Parasol unit
Foundation / London

We have a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavor, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.

The Foundation

Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution and educational charity that operates purely for the public benefit.

Internationally recognized for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition program, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London’s public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Rana Begum, Michaël Borremans, Julian Charrière and Yang Fudong.

Exhibitions

Every year the foundation organizes three to four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by British and international contemporary artists working in various media, which are documented by an accompanying publication. The foundation also holds various artistic projects such as its Parasolstice – Winter Light series and Parasol Public installations.

Public + Community

The foundation also engages with the public and the neighboring community through a full program of educational events. In its genuine mission to serve the public, the foundation does not bear the founder’s name and its exhibitions do not derive from any particular private collections. Admission to all exhibitions at Parasol unit is free of charge.

Jannis Kounellis
Parasol unit
Foundation / London

We have a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavor, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.

The Foundation

Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator Dr. Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution and educational charity that operates purely for the public benefit.

Internationally recognized for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition program, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London’s public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as Rana Begum, Michaël Borremans, Julian Charrière and Yang Fudong.

Exhibitions

Every year the foundation organizes three to four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by British and international contemporary artists working in various media, which are documented by an accompanying publication. The foundation also holds various artistic projects such as its Parasolstice – Winter Light series and Parasol Public installations.

Public + Community

The foundation also engages with the public and the neighboring community through a full program of educational events. In its genuine mission to serve the public, the foundation does not bear the founder’s name and its exhibitions do not derive from any particular private collections. Admission to all exhibitions at Parasol unit is free of charge.

Robert Mangold

Julian Charrière

Martin-Puryear

Navid Nuur

Jimmie Durham

Canan Tolon

Lisa Milroy

Elger Esser
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