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Founded by Hormoz Hematian and Maryam Majd, Teer Art fair is the pre-eminent art fair for contemporary Iranian art.

Held once a year, the fair aims to present a comprehensive overview of the newest artistic perspectives and issues being brought into practice by Iranian artists. From curated gallery shows to panel talks and special projects, Teer Art provides a portal for discovery and exploration of a local artistic scene in full expressive movement.

Teer Art 2nd edition will take place in June 2019 and present 30 galleries from around Iran.

Applications to Teer Art fair 2019 will open on 16 January 2019 and close on 1 February 2019.

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Application

To apply, download and return this PDF document to info@teerart.com no later than 1 February 2019, 11:59 pm Tehran time. Applications received after this time will not be considered. All applicants will receive a response by the end of February 2019.

Galleries

Selection Committee

Myrna Ayad

Myrna Ayad (born 1977, Beirut, Lebanon) is a Dubai-based arts consultant, cultural strategist and editor. From 2016-2018, Ayad was Director of Art Dubai and a jurist for the Abraaj Group Art Prize. Ayad has written for The New York Times, CNN Online, The Art Newspaper, Artforum, Artsy, Artnet, Wallpaper* and The National and has contributed to numerous artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. For eight years, she served as editor of Canvas, the premier magazine for art and culture from the Middle East and Arab world. Ayad is Editor of Art Scene UAE: Visual Arts Practices in the Emirates (Canvas Central, forthcoming, 2019) and Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now (Canvas Central, 2014). Among the publications which she has project-managed are Art, My Passion: The Collection of Their Highnesses Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al-Nahyan (2008), the Emaar International Art Symposium (2007) as well as those for clients such as Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and Christie’s. Over the years, Ayad has served as a panelist and moderator for entities such as the Global Art Forum, the Art Business Conference, Art Dubai, Alserkal Avenue and Art Basel as well as several Dubai-based art galleries. Ayad has served as a nominator for the Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship since 2013 and since 2017, is also a nominator for the UAE art pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Negar Azimi

Negar Azimi is a writer and the Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning publishing and curatorial platform (www.bidoun.org). Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Frieze, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker among other venues. She is a past recipient of the Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant and in 2017 delivered the tenth annual AICA/USA Distinguished Critic Lecture at the New School. She served as an advisor for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and her most recent curatorial effort was, with colleagues Klaus Biesenbach, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy, the first-ever retrospective of the Iranian-born avant-garde theater director Reza Abdoh at MoMA PS1 in New York. She is also a member of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation.

Daniele Balice

Italian-born Daniele Balice started working as an art editor and writer in Milan and Paris. In 1999, he moved to New York where he worked as a freelance writer and gallery director. In 2008, Balice opened Balice Hertling gallery in Paris’ Belleville neighborhood. The gallery quickly gained international recognition and participated in a number of international fairs. Artists launched by the gallery include Neil Beloufa, Isabelle Cornaro, Xinyi Cheng and Camille Blatrix. Daniele now runs another gallery location in Paris’ 3rd and has developed strong ties in places such as Lebanon, China and Iran. He is a contributor to several publications and one of the founders of Paris Avant-Première, a novel initiative that promotes a new cosmopolitan generation of galleries and art spaces in Paris.

Rozita Sharafjahan

Born in 1962 in Tehran, Rozita Sharafjahan is the founder and director of Azad Art Gallery. Active since the fall of 1999 and located in close quarters to the University of Tehran, Azad Art Gallery under Sharafjahan’s leadership has maintained itself as a space for artistic experiments of all kinds and continues to support a generation of young, avant-garde artists.  A practicing artist herself, Sharafjahan holds a BA in Painting and an MA in Art Research from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Tehran University. Over the course of her career, Sharafjahan has held over ten solo shows and participated in over 130 national and international group exhibitions, biennials and art festivals. She is a regular contributor of the local press on matters of fine art and is regularly sought out by various forums as a moderator and art critic.

Behzad Hatam

Between 1971 and 1979, Hatam served as graphic designer and PR director of Roudaki Hall, Tehran’s then prime cultural hub, where he designed a large body of posters and programs for operas, ballets and concerts and curated annual exhibitions. In this time, Hatam also acted as art director of the weekly magazine Javan and art critic at Roudaki magazine and Tamasha, two prominent Iranian cultural publications. From 1990 onwards, Hatam founded ‘Persian Art Consultants’ in Germany and served as art director of the monthly magazine Film International. He also founded and directed RawAD, a Tehran-based advertising and media company. A collector of Iranian modern and contemporary art, Hatam opened his own art space in 2008 under the name gallery10.tehran. The gallery exhibited internationally acclaimed artists such as Parviz Tanavoli and Abbas Kiarostami and in 2017 produced a documentary film on Tanavoli which screened worldwide, from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts to documentary festivals in Iran and abroad. In 2016, Hatam established the Pari Safa Music Foundation in memory of his late wife, an author and publisher of numerous articles and books on avant-garde music and dance. For the foundation’s inaugural concert, performed by the Austro Iranian Symphony Orchestra, Hatam commissioned music to three prominent Iranian composers.

Travel

Most African, Asian, European and Latin American passport holders receive a visa on arrival. Kindly consult this link and enquire with your local Iranian embassy to assess your visa requirement.

American, British and Canadian nationals require a visa prior to traveling to Iran.

If applying for a visa at an embassy prior to traveling to Iran, ensure you do so at least eight weeks ahead of your date of travel.

Visitors are welcome to address questions related to international and local travel arrangements, including hotels to our local partner Badi travel agency (hyperlink their website or provide additional info).

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