Born in 1969 in Tehran, Iran, Masoud Akhavanjam was sent to Boarding School in Marburg
Germany, at the age of 14. In 1989 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 Akhavanjam managed the Design Department at his family’s Iranian manufacturing
company for household appliances. During his high school years he took a sculpture class to
make ceramic sculptures. He made hundreds in the 80's, some of which were sold. Later with
the knowledge he had gained through the manufacturing and the interest he always had in
sculpture, he established his own workshop, making his first bronze sculpture in 2011.
In 2013 Akhavanjam had his first solo exhibition at the Etemad Gallery in Tehran, followed by a
solo exhibition at the Niavaran Cultural Palace in 2015, and then a solo exhibition at the Shirin
Gallery in 2016. In addition, he participated in Abu Dhabi Art fair 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 latest exhibition was a solo exhibition at Khak Gallery in Tehran in February 2019.
In 2017, he exhibited as part of the GAA Foundation’s PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open
borders in the context of the 2017 Venice Biennale, and he is planning to participate at the same
exhibition with two large scale, stainless steel sculptures in 2019. Akhavanjam lives and works
between Spain and Iran.