AB-ANBAR is an independent gallery, founded in 2014. The gallery’s program is centred on promotion of thought-provoking artists from the Middle East and other latitudes both locally and internationally. The program is committed to discovery and experimentation, with a mission to strengthen the position of contemporary art in Iran and abroad.
AB-ANBAR started out in response to the need in Iran for a cutting-edge platform for artists, to serve as a bridge between Iranian artists and the global art world. Our commitment is to remain borderless and interconnected, through a program that responds to our region, while at the same time, answers seamlessly to the challenges of global culture.
We aim to create a dialogue with our audience, expanding the domain of our practice through the production and exhibition of institution-quality work, complemented by innovative strategies for our audience to engage with contemporary art. We address these concerns through a comprehensive public programme, including exhibitions, but also encompassing lectures, film screenings, performances, publications and other projects.