Haleh Redjaian

Untitled (C_XXVIII), 2019
Threads on handwoven carpet
100 x 70 cm

Foto: Rudolf Strobl

Redjaian’s most recent work has been influenced by her reading of French philosopher Gaston Bachelards “The Poetics of Space” . Bachelard was a phenomenologist, holding the view that there was a dynamic interplay between an active mind and its surroundings. He undertook a systematic study, or “topoanalysis,” of the “space we love” and begins his analysis with the house, arguing that it is always more than a purely functional configuration of orthogonal planes. Embodied and affective experiences make the structural rigidity of such spaces undeniably flexible, allowing room for poetry. Redjaian approaches the grid the way Bachelard reads the house. In her drawings on paper , textile works, wall drawings and installations using thread, the grid is never entirely dominant or only functional. She deploys ready-made or hand-drawn grids and lines as a framework for her geometric elaborations.
In her textile works, Redjaian takes the traditional carpets as a founding basis of a complex, multi-layered structure of threads, she carefully applies to the surface to form abstract patterns. While traditional carpets have the colored string woven into them, the artist puts them on top, semi-attached to the actual rug.
By allowing irregularities and deviations within this strict order, she acknowledges the ever-present and unforeseen surprises that make up our incomprehensible lives.



Haleh Redjaian

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

1971 born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Awards & Scholarships

2019 Work scholarship of the Foundation Kunstfonds
2015 Research scholarship OF Berliner Senat

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2020White leaves one and two on their place, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (UAE)
Criss crossed, Whitehouse Gallery Lovenjoel (B)
2019Point, Lines, Planes, Krobath Wien (A)
2018Haleh Redjaian & Mathias Prenen, Chinamen from Oklahoma, Whitehouse Gallery Lovenjoel (B)
Inhabiting the grid, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (UAE)
2016in- sequence II, Federkiel Munich (D)
in- sequence, Magazin 4, Kunstverein Bregenz (AT)
Verknüpft, Haleh Redjaian und die Sammlung, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (D)
2015In-Between Spaces,Gallery Isabelle van den Eynden, Dubai (UAE)
Up on the toe the air is thinner, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin (D)
2013Friday Night Lights, Sox, Berlin (D)
Straight As A Line, Little Krimminals lV, Berlin (D)
Blossom on the tree you know how I feel, Haleh Redjaian & Henry Kleine, September, Berlin (D) 2012
Make the two into one, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (D)
2011Mersin, Masa Berlin, Betahaus, Berlin (D)
2003Ijl, Galerie Koraalberg, Antwerpen (B)
2002Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020Groupshow Krobath Wien, Wien (A)
Der Schnitt, Valerie Traan Antwerpen (B)
XL/XS, Vincenz Sala, Berlin (D)
Stasi frenetica, MAO, Turin (I)
2019Cross the Line, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf (D)
4 x 3: BAUHAUS, Alte Feuerwache, Berlin (D)
GLUE by DAG: alternative >f>acts / Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin (D)
Century-idee Bauhaus, drj. dr julius Galerie, Berlin (D)
All In, l’oiseau présent curated by Anke Völk, Cubiculum, Berlin
2018Repeater, Kai Erdmann Galerie, Hamburg (D)
High Noon, Arratia Beer Galerie, Berlin (D)
Kaleidoskop Worpswede, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede (D)
MKK goes Berlin, Sammlung Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Auktionshaus Ketterer Berlin
Jaou, Earth Pavillion curated by Khadija Hamdi, Tunis (Tun)
Out of Office, Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen (D
2017L’horreur du plein, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis (Tun)
Good Print, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (UAE)
Out of Office, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (D)
2016White Cube…. Literally, Curated Amanda Abi Khalil, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynden, Dubai (UAE)
Out of office, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt (D)
2015Arcadia Unbound, Funkhaus Berlin (D)
Standard International , Post Spatial Device #2, Geisberg, Berlin (D)
Starting Grid, Display Gallery, London,(UK)
Nice Drawings, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynden, Dubai (UAE)
2014SIEBEN ,Aktuelle Positionen aus der Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter , Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch (D)
Flash Frozen Fire, Haleh Redjaian, Alexander Wagner, Heimo Zobernig, ARRATIA/BEER, Berlin (D)
2013Berliner Mood, Valerie Traan, Antwerp (B)
Pophits & Alptraum – Artspace RheinMain, Offenbach (D)
2012Rita, sagen Sie jetzt nichts!, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt 2012, Kunstverein Tiergarten l Galerie Nord, Berlin (D)
Het Paradijs – Le Paradis- The Paradise, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)
2011Dorothea, Ancient and Modern, London (GB)
Pop Hits, Autocenter, Berlin (D)
2010My lonely days are gone, ARRATIA/BEER, Berlin (D)
Oeverture |Architectuur-Tussen droom en werkelijkheid, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)
Erodere, Märkisches Museum Witten, Germany “Equinox”, Grimmuseum, Berlin (D)
Gras dat verder groeit: Miniaturen , Museum 1302, Kortrijk (B)
2009Common Ground, second home project, Berlin (D)
Zeigen , eine Audiotour, Temporäre Kunsthalle , Berlin (D)
A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)
2007Paulo Post Futurum, 25 years lokaal 01, Museum Breda (N)
Gras dat verder groeit: Miniaturen , Boekentoren, Gent (B)
2006Gorge (l), Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (B)
Making sense in the city, AULA Gent i.s.m. Gent (B)
Haleh Redjaian – Dany Lobe, Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent (B)
2005Voorbij de Grens, De Markten, Brüssel (B)
2004Achterland en Achterdocht, Lokaal 01, Breda (N)
Achterland en Achterdocht, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen (B)
Förderungen & Residencies
2019Arbeitsstipendium der Stiftung Kunstfonds
2015Recherchestipendium Berliner Senat