Azarakhsh Farahani


Born in 1981, Azarakhsh is a musician, illustrator, and actor based in Tehran. He completed a B.A. in Painting in Azad University of Tehran in 2005. He has been producing music for the last 16 years, and is the founder of Koochneshin music band.
From 1996 to 1999, Azarakhsh Farahani was an experimental and professional cartoonist at several Iranian publishing companies including Abrar, Fath, Aftabgardan, Chista, Keyhan Karikator, Tanz-o-Karikator, Jelveye Honar, Soroosh-e-Nojavan, Ayandehsazan, and Aban, etc. In the recent years, he has made illustrations for several books and event posters and has been interviewed many times.
Azarakhsh served as a jury member in Behance Portfolio Reviews art competition held in Tehran, Iran in October 2017

Solo Exhibitions
Solo illustration exhibition,
Botte Art Gallery, Toronto, September
Solo illustration exhibition, The Mitte Culture Center, Düsseldorf, July 2019
Solo illustration exhibition, Wilson abbey, Chicago, June 2019
Solo poster design exhibition, Polak historical house, Hormoz Island, April 2019
Solo illustration exhibition, Ariana Art Gallery, Tehran, February 2019
Solo illustration exhibition, Anomalie Art Club, Berlin, June 2018
Solo illustration exhibition, Lyan Gallery, Dusseldorf, May 2018
Solo illustration exhibition, Echomusée Gallery, Paris, May 2018
Solo illustration exhibition, Art bass Gallery, Brussels, May 2018
Solo illustration exhibition, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, September 2017
Solo illustration exhibition, Aran Gallery, Brussels, January 2017
Solo illustration exhibition, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, January 2017

Group exhibitions
Group poster design exhibition, national Galley of Jamaica, February2019
Group painting exhibition, Saless Gallery, Tehran, January 2019
Group painting exhibition, 4Gallery, Tehran, December 2018
Group poster design exhibition, Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, November 2018
Group painting exhibition, Sa Gallery, Tehran, November 2018
Group poster design exhibition, Medicine Gallery, Birmingham, October 2018
Group poster design exhibition, Klostergarten, Bersenbrücker, August 2018
Group poster design exhibition, Baltic triangle, Liverpool, June 2018
The third annual Iranian Expo, Shiva Art Center, Barcelona, June 2018
Group painting exhibition, Noghteh Khat Gallery, Bandarabbas, February 2018
Group painting exhibition, Sa Gallery, Tehran, September 2017
Group painting exhibition, Negah Gallery, Tehran, September 2017
Group cartoon exhibition, Tehran’s House of Arts, Tehran, 1996
Group cartoon exhibition, Shafagh Cultural Center, Tehran, July 1995

Festival Participations
Nominated for the best poster of AltFF Movies Festival, Canada, 2018
Reached the 6th, 32nd, and 41st place amongst 60 in the professional category of The 6th International Reggae Poster Contest, 2018
Selected amongst the top 45 out of 8000 participants, Embracing Our Differences Festival, Sarasota, Florida, 2018
Best Cartoon in the Face-to-Face Cartoon Competition, Tehran, 1996
First place winner of Tehran Electricity Festival Drawing Competition, 1995
Umoristi A Marostica, Italy, 1994 and 1995
2nd Tehran International Cartoon Exhibition at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996
Tehran Blue Sky Cartoon Festival at Bahman Cultural Center, 1995
Anti-Cigarette Festival, Tehran, 1996
Perasikaba Caricature Festival, Brazil, 1994
Nippon Cartoon Festival, Japan, 1994

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