Asieh Salimian is a passionate Iranian curator actively engaged in the contemporary art scenes of Berlin and Tehran. Her dedication lies in fostering positive change and meaningful dialogue within the art world, particularly between Europe and Iran. Despite the challenges posed by the art scene in Iran, including limited opportunities for showcasing contemporary works and a market-oriented approach, she remains steadfast in advocating for fresh and innovative perspectives through her curatorial practice.
The current situation in Iran reflects a growing awareness of history, social dynamics, political discourse, ecological concerns, civil rights, and gender equality, which have significantly influenced the trajectory of contemporary art over the past fifty years. As a contemporary art curator, Salimian has experienced the limitations and biases prevalent within the art landscape, especially affecting female artists. Undeterred, she is determined to challenge the status quo and actively promote feminist values through her curatorial endeavors.
Asieh Salimian firmly believes that art holds the power to act as a catalyst for social change. Her unwavering passion drives her to utilize her platform to amplify emerging voices and underrepresented narratives. With a focus on inclusivity and diversity, she dedicates herself to creating art spaces that nurture experimentation, critical discourse, and intersectional feminism. Her curatorial pursuits aim to shed light on the works of young Iranian artists and marginalized groups, providing them with the visibility and recognition they truly deserve.
Through engaging talks, workshops, classes, and thought-provoking art actions, Salimian seeks to facilitate intercultural dialogues, spark meaningful discussions on gender, sexuality, and identity, and champion feminist art practices that challenge traditional norms and expectations.