It has been a fantastic 2+ years since I started Art of the Mid East. It has been an honor and a privilege to promote the exciting talent being created by artists from across the Middle East and its diaspora. I have learned a lot about the Middle Eastern art world while blogging, having travelled to major art fairs, conducted artist studio visits, interviews, and research.
I have decided to take my love, passion, and appreciation for Middle Eastern art to the next level, by opening a gallery in the heart of New York City. Taymour Grahne Gallery, which will be opening in Fall 2013, will foster an internationally diverse program of contemporary art aiming to serve as a platform for significant and groundbreaking work from across the world. Working closely with curators and critics, the gallery is committed to cultivating emerging talent and supporting established artists. I am launching this gallery with a deep appreciation for and understanding of Middle Eastern art, and am keen on breaking down boundaries, and presenting Middle Eastern art alongside fantastic artists from outside the Middle East.
Some of the Middle Eastern artists that I am starting my roster with include: Hassan Hajjaj, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Nermine Hammam, Walid Siti, Camille Zakharia, Nicky Nodjoumi, Farah Ossouli and Mohammed Kazem.
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I will continue to blog, and Art of the Mid East will continue promoting Middle Eastern art to the world.