Ali Sabouki, born in Shiraz (1985), currently lives and works in Tehran as an artist. Ali attended the University of Art and Architecture in Tehran to study Scenic Design.
He has since worked across a variety of mediums in theatre and music, to name only a few. Over the last few years, his focus has increasingly gravitated towards photography, portraits in particular.
His haunting portraiture explores the identity and connectedness of the human spirit in isolation; taking stylistic cues from Old Masters while exploring the human condition in modern life.



  • “Embraces” Solo Exhibition- GRK Gallery, Paris, France 2019
  • “Embraces” Solo Exhibition- Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2018
  • “Myselves” Solo Exhibition- Seyhoun 2 Gallery, Tehran, Iran 2016


  • 1912 Gallery, Washington DC, USA, 2021
  • Chester Art Fair, Chester, United Kingdom 2019
  • Art Olympia, Toshima, Japan 2019
  • Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2019


  • Honorable Mention award- IPA international photography award – California, USA 2020
  • Visual Art Open competition Winner – London, UK 2019
  • Honorable Mention award- IPA international photography award – California, USA 2019
  • Outstanding performance award- Art Olympia (international open art competition) -Tokyo, Japan
  • Biafarin Prestiges Award- 11th International Arte Laguna Prize – Venice, Italy 2017
  • Shortlist -LICC (London International Creative Competition) – London, UK 2016

Art Instructor

  • Photography workshop, Hamras Art Space, Tehran 2019
  • Photography conceptual portrait course, Inverse School of art and design, Tehran 2016-2018
  • Photography workshop, Hunam Institute, Isfahan 2017
  • Photography workshop, Abrang Institute, Shiraz 2017

Editorial, Fashion and Book cover Photography

  • The Tehran Times Magazine, “Innuendo” Editorial, Tehran, 2020
  • Araz Fazaeli Collection “Ornament is Crime, and I’m a Criminal”, Paris, 2019
  • Araz Fazaeli Collection “Disco Jalabiya”, Paris, 2019
  • The Tehran Times Magazine, “set the trend, wear Iranian designers” Editorial, Tehran, 2019
  • Danial Zirak Safavid Alams collection-Jewelry, Tehran, 2019
  • Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress, cover photo, Harvard press, 2019
  • The Tehran Times Magazine, “pulling the strings, a Marionette by Araz Fazaeli” Editorial, Tehran,
  • The Tehran Times Magazine, “vintage and new age designs”, Tehran, 2017