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About Shirin Partovi Tavakolian
Shirin Art Center is an organization committed to establishing an international context for the broad range of contemporary art practices within Iran and its surrounding regions. With branches in New York and Tehran, Shirin Gallery exists as a transnational platform for curatorial and pedagogical projects that foster artistic activity and exchange among emerging and established artists.
Shirin Art Center was established in Tehran as a dynamic and generative space that cultivates the region’s vibrant creative communities. It features two exhibition rooms, a bookstore, and an education center. The gallery exhibits its permanent collection in the smaller room, showcasing respected Iranian artists such as Mohammad Ehsaei, Nasrollah Afjei, Tabrizi, Parviz Tanavoli, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, and Bahman Mohasses. Its main room presents bi-weekly exhibitions of works by upcoming talents and established artists alike. All works on view are exemplary of the region’s most contemporary practices while remaining accessible and affordable among a diverse audience of arts appreciators. The gallery’s bookstore makes specialized books available to over 100 visitors a day while supporting local artisans through the sales of hand-crafted objects. Shirin Art Center’s education initiative further fosters diverse artistic activity by offering classes in arts practice and theory at all levels of ability and engagement.
Shirin Gallery NY is located on W 25th St in the Chelsea Gallery District. Shirin Gallery NY furthers Shirin Art Center’s commitment to cultural exchange by exhibiting the Middle East’s rich artistic history within the United States. Shirin Gallery NY presents a critical and socially aware perspective by exhibiting works that push the boundaries of contemporary art as well as international perceptions of the Middle East.
Over the past eight years, Shirin Art Center has developed lasting and supportive relationships with collectors and exhibiting artists. The gallery is managed by established arts professionals who are available for one-on-one consultations with clients while supporting the gallery’s artists at home and abroad. Shirin Art Center has presented at leading international events such as the Vienna Art Fair in 2012 & 2013, Scope Basel 2013, Scope Miami 2012. Shirin Art Gallery has also organized numerous major art events in Iran such as the first Visual Art Benefit Auction in Tehran to aid cancer patients in 2011, raised over $250,000; The Sculpture Expo in collaboration with the Society of Sculptors of Iran, among many others.