Dastan’s Basement

Booth C2
Tehran, Iran

Ojan Zargarbashi, Untitled, 2018, Gouache on Paperboard, 16x16cm
Courtesy of the Artist and Dastan’s Basement

Dastan Gallery features an extensive and multi-dimensional program, focusing on the full spectrum of Iranian contemporary and modern art. Dastan’s program includes Dastan’s Basement, Dastan+2 and Dastan:Outside. In addition to hosting exhibitions, Dastan publishes artist books as well as monographs on Iranian art, features film screenings, performance projects and other events.


Dastan Gallery’s original space, Dastan’s Basement, was established in 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The Basement is dedicated to exhibiting emerging and experimental Iranian art. In October 2015, Dastan opened its first “standard” space, Dastan+2, within walking distance of the Basement to showcase works by established. Iranian artists and masters.


Since the opening of its primary space, Dastan’s Basement, in 2012, Dastan has continuously hosted pop-up curated exhibitions around the city of Tehran under the title Dastan:Outside, including shows at Sam Art (in Sam Center Mall), V-Gallery, and Shirin Confectionary’s building. The program, aimed to extend the gallery’s program outside of its regular venues, features exhibitions that are usually site-specific and mostly involve experimental and non-traditional formats of exhibiting art. Dastan:Outside’s newest temporary space, Electric Room, which was opened in June 2017 in downtown Tehran right across Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects, research-based presentations, smaller-scale events, and occasional single-piece exhibits.


Amin Montazeri
Farrokh Mahdavi
Sam Samiee
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh
Ghassemi Brothers
Ojan Zargarbashi
Pouya Parsamagham
Yasaman Nozari
Sina Ghadaksaz
Sepand Danesh


Fereydoun Ave
Amin Montazeri
Amin Akbari
Farrokh Mahdavi
Mimi Amini
Sam Samiee
Houman Mortazavi
Sadra Baniasadi
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh
Meghdad Lorpour
Iman Raad
Nariman Farrokhi
Ardeshir Mohassess
Milad Mousavi
Farah Ossouli
Nima Zaare Nahandi
Habib Farajabadi
Mehran Mohajer
Ghassemi Brothers


Hormoz Hematian, Director

Tehran, Iran
No.6 Beedar St, Fereshteh St.
T: +98 21 2202 3114