About

Ali Nabavi was born in April 1987 in Iran

Combining Art & Education Since 1987

As a talented child, Ali had a great interest in art. At the age of 5, he began designing with a simple black pencil and over time, he experienced various forms of art including; theater, poetry, literature, drawing, oil painting, sculpting with clay, woodwork, wood-turning and mosaic, as well as the use of recycled materials in his artworks. In fact, he used his intuitive talent with any kind of material that would allow him to create art with joy.

With a curious mind, creative passion and an adventurous spirit, he experiments in most fields and forms of art, learning through his explorations. He uses research and independent study to continuously progress and grow. Despite earlier efforts to study in other fields like science, engineering, auto mechanics, as well as the human sciences, it became inevitable that art is his heart’s desire.

The Story

In 2011, Ali became a member of  The Pottery and Ceramics Association of Iran. He then started to work with the Director of the Persian Pottery and Ceramic Board of Iran, Master Artist Hirbod Hemmat-Azad and his wife Rojhaneh Hosseini.

During this time, Ali worked in the field of sculpture, ceramic, woodworking and iron. With this combination in design and implementation, he became a part of thier professional team.

After a year, between all the artworks he had done, he found that sculpturing is his favorite art and he teamed up with artist Behzad Ajdari, President of the Association of Iranian Pottery, and Farzad Faraji, Vice President of the Association of Iranian Ceramists.

Finally his training with these two great Masters turned his work into a serious art. He worked more than 12 hours a day for three years in order to become professional in design, concept implementation, modeling and molding.

Exhibitions

He exhibited his artworks at the exhibitions of :

  • Iranian Ceramist Association Exhibition: (Title “Frame”) 2012
  • Iranian Ceramist Association Exhibition: (Title “Lock”) 2013
  • Fajr International Exhibition 2014
  • Fajr International Exhibition 2015
  • In South Africa:
  • CSA Group Exhibition Cape Town, November 2016
  • Group Exhibition in Cape Town: (Title “What Art is For”) March 2017.