Available Works

In The Studio


Cyrus Mahboubian (b. 1986, UK) is a British-Iranian artist known for his contemplative approach to photography and continued use of analogue materials, especially polaroid. He has stated that his intentionally slow process is a response to the increasing influence of technology in modern life. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Moscow, Istanbul and Dubai, and he has taught workshops at venues including Tate Britain and The Photographers’ Gallery. Recent projects include a commission of 10 site-specific photographs for Soho House Greek Street in London. His first photo-book, VISCERA, was published in May 2019. Cyrus lives and works in London and Oxfordshire, UK.


BA, University of Bristol, 2005-2008

Private Collections

Estere Collection, Dubai, UAE
Soho House, London, UK
Soho House, New York, USA
Magic of Persia, London, UK
Al-Baker Collecton, Doha, Qatar
Mohammad N. Miraly Collection, Montreal, Canada


2019, An Interview with Cyrus Mahboubian, Oxfordshire, Arteviste

2019, Cyrus Mahboubian/VISCERA, Photomonitor

2018, The Polaroid Artist Who Specialises in a Dying Medium, Culture Trip

2018, Polaroids Casting a New Light on the Refugee Crisis, Global Citizen

2017, Moments in migration: Polaroids from the refugee crisis, The Guardian

2017, Refugee picture exhibition to open in London, BBC

2017, Reimagining Film in 2017, Loupe Magazine

2016, Cyrus Mahboubian: lieux d'être, Le Salon Littéraire


2019, Lande: The Calais "Jungle" and Beyond, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK (Group)
2019, Botanica, Tristan Hoare, London, UK (Group)
2018, Nomad, The Edit, Dubai, UAE (Solo)
2017, Alchemical Imagination, LIBRARY, London, UK (Group)
2017, Summer Group Show, Arthill Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2016, The via Emilia, 11th Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Group)
2016, Beyond Borders: in aid of Unicef, Blain|Southern, London, UK (Group)
2016, Murmur, Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, France (Solo)
2015, Spaces, Contexts, Habitats, Palazzo Biscari, Sicily, Italy (Group)
2015, Mulholland: Polaroids from LA, Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, France (Solo)
2015, Blue Nudes, De Re Gallery, Melrose Avenue, LA, USA (Group)
2015, Photo LA Fair, De Re Gallery, LA, USA (Group)
2014, Échos, Galerie Anne et Just Jaeckin, Paris, France (Group)
2014, Muse, De Re Gallery, LA, USA (Solo)
2013, Parallel Threads, Ekavart Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (Group)
2013, Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, UK (Group)
2013, Moscow Photo Salon, Artwin Gallery, Moscow, Russia (Group)
2013, Analogue, The Jam Factory, Oxford, UK (Group)
2013, Instant Exposure: The Physical Print, Rich Mix, London, UK (Solo)
2010, External: New Art from Further East, Redchurch Street Gallery, London, UK (Group)