Pendar Nabipour (b. 1985) is an Iranian visual artist. Nabipour tends to work with social concerns, popular culture, memory, and literature and always tries to find a way to create an intervention between the artwork/myself and the spectator. His urge to address political issues is rather strong but maintains a sense of playfulness and irony. Nabipour’s main area of practice is making interactive sculptures/installations, but within the recent years, he has done a number of public interventions and performances as well.
Nabipour completed his Bachelor in Sculpture at Tehran University of Art, Iran, in 2011 before going on to complete his Master of Fine Art in Artistic Research from Dutch Art Institute / ArtEZ Arnhem, NL in 2013. In 2015, he gave a performance as a participating artist in the Framer Framed multiple program Voice-over Noord which brought together live performances and discussions into a public space and buses in Amsterdam Noord.
He has also worked as a graphic designer since 2002, in addition to his visual art. Nabipour relies as much as possible on research within the creation of his artworks, and he likes to challenge the meaning of collaboration and artistic credit by working with others and to use the collective mind, and to merge inside of it. Nabipour extends this method of collective conscious in his curatorial practice, as well as in other practices such as urban intervention.