Soheyl Bastami

Soheyl Bastami 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.
After many group exhibitions across Iran, he held his first solo exhibition in Tehran (E1 Art Gallery) in 2016 and the second one in Toronto (Sahar K.Blouki Gallery) in 2021. 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 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.

Soheyl Bastami, Self Portrait

Symposiums

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 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, “Transition” E1 Art gallery, 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 Magazine
2014     “My Modern Met”
2014     “Stupiddope”

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