Taymour Grahne


Taymour Grahne is a London-based, globally-operating art dealer and art advisor.

He heads Taymour Grahne Projects, a Project Space headquartered in the heart of London’s Notting Hill neighbourhood, which presents an innovative physical, online, and off-site exhibition program with a mission to showcase the most significant contemporary artists.

Taymour Grahne Projects exhibits some of today’s leading contemporary artists including: Francesca Mollett, Amy Lincoln, Richard Burton, Mikey Yates, Johnny Izatt-Lowry, Madelynn Green, Minyoung Kim, Evie O’Connor, Tidawhitney Lek, Asif Hoque, Sikelela Owen, Madeleine Bialke, Cara Nahaul, John Dilg, Aubrey Levinthal, Coady Brown, and Anika Roach, among others.

About Taymour Grahne

Taymour built a reputation for discovering and championing the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists of today, as well as building outstanding art collections of value, significance, and importance.

Taymour is a highly sought after art advisor known for his keen eye, expertise in the field of contemporary art, deep knowledge of the art market, and his strong network within the field. He is often credited with discovering artists early on in their careers. Taymour works closely with new and established international collectors to acquire works by emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists.

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.

Taymour is active on the primary and secondary markets, having placed major works by leading contemporary artists including works by: Louis Fratino, Salman Toor, Julie Curtiss, Lenz Geerk, Kyle Dunn, Dominique Fung, Trey Abdella, Dani Orchard, Aaron Gilbert, Emily Ludwig Shaffer, Joy Labinjo, Emily Mae Smith, GaHee Park, Maia Cruz Palileo, Jessie Homer French, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Katherine Bernhardt, Vojtech Kovarik, William Brickel, Somaya Critchlow, Kenny Rivero, Alexis Ralaivao, Cassi Namoda, Jenna Gribbon, Pat Phillips, Tunji Adeniyi – Jones, and Sharif Farrag, among many others.

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.

Taymour regularly curates exhibitions at galleries around the world, including at WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong and Half Gallery, NYC.

Prior to opening Taymour Grahne Projects, 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 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.