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Galerie Kornfeld

Booth R2

Berlin, Germany

Farshad Farzankia
Iran, 1980

Farshad Farzankia, Blackboard I, 2017, Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 210 x 210 cm
Courtesy of Galerie Kornfeld

Farshad Farzankia is an Iranian artist who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Looking to Jean Michel Basquiat as his hero and to the language of Neo-Expressionism in his large iconic paintings, Farshad Farzankia remixes references from the 80’s to today to tell powerful narratives of migration and power relations in his works. Including icons of personal importance and building a lexicon of meaning through symbol: cameras reference the artist’s love of film and film direction, shoes which become understood as symbols of migration and red tulips that surround faces references iconic posters from Farzankia’s childhood in Tehran.

Galerie Kornfeld was founded in 2011 by Alfred Kornfeld and his fellow partners Anne Langmann and Mamuka Bliadze. The trio, who started over ten years ago with international exhibitions in various places, now continues their program in fixed premises in West Berlin.

The program of Galerie Kornfeld ranges from young contemporary positions to pioneering under-recognised artists of the avant-garde and beyond. Representing a combination of emerging and established artists and estates, the gallery is committed to contributing to a contemporary discourse.

In 2014 in addition to the gallery the project space 68projects was founded. Across the road from the gallery at Fasanenstrasse 68, the project space is dedicated to a diverse curatorial exhibition program and offers residencies for emerging international artists throughout the year.


Farshad Farzankia


Tom Anholt
Robert Fry
Farshad Farzankia
Fransizka Klotz
Susanne Roewer
Tina Schwarz
Tammam Azzam
Elvira Bach
Stéphane Couturier
Nick Dawes
Jürgen Draeger
Chris Engman
Hubertus Hamm
Natela Iankoshvili


Janina Rösner, Director
Tilaman Treusch, Director

Berlin, Germany
Fasanenstraße 26
T: +49 (30) 889 225 890