Farhad Moshiri is an Iranian artist who lives and works in Tehran. Mr. Moshiri took his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1981 and 1984, returning to Tehran in 1991. His works have been regularly exhibited in Tehran since his return and have appeared abroad in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the United States (1989- ), France (2003), the United Arab Emirates (2003- ), Sweden (2003- ), Spain (2003- ), Switzerland (2004), Germany (2004- ), Norway (2004-2005), Estonia (2004-2005), Italy (2005), the United Kingdom (2006- ), the Netherlands (2006- ), and Turkey (2007). Mr. Moshiri's practice encompasses a wide range of mediums from paintings depicting archaic vessels inscribed with text lifted from popular culture to installations, collages, and video where critical references to Iranian society remain apparent. In 2005 he curated "Welcome," an exhibition at the Kashya Hildebrand gallery in New York.