AhmadReza Ahmadi

AhmadReza Ahmadi

Ahamd Reza Ahmadi is considered to be the founder of New Wave Poetry by the Iranian Artists' Centre and is recognized as a pioneer of surrealism in children's literature in Iran. He was born in Kerman in southeast of Iran in 1940. When he was seven years old, his family left Kerman to settle in the city of Tehran. Ahmadi completed his high school education at Dar ul-Funun. As a teenager, he experienced major political events such as the rise of nationalism and the hope of a democratically elected government. His entrance into adulthood coincided with the rise to power of the clerical establishment in Iran led by Ayatollah Khomeini. It is safe to say that Ahmadi's poems were born, and ultimately survived and flourished, despite a climate of political turmoil.

Safar dar shab (Journey at Night) is one of Ahmadi's most powerful works and is a story that touches upon social themes, referring to peace, coexistence, tolerance, and collaboration. The fireflies are messengers of peace who bring light, knowledge, beauty, and joy. There is antagonism between darkness and light, with light ultimately overcoming darkness. By selecting elements from nature and human life, and mixing these together, the author has succeeded in creating an atmosphere full of sensory images.

Dreams and imagination are the two basic building blocks in the writing of Ahmadi's stories. Ahmadi creates clashing worlds in which there are the juxtaposition of love, hatred, alienation and loneliness, ultimately giving way to reunion and wholeness, freedom and friendship. Although his stories are deeply rooted in Iranian cultural traditions, the themes are universal and apply to a range of ages and cultures.

Ahmad Reza Ahmadi has received many awards and recognitions for his works, including the National Cultural and Artistic Award (Bizhan Jalali) for Collected Poems in 2006. Parvaz dar shab (Flight at Night) was nominated by the Children's Book Council as the best story on peace at IBBY India in 2009. In addition, Ahmadi was recently awarded The Flying Pen, a prestigious national recognition for his contribution to children's literature (2009). His writing is thought to be unique in the way he creatively combines poetic and prose structures. His poems have been translated into many different languages including Arabic, Armenian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 30 x 42 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 30 x 42 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 2016 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

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Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes Signed, 1980 Watercolour and colour ink on cardboard 42 x 30 cm

Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes

Tehran Gallery

Thousands of Robinia were nothing compared to your eyes

solo exhibition, 27 April - 08 May

The reflection of Ahmadreza Ahmadis destruction days

The reflection of Ahmadreza Ahmadis destruction days

Ghods Online/Saba Karimi: The first painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, a contemporary poet, titled “Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes", was held in CAMA Gallery.

19 June, 2018


Meeting Aydin Aghdashlou With Ahmadreza Ahmadi

Meeting Aydin Aghdashlou With Ahmadreza Ahmadi

A strong reason for continuing life

18 June, 2018


Ahmad Reza Ahmadi I decided very suddenly

Ahmad Reza Ahmadi I decided very suddenly

Ahmad Reza Ahmadi is a familiar name in the field of literature who wants to showcase his painting’s works; he says about his referring to painting: “This was a sudden decision".

04 May, 2018


Painting Exhibition by Acclaimed Poet

Painting Exhibition by Acclaimed Poet

Celebrated Persian poet and writer Ahmad-Reza Ahmadi is to open his first painting exhibition on April 27 at Cama Art Gallery in Tehran.

04 May, 2018


Painting Exhibition of Ahmad Reza Ahmadi was opened

Painting Exhibition of Ahmad Reza Ahmadi was opened

The first painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi (poet) entitled " Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes” was opened with the participation of a group of artists.

03 May, 2018


Paintings by geranium poet in CAMA Gallery

Paintings by geranium poet in CAMA Gallery

Ahmadreza Ahmadi and drawings from thousand of Robinias

03 May, 2018


The poet of Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes showcasing his spiritual destruction images

The poet of Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes showcasing his spiritual destruction images

the first painting exhibition by Ahmad Reza Ahmadi, a contemporary poet, titled “Thousands of Robinias were nothing compared to your eyes", was held on Friday, April 27th, in CAMA Gallery The exhibition showcased 45 watercolor paintings from the poet.

03 May, 2018