Bita Vakili

Bita Vakili

Bita Vakili was born in 1973, Tehran. She started painting from high school and it is about 25 years that she is professionally active in this field. She holds a bachelor degree in painting from the Faculty of Art of the Azad University and a master degree in painting from the faculty of Art at Tehran University. Vakili showcased her artworks at more than 70 solo and group exhibitions in Iran, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA, China, Monaco, Armenia, Malaysia, France and other countries. Vakili has earned a record of 25, 32, 48 thousand dollars at Christie’s auction in Dubai. By selling her artwork at the12th Christie Dubai auction, she has been announced as the most expensive female artist in the Middle East.

  Individual Exhibitions:

  • Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2001)
  • Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2005)
  • Mah E Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2009)
  • Mah E Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2010)
  • Mah E Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2012)
  • Boom Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2015)
  • E1 Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2016)

Group Exhibitions:

  • The Selection of Contemporary Paintings, Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2002) 
  • The Exhibition of Visual Arts by Tehran Female Artists, Niavaran Creation Foundation, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • New Experiences Exhibition, Members of the Society of Iranian Painters, The House of Iranian Artists, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • The Celebration of the Anniversary of the society of Iranian Painters, The House of Iranian Artists, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • Iranian Contemporary Artists, Lazar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2002)
  • Iranian Contemporary Art, Total Arts at Court Yard, Dubai, UAE (2003)
  • Beyond the Art of Illumination: The Contemporary Art of Iran, City Escape Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada (2003)
  • The First Annual Exhibition of Iranian Artists. The Institute for Promotion of the Visual Arts, Tehran, Iran (2003)
  • The Selection of Iranian Contemporary Arts Over Three Generation, National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Armenia (2004)
  • Cite' International des Arts, Paris, France (2004)
  • Assar Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2004)
  • The First Tehran Art Expo, Vahdat Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran (2004)
  • Spiritual Art Exhibition, Niavaran Creation Foundation, Tehran, Iran (2005)
  • Nature in Oriental Art, Saba Cultural and Artistic Center, Tehran, Iran (2005)
  • Abstract Group Exhibition by Members of the Society of the Iranian Painters, Niavaran Creation Foundation, Tehran, Iran (2006)
  • Beijing International Art Exposition, China (2006)
  • The fourth international painting biennial of the Islamic world, saba cultural & artistic Institute, Tehran, Iran (2007)
  • Iranian Spring, The first scientific seminar & exhibition of poetry & visual arts, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts (2007)
  • Haft Negah (7 views), Exhibition of Iranian visual Art, Tehran, Iran (2009)
  • Echoes in Blue Contemporary Iranian Art from Tehran, James Gray Gallery, CA, USA (2010)
  • Haft Negah (7views), Exhibition of Iranian visual Art, Tehran, Iran (2010)
  • "Bait Muzna" Gallery. Muscat, Oman: A Persian Art Exhibition (2011)
  • Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE (2011)
  • Iranian First Charity Art Auction, Shirin Art Gallery (2011)
  • The Second Exhibition of Young Talented Painters, Mellat Gallery (2011)
  • The other Half of Iran, Sem Art Gallery, Monaco (2012)
  • Alternative view, Three Generation of Iranian Woman Artists, Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2012)
  • Abstraction & Expression, Mellat gallery, Tehran, Iran (2014)
  • Persian Blue Exhibition, Ahvaz Contemporary Art Museum (2016)
  • Trends&Approaches in contemporary Iranian Art, Mellat gallery, Tehran, Iran (2017)
  • Landscapes up close, Niavaran Creation Foundation, Tehran, Iran (2017)
  • The collection of Iranian contemporary art, Malaysia (2017)
  • Art Expo Malaysia (2017)
  • CAMA Gallery, Cafe Royal, UK, London (2017)
  • CAMA GAllery, Sensation exhibition, UK, London (2018)

Auctions:

  • Christies, Dubai, International modern & contemporary Art (April 2010)
  • Christies, Dubai, International modern & contemporary Art, Arab & Iranian (October 2010)
  • Christies, Dubai, Modern & contemporary Art, Arab & Iranian and Turkish Art (April 2011)
  • Christies, Dubai, Modern & contemporary Art, Arab & Iranian Art (October 2011)
  • Christies, Dubai, Modern & contemporary Art, Arab & Iranian and Turkish Art (April 2012)
  • Modern & contemporary Art, Arab & Iranian Art, Dubai, UAE (October 2012)
  • First Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Second Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Third Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Fourth Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Fifth Tehran Auction, Modern & Contemporary Iranian Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Third Raad Charity Auction (2016)
Fish And Coral

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Fish And Coral

Shahrivar Signed, 2014 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

Passageway Signed, 2016 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

Passageway Signed, 2016 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

Shahrivar Signed, 2012 Mixed media on canvas

Lullaby for Tehran

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Lullaby for Tehran

Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

The Pulse of the Earth Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

The Pulse of the Earth Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

Shahrivar Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas

Untitled

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Untitled

Shahrivar Signed, 2017 Mixed media on canvas

Ah Seven years old

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Ah Seven years old

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

Colorful tension

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Colorful tension

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

Everyone is afraid

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Everyone is afraid

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

For you

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) For you

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

From every bit of life

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) From every bit of life

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

I have been sleeping I have dreamed

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) I have been sleeping I have dreamed

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

Much later than now

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Much later than now

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

Near the far

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Near the far

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

On the verge

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) On the verge

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

The beginning The end

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) The beginning The end

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

The last treasure

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) The last treasure

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

The secret seed

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) The secret seed

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

Under my skin

Bita Vakili (b. 1973) Under my skin

Earth Pulse Signed, 2018 Mixed media on canvas

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

SENSATION

London Gallery

SENSATION

group exhibition, 05 April - 20 June

Earth Pulse

London Gallery

Earth Pulse

solo exhibition, 29 November - 29 January

Works by Iranian artist held at UK border postponing exhibition

Works by Iranian artist held at UK border postponing exhibition

Bita Vakilli's work was withheld for a week by government officials

12 December, 2018


CAMA Gallery announces solo show of prominent female Iranian artist Bita Vakili

CAMA Gallery announces solo show of prominent female Iranian artist Bita Vakili

CAMA Gallery have announced a London solo exhibition of Iranian contemporary artist BitaVakili, considered one of the most successful female artists in the Middle East.This marksVakili’s first solo exhibition in the UK.The exhibition will open with a private view on 15th of November and run until 17th of December 2018.

14 November, 2018


Bita Vakili

Bita Vakili

CAMA Gallery have an announced a November exhibition of Iranian contemporary artist Bita Vakili at their London space. The exhibition will open with a private view on 15th of November and run until 17th of December 2018.

01 November, 2018


Uncovering Iran Contemporary Art Scene NUVO Magazine

Uncovering Iran Contemporary Art Scene NUVO Magazine

Ask the artist of art enthusiasts their opinion on the work of Babak Roshaninejad, Ghodratollah Agheli, or Bita Vakili and you may get a blank stare.

09 October, 2018


Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

CAMA Gallery, a Persian art specialist from Iran, has opened its first London gallery in Westminster.

04 June, 2018


Sensation Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery London

Sensation Iranian art in sensational first exhibition at Cama Gallery London

Attempts to isolate Iran politically for these past four decades have had an unexpected result: they have driven forward a dramatically innovative national contemporary arts scene.

21 May, 2018


We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian arts

We go deeper the artists spearheading the boom in Iranian arts

Their works, which capture a different side of life in Iran, are shifting for vast sums. As the first gallery devoted to Iranian art opens in Britain, we go behind the scenes

04 May, 2018


Sensation an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists

Sensation an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists

Following the success of their space in Tehran, CAMA Gallery, the new international market leaders in Modern and Contemporary Iranian art, have announced the opening of their London gallery today the 5th of April with an inaugural exhibition of 19 Contemporary Iranian artists.

05 April, 2018