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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 booths to panel talks, Teer Art fair provides a portal to discover and explore Iran’s artistic scene.
Teer Art 2nd edition will take place from 24-28 June 2019.
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. 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). 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 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.
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.
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.
Between 1971 and 1979, Hatam served as graphic designer and PR director of Roudaki Hall. In this time, Hatam also acted as art director of the weekly magazine Javan and art critic at Roudaki magazine and Tamasha. 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. 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.
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