Masoud Akhavanjam was born in 1969 in Tehran, Iran, and was sent to Boarding School in Marburg Germany, at the age of 14.
In 1989 Masoud Akhavanjam moved to the United States and attended the George Washington University, receiving a degree in Biology in 1995. In 2005 he received an Executive MBA degree from the Kempten University of Applied Science in Germany, from 1997 to 2011 Masoud Akhavanjam managed the Design Department of his family’s Iranian manufacturing company for household appliances. Later with the knowledge he had gained through his experience in the manufacturing business and the interest he always had in sculpture he established his own workshop, making his first bronze sculpture in 2011.
In 2013 Masoud Akhavanjam had his first solo exhibition at the Etemad Gallery in Tehran, followed by a solo exhibition at the Niavaran Cultural Palace in 2015, Shirin Gallery in 2016, Khak Gallery in 2019. In addition, he participated in Abu Dhabi Art in 2016, and CONTEXT Art Miami in 2016 with Shirin Gallery. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in places such as Opera Gallery, Mojdeh Gallery, Mohsen Gallery and Ariana Gallery in Tehran. In 2015 Akhavanjam participated in the Magic of Persia Auction Dubai, and 2016, 2017 and 2019 at the Tehran Auction.
His works have been shown at the GAA Foundation exhibition at the Giardini Marinaressa, in the context of Venice Biennale in 2019. Akhavanjam lives and works between the United Kingdom and Iran.
Sculptures by masoud akhavanjam
2019 Iranian art will abound at the Venice Biennale despite
US sanctions, The Art Newspaper
Iranian artist Masoud Akhavanjam to present two works
alongside the Venice Biennale,
Katherine Keener, Art Critique
Solo Iranian Sculptures Show at Art Marbella 2019, Arte
Masoud Akhavanjam, Dilemma of Man and Metamorphosis,
Depicting Decisions and Dilemmas, ArtScoop
Interview with Sculptor Masoud Akhavanjam, Beren Dere,
GAA Foundation to display works by Iranian sculpture in
Venice, Teheran Times