The exhibition titled ‘As She Slowly Walks Away’ will be opened at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery 1 on February 5. The showcasing of the actor’s photo collection will continue until February 16, 2021.
Kianian has previously held a number of solo exhibitions and attended some group ones.
In February 2017, he highlighted the magic of colors in his photo collection titled ‘Infinite Blue’ at Tehran’s Art Center.
The collection was composed of 24 photos, 12 of which feature photos of the galaxy and the other 12 objects left on the Anzali Marsh.
During a press conference about ‘Infinite Blue’, he said, “I have never traveled to the galaxy but the galaxy has traveled within me.”
“The galaxy showed itself in every little thing around me. I was deeply surprised. I was always wondering about the endless magic of the galaxy since I was a young adult and I had cried over this immensity over and over again. And now the galaxy has called to me. It descended all the way down to me; just for me. You might not believe it, but I was able to record the photos of the galaxy,” the actor added.
Born in 1952, Kianian was born in Tehran but raised in Mashhad.
He holds a degree in Theater from Tehran University.
He began acting in plays in 1966 by appearing in works such as ‘Antigone’ and ‘The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi’.
In 1989, he appeared in his first film ‘All the Temptations of the Earth’ directed by Hamid Samandarian.
At the 13th Fajr International Film Festival, he was nominated for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Kimiya' (1994).
He has also appeared in memorable works such as 'Cinema is Cinema' and 'Red Ribbon'.
Kianian has won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Glass Agency' (1997) and Best Male Actor for 'House on Water' (2001).
He was also nominated to receive the Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr International Film Festival in 2015 for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for Kioumars Pourahmad’s ‘Where Are My Shoes?’.
Some of Kianian’s other films and series are 'Patal and Small Wishes', 'The British Briefcase', 'Killing Dogs', 'Time of Rebellion', 'Qadamgah', 'A Piece of Bread', 'Zagros', 'There's Always a Woman Involved', 'Maritime Silk Road', 'The Rise of Mokhtar', 'A Cube of Sugar', 'The Long Path', and 'The Pahlavi Hat'.