Taymour Grahne is an independent London-based art advisor with a focus on contemporary art.
Taymour works closely with both new and established international collectors to acquire works by emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists.
As an extension to his art advisory work, Taymour regularly curates exhibitions and projects at galleries, independent spaces, and alternative venues.
Between 2013 and 2017, Taymour founded and directed Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York, where he presented an ambitious, challenging, and rigorous exhibition program with an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists. Taymour placed artists' works into major museum collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The British Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), California; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; and The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, among others.
Taymour Grahne Gallery exhibited works by leading contemporary artists, including: Whitney Bedford, Hassan Hajjaj, Nicky Nodjoumi, Dani Orchard, Holly Coulis, Maia Cruz Palileo, Shirana Shahbazi, Yui Kugimiya, John Dilg, Corey Escoto, Nadia Ayari, Zineb Sedira, Radames Juni Figueroa, Ciaran Murphy, Rania Bellou, Matthew F Fisher, Raffi Kalenderian, Kamrooz Aram, Hannah Whitaker, Matthew Porter, Yamini Nayar, Zarina, Michelle Grabner, Doug Ashford, Lamia Joreige, and Faycal Baghriche, among others.
Taymour received an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art, and prior to that graduated from Boston University with a BA in International Relations. He has spoken about the art world at various panels and talks, including at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Kingston University, Regent's University, and at the Artsy Headquarters.
Taymour is on the Director’s Circle of the Whitechapel Gallery; a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA); one of The Independents at Independent Curators International (ICI); is a Chisenhale Gallery patron; a Tate Young Patron; a Programming and Exhibitions Supporter at Gasworks; friend of Bidoun; and is on the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council (YCC) Acquisition Committee.
Taymour is often featured in the press for his work in the art world, including in: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, The Financial Times, WhiteWall Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, Artsy, Purple Diary, Vogue Arabia, Harper's Bazaar Art, and Art Asia Pacific, among others.