- » 11/11/2016:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is celebrating its 25 year anniversary this weekend with lots of performances and events. On Sunday 13 November, Hossein Ghaemi is presenting Passing Within & Singing for New Stars, a new two-hour performance as part of the celebrations. Two performances 11am and 2pm, Sunday 13/11/16.
- » 21/10/2016:
Hossein Ghaemi has produced an audio podcast in two parts for Status Effect as part of an ongoing series of longform podcasts produced and edited by Andrew Varano. For Part I: Closest Star to the Moon (0:00-18:50), Ghaemi is in conversation with his mother, Nahid Ghaemi, talking about dreams and the Moon in English and Farsi. "I love the Moon." In Part II: Second Sight (1:16:50 - 1:42:56) Nahid Ghaemi sings and more conversation. "Sometimes I thought I am supernatural. My thinking might be a dream."
- » 14/12/2015:
Congratulations to Hossein Ghaemi for being awarded one of seven twelve-month, free studios at Artspace, Sydney. The Artspace studio program was relaunched in 2015 to offer artists substantial studio space as well as allowing them to undertake ambitious projects, expand their practice, receive engaged critical feedback from Artspace curators, to meet international curators through the Artspace Visiting Curators program, amongst other things. Hossein will take up his Artspace studio in early 2016.
- » 10/07/2015:
Hossein Ghaemi has work in the group exhibition RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, curated by Michael Do at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. The exhibition continues until 23/08/15.
- » 28/03/2015:
Big congratulations to Hossein Ghaemi for winning (equal first prize) the 2015 Stonevilla Studios Wearable Art Prize, sponsored by Marrickville Council. The judge of this year's prize was Hany Armanious.
- » 28/01/2015:
The Commercial is about to have a little facelift. Due to the tight schedule of builders and other tradesmen, we unfortunately have to end Lillian O'Neil's exhibition two days earlier than planned. We apologise for any inconvenience. The last day of the show is Thursday 29/01/15, 6-8pm. There will be nothing on exhibition at the gallery during the renovation period but we will be on the email and phone as usual. The gallery will reopen on Friday 13/02/15 with Mitch Cairns' exhibition, 'FINCHES' which we're very much looking forward to ... as well as to seeing the new us.
- » 03/11/2014:
An interview with Hossein Ghaemi about his 2013 performance, THE DEFICIENT OF SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT: QUIZZING MAKES REMEDY at the Tiny Stadiums Festival in Sydney, with video footage of the performance, on the Das Platforms website.
- » 25/10/2014:
A two-minute excerpt of Hossein Ghaemi's Primavera video, 'Truth', on the website. Primavera: Young Australian Artists, curated by Mikala Dwyer, continues at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia until 30/11/14.:
- » 28/09/2014:
James Valentine does short interviews with Primavera 2014 artists on ABC Television's The Mix 27/09/14. Now on ABC iview. Hossein Ghaemi "the works start talking to each other, they breathe on each other" (3:25 - 3:48) and Emily Hunt "a refined brokenness" (23:11 - 24:25).
- » 25/09/2014:
Hossein Ghaemi and Emily Hunt, along with fellow Primavera 2014 artists, Ben Denham, Nick Dorey and Marian Tubbs, are giving artist talks at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia tonight, 6-7pm.
- » 29/07/2014:
The Commercial is excited in anticipation of its first presentation at Melbourne Art Fair in the Royal Exhibition Building. The Vernissage takes place on Wednesday 13/07/14 between 6-10pm. The gallery will be presenting a rotating group exhibition in Stand E113 on the ground floor. Further details of the presentation will be announced shortly. Melbourne Art Fair 13/07/14 - 17/07/14. Please note that the Sydney gallery will be closed for the duration of the fair. Hossein Ghaemi's solo exhibition will continue for a week after the fair, ending 23/08/14.
- » 23/07/2014:
An interview with Mikala Dwyer, curator of this year's Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Austraila, has been published by Broadsheet. Primavera opens September 23 and includes Emily Hunt and Hossein Ghaemi, whose solo exhibition, WIDE BLUE YONDER AND THE ALMIGHTY HOOF (a painting show!), opens this Friday night at The Commercial.
- » 12/07/2014:
Archie Moore's exhibition of aromatic portraits, Les Eaux d'Amoore, has been extended for a week, now finishing Saturday 19/07/14. Hossein Ghaemi's exhibition now opens Friday 25/07/14.
- » 20/06/2014:
The Commercial is excited in anticipation of its first presentation at Melbourne Art Fair in the Royal Exhibition Building from 13/08/14 - 17/08/14. Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s longest running contemporary art events. For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists. The Commercial will present a group exhibition in the MAF Galleries sector. Collector's passes and tickets to the opening night Vernissage on Wednesday 13 August, 6-10pm are available on the Melbourne Art Fair website.
- » 29/05/2014:
Hossein Ghaemi and Emily Hunt have been selected for the annual Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This year's Primavera has been curated by artist Mikala Dwyer. Of the thirteen artists she has selected for Primavera, Dwyer has said, "When I think through the work of the artists I’ve selected for Primavera, all sorts of ideas, interests and associations pop up, including Surrealism, robotics, queer fertility, ritual, time, witchcraft, science, alchemy, dreaming and telepathy." Primavera is both Ghaemi and Hunt's first major presentation of work in a public institution. Both artists are creating new work for the exhibition. dates: 23/09/14 - 30/11/14.
- » 25/02/2014:
Hossein Ghaemi is presenting a work for Plinth Projects, an artist-run public art program engaging the empty plinth at the centre of Melbourne's Edinburgh Gardens in the exhibition of temporary public works. Ghaemi's work, Bush Node and the Second Fiddle, takes place Sunday, 02/03/14 from 4pm.
- » 11/11/2013:
Hossein Ghaemi has developed a new choral performance for Tiny Stadiums 13, an annual festival that takes place in Erskineville, Sydney, over two weeks this month. In Ghaemi's work, THE DEFICIENT OF SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT: QUIZZING MAKES REMEDY, "Three warriors rise up from three unique and elevated positions to engage in a combat of sonic ‘questions’ as their weapons. These distinct and powerful voices become sweet remedy for serenity as individual uncertainties melt." Location: Triangle of Erskineville Hotel, Erskineville Town Hall and Allans Cakes building – 104 Erskineville Road. Two Saturday performances: 16/11/13 and 23/11/13, 6-7pm
- » 06/11/2013:
Hossein Ghaemi has been shortlisted for the Fisher's Ghost Art Award - Contemporary Award section - at Campbelltown Arts Centre. The Award is launched Friday 08/11/13 from 7pm. Exhibition continues until 16/12/13.
- » 18/03/2013:
Hossein Ghaemi is presenting a new choral performance on Friday 22/03/13 at Art Bar at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This Art Bar is curated by Sydney artist, Michaela Gleave. Hossein Ghaemi's performance starts at 7.30pm at the MCA. Further information regarding Art Bar is available on the MCA website.
- » 07/01/2013:
2013 begins, at The Commercial, with a profile in The New York Times in a story about Redfern.
- » 20/12/2012:
The Commercial will be open until Saturday 22/12/12 and then will reopen for the new year on 23/01/13.
The Hossein Ghaemi exhibition will still be up for the first week back in the new year 23/01/13 - 25/01/13, prior to installing Lillian O'Neil's show which opens 01/02/13.
For further information about the forthcoming exhibition schedule at The Commercial for 2013, please consult The Program section of the website. We are excited about the year ahead. Thank you to everyone for your interest and support in 2012. PEACE.
- » 03/12/2012:
Due to the opening of the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, the opening drinks for the Hossein Ghaemi exhibition are being delayed one week. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 07/12/12 until Saturday 22/12/12 and then again after the Christmas break from 23/01/13 until 25/01/13. The opening event for the artist and exhibition and end of year drinks is on Friday 14/12/12, from 6-8pm
- » 15/09/2012:
Hossein Ghaemi is performing at St Stephen's Church and Graveyard, Newtown, as part of Performance Space's NightTime: Twilight, curated by Bec Dean. St Stephen's Church & Graveyard 189 Church Street, Newtown, from 5pm. $ 10 entry.