Reza Aramesh was born in Iran. He completed his MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 1997. Lives and works in London and Iran. Influenced by art history, film and philosophy, and working in photography, sculpture, video and performance, Reza Aramesh draws on mass media imagery, typically of recent wars and armed conflicts. This source material is recreated in a wide range of works, all of which he titles Actions. These works re-enact scenes working with non-professional performers, or drawing on centuries old traditions of craftsmanship resulting in immaculately presented sculptures of wood or marble. Aramesh manipulates both space and time to create generalized and therefore universally valid images of humanity and its relationship with violence. Reza Aramesh's photographic, sculptural, video and performance works have accrued international acclaim, and have exhibited worldwide including the UK, France, China, USA, Dubai and Israel in institutions such as London's Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican Centre, Tate Britain and ICA.