Tell us about the concept of your gallery?
SHOLEH ABGHARI Contemporary Art Gallery offers a unique space to support and promote both the established and emerging artists from the Middle East and around the world. The gallery seeks out the most innovative artwork through a careful selection process targeting pieces which are part of important collections, auctions and art fairs worldwide. Home to world famous artists such as Picasso and drawing from the rich cultural heritage of Andalusia, SHOLEH ABGHARI Art Gallery has established the first truly contemporary art gallery in Marbella.

Why did you choose to open a gallery in Marbella?
I have met my husband Tarek inMarbella and we started a family here. 8 months ago I gave birth to our first child and I thought Marbella is the best place to raise a family. Plus I think Marbella is changing and has a lot of potential to become an art destination.

How did you enter into the world of art?
I always loved ART! I have started to learn painting when I was 7 years old. I had tried different methods and different mediums with some of the famous artists in Iran. I bought my first painting when I was 18 years old. I always had a good relationship with the artists and I kept buying for myself and others as well. Later on I studied Art History in Hotel Drouot in Paris and I studied Art and Business, Gallery curating in Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

What exhibitions are coming up?
There will be many diverse exhibitions from artists of different nationalities in the coming weeks and months.

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