Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

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English Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art

The Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art is an educational charity and a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery based in London. Established in 2004, the foundation is housed in a converted warehouse over two floors in a building that was renovated to a design concept by the Italian architect, Claudio Silvestrin. The gallery comprises roughly 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) of exhibition space.

Parasol Unit was established by its director and curator, [Ziba Ardalan]. A graduate in the History of Art from Columbia University New York, Ardalan worked as Guest Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She guest curated the exhibition 'Winslow Homer and the New England Coast' at the Whitney's Stamford, Ct. Branch (1984). Ardalan became the first Director/Curator of New York City's Swiss Institute in 1987, before moving to Zurich, Switzerland, and then relocating to UK and founding Parasol Unit. She has curated numerous exhibitions and has also lectured and written about art. Prior to her career in art, Ardalan obtained a Ph.D. in physical chemistry.

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Italian Parasol Unit

Galleria di arte contemporanea che a un primo sguardo sembra chiusa ma basta premere il campanello per farsi aprire.

Address 14 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
Directions fermata metro: Angel. Accanto a Victoria Miro
Price Gratis
Hours Mar-Sab 10:00-18:00, Dom 12:00-17:00
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