Professor of Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut
Reza Abedini (1967) lives and works between Iran, Lebanon and the Netherlands. Graduated in Graphic Design from the School of Fine Arts, and Painting at Tehran Art University. Since 1989 he has pursued a career as graphic designer, founding the Reza Abedini Studio in Iran in 1993, Orien+ationlab in The Netherlands in 2009. He is also a founder of the Dabireh collaborative project, which is a platform for the Persian writing system, calligraphy and typography. Abedini is a graphic Designer creating work that contains many historical references, which harks back to portrait painting and photographs from the Qajar period.He emphasizes the relationship between visual tradition and modern identity, encourages research in the rich history of Persian art and nurtures talent in the younger generations.