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Painter, designer and cartoonist
Born in 1968 in Gorgan. Started artistic activity in 1983 professionally with painting and calligraphy.
From 1987, for a decade, he studied drawing and painting academically with Hadi Taghizadeh.
The first exhibition of Alireza Zakeri's works in 1987 in Mashhad was an exhibition of social documentary photography.
In the late 60's he turned to the art of caricature.
The beginning of the activity of press cartoons since 1993 with the cartoon and graphic secretary of Quds newspaper.
Writing specialized articles on caricature, illustration for newspapers and magazines, designing several hundred volumes of books in the field of literature, poster design, etc. can be seen in Zakeri's resume.
For the past 25 years, he has been collaborating with several prominent newspapers and media in the country in the field of cartoon design and secretary of the cartoon service.
Fars News Agency invited Zakeri to cooperate in 2005. He managed to create a new activity in the field of news agencies by launching a cartoon group of this news agency. The activity of this cartoon group continued until the summer of 2009.
The judging of the International Festival of Book Cartoons, Evil Verses, Wall Street, etc. has numerous domestic and foreign graphic festivals in its record.
Attending prestigious cartoon festivals and winning awards in the field of cartoon and graphics from Japan, China, Macedonia, England and Iran.
Among Zakeri's latest awards are the Golden Touba Award from the 9th Fajr Visual Arts Festival in 2016 and the Golden Award and Medal in the Painting Section of the 5th Resistance Art Festival in 2016.
Zakeri believes that visual artists should have serious expertise in various fields of art in order to create visual works and invent new artistic styles!
Hence, Zakeri, in addition to his professional activity in painting; He has studied and worked in the field of graphics, design, photography, illustration, calligraphy and other visual fields for many years ... He also has works in the field of poetry by writing.
In 2011, Zakeri received a second degree in art from the Ministry of Guidance. The collection of cartoons "Hair in the Wind" with the theme of sacred defense is one of the most important works of Zakir. He has been painting again since 1999, after a gap of 10 years.