About Amin Balaghi
Born in the
historic city of Shiraz, Iran in 1979, Amin Balaghi represents the pioneering
generation that joined Tehran's Art University in the aftermath of the Iranian
Revolution. Embarking on his professional journey, Balaghi made a notable
appearance at the Tehran Sculpture Biennial in 2002
Throughout his academic years, he actively engaged in exhibitions and
symposiums, leaving his mark on the cityscape with distinctive urban
sculptures. His prodigious talent during his university tenure led to a commission
from Tehran's municipality, culminating in the creation of the city's most
significant bronze statue of the era.
returning to his roots in Shiraz, Balaghi founded his bronze casting workshop.
Faced with technological constraints in Iran, his fervor for digital art
propelled him to build the nation's premier 3D printer in 2015. His adeptness
in Arduino programming, coupled with expertise in electronics and mechanics,
equipped him to innovate with CNC machines. This ingenuity gave birth to Iran's
most grandiose parametric iron sculpture.
an innate passion for figurative art and challenged by Iran's stringent
ideological bounds, Balaghi sought international platforms for his work.
Initiating his global journey in Russia and Germany, his craftsmanship was
celebrated when his sculpture was hailed as the pièce de résistance at the
Romanian Stone and Steel Symposium. His invitation as a Peace Ambassador to the
Egyptian Peace Event unveiled another facet of his versatility, merging
interactive sculpting with the realms of digital art and electronics.
Balaghi's aspirations to exhibit his sculptures in Iranian and international
galleries, he confronted barriers stemming from the religious edicts of the
Iranian regime. Yet, persistence prevailed when he magnificently showcased his
bronze collection at the International Fair Bordeaux in France in 2022. His
artistic flair further graced the screens when he featured in the 2023 Canadian
TV show, “Race Against the Tide.”
navigated through the intricate maze of Iran's ideological and political
landscapes, Balaghi has now nestled in Vancouver, Canada, setting up his
workshop. Here, he revels in the liberty to unreservedly cultivate and advance
his artistic vision.
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