Taymour Grahne is a London-based gallerist and exhibition-maker with a reputation for discovering and launching the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists of today.
His long-standing support for artist career trajectories has seen him place 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; The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech; and X Museum, Beijing, among others.
He heads Taymour Grahne Projects, a London-based gallery which exhibits some of today’s leading contemporary artists including: Coady Brown, Eliot Greenwald, Cara Nahaul, Sikelela Owen, Mikey Yates, Nadia Ayari, Asif Hoque, James Bartolacci, Madelynn Green, Gabriella Sanchez, and Evie O’Connor, among others.
Prior to opening his gallery in London, Taymour ran a nomadic exhibition program, where he launched a series of pop-up solo shows by leading emerging artists including GaHee Park, Dominique Fung, Matthew F Fisher, and Nadia Ayari.
Between 2013 and 2017, Taymour founded and directed Taymour Grahne Gallery in New York, where he presented an ambitious and rigorous exhibition program. Here, he built a profile for exhibiting some of the most important contemporary artists of today, including Maia Cruz Palileo, John Dilg, Nadia Ayari, Hassan Hajjaj, Nicky Nodjoumi, Whitney Bedford, Zineb Sedira, Mohamed Melehi, and Radames Juni Figueroa, among others, often being the first to exhibit these artists in New York City.
Taymour has been featured extensively in the press and his exhibitions have garnered great reviews and features in leading publications, including: The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, The New Yorker, Artnet News, Artsy, Time Out, Vanity Fair, It’s Nice That, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, Forbes, CNN, Juxtapoz, Artnews, Purple Diary, The Brooklyn Rail, among others.