Iranshahr Contemporary Art Gallery was inaugurated in spring 2016 in a dynamic space measured 360 square meters located in an active area downtown Tehran. Before the establishment of this new space, the initiative has been operating as Art Lounge Projects since 2009, hosting a number of artistic events, including artist book launch, performance, and group exhibitions. Bringing art to the heart of peoples’ everyday life in the city has always been a major goal of this group.
Discovering new talents in contemporary art, promoting mid-carrier artists associated with the gallery, and organizing retrospective exhibitions of works by established artists are among our strategies. Along with routine exhibitions, we organize artist's book launch ceremonies, panel talks, performances and various active events.
Iranshahr Gallery is not limited to its walls. We perform various activities in the framework of national and international projects. One project associated with Iranshahr Gallery is Surface; a unique public platform in which, for the first time in Iran, a group of visual artists are gathered to stay and work in a multi-featured residence, in active and dynamic interaction with the public.
Iranshahr Gallery benefits from the collaboration of a team of researchers, critics and curators in the field of Iranian visual arts. These experts help the gallery in providing consultation to artists and preparing reviews, critique and written materials to enhance the artistic and theoretical quality of the shows. In this regard, we welcome suggestions and collaborations with curators, critics, and art professionals.