Elham Puriyamehr is an Iranian-born curator and writer based in Tehran. She received her BA and MA at the Art University of Tehran, in the Handicrafts program. Now she is a PhD student in curatorial research at Alzahra University in Tehran. She continues to work in the field of arts, organizing exhibitions, performances, talks, and publications on a broad range of themes related to curating contemporary art and culture in social context. She’s worked with Mohsen Gallery for two years, where she formerly worked as a project manager and curator.
She teaches at many Universities in Iran and is part of the directorial board of Association of Iranian Sculptor (AIS). Elham has participated and organised programs for many conferences and lectures in Iran.
Now she is a founder of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Iran (ICPI) is a non-profit organisation which brings artists, curators, and art professionals together to develop a responsive curatorial practice that supports the pre-eminent from the contemporary and emerging fields of visual culture.