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Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
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44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Artist Details


Architect and sculptor Siah Armajani was born in 1939 in Lahijan, Iran. He graduated in 1960 with degrees in Art and Philosophy from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Thomas Jefferson’s House: West Wing—Sunset House, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (1977); Siah Armajani, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (1995); Siah Armajani: Dialogue with Democracy, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (2008); and Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy, Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore (2019). He has also participated in several group exhibitions, including Art by Telephone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (1969); New Art, Tate, London, UK (1983); Gardens of Iran: Ancient Wisdom, New Visions, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran (2004); and Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2016). Armajani died in 2020 in New York, NY.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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