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Dastan’s Basement

Booth C2
Tehran, Iran

Farah Ossouli, My Bird, Your Cage, 2009, Gouche on Paperboard, 75 x 75 cm, Courtesy of Farah Ossouli and Dastan’s Basement

Dastan Gallery features an extensive and multi-dimensional program, focusing on exhibitions, events and publications on Iranian contemporary and modern art. Dastan’s program includes Dastan’s Basement, Dastan+2 and Dastan:Outside.
Dastan Gallery’s original space, Dastan’s Basement, was established in 2012 in Tehran, Iran. The Basement is dedicated to exhibiting Iranian art with a focus on emerging and experimental art. In October 2015, Dastan opened Dastan+2, a new gallery within walking distance of the Basement to showcase works by established Iranian artists and masters.
Dastan has continuously hosted pop-up curated exhibitions under the title Dastan:Outside. The program 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, focuses on showcasing short-term experimental projects and occasional single-piece exhibits.


Pouya Afshar
Shahriar Ahmadi
Fereydoun Ave
Farshid Maleki
Ardeshir Mohassess
Amin Montazeri
Farah Ossouli
Kour Pour
Iman Raad
Ali Akbar Sadeghi


Amin Akbari
Mimi Amini
Sadra Baniasadi
Ghassemi Brothers
Habib Farajabadi
Nariman Farrokhi
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh
Melodie Hojabr
Bahman Kiarostami
Meghdad Lorpour
Farrokh Mahdavi
Hooman Mortazavi
Milad Mousavi
Nima Zaare Nahandi
Sam Samiee
Aixin Xankeshipour
Mohammad Reza Yazdi


Hormoz Hematian, Director

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