Sharareh Salehi

Sharareh Salehi is a Paris-based Iranian artist, Art Historian, Lecturer, Writer, and Researcher. Her works are currently on display at many museums and art centers around the world such as the British Museum, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tunisian Ministry of Culture, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, and the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation and the Paris Municipality.

Sharareh is credited with over 57 international Art exhibitions since 1997, 22 Solo exhibitions, 34 published articles on different fields of art and 5 renowned awards including at the 1997 Best Award of China International Art Expo.


  • Post-doctorate, Religious Sciences (Islamic Sufism), EPHE (École Pratique des Hautes Études), 2015-2019 
  • PhD, Oriental Studies (History of Art in Indo-Persian world), University of Strasbourg, 2011- 2015
  • Master, Oriental Studies and Arab world, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), 2010-2011
  • M.A. in Art Research, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University
  • B.A. in Graphic Design, Art University, Tehran
  • Arts Orientation course at Farabi University, Tehran 


pastedGraphic.png Curatorial Scholarship- IFA Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany, 2002
pastedGraphic.png Artist in resident at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2001


  • 22 Solo Show in Tehran, Tunis, Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Participated in 57 group exhibitions in Iran, China, Tunisia, France, Cyprus, Armenia, Venezuela, Syria, The Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, UAE, Germany and USA 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Elaheh Gallery, Tehran, August 2017
  • Shokouh Gallery, Tehran, Mai 2014
  • ECO Diplomatic Gallery, Tehran 2012
  • University Paris-Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi, National Theater Gallery, January 2009
  • Alliance Française Gallery, Abu Dhabi, November 2009
  • 4Walls Art Gallery, Dubai, November 2008
  • Qibab Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, March 2008
  • Aria Gallery, Tehran, March 2004
  • Aria Gallery, Tehran, May 2002
  • Cite International des Arts, Paris, July 2001
  • Sophonisbe Gallery, Carthage, Tunisia, April 2001
  • Tehran Gallery, October 1998
  • Amir Kabir Cultural Center Tehran, August 1996
  • Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, December 1995
  • Bahman Cultural Center, Tehran, February 1992


pastedGraphic.png Selected article for the Sixth Conference on Plastic Arts, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004

pastedGraphic.png Diploma of honor and certificate of merit, China International Art Expo, Beijing, 1997

pastedGraphic.png Selected article for the Second Conference on Plastic Arts, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993

pastedGraphic.png Selected published poster for Zurich International Press “Graphis”, 1991

pastedGraphic.png Diploma of honor for the best translation of the children’s book  “Beyond What We See”, Center for Cultural Development of Children & Young Adults, 1989


Works in Museums and collections

-British Museum, London 

-Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art 

-Paris Municipality (4th district ), France

-Tunisian Ministry of Culture, Tunis

-Visual Arts Foundation, Tehran 

-Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)

-Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation (ADMAF)

-Imam Ali Museum, Tehran

-Abadan Museum of Contemporary Art

-Tehran Municipality 

-Iranian Studies Foundation, Tehran

-Grand Islamic Encyclopedia Centre, Tehran

-Persian Heritage Foundation, Columbia University, USA

– Other private collections in Iran, UAE, Spain, Germany & United States