Born 1976 Tehran, Iran Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



MFA, New York Academy of Art 
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York 

Solo Exhibitions

Perrotin, Shanghai, China (Forthcoming)

Ali Banisadr "The Changing Past" Victoria Miro, London 
Princeton University Art Museum: Display of "Return to Mother", Mathey College Common Room, Princeton, NJ

"Return to Mother", Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris 

"These Specks of Dust", Kasmin, NY 
"Beautiful Lies", Museo Stefano Bardini and
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy 

"Ali Banisadr /Matrix 185", Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 
"Ultramarinus-Beyond the Sea", Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece 

"Ordered Disorders", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris 
"Bosch & Banisadr, Ali Banisadr: We work in shadows", Gemäldegalerie, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
"Foreign Lands: Ali Banisadr", Het Noordbrabants Museum,'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
"Micro-Macro: Ali Banisadr & Andrew Sendor", MOCA Jacksonville, FL, US 

"The World Upside Down", BlainSouthern, Berlin




"Trust in the Future", Sperone Westwater, New York

Frieze New York, Presented by Sperone Westwater

"In Medias Res", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
"At Once", BlainSouthern, London, UK

"Motherboard", Sperone Westwater, New York

"We Haven't Landed on Earth Yet", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

"It Happened and It Never Did", Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

"Evidence" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (works on paper)
"Paintings" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

​Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Group Exhibitions

"Print Project Space", Cristea Roberts Gallery, London
"Summer Exhibition", Royal Academy of Arts, London 
"Au bout de mes rêves (I will follow my dreams to the end)" Vanhaerents Art Collection, Lille 3000, The Tripostal in Lille, France
"Shades of Daphne", Kasmin, New York (curated by Stephanie Cristello)
"Between before and after",Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

"100 Years", Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Buick Building, Miami, FL
"Lindisfarne Gospels", Laing Art Gallery, New Castle, UK
"Dont fuck with our human", Fabian Lang Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
"Taxonomies of Imagination", Make Room LA, Los Angeles (Curated by Andrew Sendor)
"Daphne without Apollo. Transformations from Richter to Lassnig from the Klöcker Collection" , Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Germany
"Soft Edge of the Blade", Frieze No 9 Cork Street with Dastan Gallery, London, UK

"Epic Iran" Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
"Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians", Asia Society, New York
"Le Cinquiéme Printemps", Custot Gallery, Dubai
"The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue", Victoria Miro on Vortic
"30 Years in Paris", Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Pantin, France
"A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean", Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

"Artists for New York", Hauser & Wirth, New York
"Libro de Disegni", Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India 
"Parley for the Oceans x Vortic", Kasmin
"Protean", Kasmin Gallery, New York
"New Editions" Print Project Space, Cristea Roberts Gallery, London 

"We Contain Multitudes", Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India (Curated by Ali Banisadr)

"Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century", The Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, 
 Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
"Doodles and Disegno", BlainSouthern, Berlin, Germany
"Acquisitions Recentes Du Cabinet D'Art Graphique", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
"NGORO NGORO 2",  Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, Germany  
"New on The Wall (N.O.W.), Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

"Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians", The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
"Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians", Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

"Iranian voices: recent acquisitions of works on paper" The British Museum, London, UK
"My Abstract World", Me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, Germany
"A Question of Perspective", Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland 

"Charity for the Refugees", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

"Eurasia. A view on Painting", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France
"Between Worlds", Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India (Curated by Jane Neal)
"Love Me, Love Me Not", Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan 



"Love Me/ Love Me Not", Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbors, The 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
"Expanded Painting", Prague Biennale 6, Prague, Czech Republic
"Cinematic Visions: Painting at The Edge of Reality", Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
"A Selection of Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Safar/Voyage, Museum of Anthropology(MOA) at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (Curated by Fereshteh Daftari)
Frauen Liebe und Leben (The Klöcker collection) at the Lehmbruck Museum , Duisburg, Germany
Disaster: The End of Days, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France
Tectonic , The Moving Museum, Gate Village DIFC, Dubai
Dynasty, Hotel Particulier, New York, NY (Curated by Omar-Lopez Chahoud)

"Contemporary Iranian art in the Permanent Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (March-September)
Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY (Curated by Livia Straus & Lilly Wei)
The Sound of Painting , Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy (Curated by Margherita Artoni)
Lucie Fontaine: Estate Vernissage, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Hue and Cry, Sotheby’s (S2 Gallery) New York, NY; (Curated by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld)
Referencing History, Green Art Gallery, Dubai (curated by Jane Neal)

XXSmall, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
East Ex East, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy (Curated by Jane Neal)
Visions, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy

Hareng Saur : Ensor and Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent, Belgium
Contemporary Notes, Assar Gallery, Tehran, Iran (Curated by Vahid Sharifian)
Ghosts, Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy

Epic Painting (Ali Banisadr, Charles Browning, Robert Colescott, Julie Heffernan, Laurie Hogin, Nicky Nodjoumi), Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA
Raad O Bargh- Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, Austria
Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Raad O Bargh – 17 Artists from Iran, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris

Weaving The Common Thread, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Utopia Dystopia, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Small is Beautiful (2), Flowers Gallery, New York
Post Graduate Fellows Exhibition, New York Academy of Art

Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York
Homecoming, New York Academy of Art, New York
CAA Exhibition, Hunter College/Time Square Gallery, New York

Tribeca Ball, Skylight, New York
Summer Painters, Chateau de Balleroy, France

In Exile, Visual Arts Gallery, New York

Public Collections

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria 
The Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Buffalo AKG Art Museum, New York
The British Museum, London, UK
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Miniature Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX (Long term loan) 
The Olbricht Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Francois Pinault Foundation, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Sammlung Essl ,Klosterneuburg, Austria
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
The Wurth Collection , Künzelsau, Germany
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium




John Yau, Doris von Drathen and Charlotte Mullins, "Ali Banisadr: The changing past", The 95-page case bound book is richly illustrated with 25 colour plates. designed by Kate Rogers and printed by Roy Killen, Victoria Miro

Sergio Risaliti, Mary Jo Bang, Chiara Gatti, "Ali Banisadr:Beautiful Lies", Forma Edizioni, 112 pages
Charlotte Mullins, " A Little History of Art", Yale University Press , 336 pages

Contributions by Negar Azimi, Robert Hobbs , Joe Lin-Hill and John Yau, "Ali Banisadr Monograph", Rizzoli Electa, 344 pages 

Patricia Hickson, "Seeing Red", Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CT (Catalog)

Julia M. Nauhaus, "Bosch & Banisadr, Ali Banisadr: We Work in Shadows", Gemäldegalerie Academy of fine arts Vienna, 88 pages
Fereshteh Daftari, "Persia Reframed: Iranian visions of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bloomsbury, 288 pages
Robert Hobbs, "The Art of Sensation", Published by Het Noordbrabants Museum, The Netherlands, 80 pages 
Barry Schwabski, Todd Bradway,Susan A. Van Scoy, Robert R. Shane, Louise Sørense."Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism", published by D.A.P. 368 pages 
Murtaza Vali, "Embodying the Miniature", Published by Galerie Isa, Mumbai, 90 pages (March 2019)

David Anfam, Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi, Negar Azimi, "Ali Banisadr Volume 2", Published by BlainSouthern, 236 pages (September 2018)
Olivia Sand,Contemporary Voices in Asian and Islamic Art, Skira, 544 pages (November 28, 2017)
Mark W.Scala, Media Farzin, Simon Morley, "Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century (MIT Press), The Frist Center for the visual arts, Nashville, TN (March 2018)

Thomas P. Campbell, Christopher Noey, " The Artist Project: What Artists see when they look at Art", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phaidon (October 2017)
Lilly Wei, "Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future", Sperone Westwater, 48 pages
Sussan Babaie, Natasha Morris, Venetia Porter, "Honar The Afkhami Collection of Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art", Phaidon, 280 pages (May 2017)
Fereshteh Daftari, "Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians", Aga Khan Museum, Black Dog Publishing (February 2017)

Thomas Olbricht, Sarah Sonderkamp, Max Dax, "My Abstract World" 120 pages (September 2016)

Philippe Dagen, "Ali Banisadr: In Medias Res", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 64 pages, (December 2015)
Charlotte Mullins, "Picturing People: The New State of the Art", Thames & Hudson, 192 pages (October 2015)
“Global Perspective on Visual Vocabulary”, PRŌTOCOLLUM, 352 pages (October 2015)
​Robert Hobbs, "Ali Banisadr : Assaying the in-Between", One Hundred and Twenty Five Paintings, BlainSouthern (February2015) 
Boris Groys, "In Conversation with Ali Banisadr" One Hundred and Twenty Five Paintings, BlainSouthern (February 2015)
Robert Hobbs, Boris Groys, One Hundred and Twenty Five Paintings, BlainSouthern, 244 pages (February 2015)

Norman Rosenthal, “Eurasia: A View on Painting”, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 84 pages (November 2014)
Donald Kuspit, Irving Sandler, Margaret McCann, Bob Colacello, "The Figure" , Skira Rizzoli 240 Pages (September 2014)
Jeffrey Deitch ,“Sound of Painting”, Sperone Westwater, 48 pages (March 2014)
Michael Peppiatt ,"Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art”, Gatehouse Publishing, 240 pages (January 2014)


Nicola Trezzi, "Ali Banisadr": Tectonic, 405 Pages (April 2013)
Giancarlo Politi, Helena Kontova, Nicola Trezzi, "Expanded Painting": Prague Biennale 6, 205 Pages (June 2013)
Nicholas Cullinan, Negar Azimi, Dina Nasser-Khadivi, Nada Raza, "Love me Love me Not": Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan and its Neighbours, The 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale Catalogue, 164 pages (June 2013)
Fereshteh Daftari, Jill Baird, "Safar/Voyage", Published by UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver 121 pages (April 2013)
Philippe Dagen, Raimund Stecker, Denise Wendel-poray, "Frauen Liebe Und Leben", Lehmbruck Museum, Hatje Cantz, 288 Pages (April 2013)
Michael Bracewell, "Disaster: The End of Days”, Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (March 2013)

Margherita Artoni, The Sound of Painting, Published by Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, 75 pages (November 2012)
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, "Hue + Cry”, Published by Sotheby's S2, New York (October 2012) 
Maryam Ekhtiar, Greg Lindquist, “We Haven’t Landed on Earth Yet”, Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, D.A.P. (June 2012) 
Jane Neal, “Referencing History”, Published by Green Art Gallery, Dubai (May 2012)

Nicola Trezzi, "Visions", Published by Monica De Cardenas, Milan, 55 pages : Ali Banisadr, Jules De Balincourt, Tomory Dodge, Barnaby Furnas, Ryan Mosley (September 2011)
Jane Neal, "East ex East", Published by Brand New Gallery, Milan, 104 pages (June 2011)
Hareng Saur : Ensor and Contemporary Art, distributed by Ludion, S.M.A.K. and MSK Ghent, 2010, 240 pages                                                                                                                      (Texts by Pierre Alechinsky, Ali Banisadr , Susan Canning, Robert Hoozee, Timothy Hyman, Yang Jiechang, Bart Koubaa, Thomas Kowalski, Enrique Marty, Emilio López-Menchero, Raymond Pettibon, Elly Strik, Koen Theys and Philippe Van Cauteren)

Fereshteh Daftari, "Ali Banisadr", Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 2010, 52 pages

Epic Painting, Bucknell University/Samek Art Gallery, 2009 (Essay by Dan Mills)
Different Sames: New Perspectives on Contemporary Iranian Art, ed. Hossain Amirsadeghi (London: TransGlobe Publishing Ltd., 2009)
Raad O Bargh, Text by Vali Mahlouji (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, 2009) 20-23.
Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East (London: The Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009), 33–36.

Ali Banisadr: Paintings (New York: Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, 2008)



Marc-Christoph Wagner, Interview with Ali Banisadr, Louisiana Museum Channel (May 2024) Video
Interview between HUMA BHABHA and ALI BANISADR, Elephant magazine (May 2024)
Seb Emina,Wild Memory Radio: "Ali Banisadr House in Tehran", WePresent, (March 2024)

Kate Neave, Interview with Ali Banisadr", Hero magazine (Winter 2023)
Maximiliane Leuschner, "Art Seen: Ali Banisadr The Changing Past, The Brooklyn Rail (November 15, 2023)
Will Jennings," Art Review: Looking beyond Ali Banisadr at Victoria Miro", Canvas Magazine (November 7, 2023)
Bella Bonner-Evans, "Ali Banisadr Pieces a Fragmented World Back Together In ‘The Changing Past’ at Victoria Miro", Elephant Magazine (October 31, 2023)
Annabel Downes, " Ali Banisadr Orchestrates the Senses at Victoria Miro", Ocula Magazine ( October 18, 2023)
Elizabeth Gregory|Dominique Hines| Nancy Durrant, "Ali Banisadr: The Changing Past", Evening Standard (october 13, 2023)
Pearl Fontaine, "Best London Exhibitions: From Performance Art to Portraiture", Whitewall (October 10, 2023)
Edmee Lepercq, "10 Must-See Lonodn Shows during Frieze Week 2023", Artsy (October 9, 2023)
Elaine YJ Zheng," London's Must-See Gallery Exhibitions", Ocula magazine (October 4, 2023)
Nazanine Nouri, "Ali Banisadr Gets Major Solo Show at London's Victoria Miro Gallery", Kayhan Life (October 3, 2023)
Ottessa Moshfegh and Ali Banisadr, "Conversations", Grand Journal (May 2023)
Uzomah Ugwu, "An Appreciated Conversation with Ali Bansiadr", Arte Realizzata (May 23, 2023)
Readings,"Book of Lies" article, Harper's Magazine (April 2023)
"Ali Banisadr's Axe to the frozen sea within us", Ocula Magazine, (March 17, 2023)
Abeer Mishkhas, "Ali Banisadr about Art,history and return to mother" Ashraq Al-Awsat ( January 19, 2023)

Philippe Dagen, "Ali Banisadr: Return to Mother review, Le Monde (September 10, 2022)
Laurent Boudier, "Ali Banisadr: Return to Mother", Télérama magazine, (September, 2022)
Shanti Escalante-De Mattei, "D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum Announces Massive Acquisition Spree of 95 Works", ArtNews (August 24, 2022)
Ana Vidal Egea, "Ali Banisadr, el pintor que puede escuchar y saborear sus cuadros", EL PAÍS Semanal (May 30, 2022)
Ksenia M. Soboleva, "Contemporary Iranian Art That Doesn’t Shy Away from Politics", Hyperallergic (February 2022)

Melanie Gerlis, "Art Basel Miami Beach opens in a younger, richer, techier city", Financial Times (November 26, 2021)
Brain T. Allen, "Persian Parables" National Review ( October 23, 2021)
Osman Can Yerebakan, " For Iranian Collector Mohammed Afkhami, Art Reflects His Country’s History and Future", Artsy (October 19, 2021)
Viviana Mazza, "Bugie, Bellezza L'eredità di Shahrazad", Corriere della Sera, (August 28, 2021)
Davide Daninos, "Ali Banisadr “Beautiful Lies” Museo Stefano Bardini e Museo di Palazzo Vecchio / Firenze", Flash Art (August 5,2021)
Gabriella Angeleti and Wallace Ludel, "Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend", The Art Newspaper (June 18, 2021)
Teresa Scarale, "Ali Banisadr, la 'bella menzogna' degli archetipi", WeWealth (July 2021)
"Flow in and out of reason Through Ali Banisadr's Captivating Paintings", Art of Choice (June 17, 2021)
Dan Rubenstein, "Ali Banisadr", The Grand Tourist Podcast (June 2021)
Lara Pan, "Interview with Ali Banisadr", Whitehot Magazine ( June 2021)
Jessica Holmes, "Ali Banisadr:These Specks of Dust", The Brooklyn Rail (June 2021)
Francesca Aton, "Painter Ali Banisadr on Synesthesia, Meditation, and the Infinite Possibilities of a Blank Canvas", ArtNews ( May 28, 2021)
Lucy Rees, "Ali Banisadr's vibrant paintings created during the pandemic debut at Kasmin", Galerie Magazine (May 21, 2021)
Brooke Jaffe, "Ali Banisadr Sees Infinite Possibilities While Painting", ArtNews IGTV Live (May 18, 2021)
Andy Battaglia, "Ali Banisadr paints a picture", ArtNews, (April/May 2021)
Cathryn Drake, "Ali Banisadr-Benaki Museum", Artforum, (April 2021)
Ben Luke, "A Brush With... Ali Banisadr" Podcast, The Art Newspaper (March 31, 2021)
Osman can Yerebakan, "Finding Hope in the Chaos: Ali Banisadr Interview", Bomb Magazine (January 28, 2021)
Alexia Antsakli Vardinoyanni, "Ali Banisadr: when the Simorgh paints" Artflyer (January 25, 2021)
Maros Vasileiadou, "The Transcedental worlds of blue", Kathimerini (January 20, 2021)

Robert Hobbs, "Ali Banisadr and Robert Hobbs in conversation", Hosted by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ( November 20, 2020)
Peter Saenger, Icons: "Worlds Within Wolrds", Wall Street Journal" (October 24-25, 2020)
Christos Paridis, "The Iranian Artist Ali Banisadr exhibits his work at the Benaki Museum", LIFO, (October 25, 2020) 
Omid Memarian, "Ali Banisadr and the art of Visual Thinking", Global Voices (October 22, 2020) 
Karen Rosenberg, "Artful Anywhere: A studio visit with painter Ali Banisadr", Artful Jaunts Magazine (June 30, 2020) 
Patricia Hickson, Ali Banisadr in conversation with Patricia Hickson, Art Basel Events (June 20, 2020)
David Anfam, The Brooklyn Rail New Social Environment : Ali Banisadr in conversation with David Anfam (Live Conversation) (May 13, 2020)
Maryam Eisler, “Confined Artists-Free Spirits”, Lux Magazine (May 24, 2020)
Greg Herbowy," Portfolio: Ali Banisadr's mysterious, mythmaking work", Visual Arts Journal (Cover) Spring/Summer 2020
"Ali Banisadr-Zen and the symphonic time machine", Art Grind Podcast (March 2020)

Ayesha Shehmir, "Orchestra of colours", Harper's Bazaar Art"(Cover) (December 2019)
Abeer Mishkhas, Review, Ashraq Al-Awsat (November 6, 2019)
Philippe Dagen, "Sélection Galerie : Ali Banisadr Chez Thaddaeus Ropac, À Paris", Le Monde (October 26, 2019) 
Martina Meister, “Wachablösung: Paris ist das neue London”, Welt am Sonntag (October 20,2019)
Damien Aubel, "Ali Banisadr ou l'art en guerre", Transfuge Magazine (October 2019)
Rajesh Punj, "Controlled Explosives: Ali Banisadr Interview", Art & Deal Magazine (September 2019)
Rajesh Punj, "This Artist channels the vicious sounds of war in paint", Elephant Magazine (August 12, 2019)
Amanda Ryan, "Art out: Foreign Lands by Ali Banisadr", Musée Magazine (June 19, 2019) 
Jorne Vriens, "Ali Banisadr-Foreign Lands", Jegens & Tevens, (June 18, 2019)
Gerrit van den Hoven, "Verhalenverteller Ali Banisadr legt link tussen west en oost", BD Den Bosch (April 4, 2019)
Sana Khan, "Miniature Worlds", Art India: The Art News Magazine of India (April 2019)
Daniel A. Brown, "Micro-Macro at MOCA Jax", Void Magazine (February 12, 2019)
Charlie Patton, "The Big Picture: New MOCA exhibit looks at large, small artworks", The Florida Times-Union ( February 9, 2019)
Rinky Kumar, "Small wonders at display in Mumbai", DNA India (February 2, 2019) 

Anna Wallace-Thompson, "All the World's A Stage", Harpers Bazaar (Winter 2018) 
Balasz Takac, " How Contemporary painters explore the notions of the sublime", Widewalls (November 16, 2018)
Beate Scheder "karneval der Schemen", Welt am Sonntag (October 21, 2018) 
Anne Kohlick,"Ein Maler ist heutzutage so etwas wie ein Dinosaurier", Monopol Magazine (October 7, 2018)
Christian Herchenröder,"Berliner Galerienrundgang – Ein Triumph der Malerei", Handelsblatt (October 4, 2018)
Phong Bui, "Ali Banisadr with Phong Bui" The Brooklyn Rail (on the cover) (October 2018)
Ali Banisadr in conversation with Max Dax at BlainSouthern, Berlin (September 2018)
Arsalan Mohammed, "Ali Banisadr: Quiet Storms", Alserkal Avenue Podcast (September 28, 2018)
Monika Müller-Kroll, "It becomes a game of taming these things, these fragmentations", KCRW Berlin (September 26, 2018)
Caroline Goldstein & Sarah Cascone, "From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring", Artnet News, (April 11, 2018)

Anna Wallace-Thompson, "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", ArtasiaPacific (Sep/Oct 2017)
John Dorfman, " The Persian Version", Art & Antiques (September 2017) pp.56-58 
Jessica Holmes, "Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future", The Brooklyn Rail (July/August 2017)
Chris Becker, "How Does Art Reflect a Nation in Turmoil?", Houstonia (August 2017)
Molly Glentzer, "Exhibition opens window on contemporary Iran", Houston Chronicle (July 14, 2017) 
Devon Britt-Darby, "Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH", Arts + Culture Texas (July 2017) 
Mike Bergeron, Review,  Free Press Houston (July 2017)
Mimi Wong, "Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future", ArtAsiaPacific (June 7, 2017)
Bio Pic, "Ali Banisadr: How Synesthesia taught the artist to paint by sound", Modern Painters (June/July 2017 issue)
Ayesha Shaikh, “Exhibitionism: Trust in the Future.” Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, (Summer 2017), pp. 118-119 
Osman Can Yerebakan, "Interview: Ali Banisadr", ArtSpeak, (May 27, 2017)
Sam Cochran, "GO INSIDE NYC'S TOP 5 GALLERY SHOWS", Architectural Digest (May 22, 2017)
Ali Khadra, "Ali Banisadr Interview (Cover)", Canvas Magazine (March/April 2017)
Marina Nemat, "Pop goes Iran", The Globe and Mail (February 4, 2017)


"My Abstract World" Monopol Magazin (November 1, 2016)
Olivia Sand, "Profile: Ali Banisadr", Asian Art Newspaper (October 2016)
Anna Pataczek"Sessel, Sofa, Stehlampe", Der Tagesspiegel, (september 13, 2016)
Irmgard Berner, "Abstrakt ist nicht nur die Erinnerung", Berliner Zeitung (September 8, 2016)
"In conversation Ali Banisadr and Marius Bercea", Turps Banana, Issue #16
Natalie P, "The Beauty of Fragments-Ali Banisadr in an Interview", (June 2016)
Bloomberg Brilliant Ideas, "Chaotic Sound on the Canvas" Article, (May 2016)
Simon Broughton, "Magica sinfonia", Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, Spain (May 2016 issue) 
Bloomberg Documentary Brilliant Ideas: Ali Banisadr (March 21, 2016)
Rajesh Punj, "An Unspeakable Act: An Interview with Ali Banisadr", Art & Deal (March 2016 Issue)
Rajesh Punj, “ An Unspeakable Act ”, Artdependence Magazine Antwerp (March 2016 Issue) 
“Ali Banisadr on Hieronymus Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi” The Artist Project, The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (March 2016)
Robert Barry, Review, Frieze Magazine (March 2016 Issue)
Catherine Millet, “Ali Banisadr Review”, Art Press (March 2016 Issue)
Jeanne Prisser, Review, de Volkskrant (February 5, 2016) 
Shahla Rostami, "Rahe Abrisham", RFI Radio, France (January 22, 2016)
Emmanuel Dayde, "Dans la Compagnie des loups de Bosch" Art Absoluments (January 2016)

Olivier Cena, "La Chronique D'Olivier Cena", Télérama Magazine (December)
Sophie de Santis, "Ali Banisadr, Le Chaos Createur", Le Figaro Scope (December 9)
"Explodierende Bilder" Der Spiegel (November)
Anna Wallace-Thompson, “Studio Visit”, Canvas Magazine (November/December issue)
Mohamed Afkhami, Harper's Bazaar Art (September/October issue)
Mark Westall, "Heightened Senses", City Magazine, UK, (April)
Mo Abdi, "Review", BBC Persia (March 26, 2015)
"Get to know: Ali Banisadr", Art & Culture, Hunger TV (March 17)
Nickie Paxman, "Interview with Ali Banisadr", BBC World Service (March 11, 2015)
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, "What's on Critics' Choice", – Ali Banisadr: At Once’, The Saturday Review, The Times Weekend, (February 14, 2015)
Ali Banisadr in conversation with Charlotte Mullins at The Arts Club, London, UK (February, 12, 2015)
Alex Dymoke, "Audio Visual: Iranian-American artist Ali Banisadr comes to the UK”, City A.M. (February 5, 2015)

G.Roger Denson, "Personifying Iran in an Art of Dissent, Defiance, and Desire", The Huffington Post (October, 2014)
Deepali Nandwani, " The Balancing Act", Eat Stay Love (August 2014)
Zeenia F Baria, "International artists showcase works in Mumbai", The Times of India (July 2014)
Layne Goldman and Stefanie Waldek, "7 Contemporary works inspired by Bosch’s garden of earthly delights", ArtNews (July 3,2014)
Ruchika Kher, "A world canvas" Mid-Day Newspaper (July 2014)
"Painting :Ali Banisadr", Elle India (June 2014)
Lilly Wei, "Ali Banisadr: Interview", Studio International (June 2014)
Varsha Reshamwala, "State of Flux", Time Out Mumbai (June 2014)
Randy Kennedy, "Art School Creates a New Reality", The New York Times (May,21, 2014)
Katy Donoghue, "Ali Banisadr in conversation with Porochista Khakpour", WhiteWall Magazine (May 2014)
David Cohen, "Brueghel meets Mughal: Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater", ArtCritical (April 2014)
William Corwin, "Ali Banisadr Motherboard", The Brooklyn Rail (April 2014)
Lucian Harris, "In The Garden of Earthly Delights" Harper's Bazaar Art (Cover) (March/April 2014)
Noah Becker, "Ali Banisadr Interview", Whitehott Magazine (March 2014)
Meghan Dailey, " Painter Ali Banisadr's Sound Inspiration", The Wall Street Journal (March 2014)
Norm Havecroft, "Meet a NYFA Artist: Ali Banisadr", NYFA (March 2014)
Emily Mcdermott, " How Ali Banisadr Holds Memory", Interview Magazine (March 2014)
Danielle Murat, "Ali Banisadr's Motherboard at Sperone Westwater", M Daily (March 2014)

Cover of Flash Art International Magazine (July/August/September 2012)
G. Roger Denson, "Going Forward in Reverse : The Present Tense(ion) of History Painting", The Huffington Post (September, 7, 2012)
Julie Chae, "Conversation with Ali Banisadr", The Huffington Post (September, 4, 2012)
Julie Chae, "Conversation with artist Ali Banisadr", Arts in a Changing America (September, 2, 2012)
Will Corwin, "Ali Banisadr, Tehran to New York", Art on Air International Radio (August, 20, 2012)
Nicola Trezzi, “Ali Banisadr”, Flash Art International Magazine (July/August/September 2012)
Jane Neal, “What Lies Beneath”, Flash Art International Magazine (July/August/September 2012)
Greg Lindquist, "Voyager into the Unknown" (Catalog) Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (June 2012)
Maryam Ekhtiar, We Haven't Landed on Earth Yet" (Catalog) Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (June 2012)
Shirine Saad, "Impulse to Paint", Aishti Magazine (April/May 2012)
Rebecca Anne Proctor, "Historical Relayerings", Canvas Guide (May 2012)
Jyoti Kalsi, "Lessons from the Past", Gulf News (May, 25, 2012)
Pamela A Lewis," A Defiant Beauty: Contemporary Iranian Art from the Permanent Collection at the Met", Galo Magazine (March 2012)
Jonathan Beer, “Conversation with the Unnamed: Ali Banisadr”, Art-Rated (January 2012)

"Top 100 Artists" (Ranked #1) , Flash Art International Magazine (November/December 2011)
Margherita Artoni, "Visions", Flash Art International Magazine (November 2011)
Marco Tagliafierro, "East ex East", Artforum (October, 2011)
Barbara Casavecchia, "East ex East", Art Review (September, 2011)
Damiano Gulli, "East Ex East", Flash Art Magazine, Italy (October 2011)
Christopher French, "Ali Banisadr", ARTnews (September 2011)
Media Farzin, "Profile: Clamour and Colour Ali Banisadr", Canvas Magazine (September 2011)
Amanda Church, "Ali Banisadr", Art in America, (June 29, 2011)
Vaziri, Katayoun. "Interview: Ali Banisadr : It Happened and It Never Did", BBC Persia (TV), Tamasha, (May 5. 2011)
Olivia Sand, "Profile: Ali Banisadr", Asian Art Newspaper (February 2011)
Augustin Besnier, "Ali Banisadr Evidence", Paris Art, (January 2011)

Valerie de Maulmin., "Les arcanes poetiques d' Ali Banisadr", Connaissance des Arts, Paris (November, 2010)
Fereshteh Daftari, "Voices of Evil: A common world order", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Publication (2010)
"Prima candelina coi fantasmi: una mostra astratta e figurativa" il Giornale, Italy (September 15, 2010)
Chiara Badinella e Fabrizio Affronti, "Ali Banisadr: Un caos controllato in procinto di andare a pezzi" , Flash Art Magazine, Italy 286 (August/September 2010) issue
Vahid Sharifian, "Interview with Ali Banisadr", Tandis Magazine, Tehran (May, 2010)
Alexandra Cheney, "All's Fare in Art", Wall Street Journal, (May 9, 2010)
Chiara Badinella e Fabrizio Affronti, "Grandi Masteri, Fonte Perenne", La Casana, (March, 2010) Italy
Genie Godula, "Ali Banisadr", France 24 (Video), (February 12, 2010)
Sophie De Santis, "Ali Banisadr", Le Figaro, (February 23, 2010)
Catherine Rigollet, "Ali Banisadr", L'agora Des Arts, (March 2010)
Nicolas Villodre, "Ali Banisadr", Paris Art, (March 2010)

Tom Jeffreys, "Unveiled New Art From The Middle East," Spoonfed, (January 29, 2009)
Santevecchi Guido, "Arte Shock Per I' Islam Senza Veli," Corriere Della Sera, (January, 31, 2009)
Neal Brown, "Middle Eastern Promise," The First Post, (February 2, 2009)
Philippe Dagen, "Le Moyen-Orient détrône la Chine chez Saatchi, collectionneur avisé," Le Monde, (February 6, 2009)
"Thunder and Lightning", WallPaper (February 20, 2009)
Alireza Amirhajibi, "Iranian Raad O Bargh in Paris and London," Etemad Melli, (February 2009)
Eric Van Tuijn, "The Middle East Unveiled", MetropolisM (March 2009)
Philippe Dagen, "Raad O Bargh", Le Monde (March 8, 2009)
Fiona Gruber, "New Middle Eastern Art", ABC Radio National, (March 15, 2009)
Emily Verla Bovino, "Raad O Bargh", Frieze Magazine, (April 2009)
Morad Montazami, Review, ArtPress, (May 2009)
"Donner Und Blitz Aus Dem Iran", Der Standard, Austria (July 29, 2009)
Robert Ayers, Modern Painters, (November, 2009)

Karen Rosenberg, "Ali Banisadr," The New York Times, (7 November 2008)
Greg Lindquist, "Ali Banisadr," The Brooklyn Rail, (December 2008 – January 2009)
Halasz, Piri. "Detour Through Chelsea," (An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep, No. 81:1 December, 2008
James Wagner, "Ali Banisadr at Leslie Tonkonow", (December, 2008)


Honoree at Katonah Museum of Art

Honoree at Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture garden: celebrating the next generation of contemporary artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting 

Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, New York Academy of Art, New York

Travel Grant to Normandy, France at the Chateaux Balleroy 
Prince of Wales / Forbes Foundation 

Visiting Artist/Talks

Ali Banisadr:Contemporary thoughts on Picasso, In conversation with Kenneth Brummel (Art Gallery of Ontario) AGO (January 13, 2022)

Ali Banisadr and Idris Khan discuss the mystery of blue with Art Critic Ben Luke, Vortic collect (February 24, 2021)

Robert Hobbs, "Ali Banisadr and Robert Hobbs in conversation", Hosted by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ( November 20, 2020)
Evolution or Disconnection in Contemporary Iranian Art: Maryam Ekhtiar, Talinn Grigor, Ali Banisadr, Layla Diba, Jalinous Lecture series hosted by Georgetown University (November 20, 2020)
Art Basel OVR Event: Ali Banisadr in Conversation with Patricia Hickson (June 22, 2020)

Artist talk at Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Holland ( April 5, 2019) 
Symposium at MOCA Jacksonville, FL (January 2019)

Visiting Artist at MICA, Maryland Institude College of Art (October 2018) 
Symposium at The Frist Art Museum, Chaos & Awe: Painting for the 21st century, Nashville, TN (Septmber 8) 

Panel Discussion at New York Academy of Art, New York (September 20, 2017)
Panel Discussion at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX  (September 13)
Artist Symposium: Rebels, Jesters, Mystics, Poets: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada (May 27)    

Artist Talk with Ali Banisadr, New York Academy of Art, New York (October 5)
“Ali Banisadr on Hieronymus Bosch’s The Adoration of the Magi” The Artist Project, The Metropolitan Museum of Art  (March)       



Art + Reality symposium: Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in context, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, MA (April 17-18)
Ali Banisadr in conversation with Charlotte Mullins , The Arts Club, London, UK  (February 12)

Ali Banisadr and Porochista Khakpour in conversation at Sperone Westwater, NY (April)


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

New York Academy of Art, NY

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY