Rosita Sharafjahan and Mohsen Nabizadeh opened the Azad Art Gallery as its present location in Tehran in the fall of 1999. The new relative official leniency toward the national art scene at the time and the limited number of Tehran galleries inspired them to create an experimental space where emergent artists could exhibit their progressive work during a critical era and to take advantage of the overall increase in multi-media in the art communities. The gallery has become increasingly determined to continue to provide a fresh space  for young artists to enter the art world and exhibit their new ideas and art. This small gallery situated on a small tree-filled square in the center of Tehran has been accessible and available for university students and the youth in general. Continuing its uninterrupted twenty-year existence, the gallery has very soon created a more appropriate space for critique, video projection, performance art and individual and group multi-media exhibitions. Still, the gallery is determined to showing works in new genres as well as experimental projects.

Azad Art Gallery at Teer Art fair 2019

Exhibited Artists

Maryam Ayeen

Elnaz Bandegi

Maryam Baniasadi

Behnaz Ghasemi

Azadeh Madani

Farah Ossouli

Hamed Sahihi

Abbas Shahsavar

Founder & Director

Rosita Sharafjahan


Year founded




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