Top 10 contemporary art galleries in Iran
Iran is currently facing a change in its artistic landscape and global presence. Artists in Iran are responding to political pressures that translate into a diverse and fast-growing contemporary art scene. Iranian art has constantly become a strong international competitor in the arts market and has stabilized its position in the contemporary art scene. We exhibit ten of the best galleries of contemporary art in Iran.
Aaran Art Gallery
Aaran Art Gallery aims to create a forum for the promotion of Iranian artists and contemporary Iranian art in general. The gallery is an established center that promotes cultural exchange between the countries of South-West Asia, North Africa and South-East Asia. The Aaran Gallery pioneered contemporary Iranian art by avoiding traditional processes and instead adopting interdisciplinary initiatives in various forms. Interactive screenings, presentations by artists and experts, presentations and exhibitions ensure that the gallery is popular in the production of the contemporary Iranian art scene.
No.12, Dey St., North Kheradmand Ave.
Postal code: 158591115
Tel: +9821 88829086-9
Fax: +9821 88841412
Sat to Thu 11 - 7 pm
The gallery is closed on Friday.
HOMA Art Gallery
Founded in 2005, the HOMA Art Gallery presents the works of major contemporary artists as well as the works of growing Iranian artists. The gallery has shown some 150 exhibitions to date. Through co-operation between art museums, foundations and galleries in Iran and abroad, the Homa Gallery seeks to attract attention and promote the talents of a new generation of Iranian artists.
No.8, West 4th Alley, Sanaee St., Karimkhan St.
Sat to Thu: 11 - 7 pm
Fridays : 4 - 8 pm
The Aun Gallery, created in 2009, performs about ten solo shows a year. The gallery is renowned for its unique space consisting of a five-meter-high ceiling and a paneled roof, which benefits from the flood of natural light. The space complicates contemporary art on display, in addition to creating a memorable viewing experience. The Gallery includes a range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation art to promote young Iranian artists and support their contribution to Iran's rich tradition in arts and culture.
40, Seoul St., Vanak,Tehran 19958, Iran
Tel: +98 21 88 60 30 50
Fax: +98 21 88 60 30 51
Sun to Fri 11:00 - 20:00
The gallery is closed on Saturdays
Openings on the first Friday of each Persian month
16:00 to 20:00
As a painter, the director of Elahe Gallery felt obliged to open a gallery in 1999 to expose Iranian art. The ethics of the gallery follows two main concerns: encouraging awareness of existing professional painters and helping emerging artists. The gallery harmonizes with an aesthetic that blends modern art with Iranian original art, to produce the next generation of works.
Address : no.3 ,Amini Alley ,Nazanin st. ,Golfam st. ,Afrigha Ave. ,Tehran ,Iran.
Phone No : 0098(21)26202611 - 0098(21)22054128
fax : 0098(21)89776349
Etemad Gallery is a key space in the emerging scene of contemporary art, boasting to expose contemporary art that revolves around innovative techniques and aesthetic styles rooted in a political and global context. The gallery exhibits works on themes such as modernity, identity, femininity and violence, and highlights the stereotypes of traditional Iran. With another Etemad gallery in Dubai, the geographical positioning of the two galleries creates an artistic exchange between the two countries.
No.4, Boukan St,Sadeghi-e-Ghomi St,Yaser Sq, Niavaran St,Tehran, Iran
Tue to Sun 2-8pm
Tel/Fax: +98 21 22724442
Seyhoun Art Gallery
Seyhoun Art Gallery was founded in 1966 by the painter Massoumeh Noushin Seyhoun. As one of the oldest galleries in Tehran, Seyhoun Art Gallery began with foresight and determination to resist decades of societal and political transitions. The gallery houses over 1,200 paintings, sculptures, photographic and graphic works, along with its current collection of conceptual art, digital and digital art, as well as installation work. The Seyhoun Art Gallery also contributes to the identity of Iranian art by organizing official art fairs, participating in artistic politics and establishing relations with Western countries.
Seyhoun Art Gallery
NO. 11 4th Street Vozara Avenue Tehran, Iran
Tel : +98 2188711305
Tue to Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat to Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Silk Road Art Gallery
Silk Road Art Gallery is the first gallery devoted exclusively to celebrate the medium of photography in Iran. Since its opening in 2001, The Silk Road has featured renowned Iranian photographers such as Bahman Jalali and Shadi Ghadirian. The gallery helped to develop the new direction of photography in Iran by acting as an incubator of ideas, exchanges and activities within the framework of the discipline.
No.103, Lavasani (Farmanieh) Shemiranat, Tehran, Iran
Sun to Wed :3 - 7 pm
Thur & Fri :4 - 8 pm
The gallery is closed on Saturdays.
This gallery in western Tehran is the only artistic area in the region. Although Siin is relatively new, the owner and director Saideh Lotfi organized a gallery in the same place from 1990 to 1998. From 1998 to 2005, Lofti lived abroad but maintained his various contacts in the world of " art in Tehran. Many well-known artists have held solo and group exhibitions in this emerging gallery that she continues to represent, as well as younger voices in the Iranian art scene. These artists engage in a series of disciplines in an exploration of the complex terrain of contemporary Iran.
No.16, 12th ST., Pirouzan Ave., Shaharake Gharb, Tehran Iran
Tel.:+98 21 88 37 66 23
Fax:+98 21 88 37 66 25
Assar Art Gallery
The Assar Art Gallery has established itself as an integral part of Tehran's cultural sphere by showing the work of emerging and established visual artists. Thanks to its favorable sensitivities, the gallery helps to nurture new talents not only through its exhibitions but by ramifying and integrating art consultants, consultants and art dealers into the gallery mix, all dedicated to research, training and sponsorship of raw talents in the fields of collecting, curling and art. Assar Art Gallery has reinforced the Iranian artistic presence in a global context. The gallery offers a platform of support for artists and has played an important role in the attention of contemporary Iranian art.
Karimkhan Zand St., 15836 Tehran-Iran
16 Barforushan Alley, Iranshahr St.,
Tel: (+9821) 88 32 66 89
Fax: (+9821) 88 34 39 47
Tel: (+9821) 22 60 72 84
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm
Friday (openings): 4 – 9 pm
Friday (general): 4 – 8 pm
The gallery is closed on Saturdays.
Shirin Art Gallery
Shirin Art Gallery consists of two exhibition spaces: a permanent collection and the other which houses semi-annual exhibitions for upcoming Iranian artists. The rapidly evolving content in this second exhibition space ensures that the gallery's exhibitions are current and culturally relevant, while exposing as many emerging artists as possible. The gallery focuses mainly on contemporary paintings, sculptures and photography, and the works are for sale at reasonable prices.
No. 5, 13th St., Sanaee St., Karimkhan Zand Ave.
Tel: +98 2188823742 - +98 2188828482 - +98 2188343969
Fridays: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Daily viewing: 11:00 - 8:00 pm