm / 114,17 x 240,16 x 51,18"
Installation view ”documenta“, Athens, 2017

Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points
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Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, 2017
2 parts, bronze, lacquer, zincked steel, rubber

Front yard: approx. 200 x 700 x 500 cm / 78,74 x 275,59 x 196,85"
Back yard: approx. 150 x 600 x 400 cm 7 59,06 x 236,22 x 157,48"
Installation view, ”Skulpturprojekte Münster“, Munster, 2017

As Long as it Lasts
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As Long as it Lasts, 2017
Epoxy resin, polished aluminium, powder coated steel, rubber

front room: 381 x 580 x 730 cm / 150 x 228,35 x 287,4"
back room: 381 x 365 x 430 cm / 150 x 143,7 x 169,29"
Installation view, ”SÅ LÆNGE DET VARER“, SMK Copenhagen, 2018

Smart Water (after Michael Asher, Untitled 1991, UCSD)
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Smart Water (after Michael Asher, Untitled 1991, UCSD), 2017
C-print in artist frame, metal, lacquer, glass

photograph: 107 x 160,5 cm / 42,13 x 63,19"
frame: 162 x 108,5 x 8,7 cm / 63,78 x 42,72 x 3,43"

Dwindler_Low Tide
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Dwindler_Low Tide, 2017
6 parts, glass, zinc coated metal, coloured epoxy resin

55,88 x 543,56 x 421,64 cm / 22 x 214 x 166"

Sitzengebliebene / Stay Downers
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Sitzengebliebene / Stay Downers, 2017
polyurethane, lacquered aluminium, siilicone

Installation view ADAA, New York, 2018

Dwindle Down
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Dwindle Down, 2017

Installation view Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2017

Chin Up
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Chin Up, 2015
leather, chromed steel

Installation view ”Hand Me Down“, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, 2015

The Pincher
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The Pincher, 2017
C print in artist frame

photograph 90 x 135 cm / 35,43 x 53,15"

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Gorge, 2017
Polished and sanded aluminum, glass, epoxy resin, polyurethane foam, silicone

128,3 x 116,8 x 38,1 cm / 50,51 x 45,98 x 15"

Sitzengebliebene (Schmuddelkind) / Stay Downers (Grubby Urchin)
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Sitzengebliebene (Schmuddelkind) / Stay Downers (Grubby Urchin), 2016
Polyurethane, lacquered metal, silicone

97 x 117 x 20 cm / 38,19 x 46,06 x 7,87"

Formage de Tête (Vitrine Rafraîchirée)
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Formage de Tête (Vitrine Rafraîchirée), 2016
Lacquered metal, glass, porcelain

95 x 125 x 147 cm / 37,4 x 49,21 x 57,87"

Big Valve
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Big Valve, 2016
Zinked metal, painted polyurethane, polycarbonate

158 x 225 x 110 cm / 62,2 x 88,58 x 43,31"

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Headgear, 2016
Polished stainless steel, polished aluminium, fabric, silicone, rubber, polyurethane foam, polycarbonate

approx. 700 x 500 x 150 cm / 275,59 x 196,85 x 59,06"

Portrait (The concept-artist smoking head, Stand-In)
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Portrait (The concept-artist smoking head, Stand-In), 2016
Baryte b/w print (framed)

122,5 x 122,5 x 5,5 cm / 48,23 x 48,23 x 2,17"




(b. Isfahan, Iran, 1971)





Privileged Points, MUDAM, Luxembourg



Vitrine Rafraîchirée, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

Maintainers, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Nairy Baghramian, Festival d'Automne, Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

Breathing Spell (Un respire), Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain



Déformation Professionnelle, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; 

SÅ LAENGE DET VARER (As Long As It Lasts), Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 

Dwindle Down, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York



Nairy Baghramian: Scruff of the Neck, Marian Goodman Gallery, London 

Déformation Professionnelle, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

Nairy Baghramian - Scruff of the Neck (Supplements), Zürich Art Prize, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland 



Nairy Baghramian: Hand Me Down, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico 



Nairy Baghramian: Off The Rack, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Nairy Baghramian: French Curve/Slip of the Tongue, Bluhm Family Terrace, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States 

Sonae / Serralves Project 2014: Nairy Baghramian, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal



Nairy Baghramian: Fluffing the Pillows (Moorings, Gurneys, Silos, Mops News Rack, Railing), MIT Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, United States 

Retainer, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, United States 



Fluffing the pillows, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Fluffing the Pillows, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

Nairy Baghramian: Class Reunion, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 



Formage de tête, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany



Butcher, Barber, Angler & Others, Studio Voltaire, London, United Kingdom 



Affairs: A Semiotic House that was never built, New Art Association Aachen, Aachen,Germany 

The Walker’s Day Off, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany 





May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice Biennale, Italy

Negative Raum, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany 



Summer Selections, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Other Mechanisms, Secession, Vienna, Austria

Klassentreffen, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Class Reunion - Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria

Special 40th Anniversary Exhibition: Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan



Skulptur Projekte 2017, Munster

Documenta 14, Kassel and Athens



From the collection | NEW, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium

Fade In, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

Painting 2.0: Expression in the information age, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis



Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

Parasophia, Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, Kyoto, Japan



Not Yet Titled: New and Forever, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany 

8th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany



Sculptural Matter, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia

30 Künstler / 30 Räume, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany 

Olinka or where movement is created, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Auxiliary Constructions – Behelfskonstruktionen, Kunthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, Glasgow, Scotland



Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Temporary Stedelijk 2 - Making Histories: Changing views of the collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

45th International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy  



Yesterday’s Tomorrows, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada  

Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany



Looking is Political, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2009, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany 

Pop-Up!, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Aachen, Germany



Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium and dependence, Brussels, Belgium

Draw a Straight Line and Follow It, Tate Modern, London, UK

In the Cherished Company of Others…, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Netherlands and de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Terms and Conditions, de ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands

5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, Germany