Hero Magazine Ali Banisadr Interview by Kate NeaveWinter 2023
The Brooklyn Rail Maximiliane Leuschner, "Art Seen: Ali Banisadr The Changing Past"November 15, 2023
Elephant Magazine Bella Bonner-Evans, "Ali Banisadr Pieces a Fragmented World Back Together In ‘The Changing Past’ at Victoria Miro"October 31, 2023
Ocula Magazine Annabel Downes, " Ali Banisadr Orchestrates the Senses at Victoria Miro"October 18, 2023
Grand Journal Ottessa Moshfegh and Ali Banisadr, "Conversations"May 24, 2023

The writer Ottessa Moshfegh and the artist Ali Banisadr on artistic process, improvisation, and the power of repulsion.

Le Monde Philippe Dagen, "Ali Banisadr: Return to Mother" ReviewSeptember 10, 2022

English Translation: 

 It is difficult to describe the paintings of Ali Banisadr, born in Tehran in 1976 and whose studio is in Brooklyn. They are not abstract, though they appear to be, viewed from a distance: swirls, interlacing, coloured or black and white shapes sliding over each other. After a few moments, they reveal themselves to be inhabited by animal and human creatures, which are at once birds, lions and insects. They are reminiscent of those that populate religions in Sumer, in ancient Egypt, among the Hopi and Zuni Indians and others. The wind blows like a storm in this world of divinities, illuminated in the largest of canvases by a sun too big not to worry. It is then that we realise how much, through this painting full of symbols, Ali Banisadr shows the state of the world, its climate of wars and disasters. In their time, Jerome Bosch and Max Ernst, whom Ali Banisadr does not hide from admiring, did nothing else: they invented a metaphorical language to describe their present. The blue pastel drawings hung as a preamble to the paintings are very revealing: one can recognize in them several allusions to current events, in an almost raw state.


Télérama Magazine Laurent Boudier, "Ali Banisadr: Return to Mother"September, 2022
Corriere della Sera Review Viviana Mazza, "Bugie, Bellezza L'eredità di Shahrazad"August 28,2021
Flash Art Review Davide Daninos, Ali Banisadr “Beautiful Lies” Museo Stefano Bardini e Museo di Palazzo Vecchio / FirenzeAugust 5, 2021
The Art Newspaper Gabriella Angeleti and Wallace Ludel, "Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend"June 18, 2021
The Grand Tourist Podcast Ali Banisadr interviewed by Dan RubinsteinJune 16, 2021
Whitehot Magazine Lara Pan, "Interview with Ali Banisadr"June 15, 2021
The Brooklyn Rail Jessica Holmes, "Ali Banisadr:These Specks of Dust" at Kasmin GalleryJune 2021
ArtNews Francesca Aton, Painter Ali Banisadr on Synesthesia, Meditation, and the Infinite Possibilities of a Blank CanvasMay 28, 2021
Galerie Magazine Lucy Rees, "Ali Banisadr’s Vibrant Paintings Created During the Pandemic Debut at Kasmin"May 21, 2021
ArtNews: Art Talk Ali Banisadr Andy Battaglia, "Ali Banisadr Paints a Picture", ArtNewsApril/May 2021
ArtForum Review Cathryn Drake, "Ali Banisadr The Benaki Museum"April 1, 2021
The Art Newspaper Podcast: A Brush With... Ali BanisadrMarch 31, 2021

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Sufi poetry to Hieronymus Bosch. Hosted by Ben Luke.

Finding Hope in the Chaos: Ali Banisadr Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan BOMB MagazineJanuary 28, 2021
"Ali Banisadr: when the Simorgh paints" Alexia Antsakli Vardinoyanni, ArtflyerJanuary 25, 2021
Wall Street Journal: Icons "Worlds Within Worlds" Peter Saenger, Wall Street JournalOctober 25, 2020
Ali Banisadr and the art of ‘visual thinking’ Omid Memarian, Global Voices.October 22, 2020
Orchestra of Colours Ayesha Shehmir, Harper's Bazaar Art"(Cover)December 2019
"Sélection galerie : Ali Banisadr chez Thaddaeus Ropac, à Paris" Philippe Dagen, Le MondeOctober 26, 2019
"This Artist channels the vicious sounds of war in paint" Rajesh Punj, Elephant MagazineAugust 12, 2019
Art Out: Foreign Lands by Ali Banisadr Amanda Ryan, Musée MagazineJune 19, 2019
All the World's A Stage Anna Wallace-Thmpson, Harpers BazaarWinter 2018
Welt am Sonntag Beate Scheder "karneval der Schemen"October 21, 2018
"Ein Maler ist heutzutage so etwas wie ein Dinosaurier" Anne Kohlick, Monopol MagazineOctober 7, 2018
"Ali Banisadr with Phong Bui" In Conversation (October Cover) Phong Bui, The Brooklyn RailOctober 2018
"Ali Banisadr: It becomes a game of taming these things, these fragmentations" Monika Müller-Kroll, KCRW BerlinSeptember 26, 2018
Profile "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" Anna Wallace-Thompson, ArtasiaPacificSep/Oct 2017
Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future Jessica Holmes, The Brooklyn RailJuly/August 2017
"Trust in the Future: Ali Banisadr" Mimi Wong, ArtAsiaPacificJune 7, 2017
Bio Pic, "Ali Banisadr: How Synesthesia taught the artist to paint by sound" Modern PaintersJune/July 2017
"Interview: Ali Banisadr" Osman Can Yerebakan , ArtSpeakMay 27, 2017
“Exhibitionism: Trust in the Future” Ayesha Shaikh, Harper’s Bazaar ArabiaSummer 2017
"GO INSIDE NYC'S TOP 5 GALLERY SHOWS" Sam Cochran, Architectural DigestMay 22, 2017
Ali Banisadr Interview (Cover) Ali Khadra, Canvas MagazineMarch/April 2017
"Profile: Ali Banisadr" Olivia Sand, Asian Art NewspaperOctober 2016
In conversation Ali Banisadr and Marius Bercea Turps Banana, Issue #16July 2016
An Unspeakable Act: An Interview with Ali Banisadr Rajesh Punj, Art & Deal MagazineMarch 2016
Ali Banisadr Interview Rajesh Punj, “ An Unspeakable Act ”, Artdependence Magazine AntwerpMarch 2016
Ali Banisadr Review Catherine Millet, Art PressMarch 2016
Ali Banisadr Review Robert Barry, Frieze MagazineMarch 2016
"Ali Banisadr Le Chaos Créateur" Sophie De Santis, Le Figaro ScopeDecember 9, 2015
La Chronique D'Olivier Cena Olivier Cena, Télérama MagazineDecember 2015
Explodierende Bilder Der SpiegelNovember 19, 2015
"Studio Visit" Anna Wallace-Thompson, Canvas MagazineNovember/December 2015
Border Music and Painting Sound Nicki Paxman, BBC World ServiceMarch 11, 2015
‘What’s on critics’ choice – Ali Banisadr: At Once’ Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Saturday Review, The Times WeekendFebruary 14, 2015
The Balancing Act Deepali Nandwani, Eat Stay LoveAugust 2014
"International artists showcase works in Mumbai" Zeenia F Baria, The Times of IndiaJuly 7, 2014
"State of Flux" Varsha Reshamwala, Time Out MumbaiJune 2014
"Ali Banisadr Interview" Lilly Wei, Studio InternationalJune 2014
Ali Banisadr in conversation with Porochista Khakpour Katy Donoghue, WhiteWall MagazineMay 2014
Ali Banisadr Motherboard William Corwin, The Brooklyn RailApril 2014
Brueghel Meets Mughal David Cohen, ArtcriticalApril 11, 2014
Cover "In The Garden of Earthly Delights" Lucian Harris, Harper's Bazaar Art "Cover"March/April 2014
How Ali Banisadr Holds Memory Emily Mcdermott, Interview MagazineMarch 2014
Painter Ali Banisadr's Sound Inspiration Meghan Dailey, The Wall Street JournalMarch 2014
Ali Banisadr Interview Noah Becker, WhiteHot MagazineMarch 2014
"Conversation with Ali Banisadr" Julie Chae, The Huffington PostSeptember 4, 2012
Cover "Ali Banisadr" Nicola Trezzi, Flash Art International MagazineJuly/August/September 2012
"What Lies Beneath: Painting and the Archaeology of Invisibility" Jane Neal, Flash Art International MagazineJuly/August/September 2012
"Impulse to Paint" Shirine Saad, Aishti MagazineApril 2012
"Conversation with the Unnamed:Ali Banisadr" Jonathan Beer, Art-RatedJanuary 2012
Top 100 Artists (Ranked #1) Flash Art International MagazineNovember/December 2011
Review "Visions" Margherita Artoni, Flash Art International MagazineNovember 2011
Review Ali Banisadr Christopher French, ARTnewsSeptember 2011
"Clamour and Color" Media Farzin, Canvas MagazineSeptember 2011
"Review Ali Banisadr" Amanda Church, Art in AmericaJune 29, 2011
"Profile:Ali Banisadr" Olivia Sand, Asian Art NewspaperFebruary 2011
"Review Ali Banisadr" Greg Lindquist, The Brooklyn RailDecember 2008
"Review Ali Banisadr" Karen Rosenberg, The New York TimesNovember 7, 2008