Dastan’s Basement

Dastan (est. 2012 by Hormoz Hematian, Tehran) started as Dastan’s Basement and dedicated itself to representing the newgeneration of Iranian artists. From the outset, Dastan found considerable potential in contemporary Iranian art and used itsgrowing reach to provide young artists with opportunities to do a wide range of experiments. In 2015, Dastan +2 opened as a standard exhibition space hosting shows of established Iranian twentieth-century and contemporary art. Since its early stages, in order to constantly develop new potentials, Dastan has availed itself of other sites —labelled as Dastan: Outside— where it has organized innovative art exhibitions. These venues include Sam Art, Shirin Confectionary, V-Gallery, and most recently ElectricRoom and Manouchehri House’s Gallery (Kashan).

Dastan’s Basement at Teer Art fair 2019

Exhibited Artists

A selection of Outsider Art Curated by Morteza Zahedi

Dastan at Teer Art fair 2019

Exhibited Artists


Founder & Director

Hormoz Hematian


Year Founded



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