An Iranian Gallery Joins the Big Leagues as Art Basel Hong Kong Reveals Its 2018 Exhibitor List

See the list of participants and a breakdown of the newcomers.

A Sahrvin Shahrokh drawing from Dastan Gallery. Courtesy of Dastan Gallery.

Iran will be represented at an Art Basel fair for the first time ever next year. Among the 249 galleries participating in the sixth annual Art Basel in Hong Kong is the Tehran-based Dastan’s Basement. The gallery is one of 28 newcomers to the fair, which released its full exhibitor list today and runs from March 29 to March 31 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Dastan’s Basement was founded in 2012 with a program focused on young and emerging Iranian artists. The gallery expanded in 2014, launching a nearby project space dedicated to the work of Iranian masters.

Of the 27 other new additions to the fair, 14 are based or have exhibition spaces in Asia, including Gallery Baton from Seoul and Gallery Espace from New Dehli. (India will be particularly well represented next year, with nine participating galleries in total, up from four in 2016.) Other first-timers include 47 Canal, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, and Galerie Emanuel Layr.

Notable projects planned for next year’s event include a virtual reality installation by the Berlin-based artist Timur Si-Qin and work by the Indian artist Vivek Vilasini that consists of a collection of 31 rice paper sheets exposed to pollution in New Dehli.

Hong Kong, meanwhile, has become a magnet for mega-galleries—and not just during Art Basel. Pace Gallery is readying its second Hong Kong location, while Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner plan to launch major outposts in the city in 2018.

See the full list of participating galleries below.


10 Chancery Lane Gallery
303 Gallery
47 Canal
Miguel Abreu Gallery
Acquavella Galleries
Alisan Fine Arts
Sabrina Amrani
Antenna Space
Arario Gallery
Alfonso Artiaco
Aye Gallery
Balice Hertling
Beijing Commune
Bergamin & Gomide
Blindspot Gallery
Blum & Poe
Boers-Li Gallery
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Galerie Buchholz
Buchmann Galerie
Galerie Gisela Capitain
Cardi Gallery
carlier gebauer
Chambers Fine Art
Chemould Prescott Road
Yumiko Chiba Associates
Chi-Wen Gallery
Mehdi Chouakri
Sadie Coles HQ
Contemporary Fine Arts
Galleria Continua
Pilar Corrias
Alan Cristea Gallery
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Thomas Dane Gallery
Massimo De Carlo
de Sarthe Gallery
The Drawing Room
Galerie Eigen + Art
Eslite Gallery
Gallery Exit
Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel
Gajah Gallery
Galerie 1900-2000
gb agency
Gerhardsen Gerner
Gladstone Gallery
Galerie Gmurzynska
Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Richard Gray Gallery
Greene Naftali
Galerie Karsten Greve
Grotto Fine Art
Hakgojae Gallery
Hanart TZ Gallery
Hauser & Wirth

Herald St
Hive Center for Contemporary Art
Xavier Hufkens
Ingleby Gallery
Ink Studio
Taka Ishii Gallery
Annely Juda Fine Art
Kaikai Kiki Gallery
Kalfayan Galleries
Karma International
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Sean Kelly
Tina Keng Gallery
Kerlin Gallery
Kohn Gallery
König Galerie
David Kordansky Gallery
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Galerie Krinzinger
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery
Pearl Lam Galleries
Simon Lee Gallery
Leeahn Gallery
Lehmann Maupin
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Lévy Gorvy
Liang Gallery
Lisson Gallery
Long March Space
Luxembourg & Dayan
Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M.
Magician Space
Mai 36 Galerie
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Marlborough Fine Art
Galerie Hans Mayer
Fergus McCaffrey
Galerie Urs Meile
Mendes Wood DM
kamel mennour
Metro Pictures
Meyer Riegger
Francesca Minini
Victoria Miro
Mizuma Art Gallery
Stuart Shave/Modern Art
The Modern Institute
mother’s tankstation limited
Mujin-to Production
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
Nadi Gallery
Galerie Nagel Draxler
Taro Nasu
Nature Morte
galerie nichido
Anna Ning Fine Art
Galleria Franco Noero
Galerie Nathalie Obadia
One and J. Gallery
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma
Galerie Ora-Ora
Ota Fine Arts
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Pace Gallery
Pace Prints
Peres Projects
Petzel Gallery
Pi Artworks
PKM Gallery
Galeria Plan B
Platform China
Project Fulfill Art Space
Almine Rech Gallery
Galeria Nara Roesler
Tyler Rollins Fine Art
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Rossi & Rossi
Lia Rumma
SCAI The Bathhouse
Esther Schipper
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
ShanghART Gallery
Gallery Side 2
Sies + Höke

Soka Art
Sprüth Magers
Take Ninagawa
This Is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery
Timothy Taylor
team (gallery, inc.)
Galerie Daniel Templon
The Third Line
Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
Tornabuoni Art
Two Palms
Vadehra Art Gallery
Van de Weghe Fine Art
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Vitamin Creative Space
Waddington Custot
Michael Werner
White Cube
White Space Beijing
Barbara Wien
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
Leo Xu Projects
Yamamoto Gendai
Yavuz Gallery
Zeno X Gallery
David Zwirner


313 Art Project
Aicon Gallery
Asia Art Center
Gallery Baton
Beijing Art Now Gallery
Dastan’s Basement
Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery
Galerie du Monde
Gallery EM
Gallery Espace
Fine Arts Literature Art Center
Gow Langsford Gallery
Johyun Gallery
Maho Kubota Gallery
Leo Gallery
Mind Set Art Center
Mori Yu Gallery
Sakshi Gallery
Misa Shin Gallery
Standing Pine
Star Gallery
Tang Contemporary Art
Gallery Yang
Zilberman Gallery


A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
a.m. space
A⁺ Contemporary
Capsule Shanghai
Commonwealth and Council
Don Gallery
Ghebaly Gallery
High Art
Hannah Hoffman Gallery
Jhaveri Contemporary
Kadel Willborn
Galerie Emanuel Layr
Michael Lett
Josh Lilley
MadeIn Gallery
mor charpentier
Project Native Informant
ROH Projects
Various Small Fires

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