M.Smart born in 1998, started his art practice by doing Graffiti. He joined an art group that was active in the Iranian graffiti and rap scene. Joining this group was a turning point in his life. During two years of activity, members of this group released many Albums and EP’s on their website; in some of which M.Smart was a vocalist, and he also designed the album covers. After years of doing graffiti and street painting, this was a new experience for him. After the group was disbanded, one of the members that used the tag and nickname “Smart” was killed in a car accident. After this incident, M.Smart added the first letter of his own name (Mahdi) to his friend’s nickname and decided to use M.Smart as his new nickname. The incident also convinced him to quit graffiti and focus more on the experience he had gain while designing album covers. In 2017, he established the “Eastern Whistle” art group. The group has held many exhibitions in Tehran and other Iranian cities, including “Down with Reality” in Emrouz Gallery (in Isfahan) and “New Day, Eastern Whistle” curated by Fereydoun Ave in Lajevardi Foundation (in Tehran).

M. Smart


b. 1998, Iran.

BA student(Architecture), Tehran Markaz University, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibitions:
2018 Bees Eat Flowers Because Their Goalkeeper is weak, Delgosha Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Mr. Nemati’s Snake, Delgosha Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2010 Green Unicorn, Behzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2007 World in Future, Behzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2021 The Eastern Whistle, Resurrection, Tehran, Iran
2020 Toxic Sunrise, Soo Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 New Day, New Wave, curated by Fereydoun Ave, lbou Gallery, Paris, France
2019 Eaten Whistle, New Day, curated by Fereydoun Ave, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, Iran
2019 Down with Reality, Emrooz Gallery, lsfahan, Iran
2018 The Eastern Whistle, D'Angers Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2018 Badha, Delgosha Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2017 Density, Curated By Javid Ramezani, Four Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 What Is The Future of Art? Call, Tate Modern, London, UK
2015 Fifth Damoonfar Painting Biennial, Pardis-e Mellat Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Curated Shows:
2021 Mulehet, Aastin shop (Argo factory), Tehran, Iran
2021 Long live Life, Choom Gallery, Bandar Anzali, Iran
2020 40 Minutes Interview About Eastern Whistle, Soo Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2020 New Drawings, Soo Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2020 Rolly, Soo Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 Faces, Homa gallery, Tehran, Iran

2018 Come and See, an art project with Jake and Dinos Chapman
2018 Two Artists, an art project with Manuel Ocampo


KHOR 2021 Artists Exhibition: Part 1

November 5 - 18, 2021

Selected Artworks


M. Smart