The work of Anoush Abrar could be described as provocative, fun, creative or unique. Always inspired by his sense of rarity and his appetite for renewal.

Though on the surface his work orients itself in the tradition of fashion photography, by deliberately over- or understating in his images he creates his own and very glamorous signature.

His highly seductive imagery and nose for provocative stories bring a constant new wind to his photography.

Born in Teheran, and studies and internships in Europe and in the US, he spends his time between Lausanne and London.

Editorial clients :
W Magazine, Wallpaper, Intersection, Vogue (France, Japan), Vogue Hommes International, Common Senes, New York Magazine, How to Spend it, New York Times, Vanity Fair UK, Financial Time, Frame Magazine, Tokion Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, Next Level Magazine, New York Magazine, Fabric magazine, L’Officiel, Paradis, Libération, M Magazine, Magazine, Nico International, Slash Magazine, Colors, Citizen K, Yummy, Frog, Annabelle, Bolero, Das Magazin, Die Weltwoche, Die Zeit, Edelweiss, Fashion, Femina, Friday, Si-Style, Weltwoche, NZZ, Encore Magazine.


Awards / Selection

2015
Second Winner of the National Portrait Gallery Prize (Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize)

2014
Nominated at the “Prix de L’Elysée”

2013
Third Winner of the National Portrait Gallery Prize (Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize)

2011
Selected at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in Cannes

2010
Leenaards Foundation Grant

Selected at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in Cannes

2009
Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial

The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, NY, USA

2005
International Photography Award IPA 2005
Guess? & W magazine “Behind the lens”

2004
“Art + Commerce 2004 Festival of Emerging Photographers”

“2004 Wraparound photo annual : The year in Vision”
Fnac Photography

Swiss Federal Grant 2004

2003
FIAMH, “VFG”, 8e Prix des Jeunes Talents, Zurich, Switzerland

FIAMH, “Villa Noailles”, 18th International Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France

Swiss Federal Grant 2003

2001
Breguet Watch poster competition, 200e Anniversary of the Tourbillon, Grand prize from the Jury

Breguet Watch poster competition, 200e Anniversary of the Tourbillon, 3rd prize

 


Exhibitions

2015
National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom : “Portrait Prize 2015”

2014
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edingburgh

2013
The Youth Code, Christophe Guy Gallerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Mountain Climbers, Design / Miami Basel 2013, Basel, Switzerland

Extravaganza / Le corps mis en scène, Monthey, Switzerland

National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom : “Portrait Prize 2013”

2012
Solo exhibition at Laleh June Galery, Basel

"The Breath On Our Back" exhibition at PhotoforumPasquArt, Bienne

The Youth Code, Dagu Photo Biennale, Daegu South Korea

 2011
"Rose Mediative" exhibition at Laleh June Galery, Basel

2010
"BE BLUE" exhibition at Laleh June Galery, Basel

2009
Part of Phillips de Pury & Company auction London : “NOW: Art of the 21st Century”

New York Photo Festival : NYPH09

Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and at Hearst Tower, NY, USA : “Hearst 8x10 Exhibition”

Albin O Kuhn Library and Gallery Albin O Kuhn, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

Hoffman Gallery , Portland, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

2008
Miami Dade College, Miami, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland: “Teen City”

Laleh June Gallery, Basel, Switzerland : “June Begins”

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

DeVos Art Museum, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

2007
Fette Gallery, Los Angeles, USA : “Fette’s Gallery One Year Anniversary”

Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Autralia : “Girl Parade”

London, United Kingdom : “The Brick Lane Gallery”

Aftermodern Gallery, San Francisco, USA: “Delicate Triangle”

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, USA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

Fette Gallery, Los Angeles, USA : “Bizarre Love Triangle”

2006
ational Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom : “Portrait Prize 2006”

Boston Art Institut of Boston, USA : ”ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

Pingyao International Photography Festival , CHINA : “ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”

Historisches museum St-Gallen, Switzerland : “Dresscode”

Geneva, Switzerland : “Dialectic” solo exhibition

Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland : “Preview”

Biennal internationale de l’image de Nancy, Nancy, France : “The Deadly Sins”

“ReGeneration, 50 Photographers of Tomorrow 2005-2025”, Exhibition at the Aperture Gallery, New York, USA

2005
Gallery Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy : “ReGeneration. 50 Photografi di domani, 2005-2025”

“Espace Abstract” Solo Exhibition

10e Edition du Festival Voies Off, Rencontre photographiques d’Arles, France

“New Photographers 2006”, Curated by Getty Images and presented at the “Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2005”, France

“ReGeneration. 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025”, Exhibition at the Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland

Klubfoto Hamburg, Germany : “Respect

Spike Gallery New York, Usa : “Guess? & W magazine Behind the lens”

Scène national de Chambéry, France : “Retro-Prospective”

2004
Zurich, Switzerland : “Soirée Shot ‘04”

Harold’s Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland : “Swiss Design 2004 – Innovation”

Tabacco Warehouse, New York, USA

HGK, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Switzerland

“Maison Européenne de la photographie”, Paris, France

HGKL, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland

CEPV Ecole d’art appliqués Vevey, Switzerland : “Renc’art” CEPV

2003
Image House Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

MUDAC, exhibition at the museum of contemporary art, Lausanne, Switzerland

Artone Gallery, Exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland

VFG «The Selection», exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland

FIAMH, Villa Noailles, Hyères, France : “18th International Fashion and Photography”

Swiss Cultural Center in Paris, France

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland : “10th birthday”

2002
Rome, Italy  : “Fotoestordito 2002”

Swiss Cultural Center in Paris, France : “Pro Helvetia”